Three years! I can hardly believe it, it’s gone so fast! Especially the last 12 months, which have undoubtedly been The Best.
So here are some of my favourite photos from the past 12 months!
Me and my brother getting ready to cycle from Hackney to Hammersmith - he cycled from Gretna to Bristol raising money for Climbers Against Cancer.
World Book Day!
I love books, both reading them solely as texts, and as physical objects. I haven’t gone over to a Kindle yet and I’m not sure when I will - probably not until I go travelling again.
But until then, I’m more than happy with the weight of a book, the colours on my shelves, and fortnightly trips to the secondhand bookshop to spend the spare change that collects in my room. I found a train ticket from 1991 in an old John Irving novel, and my copy of The Stamboul Train belonged to my dad when he was my age, he bought it in Jerusalem - a family heirloom!
I read Snakes and Earrings when I was seventeen and it was the first remotely ‘alternative’ thing I’d read - I got my tongue pierced soon after but as far as I know haven’t had sex with a murderer. BUT HOW CAN YOU REALLY TELL. I leant it to all of my friends and we thought we were the coolest.
At the end of March, I am going to be a bridesmaid. I’m very excited! But I also have a few questions I’d like to get some opinions on:
1) Speech - I have to make a speech about a minute long.
a) what should I include for maximum heartfelt laughs?
b) any tips on not being the worst public speaker ever? I get very red and start to stutter.
2) Make-up - I have one mascara and one eyeliner, both black.
a) face powder - brand recommendations, how to tell if it matches my face?
b) long-lasting lipstick/lip stain - brand recommendations? I’ll upload a picture of the dress for a colour match when I’ve got one, but I’ll go for some kind of red probably?
3) Strapless bra - never owned one before! Anything I need to know before purchase? (I’ve got tit tape left over from photo shoots so can tape myself into it if needs be? I don’t even know.)
4) Shoes - nude flats. Where from for cheap that’s preferably not Primark? Any good online/UK stores worth checking out?
I’ll be adding more here as and when I think of things, but in the mean time the comments are open so let a lady know?
This review was first published on the Picturehouse Blog
Using handcrafted clay figurines and archival footage, director Rithy Panh recreates some of his childhood experiences of living under the Khmer Rouge in THE MISSING PICTURE.
Between 1975 and ’79 in Cambodia, political executions, disease, labour camps and starvation took the lives of an estimated two million people in the name of social reform and re-education.
In his Un Certain Regard-winning, Oscar-nominated documentary, Panh explains that he is looking for the missing picture, a picture that could “prove mass murder” – some kind of physical evidence that his trauma really happened. Unable to find such a picture, he creates his own from clay and memories, and presents the audience with a stylised yet sobering account of his history.