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sass avenue

So my friend Jennifer at Sass Avenue has written a kind blog post about my studio Grandeur Films. Previously I had given her a little plug, so I decided to return the favour and write an official post about her new venture. You can read her post here Grandeur Films: Cinematic Wedding Videos.

The way she best describes to me, is that her blog is generally about everything and anything. Though to put it precisely she states that its not a blog about ‘nothing’ but a blog about ‘something’. Pure genius she tells me, but in actual fact, I’m sure a lot of bloggers out there feel the same. For House Husbands, it is a world for me to talk about all things related to my life. On the most part it is obviously about my journey between Xavier and I, but at the same time, it is a place for me to vent.

Anyways not to steer away from the course, I think Jennifer has taken a great step, her whimsical approach and some what bold humour really takes you aback. Honestly in person you wouldn’t have sensed in this pint sized innocent girl (and I’m sure she will kick me for calling her pint size), lay dormant a more confident, raw and outspoken person. Sure, her close friends, probably know this already, but for me her humour stands out the most. To quote her.

We live in a world of routine and mundaneness. So let’s make it a mission to keep sassing about something! Whether it be an experience, a thought, a product or absolutely anything. For better or worse, let’s share our loves, our hates and our weird and wonderful experiences in a humorous way. Because let’s face it, life is too short to be boring. Let us live through your experiences and in turn you can live through ours.

An excerpt about my discussion with her and the twist of my words. You can clearly see, how sassy she is.

So I asked what do you have, that others do not when it comes to cinematic videography. His answer? “If you love being Over The Top (OTT), then you’ll love us! And because we are sick ass Asians, we know how dramatic and romantic your videos need to be. Korean and Pilipino drama-style touches, but executed with class.” That means, no Gangnam Stylez. But only if you don’t want to. Okay, so he may not have said it in those exact words, but you get the jist of it. Just ask him for yourself.

If you are engaged please visit her blog at Sass Avenue. If your after a quick pick me up or just a laugh, I am sure Jennifer can appease to your needs. Or if you just want to stare at her “I Want You Now” pose, then please feel free to contact her.

http://www.sassavenue.com
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Kiet

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Graphic designer extraordinaire, Cinematographer/Director at Grandeur Films producing amazing wedding videos in Australia. Some may regard us as wedding videographers, but we like to name ourselves wedding film makers. Also dedicated house husband and father to little Xavier Oliver.

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house husband day 2 and 3

So day 2 was more of a challenge. Xavier woke up at 2 am, then from 3 am to 4 am he decided to test his vocal capacity. I think he woke up one more time after that and then slept till about 9:30 am, where I woke him up to feed. I think me feeling under the weather didn’t help, hence day 2 felt like it would never end, but we got through the day and although not as smooth as day 1, it still was a success in my eyes.
Sticking to the routine has helped, and I stress that its a constant battle between Xavier and I. The power struggle for man of the house still exists, and Xavier will test my resilience. But there were some milestones for the day, we went for a 20 minute walk, played, laughed, as well as falling asleep when I placed him in the bassinet without any prior rocking, woo hoo.

I won’t talk too much about Day 3 as we decided to leave him with the grand parents for the day. However he did reach a milestone, no crying in the car for the whole trip to his grand parents restaurant. Honestly since starting as a house husband, the car rides have been great. Although I have to sing to him to calm him down on a few occasions, for most of the time, he has been quite content. Today he fell asleep straight away, and hence silence. My wife dreads driving alone with Xavier in the car, but I’ve found that singing to him works and for now its my own little house husband trick.

So today I thought, I would write about what I do. I am a graphic designer, however now work as a cinematographer/director at Grandeur Films. We provide story telling to all sorts of clients, with wedding and corporate videos as the main forte. We love to work on Same Day Edits, and for us as a studio, we want to change the perception of wedding videos in Melbourne and also Australia. Times are changing, and brides are becoming more savvy. If you would like to learn more about Grandeur Films, or watch any of our wedding videos, please visit www.grandeurfilms.com.au or www.vimeo.com/grandeurfilms. Inserted below is our first Same Day Edit in Melbourne.


Same Day Edit Melbourne – Vechie & Can 1 2 3 – Kamesburgh Gardens, Maia docklands

Also if your looking for a great blog to read. Please visit my friend Jennifer’s blog http://sassavenue.com/blog/. I love her whimsical approach to life and her perception of it. She’s a strong, an open minded girl, who would love to discuss anything.

Kiet

kietluu

Graphic designer extraordinaire, Cinematographer/Director at Grandeur Films producing amazing wedding videos in Australia. Some may regard us as wedding videographers, but we like to name ourselves wedding film makers. Also dedicated house husband and father to little Xavier Oliver.

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Hoorah. My first day as a house husband with little man Xavier, has been some what of a success. Although prior to today, it was all doom and gloom, even anxiety attacks, I must admit, I never expected it to go so smoothly. Apart from a minor hitch, where I may have had been kicked with faeces, all was not lost. I guess it came down to sticking to the routine, which my wife had set in place prior.

After that it was just sticking to the game plan, rocking him to sleep when he showed signs of fatigue, and feeding him when needed. It’s not rocket science, but I guess for the husband that stays at home, it can be a little daunting. Why? We don’t have those magical breasts like women do, and for whatever powers it may have, infants seem to know, boob equals comfort. All in all I am looking at making this blog my own personal journey with Xavier, as we battle to and fro, to garner who is the man of the house.

I know all days aren’t going to be like this, but it does give me the confidence in knowing, that I can do this. I have watched quietly, studying how my wife would care for Xavier day in day out. If you are engaged and can relate to what I have to say, please feel free to participate.

Kiet
Creative Director @ Grandeur Films
www.grandeurfilms.com.au

kietluu

Graphic designer extraordinaire, Cinematographer/Director at Grandeur Films producing amazing wedding videos in Australia. Some may regard us as wedding videographers, but we like to name ourselves wedding film makers. Also dedicated house husband and father to little Xavier Oliver.

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