Monthly Archives for June 2010

Lighting calculations, how accurate are they?

Kalgoorlie, 30th June 2010 Waiting for my flight back to Perth… It has been a good trip, happy and satisfied clients and some new work in the pipeline, what more can I wish! I wrote last night about our site … Continue reading

30. June 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Singing in the rain

Kalgoorlie, 29th June 2010 Tonight I commissioned a sports oval in the city of Kalgoorlie, the capital of the Goldfields, about 500 km east of Perth. The new lighting installation was a follow up on our lighting master plan to … Continue reading

29. June 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Banks

Perth, 28th June 2010 Banks are generally seen as unfriendly and out to take any cent of you they can get. Even if you have an account and don’t use it they still find ways to charge you for doing … Continue reading

28. June 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Budgets

Perth, 27th June 2010 Weekends are generally to take your foot of the (work) accelerator and spend some quality time with your loved ones. For me a time to catch up with my kids when I am in Australia. But … Continue reading

27. June 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Cultural lighting shocks

Perth, 26th June 2010 Back in Perth and it always strikes me how different people experience and live life here. Climate and life style are so different from Shanghai. I guess many of us are familiar with the culture shock … Continue reading

26. June 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Is the best always winning?

Perth, 25th June 2010 The world cup soccer is reaching the end of the group stages and there have been quite some upsets and surprises! France and Italy eliminated, who would have predicted that at the start of the tournament? … Continue reading

25. June 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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The leadership challenge

Singapore, 24th June 2010 Interestingly two major “leaders” were challenged and removed from their posts today. In Australia Kevin Rudd did not survive the challenge to his leadership and is now replaced as prime minister by his deputy Julia Gilliard, … Continue reading

24. June 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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The edge of darkness

Singapore 23rd June 2010 I am one of those lucky people that can sleep anywhere, anytime, in full daylight or in total darkness. I guess extensive travelling has made that a prerequisite…Many people though have trouble sleeping anywhere else then … Continue reading

23. June 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Lighting and the economy 3

Singapore, 22nd June 2010 Having offices in Australia, China and Singapore allows me to travel and compare the lighting design work we have in the various parts of this world. It is really interesting to see that the different countries … Continue reading

22. June 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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What’s in a name?

Singapore 21st June 2010 Project developers all over the world like to use big ticket names for various reasons and are prepared to pay big bucks for it. I assume the two main reasons are, first to show off, second … Continue reading

21. June 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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