A few nights ago, I received a phone call from a familiar voice informing me that she (
the speaker) was in Hong Kong and would like to have dinner and a chat with her God brother (namely,
I can still remember stepping off the plane ontoHong Kongsoil and into an industry that comprises more cliques than an upper middle classUnited Statessuburban high-school.
You can imagine how hard it was to make friends close enough to be called your family in that type of environment.
Miraculously, I was blessed with several from the get-go and they are still my closest friends today.
Like my brothers
V.Dubb (both of whom need little introduction),
Monica, was one of those friends close enough to be called family.
Having relocated to theCaliforniafor work in western productions, it has been some time since I last saw Monica and her call was a pleasant surprise.
However, I was a bit held up at the moment (as I have been as of late) and postponed our meeting to the next afternoon.
Before long, the next afternoon arrived and I learned that she was in town for some press conference concerning some TV 'reality' show about some 'amazing' race that she took part in. Whatever the reason for her visit, the first thing I thought when I saw my old friend was, “huh? Is the water inCaliforniatainted with magic? Cause I’m certain you got taller…”
After much discussion, she has “apparently” always been 5’8”…
"you're not 5'8"... I'm like almost 5'10", I mean, there's no way you're 5'8" all of a sudden..."
ah... this "high above the forehead angle friendster/myspace/facebook type shot" (with the camera closer to my head) will give the impression of my true height of almost five feet and ten inches to the viewers...
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