If one didn’t know any better and happened to scroll through my instagram, they would most likely make the inference that I spent 10 days in Sydney eating and doing nothing else. They wouldn’t be entirely correct but in no way would I say they were completely wrong either. With the days I spent waiting for ‘pending’ or ‘processing’ paperwork, I was determined to meet up with as many of my friends as possible; a corollary of this being the copious amount of coffees and brunches which came into existence. There really is no better way to catch up with someone than over a relaxing brunch. Additionally, many of my foodie friends were enthusiastically recommending all of the ‘must-try’ hot-spots and dishes which I had better add onto my list before I left. Without further ado, the food ‘log’ shall be revealed…. *inhale*
A different kind of post today….
Wong Fu Marathons.
There. I said it.
Apart from spending time with friends and family, Wong Fu Marathons have been my ‘go-to’ post exam activity. I was introduced to this YouTube channel by Lil’ Bro just before my final high school exams. Yes, a high risk situation, I was able to maintain enough self control and avert any major procrastination.
Post-exams, I was hooked and ‘tradition’ has been observed from then onwards.
If you haven’t already heard about Wong Fu Productions, allow me to do the honours. It is a three- man American film making group, with their primary mode of delivery being YouTube. A majority of their videos feature non-stereotypical or caricature-like Asians, which is a refreshing change and possibly part of the reason for their success.
Over the years, their ‘shorts’ (short films) have evolved from the simple and fun uploads to very well crafted works. One thing that Lil’ Bro and I agree on is that regardless of story-line, the Wong Fu cinematography is well executed. The angles, panning, transitions and colour tones can draw one in before the story has come into full play. Oh and it always helps when they have an awesome soundtrack!!
Scenario: Friends and family members have spent the last year listening to Ming rattle on about what her brother has been up to in Singapore. She enthusiastically shows them photos from the milestones of his army training and is always at least one hour early for these aforementioned events. Additionally, she lugs around her oversized camera and uses up 8GB of storage space taking a ludicrous number of photographs and posting them all over instagram and Facebook with extended captions.
Diagnosis: a bad case of proud older sister syndrome.