Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Kind of Saturday

It's 25°F and windy outside on a Saturday early afternoon. I'm having a bowl of homemade chili made by my friend Brian Owens with 2 slides of toasted Craberry Almond Bread from Fevere. Bossa nova is on the Internet radio. Sometimes this is all I need. Simple.

T2 / Harvest Productions Dining by Design Table from T2 + Back Alley Films on Vimeo.

About this video: "Here's the collaborative table design by T2 Experience Lab and Harvest Productions at the 2010 DIFFA Dining by Design Kansas City. T2 came up with the concept and created the motion content for projection. Harvest Productions provided the projector, truss system and the lighting equipment. Team T2: Michael Ong/Creative Director/Motion Designer, Garrett Fuselier/Experience Designer, Claudia Chag├╝i/Motion Designer, Drew Bolton/Volunteer Designer and Andrew Kuttler/Volunteer Designer, Nick Balda/Editor. Team Harvest: Joe Athon and the whole gang of hardworking crew."

Documentary “The Next American Dream” Wins Emmy

October 15, 2010 by Screenmag The documentary “The Next American Dream” a coproduction of T2 Entertainment, a division of T2 + Back Alley Films and Inland Sea Productions was honored with an Emmy award by the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences... ...T2 Entertainment editor Cara Myers cut and finished the documentary with creative director Michael Ong and motion graphics designers Cody Beltram and Darton Simons crafting the animated charts and graphs... Read the complete article on

Print in Motion: Commercial Spot: Children's Hospital of Illinois

Print in Motion: Commercial Spot: Children's Hospital of Illinois

From Blog to Micro Blog

I can't believe it has been over 2 years since I last posted on this blog. I guess Facebook and Twitter really replace how we post our updates online. Of course, writing a sentence or two is totally different than blogging. However, Facebook has up-to-the-second time stamp which makes any updates more in the moment. I'm not sure how much more I'm going to continue blogging but I thought I'll just write an entry for old time sake.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Charity: Water

This is a very inspiring project. It all started out with one individual who was determined to make a change. Please support Charity: Water.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Greetings from Taipei

Almost 24 hours after we left Kansas City, we finally arrived in Taipei, which is not our final destination. We still have 2 more legs of flight to catch. However, our long flight across the Pacific Ocean was very comfortable and didn't feel the journey at all. Flying the Elite Class on EVA Airlines is definitely the way to go. I highly recommend it. Anyway, we're onto our next flight right now. The journey continues.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Smart and Cute

Our lucky intern got this brand new Smart Car as her graduation gift. I couldn't resist so she took me for a spin. It's so small, it looks like a toy. However, it is surprisingly spacious inside. I love it but I don't think it's practical if this is the only car for a person. I'm not sure if I feel safe driving this little thing on a high way at 70 mph next to all the regular size cars. I wonder how it drives in winter weather. I'll let someone else be the test dummy.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Dining By Design 2008

Last night we attended the annual DIFFA's Dining By Design and here are some of the many pictures I took of the spectacular tables. Many tables are going green this year. One table actually made a chandelier out of clear plastic knifes. I guess if they were used, then I think it was an innovative way to reuse instead of sending them to the landfill. Suba and I sat at the Paint By Number table designed by Jonathan and Kevin. Instead of a big table, they went with 4 of 4 top tables next to a gallery of Paint By Number paintings, most of which were their personal collections. I think their table was one of the most unique ones that evening.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Signs of Spring

Looks like spring is finally here. It is rather late this year. I think this week is the short little window one gets to enjoy the explosion of spectacular flowers blooming in white, red, pink and yellow on trees and bushes. Beautiful bright green of new leafs and fresh grass appears overnight. This is the first Spring for us in our house, so we're discovering the flowering plants in the yard. They are so beautiful. I'm terrible at names of flowers and plants and I can't begin to tell you what's all in our garden. However, I clipped a little branch to bring the season into the house. It is raining outside, and before we know it, our grass in the yard is knee high! Fun.

Monday, April 14, 2008


There's a Robot in our dining room! This is my latest art acquisition for the house. It is a hand signed limited edition silkscreen by Brian Flynn. (4/25). 40.5" x 35". The fun part is, it glows in the dark. Since I our dining room has huge floor to ceiling panels of windows, I framed the artwork with a UV protection glass. Now I'm not sure if the artwork will glow in the dark anymore since the UV was filtered out by the glass. What type of light charges the glow-in-the-dark phosphors? Visible light or UV light? Anyone?