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Mee Ming Wong has been at 7 events

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Craft Beer Nation0For Episode 164 of our #FridayNightHangout  we are taking a break from a specific style and diving into one of our favorite Craft Breweries: @104060331429659495608  We'll be drinking and discussing some fantastic #craftbeer  from one of the top breweries in the country.  Expect to see some big favorites and hopefully some new ones.  And we're looking forward to discussing the impact Stone has had on the American Craft Beer scene from all aspects.  From their love of Hops to their impact on the updating of many State's outdated beer laws, Stone certainly is a big fish in the industry.  And a favorite of many of us here at Craft Beer Nation. What are your thoughts on *Stone Brewing*?  Let us know. Look to the comments on the event here to see what people are planning to drink on air! *To WATCH*: Respond "Yes" to the Event Invite and you will receive a notification when the Event goes live. That will bring you back to this event and there will be a link to the live feed here. *To JOIN the HOA*: Respond "Yes" to the event, make sure you are following  +Craft Beer Nation, and comment here that you want to participate. If we don't know you want to join, we can't add you to the circle of invitees. *To JOIN the AFTER-PARTY*: Respond "Yes" to the event, make sure you are following +Craft Beer Nation, and comment here that you want to join just the after-party. You will get an notification that the hangout is starting and a link to join us. Just watch and wait for us to go off the air before clicking the Join. You may still get a warning about joining a Hangout on Air, but rest assured that once we hit the button to stop broadcasting, it would take all of Hillary Clinton's emails to get it running again. We are Craft Beer Nation and you can find us at the following locations.  We'd love to hear from you. *Website* http://craftbeernation.org/blog/ *Twitter* https://twitter.com/CBNCommunity *Instagram* https://instagram.com/craftbeer_nation/ *YouTube* https://www.youtube.com/user/CraftBeerNation *Podcast Feedburner* http://feeds.feedburner.com/CraftBeerNation #CraftBeerNation   #CBN   #FNH   #HangoutsOnAir   #HOA   #FNHBeer   #StoneBrewing   #Hops   #CraftBeer  Celebrating Stone Beers - Friday Night Hangout (Ep. 164)2015-06-27 04:00:0013  
Azlin Bloor51,307*LET'S TALK RICE*   this one for those of you on the other side of GMT! Everything you wanted to know about rice & more as we explore all ways with rice!It's Reigning Rice Part 22014-01-18 22:00:0026  
Robert SKREINER1,220,827@110538600381916983600 ► *❶st Contest* Theme: *Natural Water Photos* includes all  Seascape-, Waterfall-, River-, Lake- Photos, etc. by @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *Contest Rules:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Photos must be your own photos and work!* ● Max *10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Please add @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952 to your circles,     as well as @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  ● Post a short own comment to your photo incl. location ● You can also give +1 to your own photo! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please share this ► *❶st Contest* Invitation in your stream! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● *Don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!*    There is also a Contest of the Page:   @118354348104191320538  ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos    in your stream! So you will get more +1 *The best 100 ►TOP Photos on Google+◄* will be shared also at the Page: @110538600381916983600 and in  our Community: *TOP Photos on G+* https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102730381095199131702 *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the *Winners* will be shared also in the stream of @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *All participating Photographers will be incuded in*   *public shared circles of *     @117000139571713536948  & @110806949181190360839  & @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952  *The final decision about the winners is made by an international and independent jury!* ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ @102506901448022034742  @114944941956349340056  @109655133541434616383 @107009098215521569646  @112840736235573716407 @115580685364349575355 @114507611997390703788    @102551956772228628364  @112271908611925541359  @102664053835780029639 @105782727431661976037   @104047237564402491584 @105124330145456519952  @101843523903788031573 @105798359393030559274  @117985549028905293535 @103374725189855996747  @112527225704468158520 by @102202857193383470434 +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS -▶❶st Contest◄ - Natural Water Photos2013-07-23 09:00:001997  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,098,371We'll finish our 366 project in several days! Are you happy about it? Or are you sad? Anyway, who not celebrate the fact that we're completing our missions! You can share two shots this time. *Please remember just two images!* 1) Your best or most favorite shot you took in the fourth quarter of 2012 (October- December). Add #Bestof4Q12Creative366  in the comment section after you post the image! 2) Your best or most favorite shot you took for the project this year. Add #BestofCreative366Project  in the comment section after you post the image! If you think those two tags are too complicated, forget them and just two of your images! But please add your comment in the comment section after you have posted them. *And if you are the one who failed to complete the mission and are thinking you are going to do it again next year, you can add your fav one you took for the project here!* One last thing: I have made this event "public." I might have missed inviting those who are participating this +Creative 366 Project, so if you know anyone who isn't here but is doing his/her project, please invite them! 366プロジェクトもあと数日で終わりです。うれしいですか。それとも、悲しい? どちらにしても、長かったミッションの終わりを皆で祝いましょう! 今回は写真を2枚シェアしてください。 *2枚だけです!* 1.10月~12月にプロジェクト用に撮った写真から、お気に入りの写真かベストの写真を1枚選んで投稿してください。 #Bestof4Q12Creative366  のタグを投稿後にコメント欄に入れてください。 2.プロジェクトのために撮った写真から、今年のベスト(もしくはお気に入り)! の写真を1枚選んで投稿して下さい。  #BestofCreative366Project  をタグとします。 タグが面倒なら、ただ2枚を選んで投稿してくださるだけで結構です。写真のコメント欄に、その写真の思い出などを書き添えていただけるとうれしいです。 そして、このプロジェクトに参加したのに途中で挫折した!来年こそは!という方も、ぜひこのイベントにご参加ください。挫折するまでに撮った写真をシェアしていただければ結構です。もちろん、来年への抱負も添えてくださいね!The Best of Your 3662012-12-30 16:00:0088  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,098,371Where are you and what are you doing on December 12, 2012 (tomorrow), and at 12:12:12 if possible (your lunchtime?). SLRs, compact cameras. phone camera, digital or anolog ... Any cameras are welcome! Let's record the day together! *Invite your friends :)* *Share this link with your friends outside Google+:* http://bit.ly/Shoot121212 明日は12/12/12。どこにいて、何をしていますか? この日に撮った写真をシェアしましょう! 12時12分12秒なら、なお素敵(ランチタイムでしょうか!) カメラは一眼、コンデジ、スマホ、何でもオーケーです。みんなでこの日を記録しましょう。 *お友だちもご招待ください!*Shoot 12/12/122012-12-12 04:00:00484  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,098,371The third quarter is going to be over soon! I'm happy to announce that the event page for the 366ers again. why not share your best or favorite shot you took in the third quarter of 2012 (July 1 - September 30). The date of the event has been set one week after the end of the quarter, so please select one (up to three images) and share it/them here! After you post your photo, please write why you have chosen the image in the comment box. If you have questions about this event page, feel free to leave comment here. One last thing: Please don't share your entire album here. Sometimes it happens when you press a wrong button. Be careful. もうすぐ「クリエイティブ366プロジェクト」も9カ月が過ぎようとしています。今回もやります。2012年第三四半期のベストショット、お気に入りのショットを1枚選んでシェアしてください(最高3枚まで)。シェアしたら、その写真の下のコメント欄に、何でその写真を選んだのか、理由などを書いていただけたらうれしいです。イベントの日時は9月を過ぎて1週間後の月曜日に設定してあります。 最後に、間違って366のアルバム全体をシェアしないでくださいね!Best of Creative 366 Project 3Q122012-10-07 17:00:0083  
Nikola Nikolski39,627These are often the photos that impress, show what you have on your HD... but post not more than three. Have fun and comment!Inelaborate Life in B&W2012-09-20 19:00:0056  

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2015-06-19 11:50:21 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Antonio Canova (1757 – 1822)
Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss, 1793
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The love story of Cupid and Psyche is a very popular theme in many paintings and sculpture. 

The beauty of Psyche was a cause of jealousy for Venus, the goddess of Beauty. Venus demands that Psyche journey to the underworld to convince Persephone, the goddess queen, to place some of her beauty in a box. Curiosity makes Psyche peek into the box causing her to fall into a deep, deathlike sleep.

Cupid, the son of Venus comes to Psyche’s rescue, this is the moment captured by Canova’s sculpture.

It is a timeless story of true love with a happy ending, the marriage of Cupid (love) and Psyche (soul). 

Most reshares: 6

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2015-06-29 12:56:37 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Summer Sunshine

Most plusones: 85

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2015-06-18 11:54:33 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Simplicity of White

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2015-07-06 11:34:06 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Olav H. Hauge (1908 – 1994)

Norwegian poet Olav Hauge is one of the most significant poets of the 20th century. His works have been translated into over 25 languages. A self-educated man, he led a solitary life, subsisting as a farmer on three acres of land in western Norway. From this remote place he shared with the world his contemplation. He was fluent in English, German and French and was himself a translator of poetry. At sixty, he met his wife, he married at seventy and lived happily until his death.

His reflective words captivates by what they imply and intimate. One of my favourite poems:

It's the Dream

It’s the dream we carry
that something wondrous will happen,
that it must happen—
that time will open
that hearts will open
that doors will open
that the mountain will open
that springs will gushforth... more »

Olav H. Hauge (1908 – 1994)

Norwegian poet Olav Hauge is one of the most significant poets of the 20th century. His works have been translated into over 25 languages. A self-educated man, he led a solitary life, subsisting as a farmer on three acres of land in western Norway. From this remote place he shared with the world his contemplation. He was fluent in English, German and French and was himself a translator of poetry. At sixty, he met his wife, he married at seventy and lived happily until his death.

His reflective words captivates by what they imply and intimate. One of my favourite poems:

It's the Dream

It’s the dream we carry
that something wondrous will happen,
that it must happen—
that time will open
that hearts will open
that doors will open
that the mountain will open
that springs will gush forth—
that the dream itself will open,
and one morning we’ll quietly drift
into a harbor we didn’t know was there.

~translated from Norwegian by Robert Hedin

Det er den draumen

Det er den draumen me ber på
at noko vedunderleg skal skje,
at det må skje —
at tidi skal opna seg
at hjarta skal opna seg
at dører skal opna seg
at berget skal opna seg
at kjeldor skal springa —
at draumen skal opna seg,
at me ei morgonstund skal glida
inn på ein våg me ikkje har visst um.

~ Olav H. Hauge___

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2015-07-05 11:08:00 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Spadina Avenue
Toronto

Spadina Avenue
Toronto___

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2015-07-04 11:53:37 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Weekend Face

Weekend Face___

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2015-07-04 11:51:52 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto

Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto___

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2015-07-03 13:11:12 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Chuck Close (1940 - )
Kent, 1970-7, 100 x 90 inches
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

American painter Chuck Close is world renowned for his large scale photorealistic portraits. His process is very unique, he doesn’t paint in an eye or a nose, he uses a grid to break down the face into squares and build the face by filling in the squares. Like the pixelated images of digital technology, Close’s technique is much the same, our eyes perceives small, distinct parts as a complete unit to produce the image. Nineteenth-century French painter, Georges Seurat (1859-1891) was one of the first to use this method of pointillism. Rather than mix colours, Seurat painted dots of varying colors and the eye optically blends them together.

For Kent, Close used the three-colour process of the photographic dye-transfer method. The final colour is achieved by layering transparentcolo... more »

Chuck Close (1940 - )
Kent, 1970-7, 100 x 90 inches
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

American painter Chuck Close is world renowned for his large scale photorealistic portraits. His process is very unique, he doesn’t paint in an eye or a nose, he uses a grid to break down the face into squares and build the face by filling in the squares. Like the pixelated images of digital technology, Close’s technique is much the same, our eyes perceives small, distinct parts as a complete unit to produce the image. Nineteenth-century French painter, Georges Seurat (1859-1891) was one of the first to use this method of pointillism. Rather than mix colours, Seurat painted dots of varying colors and the eye optically blends them together.

For Kent, Close used the three-colour process of the photographic dye-transfer method. The final colour is achieved by layering transparent colours of cyan, magenta, and yellow. Close literally painted the same image three times, each layer in a single colour. To help him with this process, Close wore cellophane filters over his glasses to see the image in one colour at a time. Needless to say, the painting took him three times as long to complete.___

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2015-07-03 13:04:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Kinetic Art
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Kinetic Art
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto___

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2015-07-02 11:31:53 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Nudibranchs

These delightful, beautiful little creatures are soft-bodied animals commonly called sea slugs and sometimes the nickname ‘Nudi’. There are over 3000 species and more being discovered. They spend the day eating and flexing their muscles to cover short distances. Nudis have few predators, their bright colours are singing Toxic and they can emit odours to keep enemies away.

Nudibranchs

These delightful, beautiful little creatures are soft-bodied animals commonly called sea slugs and sometimes the nickname ‘Nudi’. There are over 3000 species and more being discovered. They spend the day eating and flexing their muscles to cover short distances. Nudis have few predators, their bright colours are singing Toxic and they can emit odours to keep enemies away.___

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2015-07-01 13:27:55 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Henrique Oliveira

Henrique Oliveira is an award-winning artist from São Paulo, Brazil. He uses salvaged weathered plywood boards called Tapumes in Portuguese to construct large scale spatial forms that resembles a three-dimensional abstract painting. His work enlivens urban waste with an organic energy.

Here he speaks about his art and process:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ4t-RKBsvg

Henrique Oliveira

Henrique Oliveira is an award-winning artist from São Paulo, Brazil. He uses salvaged weathered plywood boards called Tapumes in Portuguese to construct large scale spatial forms that resembles a three-dimensional abstract painting. His work enlivens urban waste with an organic energy.

Here he speaks about his art and process:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ4t-RKBsvg___

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2015-06-30 12:32:28 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Camouflaged with Panache

Camouflaged with Panache___

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2015-06-30 01:31:40 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Abner Dean (1910 – 1982)

Abner Dean was an American satiric cartoonist and illustrator whose work depicted the existential nature of modern life. The cartoons are surrealistic visual poems that provoked questions. Many of his works were published in the 1940’s but they are as poignant as ever today.

Works from his book What am I Doing Here?: http://whatthingsdo.com/single-panel/what-am-i-doing-here/

Abner Dean (1910 – 1982)

Abner Dean was an American satiric cartoonist and illustrator whose work depicted the existential nature of modern life. The cartoons are surrealistic visual poems that provoked questions. Many of his works were published in the 1940’s but they are as poignant as ever today.

Works from his book What am I Doing Here?: http://whatthingsdo.com/single-panel/what-am-i-doing-here/___

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2015-06-29 12:56:37 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Summer Sunshine

Summer Sunshine___

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2015-06-29 12:54:18 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Fetching in the Rain

Fetching in the Rain___

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2015-06-28 14:08:48 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (1895 – 1983)

One of the most creative, captivating and original minds of his time, Buckminster Fuller was an American architect, designer, inventor, mathematician, systems theorist and author.

Best known for designing the geodesic dome he was one of the first environmentalists before green was a thing. He thought globally and coined the term Spaceship Earth. He saw the earth as a beautiful spaceship that took millions of years to develop with a finite amount of resources, using this idea to challenge and change our perceptions of the world. 

Buckminster Fuller was also a poet and a philosopher, he saw his place on earth very differently. He wrote in his book I am a Verb:

"I live on Earth at present, and I don't know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing—a noun. I seem to be averb... more »

Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (1895 – 1983)

One of the most creative, captivating and original minds of his time, Buckminster Fuller was an American architect, designer, inventor, mathematician, systems theorist and author.

Best known for designing the geodesic dome he was one of the first environmentalists before green was a thing. He thought globally and coined the term Spaceship Earth. He saw the earth as a beautiful spaceship that took millions of years to develop with a finite amount of resources, using this idea to challenge and change our perceptions of the world. 

Buckminster Fuller was also a poet and a philosopher, he saw his place on earth very differently. He wrote in his book I am a Verb:

"I live on Earth at present, and I don't know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing—a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process—an integral function of the universe."

Descriptions of Buckminster Fuller cross a wide range of disciplines, a visionary with insights into the metaphysical.

“All the biologicals are converting chaos to beautiful order. All biology is anti-entropic. Of all the disorder-to-order converters, the human mind is by far the most impressive. The human’s most powerful metaphysical drive is to understand, to order, to sort out, and rearrange in ever more orderly and understandably constructive ways. You find then that man’s true function is metaphysical.”___

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2015-06-27 14:57:47 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Summer Holidays

Summer Holidays___

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2015-06-26 11:53:26 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Bellwoods Brewery
Toronto

...front row seats to Beer magic.

Bellwoods Brewery
Toronto

...front row seats to Beer magic.___

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2015-06-26 11:51:44 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Bellwoods Brewery
Toronto

...on the job.

Bellwoods Brewery
Toronto

...on the job.___

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2015-06-26 11:49:26 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Bellwoods Brewery

A popular spot in Toronto, Bellwoods Brewery is a craft brew pub with a retail store. The beer magic happens at the back of the restaurant in the 20-foot high stainless steel fermenting tanks.

Bellwoods Brewery

A popular spot in Toronto, Bellwoods Brewery is a craft brew pub with a retail store. The beer magic happens at the back of the restaurant in the 20-foot high stainless steel fermenting tanks.___

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2015-06-25 12:05:30 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Floating Art

World-renowned artist Janet Echelman creates Aerial Sculptures that float and move with the elements. 

This fiber net sculpture in Boston is made from over 160 km of fiber, tied with more than half a million knots along with LED lights into an interconnected mesh. 

Her works are highly engineered with sculptural layers creating volumetric forms that can withstand 170 km/hour winds. This beautiful floating art drapes with gravity, flow and move with the wind and change colour with the light.

Floating Art

World-renowned artist Janet Echelman creates Aerial Sculptures that float and move with the elements. 

This fiber net sculpture in Boston is made from over 160 km of fiber, tied with more than half a million knots along with LED lights into an interconnected mesh. 

Her works are highly engineered with sculptural layers creating volumetric forms that can withstand 170 km/hour winds. This beautiful floating art drapes with gravity, flow and move with the wind and change colour with the light.___

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2015-06-25 11:48:08 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Shaded Yellow

Shaded Yellow___

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2015-06-24 12:00:03 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Bouquet

Bouquet___

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2015-06-24 11:56:31 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Morning Rush

Morning Rush___

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2015-06-23 11:59:25 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Puppy Love

Puppy Love___

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2015-06-23 11:56:28 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Curtain of Shade

Curtain of Shade___

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2015-06-22 11:45:37 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Orange Glow

Orange Glow___

2015-06-21 18:42:52 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Montréal

Montréal___

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2015-06-21 15:16:28 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Water Sculpture

The Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi 侘 寂, the characters mean ‘despondence’ and ‘solitude', are words of feelings that describe an Asian aesthetic sensibility. The beauty of things in its imperfect impermanence.

Japanese artist Shinichi Maruyama’s work exemplifies the qualities of 侘 寂. Photography is capturing moments in time, Maruyama captures moments at 1/10000 of a second.

Halting time at this significance, he captures the beauty of spontaneity and control, in perfect harmony.

Water Sculpture

The Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi 侘 寂, the characters mean ‘despondence’ and ‘solitude', are words of feelings that describe an Asian aesthetic sensibility. The beauty of things in its imperfect impermanence.

Japanese artist Shinichi Maruyama’s work exemplifies the qualities of 侘 寂. Photography is capturing moments in time, Maruyama captures moments at 1/10000 of a second.

Halting time at this significance, he captures the beauty of spontaneity and control, in perfect harmony.___

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2015-06-21 14:05:34 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Avenue des Champs-Élysées___

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2015-06-20 14:20:02 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Long Gulp

Long Gulp___

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2015-06-19 11:50:21 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Antonio Canova (1757 – 1822)
Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss, 1793
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The love story of Cupid and Psyche is a very popular theme in many paintings and sculpture. 

The beauty of Psyche was a cause of jealousy for Venus, the goddess of Beauty. Venus demands that Psyche journey to the underworld to convince Persephone, the goddess queen, to place some of her beauty in a box. Curiosity makes Psyche peek into the box causing her to fall into a deep, deathlike sleep.

Cupid, the son of Venus comes to Psyche’s rescue, this is the moment captured by Canova’s sculpture.

It is a timeless story of true love with a happy ending, the marriage of Cupid (love) and Psyche (soul). 

Antonio Canova (1757 – 1822)
Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss, 1793
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The love story of Cupid and Psyche is a very popular theme in many paintings and sculpture. 

The beauty of Psyche was a cause of jealousy for Venus, the goddess of Beauty. Venus demands that Psyche journey to the underworld to convince Persephone, the goddess queen, to place some of her beauty in a box. Curiosity makes Psyche peek into the box causing her to fall into a deep, deathlike sleep.

Cupid, the son of Venus comes to Psyche’s rescue, this is the moment captured by Canova’s sculpture.

It is a timeless story of true love with a happy ending, the marriage of Cupid (love) and Psyche (soul). ___

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2015-06-19 11:45:12 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Woodlot Restaurant and Bakery
Toronto

Hand-made food with a very cool wood burning oven.

Woodlot Restaurant and Bakery
Toronto

Hand-made food with a very cool wood burning oven.___

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2015-06-19 11:43:08 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Woodlot Restaurant and Bakery
Toronto

A lovely restaurant with a wood burning oven and fresh bread for sale, serving up delicious food in a setting with homestead chic appeal.

Woodlot Restaurant and Bakery
Toronto

A lovely restaurant with a wood burning oven and fresh bread for sale, serving up delicious food in a setting with homestead chic appeal.___

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2015-06-18 11:57:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Surface  Reconnaissance

Surface  Reconnaissance___

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2015-06-18 11:54:33 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Simplicity of White

Simplicity of White___

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2015-06-17 11:32:07 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
Self-Portrait, 1889
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Vincent van Gogh painted over forty-three self-portraits, paintings or drawings during his short life; over thirty during the last five years. These portraits are a record of his changing painting technique and a revealing insight into his psychological decline. His self-portraits were not to capture his likeness but a search and revelation of his identity.

This self-portrait was painted shortly after he left the St. Remy asylum in July 1889, one year before his death. The intensity of his eyes divulges Van Gogh's internal turmoil. His piercing eyes hold the viewer transfixed to the crisis within him. The rhythm of his brushstrokes pulsates with turbulent energy as it ripples outward from the eyes toward the ice-blue arabesque background.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
Self-Portrait, 1889
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Vincent van Gogh painted over forty-three self-portraits, paintings or drawings during his short life; over thirty during the last five years. These portraits are a record of his changing painting technique and a revealing insight into his psychological decline. His self-portraits were not to capture his likeness but a search and revelation of his identity.

This self-portrait was painted shortly after he left the St. Remy asylum in July 1889, one year before his death. The intensity of his eyes divulges Van Gogh's internal turmoil. His piercing eyes hold the viewer transfixed to the crisis within him. The rhythm of his brushstrokes pulsates with turbulent energy as it ripples outward from the eyes toward the ice-blue arabesque background.___

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2015-06-16 23:02:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Beautifully sad.

( thanx +Ludo Drone )

Beautifully sad.

( thanx +Ludo Drone )___

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2015-06-16 11:38:21 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917)
Petite danseuse de 14 ans [Small Dancer Aged 14]
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Edgar Degas was a French painter and sculptor, mostly identified with his painting and drawings of dancers. Regarded as one of the founding members of the impressionists, he preferred to be called a realist. 

Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen was first shown at the 1881 Impressionist Exhibition in Paris to mixed reviews. The diminutive figure, two-thirds life size was described by art critics as ‘repulsive’, ’vicious’, and ‘a threat to society’. Young dancers with the Paris Opera ballet were known as ‘opera rats’, they were mostly from the working class and popularly thought to be vulnerable to moral corruption from the rich French bourgeois society.

Using her to personify the troubling working-class, Degas depicted her withstrength and humanity... more »

Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917)
Petite danseuse de 14 ans [Small Dancer Aged 14]
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Edgar Degas was a French painter and sculptor, mostly identified with his painting and drawings of dancers. Regarded as one of the founding members of the impressionists, he preferred to be called a realist. 

Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen was first shown at the 1881 Impressionist Exhibition in Paris to mixed reviews. The diminutive figure, two-thirds life size was described by art critics as ‘repulsive’, ’vicious’, and ‘a threat to society’. Young dancers with the Paris Opera ballet were known as ‘opera rats’, they were mostly from the working class and popularly thought to be vulnerable to moral corruption from the rich French bourgeois society.

Using her to personify the troubling working-class, Degas depicted her with strength and humanity. Her shoulders are back, her head held high with a dignified bearing.___

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2015-06-16 02:21:11 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Plunge

Plunge___

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2015-06-16 01:57:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Icing on the Cake

Icing on the Cake___

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2015-06-16 01:54:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Dragon Pearl (Jin Deui 煎堆)

Every special occasion in a Chinese home is celebrated with special foods and Chinese New Year is the most important holiday of all. Very popular at Chinese New Year are fried sesame seed balls or Jin Deui  煎堆. These delicious chewy fried balls of dough are made with glutinous rice flour and filled with sweeten red bean paste. Of course, during this time of celebration, we go big with the Dragon Pearl.

Dragon Pearl (Jin Deui 煎堆)

Every special occasion in a Chinese home is celebrated with special foods and Chinese New Year is the most important holiday of all. Very popular at Chinese New Year are fried sesame seed balls or Jin Deui  煎堆. These delicious chewy fried balls of dough are made with glutinous rice flour and filled with sweeten red bean paste. Of course, during this time of celebration, we go big with the Dragon Pearl.___

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2015-06-16 01:53:51 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Culinary Ka-POW!!!

Slaving over a hot stove need not be without flair and swagger. The Chinese love their noodles, slurping is one way of showing appreciation, theatrics is the other way to celebrate. 

Tossing one long noodle (一根麵) is a favourite. Dating back to the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279), the long noodles, also called longevity noodles (長壽麵) are eaten on special occasions such as birthdays, weddings and New Year’s Day. It is believed that they bring happiness and good fortune.

Captured in the Gif is the elegant and agile motion of her hands as she effortlessly, propels the meters long noodle into the boiling water.

There are many culinary performances to show your prowess in the kitchen arena. My personal favourite is Pyro-Plating, some refer to it as Flambé. Please, if you are going to try this at home, safety first. 
Here is myequipment list: sa... more »

Culinary Ka-POW!!!

Slaving over a hot stove need not be without flair and swagger. The Chinese love their noodles, slurping is one way of showing appreciation, theatrics is the other way to celebrate. 

Tossing one long noodle (一根麵) is a favourite. Dating back to the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279), the long noodles, also called longevity noodles (長壽麵) are eaten on special occasions such as birthdays, weddings and New Year’s Day. It is believed that they bring happiness and good fortune.

Captured in the Gif is the elegant and agile motion of her hands as she effortlessly, propels the meters long noodle into the boiling water.

There are many culinary performances to show your prowess in the kitchen arena. My personal favourite is Pyro-Plating, some refer to it as Flambé. Please, if you are going to try this at home, safety first. 
Here is my equipment list: safety goggles, flame retardant black cocktail dress, long matches, any prepared food will do, alcohol, fire extinguisher near-by.

What are your culinary performance skills? Which are your favourites?

• Crack an egg with one hand
• Blow Torch Crème Brûlée
• Flip a pancake sans spatula
• Flip a pancake, pick it up on the backside
• One hand fry pan toss of veggies 
• Honing knives like nobody’s business
• Fillet, de-bone, butterfly like a surgeon
• Ninja Knife skills – chiffonade without giving up a piece of yourself
• Knife throwing – warnings for hands picking at your prepared food
• Toss pizza dough - champion of centripetal force 
• Truss poultry like you’ve been wearing corsets forever
• Pipe buttercream like a maestro

#foodieszingnzany   #nomadkitchencounter  ___

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2015-06-16 01:53:37 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

La Mian Love

When it comes to Asian noodles, there is a multitude but the most spectacular form of noodle making has to be the hand-pulled, la mian (手工拉麵) .

Noodles have a long history as a staple food in China. In 2005, scientists uncovered noodles, dating back 4,000 years, at an archaeological site, Lajia, in north-western China. 

Making hand-pulled noodles is a very traditional technique. Chefs that master the skill are held in high regard as culinary and performance artists.

Here is the secret recipe: wheat flour, salt and water.

Two of the proteins in wheat, glutenin and gliadin, when combined with water, will form crosslinks or bonds, resulting in the large composite protein molecule, gluten.
                  Glutenin + Gliaden + water = Gluten

Gluten is elastic (stretches, bounces) and plastic (malleable,holds shape). Kne... more »

La Mian Love

When it comes to Asian noodles, there is a multitude but the most spectacular form of noodle making has to be the hand-pulled, la mian (手工拉麵) .

Noodles have a long history as a staple food in China. In 2005, scientists uncovered noodles, dating back 4,000 years, at an archaeological site, Lajia, in north-western China. 

Making hand-pulled noodles is a very traditional technique. Chefs that master the skill are held in high regard as culinary and performance artists.

Here is the secret recipe: wheat flour, salt and water.

Two of the proteins in wheat, glutenin and gliadin, when combined with water, will form crosslinks or bonds, resulting in the large composite protein molecule, gluten.
                  Glutenin + Gliaden + water = Gluten

Gluten is elastic (stretches, bounces) and plastic (malleable, holds shape). Kneading stretches out the gluten and aligns the protein chains. Salt tightens the crosslinking and increases the elasticity.
Resting the dough will allow time to develop the gluten. It is the gluten that contributes to the noodles’ bite or chewiness.

At your next dinner party, pull out a rope of dough, put on some Quentin Tarantino movie music, The 5,6,7,8s - Woo Hoo…

To the dough: pull it, stretch it, swing it, smack it, fold it… repeat. This doubling process is an exponential experience, 12 pulls and folds will make 4096 thin noodles called Dragon’s Beard.

Be the noodle badass! Don’t forget the shades…go culinary cool !!!

The photos were taken at The Grand Lisboa, Macau, Noodle and Congee Corner.

#foodieszingnzany   #nomadkitchencounter  ___

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2015-06-16 01:52:59 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario___

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2015-06-15 11:39:25 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Morning Light

Morning Light___

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2015-06-15 11:36:51 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Monday Face

Monday Face___

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2015-06-15 04:24:04 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

James L. Christian (1927 – 2012)

Dr. Christian was an American philosophy professor. His book Philosophy: An Introduction to the Art of Wondering was first published in 1973 is now in its 11th edition. In the introduction, he writes about the wonderment of life:

To philosophize is to wonder about life— about right and wrong, love and loneliness, war and death. 

It is to wonder creatively about freedom, truth, beauty, time and a thousand other things. 

To philosophize is to explore life. It especially means breaking free to ask questions. 

It means resisting easy answers. 

To philosophize is to seek in oneself the courage to ask painful questions. 

But if, by chance, you have already asked all your questions and found all the answers— if you’re sure you know right from wrong, and whether God exists, and whatjustice mean... more »

James L. Christian (1927 – 2012)

Dr. Christian was an American philosophy professor. His book Philosophy: An Introduction to the Art of Wondering was first published in 1973 is now in its 11th edition. In the introduction, he writes about the wonderment of life:

To philosophize is to wonder about life— about right and wrong, love and loneliness, war and death. 

It is to wonder creatively about freedom, truth, beauty, time and a thousand other things. 

To philosophize is to explore life. It especially means breaking free to ask questions. 

It means resisting easy answers. 

To philosophize is to seek in oneself the courage to ask painful questions. 

But if, by chance, you have already asked all your questions and found all the answers— if you’re sure you know right from wrong, and whether God exists, and what justice means, and why we mortals fear and hate and pray— if indeed you have completed your wondering about freedom and love and loneliness and those thousand other things, then the following pages will waste your time.
 
Philosophy is for those who are willing to be disturbed with a creative disturbance. 

Philosophy is for those who still have the capacity for wonder.


Photograph of Milky Way by Derek Rowley___

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2015-06-13 08:03:53 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Kokeshi こけしDolls
Sendai, a city in northern Japan, is well known for the beautiful traditional arts and crafts inspired by the harsh northern weather. 

The wonder of creating is beautifully captured in this video of an artisan crafting Kokeshi dolls. The quiet elegance of working and creating with hands is poetic.

Traditional Kokeshi (伝統こけし) dolls date back to the Edo period (1600–1868). The unique shapes, patterns and features of the dolls reflect different regions.

Kokeshi こけしDolls
Sendai, a city in northern Japan, is well known for the beautiful traditional arts and crafts inspired by the harsh northern weather. 

The wonder of creating is beautifully captured in this video of an artisan crafting Kokeshi dolls. The quiet elegance of working and creating with hands is poetic.

Traditional Kokeshi (伝統こけし) dolls date back to the Edo period (1600–1868). The unique shapes, patterns and features of the dolls reflect different regions.___

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2015-06-12 11:39:14 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Toronto Island

Toronto Island___

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2015-06-12 11:37:39 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Toronto Island Airport

Toronto Island Airport___

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2015-06-12 11:36:02 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Amsterdam Brew House, Toronto

Amsterdam Brew House, Toronto___

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2015-06-11 11:27:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Chance Meeting

Chance Meeting___

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