3:365 One and Only

3:365

One and Only

January 3. This was the only photo I took. As you can see, it’s the foundation plan (footings and columns) of my oceanarium thesis. You can also see some of the installed aquariums. Thanks to SketchUp, it was so easy to do! You can also see my white IKEA lamp and some other things. Oh well…

What I did for Thesis today

Sea Dragon @ Underwater World, Sentosa

This is one of a hundred photos I took in Underwater World, Singapore. It's a sea dragon. Beautiful, isn't it?

I used a friend’s Facebook account, with “Pao’s” consent of course. Pao told me before that he has a friend in Copenhagen, Denmark. And, fortunately, “Mol” the friend was online. I was curious if there were any oceanariums in Denmark, so I popped him a message. We chatted. But I never told Mol who I really was, all he knew that I was Pao. While Mol and I were chatting, Pao was there watching and reading everything. I was careful with my words.

So…Mol told “Pao” that there is an oceanarium  at another island adjacent Copenhagen. It was the Nordsøen Oceanarium, Northern Europe’s biggest aquarium. I asked him if he has been to the Nordsøen. He told me he just knew about it when he googled the word “oceanarium”. From the chat, I knew that the Nordsøen was a newly established oceanarium.

Then I asked if he has plans of visiting the Nordsøen. And if he could take pictures for a “friend of mine”. He then told me maybe in January. But after a minute or so, he chatted back an announcement from the Nordsøen website: “I januar holder vi lukket for at få tid til at lave vedligehold på vores akvarier og bygninger. Vi er klar til at tage imod gæster igen den 1/2-2011.

In English, the Nordsøen is going to be closed the whole month of January for aquarium maintenance. And will only resume operation on February 1st. Sigh…He then told me he will try to go on February. With this, I thanked him by saying, “Det er ok. Tak for din tid. Enhver hjælp vil gøre.” I just used Google Translate for: “That’s OK. Thanks for your time. Any help will do.”

He chatted back saying that “Enhver hjælp vil gøre” was wrong Danish. He did not understand that last sentence.

Anyway, I just finished downloading VRay for my SkethcUp7. VRay is used to have a realistic appeal on computer-generated designs. I’m now ready to install the plug-in; really excited to try it.

So busy day…

Busy. Really busy. I was able to meet up with our thesis professor. Thank God I was not late. I showed him my floor plans and elevations of the proposed Oceanarium. Before meeting him, I was pretty worried about the quality of work. But when he saw my plans, he told me to finalize everything before January 4. Well, that was encouraging enough.

Anyway, I need to go back to my bedroom and do a little editing for the school publication. I’m planning to write one more poem and another story as contribution for the upcoming literary portfolio.

Very Absorbed

I’m doing my architecture thesis titled “Oceanarium: A Worldwide Movement to Protect the Ocean”. I’m excited. I have learned a lot of things. But, to be honest, I’m somewhat nervous about it. The schedule for the thesis defense is on February 2011. I thank God because I still have a lot of time to polish everything.

I just hope I will have enough inspiration to keep moving.