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SUPER BOWL XLII!!

Feb. 3rd, 2008 | 10:38 pm
location: 9C
mood: ecstatic ecstatic
music: FOX 5 News

GIANTS WINS!!!

This is one of the most exciting play that i have watched!! Well...truthfully speaking I usually skip all the games and just watch the final hahaha. Really today was an awesome day! First I found my Wacom Tablet and my weights and now the awesome game! My sister keeps on saying that Paula Abdul will be performing but she never showed up so oh well, it's not like that i want to see her anyway haha.

Anyway since I found my tablet I'm going to draw draw draw!! i don't really have to head over to the school anymore. Of course I will miss seeing my friends and all but now i can leisurely work at home =D I have NO more excuse for not working on my portfolio. =P

I'm finally over my cold so i'm glad =D Today is just really productive day for me! Cleaning frantically for Chinese New Year and ruthlessly throwing away things that I never ever wanted to part with. It finally dawned upon me that I cannot keep everything forever. Sometimes it's just better to let go...Goodbye college. We had fun. =D 2007 was a great year and now I will make sure that 2008 will be better!

Oh and of course for January i didn't achieve my month's goal of finding a job =P no replies but that's not going to stop me! I just have to make sure those freelances gets me through hehehe

Feb. 2008 MAIN goals:

1: find a job
2: play the guitar!!

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What Do You Have To Say? - Inspiring

Jan. 23rd, 2008 | 04:03 pm
mood: lazy lazy
music: some radio station..not in english

What inspires you to create?


The fact that sometimes reality bites =P If I am ever in a slump I look in magazines and past works that I have created. The best method is just going to sleep and see where my dreams take me. That's how Steven King wrote some of his best work (not that I want to be like him, he has too many weird/scary dreams). And of course my heros and games ;P

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*cough cough*

Jan. 16th, 2008 | 11:14 pm
location: in bed
mood: sleepy sleepy
music: Stay by sugarland

Alright, that morning of feeling crummy definitely left me confined in bed. Maybe it's the new diet that i'm doing that is making my body crash. I'm so use to eating non-healthy and then suddenly kick away all the sugar and caffeine is definitely putting my body in shock! So I'll just be healthy and do exercises.

Something dawned upon me today. Since the beginning of the year, I was feeling ambitious when I said to myself, "I will fill at least one page in my sketchbook and write one entry each day." Well, that is not going too well since I started to post again this week. Right now I am about 7 drawings behind the actual count. At the beginning it didn't seem that much but when everything else is put into consideration, it gets hard to just sit down for a couple of minutes to write let alone draw. Artist block does not help either.

With all things said, I'm going to change the goal. I will write an entry every other day as of drawing. Basically, they are going to alternate. =D Let's not over do it again.

I finally got Paprika with Netflix! I love Satoshi Kon, he's one of my favorite director next to Miyazaki. It will be great to watch it now. However, the medicine is starting to take affect. My eyesight is getting blurry, so as to wrap things up...

Good night!

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pulchritude

Jan. 15th, 2008 | 12:45 am
mood: sick sick

pul·chri·tude

Pronunciation:
\ˈpəl-krə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Middle English, from Latin pulchritudin-, pulchritudo, from pulchr-, pulcher beautiful
Date:
15th century

It is a bit odd for someone like me to learn a new word for no apparent reason. I seldom use big words, since I don't see a reason to tire yourself with extra syllables for a similar meaning. This word, maybe I learned it when I was studying for the SATs but who actually remember the horror from the ETS? After watching Akeelah and the Bee, pulchritude is the one word that is stuck in my mind. =) I thought it's nice to write it down.

...Sadly, I think I am coming down with a cold. I really hope not since it's Girls' Night Out this Friday. My friend (ZetteZette) and I have been planning it since the end of last semester. We are going to make it happen! >.

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What Do You Have To Say? - I'm Taking It With Me

Jan. 12th, 2008 | 09:21 pm
mood: lethargic lethargic

If you lived on a deserted island and could only have one photograph, which one would it be?

I would take the picture of my mom and my dad holding "little people" picture frames of my sister and I. It's one of those picture frames that is just a body and you just put in the face of the person. They are my encouragement and my strength. Then I will wonder WHY i am living in a deserted island. hehe

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A lethargic day =D

Jan. 12th, 2008 | 05:48 pm
location: 9C
mood: lethargic lethargic

It has been a while where I will wake up and feel a rawness in my throat. My voice was a bit raspy too. I know there is a lot to do, since i had a weekly goal that must be achieved. So to battle this headache/sore throat, I have to make sure i intake A LOT of vitamin C. Well, it's already 6pm and I'm not doing that well with it.

Today was a bit out of the ordinary. My sister took my parents and I to a place called "Five Guys," it is a local burger joint owned by my friends temp roomie. =) The burgers were not that bad. Personally, I still prefer Red Robins. The place was really lively with the music just at the right level and the walls painted with the simples color or white and red. The one that that did bothered is all the peanut shells around the floor. It's a nice gimmick for serving peanuts to customers while waiting to order. However, this method have attracted many children to be making crushed shells by playing the stomping game.

Right now I am at a weekly meeting with the 9C group. With this project I am part of the Marketing and Research & Development team. It's pretty fun and challenging, or next job to design the signages and layout drafts.

Updating on Secret Identity:
My partner in crime, TummyRot (a member of 123Hush), and I need to have the draft of our script submitted in by tomorrow night. We are really fortunate for the editors to like our storyline to give us the chance to work with them. Now the two of us are in charge of the script and the artwork. But of course, it still has to be approved by the art director. We split the jobs in the beginning. TummyRot in charge of penciling and I am in charge of clean up and ink. I imagined that it will be decided by flipping a coin, but that is not the case. We were selected by the committee during the time I had to finish my pieces for my show. The stress level just sky rocketed!

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What Do You Have To Say? - I'm Taking It With Me

Jan. 12th, 2008 | 05:22 pm
mood: restless restless

If you lived on a deserted island and could only have one photograph, which one would it be?


If i'm stranded on a deserted island i will love have the picture of my family that we took during the holidays. Everyone was having a lot of fun and and our home was filled laughters. They are the ones that keeps me motivated and never give up =D

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2007 wrapped up, 2008 GOALS!!

Jan. 11th, 2008 | 09:35 am
mood: optimistic optimistic

Oh my goodness!! Would you believe my last entry was 33 weeks ago?!?

As for whomever that knows, I finally finished my thesis!!!! The stress, the scraps and cuts, and the sleepless nights are now gone! Well, not for good but it's nice to have nothing to do for a couple of days. (I wandered like a lost zombie..haha). So that is my explanation why i didn't greet my blogs with the year end weighting, but i think overall it's a really good year. One was graduating and having a successful show and the other was getting my first PT job in the jewelry field!

Early Feb of 2007 my friends and I started an art group called 123Hush. With this we are hoping to help each other out to get recognition in the art world. We began creating our own comic anthology, line of fashion accessories and stationary. Our line is to be launched online in early 2008.

As for 2008 we are working on a gallery group show for Spring of 2009. At the same time we are not going to forget about 123Hush and still have our comic anthology and possibly a collective artbook of our work. But we are definitely greeting the Asian American Society with our participation of "Secret Identity Project." XD Our first industry comic gig!!!! XD


For 2008 I have decided to do something different. Instead of the normal resolutions i will just set goals of things that i want to achieve. =)



GOALS:

Overall Art Goals:

"Good morning sunshine" 3 min animation complete

One new sketch everyday

One painting per 1.5 - 2 month (2008 them flower angels)

2 new short comics (6-8 pages each)

Update my portfolio

A new demo reel

"..." gallery show (name to be revealed in the future)

participate in more illustration challenges

Sweet Havoc Designs launched! (this is my own personal jewelry collection with 2 new collection per year)



To a Healthy Life Goals:

DRINK MORE WATER!!

Stop eating like a boy! (meaning 1 plate at the buffet instead of 3 ^^;; )

Stop drinking soda and eating junk food

Go to the gym with Lizzie Lou 2 times a week!

Stretch every morning

Sleep before 12am, wake up before 7:30 am (does not apply to Saturdays and Sundays)



Overall Misc:

hunt for a FT job!

Post more entries and be more active online

Learn to play the guitar

Learn japanese (at least to an ordering food level, i need to understand my boss)

Visit Japan!

Leave everything behind and a one-way ticket to California!! (only applies after i save up the $$)

and last...maybe stop being the "light bulb" of all hangouts!



January 2008 Weekly Goals:

wk 1: clean my room!
wk 2: complete pinkimoon.com and fix resume
wk 3: finding list of job interest and apply
wk 4: Schedule interviews (if possible, if not then finish online gallery of thesis show)
wk 5: Begin practicing guitar cords.


Well that's it for now! Best of luck to everyone for 2008!!

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My Graduation =D

May. 17th, 2007 | 12:35 am
location: in bed
mood: accomplished accomplished
music: silence

I'm done!! I'm finally done!! =D After an agonizing 8 months researching, writing, rewrites, pulling all nighters and therapy...I'm finally done =D XD Woot!! ::jumping for joy::

Trying to graduate was a bit of a challenge. I never to expect it to have so much difference from AI. Back then, sleep being overrated was only during anime conventions and two weeks before finals...but at NJCU, sleep being overrated is a constant thing. Studio courses are longer and the work load for two classes makes AI seem like babies playing in the sandbox. Weekends and weekdays were spent in the studio until security kick everyone out at 3 am. There is always someone sleeping on the couch in the basement or on the benches because they are too overworked. I missed those carefree and stress free days so much. Now I only know how to keep overloaded with projects and work...it's not a bad thing. but it really sucked for not having much of a social life and getting paler and paler by the second from the fatigue ^^;; I'm still in the state of shock of grad school being over...now the confusion and the tiredness is finally hitting me. Even my sister wondered why my final semester can be so stressful =P

Well to make a long story short, it started with the figuring out what my thesis should be, doing the research and writing, at the same time trying to convince the committee on what I'm trying to say while they were not really supportive at all. Then the injury that set my show back and the late evening emails requesting a new draft of my written thesis by 5 am the next morning. Yeah that really killed me. (I'm calling my self an addict to caffeine and alcohol)

In between is the rest of the other things we all call life. Christmas and New Year was just a regular day to me. Even Chinese New Year was annoying. I was not a bit festive. I saw it as more of an obstacle either for making the school close or out of the studio just to celebrate in Chinatown, NY.( >.< )

When the committee signed the thesis, proving that I passed the defense (which by the way I never realize that I can hyperventilate so much), I don't know how I should have felt. The given would be relief and should be jumping for joy. Aside from that I was lost. In my head I went "shit, I have nothing else to do for the next week!" Now I'm going in all directions while being lost and confused. I don't know what I want to do. This new type of stress.......* sigh *

Either way I'm really glad that I'm done. I'm no longer a student but an alumni. I'll miss everyone that I have met...and really grateful that I had. I know we will be in touch and we will all be successful in our own ways. I walked down the road wearing the Green and Gold colors and sang my Alma Mater on the pass Wednesday, May 16th of 2007. (sounds cheesy, i know)

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"Process"

Jan. 22nd, 2007 | 11:28 am
mood: excited excited

Hi hi to all!!

My friend Bennyville and I are having a show tonight at NJCU in the Visual Arts Building gallery.

Opening will be from 4:30pm to 7pm. Come for some free food and drinks! And of course to support us. Even if you can't make it tonite the show will be up for the next 2 weeks!

Hope to see you there!

~pinki

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