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Oct 9

Mandarin Ode to Vancouver Friends

So I had to write a small composition about my favorite city, so I picked Vancouver because it’s the only other city I can freely talk about. I wrote 130 characters — give or take — and made me realize just how much you can say on Weibo in 140 characters. Once I have a better handling of words, I might really do 140 Chinese characters music and movie reviews on there~

我的最喜欢城市是温哥华。 我曾经在那里学过图像设计和动画设计。
我一定对温哥华很熟悉比利马。 我很喜欢经常跟朋友们到处跑和照照片。
我常常想温哥华,对我的温哥华朋友有很深的感情,所以就像再来看看他们。我觉得他们跟以前不一样,我们越来越大,一些朋友有孩子也是越来越忙,但是他们跟以前一样热情。

Mind you, this hasn’t been grammatically checked. xD

No, there are no hidden messages on this post.

I’m just watching Buddha Mountain and it struck me like a bucket of chilly water — Fan Bingbing reminded me of Masami Nagasawa. No? Maybe? A little bit?

I don’t think they’re exactly the same, but they have similarities — though I think Fan Bingbing is EXTRA pale, both of them are whiter than usual. And while I link Masami Nagasawa’s image as a lot more dorky [1] — and not necessarily a favorite in my list of favorites — she seems to be sneaking a lot into my watching list (eg. I just saw her on Kiseki).

Fan Bingbing, she’s been on my radar for a while now… and even though I’ve only seen her in one other project (My Way), a few couple of phothoshoots… I’m beginning to like her a lot more. When watching her on Buddha Mountain, I kept thinking she seems like an uber intense version of Nagasawa. LOL

The fashion industry is in the throes of recognizing that their new consumer is not the white middle class — it’s multiracial, it’s international, it’s transcultural.

Why the Rise of Asia in Fashion Isn’t as Beautiful as It Seems

Thuy Linh Tu on the Future of Fashion

The Voice of China: My Top4

October 1, 2012 — 1 Comment

This is it. This is why I don’t follow reality TV contests, and this is my final posting on The Voice of China, which I had greatly enjoyed at the beginning for its variety in music styles.

But after a few episodes that tended to be on the frustrating side… I just… can’t take it any longer. I think the final is next episode (and Adam Lambert is supposed to be on). It was a good ride, but I do not wish to see the ending to this.

This is my line-up to the Top4:

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Harper’s Bazaar China loves to celebrate with Faye Wong and photographer Chen Man, this is why both of them grace the cover of this year’s anniversary Harper’s Bazaar edition celebrating their 26th year. They celebrated their 25th year the same way.

So being the lover of photography that I am, I went around and look them all up — including last years photos. You can also check this Faye/HB photoshoot.

And as you can see, I have instantly fallen deeply in love with photographer Chen Man’s work. And I’ve already ordered her book Chen Man: Works 2003-2010, and added her tag xD so you can maybe expect more Chen Man postings in the future.