Elle 10 - The Next Big Thing, Oct 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dresses from Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair (left) and All Saints (right); Heels from YSL.

Elle 10 - The Next Big Thing
Elle Singapore, Oct 2010

Photographed in Los Angeles by Conan Thai, styling and makeup by Zhang Jingna.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Photography & styling: Zhang Jingna
Hair: Nicoletta Gauci

Makeup: Lindsey Rivera

Model: Alli Cripe/Photogenics

Photo Assistant: Matthew Chretien
Special thanks: Errol Higgins Studio

Finally overcame my jet lag. Now I've gone back to my unhealthy cycle of sleeping at 4am. Blehh.

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 - Awakening of the Trailblazer

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I was so excited when I found out that Singapore is the first country to be showing the new Gundam 00 movie outside Japan. On the same day as the Japanese premier no less. I haven't been excited about a movie in a long time and I was really looked forward to seeing this.

The show opened with some unexpectedly hilarious moments, I enjoyed all the rest of it, tightly packed, good music and all. With except a small nagging feeling that the climax wasn't as impactful as I had hoped it would be, it's really not terrible, I guess I just wished for more.

The ending was a tad abrupt, I was almost disappointed for a moment, but it eventually wrapped up beautifully with an omake after the credits at the very end. 

"Peace cannot be achieved by force. It can only be attained by understanding each other. "

I've always loved quotes from the Gundam series. The talks of war, peace and belief always makes me think that life is so much larger than just an individual of self, yet at the same time, I can make a difference in this gargantuan place by doing my best, no matter how small my actions are.

It was probably from being obsessed with Gundam Wing as a child, the things it taught me so deeply ingrained in me now -- hope, belief, persistence; existence, protect, future.

So perhaps it's only me, but watching the 00 movie was really inspiring and motivating all over again.

PS: Setsuna's all grown up (and hot) now. Totally saw some Heero moments in there.