Cleanup

Planning to start working at one of the empty desks at my brother’s office next week, I’m hoping the formal office environment would make me work more efficient and focused compared to my cozy home studio. In preparation for this big move, I decided to give my home studio/office a slightly more thorough cleanup.  It’s […]

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Cleanup

Went to Ikea and bought a long (150 x 28 cm) piece of shelf board after lunch.  After some heavy lifting and a sweaty afternoon of reorganizing and cleanup, I was able to squeeze some extra desktop space by pulling out my desk and adding an additional slightly elevated shelf behind it.  Now the 2 […]

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Cleanup

Today is traditionally the big cleanup day before Chinese New Year.  I actually started doing some cleanup yesterday and just barely got my bedroom and studio cleaned up before dinner tonight. My family picked tonight to have our family dinner before CNY, I was feeling a bit annoyed the whole night because I never really […]

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Cleanup

Had been doing a lot of clean up since last week.  First was my bedroom, finally cleared up all the cardboard saved from my brother’s home renovation during summer, took a lot of time converting them into “bricks“.  Following was my home studio, it was uncomfortably disorganized – cardboard scraps, freelance work, passport renewal forms, […]

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Cleanup II

Finished cleaning up my home studio, it’s not clutter-free like the bedroom, but it feels like I’ll be comfortable working here from 9 to 5, Monday to Friday! It looks like I’m in good shape to finally start some real work on Monday!

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Cleanup

I disliked the roman blinds that was installed in my bedroom, they completely blocked the operable windows and discouraged natural ventilation and daylighting. After 2 years of occasional visual/psychological annoyance, I finally replaced them with rolling screens, they filter (rather than block) strong direct sunlight and leaves the operable windows operable even when they’re lowered. […]

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Turning Point

The 3 kids in the house had finally moved back to their renovated apartment last week, tranquility was once again experienced after ~2 months!  Reclaimed my bedroom so I no longer had to sleep in my home studio, it’s nice to be able to physically separate the work and rest area once again.  Had kept […]

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Cleaning Up

Busy cleaning up my place recently.  About 75% done for my studio, and there’s also the bedroom and bathroom that I’ve yet to start.  Got to get everything done before leaving for Toronto on the 29th.  The way I’m rushing through everything and trying to properly leave behind the things for my family to take […]

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Receipts

I have the habit of saving the receipts of my purchases.  Within a year or so, the collection is more than enough to create a huge stuffed origami ball!  The ball will serve as a self-reminder to move away from the materialistic lifestyle, and to only buy things that I need and not things that […]

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Shelf Doors

Added some coverings for my studio’s shelve.  Like many of my DIY projects, it took much longer than I initially planned.  But it’s worth the effort, I can now use it to display whatever images I can dream up.  Nice furniture should be made to last, the ability to re-skin it to suit different contexts […]

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