Monday, 18 September 2017

On Tour To See Kuala Lumpur

Sarah and James have arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ready to enjoy their next three-year posting. Let the Asia adventure begin!

The State Department is great in getting you acclimated to your new post. Housing is provided. A couple, who acts as your "sponsor," shows you around, answers all those typical logistical questions. "Where do I find tahini?"

In Kuala Lumpur, there are also U.S. Embassy-organized little city tours one can take. It's a dozen people in a van for a quick romp around the city to see the highlights. No time for getting out, best to soak it all in as the van drives around.

Snap! All images are quick shots from the van. Hey, it gives you the feel of the tour.

Some sort of skyline. Moving on, driving on.

Craning to see the tall buildings, built and promised.

Asian brand, Malay language, temple to commerce.

Signs of a modern society, giant outdoor video screens.

Combining it all, video boards and the urban fabric.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Shooting With The Big Dog

People are always excited by James' vocation, since he's in the film biz. In truth, the hours can be long, the work unpredictable and the clients a bear. No complaints!

And then a day pops up that makes the career all worth it.  What does James do? Why, he gets to shoot with an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.

Trying to blend in with the other production equipment.

Hot-dogging it is serious business. "Tell me again, how much mustard do we need?" The job was for Ford's new 2018 F-150 pickup. Just another day driving down the highway, dog on your right.

Shooting and cueing. "OK, slow down dog."

Dog on our back; dog gaining on the F-150.

So that's the life, cruising with the Wienermobile, giving a little props to our old hometown, the 305.