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My Week in Photos: 2016-06

For the week, 8 – 14 February 2016

One more week has passed. I haven’t been making any headway with the job hunt because it was the Chinese New Year on Monday and Tuesday. Most people have been away since last Friday and some are extending till the Wednesday. I’m just taking it as a sort of semi-excuse to enjoy some time off, and not think too much about the future. Unfortunately, the unhealthy byproduct is that I’m not thinking too much about anything either, and this is the second week that the mwip project has suffered.

I do feel pretty good that I’ve finally caught up with the publishing backlog though.

As always, the entire project is being archived here.

Notes from this series

  • This post is dated 14 February 2016, but was actually published on 17 February 2016.
  • Nothing really struck me this week. I’m really doing this out of duty, and it looks and feels painfully uninspiring.

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My Week in Photos: 2016-05

This has been the first week of unemployment. I’m still not motivated to take photos or leave the house unless I need to.

As always, the entire project is being archived here.

Notes from this series

  • For all the talk about not being inspired, there was an amazing sunset happening outside my apartment. It looked like a spiral of fire had descended upon us. I’m still not too sure how I’m supposed to take monochrome pictures of such visually stunning events, but I’d like to figure that out.

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My Week in Photos: 2016-04

This last week has been a rough one. I got retrenched on Thursday and although I saw something coming a week ago, you still have to learn to let go when it happens.

As usual, the entire project is being archived here.

Notes from this series

  • I tried to be aware of my surroundings when taking photographs, and the paths that I’m used to walking have taken a different hue in my mind’s eye.
  • My favourite photo from this series is the vertical shot of the air conditioning ducts with the steps leading up to the door. The 3pm sun casted some really nice shadows on the wall. I also enjoy how level the shot is.
  • While this post is dated 31 January 2016, it was actually posted on 17 February 2016. I’ve been dealing with a lot of unmotivation and can’t seem to jumpstart myself.

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New segment that speaks for itself. Might actually be easier than curating a weekly mixtape, even though I still want to do that. Inspired by KEXP’s Song of the Day podcast. It’s so easy to embed music these days and I figure the technology’s not going anywhere. Check back daily for new tunes.

Anyway, to kick things off, seapunk-inspired shouts and synths by Wifi Princess. Rumour has it that it’s actually a guy’s alter ego, but I don’t think it matters one bit.

Music of the Day: Reebok Love | 从天空公主合作 – Wifi Princess

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Business, Culture

I Worshipped ‘Seinfeld’ at a George Costanza-Themed Bar | MUNCHIES.

The concept revolving around George—in some ways, the very embodiment of lovable mediocrity—would be lost in anything too spectacular.

There’s a new bar in Fitzroy, Melbourne that sounds absolutely lovely in concept and offerings. I’m not much of a Seinfeld fan, but this sounds like exactly the kind of place I’d love to be in. Fuss-free drinks and food, with a loose-theme that doesn’t become some sort of capitalistic churn. It sounds laid-back, with just enough of an edge so that it stands out from the other bars that tend to have some sort of personal brand attached to it.

It’s a homage to a beloved TV show character where patrons can bond over what they love, or don’t. In their execution, the bar owners (The Barretts), have given us “George’s”, which can mean George Costanza or simply whatever meaning you want to attach to George’s.

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