DAY 132 : Image
Today was quite a busy day – just how I like it!
I started the morning off at the Movers and Shakers office… for those who are not aware of M&S, it is a Friday supplement for The Kathmandu Post. It’s fairly new and has quite an energetic young team! The editor of M&S Samriddhi Rai and I had been talking about me being on M&S for quite a while now but I was just waiting for the right time. We delayed a date or two but we finally managed to get it done this morning. Hopefully you guys will get to see and read the interview next week on Friday (19th Sept*). There were a few ideas here and there for the photo-shoot but I got my way in the end. I didn’t want a whole studio scene and for me to look all polished and smart, apart from going to work or meeting certain people here and there, I am normally always in my casuals. I wanted the photo to represent the person I am to people I meet on the streets. That also meant make-up had to be minimal. Let’s see how the finish product comes out. I will see it on the same day as you guys haha!
I also met Saunak Bhatta and Kshitij Raj Lohani at the shoot… they were there for something else, something you guys will see very soon though. If you aren’t aware of the two names and have time to google then please go ahead, they are two young adults to look out for. I’m not too sure but I prefer to use young adults instead of youth. Hmm.
After we wrapped up the shoot we headed over to Dalle to grab some quick lunch followed by helping Sakil out at his upcoming store. Things are coming into place, the lights, mirrors and all – it must be quite an exciting time for Mr Sakil! Lol.
I left his store and met up with the remaining Tracing Nepal team members at Rising Mall to watch Mary Kom. Yep, I’ve already seen it but Hey, it’s a good film and Priyanka Chopra is a PLUS. It’s also Tuesday – which is Q’s Day = Nrs 200 only. BUT I don’t think I’ll be going back there again (never say never) as I found it very annoying how the cinema staff kept coming inside the screen when the movie was being played and offering food to buy and then the customers and the staff would discuss the change money etc. I understand it’s about providing exceptional service and cinematic experience but please also realise that some people really want to come for the film and be transported into that world – the time before the film starts and during the interval should be for purchasing food and refreshments. On that note, I should actually call or message them and just give them a polite feedback rather than just writing about it here.
I like the fact that Mary Kom the biopic has been made whilst the boxer is still alive! A lot of the times in life and in popular culture/media etc – we tend to only make such films/tributes once the person passes away. I am sure it’s such an honour, encouragement and inspiration for Mary Kom to see a film that has been made on and about her. Encouragement to do more and continue the sport too!
We wrapped up the day by having dinner at MEZZE in Durbar Marg. Not too sure why but I am just loving pizza these days. Maybe because I kinda miss the greasy Domino pizzas. Hmm.