Saturday, November 26, 2011

わかりません。



We were in Akihabara for our last show in Japan, and after our sound check some of us went to walk around. We got separated in a mall and I decided to venture out on my own. Also realized that I didn't enjoy being surrounded, or being in shopping centers much. Maybe it was due to the preference I had to the street level shops in Shin-Osaka and Harajuku, or maybe it was an accumulated feeling of disliking the malls here in Singapore.
Was roaming the streets near to our venue, and thought that this solitary bicycle in a carpark or something, would make a cool pic. Set the camera on timer, and placed it on a curb. A Japanese lady confronted me after I was done. Didn't understand a word she was saying, and I had to explain that I was from Singapore, telling her what i was doing, etc. But I'm not sure if she understood what I was saying. I even thought of just making a dash for it. But that'd make me look damn dodgy and if she were to make a fuss I'd probably be stopped by other people and it'd be super annoying being questioned in a language I do not understand. But only later on did she did say something in English, which sorts of sums up the confusion and miscommunication we had earlier, which led me to apologize and leave.

'I own this building'.

まっすぐ行ってください。そして、左/右にまがってください。



Top photo is a candid of Adel catching some rest. He's been a super roadie / navigator, and our adventures in Tokyo wouldn't be as fun without him. Below is Farizwan, bassist extraordinaire and walking wrestling wiki. Just ask him who won the Summer Slam in 1991 and you'd be surprised.

Click on the links below to find out what they've been up to.
Adel (he plays in a band called Amateur Takes Control) - www.myspace.com/amateurtakescontrol
Speak Cryptic - www.speakcryptic.com

今晩は

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Shin-Osaka



We left for Shin-Osaka after 2 days in Tokyo. The train tickets were really pricy, but we had a good time. Played at a basement show, something which we have grown to love. We stayed pretty close to the show venue, which was refreshing after 2 days of battling the Tokyo subway system. Closing the gig was Knelt. They were nothing short of amazing and it's safe to say that it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The Cyberne guys were awesome hosts, brought us to, at least for me, my first proper Japanese meal. We had a blast laughing and hanging out.
Thank you Takuya-san and thank you Kenji-San for lending me your bicycle.
Thank you Sanoo-san for letting us play.
Thank you Knelt for the music and company.

Arigatou Shin-Osaka.

*Top pic: The venue
*2nd & 3rd from top: Knelt
*6th from top: Sanoo-san's practice session
*Last 2 pics: On the way back to Tokyo

最近どうですか?


Got back from Japan a couple of days ago, playing a couple of shows with I Am David Sparkle. Initially it was surreal to be back. Just the night before we were walking in the rain, in Harajuku, and soon after I was walking in my neighborhood of Ang Mo Kio. Was in Tokyo for the most parts, but was blown away in Shin-Osaka by the hospitality of the folks from Cyberne and the relentless heaviness of Knelt. Would post the pictures taken in Shin-Osaka soon, but for now, here are some of the earlier shots taken in Japan.
*First photo at the top was taken in one of the smoking rooms in the airport at Hong Kong.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Colour


Brothers




If you guys have a Playstation 3 and you want to plug it to an old TV, press the power button and hold on it for a few seconds till you hear 3 beeps. This will adjust the output on your Playstation so that it could match the input of your old TV.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Scribbles & Swords


Apart from illustrating, KILAS is also the factory behind Sparkle's merchandise. This was shot at his pad.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Art Is Hard



Had practice with Sparkle last Sunday and had lunch at this place Dewi has been talking about for some time. And I must say I enjoyed what I ate. Been productive these few days. Helped out with KILAS' viral videos, drafted a home recording for a soundtrack with my mate Mr Cinco.
Some sleep now would be nice.

19 multiplied by 2

Sunday, June 19, 2011

19 June 2011


Amateur Takes Control / Envy





The first time Envy came, I had the privilege of doing their show poster (click here). I was also late for the show. My mate and I were busy dueling on Winning 11, and it didn't help that the show was on national day, and the parade, etc had to be near the esplanade. So.
Was early yesterday, but missed most of Amateur Takes Control's set though, which was a waste cos they played a new song. They have so much potential, keep a lookout for those cats. Envy was next, and it was fun. They played stuff from Footprints.. so that's alright.
Shout out to KittyWu Records for holding on to the tix and poster for me.

Take it easy.

*First pic on top is Amateur Takes Control.

Gonna be hitting the studio later, be making some noise and be hangin with the fellas.
Take it easy.

*First pic on top is Amateur Takes Control.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Lights


Shots







Am currently not impressed with my bullhorn handles, just doesn't go with my bike's geometry, or so i'd like to think. Been a while since I brought my camera out, and it was nice to be shooting random stuff again. Last picture is Dewi after Green Lantern in 3D.

In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape her sight
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware her power... Dewi Marie's yellow cake box.