20 September, 2006

if you had one day left, what would you do?

reporting totty-style

scene: asia's absurdest capital
person: yours truly, dressed as a hippy dippy hungarian milk maid
object of her attention: imf managing director

background: thai minister cancels his speech, bolts from the building.

f trots tottily over (in spanish)
OI. don't you find it a bit *STRANGE* that you are here giving closing remarks and totally failing to acknowledge the fact that there has been a military coup?
r: er
f: yes? so? hello? can i have a reaction please?
r: errrrrrr
f: TALK!

the end

19 September, 2006


``There's nothing better than a great romance... to ruin a perfectly good friendship.'' runs the tag line.........

god i love my crud. especially when they spawn colossal crushes.
while poked up in a hotel room in asia's absurdest city. with a coup going on

life-altering encounters in hotels with strangers

what does your birth date mean?

do this test and let me know........

i got:

Independent and dominant, you tend to be the alpha dog in most situations.
You're very confident, and hardly anything ever shakes you.
Mundane tasks tend to drain you - you prefer to be making great plans.
You are quite original. When people don't "get" you, it bothers you a lot.

Your strength: Your ability to gain respect

Your weakness: Caring too much what others think

Your power color: Orange-red

Your power symbol: Letter X

Your power month: October

keep your medieval citations to yourself?

funniest e-mail sent to me two days ago

(AFP) Pope to deliver Angelus blessing as Muslim fury continues

Enraged by comments that they're prone to violence, Muslims
burned churches and threatened to kill the pope.

basta la pasta

18 September, 2006

why i travel in the words of others

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and
enjoy the journey.
- Babs Hoffman

The world is a book, and those who do not travel
read only a page.
- Augustine (354-430)

Man always travels along precipices... His truest
obligation is to keep his balance.
- Pope John Paul II

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.
Take off all your envies, jealousies,
unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.
- Glenn Clark

I am one of those who never knows the direction of
my journey until I have almost arrived.
- Anna Louise Strong

The most important trip you may take in life is
meeting people halfway.
- Henry Boye

Two great talkers will not travel far together.
- Spanish Proverb

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single
- Confucius

I love to travel, But hate to arrive
- Albert Einstein

If you actually look like your passport photo, you
aren't well enough to travel
- Sir Vivian Fuchs

A child on a farm sees a plane fly by overhead and
dreams of a faraway place A traveler on the plane
sees the farmhouse and dreams of home
- Carl Burns

les enfants terribles

Les privilèges de la beauté sont immenses. Elle agit même sur ceux qui ne la constatent pas

17 September, 2006

travesty of justice (lady V copyright)

today i tried, between breaking (personally) news, to photograph a telling scene, in a bar, of a banner saying (quite seriously btw) no smooching
it was going to be my one this-picture-says-it-all indictment of singapore.
ALAS my shit camera is broke. so i downloaded something that approximates the fascism of this place.
regardless, it is a travesty of justice.
i have risked death dropping cigarette stubs.

16 September, 2006

``Smoking disinfects the lungs''


read it

cellar door

"Most English-speaking people...will admit that cellar door is 'beautiful', especially if dissociated from its sense (and from its spelling). More beautiful than, say, sky, and far more beautiful than beautiful. Well then, in Welsh for me cellar doors are extraordinarily frequent, and moving to the higher dimension, the words in which there is pleasure in the contemplation of the association of form and sense are abundant."

J.R.R. Tolkien

13 September, 2006

12 September, 2006

down maude down

Q: "I have a one-year-old unspayed female mini dachsund who constantly humps my arm!
A: "This is a dominance issue. Not a sexual issue. She is trying to tell you that she is above you in the pack. It is not a good thing. You need to grab her by the knap of the neck and look her in the eyes and say no. The mother dog would do this by taking her by the knap of the neck. also, do not let her on the bed or couch with you. she has to stay on the floor. She is saying she does not respect you in dog language."


11 September, 2006

hail the little red rucksack

all you need to take singapore by storm

but before that......

scenes from a roving reporter on the loose, and her trusted photographer, the ever-fabulous chris warde-jones that kept her on the straight and narrow.

temporary hiatus

awol till oct. 8

``everything begins and ends, at exactly the right time and place.''

10 September, 2006

taken while driving

la tiz

several stiff drinks later,donnie darko and the company of my singing and dancing pal in caper mischief, lisa, i made it through my 30th with my mother, whom i love and cannot stand. figure that out. bottoms up. tummy in. tits out: my motto for the next decade


a mixed bag of beans.........more to follow

making up for a backlot

some of my favourite people

07 September, 2006

You're the One Lee (Only) - Miracle Legion

mark mulcahy

a burgeoning obsession

thanks to the inimitable, ganz for the heads up....

04 September, 2006

swimming in cambodia

saying anything about this by turns haunting, hilarious film, if film it can be called, would be saying too much, and this is coming from ME, who as we all know cannot wait to spill beginning, middle and end at the drop of a hat. but what if there in fact no beginning, middle or end to speak, just one continuous..

03 September, 2006


me and my mermaid. here.

02 September, 2006

you know who you are

So if youre mad, get mad
Dont hold it all inside
Come on and talk to me now
Hey, what you got to hide?
I get angry too
Well Im a lot like you
When youre standing at the crossroads
And dont know which path to choose
Let me come along
cause even if youre wrong

Ill stand by you

My dream come true

and i owe it all to you (oats, michael)

the flavia diet

nappy, if you want the recipe feel free to ask...

100th-Year Anniversary

Sansho Dayu

“one of those films for whose sake the cinema exists”

feeling quite fucked

and drew a blank shortly after

01 September, 2006

One-Year Blog Anniversary

well more or less, give or take a week or two. i've been thinking about why i started this wretched/blessed thing in the first place. was it to post stunning images of long-dead divas. well that is perhaps its purpose today. two months ago (or 3 days ago), as oats & co. like to remind me, close-ups of yours truly were all'ordine del giorno. i guess i go back to the first posting i did and something that somerset maugham said struck out. so do we/i? i hope so.

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person