woke up at 1.30pm, headed to ArtScience Museum for two of its exhibitions, HUMAN+ and the universe science and art. I would say HUMAN+ is more worth in the sense that targets a lot of future creativity and its upcoming global issues and possibly ethical issues. Feels like bioengineering industry is the main focus of the whole exhibitions, ranging from prosthetic to designing art through sounds waves to robots to manipulation of genes to bioengineer babies to cybernetic. I was equally fascinated and disgusted with one of section that were shown in there; The harlequin coat by Orlan’s. Literally bringing art and science together, multiculturalism and cell culturing. By using cells from different ethnic origins/species and artist’s cell to form a coat – a representation of cross breeding thus, multiculturalism. Neil Harrison (sonochromatic head) and Moon Ribas (seismic arm) case was one of the section that interest me as well, both of them are cyborgs that make use of machine to help them communicate via sensation and perception.
The universe and art exhibition was a little disappointing IMO, i thought it would be mind blowing but it wasn’t. As the title says, it brings space/cosmology and art together. I like the idea how they slowly they introduced us how art was influenced by it. From different religions teachings, such as it scriptures and artefacts then to scientists and astronomers then to exploring works by contemporary artist/photographers. The exhibitions was dimmed with low lights and no flash was allowed throughout the exhibtion. There was this one art in particular that i was drawn to it-an artist work (couldn’t remember its name) using wax. I was standing really close to the art piece and questioning how the artwork was done. At about 7pm we were done, and it was a coincidence that there was National Day rehearsal so we managed to catch fireworks at about 8pm. Took the cab to Miramar hotel for Japanese Buffet. then headed back to the hotel at about 9pm for a swim and quick gym. We stargazed at the rooftop garden until 1am, showered and crash at about 3am.
Met Alexis because I missed her so much. We went to eat in a Japanese restaurant. After that we were looking for places to chill but it was raining everywhere and we didn’t want to spend money in a cafe. So, us being weird (as usual), we headed to the supermarket and sat on plastic chairs that were on sale. We chit-chatted for about 30 minutes or longer. In the end, we decided we should watch a movie; Ghost in a Shell acted by Scarlett Johansson. The movie was so boring, I expected that but Alexis insisted that we should watch because she wanted to watch it. Everyone who knows me, knows that I dislike watching anime or any movie derived from anime cartoons. If i agree to watch, it shows how much I love that person or every activities seem to bore to death. And in this case, I must really love Alex. Haha.
I finally made up my mind to get it. It wasn’t an impulsive buy. I had been contemplating whether to get it for the past seven months and intensively doing my research on it for months as well. I thought I could just wait for a promotion (like a year end sale or the best offer) but it did not happened. I walked in and asked for it today. And really glad that I got it for 100$ lesser than the usual price due to Chinese New Year sale. Haha! I have yet to try it out but I have a good feeling about this. I wish this is also a beginning of something good.
Met up with Jean today and had Japanese sushi for lunch and supposed dinner after swim, but we were so dead tired after walking to the mall from the temple. We practically did not do much because the weather felt so horribly warm today. It was too hot to walk. We sat down and had ice cream yoghurt because I was craving for it. We walked around and tried to shop but my forehead was throbbing with pain. I honestly just like sitting down with her and talk about our lives. Not that our life is downright bad that we need to talk about it all the time. But having her to talk to really clears my head.
The first thing I did when I reached home was to take two tablets of panadol. I met up Garrett to skate. I taught him a little. He was pretty good at it but he was cautious. Then we had dinner and skated more before heading home. I felt that i am more opened with him now. also i like that he was skating and i was walking beside him ranting about my life.
Jean was really thoughtful. She texted and asked if I have any food for dinner because today did not go accordingly as planned. It is this kind of message that people sent that really matters.