Hello lovelies! I hope you’re all had an amazing weekend! I hope that you’re somewhere warm, enjoying the fine company of your loved ones and entering The Artist competition :)
Big milestones are an important time to reflect on the past and all the people and experiences that made us who we are today. As I’m approaching my birthday soon, I often think back to the first decade of my life, which was spent growing up in Shanghai. Growing up in Shanghai was almost like being in a completely different world compared with my life in Melbourne now. Or perhaps I was just living in a different world created by the hyperactive imagination that I toted around as a youngster.
Sharp recently asked me to write a post to help celebrate their 100th birthday, which is coming up this year on September 15th – needless to say, they’re a little older than me, so I’m guessing they’ve got quite a bit of reminiscing to do. Beginning as a company manufacturing a novel kind of snap belt buckle (doesn’t every good story begin with fashion?) they quickly added to their repertoire with all sorts of other interesting inventions (including the Ever-Sharp mechanical pencil – which inspired their company name) before setting their sights on radios, TVs and consumer electronics.
However, I know when I think of Sharp, I think of TVs. Although when I was growing up in China, I knew their TVs as 夏普. I can remember being utterly dismayed watching my first kung fu TV movies on our 夏普电视 and thinking to myself “当演员好可怜啊，他们为了拍戏而死。我可永远不想当演员。”Sorry, I thought in Chinese back then too. Translation: “It’s so sad that all these actors have to die just for the sake of making a movie. I would never want to be an actor!”
To celebrate Sharp’s up-coming century, the centenarian corporation is supporting communities and giving all of us a chance to publish our anniversaries on the Sharp 100th birthday site. By sharing a memorable moment in your past, you have a chance to win a trip to the USA! It’s the opportunity of a life time! To share your anniversaries, or congratulate others on theirs, simply visit the Sharp website here.
Clearly my memories of watching all those extras dying on the television battlefield had quite a bizarre effect on me. Now I’m an extra too! My skills include sitting in the background, walking in a straight line and pretending to be talking. If you want me to be in your film, ad or show, have your people talk to my people. :)
So tell me, what childhood memories or people shaped who you are today?
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a trip to the US to try and win.