Friday, September 20, 2013

The factory

Every once in awhile, I bring out my letter-making "tools" and get started on a handmade card. The process is not usually as neat as in the pictures, but today the sun was out (sun = source of energy, productivity, and good pictures) and my desk was less cluttered than usual. 

My letter-making tools:
1. Paper (I often rip out a page from my sketchbook)
2. Watercolor paint & brushes
3. Colored pencils
4. Stamps
5. Fabric tape
6. Envelopes (I bought a bunch of brown envelopes from MUJI)
7. String or ribbons (if I'm feeling fancy)
8. A good pen!

Writing letters can be a daunting task, especially since my hands are much more used to typing out emails or texts rather than writing with pen and paper. But knowing there is a cute, little envelope waiting to be stuffed with a letter is quite motivating, and so is giving someone a handmade letter of course. It would be nice to find a penpal. :3

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Hello there.
Long time no see.

For some time now, I've been neglecting this little space of mine. I've found myself at a crossroads, one full of uncertainty. To be honest, I feel crippled by all the things I do not know, although I'm in the process of sorting things out (sluggishly). Also, the rainy season has come which can explain why I'm twice as lazy, haha. So to make up for my lack of activity, here is a video of Laika. (Please watch it with the best quality if your internet allows you!)

Until next time. Soon, hopefully.

Monday, July 15, 2013

All I know is that I know nothing

I thought, perhaps, some drawing would help me sort things out a little.

Then again, perhaps not.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Trip to Kyūshū, Part IV

Before returning to Fukuoka we stopped by a little town called Mameda in Oita prefecture. Many of the structures in Mameda date back to the Edo period, leaving many traces of old Japan. We had the afternoon to stroll around the town and happened to spot a cute bakery five minutes after arriving. I couldn't resist buying a pudding to snack on, I love sweets. Then off we went to wander around the old town. It's places like these that I really love to explore, there are so many charming things to see (and eat), like that raccoon statue with the sunglasses. Mameda is such a beautiful town, I was very lucky that the weather was perfect for taking pictures. The first photo is currently my desktop wallpaper.

On another note, classes have started and the rainy season has arrived. I don't think I'll be able to take as many pictures.. Luckily I think I've got one last photo diary to share plus some film pictures that have yet to be developed. Two months after my trip ended, I'm finally about to conclude by Trip to Kyūshū posts, thank you for being patient with me and my sloth-paced posting! By the way, today is Independence Day in the Philippines (yay!) which means no school (double yay!).

Take care everyone!