Saturday, August 14, 2010

Down? Websites

Ever since I came back from HK I have been trying to rejoin my favorite Asian online rental site, but I can't get through. I even emailed them, thinking that there was some way around the problem--no response. After much thought I joined my second choice, I don't think their site is as user friendly and their selection isn't as extensive. Both sites have a special plan for tv series rental, which I don't want to do because my focus is on films. But I do like to watch the occasional tv series. This is where cinflix is the better choice because there are some tv series that you can rent without being on the special plan. Right now I am midway thru an old Stephen Chow, Alex Man and Theresa Mo series.

Another site I have been missing is It hasn't been updated since May. I have long relied on that for info on upcoming Chinese and Hong Kong films. I can't help wonder what happened, anyone know? I hope it is nothing serious. I can't help but think of another site I used to follow, HK Entertainment, where the webmaster got seriously ill. He has recovered but the site is forever gone it seems. There are blogs that fill in most of the gap of information but still, I like how MonkeyPeaches was presented and do miss it.

I am off for the week to see my family, the last of my vacation. I haven't been there since December so it has been awhile. Yep, I am going to have to be in suspense on the rest of the tv series until I come back.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Doing the Catwalk

I remember when I first was made aware of Alexander McQueen--it was when I read of his suicide. That is how out of touch I am with the fashion world. No one has ever accused me of being a fashionista. However when I heard of this public art display created by top fashion designers along Broadway, I was intrigued.

Here are a few, as you can see, the designers had to use different materials than they would in an indoor environment and some of them really took this to heart.

Don't ask me which designer did what, most of the names I didn't recognize. Although even a non-fashionista like me could pick out the Tommy Hilfiger and the Betsey Johnson, can you?