i do face this dialog often.
someone: why do you choose civil engineering?
me: well, first, i wanted to be an architecture.
someone: aren't you supposed to enter design class??
someone: are you a designer?
me: absolutely not.
someone: really? what then?
me: i am an engineer, civil engineer.
its makes me happy (somehow) that they ask.ehehe
since my parent didn't let to enter the design class, i do choose this way and let my self to be part of it :)
well, even so, i do still could being a designer.
i hope some day i will have my own boutique like my unc. Amin :)