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School life: a new beginning!

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Sept 2013 This past week I got the first hand experience as a student after over 3 decades away from the academic world!  It is a brave new world!  While nothing less is expected, the challenge is not about the studying alone but everything else around it too:  the subway rides 1 hour each way (again, I have not taken the subway much for the past 20 yrs!!)  and quite often it would stall for one reason or another (signal problem, someone pulled the security alarm…).  Not that this is any “hardship” : others full time students commute from different adjacent towns about 1.30 hours away, the rides on the GO train then subway would average 2 hrs each way!!  Perhaps nothing comes easy in life and what comes easy, might not be appreciated or valued?!   As the weather will get colder soon and then the snowy days will be shortened… the distance will become more arduous but, these few years I am sure will be worth it.  Many frown upon an art degree but they might not know, it is just as tough and challenging as any degree and for most, might not yield the instant employment results! […]
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Europe and thieves

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Aug 25/2013 Ah!  what a blessing for a brilliantly sunny and warm weekend!  Summer almost concludes giving in to serious research and practicing arts.  The 2nd time watching the movie Jackson Pollock stokes my interest in this artist altho I have been more of a Lee Krasner ‘s fan. Some of her works are stunning!! especially large canvas I saw in NYC last summer.  Pollock show at the AGO in the recent year didn’t do much for me but somehow, something in this movie I saw for the 2nd time recently… I wish I cd view that collection again! Worth mentioning.. from my recent tour along the coast of Spain & Portugal:  why do cruise ships have art auctions?  it is so crass, unprofessional and so…insulting !  like flea markets selling high end perfumes or Harry Winston’s jewelries, just not right.  Worse, all of the “arts” look like mall art!!  such an affront.  Cruise ships shd just focus on organising the best cruise! Why are pick-pockets so rampant in Europe?  it happened in Madrid last year and now, Barcelona…petty thefts are everywhere but I saw the face of a thief!! what shocked me was how ordinary he was!  an average, […]
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Time flies…

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Aug 6/2013 Already the 5th of August!!  Is it my old age or the hectic pace I’m having that blurs the passage of time?  the only thing that seems to stretch the time is the canvas I’m working on (tentatively called “Winter Park”) which goes on forever without a finishing line .. 🙂  🙂   My excuse is that I’m busy but not much work related proof for this “busy” claim.  Just leisure…McMichael’s gallery along with AGO & ROM sent several invites on their happenings!  I did see Ai Wei Wei’s snake (AGO ceiling) and Zodiac sculptures (City Hall) and attended a few local important shows but mainly the pleasure was in the many lunches with friends the first two weeks of July, every single day almost! Well, I have to live it up as the student life will commence soon and if this is what “hectic” is about boy, I should investigate the dictionary to find a new word that surpasses “hectic” come September when my Univ courses start!  🙂 🙂  but I promise, Winter Park will be done & posted on the webpage soon!  Hooray!
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