Sketch… 頌恩旋律

Weekly Update

The past week was another rollercoaster ride of highs and lows…

  • It started off on a light happy note with the ex-Chief of HK appearing on a creative ad on the front page of a local newspaper. It got me thinking about advertising, crowdfunding, freedom of press, etc
  • Mom entered and stayed in the hospital for 4 days for a thorough body check. Report will be out in 10 days, hopefully everything will be ok and that we can find out the root cause of her fainting earlier
  • Some of the Umbrella Movement leaders were charged guilty. I was really touched by the testimony of Rev. Chu, may God bless him and many others who are being persecuted for their selfless act
  • I was kept busy most of the week screen printing tote bags for my fellowship. Came across some technical difficulties and couldn’t finish them for our fellowship’s anniversary celebration
  • With mom’s recent fainting episode, my family reached a consensus to grant my mom’s long time wish of hiring a full time helper. I really abhor the whole system of importing foreign labor, providing them second class living conditions and low wages. Moreover, I couldn’t afford to lose any more of the little personal space I have for living with my mom, so I raised the concern and started thinking about moving out. It seemed like a good solution as my mom will get the help she needed and I will get the personal space I needed. My family (except my mom) didn’t object to that idea. It will not be an easy transition for my mom, but it’s probably better for her and for me. May God bless this big but still premature plan my family decided today

Sketch… Sunday Service

Weekly Update

The past week was filled with highs and lows:

  • Woke up on Monday with a strong urge of going back to school and study landscape architecture, it had to do with the dream, but I couldn’t recall the faintest content. It felt like a calling from above and the more I thought about the possibility the more right it seemed – (high)
  • My sister forwarded me a news article about a teacher who was diagnosed with an extremely rare disease (possibly only 5 ppl had it in HK) about 9 years ago. I was diagnosed with the same disease about 4 years ago and was hospitalized for 12 days. It brought back memories of a life-changing event that brought me closer to God – (high)
  • A good friend invited me to exhibit my ink portraits of endangered species. Even though the venue is “low key” according to her, I’ve never shown my work in public and it’s truly an honor to be recognized as exhibition worthy material – (high)
  • Assembled a cheap opensource 3D printer I purchased for the studio recently. Its print quality and speed was better than the one I got about 5 years ago that costs about 15 times more! This seems to have opened up a world of possibilities for my studio work – (high)
  • Mom fainted, fell, and hurt her right arm yesterday. Good thing my father was at home. She was reluctant to see the doctor even with the fear of a possible stroke. She has trouble lifting her right arm now, we as a family ruled out the possibility of a stroke and will try to make her see a doctor tmr. This incident totally negated all my previous highs – (low)
  • Checked online just now that there were no part-time master degree in landscape architecture in HK, and I’m almost certain that I don’t wanna go back to school full time, so that strong sense of calling I felt waking up on Monday morning was likely just a false alarm – (low)

Sketch… Sunday Service

Sketch… Sunday Service

Earth Hour

Earth hour, I figured I’ll spend the time contemplating and write up a post for my somewhat neglected journal (just checked, my last blog post was way back in early Feb.).

Not a lot has been happening with me since the beginning of 2019. In terms of work, I’ve been busy transitioning back to doing digital fabrication after a long detour in art and other miscellaneous stuff. Recently, I’ve been designing and making lots of things including a giant construction crane using bamboo skewers and 3D printed joints. Feel very alive when I’m designing, experimenting, solving problems, and crafting things with my hands. It feels right and I’m confident that I’m aligning my studio work back in the right direction.

I’m not abandoning my seeming innate interest in Art just yet. I’m still keeping up with my weekly Tuesday calligraphy class, my interest for the art form didn’t diminish but seem to grow ever stronger since starting the first class about 3 years ago!

I also hoped to get back into running regularly again, but the track I’m accustomed to has been under renovation since the beginning of the year. Will check back in April again and hopefully be able to restart the healthy exercise habit.

Spiritually, I was able to keep up with my daily devotions. Not a big challenge as I am not following an annual plan to read the whole bible like last year. So instead of reading 2 or 3 chapters daily in chronological order, I now just follow the daily devotion guide and read 2 or 3 random verses. Like many things, I suppose quality is more important than quantity.

Have been wanting to ask the girl I like out on a date since I returned from Toronto in September, but she seemed busy like most ppl in HK. After so long of not seeing and talking to her, I just don’t know how to even start a conversation now. Don’t know how this relationship will turn out to be, but I still trust that God will find a way to bring us together if it’s meant to be.

I’ve probably been babbling way too long here. Will try to write more but shorter entries in the future. It’s good to spend time gathering and jotting down my thoughts once in a while.

Sketch… Sunday Service

Sketch… Sunday Service

Sketch… Sunday Service