I have been a little lazy lately… I’m not sure whether its the cold weather, the long work hours or the release of a whole bunch of geeky gaming goodness – but I have seriously neglected my blog!

That is all about to change !

In fact I have bought myself a domain to make this little wall of scribblings official. I still have a few kinks to work out but watch this space – or more accurately, watch out for kindofpretty.com – coming soon!

21 now.

Aside from that, there are heaps of things for me to catch up on – blog-wise – My twenty first birthday has been and gone. It was grrrrrreat, one of the best nights of my life. Its semi self-centered, but it was very moving to hear all the stories people had to tell and touching, sometimes embarrassing thoughts they had about me. I don’t think moments like that happen very often and it couldn’t have gone better.

Very cool venue too – the Monte Cristo Room is definitely recommended to anyone looking to add a little class to an event. There were a couple of hiccups through organizing the party, and it is quite a steep price but I wouldn’t have had it anywhere else.

small passions.

Everyone has different interests, of course! And if your lucky, then you get to earn your money doing something that interests you deeply, but the chances are your NEVER going to cover every one of your own passions in your professional life. You got to make good on your hobbies on your own time!! That is what I am trying to do more of… Some things I really have had a gaining interst in are as follows:

  1. Visual effects in film – Creating that movie magic with AfterEffects, Final Cut and PhotoShop.
  2. Architecture – Looking at the great cities of the world and finding out a little about their history and distinctive buildings – and how their put together!
  3. Illustrations – Drawing, making pictures and just being able to pick up a pencil or pen and put something on paper that your happy with. Its a good skill for birthday cards.
  4. Fabric – Getting to grips with the basics of making my own shirts, pants and cardies. Saves money and its always good to do something practical.
  5. Japanese!! 日本語を話すことができますので、私は日本にいるときに学ぶ !!

Those are my top five for the moment. I am excited about learning about all of them – I also want to know what everyone else in interested in.

What are your top five interests you want more time to pursue?

expect more.

and finally, Kindofpretty will be updated DAILY from now on. At least 1 quality post!

Hold me to it!


Blog Entry: 0001

January 25, 2008

Hey everyone,

In a measly seven days I will be jetting off around the globe to the orient. Where I will snap away thousands of pictures and live a thousand stories that I will be dying to tell, and show (reverse-retrospectively) all of you back at home, so I thought it was quintessential that I began my very own online diary, or “blog’, if you will…

So this is it!

Of course being my first entry I’m still working out the kinks and it may not be a work of art, but ill try to make things a little interesting for anyone taking the time to read up on my adventures.

Right now I’m just having a breather after a humongous day of work and wharf-jumping. Anyone who hasn’t spoken to me since late November won’t know, but I have been working as a production runner on ‘Underworld 3’. To say its a blockbuster may be a slight stretch, but the film definitely has a few familiar faces in it. I’m having an amazing time, its busy as hell and the hours are lengthy but its the first job that I have felt so at home with.

Its actually like the first year at a new school. In a good way…

Anyway that is all about to go on pause for a month while I head off with Francesca to Japan and California! ! !!

Definitely the most difficult thing about the run up to my trip has been saving my money. When your income goes up, generally your expenditure follows rather rapidly, but in my case; that couldn’t happen or there wouldn’t be any trip to blog about – So instead my wish list has taken its rapid inflation whole heartedly.
A couple of my most recent object obsessions have been as follows:

Sancho the Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) interpretation of Don Quixote’s classic side-kick Sancho Panza.
Officially my most wanted toy since the 300th Edition Boba Fett I got my hands on in Armageddon 2002.Cement Friends
This amazing little graphic novel –

Cement Friends Looks Magic

Cement Friends is Magic

Providing much inspiration for me.

And so that is where I will leave it. I’ll hit LJ WP again for a follow-up sometime in the mad scramble before I crawl out of bed Tue morn to get to the airport.Bye Bye