Sonntag, Februar 25, 2007
Dienstag, Februar 20, 2007
Sonntag, Februar 18, 2007
Mittwoch, Februar 14, 2007
Photo a week dated, now the snow is already wet, no sun too.. But everything has its good side - it's a perfect weather for making a snowman (and someone has already made a tiny on on the train station bench!)
Happy St. Valentine's (though I personally do not think much of this holiday) and happy upcoming Chinese New Year too (hope to have some break with that - only a break from translating business letters to start translating something else... a new technical manual - at least I won't be pressed for time and required to do both things at once!)
Donnerstag, Februar 08, 2007
Yesterday I already had to translate business letters from home... :(((
And fancy what happened today? I came to the office to find no laptop on my desk! Part of our present office is moving (including me) and evidently moving things during work-time is considered prior to all duties and obligations. Well, I had nothing to do, just gathered my papers, dictionaries and other things to be moved and went home. So I'm practically having an unplanned day-off! I never saw the new office and I plan to go there tomorrow to see what the new environment is like, I'm definitely having more work therefore less time than the two others who must have already equipped their places (during working hours!!!) leaving some poor corner for me. If it is so there's going to be a big scandal! I'm not going to leave it at that! We are moving in on Monday but the executive director has not given me any information as to the new working schedule (the new office means commuting), or my working place (do I have a desk and a chair at all I wonder, there must be something to put the laptop on I guess?). Should an executive director not take care of all people working under his guidance? But what would you expect of a vain 24-year-old boy? Should not all employees with a company be treated as equals after all? Evidently it's not the case here. Well, I stop here, I said more than enough!
The good thing is that the new office is to be in the center of a bigger city, with the British Council library (English fiction and non-fiction, magazines, films, documentaries audiobooks... ahh, cannot wait!), bookshops and my University nearby, so I could drop into my old school to see the people who treated me as a real colleague and who gave me good education which does not seem considered or respected or valued where I am now.
The weather keeps frosty. It was such a pity I haven't taken a camera with me today. I don't yet have any pictures of the morning sun, and today's was a fabulous light-golden sunrise.
Samstag, Februar 03, 2007
I finally decided to collect my Regency drawings of several years in one
post (some are from University notebooks and were done in very boring lectures!). I used film stills and photos for a couple, others are from my own imagination (definitely inspired by Jane Austen novels and films nevertheless)/. You'll probably recognize a couple of scenes from Jane Austen novels...
I did go to the "Magic Pencil" exhibition even though I did not parttake in the master class. What seemed most amazing to me is that quite a few of the artist were using computers and photography in their work. Some of them print out copies of their sketches to colour them! The collage techniques were really interesting. On the whole, the exhibition inspired me to create something of my own... but I have to create (if this word is applicable here at all) a translation of an instruction manual instead - by Monday! Maybe my second education should be connected with illustration, must think where I can develop the skills I have. These are a couple of works from the exhibition,
you can learn more here: http://magicpencil.britishcouncil.org/
Besides, we dropped into a second-hand bookshop afterwards, where I found two treasures: the 4th of Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and What Katy Did Next (just adore all these books about girls). However, both are not the 1st in the series, and that's something of a disadvantage, I read only the 1st of the Little House and none about Katy, these are such rarities here!