going goth

A party invite was sent out. It was requested that people dress up:

Be Sixty. Be Sassy. Be Sparky. Be Gothic. Be Manly. Be Naughty.

Dressing up is always so much fun, so Ha and I went all out, from the big wild hair down to the black nails and studded cuffs.

Memorable moments throughout the night, but the best was the first. Ha and I were just stepping into the elevator at her apartment complex on our way out and there were two little girls in there. One was around 10 and the other one a bit younger. I felt a little bit awkward, thinking that we must look kind of scary to them, kinda like in spiderman2 when he's in the elevator, trying to avoid direct eye contact. The 10 year old shyly looks up at us, then checks us out a bit more thoroughly and simply says, "You look great." The elevator door opens and holding her sister's hand, they both leave. Did she really say that...? Awhhh....so sweet :)

At the beginning of the night...

By the end...

It was quite a party. There was live music:

Craziness all around...

Plenty of tongue. Can we say....Oral fixation???

And some late night dim-sum sillyness.

killywell video shoot

A lazy Sunday afternoon, enveloped by sunlight and the soothing ephemeral rhythms of killywell, nostalgic, a lingering sense of moments past.

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Taken at Singapore's Botanical Gardens

Along a path in Sapa


2 inches

Went to get my hair cut over the weekend. Normally, Xuan cuts it for me but she was not there, so I let one of her employees do it. All I wanted was a trim, since I wanted to maintain the length. The person, asked how much, I said "2 inches" and even demonstrated how much two inches was with my thumb and forefinger. "You have so much hair", he says... at which I smile and again demonstrate only "2 inches" off please.

The over-eager hairdresser chopped off 6 inches!!! God damn it!!!! I should have known better. Beware of happy go lucky hairdressers who have their own agendas.

It's pretty, he assures me. I don't want pretty, I want to easily wrap my hair into a bun, you idiot!!!

I'm so annoyed. Now I have to carry around a hair-tie with me everywhere I go and it will be another 6 months till it grows out to the original length. How inconvenient. No tip for him.

the hotlist

Well, at least in my opinion...

Cassie Ventura, Kate Bosworth, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron, Kristen Kruek, Natalie Portman, Jessica Alba, Rachel Bilson, and Angelina Jolie.

Daniel Henney, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Rodrigo Santoro, Channing Tatum, and Orlando Bloom