During the days that I have classes, I spend my time in the studio for group discussion. Most lecture classes have ended. Sometimes after classes, we will go either to the bar or waterway side for a drink. I do not join them as often as Alex does. Moreover, I only have design studio classes on Monday and Thursday. My tutor couldn’t attend class yesterday and it is Labour’s day on this Thursday. So, I am having a week holiday.
Anyway, on some days, I still go to the university cafeteria for project discussion. But we spent most of our time chatting.
On the other days, I wake up in the noon and that is how most of my mornings are gone. I still can’t change my habit to sleep earlier – as usual, I go to bed one or two hours before the sun rises. Then, I spend most of my time sitting in front of the laptop. If the mood comes, I will walk down to the street to do groceries or cycle around the city. And I went for swimming this evening and was supposed to sit at the riverside to read a chapter of “The Fountainhead” after that. But today’s weather is not warm enough to keep me staying outdoor.
So, after writing, I realised that there are actually two things that make me happy. One is when I see KY falling in love with the girl who is staying 1700km away from him. He sounds so excited and happy whenever he gets to talk to her. Another is Yee Ming’s post about the surprise present that he received from his darling. I am glad that my “papa” is now in a lovely and sweet relationship. And I think this post of his received the highest comment numbers so far – correct me if I am wrong. I was surprised but happy at the same time to see the amount of people who responded with their blessing.
ps. This is supposed to be a short post. It is a post that I wanted to write for the sake of blogging something. =.=”
“She is so sweet…”
“She is so cute…”
“She is so lovely…”
“I really like this girl!!”
Whenever he gets her message or receives her call, he will be truly happy and excited. A simple word of concern can simply make his day. And most importantly is that the girl appears in his mind in every moment.
Some couples say that they are in a relationship but it doesn’t seem like they are having one. Some couples prefer not to say it out but they are together and truly care about each other.
KY and the girl are likely in the second situation. But he wishes that they could move on to a further level. He hopes for a chance to provide her more assurance, a sense of belonging and happiness.
I am not certain how things are going on now but I sincerely wish the best for both. I admire KY’s courage and openness to admit his care and love. He said that he is a man and there is nothing to hide.
Ps. KY is a friend whom I have known for almost 7 years. He has been a great friend and a “hou heng tai.” He is also a good listener and caring friend. And I am honoured to post a confession shout-out here.
On the second day in Amsterdam, we went to Keukenhof, near Lisse. It took us about 40 minutes train then 15 minutes bus from the center of Amsterdam. Before we arrived there, we were expecting to see tulip fields and windmill. More else, Khai Yong expected that there were shops selling the famous Holland cheese under the windmill. We felt excited seeing the field filled with blossoming tulips on our way. But Keukenhof is actually a flower garden. We had to pay for it. Since we were already there by the train and bus, it was ridiculous not to enter. So we bought our tickets and entered.
It wasn’t a bad experience after all. I thought Keukenhof was just like another flower garden. But Keukenhof is huge!!! It is the biggest flower garden in the world. We spent six to seven hours lingering around the garden and yet couldn’t finish every part of it. Each part in the garden is unique with own layout and theme. The map board is not easily seen, so we didn’t realise where we were. We gradually moved in from one to another, experiencing the different settings and views of each area.
The weather wasn’t fantastic. It was gloomy and dull. Photos taken didn’t appear to be bright, natural and vivid. Guess it will be a lot better in summer.
suffered big defeat -me!!
papa yeeming is an excellent chess player and had won a lot of awards in school.
but why is his lui lui’s skill so poor?
That also explains my frequent blog updates. But even if I have loads of studio work, I would still blog for my so-called studio break.
Six more weeks to produce the proposed master plan and the building design drawings for the final crit. And yet our airport design is still in the concept and diagrammatic stage. Great challenge!!
Well, someone proposed for a visit to the south of Belgium again on this weekend.
It was only 6 months old. I really didn’t mean to spoil it. 🙁 Anyway, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 is a good camera. Having no camera for almost 2 months really makes my life miserable (exaggerating statement).
And of course, I also took some photos of the scenery with my new Fujifilm F100fd. The weather was warm and nice. The colour tone and level of contrast and brightness of these photos are not edited. They are the original images from the camera. I only added the black borders.
(click the images for the enlarged)
crystal clear cloud reflection on the water surface
Could you see if the photos have rich colour detail? Natural gradient is seen in the images. Or is it my own biased perception?
Anyway, I still love it..
It’s Fujifilm F100fd…
` it combats the bleached out effect that often ruins flash photography
` it allows you to shoot confidently even in very bright, contrasty conditions
` it delivers detail in areas that normally get lost, such as cloud detail outdoors
` increased exposure latitude provided by the sensor means that it is more forgiving of incorrect exposure
I worked part time in camera shops during my college days. I have seen the image result of cameras which use Super CCD sensor and they delivered excellent image quality. Hope this new model turns out to be a good one too.
It is a 12 megapixel camera [resolution is not my main concern as I normally set it to 3 or 5 megapixel to save hard disk memory space].
Another wow of this camera is its wide angle lense [essential for landscape and buildings photos] and 5x 28mm-140mm optical zoom [to capture details of buildings]. Like any other digital cameras, it also has its Dual Image Stabilizer. And its sensitivity settings can be up to ISO 12800!!! [o.o I don’t need that -results too much noise]
More advantage of this camera is its SD and XD card compatibility. One reason that stops me from getting a Fujifilm camera in the past was because it used only XD card which is far more expensive. XD card is a type of memory storage card that can only be used for Fujifilm and Olympus.
I love my camera…
Will test the image quality and post them soon. The weather is getting nicer and warmer. I shall spend more time outdoor and capture more beautiful photos of Gent.
Had brunch [breads with salami and cheese, half boiled eggs and Alex’s special Neslo!!] with Alex, the eggs expert at his terrace this afternoon under the sun. I could feel the sun heat which I have missed in the past six months -second beauty of the day?