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My Friday Afternoon Thoughts

Okay, so it’s not actually Friday, but Monday is my only day off, so it might as well be for me. These are my current thoughts of note:

1. 798 is one of my favorite places in the world. It’s truly an artistic community. Also, China’s large population and the district’s inherent tourist appeal – 300+ free galleries within a tiny, trendy geographic area – mean that most galleries are constantly full of visitors.

2. Viewing art in person is so much better than viewing it online. China has a lot of great art Web sites, but my visits to galleries in 798 both yesterday and today were such an emotional relief.

3. My visual art pet peeve is sculptures up against walls, or even worse in corners; it’s a three-dimensional art form! In a close second is visitors who touch the art, which I saw too much of today.

4. I can’t decide if I want my second job to be as an English tutor or a bar tender. I know a tutoring gig would pay better per hour and have a better schedule. However, after nine months of English tutoring, bar tending sounds more fun, and I would likely get free food out of the deal.

5. I’m going to name my master indie screenplay I’ve been fantasizing about “798.” Good title, huh? Short, accurate, and doesn’t require a translation.

A funny story related to thought #1. My roommate told me that seven years ago, a Motorola executive visited the area of Beijing that houses 798 and loved it so much that when he returned to the United States, he quit his job and moved to this neighborhood to start a coffee shop. His coffee shop is quite successful; it’s always full of people. I have yet to visit and meet him, but I look forward to it.

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