Zhang Yue, a Chinese millionaire who got rich selling air-conditioners which consume less electricity and pollute less. He was very eloquent talking about the pollution in China, and the English part of the website of his company, Broad Air Conditioning, beside its various typos, is as eloquent as the owner. The guy seems to be also funding his own farms to provide food for his employee and himself: the kind of initiative that western companies are so cynical about. Second of my list of favorites passages, among the extra videos on the second DVD, "A panorama of present day China": from the beautiful country-side to the illuminated new cities, accompanied by a variety of very nice music, ir reminded me of the music of Philip Glass, who composed the music of the Qatsi trilogy. The future new chair of my department seems to have an odd fascination for the future of China, I wish he could see this DVD! I am also reading "Collapse" from Jared Diamond (who wrote the master piece "Guns, Germs and Steel" that I read earlier): there is a chapter on China, I am curious to see what he has to say....
Dixit wikipedia, Kokopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player, who has been venerated by many Native American cultures in the Southwestern United States. He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music. My kind of god!
The party was nice, and I think that I will try to take the time to etch more in the following months: it is really relaxing!
J'ai offert a Clemence, la copine de Theo, un tube de pommade au henne avec bec verseur super pratique, et elle m'a demande de lui faire un demonstration. Du coup, un tatouage en rose sur l'epaule, un tribal dans le dos, un dragon sur le bras de Theo, je me suis bien amuse!
C'est con, les gens au Canada n'ont pas l'air d'apprecier. En France a Orsay, je garde un excellent souvenir des deux "henne party" qu'on avait fait. Je ne desespere pas, peut-etre qu'avec ces photos j'arriverais a convaincre quelques-un(e)s!