Last Friday, I had an appointment with S after work. Since I arrived early, I decided to go inside the building to take a look-see.
What a surprise !! As soon as I entered the doorway, there was the skeleton of a mammoth 長毛象 awaiting my arrival. It was by no means a gigantic one, but still the giant head, long curved tusks and the elephant-like frame just dwarfed me. There were display cases of various bird-eggs and samples of animals collected from Canada's sub-arctic north. Further down the hallway in the cafeteria was the skeleton of another long-extinct dinosaur, the name of which I could not even pronounce. What impressed me was the mane-like bones behind its neck.
For a moment, the place brought back memories of my visits with T and S to the Museum of Nature on Metcalfe Street. It also reminded me that I was still very much a science and technology guy at heart even with the diversifications of my career into policy, human resources and management.
So if my primary school teacher had asked me what I would like to be when I grew up ....
Photo Credit: I took both pictures with my BlackBerry on May 6, 2011 around 17h00. The top photo was tinted to give it a X-rayed feel.
* Wikipedia / 《侏羅紀公園》（Jurassic Park）:
《侏羅紀公園》（Jurassic Park）是一部1993年的科幻冒險電影，由史提芬·史匹堡執導，改編自麥可克萊頓於1990年發表的同名原著小說。《侏羅紀公園》至2007年為止仍名列全球票房榜前十名之內，首集票房成功之後並發展成系列電影。1997年拍攝了續集《侏羅紀公園：迷失世界》（The Lost World: Jurassic Park）和2001年的第三集《侏羅紀公園3》（Jurassic Park III）。此電影目前是史提芬·史匹堡的執導生涯之中票房最高。如果計算與通貨膨脹，此電影乃是全球排名第五。