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Lazy Sundays, Why on earth is it freezing in NYC again?

Hmm, Maybe its time for some beach’in!

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March 28, 2010 at 8:03 pm

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I woke up as the sun was reddening…

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“I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn’t know who I was – I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I’d never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn’t know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn’t scared; I was just somebody else, some stranger, and my whole life was a haunted life, the life of a ghost.”
— Jack Kerouac (On the Road)

for my SL, and all of you other people looking for something.

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March 25, 2010 at 4:54 pm

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Reason why i <3 ny #1939: LES

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March 25, 2010 at 1:46 am

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HDR #1

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First attempt of playing with an HDR image using Photomatrix, nothing else, no photoshopping, just merge and generate.

I promise better results next time.

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March 23, 2010 at 8:22 pm

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Reason why i <3 ny #1938 : LES

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The Lower East Side

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March 22, 2010 at 9:01 pm

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iPhone Picture Post #2103

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Sometimes pictures sum up a story pretty well.

conclusion i have add

Written by mikechan007

March 22, 2010 at 12:32 am

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Guilt & Greed

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Sometimes I feel a little guilty.

The other night as I was taking care of some bills and preparing for taxes, I realized that sometimes I get paid a lot of money to do ridiculous things.   Most recently it was to pretend to be having fun with a bunch of friends out side a bar about to go have a drink. 3 hours later, I walk out with a check that would have taken someone working an entry level position about two month to earn.  That’s when I started to feel a little guilt.  Then I realized that I’m doing this full time and I’m making it!

Today a few agents call me for a few jobs and I turned down jobs that didn’t seem to profitable and was pushing for the gig that would send me to South America for a week.  That familiar feeling of guilt and greed was creeping up on me.  I would ask about how much would I get for the day, how much per diem, if I would be flying business, how is the hotel?,  would I be getting residuals?

I mean I’m just doing business and I guess this is when I started to think, “I worked hard to get here.  Anyone can dream, but it takes time and effort to make it happen.”

All of the days that I wasn’t paid or paid close to nothing for working 12+ hour days.
All of the times a casting director would say no and i would wonder why.
All of the days where I would be running on 0 – 3 hours of sleep per night.
All of the days I would have to lug around wardrobe and be on set by 6am.

Don’t get me wrong, honestly I love it.  But guess what, I also earned it.

But I do thank all of my friends and family, no one has ever doubted or questioned me doing what I do now.  If anything they questioned why haven’t I started sooner.

My question for you is, Do you enjoy what you’re doing?

Written by mikechan007

March 16, 2010 at 2:48 am

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