Oversized Folding with Team OMG Twitter at OUSA 2013


Photo provided by Sok Song

Every year there is an activity with OUSA and that is oversized folding. Oversize folding entails teams of four or more, folding 9 foot of paper from NYC’s located Set Shop. Teams were registering two days in advance for the Sunday evening activities. There was no registration at the start of this event, since oversized paper had to be cut, assigned to teams, and transported.

Officially my team was registered as OMG-Twitter, and in the spirit of new technology and suggestion of Sok, we decided to tweet the process while we were folding in the 45 minutes that was allotted for folding. I was able to enlist the assistant from fellow folder and friend, Peter to tweet for my group. He did such a fantastic job!

Here is a roundup of tweets that was done on that Sunday evening for during Origami USA 2013. For those that followed during the time of the event, it was probably a random mess of tweets being poured out. I had to reorder the tweets around,  so it makes a coherent story.


The paper were all lined up on the other side of the hall, so people ran for their paper. This is my third year oversized folding. It is advise to be barefoot, and with knee guards!

Teams were everywhere.. it was about 30+ this year. You really can’t pay attention to anyone else.. since people either finished folding, or didn’t. The paper also got soft in the process of folding. 

With bone folders or rulers, we “attacked” the paper. From one sheet of paper it became an amazing form…

Yes in the participant’s rush…. to transport paper over a designated area that we claimed to fold upon.. that hard tile floor….

Precision.. precreasing… precision… precision.. oh whatever fold!!!

Some things did happen….

 A origami pal retweeted this back at me, and I cracked up.  Meanwhile presentation begins on the stage…

Back to us…


Look at them…

Now back to us….

  Look… oooh a Sea Ray.. ^_^

Now finally us!

This is a Christmas star designed by Klaus-Dieter Ennen.

That was the end of the evening, with my phone nearly drained of battery, and with my official acknowledgement that I got back my mobile device. My team definitely didn’t officially win, but in terms of satisfaction, compliments from the judges that included Mark from BOS, Bernie Peyton, Paul, Jill, Huy, and others, it was a great feeling. The prizes of the show, was of course more paper from Aitoh and Jong Ie Nara. Definitely this was a great year with another oversized competition. I wonder how next year would look like?

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  • azulet

    so well done. i’m glad you had a chance to re-assemble the tweets/pics and preserve the memory! also shared it with the creator…

    • http://animemiz.wordpress.com animemiz

      Thanks for the comment! It was an interesting part of ousa this year. ^_^

  • Donna Wong

    Looks like you had a lot of fun. The Christmas Star did came out very nice.

  • guest

    Just FYI, there is another more close-up picture from Origami USA 2013 here! https://www.flickr.com/photos/m_fung/9150493066/in/photostream/

  • invity

    Good Job Dudes;) I love this