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Meet Charlotte

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Mums new doggy! :) Check out her new backyard too! Lovely!

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Merry Xmas 2015

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Merry Xmas Leo!

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Too cute!

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Miles, cheeky monkey!

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FEAST! Ham was next level!

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Leo and Miles were crazy at pressie opening time, they were opening so fast all my shots came out blurry!

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JDM YO!

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Smart cookie this one.

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So smart that Uncle Tin (that’s me) got him a drone! HAHA!

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I got toys too whoo! Mum got me the Thunderbirds toys, haha, she’s the best!

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Mum also bought me a new iPhone. SO SPOILT!

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I’m happy with the 6s, but still love the 5s so much more in terms of design as it’s got square edges, looks more industrial and feels more masculine.

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Richie got Miles the Millennium Falcon! There’s around 80 or so stickers you have to put on it to make it look more like the picture on the (HUGE) box.

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Miles flying the Millennium Falcon straight into his room for nap time.

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Dwarfed!

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Whilst Miles was napping I had a blast putting all the stickers on HAHA.

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Love from my sister, haha. So rad!

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Pressies from Lewis! He’s a good kid that one.

Xmas; always feels like the end of the year right? Quite hard to boycott Xmas when you have 2 cute nephews! Miles is only 4, but I bought him a drone anyways (LOL!). Mum got me a new iPhone! I so needed it as my old one’s had it.

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Eames Moulded Plastic Chair

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Designed in 1950 and looking as fresh as ever, because good design is timeless! 8 x Eames Moulded Plastic Chairs are mine, all mine!

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Mia Mao Mao x Anne-Marie in Motion

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My photo of Anne-Marie feeding Mia (in my kitchen).

Sydney based film producer Dennis Ardel came across my photo (pictured above) of Ann-Marie La Dupont on tumblr (you can view the full set here), he was inspired to turn it into a video, and managed to track both Ann-Marie and myself down, and a few weeks ago we got together at my house and this is the end result! Hope you love it as much as I do (Mia’s a star!).


Timeline – Short Film from Dennis Ardel on Vimeo.

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Katana

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The sword came with this maintenance kit to keep the blade well-oiled, powdered and polished.

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I’m pretty happy with the hand guard on this sword. It’s ornate but not over the top, just what I was looking for. The saya (the scabbard for the sword) is also just plain glossy black without any crazy designs, characters or artwork. Just what I was looking for!

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She’s heavy, very well weighted. I love it!

I’ve always wanted a Japanese sword. When I was a kid I was crazy about Ninjas. Dad would take me to the local VHS video store once a week and I’d always pick a Ninja film to take home. At the Easter Show every year I bought the Ninja Showbag and even brought plastic ninja stars with me to school for a few years (as well as dressing up and climbing trees!).

I’ve been aware of cheap Samurai swords for sale at Paddy’s Markets for years. I always assumed they were rubbish so this morning I set out to buy a Hanwei swords from Lawrance Ordnance on George St. in the city. The cheapest being around $500. On my way in I thought I’d drop by Paddy’s to see if there was still anyone in there that sold swords. I walked around for a while not seeing any, and thought that they must have stopped selling them for legal reasons, then I found a guy selling some.

I asked about his prices, they ranged from $60 up to $300. He kept passing me down the more ornate crazy ones, none of which I liked. He kept asking what I wanted it for. I just said I’d like to photograph it, so it had to look amazing. I’m not sure why he avoided handing me over the one that caught my eye, the one which had no graphics on it, no characters, just a plain glossy black scabbard. When he finally did hand it to me he said that this one was for real training as it had a better quality steel blade and more importantly was weighted correctly. I had to have it, and at $100 I think it was a steal!

I’m sure the more expensive (up to $2k+) Hanwei swords sold at the shop on George street would be superior to this one I picked up, but as much as I hate saying “that’ll do”, this sword I picked up is much more than what I was expecting for $100. I’m happy and can’t wait to shoot it with a girl whether she’s Japanese, or not, which will surely ruffle a few feathers out there, but hey culture mashing is my thing and those that know me know that I’m more about cultural appreciation than cultural appropriation.

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Anne-Marie Video Shoot

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A week or so ago Anne-Marie contacted me to say that a videographer found a photo I took of her feeding Mia, and he wanted to shoot a video of her and Mia. I couldn’t refuse as I’ve secretly wanted to see Mia star in a video! The shoot happened yesterday. I can only hope the results are good!

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Australia Day

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Hey Leo.

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Happy Australia Day!

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Maaate.

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Miles doing his rendition of Billie Jean on the keyboard, with vocals even, amazing!

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Cheeky Monkey and B’Day girl.

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Miles’ painting, framed! So good.

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And his B’Day card for Mum.

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Opening pressies time!

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Cats doing what cats do best on rainy days!

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Haha Leo!

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Teach’em young!

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The Wholesome Pod, my sisters new business. She’s been dealing her amazing goods to the family for some time now, it’s all going to hit the market this year!

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Despite the rain, Richie got the BBQ fired up and cracked out these amazing prawns.

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Feast on!

Celebrated Mums B’Day (again!) & Australia Day today at my sisters house with her kiddies. I’m drunk on champagne and so full I feel like I’m about to explode.

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Leo’s 1st B’Day

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Jamie’s always serving up good food.

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She outdid herself (again!) with this amazing cake for Leo.

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Richie’s home brew for the daddies.

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Hey Miles! He goes a bit quiet when there are a lot of kids around. Most likely worrying about his toys getting damaged… or stolen!

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Cubby house served as a makeshift tattoo parlour for the day.

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Was a hot day!

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Leo’s stats!

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Cake time!

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Birthday boy Leo playing a traditional game. He ended up going for a red egg which symbolised grandma (Mum!).

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Midnight Laksa and a Flying Fish

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Reminds me of a dream, where my Arowana was swimming in the up in the corner of my bedroom. Radio controlled fish. A plus of living with a flatmate who’s also into toys!

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Another plus, when his girlfriend makes you a bowl of delicious Laksa when you get up and stroll into the kitchen at midnight.

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Xmas 2014

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My sister Jamie outdid herself with Xmas Ham this year!

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Always excited to see what Richie serves up in regards to beer. Love the bottle, loved the beer (hops, a lot!).

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Teach’em young?! A wooden washing machine and kitchenette.

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Mum. Time to open pressies!

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BBQ tools for Richie!

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I got the boys cars, of-course! A Ferrari F1 car for Leo (which Miles ended up loving lol) and a WRC rally spec Mini for Miles.

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Jasper getting in on it.

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Nyaw Layla.

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Mie and Miles cuddle time.

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Teach’em when they’re young? Now this is more like it!

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Use the Force, Leo.

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