106 – Mosaika

201009_11_03 - Mosaika III

201009_11_05 - Mosaika V

201009_11_07 - Mosaika VII

I finally got a chance to see Mosaika! After a pretty rainy week, Prashanta, Susma, and I went on a clear, almost cold night…. and the hill was packed! That probably had to do with the night being so nice and it being the final weekend for the light and sound show projected onto the Parliament building.

The show was good! I remember going down when I was younger and being bored by the imagery. I had seen the show a few years back and thought it was ok. This year’s show was really something! While I didn’t cry at any point like the producer had promised during various interviews, I thought the colours and imagery were crisp and beautiful, and some of the effects (ie bricks towards the end) were extremely clever. I also loved how the story was told, through various stories and thoughts of regular Canadians. It wasn’t a narration, I wasn’t being lectured to.

The only thing that would have made the show better was if we had a full-on view of the canvas! We were kinda stuck behind the bleachers… but still managed to enjoy the show. Here’s hoping they keep doing new shows every so often (every year would be nice…) with this new tech, because I’d definitely keep going back!

We capped the evening off, filled with a sense of patriotism but not without the observation that Parliament is really a funny place to have such a show given how much fighting goes on in there, with another big Canadian thing: Tim Horton’s. Now that they have Apple Cider again, I really must visit as much as I can!

201009_11_10 - Staying Warm

201009_11_12 - The More Things Change...

I repeat: Tim Horton’s has apple cider. Go now!

Still here? Ok. On other news, I bought a tablet over the weekend. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to use it to learn how to draw in Photoshop, and use it for a few other things. My first attempt was really born out of not really knowing what I wanted to draw.

Jimmy 2010

069 – Race to Average Sci-Fi Kid-Friendly Movie Starring Not-The Rock

I drew a landscape, and was told that I’m not all that disheartened by misfortune, that I’m peaceful, that I think life is about existence and co-existence, that I’m precise and meticulous, and that I have a cheerful disposition, among other things. All based on my landscape, which, for your information, is loosely based on the Mushroom Kingdom. It didn’t tell me I was a gamer. That would have been my first observation! I guess it’s pretty neat. Try it.

Tonight, I saw Race to Witch Mountain, starring Dwayne Johnson and a couple of alien kids. It was a decent watch, I might even say a fun film, but I felt there was something missing that kept it from being more than mediocre. The comedy was enjoyable, the visuals ranged from really cool to “10 years after the Matrix and this is the best bullet time they can do?” And there wasn’t as much action as I’d expect from a movie with The Rock (which I guess he doesn’t want to be called anymore, since he isn’t billed as such). I guess to keep it a kids movie (and it’s a good kids movie), they had to keep violence down to a minimum – or at least close to minimum. There was lots of glass breaking and shooting going on!

The kids were awesome! Wasn’t a fan of the woman. Alex something.

Also, I can’t remember any names from the movie.

I would choose it over The Game Plan, but barely.