On the first day of March, I got the Daily Deviation stamp for one of my fractals from Deviantart community. This is such an honor for an amateur like me although this is not an award. The recognition of such a large community gives every featured art work a marketable chance. My page has got so busy since yesterday with many comments and Favorites. I don’t think I can sell anything but the happiness from this encourages me to continue the journey. As Julia Child once said “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it”. I once answered a question about three things make me happy that making fractals (together with practicing Yoga and being alone) was one of them. I’ve only got to know fractal for about a year from a wonderful man, Tom Allen. He gave me the first lesson of making fractals by J-Wildfire via Skype (I remember that I said about him on previous posts). He also suggested my art work to the judges. I’m glad that I finally made him proud of his student. However, I feel a bit guilty that I’m spending more time making fractal animations by Mandelbulb 3D than creating 2D flames with J-Wildfire. Anyway, here is the one make me happy and I know I’m gonna continue doing what makes me happy.
I’m addicted with the new program Mandelbulb 3D which allows to make abstract shapes and turn them into animations. I’ve made several ones and posted them on Youtube. This is the newest which make me so happy so I wanna share it with everybody. This is in GIF so you have to wait for it to load fully to see it run smoothly.
It’s my hometown. My Tho mean beautiful girl. I took these pictures with my iPhone 5 and had them filtered by the effect “Dutch light” that made them strange.
I posted these photos on Facebook and other sites but I think some of you might haven’t seen them so I upload them here. They were taken at Vinh Trang Temple and Buu Lam Temple which are near my parent’s.
This year I have nine days for the Tet holiday. I intended to travel somewhere but thought that my parent might be displeased. I went to my parent’s last night. I have a lot of free time but don’t know what to do. Tet has become an unpleasant vacation to me. I wish it’s gonna pass quickly. The economic situation this year in the whole country is really bad that makes the Tet asmosphere less active. I went to the Spring Festival in Culture Park the other day. There were not many flowers displayed and I think they were not as beautiful as those last year. The interesting things were snakes made from flowers. The year of the Snake is gonna start in the 10th of February. This is also my horoscopic year. Wish me luck!
Yesterday, I went to a dental clinic and had a tooth in lower jaw removed. It was quick and no pain at all. However, today my right face is swollen. Thanks to prescribed drugs which I have to take in next five days, there is no pain but not fun. I can’t widely open my mouth that makes me worry about the pronunciation exercises about /r/ sound I have to submit on Monday. If I still get the dumb face till Monday I might have to take a day off.
This selfie was from yesterday after my tooth was removed. I was so pale and mouthful because of local anaesthetizing cotton bud. I hate this
After we learnt almost all phonetic symbols, my teacher has given us an interesting game on Facebook. From 23:00 to 23:30 every weekday she gonna post English sentences in form of phonetic symbols. We have to use our knowledge (pronounce it right) to guess and write down the sentences. In 30 minutes we have to overcome about 20 sentences, most of them are proverbs and quotes. She hopes that playing this intensive game our brains will be a bit twisted and get more lines because /ˈpræk.tɪs meɪks ˈprɑːgres/.
Here are some from last Friday.
17. /ˈtwɛnti jɪrz frəm nɑʊ
wi wɪl biː mɔːr ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪd bɑɪ ðə θɪŋz ðæt wi dɪdnt duː ðæn bɑɪ ðə wʌnz wi dɪd duː.
soʊ θroʊ ɑːf ðə ˈboʊlɪnz. seɪl əˈweɪ frəm ðə seɪf ˈhɑːrbər. kætʃ ðə treɪd wɪndz ɪn ɑʊər seɪlz.
ɪkˈsplɔːr. driːm. dɪˈskʌvər./
16. /ˈvɪʒən wɪˈðɑʊt ˈækʃən ɪz ˈdeɪdriːm.
ˈækʃən wɪˈðɑʊt ˈvɪʒən ɪz ˈnɑɪtmɛr./
15. /dɪˈzɑɪr ɪz ðə ˈstɑːrtɪŋ pɔɪnt əv ɑːl əˈtʃiːvmənt.
nɑːt ə hoʊp, nɑːt ə wɪʃ,
bʌt ə kiːn ˈpʌlseɪtɪŋ dɪˈzɑɪr wɪtʃ trænˈsɛndz ˈɛvriθɪŋ./