bunnyfish adventures

busy bee
May 21, 2009, 2:22 pm
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Things have been busy over the past month. These are things that should be elaborated on, but will remain as a list with links for now.

  • I joined a rowing student association, Proteus-Eretes.
  • My parents came to visit!
  • I went to Milan with Iñigo, Robin, Yoshi, and Tal to see the Salone del Mobile and other galleries.
  • I went promptly to Boston where I saw many people and yet not everyone.
  • I participated in a 10-day workshop with the architecture faculty on designing a multisensory user experience
  • Next weekend, I’m headed to Dublin to meet up with Brian, Sumesh, and Jenn.

i miss you
April 6, 2009, 3:34 pm
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I’m working on my multisensory presentation, listening to Freezepop, reminiscing about the Steer Roast at which they played, and then I come across this: Tosci’s Blog

And that put me over the edge.

I just got my ticket back to Boston for a week. I’m actually looking forward to it. Those who know me may know that excitement is a rare occurrence.

I will be missing the notorious Queen’s Day for it, though. And I already had tickets for a Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert.

Coincidentally, I think it will be Steer Roast, and I really didn’t expect to come back so soon as a crusted alumna. Despite all the excess of stress, depression, social blunders, worry, and feelings of incompetency, there’s a lot I miss and could get emotional over once I get there.

And the food, oh the food…

i miss you
February 24, 2009, 12:54 am
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My faculty has a weekly drink night on Wednesdays. This past Wednesday, they played a remix of “Sweet Caroline” that only I out of my friends knew of because of the whole Fenway tradition. It was a small reminder of pseudo-home, but messed up a bit with the techno. In that way, it feels more Dutch. Here’s a link to what it sounded like, I thought it was a different remix but I can’t find it readily on youtube.

vertical-movement only gesture exercise

Also last Wednesday, I started a figure drawing class at the Cultural Center in hopes that if I get into the class next quarter, I won’t be starting cold.  At the end of the class we were supposed to show something we liked, and unfortunately mine was from the first half of the class when we had to do gesture drawings.

The one on the right is a challenge from the teacher to just use vertical movements.  When I was making it it didn’t feel like anything, but stepping back it surprised me.

And today we had a remote lecture from a Delft student who is currently at the Media Lab for an exchange, I think.  The lecture was pretty bad just because of the logistics of having someone video conference with us (he ended up just using skype audio), so it just gave me time fool around more with a drawing I made earlier during class.

And to top it off, my next lesson in Dutch is about asking for directions to Beaverstraat, or in English: Beaver Street.  Sigh.