Hello! I am. And I want to find time to come back, as soon as possible. Probably make it some kind of Saturday ritual of sorts. I mean, I don’t "live for the weekends", but it might help motivate myself to be more diligent outside of work. Also, hey, I discovered the work of Victo Ngai recently. Somewhat reminds me of an adult version of you. Haha. You heard of her?
To your 'intermission', a blog is a blog and you should do whatever you want to do -- akin to a unique digital footprint. Of course, I'm not trying to impose a rule over you! I believe most of your followers admire your blog regardless of the things you post.
I guess it is also a matter of nitpicking for consistency on my part. Even on my bookshelf, I prefer to separate the English titles from the Chinese, the hardcover from the paperback. When I see something next to each other that don’t belong together, I feel an urge to rearrange. Maybe i need to tell myself that a blog is a “stream of consciousness”, less of a rigid folder.
Thank you for the reminder, I shall leave this as part of my “digital footprint”. (I really dislike that when after replying a message on Tumblr, the conversation disappears into thin air.)
Sometimes I feel odd putting personal things in this journal, when most people are in fact just waiting for Maggie Cheung. Or there might be people who followed because of the "little life" photos, but are instead flooded with daily Christopher Doyle. (Little life is the literal translation of 小生命, by the way.)
But then this is a nice Thursday morning which I bizarrely mistook for a Wednesday until ten minutes ago. Which means Friday is tomorrow. Which means liberté, égalité, fraternité! This space is mine and this nice morning I just want to share photos of some kids and their flawless skin. And maybe someday the cool kid with the cape and bamboo-saber, or the kid with the hen will become Tony Leung.
I am sorry I missed your question amidst a conversation about tacos in hong kong! And, I don’t know how to answer it. I think an honest self-inventory is very hard unless one is already doing remarkable things. So maybe i will talk about some unremarkable things about myself.
I am one of those lazy people who likes only 2 types of lens, prefers available light over artificial, organic over processing. Mostly, I like observing people, that is all. Worked as a photog assistant for a while, and though it can be fun, i didn’t find compelling reasons to stay on. Now I am work nine to five in a much more sterile environment.
I love films and enjoy good stories and acting. And of course, for the cinematography. I watched Atonement thrice in the cinema because of Seamus McGarvey’s crazy tracking shot. I also like reading things like Movie Maker’s cinematography section; I am lazy but I like reading about how people work. I’d like to work in the film industry someday. Maybe one or two years down the road, I will be able to announce my progress on the matter. Actually I would love to try writing or working along any chain in production. Wong Kar-Wai studied graphic design, and so did Wing Shya. (Interestingly, Wing Shya started off shooting in auto mode, even when he was doing the earlier WKW films. He actually learnt the technical things off his assistant.) I obviously hope that anything goes as long as you have a visual language.
I don’t know if that answered anything and I tend to go on and on. I will fill in the rest next time when there are more remarkable things to talk about. I am also proud to say that I have tried all the tacos in hong kong and none of them are remarkable. Thank you for the question. And you?
She is my favourite musician from Hong Kong. This is my favourite song from her, it is called “I don’t have plans to shed a tear”. And yet there is a silent sigh between the jazzy notes, and a tinge of “f—k off i really don’t care” in Ivana’s melody and words.