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User Image item_idem Posted: Apr 16, 2017 5:37 AM (UTC)

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HAPPY EASTER Y'ALL BUNNIES 🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰 #tobiaswong RG @monsieurvalentin

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User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 21, 2018 5:08 PM (UTC)
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When i started this documentary film project 15 months ago, little did I know how far I would commit to this research and constantly add more layers to it 😔 I actually have in general quite an average attention span, but here I am, building up a gigantic multilingual video puzzle made out of rare footage, quirky interviews, and barely known cultural facts 🗺
On that note, today was beyond overwhelming and satisfying, as I was given the rare opportunity to interview a family of #Tatung (In short: Daoist shamans performing extreme physical acts and supposedly becoming the vector/media to speak with the ancestors. Specific to Indonesia’s unique cultural melting pot, (I’m assuming) these ritualistic practices are resulting from an hybrid of the Chinese diaspora influences with the sorcery of the native Dayak tribes) 👹
Bing Khin Djung, the renowned master standing next to me, actually surprised me by forcing a needle into my forearm without causing any bleeding 😨 I was invited to a ritual performed at night in the jungle by several Tatung + a crowd mostly composed of children and authorized to film the entire act freely... documentation I will/might post later, once I actually have digested WTF has just happened to me 😶
User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 21, 2018 4:03 PM (UTC)
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Oh Singkawang, rarely a medium-size city has captured my imagination the way you did 😩 Sad to have to leave, but will definitely come back ❣️
User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 21, 2018 1:46 PM (UTC)
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I look haunted on the picture. Perhaps from looking at too many ghost stories and flirting with the occult? Still mind blown by some of the things I’ve seen today 😳 ~ Anyway, I’ve developed a massive obsession with #batik (the traditional dyeing technique from Indonesia) since I’ve landed in this country for the first time 4 days ago. Patiently waiting to find the right design out of hundreds to purchase one, something that would make me basically want to get rid of all my Comme des Garçons, LOL 😉
Interestingly enough, this specific shirt I picked encompasses the design of the 3 ethnical groups of #Singkawang: Chinese, Malay, and #Dayak, the indigenous group specific to #Borneo. So this specific fabric is about unity - or so I’ve been told - and that’s the one I picked 🤷🏻‍♂️
User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 21, 2018 2:59 AM (UTC)
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36 hours on the island of #Borneo, following the imprints of the #Hakka 客家 heritage in the town of #Singkawang, aka the ‘Chinatown of Indonesia’ or ‘Thousand Temples city’🏮🐉 Photos not by me of the #CapGoMeh 正月半 festival which I’ve missed by just a couple days 😔
User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 21, 2018 1:39 AM (UTC)
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Woke up on a movie set being constructed 🏗 The resort is unfinished and I’m the only guest today; Apparently the very first foreigner too 🙂 #borneo #kalimantan #singkawang ☯️
User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 20, 2018 9:19 AM (UTC)
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🧕 Airport Fashion 😍 @guess
User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 20, 2018 8:44 AM (UTC)
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Fact: I'm in South East Asia again, seeking ghost stories again 👻 Fact: This #DaVinci building gave me some serious #Ghostbusters (the original one) vibez 💀 Shivers down the spine! 😰 #55CentralParkWest #Jakarta
User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 20, 2018 7:42 AM (UTC)
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Good bye Jakarta 👋 Vibrant megalopolis with the most amazing sense of hospitality 🙏 Here is a pic of me doing the cabin model for @praiseshadows @vvpinacolada new collection of silk pajamas 🌱💚🦎
User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 19, 2018 8:38 PM (UTC)

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It’s not that I’m annoyed (I’m actually not)... Obviously the work of this artist isn’t not interesting as much as I believe @acnestudios is also quite a good brand (i do).
HOWEVER ~ I do find the lack of contextual research on both sides slightly too episodic to be meaningful and barely scratching the surface 😬 Conceptually, but equally from the sole branding perspective of looking at these kind of intermediary projects... heck what do I know about both these things anyway? 🤷🏻‍♂️ #纸扎 #doyourhomeworkplease
User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 19, 2018 4:08 AM (UTC)
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Just drove by a building complex which reminded me of the notorious fact/legend that #MemphisMilano founder #EttoreSottsass found the inspiration for his iconic design during his frequent trips to South India in the late 60s, and most especially by buildings in the town of #Tiruvannamalai 🤓 Jakarta is lit af❣️
User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 19, 2018 12:34 AM (UTC)
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User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 18, 2018 9:16 AM (UTC)
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Day 1 in 🇮🇩; Got caught by @vvpinacolada trying to get some Javanese moves on 😅
User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 18, 2018 3:30 AM (UTC)
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Touchdown in Asia again 🏉🇮🇩 Can’t believe I’ve been doing this since September 2003 😌
This time, working on not ☝️, but ✌️ research projects hehe👨🏻‍🎓 But first things first: it's ME Time 😇
I’m currently very very very far from LA, but somehow there’s still a bit of me left in LA 🧚🏻‍♂️ Have a wonderful opening tonight dear @fleury49000 @i_can_be_your_father_figure 💙💖💚 ~ 📸 by @folksy_sean
User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 16, 2018 4:57 PM (UTC)
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Delirious in Doha 🌀🤪 Bleached hair, a bleach name, and seeing giant teddy bears 🐻🛋
Last night in town would be meaningless if not spent wreaking havoc with my musketeers 👅 Loving these skilled bitches to the moon n back 💔
User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 15, 2018 12:51 PM (UTC)

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When you crochet my name 🎻 #fanart
User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 15, 2018 4:58 AM (UTC)
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Last day in LA 🐅 she’s on the move again yay 😎✈️ Send nudes and inquiries 👋📥
User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 14, 2018 4:20 AM (UTC)

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"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change" - Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018 🐬
User Image item_idem Posted: Mar 13, 2018 9:09 PM (UTC)
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Visiting the real life Xanadu yesterday was the concretisation of a teenagehood dream 20 years in the making 🏰 I can’t remember a film that made a stronger impression on me than Citizen Kane did in that time of my life 🎞✨ here’s a patchwork of shots i took of the indoor ‘Roman Pool’ as sadly the main outdoor ‘Neptune Pool’ (@ladygaga G.U.Y music video worth watching on that note) was closed for renovation 😕 I booked 2 guided tours back to back, asked every questions I could think of, and cannot wait to be back for the 3 remaining tours focusing on Hearst’s particular relation to the Hollywoodian celebrity culture of the 30s/40s and another one specific to his 28 years collaborative process with Julia Morgan, the very first woman to become a licensed architect in the state of California 🙏 ~ As Orson Welles began his infamous masterpiece: “Cost: no man can say.” 🔮 #williamrandolphhearst #hearstcastle #juliamorgan #xanadu #citizenkane #orsonwelles #charlesfosterkane #rosebud