Monday, 30 April 2018

YUZURU HANYU RETURNS HOME AN OLYMPIC HERO

Well if I hadn't looked up skater Yuzuru Hanyu's fan's twitter feed yesterday I wouldn't
have known about the big Street celebrations that took place in Sendai City Japan
last Sunday when Yuzuru was given a thank you victory Parade for his second
Olympic Gold medal win at this year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
And for such a big event there was certainly no mention of it on U.K tv.
Perhaps if I had watched NHK News last Sunday I might have caught it. But I just
found it odd that there was no mention of it on ITV or BBC. Perhaps it was really
an internal Japanese news story.

Apparently this time even more people turned out with some settling in the streets
in the early dark morning hours so as to get a good viewing position.

Yuzuru clearly has no problems with all attention, but when the Parade route
narrowed somewhat bringing the fans closer to him, it did look at times like some
of the crowds were bordering on hysteria.
And yet I cant think of one well known person here at home including even our own
Monarch, that could attract such a big public turn out. It just goes to show how
popular Yuzuru is in Japan. And with the Summer Asian Skating Exhibition events

about to start soon it looks like Yuzu will have to take a back seat to allow his
injured ankle to heal. But we do look forward to seeing him in the Autumn for
the start of the next Figure Skating season.


All images come indirectly via Yuzuru Hanyu's fan Twitter Feed.  


Below: A shorter brief video of the Hanyu Victory Parade.

VIDEO UPLOADED TO YOUTUBE BY AmefutoZA

The full and more detailed Victory Parade in Sendai
can be found HERE (39 mins).
It features lots of video footage of Yuzuru close up
on the procession vehicle, something I very much enjoyed
as will many hardened Yuzu fans. 




Sunday, 29 April 2018

Quentin's French Impressions

Throughout most of his work, French photographer Quentin de Ladelune concentrates
mainly on producing pictures for fashion shows and all things that go on
behind the catwalk scene. But on the odd occasions when he commits himself
to studio photo shoots then the results are really astounding as you can see
from these images.
And looking at some of them it's as though they came right out of the
great Renaissance period. Perhaps there's a touch of Caravaggio about them.
 More images by this French photographer can be seen at his main website below.

QUENTIN DE LADELUNE
Top image via Fantasist tumblr
Images below via Quentin's Buzzsta Page
Official Instagram Page



Below left is Antoine @ 16 Mens Models Paris.

Not sure who the model on the right is but doesn't
he look like the young Lord Byron in a  frivolous moment.




Above: Sacha Medina

Friday, 27 April 2018

Thai Hottie 'Peem' Jaiyen


Now here's a Thai hottie that I posted up a couple of years ago when he was the
very eye-catching cover star of Thai Attitude Magazine in July 2016.  And 'Peem'
Jaiyen has certainly been one of the magazine's hottest models ever.

I remember at the time when first posting those images up on my previous blog
that I was hunting around everywhere looking for the accompanying video, but it
was nowhere to be found or perhaps they just put it out much later.
Anyway that short video is at the bottom of this post. But what was the video
Director trying to get 'Peem' to simulate in that final teasing shot?

Originally starting out as one half of hip-hop duo PMP, 'Peem' then went on to
some acting roles, showing up in the final series of 'Hormones.'
More recently he played the part of Fyter in HBO's fantasy horror thriller
'Halfworlds' which was directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham, the very same director
who gave us that wonderful 2003 Thai film 'Beautiful Boxer' a film that sits
comfortably among my collection of International Asian films on dvd.

The images below come indirectly via ATTITUDE MAGAZINE


'PEEM' AT THAI ATTITUDE MAGAZINE
'PEEM'S INSTAGRAM

INTERVIEW WITH PEEM IN TIME OUT BANGKOK
DESKGRAM - PEEM JAIYEN'S INDONESIAN FANCLUB
PEEM JAIYEN'S  FACEBOOK
ATTITUDE MAGAZINE THAILAND
 

ABOVE: PEEM JAIYEN AS FYTER IN HBO's 'HALFWORLDS.'

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