I’ve been pondering the nature of spaces. How their design can make us feel the way we feel, and the subtle ways our environments can impact what we do and how we interact with each other and ourselves. Take where I’m at right now. A Starbucks in Calgary, Canada. It’s -20°C outside, cold wind and […]Read More A beautiful, honest mess
April 23, 2016, late afternoon. I’m sitting on a rooftop cafe savouring a bowl of red bean soup. It’s thick, sweet and more filling than I expected. The sun is setting and the wind is getting a bit cold. I’m writing about the day as I overlook pastel-coloured buildings of Gamcheon Culture Village, fishing ports and ocean. To the west, a rooster is […]Read More Impressions of Busan, Part 2 – Gamcheon Culture Village
February 11 was National Foundation Day in Japan. I had the day off work and wandered around the small streets of Nara again. It was one of those slow, carefree days where I walked around with gratitude and no expectations of the world. The sun was shining and everyone was out. Doesn’t get much better […]Read More Introducing Nara artist, Satoshi Tatsumi
Never mind that neither of us really liked (or “got”) modern art, but Asian as we are, it was our cultural obligation not to waste the coupons we had. T was scrunching her eyebrows at almost every piece, muttering in Japanese how none of it made sense. I, on the other hand, entertained myself by […]Read More Excuse me, do you work here?
During my nine-to-five days in industry, I remember frequenting the company bathroom several times a day. Sometimes to stretch, sometimes to take a walk, and sometimes because I actually needed to go. During these contemplative visits, I would think about serious issues like world peace, the eradication of polio from developing countries, how to obtain […]Read More Green flush