Glasgow, Scotland, taken on September 23, 2017
The Ames Room is one of my favourite optical illusions and a perfect demonstration of scale or…the distorted perception of scale. I wasn’t so convinced when I saw photos and videos of this illusion, but when I saw the REAL thing at the Glasgow Science Centre, I was quite awed. Here one twin appears to be a giant while the other looks like a midget…makes sense or no?! I’m still unable to explain how it works exactly but I guess that’s the fun part about optical illusions – you don’t need an explanation for it to be amusing!
Hong Kong, China, taken on January 1, 2017
At Shek O, I passed by a house with some nice decorations hanging in the front, including Santa who seemed to be having a jolly time parachuting. Christmas may be over, but who cares!
Shanghai, China, taken on December 13, 2016
In China, McDonald’s is giving out Super Mario toys with the Happy meal, and I couldn’t resist getting one…or two. I got Toad the first time but I really wanted Boo, so I asked for it 😀 Maybe I’ll go for the whole set… 😛
Glasgow, Scotland, taken on December 2, 2014
Two years in the MiMe research and lab and many things still continue to amuse me. One of my favourite things in the lab is the random doodles on the fume hoods drawn by…well, I don’t know who drew them, actually. But I guess when you’re spin-coating all day, you might as well exert some creativity to counter boredom!
Toronto, Canada, taken on June 23, 2005
Highschool ended with several days of insane madness and fun with the group of friends that has formed “the family” by the end of grade 12. On one memorable night, after the seven of us watched Batman Begins, four of us had dinner together and afterwards decided to enjoy the evening air while wandering around aimlessly. At one point we sat down on a field, under the stars, and enjoyed each other’s presence. For me that was a moment worth remember, especially…since Tony is gone, and I’m no longer in touch with Kerrie. As for Pierre, he’s here and there and I can always manage to find him…somehow 😉