My Inner Geek

the first look at ‘crazy rich asians’ movie

crazy rich asians movie
i am hella excited for crazy rich asians to hit the big screen summer 2018.

if you haven’t read the best-selling books yet, do.

this movie is going to be a visual feast of lifestyle porn: the jet-setting, designer clothes, private planes, luxury cars and real estate – or how the asian one percenters live!

crazy rich asians movie
crazy rich asians movie
crazy rich asians movie
crazy rich asians movie
crazy rich asians movie
but more importantly, i’m hella excited because it’ll be 25 YEARS since joy luck club, when an all asian cast was last featured in a contemporary hollywood movie!

and if you want more crazy rich asians, make sure to follow @CRA_movie on twitter for tweets and behind-the-scenes photos.

 

source: entertainment weekly

My Inner Geek

geishabot meets kuato

geishabot
halloween at casa de sullichan!

this year, we both drew inspiration from sci-fi, futuristic and dystopian movies, ghost in the shell and total recall.

i dressed up as the creepy and murderous geishabot, sans mask panels opening up to reveal any robotic insides. and i can only wish that i would be able to go into full-on spider mode and crawl up the walls.

geishabot
sean was kuato. if you haven’t seen total recall, kuato is a twin conjoined to his brother’s stomach, who happens to be the leader of the mutant resistance on mars. whenever kuato emerged from his twin’s stomach, the host falls into a trance-like state.

kuato
geishabot kuato
happy halloween, everyone!

Life + Love

9 years of halloween

halloween pumpkins
continuing my annual tradition of posting a halloween round up featuring our finely carved pumpkins! can’t believe we’ve spent 9 halloweens together. nine! god, look how young we used to look! gah.

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halloween pumpkins
happy pumpkin day!

Lost in the music

depeche mode: global spirit tour hits vancouver

depeche mode global spirit tour
it’s been too long, depeche mode! the last time we saw them was in 2009 for their tour of the universe concert at key arena in seattle. what a fun gig that was. the global spirit tour was pretty awesome too.

depeche mode global spirit tour
we were in the low, nose-bleeder seats because there were 4 of us. never again will i sit up there again, if i can help it. it was clear that these nose bleeders are the affordable seats 40-something parents buy for their “kids are with the babysitter, and the adults are out on the town, reliving our youths, drunk off our asses, thus an excuse to behave badly” nights out.

i know, get off my porch, right?

but other than that slight annoyance, the concert was a blast.

depeche mode global spirit tour
depeche mode global spirit tour
depeche mode global spirit tour
depeche mode global spirit tour
depeche mode global spirit tour
depeche mode global spirit tour
depeche mode global spirit tour
depeche mode global spirit tour
depeche mode global spirit tour
here’s the global spirit tour setlist:

setlist

My Inner Geek

inspiration board: ghost in the shell

ghost in the shell geishabot
here’s my inspiration board for my halloween costume and no, i’m not dressing up as scarlett johannson’s character from ghost in the shell.

instead, i’m going to be a creepy geishabot!

geishabot
ghost in the shell geishabot
ghost in the shell geishabot
if you haven’t seen ghost in the shell, check out this behind-the-scenes clip of how WETA workshops created the geishabot’s nightmarish face. (mine will not involve any animotronics)

images source: pinterest

Cool beans, Life + Love

an evening with jason silva: hack your reality at the vogue theatre

jason silva hack your reality
an exciting night with futurist jason silva at the vogue. if you’ve been reading this little blog for a while, you’d know that i’m a fan of jason silva’s shots of awe videos. my all-time favourite being the biological advantage of being awestruck.

at this inspirational masterclass presentation, jason silva talked about how to improve productivity, creativity and wellbeing through awe and wonder, how to tap into flow states in order to create abundance, and how to attract aligned and empowered people into your life.

it was like watching a live episode of various shots of awe videos, with silva free-styling about futurism, technology, creativity, the science of awe, disruptive innovation, relationships, mental health, human existence and the existential bummer. silva is an amazing and captivating speaker and storyteller.

jason silva hack your reality
jason silva hack your reality
silva kicked off his hack your reality tour in vancouver, live-streaming the event for fans who were unable to attend. the evening was divided into 3 parts: masterclass with jason silva, a consciousness discussion and Q+A, plus a VIP meet and greet – which i had a ticket for!

jason silva hack your reality
fans who purchased a gold level ticket were all ushered upstairs at the theatre and were able to chat and take photos with jason. when it was my turn, we chatted about the annual TED Talks that takes place in vancouver, which he attends every year. like a dork, i also told him which one of his shots of awe videos was my favourite and how i was thrilled when he incorporated that into his talk, along with the video.

he is such a nice guy – giving hugs freely, taking pictures and making sure everyone was able to chat with him and feel like they had his attention.

i was mucho thrilled to meet him – as you can probably tell. as a fan, it’s always a fear that someone whom you admire doesn’t live up to your expectations, but jason silva is super chill and friendly. so happy to have met him and shared a few words.

if you want to watch the hack your reality masterclass, click here for the conscious thought revolution website. the one hour video is sure to be illuminating and inspirational.

Cool beans

kingsglaive: final fantasy XV is now on netflix

kingsglaive final fantasy XV netflix
got netflix?

please check out the newly added kingsglaive: final fantasy XV!

the fella worked on this movie at waterproof studios and directed the action scene that kicks off all the other action sequences. (timecode: 50m 15s to 1h 6m 34s)

we flew to new york last summer for the world premiere screening and are thrilled that i’s now on netflix for everyone to watch and enjoy! amazing job, babe! proud of you!

 

source: netflix

Cool beans, Life + Love

exploring vancouver’s cool, new street murals

vancouver street murals
i love street art and whenever i travel, i always try to seek out cool street art and street murals, like when i was in: san franciscocamdeneast london, berlinmunichdresdenhamburg, düsseldorf and cologne. so how pleased was i when my city launched the vancouver mural festival last year?

i tend to poop on vancouver when it comes to art and culture, compared to other global cities. there is a reason why we used to be known as ‘no fun city.’ but it’s been changing in the past few years, especially when it comes to street murals.

the vancouver mural festival, the city’s largest, annual free public art celebration, launched in 2016 and featured 41 permanent murals, throughout mt. pleasant and downtown east side. this year’s festival added another 60 new murals throughout mt. pleasant and stratcona area.

i missed last year’s launch as we were in new york. and i missed this year’s week long festival because i was in europe. but jetlag, be damned. as soon as i had the energy, sean and i set out to see all the murals – this year’s and last.

there were some really fantastic ones. my favourite one is a series called lady mermaids by artists lani imre, bronwyn schuster, amanda smart and tia rambara. it’s wrapped around a building, located on the corner of 4th avenue and main street.

vancouver street murals
vancouver street murals
vancouver street murals
vancouver street murals
here’s some more eye-catching favourites:

vancouver street murals
luxurious dreamscape bubblebath by david ullock and douglas nhung, located in alleyway of main and 6th.

vancouver street murals
i didn’t find the ID on this one, but it’s located on JJ bean’s wall, located on main and 15th.

vancouver street murals
street mural by paige bowman, located on industrial avenue by main.

vancouver street murals
scolder dives for berries by carrielyn victor, located on 4th by main.

these were just a handful that we were able to fit in one afternoon, walking from 4th to 18th avenues and then driving down to industrial avenue to explore the area by main. we’ll have to head out again soon to check out more street murals in the downtown east side.

for more photos, click here for my flickr. for a map on where all the murals are located, click here.

Travel the world

insta-vancouver: back from 6 weeks in europe

vancouver
vancouver
vancouver
europe, you’ve been a slice! can’t believe i completed 6 weeks of traveling, 5 of which completely on my own. as much as i loved exploring switzerland, austria, czech republic, and germany, i’m hella happy to be home. i missed my fella and my cats something fierce! #centraleurope #amsterdam #berlin #zurich #gruyeres #bern #morges #tolochenaz #geneva #munich #salzburg #vienna #prague #dresden #hamburg #dusseldorf #koln #jetlagged #travelbug #wanderlust #vacation #instatravel #viewfromthetop #vancouver #vancouveraerial