Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Seoul Palace Observe



We are being observed
Reputation increased through each directed gaze
To be honest
To be treated favourably

Protect your identifiable self
Do not display selfishness
Do not display impulsivity
Be known for your co-operative behaviour


Palace Costume

The opportunity to be more of yourself
To think, behave and dress differently 
Play the role to the situation

Put on a costume 
Switch roles
Be in the situation











Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Seoul Art Glitter



Seoul Contemporary Art

Mirroring society
Rethinking the ordinary
Giving representation to change

Whilst re-constructing meaning
Having curious dialogue 
Inquiring and learning


Endless brainstorms
Perfectionism
Procrastination
Meaningless distraction

Stop listening to the traffic
Show up
Be present
Make decisions
And commit











Friday, July 26, 2019

Seoul Jongno-gu




When you meet do you wonder what everyone else is thinking?
At what moment do you decide to engage and actively participate?

Gaining
Complaining
Making
Fulfilling

It’s about being part of them
Searching for strong relationships
Bonding together


Seoul Jongno Lane

Avoiding and repositioning
Placing yourself as the endpoint
Narrow the path to lessen collisions
The theory, principles and data of inclusion
There is no need to go faster
There is no need to get there sooner
The fault of dis-regarding the environment









Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Hong Kong Scraper




Hong Kong Scraper

They fell from the heavens
As we reach up to the heavens
Establishing this sense of vertigo
From an accumulation of past, present and future decisions

Whereby
Establishing the primacy for creators
Establishing the cold and impersonal social divisions
Establishing the paranoia, the social problems and the consumption needs

To never
Realize control of identity




Hong Kong Futures

Plant covered car-free
Interconnected rather than a grid

Pedestrian as priority
Electro cycles, velomotors, Segways
Kill the car

Create unique new urban experiences
Post modern


When did we board?
Why do we approach with apprehension?

The melancholy of many
Sensing the millions who have traversed
Back and forward
To and fro

Grateful to be part of
This social contract
Passing of time
What has been done
Following the passage of others

Acceptance
The marks on my face after sleeping
Have I the patience to return?













Monday, July 22, 2019

Gold Room Hong Kong


Our worth in gold
Our symbolic worth
Our realisation
Our capacity to reflect

Our need for a showcase
Our need for surprise
Our need to embellish
Our guild to build faith


I want to be successful, 
I want to achieve
I want to triumph

Gather in my wealth and prestige
Feel my power as that of the sun

My higher ideals
My enlightenment

Loath my luxury and material wealth
Despise my expensive habits and exclusive mannerisms

Inspired by Murakami








Friday, July 19, 2019

Ba Na Hills Fingers Vietnam




Fingers of Da Nang

Fingers of God
Buddha's Rays
Jacob's Ladder

There is a science
An optical illusion
The meanings appear to diverge
Which lord speaks with you
Their mandate from heaven
In the reflective shadows
Secured in a higher realm



In Protection
Doing what we are told
Just do your best
Sleep, breath & eat-in readiness for work
For your personal conversion
To the services you employ
In their protection
In illness
Over the decades
At what age do you stop smiling?


This hand protects
This hand holds a special place of honour
Sheep to the right and goats to the left
A helping hand
This hand is at work








Monday, July 15, 2019

Hue Imperial Palace



A throne for a unified Vietnam
A walled citadel
A ringing moat
Faced towards the Huong River (Perfume River)
Courtyards, gardens, pavilions and palaces
The seat of power
Until the French invaded

A most lucrative colonial possession
Mission civilisatrice
Profit and economic exploitation













Sunday, July 14, 2019

Hoi An to My Son



The kings of Champa
A place for worship and sacrifice
Without windows
A place for darkness
Great and powerful
Fanciful mysterious beauty













Saturday, July 13, 2019

U Turn Hoi An




45 million+ motorbikes
To the regulated everything is unpredictable
The survival need is to be predictable
In every move you make
Anticipating the traffic is the task
Become part of the flow
No sudden movements










Friday, July 12, 2019

Hoi An River Edge




16th century heritage
A peaceful meeting place
Exceptionally well-preserved
Bus, taxi, plane
Throngs of tourists descend
Common sense rules











Thursday, July 11, 2019

Marble Mountains Vietnam



The river is wide
The sea is big
Sharp mountains touch the sky
They stop the clouds
Inside there is a sanctuary
Where beauty is carved