(Starving) Artist, seriously?

It was back in April when I attended my first ever Maker Faire in HK.  I took the opportunity to explore the late Zaha Hadid designed building, slowly strolling and ascending the floors before stumbling upon a workshop for DIY bookbinding.  One of the instructors gave out postcards she designed, and it just so happened […]

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A Week of Fiery News

The major local news headline this week was about an industrial building not far from my studio that caught fire.  Battling the fire was extremely difficult because the building was used as a mini storage facility that seemed to the firefighters like a maze cluttered with uncountable boxes of unknown personal objects.  The fire burned […]

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New Tools

Invested in some Dremel tools today – little by little I’m turning a part of the studio into my dream DIY space, feels a bit like going back to the enjoyable highschool DT/shop classes. I cannot be more thankful for this studio space, really need to devise a plan that’s sustainable economically, environmentally, and socially.

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Day 8 – “Heavens on Earth?”

3rd consecutive night visiting the peaceful rally in Admiralty, spent a little more time to stroll around and photograph what I see… The peaceful rally seemed to have transformed the Government Headquarter area into a little community – streets were occupied by peaceful and polite locals sharing vibrant talks and conversations instead of the usual […]

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KWCACers Reunion

A friend decided to move back to Toronto with his wife and son, it hastened our old Waterloo fellowship b/s to finally meet up.  The last time we met was more than a year ago.  It was good catching up with everyone and knowing that everyone is doing ok. One of the most asked question […]

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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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Studio Renovation V

Day 5 – Set up my art supplies, planted a row of plants (mainly succulents brought from home), and started cleaning up.  Hope to finish this little renovation project tomorrow. Before renovating my studio, I sat in on a public forum at my Alma Mater in the morning.  It was about climate change from HK’s […]

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Big Meals

Had a big all-day-breakfast for lunch at around 2pm, I was still not too hungry when I met my ex-colleagues for dinner at 7pm.  The portion for the dinner was even bigger than lunch, I managed to finish it, but my stomach was feeling unhealthily full throughout the night.  The conversations with the couple of […]

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<<Measuring Sustainability>>

Learned a bit about Sustainable Development Indicators (SDI) through this book.  Can sustainability actually be measured?!  If not, how else can I define a sustainable city?! Need to go full speed on my dissertation starting next week.  I’ve already declined most of my social activities till the end of March.  Looking at my progress, I’m […]

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