Thursday, November 29, 2007

MUMMY 3 - Shanghai

More about the Mummy 3

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VIP room of the set of MUMMY 3

I am sitting in the VIP room of the set of MUMMY 3 about to out on my tuxedo and dance in the final shot of the filming, with the Director. Rob Cohen, and his lovely wife Barbara, who is pregnant with triplets (!), to be named Sean, Zoe, and Jasi (after the beach in Bali where we sold Rob the land on which he's erected his Sumatran palace). I just met Brendan Fraser as we were leaving our hotel for the set. We chatted about Bali. What a hunk! Large and handsome and sweet as can be.

Rob has written a song to which we will be dancing in IMHOTEP's, the Egyptian-themed bar in '30's Shanghai.

I may end up on the cutting-room floor, or may actually appear in the movie which is set to premiere in Beijing in July 2008. Anyway, this has been a great week here on the set.
It's going to be a fantastic film, with a budget of $160M and the best director in Hollywood. Vic Armstrong is directing the action sequences, and he's tops in his field, with the Bond movies, Mission Impossible 3, and Raiders of the Lost Ark among his recent credits.

So, tomorrow back to Bangkok overnight and then Bali. Not sure about Sri Lanka. A bomb just killed 16 in Colombo.. I may head back to California earlier.

PS I just got a pic with BF which I'll send! Love, d

29 Nov 2007


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

With Love from Shanghai, daniel and Emerald

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Monday, November 26, 2007

On the set of MUMMY 3 in Shanghai

On the set of MUMMY 3: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR : director Rob Cohen,
starring Brendon Fraser, Maria Bello, Luke Ford (in the pic) , plus John
Hannah, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Isabella Leong, Anthony Wong et al...
Shanghai 26 Nov 2007

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Mom, 88, and her "Latin Lovers"

Mom, 88, and
her "Latin Lovers" Dr. Erick Sosa and his nephew, Jonathan Mendoza-Sosa, 21.
Any wonder she is looking and acting years younger!
"Soy Feliz!" indeed!

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The ODYSSEY" at Leeward CC

I scheduled my Honolulu visit to catch "The ODYSSEY" on the stage at Leeward
Community College
, presented by the "DREAM TEAM" of director Paul Cravath,
John Signor (Music/soundscape) (in the black shirt) and costumes/art
direction Sam (Coco Chandalier) Akuna! It was brilliant! Paul's doctoral
thesis on Cambodian Classical Dance Theatre is about to be published in book
form (!). Years back we visited Cambodia together and his spirit carried me
to the top of Angkor Wat! In the group photo are the gorgeous surfer and
communications grad (UH 2005) Sophea Le Budar, until recently my roommate in
Manoa, adopted in 1990 from Cambodia and just engaged to that handsome Jim
by her side. Sophea accompanied my to Cambodia in 2005 and met her birth-mom
for the first time since 1990 and has now an ongoing relationship with her.
I get to sing at their Hawaii wedding in May, 2008!! And maybe the one in
Cambodia?? Jim cringed when he hears it would take place over 3 days and
require several costume changes. Yay life!

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

My new "look"

My new "look" thanks to"
Miguel Angel de Lima, Peru

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Happy in Ecuador!

While traveling through a banana-producing part of Ecuador (Valencia, on Nov 5, 2007) I was happily surprised to see a familiar logo - the RAINFOREST ALLIANCE which I helped get off the ground in 1987 in New York when I was a founding board member!)

The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.

Based in New York City, with offices throughout the United States and worldwide, the Rainforest Alliance works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers. From larg multinational corporations to small, community-based cooperatives, we involve businesses and consumers worldwide in our efforts to bring responsibly produced goods and services to a global marketplace where the demand for sustainability is growing steadily.

We set standards for sustainability that conserve wildlife and wildlands and promote the well-being of workers and their communities. Farms and forestry enterprises that meet our comprehensive criteria receive the Rainforest Alliance certification seal. We also work with tourism businesses, to help them succeed while leaving a small footprint on the environment and providing a boost to local economies.

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