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Photos and worm-eating misadventures from a documentary shoot

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Ah yes, during the end of February, I was directing four documentary shorts for Channel News Asia, it was a one week shoot and each segment is only 2-3 minutes. The shoot took me to a few different cities and places, time for preparation was pretty short. I believed I was approached to direct them less than a week before the actual shoot. Nevertheless, I had fun. And here are some photos (and videos) I took during the shoot.

Hello again, journal, let me tell you about my new film "Aqérat"

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When was the last time I have actually posted here? Probably nearly 6 months ago, during the Tokyo International Film Festival. The truth is, ever since I figured that I can automatically post my Instagram posts here, I have gotten lazy. But somehow, my Instagram pictures stopped appearing it, it's quite a bummer, but it means that I have to return and actually WRITE here. To my imaginary audience of one. In that amount of time since I was gone, I have shot my new feature film, "Aqérat". That was late December. Been working on it since then. "Aqérat", which means "life after death" in the Rohingyan language, tells the story of a desperate young woman named Hui Ling (played by regular collaborator Daphne Low) who gets involved in human trafficking. It's about the recent Rohingyan migrant crisis that had been happening the past few years, it's also a love story. Film is shot in the Northern state of Kelantan, which is really close to th

[Photo] House across the road is on fire

House across the road is on fire (Check out more photos from my Instagram account .)

[Photo] For the first day of Chinese New Year, we always eat vegetarian food. Usually it's a delicious pot of "Vegetarian Bah Kut Teh" made by Auntie Hui Qing and brought to us in the morning.

For the first day of Chinese New Year, we always eat vegetarian food. Usually it's a delicious pot of "Vegetarian Bah Kut Teh" made by Auntie Hui Qing and brought to us in the morning. (Check out more photos from my Instagram account .)

[Photo] Love pineapple tarts during Chinese New Year. Chicken shaped pineapple tarts? Even better.

Love pineapple tarts during Chinese New Year. Chicken shaped pineapple tarts? Even better. (Check out more photos from my Instagram account .)

[Photo] Happy Chinese New Year, everyone!

Happy Chinese New Year, everyone! (Check out more photos from my Instagram account .)

[Photo] He's planking.

He's planking. (Check out more photos from my Instagram account .)