Journal

Entries in the Month : January, 2008

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Sunday, 27 January, 2008

Content It's sometimes hard to remain optimistic in the face of gloom, in whatever you face in life. It doesn't matter that logically speaking, you know that its more constructive than being pessimistic. But did you know that you can buy optimism? Now you do.

Reed Seifer has Optimism for sale. Long live consumerism.

Optimism

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Self Development.

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Saturday, 26 January, 2008

Content Although I've been working in the web industry for nearly a decade, its only within the last couple of years that I've really looked into web blogging technologies and set up my own blog sites. I've had a simple static website before, and typically, its my own site that is the last to be updated.

Sure, (even without a blog) as digital consultants, we can advise our clients on the world of blogs. But "doing" leads to knowledge. And "knowledge" is power, as they say.

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Saturday, 19 January, 2008

Content Sarah and Liz Liew, friends of mine who are professionally known as CHi2 (British Chinese "double violin assault specialists") recently premiered their new show MONKEY KING - A Modern Beijing Opera, in North London at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre.

The show celebrates the richness and colour of Beijing Opera whilst being re-interpreted for the modern day, creating a visually and musically exciting show, blending digital media and music.

CHi2 Monkey King 1

They asked me to photo document the event, the results of which would support their application to expand this one-off performance into a tour. I readily agreed, although I'm not a professional photographer (and I don't pretend to be!).

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East Asian Culture. Events.

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Saturday, 05 January, 2008

Content In 2004, I collaborated with talented sound designer, Hugo Verweij, from The Netherlands, on an animated art piece for the long standing and respected Born Magazine. Born is an online experimental venue marrying literary arts and interactive media. We never met, but stayed in touch with the odd email.

Book

Well, he's just launched a new project with Joachim Baan, called "Thank You Too" which begins with a booklet of 30 cards (which you can buy), each with a message printed on them. I contributed to these messages a few months ago, but I've no idea yet, whether any were chosen. Below are a few of these, but the last two are from the "Thank You Too" website:

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Thursday, 03 January, 2008

Content I once said to someone that living in London, you have really convenient access to alot of cool things going on, culturally and otherwise. As an international city known for its diversity, this can't be denied.

Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying London is perfect. I've often wondered whether its crap weather has kept its population indoors in the past, thereby spending more time on creating clever cultural distractions, science and technological advancements and financial figures, fine-tuning them for a profit. You know, those things that have pushed London as a "forward-thinking city, rich in history and accomplishments".