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.


Music Under The Stars With Sister

HondaiMood: Happy
Listening to: YOU & I – IU
Playing: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
Craving: Bibimbap
Watching: Gundam Wing Ep. 5

I had a very nice outing with my sister yesterday! It was apparently the Seattle’s Chamber Music Society’s last day for their Music Under The Stars program which is a program where they play chamber music in the park for free, so my sister and I decided to go. The show starts at 7 but since there was a Seafair parade going on, I wanted to make sure I don’t run into any traffic issue. I mean, I also want to make sure I have a ton of time to spend with my sister because time goes by very very fast when we’re together, so might as well go as early as I can right?

So I ended up arriving in downtown Seattle around 3 PM, which was earlier than anticipated, because I didn’t run into any traffic issue (Thank god). Since my sister just got off work, we agreed to meet at sister’s place. At her place, I tried out the cookies she baked, sat, chat, chill for a bit. Then we finally admit that we were both STARVING so my sister suggested we check out Bai Tong up on Capitol Hill since it recently open.

Moscow Mule with Fried Pork & Egg Over Rice

We were so lucky we arrived just in time for happy hour. To take advantage of that, we both ordered the Thai Tea Moscow Mule ($6). The Moscow Mule was more on the sour side, in comparison to the other ones I’ve had, but I liked it a lot! It wasn’t too strong and the alcohol wasn’t overwhelming. As for the main dish I ordered the Fried Pork & Egg over rice ($11.50) from the Street Food Menu. I honestly don’t know what this is in Thai but it tasted a lot like Grilled Pork Neck. This dish was BOMB. A sour & spicy sauce was served on the side to compliment with the oily pork; this sauce definitely completed the dish. Oh and don’t forget about the Egg. The fried egg was prepared with a runny yolk so that added even more to the yum-factor. Ahh, I’ll definitely go back here again.

After the wonderful meal, we had a ton of time left before the show starts so we decided to walk to Volunteer Park instead of taking transit there. It was a pleasant walk as the weather wasn’t too hot. I’ve also never walked around that area before, so it was nice to see the neighborhood as a pedestrian. I wouldn’t mind living in that area, it’s seems pretty peaceful but not too far from the city.

Sister & Me

Once we made it to the park, we laid out  mat and settled down right before the show starts. During the show there was this one guy chatting with his friend about his life story and we all could hear him. A few of us was giving him the looks, but he didn’t seem to get the message. Finally the old man in front of us told him to quiet down because he’s here to listen to music, not him. THANK YOU OLD MAN, you are the MVP. The rest of the show was great! After the show my sister and I hung around and was playing with the handout they gave to the kids to keep themselves entertain during the show. There were also a few guys practicing juggling in front of us. Something I learn from eavesdropping them: juggling is serious business. lol

Anyways, I’m just rambling off now. I just wanted to write about this before I forget about something nice I did this summer haha. I’m gunna go continue watching Gundam Wing now(things are getting interesting) and also finish designing the office on HHD. I’ll probably fix all my grammatical errors tomorrow at work, or maybe not hahaha.