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Recent Updates

It’s been awhile since I sat in front on my laptop and talk to my journal…

Firstly, since this “co-op term” started at the beginning of the month, I stopped my regular morning running practice, not because of work but mainly just due to the unusually hot weather…

I’ve also finished the month-long Cafe Startup class, and now I don’t think I wanna open a cafe any time soon.  I’m not totally giving up on the idea of connecting people and sharing their life stories via coffee, bread, art,… I’m just not sure if I’m ready to dedicate all my time and energy on this one single project (yet).

Actually, there are many ideas that I’ve in mind and I’m just starting to pickup work again (although slowly) to bring the ideas to life…

Oh Lord, may You bless these ideas and grant me the gift and grit to bring them to fruition if they are also good in Your eyes. 

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New (Co-op) Term

With April past, my second 4-month co-op term of 2018 has just begun.

Some of the highlights of the past co-op term includes:

  • completing my first ever marathon
  • completing my ~150 brush-and-ink portraitures of critically endangered species
  • finishing my 2-year term as fellowship committee
  • cleaning up my studio and readying myself to get creative and productive again

Looking back, it felt like I was given a lavishly long hiatus since my uncle passed away in March last year.  It’s almost as though I’ve taken a full sabbatical year off work.

Now with the beginning of a new term (and admittedly running out of cash), it’s really time that I pull myself together and be productive once again!  Must transition back to a more work-centric lifestyle to generate some income (with art?)…

I don’t make movies (art) to make money, I make money to make more movies (art).” – Walt Disney.

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Cafe Start-up Course

Finally started the 8-session (16 hour) cafe start-up course I registered back in Feb. last night.  The idea of opening a coffee shop took shape after my uncle passed away last year.  After my uncle’s death, I came to realize how meaningless my previous work was and began on a journey to heal myself via art. I also began to think that I could at least fill someone’s stomach with daily bread made by my own hands if I had a cafe. Moreover, after serving my fellowship committee for 2 years as one of the social guys, I felt that God has transformed me from an introverted guy who enjoyed spending time independently doing R&D type work into a less-introverted guy who started enjoying time spent with others and listening to their stories.  Starting a cafe is a bit like an extension to channel my new found social inclination, I can help foster relationships in our society through coffee and bread (and art?).

After about a year now, I think most of my family and friends have heard me talk fondly about this still very much alive and kicking cafe dream of mine.  Some of them were very skeptical, but more of them seemed supportive and suggested and even took me to cafes I may like.  Can’t be more thankful for that.

Let’s see if my cafe dream will diminish after finishing the cafe start-up course in mid-May.

“Oh Lord, may You continue to guide me and help me see if this cafe dream fits into Your plan and Your purpose in me.”