you're like an old friend to me. thanks for being an important part of my uni /year out life for 6 years. when you're gone after tmr, you will be missed.
thank you very much too my dear government, or whoever made the decision, for destroying this beautiful piece of colonial architecture that is still standing and functioning perfectly. well done, just well done, you sure know what you're doing.
* it better not be another bloody 'cultural center' too, it's just too ironic, not a funny joke.
architect = ARCH mechanical engineer =EM structural engineer = SE project manager = BOSS
ARCH : Sorry i am late, was finishing up on the drawings. ALL : *smile with impatient*
EM took out 2 pages of shitty drawings with a catalogue of AC units of different sizes and brands, sitting all relaxed and confident, although obviously he hasn't done much work on this project.
EM : yup, we've awarded the contracts to DLLM and PLGG, AC units and lift respectively. Mr. Architect you have to beware of the size of the unit when you doodle on your elevation. alright that's it for today i've work to do *giving BOSS an eye signal*, you guys dont need me here to pick the colour of the stones right ;). Oh, btw, beautiful design ;)
SE : *yawn*. we need to complete the podium by jan 2007. Mr. Architect, please finish your design asap, we'll do our best to....*yawn*, assist you.
ARCH : Ok so we'll give it a head start on the podium drawings. *takes out 100000 pages of detail drawings + coloured elevation + perspective + detail wall sections...etc*. So for this part, the water feature here looks as though there is a mini-waterfall on the sky garden level, and the featured wall, made of up this material *point at stone, encloses the space and give it a sense of entry to the garden. The coloure of the stones cohere with the materials on the facade of the towers so the whole building looks like it's sitting on a stone....... and.... (keeps going on about it for 30 min while the EM leave and others looking sleepy)
BOSS : i need more space, space to sell, space is money. money is important. buildings are money. no glass fibre for roof feature, make it concrete, cheap, no maintainance. more profits. less liability. understand? stones how much. (ARCH : $300 /sq m, indian granite) get china stone, cheap. understand?
ARCH : ok
BOSS : let's call it.
rc : .... (while picking up 50 pounds of presentation materials)
seeing/hearing people working as a bao group, with helpers, gf/bf, families, cousins, friends, slaves, their pet..etc, here i am working on my own at home, 10 fingers, 1 computer, and 4 eyes.
thx jezza for being my brain for the last month so i can just produce without processing through my dead brain.
thx kevin for cutting the blockings, together with his hands, and time spent discussing my thesis.
thx KK for remotely helping me to do lazer cut files on the other side of the world.
thx kobe for being here, and making this exploration less stressful.
thx AY and law for the late wow session everynite :), game is my daily bread keeping my alive.
without you i wouldnt be able to handle this myself. not sure if this is the smallest bao group this year, but i never go for quantity, only quality, even bao.
o and thx everyone else for their masses of work and their teamwork and their model base size of a double bed. otherwise i wont be half as happy doing this almost by myself. coz at the end of the day, there is no 'i' in team, but there is an 'i' in thesis. ;p
Link: PartIV: Lexicon of CAD. CAD Mónk·ey n. Arch. Slang Low paid, often highly educated (at least 1 postgraduate degree), operator of Computer Aided Design/Drafting software. Sometimes called a "pixel pusher" (cf. "paper pusher"). Often traces other people's designs without engaging brain. Inhabits the 2D world. Orig. "You pay peanuts, you get monkeys". (Coll.)
CAD Júnk·ie also Júnk·y n. Arch. Slang pl. -kies CAD
Monkey (see above) who has spent too much time pushing pixels.
Identified by bloodshot eyes and a blob of saliva on the chin, wears
eye spectacles (sometimes darkened) and wires attaching each ear to the
computer or other electronic device. Shows a less than normal interest
in personal hygiene or appearance. Often male and seen at desk during
lunch hour and late into the night receiving a pixel fix. Spare time
spent playing video games, surfing the interweb or otherwise "wired" up
to the virtual world.
CAD Flúnk·y n. Arch. Slang pl. -kies or -keys CAD
Monkey (see above) who never got around to learning CAD, therefore does
the colouring-in, either by hand or with Photoshop. Often progresses
through the company quicker then the CAD Monkey due to more of an
interest in reality and inability/disinterest in making software tools
CAD Fúnk·y adj. Arch. Slang pl. -kies or -keys Sexy,
seductive computer generated images intended to deceive their audience
into parting with money, offering a job or giving permission to build a
carbuncle on the face of a well loved friend. Often contains hot air
balloons, sharp shadows and deep blue skies or dreamy sunsets.
there are 3 disciplines in this world Philosophy Art Science
all these 3 are necessary for the benefits of mankind. Philosophy for our spiritual needs, art for our visual/sensual enjoyment, and science, to make us live longer and speed up things so we can do more in our temporary existance on earth. A golden triangle. If you see all 3, you start to have a clue to answer the big question - meaning of life. if you are just stuck on 1 or even 2, you are missing out, and will never be satistfied with the present no matter how much you've accomplished.
unfortunately most people i've encountered only understand 1(dont mean they are always expert in the field, just understand the importance of it), in fact most of them dont even care about what's going on, just indulge themselves in trash information they can easily recieve daily. (like myself, i am listening to i luv you boyz at the moment, and struggling on what to tell justyna tmr on the thesis progress)
awww, spare me from these trash data, TRASH TRASH TRASH.
it's getting old here, and it's getting cold, take good care of yourself. kthx bye wtfbbqpwned.
I have been always fascinated and sometimes disappointed by the city of Hong Kong. In my earlier years I had been going in and out of Hong Kong at least three times a year. I still remember every time returning to my home town, the shock I experienced stepping outside of the Kai Tak airport.
On the taxi, I looked outside of the window, and I found the place unrecognizable, just in the course of a few months. Maybe the sensation is exaggerated by the fact that the place I came back from, a suburban sprawl situated in zone 5 of London, the ever changing and never changing contrasting with each other.
Entering home, I feel completely out of scale looking at the 6”x 6” wooden tiles my flat used to be paved with, have I entered a miniature city? Going into the city centre, I walked from street markets to shopping arcades, one after another. The whole day is consumed and by the time I rethink ‘what have I accomplished today?’ another day has already begun.
In just about every studies of the locality of Hong Kong, there are discussions about its identity of ‘when east meet west’, it’s hyper density, and its hectic lifestyle, or culturally, its lack of local culture, or discussion about the movies of Wong Kar Wai, namely ChungKing express or 2046 and its implication on the disappearance of the city. I see these as the combined effort and the outcome of three phenomenons, and I will be using these phenomenons,Globalization, Systems in Systems, and Cyber-ism as the methodology in exploring the occasional paradoxical feeling towards the city of Hong Kong.