Thursday, 11 September 2014

child of the sun



taja

while i am growing up, my parents are growing old, my brother and i are growing apart, and most adults are revealing themselves to be psychopaths. i could wish i was seven again or i could call my family and tell them they are the best, naega choegoya! neither would work though because wishes are like promises made by politicians, they are not real, and my mobile phone plan doesn't allow international calls (i get reception on a good day). there are no alternatives. let's invade a country. no! surround yourself with goodness. reduce your ecological footprint. leave those who do not make you feel free. switch from t-mobile, to anything else.

Friday, 5 September 2014

fe fi fo fum



shop kinobi / a curation by ally

when we shot this ally showed me some references she liked. she didn't know but one of them was a photograph that i took. i was given my own work as reference. #myworkisdone #startedfromthebottom #dropsmic

Sunday, 3 August 2014

our beta test




you know when people stir the dreams you carry, reminding you every day is game day? we walked all over new york city, often finding ourselves submerged in the aspirations of others. everyone has a reason to be here, or at least everyone believes they have a reason to be here. which is a good enough reason by any means, but no one wants to be just good enough. you want to be the very best (pokemon master #that no one ever was).

Friday, 25 July 2014

thursday sunday





thursday sunday

every time i wear an australian label people ask 'where did you get this from?' and i'm left to confirm the worst. 'you're not gonna dress like this shopping at zara, sweet cake', my internal monologue will say while i ask myself why in the world i would even internally use 'sweet cake'. i mean i don't even know this person but i guess i don't know what a 'sweet cake' is either so perhaps the moniker makes sense. i will then realise they are staring at me waiting for a response and i ponder how long i can stay silent for before they wave their right hand in front of my face asking with what they think is witty sarcasm 'hello?' when it's patience and not my response that's lacking. if they're old fashioned (or old) they might add 'earth to aimee, earth to aimee' in which i will recount the 'earth to brent' monologue from zoolander before doing a dance to WHAM! taking up even more of everyone's time. by now they want to punch me in the face so i tell them to peruse through the following labels as they are what sustains me:


my favourite days of the week are also thursday and sunday, coincidently or not.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

永别香港


2012


mongkok, kowloon


kiki clutching mata hari


ken and carmen


leo 


le petit prince



anna


dance like michael jackson


the footpath is two inches away


wanchai, hong kong


dude be reading paper, tai ping shan


tram


bff taylor 

 her



i
when i bought my ticket home a huge sense of relief washed over me, as though i had been fighting a hun invasion under general conscription during the han dynasty and it was finally over, when all i ever did was live in one of the most efficient cities in the world. sure, work got insane at one (many) point (s), leaving my sanity in question, but i addressed the problem (s) in a way many people in their early 20s without much life experience would, by not addressing it (them) at all. bad idea. life experience: check.

ii
we cross paths with people throughout life. when we're open to knowing them, we establish relationships (by baring our souls and hoping the listener doesn't destroy us with our secrets). then as our lives progress we become less open, or more guarded, and those same bonds are never really created again, or not in the same way. late teens was when i formed many of my strongest relationships (no matter where i was). then i entered the real world and learnt life would never be the same again. that's sad, but so is getting one strawberry mentos and 19 orange ones in a 'mixed fruit' pack.

iii
i have so many quirks that are plain irksome but my friends are still my friends and would take a shot for me in lazer tag any day if i offered enough cash upfront. i never noticed how annoying i was (am) until i met someone with identical peculiarities. so for the all the times i walked away without a word to buy snacks while everyone's in conversation, stopped talking mid-sentence to think about pomegranates, listened to you with glazed eyes because i was still thinking about pomegranates, brushed my teeth in the living room, and left a country without saying goodbye, i'm sorry. thank you for still being my friend.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Friday, 21 March 2014

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

dance dance dance



when you're young, you solve your problems by following your ideals. your intuition is your lonely planet. not always practical, but you take comfort in your pure heart and clear conscience. however you should still always carry a back up plan in your front pocket (and several other options in various odd locations, i.e. between your books, underneath the vase you received for your first house warming, in the gluten free cookies' jar) for there will be forest fires even when you live by the sea, and bad days even when your eyeliner is on point.

what ever you're going through, remember rain forests regrow rapidly and there's a tutorial for nine different eyeliner looks in under eight minutes on youtube.