Listening to: Run - Snow Patrol
Reading: Tintin (everything again)
Watching: Top Gear Season 9, Moral Orel, Reno 911
Playing: Homeworld 2
Drinking: Tequilla and lime juice
Greetings fellow carbon forms. For the past several months ive been monstrously busy with life so have neglected my online stuff pretty much. I need to get back into it and start writing and posting stuff up again. After my Aba trip I made some other trips and I got thousands of photos sitting around that need to be worked on, that and school, job, and the fact that at this moment I am in America right now visiting. In a few days I will be going back to China and rejoining my girlfriend in Chongqing who I miss terribly and will have to get over my jetlag, see if I still have a job over there (long story, asshole workplace) and develop all my photos that I have taken over here.
Over here in the states I have acquired some new gear including an Voigtlander Bessa R2A (because I couldn't afford an Leica M7 and it was driving me insane), a Voigtlander 35mm 2.5 Pancake II lens (again because I couldn't afford the Leica 35mm f2 Summicron ASPH and it was driving me nuts) and a Leitz (Leica, finally) 50mm f3.5 Elmar red scale (because I couldn't afford the Leica 50mm f1.4 Summilux ASPH, I wont be satisfied until
get the idea?), a Yashica-Mat in mint condition with a odd 75mm Lumaxar lens which I hear is a copy of the Zeiss Tessar , a Argus C3 (to play with), another Kodak pocket camera (for parts), and uh
.a lot of other stuff too.
While I was here I did a lot of running around, sold my Canon 30V (just didn't use it anymore) and chopped some wood. This trip renewed my hate for Best Buy and I found that a lot of American food now disgusts me because I can taste the chemicals in it. Something you got to love about the food in China is that it is fresh, and natural. I cant believe how #^$& expensive everything is here!!! Im so glad I don't have to live here. Visiting is fine, living here and I would go nuts. That said I had some good times here, just spent way too much money on normal stuff, not enough on camera stuff.
Btw, if you are ever in the Seattle area, you should go check out Glazer's camera over on 8th av, it's a great shop, hard to find parking but worth a little walk around the block to see the Leica and Hasselblad cases. Bring an extra towel to wipe up the drool.
Ok then, next time I see you I will be in China again. Coming home soon Wangyi!