This is a documentary about 17 old riders, average age in 81 years old. 8 of them have heart diseases, 2 of them were suffered from cancer and all have joint degeneration. And they made a remarkable round-the-island motocycle journey in Taiwan, and completed the impossible dream of finishing 1178 kilometer in 13 days.
When someone lived for more than 80 years, I believe they all have wonderful stories, no matter it is with full of sadness or happiness, or both of them. During the trip, the grandriders shared all their secret stories, and you can feel how much that meant to them, it is all beautiful and with full of love. One of the grandrider, he put his wife’s photos in the front of his motor cycle. Always clean it with care, surrounded it by fresh flowers. And the reason he joined this journey is because a promise to his wife: If I can still ride motorcycle when I am 80, I will still bring you to round-the-island! Even though, his wife can’t wait until that time, he still kept his promise, and bring her to join this meaningful journey.
This documentary is using an optimistic and cheerful approach to film the journey. Even a lot of sad thing has happened on those old riders, but the film didn’t exaggerate their pain and sorrow. They tried to focus on how happy and energetic that the old riders can be, and how they eager to fulfill their dream in this journey. For me, they are just like kids, they are simple, happy, kind and with lots of hope. This documentary really changed the perspective of people on old people, they are not only about sickness, old and pessimistic, but with passion, happiness and hope. What they need is just more care, love and support from everyone. They can do something that you and I can’t imagine and able to do too!!!
Cheerful and cute Chinese calligraphy teacher
The energetic 17 old riders
The sweet couple, and the lady is having cancer
The movie is still showing!! Please spare your time to watch it!!
iStay.Inn X start from zero
Best friend has just started an urban art hostel, iStay.inn in Singapore, which aims to offer another creative yet comfy choice for those who are running on a tighter budget. And studio friends Start from Zero collaborates by giving this Lion City another street art flair and vibe with their painting. Next time you swing by, take a look at this little indie joint where many free souls and creative minds meet and greet.
iStay.Inn – An Urban Art Hostel
211A South Bridge Road, Singaore
echigo tsumari art field 2012
The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial is an international modern art festival held every three years in the rural Echigo-Tsumari region of Niigata Prefecture. Launched in 2000, the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial is a large-scale initiative in Japan seeking to combine art with urban and regional regeneration. It has succeeded to attract visitors and bring awareness to this beautiful region that has suffered from depopulation and a series of natural disasters.
There are more than 300 Japanese and international artists’ fascinating artworks are exhibited throughout the 760 square kilometer Echigo-Tsumari region. Some of the artworks are found in the town centers and are easy to see, while others are located among remote rice fields and are difficult to access. This art festival is running until September 17, it is a good chance to enjoy the great outdoors while visiting the largest art gallery in the world. The Echigo -Tsumari region is easily accessible from Tokyo in a little over an hour by train!
summer in taipei
A few exciting things I got to see just this last weekend: Radiohead concert; Brick Art by Nathan Sawaya; Salvador Dali – Mind of Genius exhibition and the Barbie Fashion Box showcase which you can see all 1,200 Barbie and friends altogether! Summer couldn’t be any more fun and seems like Hong Kong has so much to catch up on making herself a truly cosmopolitan city as a tourist destination and liveable city.
The Art of the Brick exhibition lasts till 14 October 2012. www.brickart.tw
Salvador Dali – Mind of Genius lasts till 30 September 2012. www.mediasphere.com.tw/dali
Barbie Fashion Box lasts till 26 August 2012. http://taiwandesignmuseum.wordpress.com/
discover the world
Our beloved client and friend, Callixto, is having a very special event with its very first pop-up store in Hong Kong!
Drop by and discover the hidden treasures of the world from June 21-23 at G/F Noho House, 3 Shin Hing Street.
Callixto is an online boutique dedicated to bringing together unique pieces of jewelry and other accessories from far-flung places, with a focus on originality, craftsmanship and beauty.