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Summer Gathering

HondaiMood: Summery
Listening to: –
Playing: Osu
Craving: Hot Pot
Watching: –

This past weekend was my mom’s birthday weekend! It’s a tradition in our family that we do a summer gathering for her birthday. This year we had a food festival (when does my family not lol).

Ampy came over on Friday to stay over night. I was so happy! While she was doing her routine workout, I was playing Osu to provide ‘workout’ music for her. Then after she was done I had her try osu for the first time. My sister has pretty good sense of Rhythm so I thought she could handle 2 star songs right off the bat. But she was failing miserably .. LOL. So we went all the way down to less than 1 star song.. After 1 playthrough of that song, she finally understood how the game work. NOW she’s able to pass a 2 star song with no issues. I knew Ampy would be good at it! If only she would play with me more… I’ve still been trying to get her to play Animal Crossing with me ;- ; she said, “maybe when I get to Japan”. Wah, why wait. Why not now!!

Whoops, I kinda got off topic there. Let’s go back to the topic: summer gathering. We went to a Thai temple the next morning to ทำบุญ. It’s been awhile since I’ve been a temple. The last time I went is when my grandma on my dad’s side passed. I’m still sad about that… I don’t remember that last time I met her. If only I can meet her one more time, I’d thank her for being extremely welcoming and kind whenever we visit. For hand making these adorable stuffed animals that my sister and I loved dearly. I’m getting teary again ;- ;. Anyways, (almost got off topic again lol) the head monk there was making some interesting points. It’s hard for me to say this in English, but he’s pretty much talking to us about how to be an attractive(good?) adult.

A few I took away from his teaching was;
1. be polite; use polite language & manners
2. respect your elders
3. be kind
4. don’t lie; don’t cheat

Such a simple concept my parents raised me to with. I remember so clearly last year, there was a time I almost gave up on being an honest person. I didn’t see the point of being nice and honest anymore since it felt like I was always losing to the cheaters & the liars. But now I’m so glad I didn’t spiral down that path. I’m very lucky to have parents who only wish the best of me. Who had dedicated their life in raising me and my siblings to be a positive contribution to society. When I was younger I never realize how insane my parents are for raising 4 kids at a very close age. This year for my mother’s birthday, I want to let her know I truly appreciate her never giving up on us.

Master Chef – Dad & Assistant Chef – Amp

The BBQ time in our backyard was nice this year. Nothing awkward, just us 6 having a good time. Listening to old Thai songs while munching on BBQ food. My favorite BBQ food will always be portobello mushrooms, they look so gross and have black juice oozing out but they are SO GOOD.

Grilled Veggies!

In the end I got my mom a card for her birthday. It’s a pop-up card with a kitty & flowers! I hope she liked it…And I’m just going to end this awkwardly here because this post is over a week late 😀 Hehe.  -Waves good bye-


WIP & Lovely mail

HondaiMood: Inspired
Listening to: ゆびきり – Younha
Playing: –
Craving: Tofu Soup
Watching: –

Third day in a row for August! I sure love my inconsistency when it comes to my updating schedule. But it doesn’t really matter right? The more I write here, the better anyways.

Today was another tiring day at work. It felt like a very long day and I was FREEZING in the office. Speaking of work, today my friend gave a nickname to that one co-worker that has been triggering me, afkdude. It is the PERFECT nickname because that’s literally all he does. AFK dude got in trouble for messing something up but he just laugh it off as if it’s not a big deal. BOII you have no idea how much work you just created for people. Man, I’m SO glad my supervisor is back… I hope she does something about his behavior soon.

Good news is I came home with a pleasant surprise. I saw a package on the counter and guess who it’s from!!

the cute stuff I got <3

Everything I got in the care package is so cute. The Japanese candy, YUM! I am so blessed to be part of her community. I love it and will cherish it for a very long time. I got to try some of the candy while digitizing the drawing I did yesterday. I think the grape soda was my favorite so far. ALSO, SHE SENT ME A PIC OF GD. AHHH. He is SO handsome, I might frame this picture HAHAHA.

So just wanna drop this here as a WIP so far. I think I really like how her legs turned out LOL. I feel like she’s going to be ruined once I finish coloring the whole thing T_T

WIP for what I have so far.. I wasn’t originally going to color it but,,, INSPIRATIONS!


Art Inspirations

HondaiMood: Peaceful
Listening to: Tell Yourself – Clazziquai Project
Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Desert Island Escape)
Craving: Hot Tea
Watching: Gundam Wing

Today wasn’t a bad day. Not a bad day at all. I took the bus at my usual time, got off, grab my morning coffee then up to my company’s floor I go. Work went by pretty fast. It was technically a slow day at work, but because of a slacker, I got extra work to do. I aint complaining anymore. The less work he does, the more work I get. LmAo.

During lunch time I noticed that the sky in downtown Seattle was hazy… Which is extremely unusual. I thought it was smog from pollution or something so I started glaring at all the single passenger drivers on the streets. Later, though, my brother told me the smog was actually smoke from wildfires up in BC. Whoops! Apparently the air is considered hazardous in certain areas in western Washington at the moment. Eek, this is when I wish I bought those fashionable K-pop masks so I can stay safe AND look fashionable at the same time D:

Anyways, the main thing I want to write about today is about inspirations. Have you ever heard this cheesy quote;

Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel, energies are contagious.

Yeah… I always thought this quote was kinda stupid… and cheesy. But when I look back at myself in the past 10 years, the people I mingle with really did reflect me. When I first started hanging out on the internet, the anime community was really into web/graphic design. Guess what became my main hobby for the longest time; web/graphic design. Later, my good friend, Tsu, got really into drawing and so did I. So there was a time where I would draw a lot. Then later during college I met a ton of gamers, so gaming became the main thing for me. Unfortunately, the gaming community I mingle with became extremely toxic. I eventually fell out with the League of Legends community simply because the culture evolved into something that wasn’t me anymore.

Fortunately, more recently I’ve been meeting people that are.. positive? I guess you can call them people who inspire me to get back into being creative. I was browsing through my deviant art the other day and it made me miss drawing a lot. I can’t believe I used to spend hours on one sketch. It amazes me even more when people would spend weeks just perfecting one drawing. I sure hope I can be like that one day

Athrun & Cagalli fan art I drew back in 2008 for some contest.

My original Characters I drew for me and my friend. Mamoru (for me) is inspired by Tegoshi Yuya, and Natsume (for my friend) is inspired by Natsume from Gakuen Alice LMAO. “inspired”

Random Hitchhiking Girl. I actually like this one a lot.

Then here is the sketch I did today!

I’m actually happy with how she turned out. I decided to stay true to the model as practice and it ended up looking better than expected. I think I’m going to do this more often so I can learn how things should look. I KNOW ;_; I haven’t improved AT ALL after 10 years.. but hey, it’s never too late.. right? I’m going to try take things slow instead of rushing (like I always do). START FROM THE BASICS then do the complicated things later. I’m hoping to sketch something at least once or twice a week…We’ll see how this goes. I’m going to continue to keep myself inspired and motivated. I hope I don’t just abandon this again after a few days ):


Greetings August

HondaiMood: TBH.. Sleepy
Listening to: Chocolate Truffles – Clazziquai Project
Playing: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
Craving: Bibimbap
Watching: Gundam Wing

Happy August! July this year was actually pretty eventful. I already have a few things planned out as we move into August, so I sure hope it’s even more eventful than July!

I finished off my July by finally cleaning my room & bathroom. I was actually exhausted from work and just wanted to relax but…. I just couldn’t feel relaxed in my messy room so I suck it up and clean all the tea mugs from my bedroom, and clean the counter top for the bathroom. IT FEELS SO NICE WHEN EVERYTHING IS CLEAN.

Inspired by the lovely sugarcoatedkiss, I decided to start a bullet journal. I’ve looked at a few bullet journals online, and it reminds me a lot like what I used to do for my work/school planner. So I’m thinking of ditching my work planner and just use my bullet journal instead. I’m using a Moleskine knockoff notebook I got from Daiso ($1.50) and you know what, the quality isn’t so bad haha. The only downside is that the notebook is fairly thin so I doubt I’ll be able to fit the rest of my year in here. I want to see how Bullet Journaling works out for me first before investing in a more pricey notebook. I really hope this work out though, because it looks like a lot of fun to look back to!

Probably will add more stickers to the cover to give it more life 🙂

Today has been a fairly slow day at work. Our supervisor is out of office.. so one person in my team is taking advantage of that by afking from his desk for hours…(isn’t that a tad bit too much there young man?). Whatever, not my problem. At the end of the day, the numbers will reflect everything… we’ll see how long that can go on for.

I wasn’t so hungry during lunch today but I felt the need to get away from my computer desk… and I’m glad I did. I’ve been craving Bibimbap and guess what? The Bomba Fusion Food Truck was at Westlake Park today so I finally get to satisfy my Bibimbap cravings. If you’ve never tried Bibimbap before, I highly recommend it. It’s usually just sauteed veggies over rice but it’s AMAZING. I mean, you could also add meat on there, but I don’t think it’s needed 😀

Bomba Fusion Food Truck

Bibimbap

I know I say this a lot but, I really want to try document my daily life more often ): things got really busy at work in the past 2 months so I didn’t have time to write much, but I sure hope once everyone new in the team is all crossed train, I’ll get some time to breath and write more. “Why can’t you just write at home?” LMAO good point, I just like writing at work because it’s a good way to kill time >.> ye, I know I’m bad.