Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Art and statistics.

Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait depicts American culture today through the use of visual imagery and statistics.

Thursday, 16 August 2007

What's the world coming to?

Today's Oddspot:

A British company is offering to provide stab-proof school uniforms, lined with the same material used by soldiers. BladeRunner has added the Kevlar-lined uniforms to a range of clothing that includes knife-resistant hooded tops, T-shirts and gloves.

Why work?

Does anyone else have people at their work who rarely show up? There are a few people at my work who take sooo many sick days (at least one per week) .

Today I couldn't believe my ears though when one woman who is hardly ever at work, because she's always on sick leave, was bragging loudly about the fact that she now qualifies for long service leave and is going to take it soon! She kept saying at the top of her voice "I'm filling out my long service form" and "I'm going on long service leave". Though I don't think anyone will notice any difference between her being on long service leave or not?! ;)

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Three movies in one day.

On Sunday I saw three movies at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). It's the first time I've ever seen three movies in one day! And by the end of the day my brain felt like it was melting out of my ears and my eyes were popping out of my head. It's the same feeling I get from sitting all day in front of a computer (which is why I am no longer in a job where I need to sit in front of a computer all day). So I don't think I'll ever see more than two movies in one day again. Two is definitely my limit. Having said that I did enjoy all three movies though!

Firstly I saw "In the Company of Actors" which is an Australian documentary about the creation of theatre - from early rehearsals through to opening night in New York. It was interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes. The only problem with the film was that it left me wanting to actually go see the play!

Secondly I saw "Hana" which is a Japanese movie about a young man who is expected to avenge his father's death. I enjoyed this movie but it was very confusing. There were a few stories within the one movie and I found it hard to remember who was who and what they were doing!

Lastly I saw "The Armstrongs" which is a UK documentary about a couple who run a company but treat their staff appallingly. It was very funny! I can't believe that it's real?!

Thursday, 2 August 2007


Today my stolen mobile was returned. It's all scratched but it still works.

Anyway, the police said that they might have caught the guy who robbed us (while he was robbing someone else). Though they can't charge him with the robberies of our place cos they don't have enough evidence. I'm just hoping he goes to jail!

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

My cousin's wedding.

Last Sunday (29th July) I attended my cousin Andrew’s wedding. The ceremony and reception were intimate and incorporated some of Jenny’s Chinese traditions. It's the first wedding I've attended since Greg and I got married and it was great to experience a wedding with the knowledge of everything that goes on behind the scenes.

The happy coupleAnother happy couple