Monthly Archives for April 2013

Oranje!

Singapore 30th April 2013 For the un-initiated, today is Queens Day in Holland…for the last time…as it is also the day that Queen Beatrix abdicates in favour of her son Willem Alexander who will be crowned the new King. As a … Continue reading

30. April 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Safety and security

Singapore 29th April 2013 With the recent events in the world; the Boston Marathon bombing and the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh resulting in hundreds of deaths and wounded, it is hard not to stand still at the … Continue reading

29. April 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Travelling

Travelling is an integral part of our job and I don’t think that many people realise how intensive and tiring it can be. I am on my journey back from Hainan to Singapore after quite an intens week of meetings … Continue reading

26. April 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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In the swing of things

Hainan, 25th April 2013 Today was more of the same only this time we had broken up in smaller groups each focussed on specific coordination issues. My main focus of the day was the coordination with the interior designer to … Continue reading

25. April 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Reality TV

Hainan, 24th April 2013 As I mentioned yesterday a CCTV film crew is following the project team during this week’s design and coordination meetings as well as filming the official signing ceremony of the operators management contract last night. I … Continue reading

24. April 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Lost in translation

Hainan, 23rd April 2013 As you can see I am back in China and through travel and work commitments on arrival I was not in a position (nor state) to write my blog last night. A welcome dinner (and drinks) … Continue reading

23. April 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Preparations

Singapore 19-20th April 2013 Sometimes when I reach Friday I am like…phew…that’s another week gone. I was off at 6.30 to go for a drink with a friend and never came back before late….so here is a weekend edition 🙂 … Continue reading

20. April 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Questions, questions…

Singapore 18th April 2013 Some project fee submission can be soooo time consuming! I blogged about RFP’s yesterday, today we had another one that needed me to sit in for nearly an hour to just go through the list of … Continue reading

18. April 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Boomerang projects

Singapore 17th April 2013 As lighting designers we need projects to stay in the fray; to get projects we need to receive an invitation to quote for our services (an RFP, a request for proposal) and to receive an invitation … Continue reading

17. April 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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In Control

Singapore 16th April 2013 Lighting designers tend to focus mainly on lighting effects, but one of the most crucial elements of any lighting design is the ease of operation, switches and controls, manual or programmed. In one of our projects … Continue reading

16. April 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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