Sold His Soul, the music video!

Hi everyone!

We’ve been gone for a long time yes, living in different cities, doing different things, you know, it’s not easy keeping this blog running that way. But don’t worry, we’re still best friends and are still working together! This week we made a music video for Sold His Soul! We went to ‘Doel’ which is a very interesting village. Because they wanted to expand the port of Antwerp in the sixties, the villagers were forced to leave. However, the village is still there, or well… half there. Windows smashed in, furniture lying around, graffiti everywhere, and here and there some residents who refuse to leave until they absolutely have to. It’s like a little ghost town, and it’s so strange to imagine there are people who’s family has lived there for generations… Anyway, nowadays artists go there all the time, because it’s so inspiring. And we thought this abandoned gas station was the perfect location for our video! Do you like it?

Enjoy! And if you like the video, make sure to like it on youtube, it means a lot!

Thanks!

Lots of love from your seemingly gone but not really gone number one favourite band xx

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The Oscars - 大学的电影晚会

Hi!

Since we’re being such goodie-goodies and we’re studying very hard for our exams right now, we don’t have time to take any pictures for our blog. But, fortunately we still have some pictures, which were too lazy to upload before, so now that laziness pays off (love it when that happens)! These pictures were taken at the Sinology Oscars. Every year the students who are in their second year of sinology have to make a Chinese movie. Afterwards the school organizes a kind of ‘Sinology Oscars’ where the movies are shown and everybody has to vote. There are ambassadors and people from the Chinese radio and everything. It’s really fun! Last year we won all the prizes, yay for us! You can check out our speech HERE and watch our movie HERE (or with Dutch subtitles HERE). If you want to watch the two of us cursing at each other in Chinese, skip to the scene which starts at 15:22. And we sing a song in the end, haha! If you don’t speak Chinese, nor Dutch, just watch the trailers below!

We had such a good time shooting that movie, if we’d have less homework we’d make another one! This year our dear Friend Laura and her friends had to make a movie and they also won a prize, yay for them!

Here are some pictures of us at this year’s oscars. As usual, Jade couldn’t help herself from dancing acting a little silly. Check out the pretty orchid in her hair though, it’s cute! We also had some group pictures taken. ^^

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Last year, we also had a picture taken for our movie, check it out! (Photographer: Wim Knapen)

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Theme: FESTIVITIES

Ho ho ho!

Since the holiday season is upon us we decided to dress all fancy for this post! We divided the post into two sides: the good girl side and the bad girl side. Not that difficult to figure out which is which eh? We used this photo to enter a competition @Chictopia, please oh please vote for us HERE! We also wanted to make a Christmas song! Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time to make our own version so we had to download a karaoke version and sing to it. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the only version we could find was this awful one, which forced us to either sing too high or too low. We thought it sounded so bad, we kept laughing while recording it. After a while we made the camera blurry, so we wouldn’t really see ourselves being stupid anymore, which actually helped. So… Well.. Basically it sucks! But still we posted it, because it’s funny and we just had to post a Christmas song. Maybe after the exams, in february, we’ll post a better version. Or maybe next year? =) Scroll all the way down to check it out! It’s really cozy here in Leuven by the way! Every street is decorated with little lights.. Jade and her boyfriend went out to get some beignets (which in English is a fritter, no?) and they were delicious! There is also a beautiful carrousel near the Town Hall which you can see below!

Happy holidays everyone!!

Kisses, Tall & tiny

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ps: if you want to make our 8th day of Christmas wish come true, donate here! (and feel free to send us those Converse shoes as well)


I love Buddha

Hi everyone!

We went to the library again and -just like perfect students should- worked really hard! After that, we decided to take a look around because (as we’ve said before) that building is really pretty! There is art, there are huge old staircases, big statues… So we decided to do a little photo shoot there! The Buddha statue reminded Jade of the song ‘I love buddha’ which is so lovely… Listen to it below, while watching the pictures. =)

Tomorrow is another theme day!! xxxx T&t

Ps: don’t forget to check out our new song! Listen to it below!

Together in the library, being model students!

Together in the library, being model students!

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Our library really is a beautiful building…

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Elvi striking a pose

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Doesn’t she look like a mermaid in that dress?

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So much art there too!

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❤ Buddha

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And those castle-like stairs… Makes us feel like princesses!

GI


Festivities

Hi everyone!

Yesterday one of our friends turned 20 and we went to her birthday party. It was really fun! Before going to the party we let our friend Lai Yan braid our hair (she’s so darn good at it!). Then, at the party, we played some games together which was a lot of fun. We played a game called ‘werewolves’ where someone secretly gets picked as the werewolf and kills someone (this is obviously all fictitious), and then everyone has to have a discussion about who in the group could have been the werewolf. Tall and tiny weren’t playing as a team, because we kept blaming each other! It’s a compliment really, we just consider each other good actresses. However, in the end, we were both innocent! Silly.. Jade also baked a pie which was delicious! Mmm chocolatey goodness!

We also recorded a happy birthday message for the birthday girl in between two classes. In Chinese, it’s: “祝你生日快乐” which you pronounce as “Zhù nǐ shēngrì kuàilè” You see, no matter how different cultures are, almost everyone knows this song. ; )

Last but not least, we had a ‘knitting get together’ with our friends a while ago and forgot to mention it and post pictures! It was actually a surprise birthday party for another friend of ours (a lot of birthdays nowadays!). We cooked dinner together, ate cake pops (yum), ate cake (there was a lot of food, you see) and knitted together. It was super cozy! We added the pictures from that day below as well. ; )
Love, Tall and tiny

ps: a new song is in the making and we have a special guest in this one! xx

 

 

Lai-Yan braiding Laura’s hair (notice the small step!)

3 different braids!

4 very special braids from the back (Tall pretends to be tiny as well..)

On our way to the party

walking walking walking

the beautiful chocolate / raspberry cake made by Jade!

Another party with hot chocolate and cakepops!

cooking diner for the party people (vegetarian pasta with loads of cheese!)

cooking with 2 is so much more fun!

everyone’s busy preparing a great meal

Time for presents!

The one and only knitting man

Knitting masterclass by Jade

see you at our next knitting party!


Special Request

Hiyah!

One of our last posts was called ‘our way’, referring to the way we write our songs. A friend of ours commented on our facebook page, saying: “I would have at least expected a link to you two singing ‘My Way’ with this.” And loyal to our fans as we are, we recorded that for him today. ; ) So there you go!


Girls and boys

Hello to all!

Today’s Chinese class was about the equality between men and woman. We had to debate about this (in Chinese, that is) and came to the conclusion that women are still not entirely equal to men in our society. The question then is: Will they ever be? Well, we know one thing for sure: We might all be treated as equals someday, but we are all very different. = ) That’s a nice concept, isn’t it? All treating each other as equals yet all being entirely different from each other and unique. Well, the two of us are clearly girls. Although.. Maybe if we were boys we’d also parade around in pink outfits.. Can’t imagine dressing normally..

We still have a lot of homework to do so we have to make this a quick post! But before we finish this post, we have to mention that Jade is thinking of buying a melodica! It’s a simple instrument, but it has such a magical sound.. scroll down to listen to Gorillaz’ live performance of ‘Tomorrow comes today’ in which Damon Albarn plays the melodica (the part at 1:17 is amazing, and the 2:19 outro wow!). Maybe it will be used in one of our next songs?

xx

Tall and tiny


Horrible Halloween!

BOO everyone!

We want to wish you all a horrible halloween!

To do so, we uploaded a new song today! It’s about the main character from the literary series: Where’s Waldo/ Where’s Wally (whatever you call him). One of our favorite pictures from these books is the one where he walks around in a vampire world. He always looks so happy, even though this is quite a terrible place. People are being tied up and tickled, yikes!! We felt like, maybe underneath the happy man with the striped shirt and the smile on his face, there is boy, feeling very very scared. So in our song, he is trying to get to the next page as fast as possible. But will he ever get out?

Now, before any discussions start, there is no point in going all: “the correct name is Wally!” because it depends on which country you’re from. We actually know him as Wally too, but thought Waldo sounded better for our song. : )

So enjoy our song,
and have a gruelsome halloween!

Horrible hugs and Slimey kisses,

Tall and tiny

ps: go wild on this gorillaz pumpkin carving game HERE!


Moviestars

Hi all!

We took another picture at school. Do you like it? Elvi was wearing her adorable panda earrings. Jade wore her dragonfly necklace and earrings she got at Antwerp Fashion Night (check out more HERE). And Jade’s totally loving the Gaga hair ribbon, again! Also, we found ourselves in the Antwerp Fashion Night Official After Video! You can see us at 0:50! When you scroll down you can also see our own AFN video! Last but not least… We have to make something really clear.. Last time we posted a picture on chictopia.com, someone commented: “so cute! love your tights and your daughter’s purse!”. Eh…. We are NOT mother and daughter, come on,  please! : D Does Elvi look 35 or does Jade look 10? We’re 21 and 24 years old and we study together, have a band together and are great friends. But that’s it! Haha we really almost died of laughter when we read that comment!

Love,

Tall and tiny


The big golden 100

Hooray hooray! This is our 100th post!

On this joyful occasion we’d like to look back a little on the past year, and the past 99 posts. Last year we started our second year of sinology here at the Leuven University and we were feeling a little bored.. Studying has it’s own perks and all that, but our schedules were so fully stacked with homework and classes, that we had dropped all of our creative projects and hobbies. So about 12 months ago we decided to change that, and we formed our band: tall and tiny! We started off by going to a school classroom where we knew there was a piano. Elvi started playing a tune, and Jade improvised some lyrics on it. Afterwards, Jade finished off the lyrics at home and about a week later, Inside the Whale was born! Then came Somewhere silent and so on… In the meantime we also started taking pictures of our outfits and decided we should share them, and made this blog. Then we sort of ‘upgraded’ by changing from rehearsing in a classroom to rehearsing in a small -free of charge- studio, where we can enter with Elvi’s school-culture pass. We started copyrighting, uploading songs and videos.. And tah-daa! Now it’s about a year later and we have a nice 100 posts already! Now that the new school year has started again, we are working on new songs again and we can’t wait to start posting them and go towards the big 200! Also, from now on we will sort of duplicate our posts in Chinese below the English posts sometimes, to practice our Chinese skills! Last but not least, we want to thank everyone who reads our blog, because that’s what makes it all fun really. = ) We hope you like our pictures and music, and hope you will continue to read and listen to our stuff here!

Below are some of our favorite pictures so far, and our songs. We love you!!
To many more posts, pictures and songs! 干杯!

Tall and tiny