I went to the international premiere of the Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and the Beast at the Toronto International Film Festival! This one was probably my favourite so far out of all his films, though I really enjoy Summer Wars as well.
He mentioned that between his last film, Wolf Children, and this one, his wife and his wish for a child came true, and that was one of the reasons that The Boy and Beast was made. While Wolf Children concentrated on the bond between mother and children, this one was very much fathers and sons. The film has a lot of heart, heavy in some places, but light throughout.
I also recently went to the Art Gallery of Hamilton, but I didn’t have a lot of time to see the art, as we were there for a wedding. We stopped for foot-long hot dogs and didn’t have enough time to explore the gallery before it closed. XD
A CTRL-A kind of wedding~ The centrepieces and place cards were made by Maplerose.
Monster Hunter Club (モンハン部) creed, as translated by gaijinhunter. Just wanted to make it into a poster.
I went to a “Introduction to User Experience” workshop run by the lead designer at Wattpad(!), and tried out empathy mapping for the first time. He mentioned that designers at Wattpad often have to “wear many hats”…and I felt a bit relieved, hearing that from a more experienced designer.
Hanging in there, barely.
“Toss to me!~” o(〃＾▽＾〃)o
Had the show opening for “Blank Slate,” which contains the works of the graduating fine arts class. The show runs until April 5, with viewing hours listed on the UWAG site.
I did not get any photos because the gallery was really crowded, and unlike my studio mates, I failed to get a photo of myself and my work.
Full set viewable on my Flickr gallery.
I sometimes think about “small problems” (everyday things I think can be resolved with a little bit of extra effort for less effort in the long run); and yesterday’s discussion with Pjcherri was about the lack of pockets on female outfits for smartphones, and ways to get around it. Although people might say that putting the phone in a purse will suffice, a purse is actually not appropriate for all situations, and most people are unwilling to put their phones down, even for a little while.
Next time, I will actually look up what the item is before I tell people my solution was (in a joking, call-caps manner) “SMARTPHONE GARTER BELTS,” when I actually meant was thigh holsters and garters, or variation on the thunderwear for phones. Overall, with the new BlackBerry 10 out, smartphones are going to be a part of our lives now, we might as well make room for it. It’s slightly uncomfortable to watch friends and co-workers put their phones in strange places…or perhaps my definition of “strange” is stricter.
But the overall idea is that I was thinking that the phone aound be safer closer to the body. But that would mean that I’m enforcing the idea that women have some reason to have their phone nearby? @_@
Thanks to everyone that helped with the semiotics of “casual” attire.