Shout out to the HD reader who misses my musings. That's love right there. I don't think in the history of Heavy Discussion dot blogspot dot com have I ever not posted for an entire month. Forget almost two months! Fuck- blowing it. This blog used to operate as both an escape and an archive for my thoughts. But recently in the past month of launching Onto, it's been non stop; my point of view as an individual, as a designer, and as an entrepreneur are going through some major thresholds of transformation which is both scary and exciting. At the bottom of this post is a great Business of Fashion lecture about the realities of starting a "fashion" business. I recommend it to anyone who's ever thought about it or know people who have or are.
Picked up Wild Swans by Jung Chang in Hong Kong recently and am halfway through this epic book. It's given me a great insight into my own history as a Taiwanese/Chinese American currently traveling to China/Asia as much as I do. Most Chinese people do not talk about the past ever which makes this book all the more unique. I don't think there's any book like this out there and I just wanted to share it with others who are interested in the subject. It's also an incredible read for those who are interested in the lengths governments go to indoctrinate ideologies for the sake of "social stability".
"Wild Swans, in which 100 years of Chinese history is told through the eyes of three women (her grandmother, her mother and her), became the highest-selling non-fiction paperback book ever published.Translated into 37 languages, and selling more than 10 million copies, it established Chang as the spokesperson of 20th-century China, a woman who experienced the Cultural Revolution first hand – including her parents’ torture, her own brainwashing as a member of the Red Guard, periods of forced labour, and subsequent disillusionment – but who recorded it with a calm if moving dispassion." - telegraph.co.uk