Friday, February 12, 2016

Concrete

kumu

Went to KUMU museum yesterday to see the bomb installation Supersymmetry by Ryoji Ikeda. 
Crazy inspiring stuff. A must see for everyone who finds pleasure in futuristic pieces and crazy light-sound combos.
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Käisin eile KUMUs, et lõpuks Ryoji Ikeda Supersümmeetria installatsiooni oma silmaga piiluda.
Meeletult lahe ja inspireeriv. Kindlalt must-see kõigile, kes naudivad futu mõjutusi kunstis ja pööraseid valguse-heli kombosid.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The First Day of February

snow
Having such a limited amount of time here makes me relish every second. Days are filled with so many activities, with seeing faces and places I've missed so much. 
For once in a blue moon, I have free time and the liberty to do whatever I like - it's a rare gift and I remind myself of that every day in order not to take this opportunity for granted. 
Ain't nobody got time to waste time.

The Last Day of January

tln
Each time I come back from another country...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

TLN

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Being back at home - always good times aye! 
Friends, familiar streets and a language I understand a 100%. This indeed is relaxing to the mind and a treat for the soul.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

So Many Details


 After a half as year in Beijing - now I've also been to the Central Business District! That's basically the area of Beijing with all the skyscrapers and the (in)famous CCTV tower, which the locals like to call "Big Box Pants" (cause the tower looks like a pair of pants, tho you can't really tell by the photo here).
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Peale umbes poolt aastat Pekingis suutsin end lõpuks Central Business District'isse vedada. See on Pekingi ärikeskus, mis eristub ülejäänud linnast suure arvu pilvelõhkujate poolest. Seal asub ka (kuri)kuulus CCTV torn,  mida kohalikud tunnevad nime järgi "Kantpüksid" (sest torn näeb välja, nagu paar pükse, kuigi sellelt pildilt pole seda eriti näha).

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Jingshan Park trekkin'

Jingshan Park
This one Tuesday in Hutongs and Jingshan park.
Jingshan Park

Going to theatre in China - "Chinese New Year" a.k.a. 过年 at NCPA


Tulin eelmisel nädalal spontaansele mõttele, et tahaks teatrisse minna. Täpselt sama spontaanselt viskasin pilgu peale, mida National Centre for the Performing Arts kavas head on ja nägin, et seal on Tšaikovski "Pähklipureja" hiinastatud versioon. 
Hm, huvitav. Ostsin samal päeval piletid.
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I had this random thought of going to the theatre. Just as randomly, I looked up of what's on at the National Centre for the Performing Arts and apparently, a chinafied version of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutrcracker" was about to be performed on the weekend.
Hm, intriguing. Copped the tickets the same day.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Video: Beijing & Shanghai snippets

Oh hello, what's this?
I had these tiny-short video bits from gigs and happenings around both cities and I simply did not have a heart to let them sit without any use. So there.
I never make NY resolutions, but let's work on making more videos a thing, hmm?
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Ooo, mis see on?
Mul kogunes pisike kuhi seosetuid videojuppe mõlemast linnast ning mul polnud südant lasta neil niisama seista. Nii et vot.
Ma ei tee pmst kunagi uusaasta lubadusi, aga sel aastal võiks filmimise kallal pisut rohkem töötada. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2015 leftovers and tidbits from 2016

Happy New year!
Head uut aastat!
新年快乐!

I hope you all had a wonderful New Years Eve and the first days of 2016 have been kind to you - both of these sure apply to me!
I actually discovered some old unpublished photos, so I'll just toss them in with some newer stuff and voila! We get the first post of the year!
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Loodan, et kõigil oli megavahva aastavahetus ja 2016 aasta esimesed päevad on olnud helded - mul on õnne olnud mõlema puhul!
Tegelikult avastasin, et mul on kogunenud paras ports avaldamata fotosid, nii et mõtlesin, et pressiks nad kõik koos vähe uuema kraamiga kokku ja voila! Selle aasta esimene postitus ongi sündinud!

 Went to Roberts' crib for group work - this lucky guy lived on the 16th floor and it was a clear smog-free day. Um, mountains in the background, not bad.
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Käisin Roberti juures grupitöö kallal pusimas - kutt elab 16dal korrusel ja parajasti oli sudu-vaba päev. Taustal paistavad mäed, pole paha.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Totally airpocalyptic Xmas

 Late Xmas greetings to ya, babes & dudes!
24th of December was a lovely day with sunshine and the pollution level was gradually getting lower and lower. So I went to Sanlitun to get some Xmas shopping done - apparently that was a bad idea. As I got out of the metro, I saw armed special police, so I pretty much freaked out a bit, but it took me like a few hours to actually read the news that the U.S. Embassy had advised foreigners to keep out of Sanlitun. Ooopsie.
When my eyes reached possible ISIS threats I basically flipped my cup of coffee and figured it's time to head out. So much for Christmas cheer then!
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Hilised jõulutervitused beibsidele ja duudsidele!
24. detsember oli mõnusalt päikseline ja madala õhusaastega, seega läksin Sanlituni jõulušopingule - mis ilmselgelt polnud just kõige parim mõte. Kohe, kui metroopeatusest väljusin, jäi silma relvastatud eripolitsei, nii et läksin kergelt närvi, et mis siin toimub. Aga no ilmselgelt jõudis paar tundi mööduda, enne kui lugesin U.S. saatkonna soovitust välismaalastele, et nood väldiks Sanlituni piirkonda. Ma ei osanud suurt midagi sellest arvata, aga kohe kui silmad jõudsid reani, kus oli kirjas "ISIS", oleksin äärepealt oma kohvi maha pillanud ja leidsin, et nüüd oleks aeg lahkuda. Nii palju siis jõulurahust! 

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