PERMANENTLY OUT

(to lunch)

Myers Briggs personality test

Came across this old note about my results from the Briggs Myers personality test. Apparently I’m an ENFJ aka the Giver. It’s a bit subjective and I suspect inaccurate in that it all depends on your self-reporting so one personality may alter how they report so the test would have to take into account the honesty of each personality to answer the personality questions. A test within a test. Besides this issue, I think it’s a bit limited to say a person only has traits from one personality type, or even predominantly from that type. Personalities change over time in my experience and this test, if it is accurate, woud only be accurate for the day it was taken. Very interesting though!

Dominique Appia (Entre les Trous de la Memoire)

Dominique Appia (Entre les Trous de la Memoire)

Eyes Wide Shut dinner - blindfolds provided #darkinthepark (at The Dining Room @ Park Hyatt Sydney)

Eyes Wide Shut dinner - blindfolds provided #darkinthepark (at The Dining Room @ Park Hyatt Sydney)

Aboriginal performers at dusk. After their dance, all lights were switched off and we were alone in the dark in the desert. (at Uluru - Ayers Rock)

Aboriginal performers at dusk. After their dance, all lights were switched off and we were alone in the dark in the desert. (at Uluru - Ayers Rock)

One of the most exciting days of my life. The sheer size of these beasts is incredible, especially their girth. Another one ticket off on the bucket list. Apologies for the stock standard iMovie compilation!

Looking into updating my bucket list and a friend coincidentally sent me this video. It’s a useful exercise to give you some perspective about what you really want to do. Highly recommended.

Visitors, from Koyaanisqatsi-director Godfrey Reggio

(Source: youtube.com)

newyorker:

A cartoon by David Sipress. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1bTqkV3

newyorker:

A cartoon by David Sipress. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1bTqkV3

Colour Run, Homebush

There is an increasing trend in Australia toward physical challenges, either obstacle courses such as Tough Mudder, or the latest venture on the scene, the Colour Run, where the inaugural event happened in Sydney earlier this morning. The middle class need to struggle to achieve something, I guess.

Comparing the Tough Mudder and the Colour Run will no doubt raise some eyebrows but they are both extremely fun, with the former being much more of a challenge (much, much more) and the latter having a closer resemblance to a large scale music festival. The Colour Run describes itself as the happiest 5km on the planet and for once, a slogan lives up to its name. The atmosphere was electric and it there wasn’t a face without a smile on it. I’ll be doing this one again!

Francis Bacon @ Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

If I go into a butcher’s shop I always think it’s surprising that I wasn’t there instead of the animal”.

So says Francis Bacon in one of his many quotes which in their brevity still manage to pierce deep into his psyche. The exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW intrigues with details of the late painter’s life while going through the phases of his artistic development.

The rawness of his paintings catches you off guard as humans meet animal flesh in abstract confrontations. A friend of mine went on acid but the emotionally charged response that Bacon’s artwork invokes is not in need of any enhancement. A meander through the gallery is the equivalent of a portal into the terror and beauty of the human condition.

The exhibition closes at the end of February.