Tuesday, August 12, 2008

bracing for beijing

I got so used to travelling already that usually, I'd pack my stuff a couple of hours before my trip. But I couldn't believe how excited I can be to be in China on Monday for the olympic art exhibition at the Beijing Capital Library where I was invited to exhibit. I couldn't contain it that I am already packed and ready to go since last night (passport and toothbrush and all in tow)!

Adding to that excitement is a planned two-day trip to Tibet which I hope and pray will go on without a glitch... I need a separate visa for Tibet which I can only get in mainland China so nothing yet is written in stone.

Geesh, I am totally swamped with work as I'll be making up for the two weeks I'll be gone, but this excitement's really cracking my schedule up! I am so lagging behind my deadlines for crying out loud! I need to finish a 2009 calendar design, an art gallery interior, a boutique hotel marketing stuff, a flash movie, a handful of menu designs, redo the Khmer Ramayana and a handful of other projects for different clients. So I don't expect to get my hands to blogger.com until perhaps I am in China.

Two of my high school buddies - Karl from New Zealand and Elaine from the Philippines will be joining me in China as well so it'll be a cool class reunion too. Karl has promised to bring the most exotic cheeses from Auckland and hopefully, Elaine can bring me a big wicked bag of Boy Bawang.

I am also spending a couple of days in Hongkong but would rather stay longer in Beijing or Tibet. But then, if I get bored in Hongkong, Macau is an hour away... darn rats, now i can't sleep thinking about it!



the Beijing Capital Library where my exhibit is going to be...
(photo from www.cityweekend.com.cn)

8 comments:

eunice said...

Wow! Something that everyone is dreaming for - to catch the closing ceremony! Cool man! Do share with me this marvelous experience when you are back! Have a safe trip!

the spool artist said...

thanks eunice! will surely do! your travel blog is really inspiring for anyone wanting to be bitten by the travel bug!

cheers!

leviuqse said...

hey there!!! thanks for the NUMBER of comments you posted on my blog.... GET A LIFE hahaha, joke,

anyways thanks for the link! i added you to my 'roll as well

ugh i'm turning green in envy! you'll travel! i wish i can visit china too, the country fascinates me...

what's your job?? lagi ka yata sa layasan?

salingPUSA said...

Grabe ka kuya. You are so lucky. I feel like a 5 year old boy staring at a very famous artista (as you know, young people in the Philippines doesn't care much about presidents and heroes and scientist.kkk)......

And you are really busy. But you still did manage to post a few comments here and there. You are omnipotent.....

Anyways, I think Tibet is the ultimate place to be in China with all the hype about their independence. And the grand Potala Palace must really be amazing. Enjoy your trip kuya.

Wish you all the best in you exhibit.
Congratulations in advance....

the spool artist said...

@leviuqse: hahaha, we were (me and my entire office) really enjoying your blogsite and your wacky posts! can't help but post all those comments! you're right, i need to get a life!

i work as a graphic designer / photographer by the way, but this trip to china is for an art exhibition...

@salingpusa: Grabe naman, wag naman artista (baka maintriga pa ako ni Lolit. hehehe)but I am enjoying your blogsite that's why I am a regular visitor. Keep it up! Thanks. Will keep you posted on my Tibet trip!

Cheers!

Marco said...

post pics!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!!!Beijing! Upod ako! nga-a wala nyo ako gin hagad, malupad gd ako dayon! maski taga karga lang ako sg camera or bag nyo....hahahaha.

Enjoy! and post the pics as soon as you can. okeee?

Tintin
SG

the spool artist said...

Tintin! Upod ko si Karl di kag si Eliane! Apas kamo di ni Ivan para reunion ta! hahahaha!