Gundam Docks at Hong Kong Time Square

  Gundam wo Hasshin!! 1:3 scale Gundam and Zaku II dock at Time Square, Hong Kong. To be honest, it wont be fair to say I'm knowledgeable about Gundam. I've watch few episodes along different Gundam series, from Universal Century UC0079 to Cosmo Era C.E. 71-72. It's quite an intense and sophisticated story line. It is highly political, social reflecting, humanity mirroring. Gundam speaks of stereotypes, equality, prejudice, love and vengeance, peace and war and more. I love how it captures the essence of humanity and the nature of human, harsh also a bit too brutal for me to continue on. Promise one day I will be able to put an end to all the unfinished episodes. 

  Guess what I love the most out of all of the Gundam series, Nope, not those Gundams you bet, who understands those guys who are so into red, white, blue robots in different shells but same yolk in the core. How about the round headed, cute looking ZAKUS?! It just gets me every time when I see Zaku getting bullied by Gundams. They're just so adorable. Zaku got style too, masculine roman spatan style man-skirt, cyclone styled one eyed head, big green spikes sticking out from their shoulder pad, they are just so edgy. Whats not to love about Zaku!! 

  I have got my photos taken with Zeon soldiers and Earth Federation pilots for the first time of my life, what an experience. I've got to say anime fans and cos-players are one of the most dedicated individuals, their pursuit of perfection it's just impressive. I have huge amount of respect for how far they are willing to go for pursuing their dream.

  Japanese manga and anime culture are no subculture for hobbyist exclusively, it set trends, change lifes. New media?! might not be so new. Re-conceptualize and redefine, I have never found so much more in manga and anime than I have ever before. 
Gar&Mann:L Love Gundam. Love Anime & Manga.


Video source: tettsu55/ Youtube, Gundam, Bandai.

Photographer: Paul Lee, Carmen Lee@Gar&Mann:L

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Lady Gaga x V Magazine 2013

God, I luv her style! Lady Gaga hit the music world hard, before you know it, she is the now fashion icon in our time, no doubt, all hands down. Here comes the latest photoshoot with V magazine x Gaga, photographed by Inez and Vinoodh and Marina Abramovic speaks with the superstar about the force that is ARTPOP. Get your copy of V Magazine now and find out more at vmagazine.com and your local book stores.

Source: www.vmagazine.com


Unintentional Accessed Memories

Have you ever had that feeling that you wish you can go back in time? As I was sorting out my grandma's closet, I found this picture of my grandpa and I. The picture was taken at the Zoo in Guangzhou which I used to visit almost every weekend, I was about a year old. It's been 6 years since grandpa has left us, but memories of him are still so vivid in my mind. Every Friday morning, I will always call him before I go to school. He has the most comforting voice in the world, "Do you want grandpa to come over?" he would ask. As long as my answer is "yes", no matter how busy his work schedule is, he will always be waiting for me at home with a warm smile on his face.

He wasn't the most well-dressed men, but he definitely has his standards. Each morning he uses Murrays pomade to comb through his hair, slowly, delicately to ensure he doesn't miss any spot. When he needs to go formal, he will always add a red cashmere vest on top of his shirt. Simple, relax yet classy, so chill keeping his cool just like how he always is. I've never seen him wearing anything else but a pair of pointy loafers. A real man knows how to take care of his own shoes. My grandpa always polish his shoes before sleeping at night, I always get so attracted by all these little things he does. Now that every-time when I polish my shoes, I always imagine that he will still be sitting beside me, watching me polish my shoes the way he used to. If I can ever go back in time, I wish I can spend every minute with him. I love you grandpa.



Celia Birtwell x UNIQLO AW 2013

As some of you might have notice, Gar&Mann:L had been a bit slow on updates lately. Reason? Currently having way too much fun exploring streets of Hong Kong and China. Things definitely have changed since my last visit, except one thing, the dreadful heat. Don't get me wrong, I love summer, but not the combination of flip-flop, tank-top and shorts. The unpleasantness of sweat and sticky shirts are certainly understandable, but there are always a better alternative. Fine silk would have been the perfect, but we also know it is also one of the top prized fabric. UNIQLO has been providing many of us clothing basics, basics that are current and trendy, and most importantly affordable. 

This autumn/winter 2013, British textile designer Celia Birtwell gets back with UNIQLO for the second time. The second collabration is aim to provide luxury and affordable silk collection, its going to hit up the store on August 22th. After Birtwell's dramatic re-entry back to fashion scene since the collection for topshop in 2006, she has been collaborating with many other brands. A touch of fun, full of cheerfulness mix with her signature femininity and romanticism, it is fresh, perfect for the coming autumn. 

Source: Vogue.uk