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From written word to art

November 13, 2009 | 3,431 views

From written word to art

Beginning of the written word Language and words are tools used by the human race to express feelings and ideas. Before language and words were invented, people originally could only express themselves via body language. But the human mind and emotions are extremely complex compared to the somewhat simple and limited forms of the body […]

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Who killed paper books?

November 13, 2009 | 1,618 views

Who killed paper books?

Computer technology has changed the way we play and work. The internet has brought the world closer to you than ever, wireless technology has freed us from fixed workstations. People can virtually connect with one another anywhere economically and effortlessly.

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Who needs a website?

November 12, 2009 | 3,025 views

Who needs a website?

Who needs a website? The computer is no longer a locally fixed machine; it is capable of reaching the world through the internet, searching for abundance of information in all different topics. Everyone can benefit from the net; it has becoming more and more indispensable part of modern life. The importance of the internet has […]

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The Chasm, New Zealand

November 9, 2009 | 5,976 views

The Chasm, New Zealand

The Chasm is a spot along the Cleddau River, where the watercourse carve its way through the narrow rock formation, making sculptures of nature. The negative ions from the mist felt truly replenishing, it was a symphony of sight and sound throughout the 15 min walk into the heart of the Chasm.

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Our World 05′

November 7, 2009 | 3,079 views

Our World 05′

2005 Our World Photo Exhibition – Revisited I thought it would be a good idea to revisit the 2005 photo exhibition, showcasing works submitted by 10 keen photo enthusiasts. About 4 years ago, James and I both had the idea of holding an event like this to bring together a group of young photographers and […]

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First Impression, Last

November 4, 2009 | 1,881 views

First Impression, Last

Hotmail or Gmail? Almost everyone has a ‘free’ email account these days, not only it is free, everyone can sign up and check their emails anywhere in the world. Great? Well, yes if for personal use, but no if you are a business owner… There are a lot of free email providers, two of the […]

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Pre-digital technology

November 3, 2009 | 2,192 views

Pre-digital technology

Beauty in 35mm film I snapped this shot back in 2000, in Mapua Nelson New Zealand. It is hard to believe that there was no digital camera at that time, everything was still film. At that time,  I even had my own darkroom, processing black and white photographs. [amazon-product align="right" bordercolor="#dddddd"]B002NEGTTW[/amazon-product] There are a few […]

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Mirror Lake South Island New Zealand

November 3, 2009 | 5,389 views

Mirror Lake South Island New Zealand

[amazon-product align="right" bordercolor="#dddddd"]1412008638[/amazon-product] Autumn, May 2009. Mirror Lake, also known as Lake Matheson is located at the South Island New Zealand. It sits on the 1.5 hour scenic route between Te Anau and Milford Sound. Before departing Te Anau, make sure you fill your car up, as there is no petrol station in Milford Sound. […]

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Inuit Type Theme

October 31, 2009 | 3,407 views

Inuit Type Theme

The kudesign website has a new look, this time with minimalistic style. This theme focuses on content, and not graphical decorations, as we believe content is the most important aspect in a website. Inuit Type, is a theme designed by Bizz Artic, a very clean theme with nice typography in the front end, and a very customizable template option in the CMS theme options.

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Chinese Typo-graphy

October 29, 2009 | 4,426 views

Chinese Typo-graphy

Chinese characters were originally drawings of objects (pictographs), but during the course of history they have been refined that they are now abstract and many of them are no longer recognizable as images. By putting the image quality back into a character, the character can then be read as an image again and can therefore also be understood by people with different language backgrounds. Universality thus re-established.

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Final Chapter – The wedding

October 25, 2009 | 1,672 views

Final Chapter – The wedding

In the old Chinese tradition, the role of the match-maker is extremely important. In a conservative society where women were supposed to stay at home always it was almost impossible for men to find women on their own. Therefore match-makers who could successfully bring two people together into marriage were always treated very well and highly respected. I taught Yiyi everything she knows about the online business; I set up an account with an internet service provider, showed Yiyi how to send and receive emails, downloaded ICQ from the web, and even designed a web page for her. I believe David has me to thank as their match-maker.

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Chapter 5 – Believes and Career

October 25, 2009 | 1,734 views

Chapter 5 – Believes and Career

Pansy Wong MP and her husband, Sammy Wong spotted Yiyi’s potential as a politician and convinced her that she should put her name forward as a candidate for last year’s Christchurch local body elections. Yiyi accepted the challenge, for she viewed the election being not only for herself but also for all of the Chinese […]

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