after working and traveling relentlessly for the past seven years in new york,
my first two months in london were spent quietly exploring the city,
gaining ten lbs from shepherds pie and roasted dinners
and adjusting to subtle differences.
sweaters are called jumpers
jumpers are onesies
tank tops are vests
vests are waistcoats
pants are trousers
and underwear are pants
and everyone seems to misunderstand me.
“why would argos sell feta cheese?” “no, i said, ‘do they sell fitted sheets?’”
though i did take on one gig since i’ve been here.
lyla and spent an afternoon roaming around shepherd’s bush shooting promos for her upcoming album.
subpop loved this one most.
and i’m giddy that it’s popping up all over the intardwebs. :)
like here, here, here, here, here and here.
someone went a little stamp tool happy with my pic.
the original here.
records, 1200′s and vintage cameras back to california,
clothes and books donated,
craigslist furniture postings,
and a sad little brooklyn apartment, daily changing, progressing towards an end of another chapter.
september 29, 2013.
my last night in new york, whilst walking to dinner with some friends,
a large rat scurried across my foot.
i think it’s new york’s way of saying, “goodbye.”
november 1, 2013.
astr // interview magazine
currently listening to:
i so very much love this track from them.
bill murray even.
shot about sixteen now.
now if i can only find time to put together a portfolio.
my ghetto eating off moving boxes in empty apartment going away get together
with fifteen friends deserved only the fanciest of fancy invitations
the request was pretty simple,
and i was overjoyed to see what everyone came up with,
everything from popeye’s to korean bbq to jamaican beef patties to lady m crepe milles to…
i found this sweet goodbye video on my laptop from some of the stragglers.
made me all gooey inside and sad to leave.
warning: don’t watch if easily offended, otherwise, wait after black out at end for special message. :)
after a very long journey from malvern, in a pair of malvern clogs.
aimee said, “OMG your shoes are so ugly! Hahahaha!”
i’m told that during the visa interview, immigration pries deep with tons of personal questions.
if they ask, “what are your nicknames for each other?”
how will i ever explain, “whale, toad, elephant seal and the unflushable turd?”
directed, shot and edited a short film with the crew over a weekend last month,
a continuation of last year’s cop flick, the buy.
filmmaking, when money isn’t involved, is a labor of love.
so it hurts a bit when you have a crew bustin’ their asses for you because they believe in you, in the project,
only to end up with a mediocre film.
but phan (who switched from assistant director to assistant editor this time) said to me,
“no worries dude. we had fun.”
we didn’t make the intended film. still, despite all the blood and sweat, the process (the collaboration) is like an escapade.
and in the nature of guerilla filmmaking, we went back to the old school clapper board.
and since gina knew phan would be capturing all the footage… :)
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update july 29, 2013.
apparently we made top ten and our film premiered at the asian international film festival yesterday.
and no one bothered to tell us so none of us went to see it. :\