(my unused Shanghai Tang mugs)
I feel a little guilty that I haven’t been as social as I could be. I’ve been really appreciating my downtime more often than ever. I generally prefer eating at home cooking and being completely aware with what my body is ingesting. A lot of restaurants out here use so much MSG it freaks me out. I wouldn’t say that I’ve become neurotic but I do try to control my diet if I don’t have many opportunities to work out. (Hong Kong Air Quality is so poor, I don’t even bother)
My weekends and weekdays are no different, as shoot schedules can be on a Monday morning or a Sunday evening. I find the most quiet time on weekends, while everyone is out running amok to their local meat markets. I don’t have TV so I miss out on all the shows and local programming. (But then again, since I left Toronto -Asia has been behind in airing my favourite dramas) Instead, I’ve finished seasons of Californiacation, Hung, and now i’m working on 30 Rock. My days are dragging a little but maybe its a good thing.
I’m out of the loop when it comes to the rest of the world. I get my news from Twitter. A little lame, but thankfully I’ve got a good list of tweeps who conversate entertaining facts for me to read.
I’ve been ironing out blog entries on work updates, shoots, editorials, shows, interviews etc etc… without much personal introspective on my life. So here goes… first of all, I’m having a pseudo-family reunion with 4 of 6 family members +3 next week. My sister+fam, my bro+gf and my mom will be in KL and I’m extremely excited. We haven’t had a reunion since 2006 at my sister’s wedding. Between the 6 of us, we live in 4 different cities and sometimes 5 when my dad’s not in Vancouver, so its a huuuuuuuuge deal. 🙂
There are some great work opportunities at the moment which could mean spending more time in KL vs HK for the latter half of the year. Other huge ones that are lurking around suggest I should hit up the new film hub – Beijing. Big decisions, big decisions… nothing new really. I’m always just barely hanging on and jumping when the gut says jump.
I think I have a problem with commitment. I don’t think its because I can’t dedicate time. I think its because I have a fear of complacency. I think that fear drives me to keep looking at other places and other options all the time. Maybe not such a bad thing right?
(defn loving this jacket – Shanghai Tang F/W 2010)