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Final Project – Monopoly: Love Edition

Here are a few photos of what I’ve done for my final project. I admit it’s not quite as different from the original Monopoly, but I’m happy of how much fun I had making this, especially the tokens. I experimented a bit on the materials and printing (as I’m not very familiar with art supply and printing stores here in Taipei as I am back home), working with stores I could find at short notice. I really enjoy simply DIY and craft projects like this, although this wasn’t as neat as I’d imagined, hahaha! Anyway, the all-nighters paid off when I showed it in class, when the professor commented that it was “cute.” ❤

I had changed the title of my project a bit from Collect 200 to Monopoly: Love Edition, but the reason for choosing Monopoly as a reference for love is still quite the same. Love is indeed complex, time-consuming, emotional rollercoaster ride. There are definitely times that you just want to give up when you see you’re about to lose it all, but remember that there’s always the teeny-weeny chance that everything changes for the good. So we should all persevere and be optimistic about life and love… you’ll never know when you land on that Collect 200 space!



Work in progress… 1/4 of the game board!


Completed game board!


Oddly-scaled prototypes of the tokens… The grand piano’s my favorite of them all.


The Greatest Love

Easter is coming up soon, and I thought of sharing this beautiful and powerful song (one of my favorites, actually) that never fails to touch my heart. The song tells of Christ’s crucifixion and sacrifice.

John 3:16 says,” For God so loved the world that He gave His only beloved Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” 

I cannot imagine the pain and suffering of a parent who would willingly give up his/her child’s life, to save other people. Nor could I imagine the feeling of someone who, in order to obey their parent, would die on the cross to pay for the sins which were not theirs. Yes, I know it is not uncommon for parents to sacrifice themselves for their children and family in order to save them, and I really admire those acts of love and bravery.

But one reason why I think Christ’s sacrifice is amazing beyond measure is the fact that His sacrifice was not only to redeem the sins of people from long ago, but also for the sins of people in the future (in other word, pre-paid). That simply means that Christ is worth so much (to God) that His death could cover the sins of a multitude of people.

Also, Christ’s death was not instantaneous. Rather, He suffered extreme torture–public beatings, ridicule, carrying the wooden cross up the mountain, and being nailed to the cross. Many people were witnesses to this torture, and it is simply heart-breaking. If you’ve never seen The Passion of the Christ, which I admit is quite morbid to my weak little self, I suggest you do.