20 June 2018


Well it's World Cup fever everywhere in town and rightfully so. I'm writing this as I keep peeking at Morocco vs Portugal and I've got to say, for someone who isn't a fan of soccer in general, this world cup has been mighty entertaining. I mean, I'm Ok with not watching the matches, but once you start, it does keep you hooked. I'd always said it's such a slow paced game but I guess the tension of maybe this will be a goal is actually quit exciting!

Woops, sorry stepped away for a few minutes to watch the match. So how have things been? I went through a tough phase these last few days, a real roller coaster of of my mood. There are days you are so burnt out, nothing interests you. Oddly with me, when I'm burnt out, the only thing I'm interested in is getting stuff done. I've come to realize that when I have a long to do list, it's as stressful as having a looming deadline I'm not sure if I can meet. I guess it's the idea that I could eventually get overwhelmed if I don't tend to these items on my list.

And we're back (this match is very distracting ahha).
But good thing is I got to spend most of Monday just tending to my things and went down to a manageable number. We're down into the middle of June which means we need to get into preparing for September's Laugh Festival. So far so good, I just need to finish going through the applications with the rest of the organizing committee and then we get on with sorting logistics, marketing and basically making sure things work out.

Speaking of working out, I was so mentally not there last week that I couldn't even work out right. My brain just couldn't convince my body to exercise properly but thankfully today I got a proper workout that felt right.

So lesson of the last 10 days, try your absolute best to avoid getting into a place of feeling overwhelmed. And remember that soccer is quite exciting :)

Happy World Cup season everyone! Let's see who ends up being the champs this year!

10 June 2018

Bwahaha insta-kilo-gram!

Bwahaha OK so I think I've officially gone a bit obsessed with instagram. Ever since I finally organized my photos with Adobe Lightroom and finally got all my Camera Raw settings sorted, I'm having a lot of fun sorting through and developing photos. I recently had to play a role in an upcoming ad for Madame Tussaud's Hong Kong and got to go through their whole venue and let's just say, I like to play with their venue more than look at the wax figures.
So I was totally blown away by the room for Yayoi Kusama and had to take a photo there. Luckily I had my trusty tripod with me so I could play with it.

ahahha along with a few other ones I'll be posting over the next few days once I get a bit more time.

So how are things everyone? I hope the last 10 days have been better to you than they have to me. I finally had an hour to organize my room and my desk is finally back to being acceptable!! Ahhhh!!!

But my workload hasn't reduced much, but at least it's managable at the moment... I bet once tomorrow comes round, it'll be insane again. I hate it when my weekends just zoom by with ad hoc issues to deal with.. seriously, how does stuff just keep popping up for me like this?!

The good thing is at least I'm feeling a bit more sane now and playing around with my photos really lets me let out a lot of frustration from work. Never realized the ability to "create" is like a way to vent for me. Just like I would, say, going to the gym or (back when I did) play drums. Very cool.

So I've developed this new and very bad habit of eating chips before i sleep. I don't know why, by the end of the night I have this insane craving for chips. Maybe I've somehow made it into part of my sleeping routine, sigh, and I've started to drink a lot more coffee now. Both are things I don't want to be "addicted" to. I mean enjoying is one thing, but feeling like you're incomplete is an addiction. Sigh.

I have no travel plans or needs for the next few weeks which is a great sign because that means I can finally get myself back on track or at least back on a track of good habits. This chips eating habit has to stop (tonight? Eeekk.. maybe tomorrow? Ahaha).

Well I did let myself go crazy last week and play like 5 hours of Dungeons 2 which was awesome but man that game can really soak up time fast. I just remember looking at the time and going OMG 2am!!?!?! EEEK!

Well things are coming together and I'm focusing on a lot of things. One of the newest things is trying to figure out how to best organize my video footage as I've gathered a large chunk of videos from here and there and want to try to categorize it properly. I have 25 days left in my trial of CatDV and so far so good. I mean it looks like a heavy duty program with a tonne of functions, I just need to see if it fits my needs before I fork out a large chunk of cash (ah software, how can you burn up so much of my money?! I can't even "touch" you!!!!)

Anyway, back to my to do list, just wanted to check in. Don't forget to follow me on instagram if you want to see the behind-the-scenes world in my head in a more visual way. At least it's a cool outlet for me to just challenge myself purely visually where I am trying to see how can I be both model and photographer in many different situations. Heck, at least it's 2 birds with 1 stone *cough* no budget *cough* :P

Alright, enjoy your 10 days, I'll see you all soon!