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April 25 2015

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I go on spontaneous trips in the middle of the school week and go MIA on all blogging platforms for indefinite periods of time

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Channeling all my [lack of] summer frustrations into this project

January 04 2015

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Spent the last week of 2014 in Thailand! It was definitely an interesting place with a colorful culture from altars at every street corner to the death-defying stunt of crossing the street. 


January 03 2015

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I think fireworks are temporary sparkling nebulas in the universe, and they look absolutely magical.

December 10 2014

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Another WIP, another attempt at drawing (let me laugh).

[I’m really just trying to finish a paper but my mind won’t unclog itself so I resort to blogging]

October 12 2014

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It seems that my time lately has been primarily consumed by academics that I can’t really remember doing much else besides eating, sleeping, and studying in the library. But I did spend last weekend at a photo shoot in this gorgeous studio.

Sunlight @.@ so much of it

September 06 2014

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Waited about 10 minutes for that person to walk by the water. Patience is not my strong suit

August 23 2014



I often find myself wishing that I was a lot of things. That maybe, in the back of my mind, I can play the selfish individual and hope for a ton of other things that go beyond the different sorts of wonderful that I’m experiencing now. I wish I were a lot better; a lot less self-concerned, a whole lot more responsible, a whole lot more aware, more eloquent, more organized, less awkward…more (or less) insert-adjective-here. Maybe I wish I was capable of filling every unfulfilled expectation.

And then I realize that there’s a whole lot more to it. Honestly speaking, it’s easy to wish you were a lot more of this or a lot less of that, but it’s an entirely different ball game when it comes to actually making it happen. It means doing a lot of things that you don’t want to do, it means doing something you dislike, so much that it hurts–not in the physical sense but in the entire “my mind and body are rebelling against this out of the norm experience”-sense, but you do it anyway because you know you’ll be thanking yourself later.

It’s forcing yourself to get up and get yourself a glass of water when you’d rather lie down. It’s willing yourself to open your notebook and study for that test when you’d rather sleep. It’s hugging a pillow so tight in hopes of turning your thoughts off because you want some peace of mind for a change. But most of all it’s accepting every little thing that you aren’t and not falling into a sense of complacency that you already are—at this very moment—something, because you and I both know that you’re eons better than that.

If it weren’t for this belief, I think I’d already be burned out. It’s refreshing to be able to thank myself for the words that keep me going. While it’s often convenient to express your emotions through the words of others, it’s a challenge to be able to go back and thank yourself for your own motivation.

August 03 2014

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Saw these little kittens (twins!) while I was taking shelter from the rain. The other one seemed to dislike me (top) while its twin was a little more forthcoming (bottom).

July 20 2014

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Thank you Lily! ♥ Sorry this took a while! flipthroughthepages

ps. yes, I’m still doing the palette challenges but I honestly didn’t expect to get so much requests so I still haven’t gotten around doing a bunch of them ;; But I will get to drawing them! Eventually :-“

Wonderful work from my fun-sized friend (as usual). Thank you so much, Oreo!!

July 18 2014

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I absolutely adore Google’s doodle tribute to Nelson Mandela. Kudos for thinking of a way to creatively present his life and his inspiring words.

What I would give to work with a think tank like that.

July 15 2014

You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.
— Mary Oliver, Wild Geese (via observando)

July 01 2014

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Tonight (this morning) let’s explore my first foray into digital illustration.

I have no idea what I’m doing. 

(But that’s okay, let’s just wing it)

June 30 2014

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Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

June 21 2014

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Playing tourist is something that I love to do (and something that I think I’m awfully good at). I suppose the only downfall I have in that matter is my lack of any actual foresight on anything (or at least most things), like the idea of going somewhere in the first place, for one. 

**I’d like to thank Vicky for introducing this place to me after one of her many adventures.

Sissy and I decided to cut yoga class one day last week after being deterred by a closed gate (shallow, really…but when you have no willpower to begin with, there isn’t any left to save). Over breakfast, we decided (or something like that) to go somewhere and we ended up on a 40-minute trip to Antipolo to visit the Pinto Art Museum.

It wasn’t the art that caught my attention (sorry, Vicky), although it was aptly pretty/whimsical/creepy/disturbing in all the right places, but the layout of the place as a whole. The whole place itself was one big artwork, like a 3D maze of doors or a real-life room escape video game…or maybe house escape would be more appropriate.

I think it feeds into my eternal sense of magic, losing myself in a weirdly laid out place, running around and passing through several oddly-placed platforms, archways, tunnels, and doors. 

I discovered my intense hatred for aural art installations because it did nothing for my hyper awareness + it was just generally creepy. It’s not really good to pair sudden noises with the sound of wind and rain (and we were the only ones there, as if that wasn’t bad/good enough).

But all in all it was a wonderful experience, even after the thrill of doing something so completely random wore off. 

I’d do it again, definitely.

June 16 2014

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Another interesting Google logo today to celebrate the World Cup! 

June 01 2014

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(random animal photo #2)

I can almost hear the parrot saying “Here! Get my good side!” 

it always did this pose whenever I raised my camera.

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(random animal photo) 

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Pt. 2

May 31 2014

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Seoul, South Korea (2014)

The thing that makes Seoul so different from all the other places I’ve been to is that it isn’t outwardly picturesque. I don’t mean that in the offensive sort of way, but in the realistic sense, like everything there is probably some variation of something you’ve already seen before (i.e. buildings).

But the underappreciated factor of the place as a whole is its ability to seamlessly meld the old and the new into one unified picture. There’s a lot more to it than endless sheets of gray and brown stone, glass and brick. It’s amazing to see old palaces and gates standing alongside 100++ floor skyscrapers, or old streams and bridges surrounded by several office buildings, cafes, and establishments. I think that’s what makes the city so charming. It’s like you never have to go far to get a brief history lesson, and the novelty around every corner stands as a testimony to the country’s rich cultural heritage. 

Pt. 1

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