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Graphic Design as Art – Part 1/6

July 22, 2010

Graphic Design as Art – Part 1/6

When I say ‘Graphic Design as Art’, I mean there is no ‘Client’ involved in the process of making, and there is ‘No Commercial Value’ in the work produced, and most importantly, there is no one I need to please apart from myself! This is the visual representation of  my written work completed in 2000. […]

Design vs Advertising

July 3, 2010

Design vs Advertising

A problem will not disappear if it is left unsolved. As human beings, we have a desire of making life easier by solving problems that are around us. Any design starts with a problem; the process of solving that problem is the process of design. Design is when two or more pieces of knowledge combine together to form a new whole, and that new whole should mean something in life, however it doesn't just finish there...

Is it time to upgrade my website?

November 17, 2009

Is it time to upgrade my website?

A website is more than just a holder of your company information and contact details. It is important to understand that a website is not a static entity, but a living thing, and should constantly grow and evolve. Your company doesn’t stay the same, it is constantly changing, improvements are being made, new product or services are being offered each day, so why your website should stays the same?

Who needs a website?

November 12, 2009

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 […]

Chinese Typo-graphy

October 29, 2009

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.

Chapter 5 – Believes and Career

October 25, 2009

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 […]

Chapter 4 – Tertiary Education

October 25, 2009

Chapter 4 – Tertiary Education

We became Buddhists one year after we came to New Zealand. Mom and Yiyi have always been very devoted and Yiyi especially finds the Buddhist chants fascinating. She has been exploring the possibilities of using Buddhist instruments and chants in her musical compositions and has successfully given concerts of her works. Mom and I were […]

Chapter 3 – Learning English

October 25, 2009

Chapter 3 – Learning English

After what seemed like the happiest time of my life, it was time to go back to school, only this time it was worse because I had little English. At first it was like a Panda trying to talk to a Kiwi bird, with question marks popping up comically. It was frustrating but nevertheless, an […]

Chapter 2 – Setting New Roots

October 24, 2009

Chapter 2 – Setting New Roots

We had five heavy suitcases with us and each of us carried a small handbag. I even carried my own tennis racket on my back. By the looks of our heavy loads of luggage it was quite obvious that we were going to stay for a long time, wherever our destination was. I was thirteen […]

Chapter 1 – The unknown

October 24, 2009

Chapter 1 – The unknown

Very soon our home was going to be somewhere down south, 9000 kilometres away from everything we knew. At 20 kilometres a day, it would take us nearly a year and half to walk that far. Even from the relative comfort of an aircraft, we faced a journey into the unknown, and were full of curiosity and excitement.