Thanks to blogger's sophisticated time keeping, I am well aware of my absence for 12 days from the blogging world. First of all, I blame my sloth. Then X for visiting Melbourne with his family prior to his graduation today in Sydney, then the flu. Especially the flu, because I remember taking the flu vaccine 2 weeks ago. Proves that flu vaccination works fuck wonder. Also, the Sydney branch of the agency I work for lost a major account and had retrenched 40+ people. Everyone's kinda jumpy but they can fire me for I care. I miss being a bum after getting a 2 day sick leave. Nevertheless, I had heaps of fun watching all the DVDs I bought and intended to watch but never got around to. And someone need to say this: Spiderman 3 sucks like an Electrolux. We watch it because we are all so dumb.
If you've seen me in KFC with a can of Pepsi Max today, I was reading this book.
Once you get over the guy's fetish over meditation and His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, it's actually a fun and inspirational read. In fact, you'll even feel jealous of him achieving all this mental tranquility and happiness. AND survive Hollywood at the same time. For Lynch, creativity, or the big idea comes from intuition. I'd like to offer the same advice sometimes, but that pretty much translates to 'either you have it, or you don't', which is not a piece of advice. It's more like a ticket for a ride up to the center of 'Why you shouldn't have asked for my advice because now you feel shit'. Also, because I'm not a big shot film director. My favorite, yet cliched line from the book: If you do what you believe in and have a failure, that's one thing: you can still live with youself. But if you don't it's like dying twice. It's very, very painful.
Amazing. This magazine titled FORM actually uploaded all their back issues since 1957 on to their website. This is a page from the year I was born. I'd like to live in those times when human kept achieving breakthroughs in technology and design. Nowadays we're just enhancing what we already have. Normal Swatch becomes thin Swatch, cars turn into hybrid cars, calculators become solar powered calculators, Walkman evolves into iPods, small is the new big is the new small, letters > emails. I'd like to be there when they first revealed the computer mouse, or maybe the first water kettle and be scared shitless. Instead of taking everything for granted and keep complaing about how things could be smaller/ faster/ thinner/ more beautiful/ smarter......
Apparently we can find the first Sushi Burger in Melbourne at J-Cafe along Exhibition St between Bourke and Little Bourke. I've never been there. I don't really get the idea. It's like selling wheat grass shot mixed with weed. They cancel each other out. Anyway, anybody game for a Mcvalue sushi meal sometime?
You work weird hours. Eg. overtime at night. You get paid to make the client happy. Your employer keeps almost every penny from the client. You are rewarded for fulfilling the client's dreams. Your friendships fall apart and you end up hanging out with people in the same profession as you. When meeting the client you always have to be perfectly groomed... But when you go home it feels like you just came back from hell. The client always wants to pay less but expects more from you. You have difficulties explaining your job. Everyday when you wake up, you say to yourself: "I'm not going to do this for the rest of my life."
CONGRATULATIONS! You're no different than a prostitute! This is from my friend doing design. God bless him. Oddly, I kept thinking about accountants when I was reading the mail. Lucky I'm just an art director.