During my stay in Amsterdam,
I've been seeing lots of people and reading lots of emails.
There is so much information to digest. I'm exhausted!
With infinite courage, I use my last bit of energy to leave
a voicemail to Keith from W+K at Schiphol airport.
( My voice gets lower and lower... I feel embarrassed )
Posted by gwen at 4:01 AM
To be honest, I hesitated to approach 180 when I read
what's needed to work there from their website:
three recent references and a list of international creative awards.
I'm afraid of those who always mention award winning.
Luckily Astrid was very friendly in emails.
When she is seeing my portfolio,
she yawns without incentive to hide.
She explains that she is just too full after lunch,
not being bored by my work.
This makes her even more friendly in person as you can only
be yourself when you're with real friends.
Posted by gwen at 11:33 PM
I'm not allowed to draw John ...
so I'm writing the result of our meeting.
- To my surprised, he said my English is good, I feel less pressure to speak English in Amsterdam than in London.
- When he's seeing my work, he said he worked in design, he loved to make everything by himself too.
He said " You're the kind of art director we want."
I want to say " You're the kind of ECD I want. "
- When he has seen all my work, he showed me some of their work too. Same as W+K London, they like to make books for presentations too.
He said "Yes! We love books!"
I want to say "Yes! I love books too!"
Before leaving Hong Kong, I've collected 13 big boxes of art books in the office.
Posted by gwen at 5:28 AM
"What? after all those bad experiences in Edinburgh,
you still want to go to Amsterdam?
You've been to many interviews in London already,
so what, nothing comes up! Do you know why?
I really don't understand you, you're still like
a fresh graduate after working for some years.
Do you know how many more months you could survive
on your saving? Then you'll have to go back to Hong Kong!
What's wrong with you?..."
One values the results, the other one values the experiences;
One is practical, the other one has dreams.
Rabbit: The problem is someone doesn't know to respect others!
Posted by gwen at 6:46 AM
Gerry text me that evening.
He would like me to work on a tv spot with one of their copywriters.
He suggested us to meet.
This guy claims to be so busy that he has to
go back to the office after dinner.
I suggest to have a quick drink at pub.
He picks a Thai restaurant,
he orders quite a lot of food.
Isn't he in a hurry?
He takes a laptop with not much power.
(It sleeps after showing just two 30 seconds tv spots)
Aren't we meeting up in order to know more about each other's work?
Posted by gwen at 12:43 AM
Another song by Beyond.
Where does the road ahead go?
Who comes along with me?
There is no guide, I have to find out the hard way.
Following dreams is like moth flying into fire,
are there some crazy like me?
It's getting dark and cold, I try my best to hide.
How many dreams have you followed naively?
How many dreams have you given up dejectedly?
Facing disappointment with silence.
it hurts in my heart of hearts.
Posted by gwen at 12:39 AM
After Gerry said "IF we will be able to win a pitch in MARCH,
we MAY hire." ( he said something different in email page 1 page 2 )
no matter how he praised for my work, none of his words could get into my ears.
Edinburgh isn't beautiful anymore.
I'm cold. I want to go home!
Posted by gwen at 12:20 AM