OK, I've been back in HK for a week already and have not done too much, thus the lack of blogging. I went to the dog park the other day and was reminded why I dislike the HK outdoors. I now have at least 15 mosquito bites on my arms and legs. Couldn't they just leave a poor cripple alone? So now I have retreated to the indoors with air con and no bugs, mostly parked in front of my computer dowloading music (from itunes...legally!) and trying to figure out my new blackberry (having trouble syncing with my mac). Of all the downl...Read more
Sadly ,my two months in New York are over but at least I can't say I had an uneventful time. I'm back in Hong Kong now and am already missing the place. It really truly is a great city.
We started the day by...Read more
Went to the MoMa yesterday with Lisa and my good ol' friend Dan and his wife Michelle. I've been friends with Dan since we were 12. 20 years is long for anything these days, specially a good friendship. We started a band together our Junior year in highschool. Dan played drums and I played bass. Our name was Guy Smiley after the gameshow host that sometimes appeared on Seseame Street.
As you...Read more
Went out to dinner with my friend Neil Leifer on Tuesday. Neil is a legend in the world of photo journalism. He took this iconic shot of Ali when he knocked out Sonny Liston back in the day. Pretty much any awesome photo of Ali was taken by him.
The photgrapher between Ali's legs standing there with a blank expression on his face was THE sports photgrapher of the time but he was on ...Read more
Did a photo shoot with the famous and infamous Terry Richardson on Monday. My new NY/SF pal/landlord, Dan The Automator is freinds with him so he came down to the shoot to help add to the atmosphere. It turned out to be an easy and fun shoot. I wish all photo shoots were this cool. Watch out for it on the September issue of City Magazine China.
Dan The Automator, Eag...Read more
Got my stitches out today. All 13. I was also able to get a good look at the leg. All I have to say is, it's not a pretty sight so I'll spare all y'all from having to look at nasty pictures. But here is the new x-ray with all the plates in my leg! It's actually pretty amazing at what they can do now. Most of that stuff will be removed later but that long plate down the fibula is staying for good. I guess I have to stay away from high-power magnets from now on.
Life on crutches sucks. The next two months is gonna be a big pain in the ass, I predict. The other day I went to Kmart to get some supplies. I was confronted by a mentally disabled guy who suggested I get one of those electric carts to cruise around the store with. While I was waiting for the cart, the guy started to tell me how he became the way he was. Turns out when he was 16 he got jumped by 20 guys. He said the only thing he remembers is a baseball bat coming down on his head, arms and legs. The beating put him in a coma f...Read more
I'm not quite sure where this term originated and I really don't understand why you would tell someone that before going out to do a show. Does anyone know the history?
OK here is some serious news that I have been holding back on until everything was under control. Remember my blog entry on June 22nd about my skateboard crash? I should have taken that as a sign and stopped right there but it really was so relaxing and fun pushing through the streets. Well on Tueday June 12th I was skateboarding to school early in t...Read more
I was walking down the street the other night and spotted this beauty. For those of you old enough to know, this is a Dodge Charger like the General E. Lee in the Dukes of Hazzard. I used to watch that show all the time growing up. My Mom didn't want me to watch it because she thought it would make me crazy. Sorry Mom, that's genetics. I watched it because I liked to see the car go fast and jump things.
It finally happened. After a month of carefree skateboarding around New York, I slammed in the most unattractive way this morning on the way to school.
I should've seen it coming. Last week I hit a pot hole which sent me flying into an intersection but luckily I was able to catch myself and landed on my feet. Then yesterday, I was trying to squeeze between a car and the sidewalk and was met with the se...Read more