Tour guide Sophie shows me round the office after
picking me up at the reception.
The first point is the kitchen in the basement. precisely,
the shelf with different kinds of spreads and bread.
She brings me here before letting me put down my bag somewhere.
it must be very important! Are they manna for creativity?
Posted by gwen at 3:48 AM
He asks whether I'm interested in a project for Yakult,
see whether I can make something new, for two or three weeks.
We agree on the pay.
Then he suggests me to go at 9:00am the next morning.
Chinese like to internalize our emotions more.
It's not easy for us to say this out.
But I screw up my courage and tell him how I feel.
Posted by gwen at 5:07 AM
motto: When you don't know what to do, just do nothing!
I need a break. Then I start a lifestyle like those
who have migrated to Canada after retirement.
I do nothing but watching 'The Greed of Men'
(old Hong Kong tv series) while drinking coke and eating crisp all day.
Posted by gwen at 4:53 AM
Actually, I heard someone knocking on the door
when i was sleeping, I just can't be bothered.
Together with the 'fuck' with disappointment that
I heard a few second before the big boom...I guess....
Crazy postman! He must have thrown the packet
from the ground floor through the window
into my room which is on the first floor!!!
Firstly, didn't he need me to sign to confirm the delivery?
Secondly, there are four people living in this four rooms
shared house, how did he know that this is my room?
Thirdly, what if my bed is beside the window?
Such a big packet can kill me!
Posted by gwen at 2:30 AM
Meeting with Steve Henry who has started at TBWA finally,
is postponed again, to september.
I've been waiting for 4 months already,
there is no difference for another month.
Sigh...it makes me feel like a VUP, very unimportant person!
MSN Conversation with Spencer,
he was the ECD when I was in Ogilvy Hong Kong.
(He claimed to fire me when he saw this portrait of him that I made,
for not qualifying to be an art director.
haha...my dear Spencer, this is the reality, nothing to do with art direction.)
Posted by gwen at 2:22 AM
In western culture, I think they are more generous to praise
and encourage others, they show their appreciation more easily.
That's why I don't dare to be too optimistic.
They said they may find me some projects or
freelance jobs to work on if suitable. Hope so!
I treasure honest comment more now,
I would rather know what am I lacking of.
I wonder how to convince people that I'm a good creative,
I'm more than an illustrator , I'm not a wanna-be-artist!
Posted by gwen at 11:47 PM
Juan then calls Richard, Executive Creative director,
to come to see my book. Same same,
he seems to be entertained by my work, he seems appreciates it.
However, there is one thing that I don't understand, why are we stuffed in the corner inside such a big room with such a big table?
Posted by gwen at 11:43 PM
Juan said he doesn't know what to say after seeing my book.
He said it's culture shock.
He put his hands on head with a sigh, he looks really shocked.
He asked whether I find the big difference between my work and theirs.
Of course! There are mostly one-off jobs in the assembly line method
we use in Hong Kong agencies. Everyone is in such a hurry that they
have no time for concept or brand building.
The only thing you can do is to deliver the promotion message with
some eye-catching executions.
Also, The criteria to choose work to be put in my book,
not because they are big campaigns from big clients, they are just work I like most.
He talks a lot, but I can't understand all. I hear something like
"... to protect you from the world ... keep you fresh ... better not to give you job ... "
Posted by gwen at 11:33 PM