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It costs How Much???? In L.A …. ???

Yeeeeks!

I’ve been slowly planning my trip to L.A for next year.. a bit of a holiday and a bit of work also..

Doing the usual.. looking at what’s on.. travel .. accommodation.. places to go to and things to see and do, and I’ve come to this conclusion about it all….

Holy hell .. L.A is ridiculously expensive.

How do people ever survive there ?

For the sake of context .. as of this blog post .. currency conversion is about NZD$1.68 to USD$1.00 .. yea.. that’s a big ouch. .. for me to buy say USD$1000.00 would cost me near on NZD$1500-1600 .. and that’s probably not including whatever fees the banks would want to charge…

So far, with what I’ve seen, the cheapest part of the trip would be the airline tickets .. then rental car …

Things like hotels or AirBnB is hellishly over priced. I know that food is ok as you don’t have to eat like a rock star… but coffee.. omg I’ve seen some prices like UDS$5 for a coffee.. and I know they don’t do good coffee there… we are so luckily here in NZ.

However… work wise.. I’m trying to plan a few photo shoots … and that’s an eye opener in its self..

Apparently L.A is strongly union controlled so contents and permits are generally required .. makes sense I guess… where as back home you can generally shoot .. of course the fact that my shooting genre includes nudity of the human form.. that makes it more complicated again.

I’ve been advised that leaving the L.A city limits is advisable .. but L.A is a very big place and traffic would play a part in substantial delays no doubt.

As yet I’ve not looked into studio hire rates.. mostly cause I don’t like shooting indoors anyway..

I’m going to research San Francisco also.. see if that city has similar issues or not. .. or maybe I just see if I can get a AirBnB a bit away from the city.. maybe that will be more affordable.. which kinda sucks cause the few models I really want to shoot with are in L.A .

If anyone has any advise or knows of reasonable accommodation and places I could shoot art-nudes .. then I’d love to hear from you 😁

Anyways .. enough of the ranting .. I need to get on the road again…

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BBC News: man held over bodies and severed heads in flat

Here’s something interesting to spice up ya Halloween ….. lol

Japan man held over bodies and severed heads in flat – ht1tp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41813062

BBC News: Donald Trump: 30 things the president-elect believes

Donald Trump: 30 things the president-elect believes – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34903577

And so the Muppet Show begins…. or at least continues lol 

About time I made some more videos isn’t it lol 🙂

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Entertainment – Movies I’ve seen recently

 

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Hello my little happy bunnies, here’s a few movies I’ve been watching lately.

They are in native languages, and require subtitles, unless you understand Japanese and Korean, then no problem.

 

There are in no particular order… just good fun interesting and somewhat twisted movies LOL

IMDB link first, then my thoughts, then (if available) a link to the trailer on YT.

 

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0.5mm – AKA 0.5 miri – Japan

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3825360/

Loved this movie for so many reasons.. it’s insane, funny, sad and loveable, and so much more, it takes us on a  journey with the main character who’s life gets turned upside-down because of a simple request by one of her clients… and needless to say, it sets up a journey of  exploration of the self, and how we might survive if we had to.

 

 

Departures – 2008 – Japan

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1069238

This beautifully crafted movie is more chilled and easy paced and is based around a man who loses his dream job of playing cello in an orchestra, left at a loss for what to do with this life, he and his wife move back to his hometown, where they both run into unexpected people and the growth of a new life.

It does touch on an interesting aspect of life that I guess most of us never contemplate… I’ll let you watch and find out for yourself.

This is a beautiful movie, and I do highly recommend it 🙂

 

 

100 yen Love – Japan

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4080598/

I’m not exactly sure about this one, mostly cause the core subject of the movie doesn’t interest me.. but hey… it’s about a woman who still lives at home with her parents, and is a no-hoper, who’m eventually finds an interest in Boxing….. Going to leave it there… lol, worth a watch if you’re really bored…

 

 

 

I’m a cyborg, but that’s Ok – Korea

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0497137/

This one had me in fits of laughter , i guess because I totally feel for the main leads, and can understand the need for escapism .. I’m going to leave it here, because you need to explore this beautifully crafted romantic-comedy for your selves 😛

 

 

Himizu AKA Themus – Japan

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1900893/

I’m actually watching this now as I write this post, and I’m about half way through.. and shit, i’m really not sure what to make of it, honestly i think it shows a part of life and family that exists but no one ever talks about, especially bought to light in the wake of the Tsunami (which the movie is set .. well.. just after..) … this is a bit disturbing, but I guess, Once Were Worriers was also.. meh..

 

 

Cold Fish – Japan

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1632547/

Another typical Sion Sono movie, and OMG it doesn’t fail to bring home the goods lol, this one, I really recommend you don’t eat beforehand and keep the kiddies away… It’s a blast.. it’s sick, twisted and just mental! love it! 🙂

 

 

Norikos Dinner Table – Noriko no shokutaku – Japan

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468820

Yea, you guessed it, another Sion Sono movie lol, what can I say, I am enjoying these way too much LOL – this one did well at various film festivals and is basically about a girl who runs away from home because she is bored with her mundane humdrum life, .. she runs off to the big city (Tokyo) to meet up with some others she met on a BBS.. and boy, it gets weird from there …. This movie makes a lot of references to another Sion Sono movie called Suicide Circle which I watched a few years back… I believe it was based on a true story about a group of young school girls who all jumped in front of a train… who knows… it was fun! 🙂

 

 

 

That’s it my little bunnies… I hope some or all of these movies appeal to you, you sick twisted bunch of lovely humans 🙂
Have a great week 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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BBC News: Russian ‘runaway robot’ causes traffic jam

Russian ‘runaway robot’ causes traffic jam – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-36547139

And so it begins. ..  lol  

BBC News: China denies selling human flesh as tinned corned beef in Zambia in Africa

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China denies selling human flesh as tinned corned beef in Zambia in Africa – http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/36341367

Well then lol… this makes for interesting breakfast reading…..

Honestly thought… As much as this does sound false .. it’s not something that would surprise me.. knowing that they still use aborted human fetuses for so called health and beauty treatments    … and what they did to milk powder for babies and who knows how many other things…

Maybe it’s how they get rid of their political opponents and all those people who have disappeared over the years….

Happy breakfast 🙂

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