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Monday, March 15, 2010

Spent my birthday in the pig farm (The Tiger Factory shoot day 4)

6th of March. I spent the 4th day of The Tiger Factory shoot in the pig farm again.

Here's Ming Jin, with a piglet.

Ming Jin and a piglet

And Lesly too.

Lesly and a piglet

The crew of The Tiger Factory in a Burmese house

From left to right: Choo the intern, Alex the Production Manager, Kenny the production assistant (Kenny was also the cinematographer of the 'Evening Sky' segment of my unreleased short, AFTERNOON RIVER EVENING SKY, along with my newest short film a couple of days ago), Pang the sound guy, Ming Jin the director, Chun the cinematographer (he was also the cinematographer of WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER), Lesly the assistant cameraman (he was the cinematographer of my shorts, CHICKEN RICE MYSTERY, LOVE SUICIDES and the 'Afternoon River' segment of the unreleased AFTERNOON RIVER EVENING SKY) and Seow Wei the costume/props girl.

After spending two days in a pig farm, seeing so many pigs of all sizes and ages, it's unsurprising that some of our crew members decided not to eat pork for a while.

A few piglets

By "a while", I meant A COUPLE OF HOURS.

Then we headed off to a Bak Kut Teh (that's pork soup, for you international audiences out there) restaurant for dinner.

Soon Heng Bak Kut Teh restaurant

Soon Heng Bak Kut Teh restaurant

Bak Kut Teh

Eating Bak Kut Teh

We were so hungry that even if the Bak Kut Teh were made with the piglet in the first two photos of this blog post, we could still have eaten it.

It was a nice birthday dinner.

At night, Tomoko, Ming Jin's wife, made me a nice cake too!

Birthday cake from Tomoko