Saturday, October 18, 2008

     

London: Day2-4

London didn't turn out to be as bad as last time.

Good company makes such a big difference but my impression of the people here (in general) hasn't changed nor improved. (Hahaha sorry)


Day2: Charlene

This gorgeous is Charlene Dang, makeup by Michelle Webb and hair by Viktoria.

Reminds me of the shoot with Kozue in Tokyo – too little clothes, too freaking cold, and me trying to freeze my model to death.


Something a bit random and disgusting happened while we were packing up. I saw this dude under this huge tree (we were just a bit outside it where its branches kinda touch the grounds) jerking off in our direction.

I prodded Michelle and whispered, hey... is the dude like... um, uh...

She was like, huh?



And there was a moment of silence.



Then the shock of realization, in loud whispers she said to Charlene, something along the lines of, omfg the dude's wanking there~!


I mentioned this to a couple friends, they all said it's normal in London. D:



Day3


I fell kinda really sick on Thursday evening and ended up cancelling both shoots on Friday. Bleh.

Got better by the evening and went out with Annette Skye for a little bit, then met up with Karin (I modelled for her once, looooong long ago), had some really nice Sichuan food for dinner together with my aunt. It's funny how my first proper 川菜 dining experience was in London instead of anywhere in Asia. =.=



Day4: The London Meetup

The meetup happened at All Bar One, really nice place actually~ Karin who suggested the location ended up having to assist for a shoot. Boo.

There was a girl who came all the way from Cambridge and a boy from Surrey, so instead of the initial plan of just having a quick lunch I decided that we should hang out a bit more to make their trips worth it. So I suggested going to the Victoria & Albert Museum after one of the guys mentioned how nice it was.

In the end 4 of us headed over, and its really really cool~ I like it better than the British Museum.

Didn't take a lot of photos, but these are some of the awesomeness that was there.

View in the gardens.

Mega tapestries.

Instruments always = love.

Just imagine dining here.

We thought about sitting down for a drink, but were too rushed for time to do so. ;_;

The Melville bed.

Epic bed is epic~

My handphone photo's terrible, see it in its full glory here.

Think this carriage is used when the Queen is crowned. I wannnnnnn.


It was wonderful, I only wish I had more time... simply too much stuff to be seen~ T_T

*Updating with meetup photo~

Here, the piece you see us checking out in V&A has this beautiful beautiful passage/poem that struck me:

I
When the knell rung for the dying
soundeth for me
and my corse coldly is lying
neath the green tree

II
When the turf strangers are heaping
covers my breast
Come not to gaze on me weeping
I am at rest

III
All my life coldly and sadly
The days have gone by
I who dreamed wildly and madly
am happy to die

IV
Long since my heart has been breaking
Its pain is past
A time has been set to its aching
Peace comes at last

- Emily Georgiana


I actually attempted translating this into Chinese just to share with some friends. I really really love it. T_T




A sincere thank you to my dearests who travelled so far just to see me. I hope you'd enjoyed the day as much as I did, and that I'd answered your questions.

Go on, chase your dreams.

8 comments :

Bren said...

Love the new work.. looks like a new development from your style and it's exciting.

dante direnç said...

I see your work's gone on to pursue the theatrical..it's apt considering London's theatre scene is the highest of the performing arts there (so I've heard anyway, first is theatre, second is film, third is television, and then the reality TV people).
Lol to the guy who jerked off. Though why he'd be there in the first place is a good question itself.

Bren said...

The model resembles Bai Ling.

I hope the dude's johnny get frostbit in the cold and fall off. :)

LOU said...

Are you feeling better? London's so beautiful <3 Can't wait to see the new works when you get back! - Joyce Poh

Ana Skye said...

Helloooo! xD
I had a really great day with you! :D

Plus Friday as well, that was fun trying them clothes on and you look so very gorgeous yesterday. :D

Hope you have a great time in England before you leave! xD

Nik said...

I think of the impressions of first two photos... a lot ... they open your creativity and you by new...

Nik Nikopol

riverstyx said...

nice :) the wings are cool, though that location look really, really cold... i feel sorry for the model!

as for that guy..bizarre.. :S

wish i coulda been there at All Bar One. hope u had fun ;)

jiayan said...

i loved that poem in V&A as well.
i was just standing there for ages and appreciate it.
lovely lovely thing! x