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Graduation

Graduation

And so I was due back in Sydney today for my graduation. It took me a while to decide if I should make the trip down. It was a toss between going to Sydney or making a trip to Xi-an (China) to help a non-profit start up a library.

I chose Xi-an instead. Because it was a chance in a lifetime to do something for someone else, and I was afraid that going to Sydney might make me miss it more. Or that the Sydney I remembered is not the Sydney I’m going back to.

But yes, I have graduated. A small personal achievement. 🙂

More on the Xi-an project later….

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Play Me, I’m Yours

Play Me, I’m Yours project, where street pianos are launched in various places along the cities, inviting everyone to play a tune or two. And even to decorate the pianos. 

 The Sydney leg was launched in January 2009.

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Oh, how I miss Sydney…

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Leaving Sydney

I thought I would be happy to leave Sydney. 

But I am not. 

 

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
cause I’m leaving on a jet plane
Dont know when I’ll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

(Leaving on a Jet Plane by Chantal Kreviazuk)

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Art Imitates Life

Lesson from from the Monet exhibition in Sydney: 

In appreciating the impressionists, one should not stand too close. All you see are blobs of paint.

Take a few steps back and see the moment it captures.  

Just like in life, sometimes, we need to have the benefit of distance to see things more clearly.

 

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Wisdom

Wisdom Exhibition in Sydney. Inspiring.  

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Unfortunately, these were the only photos I managed to take, as photography wasn’t allowed. But more quotes available here. 

And this, specially to a friend in Sudan, living her dreams. 

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