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I screwed up my writing test. It doesn’t help that I’m being devoured by blood-hungry mosquitoes now. The meeting with one of our stakeholders just now went great, but I came out feeling very ineffectual.

The writing test has cast a very dark shadow over me. Maybe I should stop pretending that I can write. Nor think. Nor speak well.

On a happier note, my Holga 120 GCFN arrived today! For the uninitiated, it’s a toy, plastic camera that uses film. For some funny reason, I can’t see the numbers from the frame counter window so I’m counting on my intuition to turn the film advance knob. Hopefully my shots don’t turn out all black. Some interesting trivia about the Holga, according to Wiki:

The Holga camera was designed by T. M. Lee, and first appeared in 1982 in Hong Kong.[4][5] At the time, 120 rollfilm in black-and-white was the most widely available film in mainland China. The Holga was intended to provide an inexpensive mass-market camera for working-class Chinese in order to record family portraits and events.[6][5] After the cameras began to be distributed in the West, some photographers took to using the Holga for its surrealistic, impressionistic scenes for landscape, still life, portrait, and especially, street photography.

It’s been so long since I last used a film camera. I’m quite tempted to name it Bowie after Bowie Lam because I’m currently quite captivated by his charms. I’m also mesmerised by the superbly manly 苗侨伟.

See what I mean?

recently-updated1I hope we’ll have fun together.

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