Had the worst migraine in a long time. It usually comes when I'm under too much stress or pressure (probably self induced). This time it came in the midst of sleeping. I woke up, slept, woke up, slept some more. Stubborn as it was, it just refused to go away.

I vaguely wondered for the first time if I actually need to see a doctor for it.

It did go away, eventually.

Joe was suddenly very keen on tarots, I said I could give him one of my old decks if he can find them. I haven't seen them for some years.

Then I had a sudden urge to arrange all my books, they'd been everywhere since we moved here.

To my horror I found out that a lot of my art and photobooks are missing, as well as my complete collections of The Sandman and Gothic Lolita Bible. They're probably hidden somewhere, in some boxes. Oh well.

I did see most of my manga, though.

A lot of childhood photos came up. Joe said I should post them some day.

After Joe left (no luck with the tarot deck), I felt inspired to work and actually got down to finalizing options for 4 sets of photos. Which very very very rarely happen these days.


A simple shoot, but this is among the things keeping me sane from work.

Just us, in my room. We move quietly, no need for vast studio space, music and small talks. No worries about deadlines, retouching revisions I so dread, cropping restrictions.

No other presence.

It's a wonderful feeling to shoot without people scrutinizing every shot on the computer and trying to direct my shoot. I didn't realize how much I missed this quiet feeling.

And because I feel I'd worked so much yesterday, I shall slack and laze around today for I know tomorrow will be full of revisions and DI. But there's a shoot to look forward to, so I shall rest~

Then again I'm fascinated with my shelves all of a sudden, and as I am bored I shall take photos.

Doll Vol3-7's missing, I realllly like the series and found myself actually rereading it as I started cleaning up. On the right is Blade of the Immortal, coming to think of it, the first print was in 1994, it's been 14 years. I only picked it up around 2001/2002, but still, it feels like time passed so fast.

Hikaru no Go at the back, Serial Experimental Lain DVD, Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust DVD, Soundtrack DVD (no subtitles, but sugizo is love), Blade of the Immortal (English, very very expensive), Paradise Kiss. Anansi Boys (I think it's my favorite from Neil Gaiman, other than Fragile Things and Coraline), and on the right Lareine's Never Cage and Malice Mizer's Bara no Seido.

XXX Holic and Trinity Blood with many missing volumes, Kagen no Tsuki Limited Edition box set which was very very veeeery expensive (I think if it's released now, I wouldn't buy it). Record of Lodoss War manga missing Vol2, and some ImagineFX issues that noah-kh contributed in (and I co-wrote and translated for).

I love Goth, one of my favorites too~ It's like a softer, less complex version of MPD Psycho, with its own edge~

The very few surviving artbooks, some Shoxx, Harper's Bazaar, whole set of pirated Angel Sanctuary manga I bought after I'd read the series (which were original, and gave away, if you insist on knowing), thinking I'd reread them, and it never happened.

Some of my favs are here too: Peter Lindbergh, Terra's Cover Girls, Madeleine Vionnet, Malice Mizer's Bara no Higeki, LUNA SEA's ZOE, (these all have like, 2 books, and I have no clue where they went), Hikaru no Go artbook, X Japan Final Legend, Hyung Tae Kim's Oxide 2 (both korean and japanese versions, yes I really liked HTK at one point of time), Ayano Yamane's artbook for the Viewfinder Series, Hiroaki Samura's Love of the Brute (Hitodenashi no Koi), Weiss Kreuz artbooks, Samurai 7 concepts (thank you derek!).

I'm clearly procrastinating from work.

Not enough for me to post my childhood photos though, maybe next time.

My mum is going to Beijing to watch the Olympics, I sorta regret not taking up her offer to go along.

I used to go into the field picking up clay pigeons, run up the mountains and picking up random fruits from trees.

I miss that 大杂院 I grew up in, with huge walnut trees.

It's probably not there anymore.