Thursday, April 30, 2009

Blue Hannah - Reality

Artist's Comments :


Inspiration: Emily, my mother's Co-worker and friend
Used: Photoshop and HW tablet

I drew this while thinking of Emily.

When you're in a tough situation; in sickness or health; It might seem to be impossible to resolve. When you're world is crumbling and everything seems hopeless. Always remember to smile and we'll help you through it. Whatever the problem and no matter the costs, we'll defy gravity for you. So enjoy every moment of the present. Cherish all of the past and embrace the future.

Blue roses are reality. I'll make sure of it.

The young artist's name is Hannah. She’s only 15 year old but very talented. It was really a surprise to me that she had dedicated this amazing work of art in my behalf. Even the write up is so touching.

To Hanna... thank you for the warm thoughts and the dedication. Your drawing has made me feel a lot better and brought hope to a weary heart. I wish to see you and give you a big hug someday. And this I promise you...
my future though vague for now,
I have the past to guide me through
and the present to do my best.

Friday, April 10, 2009

I believe

Saturday, April 4, 2009

CN tower and its glass floor

I know sometimes I’m such a coward! I could not set even a foot on this darn glass floor. It just scares me to death looking at how high I am and how fragile the glass I’m stepping on. But you will never guess how brave my daughter is!

But first, let me say something about this glass floor of the CN tower as described in wikipedia. The first picture below I googled just to show the glass floor from the outside of tower. I could not possibly take such a shot with my camera.

The glass floor and outdoor observation deck are at 342 metres (1,122.0 ft). The glass floor has an area of 24 square metres (258 sq ft) and can withstand a pressure of 4,100 kilopascals (595 psi). The floor's thermal glass units are 64 millimetres (2.5 in) thick, consisting of a pane of 25-millimetre (1.0 in) laminated glass, 25 millimetres (1.0 in) airspace and a pane of 13-millimetre (0.5 in) laminated glass. Some people experience acrophobia when standing on the glass floor and looking down at the ground 342 metres (1,122.0 ft) below. In 2008, one elevator was upgraded to add a glass floor panel, believed to have the highest vertical rise of any elevator equipped with this feature.[10]

Pretty impressive, eh? Anyway, no matter how rigid and strong they say the glass is, I still could not find any courage to step on it. Let the brave hearts do it.

See how high it is?

These feet were not mine!

My dear daughter enjoying the glass floor.

Too much!

A little video of the glass floor....