08 November, 2007

my best friend ricky martin

I've been slightly homesick this week...i think it had to with...Dewali...its the Indian Christmas (sort of) and it is a week long celebration the height of which is this weekend...people exchange gifts, put up lights and spend time with family...it just reminds me of thanksgiving and Christmas approaching...so enough of that...

this week i did a TV show on Tuesday...it wasn't fun...the scene was a girls birthday party...i had to dance with this Indian girl and she didn't seem really thrilled that she was stuck with the white guy and not one of the young hunky Indian boys...i felt the same! she didn't speak any English so i had fun telling her..."you should try trim spa baby cause you're getting thick" "did you but that shirt at a thrift store" so the insults were lame...but you have to watch what you say cause they'll tell you they don't know English but they do, and besides you don't want to be too mean but it sort makes you feel better. and trust me they do it to me to anyway...

yesterday i had an overnight shoot...they start at 8pm at night and run til 6am...i have avoided them until now cuase the hours...well they sound terriable but it wasn't as bad as it sounds...it was an outdoor disco party...they had a fake band playing, the name of the band was "life roxx" which i loved!

while i was on set i got a call from Ricky martin...wha wha what..OK so it's not that Ricky martin...but its this guy named Ifraam who i meet at the Jesse metclaff shoot and his brother runs a call center and might have a job for me....so Ricky (Ifraam) was born to a Muslim father and Christan mother...he got into drugs and almost died and then found Jesus so he is converting...when the Hindus or Muslims convert they pick new "christian" names...and they almost always use celebrity names...he choose Ricky martin...Ricky's great to talk to, he studied in America for four years and speaks fluent English, which i miss sometimes as my friends Amaan and Sameer are not so good...

and now fashion news...everything you need in India you can buy on the street...jeans, condoms, water, fans, Cd's and fakes and by fakes i mean name brand fake clothes...shirts that say "prada gap" and other bizarre combinations of brandsare everywhere...especially popular is diesel...the day pack that i brought with me was all wrong so i got myself a hot little diesel pack for around six bucks. i don't buy much of anything here cause i have limited space, i have gotten a couple Hindi film soundtracks, i mostly spend money on food...i eat all the time...i had forgotten how much i love Indian food...OK my agent just called and my shoot for tomorrow got cancelled which means he found someone to do it cheaper so now i have to go find my friend bankhesh cause he's got a shoot tomorrow

oh...but let me tell you this...i went to the movies and before the show started they had an announcement flashed on the screen in English giving instructions on what to do if a bomb exploded during the film and then another announcement warning not to accept food from strangers in the theater...i love this place!!!

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