Archive for January, 2005


Sunday, January 30th, 2005

I have started writing about techniques, and documenting the process of my bookmaking. With the sage ribbon book entry as the first post, I was pretty excited and happy about it.

Desktop Update

Friday, January 28th, 2005

Current desktop, using a picture I recently took in Greenpoint.

e.ku’s Photography

Friday, January 28th, 2005

After spending 3 weeks in Middle East and taking pictures, e.ku has finally put up the beautiful pictures he took there, as Three Weeks in the Middle East.

Music Update

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

After obsessing with Jason Mraz and Damien Rice (revoked again from the movie Closer), I decided that it’s time to move on! So I’ve got the following music to start with:

1. We Are the World (U.S.A. for Africa): that’s right. You got it. iTunes Music Store has re-released the classic from 1985 for its 20th Anniversary.
2. Warning Shots (Thievery Corporation): new single.
3. Push the Button (Chemical Brothers): new album just released.
4. Afterglow Live (Sarah McLachlan): all of a sudden, I’ve got really into her, whom I’ve never got into.

Snow Pictures

Monday, January 24th, 2005

Like most people, I took the opportunity to take pictures after the blizzard. I wandered around the neighborhood for about 4 hours, and of course, by the end of the day my feet were frozen. The weather was beautiful out, though. A few more pictures are posted on

The Aviator

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

On Friday night we saw The Aviator. I didn’t expect or know anything about it, except that it was a big hit at the Golden Globe which took place a week ago. But it was enjoyable. I’ve never really liked Leonardo DiCaprio, but he gives a much more mind-capturing and impressive performance than I would expect. I actually liked him in the movie. I think Scorsese actually did a good job. There were a lot of good performances in movie. I suppose, beside the biography component, it was really about acting in The Aviator.


Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

The first blizzard of the season had been going on for almost 24 hours here. I decided the stay home rather than being outside taking pictures. I suppose I can wait until the snow stops. The snow has been really coming down. There is definitely more than 2 feet of snow outside. Everything is all white, making everything seems so bright. The snow is going to stick around for a while simply because the weather is going to be around the 30s next week…. Oh, it just stopped as I am posting this entry.

Bye Scarf

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

I left my favorite heavyweight and long brown Banana Republic scarf at Fada in Williamsburg Friday night. I know that I left it on the back of the chair. I called them and the server we had (she was wonderful, by the way) said that she would call me back if she could find it. I stopped by the restaurant last night and she told me that she was going to look for it a little bit more and would call me back if she could find it. Oh well, nada. How would she not be able to find it? Someone must have taken it. It’s a shame because the food was really good at Fada but I am also going to have this bad feeling about the place that I might not go back there again.


Saturday, January 15th, 2005

I am considering to rent a small studio for working on my books. K. and I have been looking at spaces and we went to see a space at GMDC in the nighborhood today. I liked it and there seem to be nice people (mostly painters) around. I don’t really need a huge space, really. I could use a nice size bench to work on and an another one to scatter my paper and tools around. Having a dining table sitting in the bedroom is definitely not a good solution, but only good enough for the time being. Let’s see what happens.

Surprising Discovery

Thursday, January 13th, 2005

I rented Antonioni’s La Notte (1961) from Netflix a few days ago. While I was browsing through the special features, I saw my Antonioni’s archive being listed on it, as one of the two links listed in the Web Links section! was so surprised. I kept screaming “Nah-ah” in disbelief. I suppose there just weren’t many web sites devoted to Antonioni’s films on the web a few years ago (the DVD was published in 2001). In fact, it lists the old URL which doesn’t work anymore. I wish I could forward that old address to the current Michelangelo Antonioni Archive, unfortunately the server has retired. You can get La Notte‘s DVD from