PHOTO DIARY: Asian Party

that night and many nights after.

Asian party 2018 | A Beautiful Distraction by Ruo Ling Lu

the thing is, other than catching the bus in the morning and on our days off, I don’t think we actually see much of the village in the sunlight.

not trying to be racist or anything, but really, all of us who were there that night were Asians - fact. always stick to the fact, kids. that one night when most of us didn’t need to work the next day - thanks to the Washington trip - the Thais, the twenty-one of them organized a cookout and we were unexpectedly invited over. now, I don’t remember much from that night, except a lot of awfully mixed alcoholic drinks and comparing which one was better, trying to learn each other’s languages - only the good words, not the profanity… I swear (haha #punintended) and childhood games that all of us know, despite the fact that we grew up in different countries.

after that, there were many nights spent at the corridors outside of either #136 or #118, shitting about our work and talking about whatever happened in the park that day - like a supervisor walking to Target buying burger buns because the park ran out of them (really? the way park is run… =.=). funnily, what exactly they’re mostly about, I can’t tell now.

and then there was a night in the kitchen teaching Polish and Czech Republic friends how to use the chopsticks. there was another night where we cooked for Khai’s birthday, and by the time “dinner” was ready, her birthday had already passed. and there was this night that finally it’s the Malaysians turn to cook for the Thais. so we ate bak kut teh at the basketball court. there’s also this one night, we carried a six-pack and walked all the way back from 7-Eleven, joking that it was nothing after pushing carts and carrying turkey legs for months.

and then there was the night shortly before Nok left. the idea was to hangout and listen to our favourite music, but she came to me with Kris’s leftover bed sheet that wasn’t returned and we lay on the wet grass (no, nope, the sheets ain’t helping) talking about life instead of living and talking about catching Arctic Monkey’s concert together in the future. we bought each other drinks and we laughed because… we bought the same thing for each other. XD we listened to Alexandra Savior’s song and watched the night sky and made our wishes when we caught a “falling star” flashing by. it was so chilly that at one point, I went back to my room to change into my sweatpants. when we could no longer keep our eyes open, even though we barely finished our drinks, we said goodnight and went back to our rooms to sleep. I could never stand the cold and I hated that I had grass and dew on my pants but after all it was well worth it.

even then, I always find it somehow amusing, that on this dot somewhere on the map, I once did all these.


a sweet end to my ten weeks of internship


Kavi dead to the world. this guy pulled a lie on us and made us so sad for a few days. well done ah!


a night filled with food, games and laughter to mark the end of my internship. it was a fruitful and fun ten-weeks and I'm pretty sure it'll only be half the fun without these people. till we meet (and maybe someday, work) again! :)


PHOTO DIARY: Chasing Night


an ode to my internship days...

passed by this area almost everyday during my internship period. one night we ate at Buns and it's only up close that I realized the walls are tiled. another time I was stuck in the traffic jam and contemplated how this area looked so 90s Hong Kong so I swooped a photo of the Subway signage.

so I asked Ash if he wanted to do a photo-walk around. since I haven't touched my camera for a long while anyway.


lonely fish tank and not-so-lonely fishes. spot moi from the reflection!


"cut it into 8 pieces."
"8? I thought we agreed on 20?"
"since when did I say 20?"
"20. 20 takes a shorter time to boil. and oh, remember to remove his wedding ring before you dump the parts into the pot."


it was drizzling before we head out. bonus~


the funny thing about this set of photos is... I had a totally different idea when I shot it. but when I edited them, I decided to go for the "Blade-Runner-esque" direction that's trending now. (see Liam Wong's and Marilyn Mugot's work.) didn't go all in though because I don't think they're exactly suitable. another night adventure perhaps?


anyway, also realized that I haven't played with angles for agesss. feel rusted because I spend most of my effort in editing. XD it's time to brush up my skill (and eye O.o).

till the next adventure~!

(no, don't get me wrong. I will still be posting, but I'm itching for some adventures as well. XD)