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The secret boudoir at the Green Carnation (Soho)....

After some time in hibernation, I decided to venture out in to the cold in a pair of suede heeled boots last Saturday night and stepped into a hot little secret boudoir in the depths of London's Soho......that is how we ended up with a saucy amateur photoshoot at the Green Carnation. Not too cosy, yet not too big, even though it spanned across two floors and had an adequate bar serving reasonably priced drinks for London. The music was commercial but fun, and kept us on our toes the whole night. Whilst dancing and snapping away freely with my camera, I played with the extravagant decor of glowing chandeliers, shiny gold mirrors, rustic antique sofas, rich green walls inscribed with literature and furry blood velvet wallpaper that were a pleasure to touch.....they were rooms that could have made Oscar Wilde turn pink with jealous. It was not a boudoir set out to just look posh, it was a boudoir with a difference.....as cute little oddities hidden in the landscape reminded you of fu…

Meet me by the moon.......

It is the 15th day of the 8th lunar month today...............so it is the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. (To find out more about the traditions and legend of the Mid-Autumn Festival, please click on the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Autumn_Festival) I remember when I was growing up in Asia, this festival was always one of the bigger celebrations along with the Chinese New Year. Perhaps it is because of the traditional practice of reinforcing unity within one's family and amongst one's loved ones through a family unity dinner, where family members are summoned to return from wherever they may be, that ties these two festivals together. It is often said that it is a night when the fullest moon and the fullest of families are united together.

So as children, the best part of the night was after the special unity dinner.......when everyone went out to the garden to watch the moon with mooncakes, snacks and sweet red bean with rice dumpling soup.....whilst lighting the can…

Perhaps 'One Day'.........

There are billions of human beings across the globe, but it is almost by a miracle that those of us who are looking for the 'One' can meet and subsequently fall in love with this one person amongst billions.......what are the chances of that happening to every single one of us? Perhaps not every single one of us will succeed in finding the 'One', or perhaps some of us may have to fish through much more in the sea of billions than others.......but if and when you think that you have found the 'One' that you love amongst the billions of humans around the globe, what will you choose to do?

Not having read the book and not knowing anything about the story, I went to see the film 'One Day' with my good friend Winney last week. I found the beginning of the film quite slow, and despite liking Ann Hathaway as an actress, I could not get use to her British accent. I appreciated the way the film was shot in a similar manner to 'The Education', which I utt…