Recovered (~90%)

Joined the UW alumni to play some badminton again yesterday. Only 8 players showed up, and with 2 courts booked, there was barely resting time during the 2 hours. Tired, but I felt much better than last week, a good sign of recovery.

Can’t say that I’m 100% healed from the bad flu however, the recent fluctuating cold and warm weather seems to be troubling my body and I don’t seem to feel at my best most of the time. Nonetheless, after many days of headaches and cough, I’m truly thankful to be healthy and well again!

With a more healthy body, I had a rather productive week:

  • finally rolled out the Etsy store for my studio. Not expecting much sales, but I think it’s a first step in the right direction.
  • finally replaced the battery of my 3+ yr-old phone. It took me 3 separate visits to the Apple store to get this done!
  • managed to spare some time (8-9 hours) to work on a design for the DSD Manhole Design Competition, submitted it at the last minute last night.

Now that I’m more or less recovered and with about 2 weeks left till the end of the year, I plan to finish up my last couple of work projects and then spend the rest of the time cleaning up (both my studio and home) and socialize and catching up with friends!

Sketch… Sunday Service

Recovered (~80%)

My legs were shaking when I was playing badminton yesterday, don’t remember feeling this way ever before. I’m recovering from a bad flu, was hoping that a little exercise would help the healing.

I’m actually feeling much better this past week. Seeing my slow progress in recovering, I bought some over-the-counter flu pills in the middle of week and that worked magic in my body! It really feels good to be healthy and conscious again, thank God for hearing my prayer.

My 90-yr-old calligraphy classmate also recovered from his sickness and rejoined the class on Tuesday after a few weeks of absence. I was super happy seeing him healthy and well! He actually needed to undergo a small surgery on Monday but negotiated with the physicians to move it to Wednesday instead, he told the hospital that he promised to join the calligraphy class and have dim sum with us after 😁.

Regarding work, I’ve completed one of the two pro-bono design projects and the other one is pending for feedbacks. Plan to get back to designing and making things in the studio this week.

Sketch… Sunday Service

Still Sick…

Still feeling sick – poor sleep quality, headaches, coughing, and short of breath. But I think it’s improving – less frequent wake ups in the middle of the night and less severe headaches.

A few people had told me in the past few weeks that I looked much thinner. I don’t have the habit of weighting myself, but I do feel considerably weaker after the past few weeks of self-imposing stress with a project I’m very attached to.

Have been giving myself a break from work this past week. But I did work on a couple of design projects for local churches, I promised to help awhile ago but had put them aside to focus on my work project. Sent out some quick preliminary designs and got back some comments. Will make some modifications this week and hopefully complete the two pro-bono design projects.

I also gave myself a break socially this past week, sickness is a good excuse I gave myself. Met up with a couple of friends nonetheless on Friday night after fellowship, one of them was visiting town from Toronto and will be leaving on Sunday. Sickness didn’t deem a valid excuse in this case.

Hope I’ll be able to recover from my sickness this week, hope I’ll have a healthy body to celebrate Christmas and to spend time to meet and catch up with my friends before 2018 ends!! 🙏🏻

Sketch… Sunday Service

The CUHK Handicraft Fair

It has been 2 years since I participated in a craft fair.  This one on past Sat. seemed less exhausting, perhaps due to it being only one day and with shorter opening hours.

The exhaustion actually came from the preparation work which included designing and launching a website, designing and printing 120 different postcards, and some QA work to make sure the 120 different QR codes on the postcards link correctly to the website.  Everything seemed simple as an idea, but execution was a lot more difficult and time-consuming.

I was rather stressed last week running up to the fair.  Even days after the fair, I’m still having nightmares and waking up in the middle of the night with headaches.

It’s a bit silly how a little craft fair can raise havoc to my body, I had thrived through much more stressful situations!?  Have my body and spirit fallen weak?  I think I’ll take some time off work this week to let my body rest and recover.

Sketch… Sunday Service

Another Busy Week

This week has been another busy week, here are some highlights:

  • Assembled the Open Press I printed last week and briefly played with it. It’s an interesting project and it sure got me interested in 3D printing again. I printed another one for the friend who first told me about the project
  • Visited my 90-yr-old calligraphy classmate at the hospital after class on Tue. Have been worried and praying for him everyday. Happy to know just now that he was discharged from the hospital and may join class again coming Tue.
  • Did some freelance work at a primary school yesterday. Was assigned to help out on a giant loom to upcycle unwanted clothes into a rug. It was an interesting experience that got me thinking about happy collaborative art
  • Finished the website that will showcase and archive my ink art. Will have it launched some time this week just in time for the CUHK Alumni Fair coming Sat. (24th)
  • Had a constant headache and sleeping poorly throughout the week, seems to be recovering over the weekend though

Looking ahead, it will be an even busier week running up to launching the studio’s first products on Sat. Still need to tackle a few bottleneck issues before actually doing the actual production. Add oil, Tony!!

Sketch… Sunday Service