where have you been?

i couldn’t access livejournal in beijing,
but i could still access tubgirl mirrors.
dude, haven’t we learned that censorship doesn’t work?

now back in saigon.
i was teaching my aunt’s english class before leaving for china.
it’s so awesome to come back and see that the students still remembered
it’s pronounced “happy birthday”, not “happy bird-day”
and that it’s “good”, not “goot.”

davey, tommy and their entourage have been taking really good care of me
like finding me cheeseburgers and taking me to clubs that don’t suck.
so when they asked me if i could do a test shoot for six of their models,
i was like sure.

except wtf do i know about shooting fashion models?
not much, but i figured it couldn’t be too different from shooting anything else.
totally different style than i’m used to, but it’s fun to try new things.

 
tommy. switchout.
i’m realizing i like his test shots more than the ones from the actual photoshoot.

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tam.

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phuong.

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how awesome is our lighting set-up? :D

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currently listening to:
been pretty obsessed with this song recently.

che che

this past weekend,
my cousins and i met halfway in san luis obispo
for a relaxing all-girls retreat
away from work, school, the children.

friday night at the madonna inn,
i dolled up suzanne and tc
and we hammed it up for the camera
(tran, just as adorable, was camera shy and went to bed early).

suzanne.

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yours truly.

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tc.

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dollin’ tc up.

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we tried to act sexy

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natural

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thoughtful

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serious (though i think tc thought i said constipated)

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dreamy

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but then suzanne fell

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and then tc’s eyelash fell off

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and then the pictures got blurrier

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and blurrier

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and then i tried to call it a night, but then this crazy old lady..

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we had an awesome time at the beach
and ate lots of awesome cookies
 

currently watching:
and i have the most awesome cousins.
check out this .mov of suzanne,
doin’ the head bounce to some renaissance music at a restaurant.

<3