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Out to Space Year Four: The Explosions

April 2007March 2008

Halo
A partygoer at Sydney’s Mardi Gras Sleaze Ball dance party, September 2007

After some decent exposures in the year three, the blog exploded with number of works and some new directions. The milestones that contributed to it were not just in the blog but also in my personal life.

From the last’s year momentum, I was frustrated with the old content manage system. So I moved to WordPress. The first post rightly went to a photo gallery approach, which somehow reflected on my inner thoughts of a new beginning.

From then on it became the platform that I could write about other stuff such as food, politics, the Internet, and so on. But photography was still the main medium I blog the most. Continue reading Out to Space Year Four: The Explosions

Undone Sun

I will not be photographing Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this year. The works from the previous year will be exhibited as slideshows in until new ones roll in. And there will be an exclusive show that is not included in Mardi Gras event calendar in World Square. More details to come.

The hi-light of my Mardi Gras work would be the Harbour Party. Once I press the button and got this series of light and shadow on the dance floor, I knew that it would be a good slideshow. By the time I got my head around to put them together would be too late. So I held this work until now.


Undone Sun from ApostrophePong on Vimeo.

You can also check out the work from Mardi Gras Fair Day, 69 Blankets.

No Clean Feed

Anonymous Protesters

Australia is facing a major censorship threat from it own Federal Government when Senator Conroy proposes ISP-level Internet filtering to protect the children, as they say. However, no one knows how this scheme will effectively work or how it will accidentally block other websites. Even the Senator could not provide a clear answer himself. Although this is a fundamental issue in a developed country, like Australia, that we are taking for granted, media coverage to remind us of this problem is still very poor. In Sydney, as well as the other Australian capital cities, Internet-based communities are fighting for a basic rights to express themselves. We still need ripple effects to spread the words about this sneaky policy and stop the Government snatching away one of the most important rights in our society, communication.

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Thai Food Festival 2008

Thai Food Festival 2008

While Thailand is celebrating Loy Krathong Festival around November each year, Thai community in Sydney has an unrelated event, Thai Food Festival, in Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour. This year features Thai Prawn Showcase to promote the export.

One trick I learn is to stay around until the party is over. The stalls are willing to lower the food price rather than pack the food back even though there is not much left to scoop.

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