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Some Film Scans

November 1st, 2010 Permalink

So the developer does a good job of developing the shots, but the scans are another story. At least it is cheap and gives me something to post rather than waiting a year for when I make my way back to Canada for vacation. Maybe I’ll just have to break down and get a scanner. […]

So the developer does a good job of developing the shots, but the scans are another story. At least it is cheap and gives me something to post rather than waiting a year for when I make my way back to Canada for vacation. Maybe I’ll just have to break down and get a scanner. Too bad that idea steals money from my new lens fund…

Also a big shout out to Colin Corneau for making it to Beijing and hanging out and shooting a bunch of film with me for the better part of a week. Rad times, can’t wait for your next trip out.

Film Shots Coming

October 24th, 2010 Permalink

I just dropped four rolls of film of at my developer and the word is that they should be ready to pick up tomorrow night. I have a feeling that I won’t be making it down until Wednesday or so, that means you will have to wait… On another note, I found and shot some […]

I just dropped four rolls of film of at my developer and the word is that they should be ready to pick up tomorrow night. I have a feeling that I won’t be making it down until Wednesday or so, that means you will have to wait…

On another note, I found and shot some sports today. Ditan Park has croquet pitches and there were some people playing. It seems to be a modified version of the game, but not all that different from Canadian style.

I also wandered around the hutongs and got rained on. Fall is in full swing here and winter can’t be too far along. I’ve had to turn on my heater and occasionally wear gloves in the apartment.

Nanjing – My National Day trip

October 5th, 2010 Permalink

This week is National Day in China. That means that everyone in the country is on holidays for seven days. I used this time to meet up with my favorite person in China, nay, the world. Emily. I’ve known Emily since I moved to China the first time in 2008. We’ve kept in touch since […]

This week is National Day in China. That means that everyone in the country is on holidays for seven days. I used this time to meet up with my favorite person in China, nay, the world. Emily.

I’ve known Emily since I moved to China the first time in 2008. We’ve kept in touch since I moved away. This was a perfect time to catch up. To make it easier for both of us, we picked a half way point to go to. Nanjing was chosen as Emily’s roommate is from Nanjing so we could save on Hotel costs. Props to Wendy and her grandma for the hospitality.

We went everywhere in Nanjing. It was a tiring but amazing trip. It was rad to catch up with Emily. It makes me miss Hangzhou even more. We talked about me moving back and she told me to stick out my contract (sound advice) and move back after my year is up. So that is my plan. 10 more months.

My Apartment

September 22nd, 2010 Permalink

I thought I’d post a shot of my apartment and the view from my bedroom. I live in a complex with 11 buildings, a bunch of stores and restaurants, and killer views. I live on the 23rd floor. That’s the short of it. The second shot is the view from my bedroom window.

I thought I’d post a shot of my apartment and the view from my bedroom. I live in a complex with 11 buildings, a bunch of stores and restaurants, and killer views. I live on the 23rd floor. That’s the short of it.

The second shot is the view from my bedroom window.

Mid-Autumn Festival

September 22nd, 2010 Permalink

It’s been a while, I know. I am sorry. Just caught up with life in Beijing. The place is cool, but I sort of miss Linping and Hangzhou. The commute to go anywhere here is ridiculous. Also, I find it too modern. Almost not Chinese enough. Linping was pretty backwater, old school China and Beijing […]

It’s been a while, I know. I am sorry. Just caught up with life in Beijing. The place is cool, but I sort of miss Linping and Hangzhou. The commute to go anywhere here is ridiculous. Also, I find it too modern. Almost not Chinese enough. Linping was pretty backwater, old school China and Beijing is shiny and new (for the most part).

All settled…Mostly.

September 12th, 2010 Permalink

In China

August 13th, 2010 Permalink

So after 19.5 hours of airplanes and airports, I am in China. Beijing to be precise. I’ll keep this one short as I am tired and want to get a better picture that shows I AM in China, not an airport.

So after 19.5 hours of airplanes and airports, I am in China. Beijing to be precise. I’ll keep this one short as I am tired and want to get a better picture that shows I AM in China, not an airport.

Brightsand Lake

August 3rd, 2010 Permalink

Going to the lake is one thing that I miss when I travel. It also seems to be a very Saskatchewan thing to do. After driving back from Elfros, I stayed in the car again and made the 2.5 hour drive to surprise some friends at the lake. For Saskatchewan people, spending hours upon hours […]

Going to the lake is one thing that I miss when I travel. It also seems to be a very Saskatchewan thing to do.

After driving back from Elfros, I stayed in the car again and made the 2.5 hour drive to surprise some friends at the lake. For Saskatchewan people, spending hours upon hours in a car to get away from the city is no big deal. Everything is far away. Taking a weekend road trip is a rite of passage here. One that I’ve made thousands of times over.