And so I continue my recap of China 2011 with Part Two in Suzhou and Wuxi!
Life, oh Life!
Another year over and a new one just begun, as the Christmas song goes. I think this year personally was a time of limbo, even though I hadn’t actually intended on it—it simply happened. I have been quite happily doing my own thing freelancing for a while, learning the scopes, stumbling along the way to [...]
So it’s been just over two weeks since I returned home from my trip to China (which explains my particular absence from the blog, not that that would be noticeable given my blogging track record…) and there is so much to share and reflect on.
I’ll be covering my trip over five posts:
Part 1: A Taste of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing (covered in this post)
Part 2: Breezing Through Suzhou and Wuxi
Part 3: Back in Shanghai
Part 4: Hilarity and High Times in Shanghai
Part 5: When West Marries East (or My Dude Cousin’s Big Fat Chinese -Western Wedding)
(Can you tell that I’m no copy writer?)
Recently (and by recently I mean over the last month) I’ve had tea, brunch and all manner of meals in several interesting places. I am now straying away from the regular cappucinos and other coffees, especially after that near fatal road accident I had several months ago at a roundabout on a main road after [...]
So, it’s been an eventful month for me, to say the least, and I’ve been slacking off in my blogging promises (yet still meeting the once a month quota, hah!). I headed up to Sydney late last month for the Australian Romance Readers Convention, a week later I graduated once more with Honours, and the [...]
It was my worst and toughest academic year yet, but equally just as rewarding (well, at least, I try to remind myself of the rewards, 43 cushions later). It was the year Australia voted in* its first female Prime Minister. It was the year a Queenslander hacker brought too much attention to himself by leaking [...]
So it occurred to me while cleaning the house today—and quite opportunely—that today marks the nine year anniversary of the first day I began blogging. Yes, I started young in 2001 at the dawn of the now enormous, endless sea of mundane and meaningful blogs. I called my first blog Life of a Mangaka, even [...]
So, it’s the end of June, and I’m halfway into my Honours project—SCARY THOUGHT. If you don’t know what my project is about, you might want to read this post though my objectives have altered slightly as time’s passed. Now is the perfect time to critically reflect on my progress throughout the first semester. We [...]
Last December I got accepted into Honours this year for Visual Communication, and I’ve decided to base my “thesis” per se on kitsch and collecting the mundane, which is the original title of my proposal. No doubt this will change with time. (I wanted to do a project purely on Batman, but that’s not exactly [...]
I wish everyone a happy lunar new year, a year of joy, good will and prosperity. As we usher in the Year of the Tiger, I hope this will remind us all to appreciate this endangered animal’s livelihood, and to continue to protect the few that prey the jungles of the world, so that there [...]
Time to sum up the year! I’m sorry I have hardly updated my blog this year, but hey, here is a new layout sporting this poor neglected creature. I think my lack of posts says something of how awfully busy I’ve been, especially given that this was the final year of my visual communication degree. [...]
What a day it was, eh? It’s a good sign when the logo’s not a poorly finished, pixelated graphic. Stefan Sagmeister opened up. Garson Yu finished. It was 6:30pm. I’ll get round to adding more juicy details later…