and I went.

Spent the long weekend back home in Bristol. It was good to be back and be surrounded with family. But also being back in the city where I grew up, the city I haven’t explored for a while until this weekend, it felt different but familiar and yet it’s still welcoming.

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2017

great-timesI hope everyone’s 2017 has been good so far. It’s also Chinese New Year so, Kung Hei Fat Choi! Wishing you all happiness and prosperity.

I can feel good things are coming but also I’m ready to make good things happen too. I’m hoping to do more projects this year so watch this space. 2017 is the year for being creative.

Satori

Last weekend, I went back to Kingston with a good friend of mine and reminisce our uni days over bento. We decided to stuff our faces with Japanese food so we went to Satori.

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We decided to get some grilled duck gyoza and steamed pork and cabbage dumplings. The dumplings just filled with flavours and it they all burst in your mouth. The duck gyoza was a bit dry but it was very well seasoned.

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We also had some sashimi that contains salmon, tuna and mackerel. All very fresh and delicious. I am not big in raw fish but I really enjoyed this dish. The other sushi we had was my favourite, it’s soft shell crab tempura with Japanese pickles and spring onions.

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The crab was crispy on the outside and really juicy inside and the flavours goes well together. They were quite big which makes it hard to put it all in my mouth but I’m not complaining because that over all the experience was really good.

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Lumiere London (King’s Cross)

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The Birdcage. As soon as you get out of the station, this piece of installation is the first that you will encounter. The light will seduce you to explore, the piece was designed by Jacques Rival a French artist and architect. The birdcage invites people to go in and play with the swing. The neon colours were used to attract the masses. The bars are equally spaced out allowing people to go through it. Beautiful, mesmerising piece.

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Litre of Light by Mick Stephenson. This installation is the most intriguing piece in the whole exhibition in King’s Cross. Not only it looks beautiful but it could possibly help resolve climate change that our planet is currently experiencing. It’s sustainable and it provokes a thought. The installation consists of bottles filled with water and bleach. It was lit with some neon light bulbs but the theory is when the bottle was exposed to sunlight it could generate light just as much as a 55-watt light bulb. This was introduced to communities in developing countries and post-disaster areas worldwide.

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Dresses by Tae Gon Kim a French-Korean artist. This ghost-like installation is made of a light fabric with neon lights attached to it, and the colour changes therefore it creates a series of dresses. My first thought about this installation is that I really want to wear that dress. But as I stood right in front of it, watching the colour fade into another shade, made me think of a person who was once meant the whole world slowly fading away. Just like a ghost that resembles the dress. This was an emotional roller coaster piece of art.

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Light Graffiti by Floating Pictures. This was the most fun installation. It’s interactive and you get to paint the town in different colours of light.

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Binary Waves by LAB(au). These panels situated in a linear form right next to the river is installed with infrared sensors to capture electromagnetic waves from our mobile phones, radios and cars. It then transform these waves into light, sound and colour. Probably the most high-tech piece of installation in this exhibition.

 

I didn’t get the chance to cover all pieces, I wish I could have but time was just not on my side. Hopefully when they come back next year I’ll be able to cover all of them.

David Bowie

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As the legendary rock star passed away the other day, people from all over the city came to his birthplace, Brixton, London to celebrate his influence in art, style and of course his music.

It was incredible experience. People singing his songs, there was one guy who parked his truck with big speakers to play his songs and people were just dancing into it and singing along to it. The flow of energy was overwhelming and to be part of that crowd was once in a lifetime experience.

I’m even finding it hard to write this, it was just too beautiful you just had to be there.

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My Sundays usually consists of brunch in Brixton Village. It has unique restaurants that will satisfy any taste buds you’re in for. This Sunday we went to Burnt Toast Cafe (completely forgot to take pictures of the food) but trust me it’s really good. People are queuing up for this place, and honestly I did’t mind waiting 15 minutes for the table. After all the food was incredible. It hits that spot especially after an eventful Saturday evening this place is good when you’re hang over and in need of full English breakfast.