UpsetMay 17, 2008 at 9:47 am | Posted in Craft - Misc, Misc. | 7 Comments
1. News about the earthquakes in Sichuan Province in China are all over the internet. They are just too sad to read, but I keep checking for the latest updates and wish to see more people to be rescued. My best friend, whom I made the panda in the banner for, left Sichuan only a few hours before the earthquake started. I felt relieved when I found out she was safe. Meanwhile, the disaster became more realistic to me.
2. Someone posted MY picture in flickr as hers without consent. She actually sent the picture to the same pool where the users can find my picture. Although I understand the person who did that didn’t mean to steal any credits from me as she mentioned my blog post in the comments, I would certainly feel better if could she ask beforehand. I am quite fine with other people using my pictures in their blogs, but isn’t it a little redundant to move from one flickr album to another? According to the translation of the page, I would take her as the one behind the project if I were not the person.
3. Someone bookmarked my blog on del.icio.us with a comment “Craft and Knitting blog, with heavy Japanese influence”. I am depressed to see that I am labeled with Japanese rather than Chinese. I thought I had tried really hard, at least in the past one year, to work on more projects using traditional CHINESE techniques or inspired by Chinese arts. Going through my flickr photo set, I don’t see “heavy” Japanese influence. I had some projects from Japanese patterns. From my point of view, Japanese patterns are something that can keep the hands busy without consuming too much brain energy. There are definitely as many projects using patterns from other sources as the Japanese ones, if not more than. In fact, most of my projects in the last year are my own, which means CHINESE after all. Speaking of source for inspirations, I read much more Russian blogs than Japanese ones everyday. I dunno either language anyway. I may need to work harder to emphasize and show more the Chinese instinct in me, I guess. Less knitting, also. 😉