Thursday, March 13, 2008

eight years @ grande

tiny grande.

I found a friend who I lost a contact for the past eight years through Facebook and the friend is visiting Korea now. We went out for dinner, wine, conversation, and lots of catching up. I had a great time. After all the past eight years and so many changes in lives, we are still good friends and my heart felt so warm entire time through out the dinner. I've got a light hang over this morning but I'm sure that I will do dinner, wine, and conversation with a lost friend again even for a heavier hang over. So, my Thursday starts here.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

return to this world as a rose?

november rose.

I posted this picture and jared said "Return to this world as a rose? Ok."

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

missing aussie summer.

fond memory - byron bay

The air has got cooler, the day has got shorter. In three days, it will be September. I'm in a better mood these days although the client for the project that our team has been working on turned out to have a horrible taste on things and that makes our days at work miserable.

I made it to the gym three days in a row. I work out, read a book, sweat a lot, and take a shower... and I always feel great after that.

I've been missing Sean a lot lately. How do I miss the summer we spent in Australia.

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Friday, July 06, 2007

insa-dong, seoul



I'm planning on having my own photo collections of different parts of Seoul. This is the second one after the fist try with Samchung-dong.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

words are low resolution

words

Nate and I were talking on MSN the other day. Based on what he said during our conversation I came up with something simple that I might use for the t-biz I'm planning on running someday.

It basically is the idea that how hard it is to deliver complicated thoughts into words and how blurry the idea is when it's spoken.

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Friday, May 04, 2007

nothing lasts forever.

nothing lasts forever.

We went down to the river
Her and I, heart by heart
And parked the car and got naked
On the last day of that summer

Such a good thing never last
Such a good always brakes
Such a good thing never last
Such a good thing always brakes

We went skating last winter
Her hair had grown, and she was blonde
Said she found some kind of happiness
Said she found a decent man

Such a good thing never last
Such a good always brakes
Such a good thing never last
Such a good thing always brakes

Such a good thing never last
Such a good always brakes

River by Lasse Lindh

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Everything's fading away to nothingness... everything.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

lightbox test






I've been playing with Lightbox2 today. Of course, I had to get some help from a friend. If you ever want to try, you can find the tutorial here. Lightbox2 Tutorial. I'm sure that there're so many more lightbox tutorials out there and do not think this is the best one... but this is what I tried anyway.

Both IE and FIREFOX gave me a headache. For some reason, the images and the links don't align perfectly in FIREFOX. 4 px difference. The funny thing is that it works perfectly fine when I test on blogger. It annoys hell out of me... The link-align problem doesn't occur in IE... but... but this is so typical! I see another problem. The half transparent background that supposed to cover the entire screen doesn't do its job in IE. 40px short on the right... ugh...

Well, I struggled enough for today. I guess I should spend more time when I'm in the mood for problem solving. Apparently not tonight.

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Here's another link I got from my friend. Which Lightbox is right for you?

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

samchung-dong, seoul



The pictures were taken in Samchung-dong. Fun place with lots of art & design shops and galleries. Quite busy yet slow. It's funny I never knew such place existed in Seoul.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

my mission on earth

new year's eve

"...At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their personal legend. It's a force that appears to be negative, but actually shows you how to realize your personal legend. It prepares your spirit and your will, because there is one great truth on this planet:Whoever you are, or whatever that is that you do, when you really want something it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth... And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

from The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

scriptographer - object raster

harmony - blue

I've been playing with Scriptographer in Illustrator for the past a few days. I'm having quite a bit of fun with it.

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Monday, January 08, 2007

creative exercise

autumn trees

Thought that I should do some exercise. Nothing exciting but just a warm up for the marathon!

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Friday, December 29, 2006

tuesday people

out focused

I picked up a book at a book store during lunch hour yesterday. I started reading it since last night and went through almost half of it already. ‘Tueadays with Morrie’ by Mitch Albom - it’s the book I started reading a couple years ago but never got to finish reading and it’s the book I sent to Sean when he was away. I think I also sent him ‘Me Talk Pretty One Day’ by David Sedaris.

When I had a lot of time in my hands early of this year in Vancouver, I spent a lot of time at bookstores… mainly Chapters on Robson & Hornby and Book Warehouse in Yaletown. I liked Warehouse in Yaletown better because they always had nice Jazz music on and that always helped me taking enough time and finding good books to read. I picked up ‘The Five People You Meet in Heaven’ by Mitch Albom there. I’d never heard of the book before but had a feeling that I would enjoy reading. I enjoyed reading it and it helped me crying. Life and death… especially death, how many people at my age would think so much about it unless they lost someone very close to them. Everyday, every hour, every minute, and every second for the past year, I was never free from the thoughts of life in connection to death.

People tell me time heals the wound. Did I ever believe what they say? Did I ever want to believe? Now I realize it’s love I had for Sean that makes my heart ache. It’s the love, it’s the memory, it’s the connection, and it’s the yearning. I don’t know what comforting words ‘Tueadays with Morrie’ would give me as I went through only half of it… but I know it already talks about something that I’ve been thinking about a lot for a long time… but never really got around to put them into words. It feels like I met a friend who shares similiar view point on life.

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