Monthly Archives: March 2011

2am start.

There are times when being away really sucks. For example, when you have jetlag and fall asleep at dinner. Return to the hotel to go to sleep at 9pm, awake at 2 am with a stinking cold, then cannot go back to sleep.

I have been awake for nearly four hours, and it is time for a hot bath to try to clear my head. It is a Lost in Translation moment. Time for that film which captures so much of the strangeness of my life at times.

It isn’t going to get better either. A number of my customers have left or simply not shown up because of the situation with the nuclear power plant in Japan. The trip has become a little bit superfluous. Not only that, but I now need to go and visit them in their home countries to make up for it.

The photographs are inspired in part by the gritty photos my friend Yos takes. The lingering hotel rooms in film also capture it.

End of moaning.

Mixed Feelings about being in Asia

Mixed feelings about coming to Taiwan for the show. The proximity to the continuing unfolding disaster in Japan has put off a lot of people. Certain customers of mine wont be here (which means I will have to go and see them instead) as they have cancelled at the last minute. I personally don’t think that is a necessary to avoid Asia because of problems in one part of it, but the fact is that it is a personal decision.

The Taipei show opens this morning. However a welcome party held by Velo and Wellgo for their customers was held last night. I was invited to speak on stage.

It was a small affair, with just 450 people and a 10 course meal. There were bands and dancers and lots of free wine!

No sharks were hurt in the making of this meal. – it wasn’t real shark fin used in the soup.