Easter Monday

Through a flyer I came across after strolling around a christian bookstore, I discovered and signed up for an art jamming session on this Creative Monday.  I’ve been wanting to try out art jamming and learn to paint with acrylics for many years, but passed many opportunities due to timing and cost.  Today’s art jamming session […]

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6 Years Ago…

On this day 6 years ago I boarded a plane, left Canada and came back to HK.  For the sake of family reunion and unknown career opportunities, I stepped out of my comfort zone and into an unfamiliar land. 6 years has quickly flown by, what have I accomplished?  I’ve finished a MSc. degree studying […]

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Half Day @CUHK

Went back to my Alma Mater before noon to sit in on a public lecture by Xi Zinong on “Protecting the Nature through Images”.  The humble and admirable wildlife photographer have spent ~30 years treading through the most remote locations in China taking breathtaking pictures of nature.  I understood probably around 60% of the mandarin, […]

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Day 65

Rainy night.  Took a stroll around the previously occupied area in MK.  It was difficult to find a trace of the protest that was still there last Monday.  To be honest, I prefer the previous state where I can walk freely on Nathan Road and see people vibrantly utilizing the public space.  Now, you just […]

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Day 25 – A Day at School

Realized that it has been more than a month since the boycotting of classes began on 9.22… It took 87 tear gas bombs, unmeasurable amount of pepper spray, and numerous baton beating for the Government to finally face the political issue head on with a (fruitless) dialogue with the student leaders.  What’s next? There was […]

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Lunch with Old Friend

Met up with a primary school classmate who recently moved back to HK to further his architectural career.  Had a long and wonderful chat with him in wildly unrelated topics including environmental issues, government policies, architecture, design, painting, photography, career, family, friends,… I’m really thankful to have such a friend whom I can enjoy an […]

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Job Application

With a bit of spontaneity, I’ve sent out my first job application in HK today!  I wasn’t really looking for a job per se, but I came across a part-time research position that seemed like a perfect match for me.  The job nature seemed right (research, part-time), the field (architecture, sustainability) is something I’m really […]

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Visiting ArchSD

Had the privilege to visit the Architectural Services Department (ArchSD) this afternoon to sit in on a talk about “Sustainable Design for Community Projects”.  ArchSD had won numerous design awards on their projects, and I often imagined their offices to be clean, airy, and stylish like the typical architectural offices.  It was nothing like that, […]

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Aftermath Of Competition

Started working from home again since my mother was injured early July.  And for the last week or so I even moved in to sleep in my home studio to focus on completing the submission for the architecture design competition.  Worked restlessly – there wasn’t a night I slept before 3am, and I even pulled […]

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Site Study

Spent a casual afternoon at the HK Science and Technology Park to do a brief study of the site for the architectural design competition.  I really like the atmosphere there, it feels just like the huge campus I spent ~8 months in working as a junior researcher for what used to be Canada’s biggest technology […]

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