Shapes and Notes

tumblr is a great source of inspiration. the kind of stuff you see on it. heh. i follow a few art blogs and amongst them i like eatsleepdraw and helpyoudraw most. eatsleepdraw has great varied collection of art from everyone, all of different styles whereas helpyoudraw is a gold mine of tutorials and references! do follow them if you need a kick in the inspo.

inspired by a fashion image i came across on my dashboard.

my first coursepack! all sticky tabbed and ready to be awwed at. serves absolutely no other purposes.

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lolly polly

Daily Musings

been forcing myself to document stuff. i dont know why im compelled to do it but i do. it is a mini art journal of sorts. did one for my time in california which i may or may not upload.

also, handmade macaroons from my cousin!

was secretly anticipating baked goodies from my neighbors this hari raya. but nope. sigh. (ノ ̄д ̄)ノ the cake baked by the granny was awesome yummy.

i had a really strange dream that day. where i had a friend (stranger irl, no idea who that is at all, but in the dream i knew we were friends) and day by day she turned into a wooden puppet. like a reverse pinnochio.

it got so bad that i would have to carry her around. in the same time as she was digressing, people who were our friends started forgetting about her, denying her existence. saying things like, "who? no, there was never such a person." and she started being erased from old photographs and such. but i was insistent that she existed and I KNEW. i could still see her. one day she finally disappeared and i could not find her. everyone's life just continued on unaffected.

i woke up so damn depressed. if what i thought was real, which everyone else denies, does it matter? if it was indeed a figment of my imagination or if it was reality. or does it matter only that it felt real. fml. these dreams always screw up my brain for a week.

been falling sick really frequently too. sigh.

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Mermaid maybe

have not been drawing much these days.

finally got my fat ass to work and omg im so rusty i cant even draw HANDS. hence the hidden extremities. sigh.

blamed the lack of inspiration for the lack of drawing but its just an excuse.

shall start drawing scenes from my dreams and nightmares soon. might upload them but not cleaned up. heh.

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Adventures with my Kindle

in the advent of a long 18hr odd flight, i caved and bought a Kindle! it is so easy to buy stuff off amazon, what with the 2 day shipping and whatnots.

right after buying it, i installed calibre and got all the books i wanted into the library properly. the books ranged from my childhood(ok maybe inner child) favorites to random Best Sellers. so there are the Artemis Fowl series, some Poe and other classics, collections by Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Murakami and a few others.

i was never one for books that werent sci-fi or thriller in nature but omg. reading books out of your comfort genre and giving them a go was the best thing ever.

the books that i completed recently were Perks of being a Wallflower and The Fault in Our Stars. so much feels, so many thoughts, so much pondering. been quite some time since i cried so badly for a book. also, im super glad nat read them. so we could both ponder about it. somehow pondering with someone makes it less sad. makes the world less senseless. maybe cause i tend to sink into this bleak depraved view of everything. now i need to read Life of Pi, so we can ponder about that too.

now im stuck on reading a collection of short stories. this:

some are great, some are uhm ok but the great ones are really nice though. especially those that doesnt seem to end.

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TOGI korean diner

after going to the SEA aquarium, we went over to grab early dinner cause i was s-t-a-r-v-i-n-g. my gosh. went to clarke quay thinking that i wanted sashimi (after all the fish in the tanks), but ended up at mosque street for korean! it is my first time at Togi but it was so so so yummy! it had this homely family atmosphere. plus the kimchi fried rice was ultimate comfort food to me. hehh.

juicy spicy pork and squid.

kimchi fried riceeee. i finished about 90% of it. insane carbo load.

fried spicy pork and squid. i like it cause ive a rather low tolerance for spicy food. this was just about right.

fresh greens which werent withered nor sad.

snipping the chicken up!

ginseng chicken soup which was flavorful! not bland at all.

throughout the whole dinner i was just so happy nomming. granted i was starving, but this meal made me extremely happy for some reason. might be the insane carbo load with kimchi? or maybe just that i finally managed to meet up with the super busy uncle for dinner. ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ

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