• Fashion

    Rock ‘N’ Roll Look is Back!

    This fall, it seems that the rock ‘n’ roll look is back. I already have a lot of these types of outfits in my wardrobe. So I don’t really have to buy new clothes for the trend. Many of them are from second-hand shops, flea markets, charity shops, etc. I mean, if you want original vintage clothing, you will have to buy real used clothes from the actual periods. It could be from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and so on. I have bought many items as low as £5 each and I still use them. So going to vintage markets is one of my favourite pastimes. I can buy many good, trendy clothes home for nothing. Luckily, there are also lots of charity shops near my place. I bought a pair of good condition jeans from a well-known brand from one of the charity shops near me about a couple of years ago for just £5, which I still use them today. I had also purchased a vintage leopard jumper in Covent Garden about 3-4 years ago for just £5 as well, which I also still wear it today. I think, in my wardrobe, I have 50% new clothes and 50% second-hand clothes. Funny enough I tend to wear second-hand clothes more than new clothes, which are way more expensive. The brand new clothes, I bought it once and maybe use it only a few times or on rare occasions. The clothes that I dress often are simply vintage stuff.

    I always forget that my sunglasses reflect my mobile phone when I’m taking photos.
    I bought this Iron Maiden tee some years ago which was about £15, I think. But it’s also original. The faux leather jacket was also £15, which I bought it on sale from H&M near Covent Garden Station (I think the store is no longer there) about 10 years ago. I still wear it. Now this type of biker jacket is a hit again.
    Now, there is no mobile phone reflection in my sunglasses.
    Back home again – at the entrance of the village.
    Iron Maiden vintage t-shirt.
    Home sweet home.
    Cute hair clip to add a contrast to a raw style.
  • Adventure

    Notting Hill Carnival

    Believe it or not, it’s the first time that I attended Notting Hill Carnival last month. I had never been to Notting Hill Carnival before now. I don’t know why it took me so long to finally go see the carnival. Maybe it’s because it’s too warm, too many people, and it may be dangerous. But last month I spontaneously went there, at long last. It wasn’t that bad. Too many people, yes. But it’s okay. I have been to concerts and music festivals where there are 1000s and 1000s of people as well. A lot more people than this. They are also drunk people. So, it makes no difference to me. I have now experienced Notting Hill Carnival. I might go back next year.

    I remember when Mumford & Sons concert was over in Victoria Park in June this year, I walked out of the park on my way home among tens of thousands of people. I walked in the middle of a massive mass of concertgoers all around me. It was quite scary. I was thinking, what if I’m getting sick, so how the ambulance is gonna reach me? And it was a long way to go before I got to the train station, which was too many people, so I had to catch a bus home instead. But it was worth it. The concert was epic! I really liked it. I will, for sure, attend their next concerts again in the future.

    Selfie with a beautiful house in Notting Hill.
  • Entertainment,  Film,  Lifestyle,  Video Post

    Watching Sci-fi Film

    I was focusing on revising my drama screenplay “Lost Son,” then the lights suddenly went out not long ago. I couldn’t edit my script when there’s so little light since it’s not good for my eyes. I must then watch a film instead. I have always wanted to see “Blade Runner 2049.” So I must take this opportunity to watch it. But I’m not sure if I could watch it till the end tonight. I have to get up early tomorrow to do lots of things, and to continue to rewrite my drama manuscript. This film is very long, by the way. So I’m not sure if I could manage to finish it tonight. I will begin to watch it, anyway. Then I will see how far I can go.

    I love sci-fi movies besides horror and comedy, and sometimes drama and romance. I just like watching good films. That’s all. I have seen lots of sci-fi films. I even consider making sci-fi films in the future myself. I have a strong interest in science, computer games (although I don’t play games that much since I’m not that young no more), past & future, time travel, mystery, and the like. I think, it’s quite interesting how we utilise our imagination to the fullest extent to visualize how it would be like if there is another world like us, another dimension, another galaxy, another life, etc. Or maybe, there is heaven & hell even. The possibilities are endless when we don’t really know whether the things we envision actually exist or not. It just remains a mystery for years to come or, perhaps, for eternity.

    That’s why the unknown just fascinates me to some degree. Do we never get to know the answers? How long do we have to wait and do the research until we unlock the truth? Or maybe, it is best that way that we know nothing about the things we don’t know.

  • Self Development

    Stalkers

    I have been stalking by my neighbours for the past 1-2 years, especially during summertime because it’s warm, so they can just open their terrace doors and come outside to stand and stare at me constantly without giving a damn how I would feel! Their flats are just the opposite mine. So they can just look right through my windows. One of them is white, which I’m not sure if he’s white British or not, he even lives with his girlfriend or wife. But he doesn’t care. He just stalks me when she doesn’t see. But he slows down a little bit after I have given him a stern look a few times lately. But in the past, he even called his friend that I am now coming out of my flat and standing on my balcony. He said it out loud, as if he didn’t think I could speak and understand English. When he saw me walking down the road passing his flat, he would come out and stare at me as if I am not human or something. I have no feeling whatsoever. He made me feel like a sex object in broad daylight, right in front of my face. I almost cried. Often time, I was thinking to go over to his flat and tell him to stop stalking me. But since now he doesn’t seem to stalk me that much anymore, so I put that idea on hold for now.

    But another male neighbour – who looks Chinese or Vietnamese or Thai, but he looks Chinese to me – he still continues to stalk me and it’s getting worse and worse. Recently, I even saw him open his terrace door and take pictures of me or film me. The first few times I saw it, I thought maybe I was paranoid. So I didn’t think anything serious about it. Also, as soon as he saw me see him doing it, he would then point his mobile phone that he used to take pictures of me or film me to another direction instead pretending he’s filming the nature, the garden, and things like that not me. But 2 weeks ago, he did take pictures of me or film me again while I was cooking dinner in my flat. I then gave him the finger! When he saw me giving him the finger, he stopped taking pictures of me or filming me and walked away.

    It was the last straw. I then called the police right away. The police arrived and promised me to go talk to the male. But before they left, one of the police officers, who was female, saw my fish sauce in my open kitchen, she then asked me where I’m from, how long I have been living in UK, what I do for a living, and so on. When I told her that her questions seem irrelevant to the matter, she replied that she just wanted to know so that she could put it in the report. After the police left, I didn’t see them going over to the male’s flat to ask him as they promised me. But I could be wrong. After that day, the man still continues to stalk me as usual. I mean, if the police did actually speak to him, he would be scared and stop doing what he’s doing. So how come he still carries on to stalk me – nothing has changed. Tomorrow, if I see him stalk me again I will go over and speak to him myself. I will also report him to the neighbourhood team, to make them aware of the situation.

    The reason why I blog about it is that to make people aware of that this is one of the main reasons why many victims in sexual assault cases do not want to come forward or report the offenders since they fear nobody would believe them anyway. The result would then be that they end up embarrassing themselves for reporting the crime in the first place. Some who are very vulnerable could even wind up committing suicide because of shame, and also because they are being victimised further by others who do not want or refuse to believe them. I will therefore encourage all victims to come forward no matter what. If you do not speak up for yourself, you let the culprits continue to do what they want as long as no one dares to speak up.

    Photo from last year.
  • Entertainment,  Film,  Video Post

    Notting Hill

    I rarely go to Notting Hill. But today, I had something to do around the area, so I just walked around Portobello Road Market for a short while. Then I saw this shop (photo below) that was the same shop used in the film Notting Hill, which Hugh Grant was the owner of it in the film. I then needed to take a photo of it. It’s now a gift shop. Or, maybe it’s always a gift shop and they just changed it into a bookstore in the film. I don’t know. Anyway, it’s the first time that I noticed this shop in Portobello Road. Maybe because I usually go to Portobello Road during the weekends when it’s busy and there’s a lot of stalls and people. So, you can’t really see this shop. Today is Tuesday, so it’s quiet in Portobello Road, therefore I saw this shop for the first time. It felt quite special when I walked past the shop since I could recognise it from the film Notting Hill. The film is a classic. You can watch it again and again. I think.

    The Travel Bookshop from the film Notting Hill.
  • News

    Drama Screenplay: Lost Son

    I have been working all day long. Now I will take a break for a little while before I start revising my drama screenplay “Lost Son.” Or, I will watch a movie, to relax and chill out to regain my energy. What a day. I can see, I really need to take a time out. I just have to be careful tonight, though, that I won’t be working too late. I need a good sleep as well. I’m still a little tired from going to bed late last night. So working too much doesn’t really help if you’re exhausted, and the thing you want to get it done is still undone. So I’d better get enough rest, so that I can continue to work more effectively.

    This drama script is also very unique, just in a different way from my horror short “Blood Type O.” But they are equally original since they are both based on true events. That’s why I enjoy writing both screenplays because I know the stories well. I just write what I know and nothing more. So, everything that happens in the plots of these 2 manuscripts is mostly true. I can’t reveal that much of the plot of my drama manuscript at the moment. It’s best to keep it under wraps for now. I’m just so excited to continue to work on it right after my horror short filmmaking project is over. I get a feeling, it will be a good screenplay. A good script produces a good film – most of the time. You can’t really go wrong with that. I have also now learned almost all aspects of filmmaking from my 2 previous shorts I have made so far, and plus I am an actor myself working on sets now and again, so I am certain that my future filmmaking projects will be better and easier to execute.

    An example of a screenplay.
  • News

    Final Revision

    I will do a final revision of my drama spec script today “Lost Son.” I want to make sure everything looks good before I decide to take it to the next level which is, perhaps, to turn it into a feature-film. My filming project of the horror short “BTO” is almost over. So today, I think I have time to go over my feature-length screenplay one last time. When I have time, I have to work on my other projects as well – just to utilise my time to the fullest extent. Today is Monday, thus I will be very busy. I have to work as well. Then, when I come home I have to edit my drama manuscript and do lots of things. I sleep very little now, maybe about 4-5 hours a day. Well, it’s still enough. You have to sleep at least 6 hours per day. So 4-5 hours a day is still not bad. I wish, we had 48 hours a day. Then I think I can achieve more. 24 Hours a day is nothing when you are busy.

    After I finish the rewrite of my drama screenplay, I will also continue with my new project which is to turn it into a novel as well. That’s why I need to completely finalise my drama script first before I can move on to the next activity. The prospect of writing my first novel fills me with thrill. So much that it makes me want to get up in the middle of the night and work on the idea, which I did yesterday till late night. I think I went to bed around 2 am this morning. I think that’s the way it should be. You have to fall in love with your plan since it awakens your interest to a degree that you can’t ignore. You just want to bring it to life as soon as possible.

    From last year.
  • Food,  Lifestyle

    Morning Rain

    The rain is pouring down like crazy, which I like it. I normally don’t like rain if I have to walk around in the city or have to go to work. But when it rains in the morning and I am off work, then it’s okay. Where I live is also quite idyllic. The rain therefore revitalises a dull Sunday morning and adds something extra special to the already calm surroundings. I don’t plan to go anywhere today since I have lots to do. So I don’t mind the rain. So if it rains all day, then it is fine with me. One good thing of living close to the nature is that when it rains like this, you feel so peaceful, full of life and energy, and your creativity increases.

    I got up and made my coffee straight away. I have to start my day with a caffeine before I can, actually, begin my day. I also made some toasts with Red Leicester cheese and red onion for breakfast. It’s a simple early meal. But it tastes yummy. The combination of the red cheese and the red onion just creates a contrasting, delicious flavour. Now, I’m ready to start my day. There’s a lot of tasks that I have to go through today. It’s weekend. Thus, it seems like I’d be enjoying the day off. But, I’m far from it. I, actually, work 7 days a week. As an actor, writer, and a filmmaker I don’t think you really have a day off, especially when you are in the stage of establishing your career.

    The morning rain.
    Morning coffee.
    My simple but yummy breakfast.
  • Adventure

    Camden Market

    I decided to go to Camden Market today. I always think of lots of possible places to go. But I often end up going to Camden Market, anyway. Next time, I promise myself to go somewhere else. There’s a lot of people at Camden Market today as usual. Well, because the weather was nice as well. I walked around and had Thai/Asian food for lunch. I don’t really buy clothes from Camden Market. I think, they are quite expensive and there isn’t any that I really like. If I want to buy vintage clothing, then I go to Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane Market, and Portobello Road Market instead. Camden Market is more for food lovers, I think. There are lots of jewellery as well. Too many that I couldn’t decide what to buy. I will have to go back another day and take my time to try them on.

    With Chucky – Camden Market.
    Selfie time.
    I always eat Asian food when I go to Camden Market.
    At Camden Market.
  • Adventure,  Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Vintage Markets

    It’s Saturday today. I feel like going to vintage markets around London. The sun was shining and all earlier this morning when I stood up. Now, the sun stops shining. But I still want to go out to take a break from my work for a while, and to experience something new. I might even get some new inspirations by going out and exploring new settings. I just hope it’s not gonna rain. No sunshine, no problem, just no rain. I have checked the weather forecast, and there will be no rain. But you never know. British weather can be unpredictable. Anyway, I have to go out. I might go to Portobello Road Market. It’s been a while since I visited it. Then, I might have some antique items home. I like buying vintage stuff. Not because they cost nothing. But because they are something rare and unique. I don’t like filling my home with lots of knick-knacks. But I like buying vintage fashion and jewellery. That’s what I walk around the flea markets for, to look for some cool second-hand clothing to add to my wardrobe.

    Vintage fashion
    Second-hand clothing
    Antique market
    Food market
    London rain
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