Day Trip to UW

Took a short day trip to my Alma Mater to meet and catch up with pastor Tim, I could never seem to find a way to treat him for a meal, neither in HK nor in Canada, thx again! Took a short walk around the campus after lunch, brought back many fond memories… I remember […]

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Short Okinawa Trip

Joined my sister and brother-in-law on a short 5-day trip to Okinawa last week.  The trip did recall memories of my trip to Hawaii 4 years ago, that’s still one of my best trips thus far.  I once again got to see the boundless horizon of the ocean, which is becoming somewhat of an annual summer tradition […]

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Barista Exam & Cafe Hopping

A good friend was in the neighbourhood to do some work, I decided to take the meet up opportunity to try out some interesting cafes nearby.  We first went to a cafe that sells designer goods, but was disappointed seeing the “closed” sign at the door.  We saw employees having a meeting inside, they obviously […]

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New Daily Routine

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve started a new daily (almost) habit of practicing calligraphy and portraiture drawing using a brush pen.  As much as I love doing art, I’m still very skeptical about the idea of becoming a full-time (starving) artist. Since my uncle got really sick earlier this year and later passed […]

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(Starving) Artist?

It’s been nearly a year since I had my first calligraphy class.  It all started from a calligraphy course ad at my residence’s clubhouse, I only hinted about trying it out and my dad immediately called up his old friend (also my old family doctor) who happened to be a calligraphy master.  He called me up […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

It’s mid-Feb and I’ve finally found the time to do a little tidying up of my studio’s desktop and then spend some quiet time planning for the new year ahead. Made some new year’s resolutions (wishes), some work related while the rest are more personal.  Most of the resolutions are things I’ve been wanting to do for […]

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Creative Monday

A rainy day, not good to do any outdoor sketching, instead spent the afternoon finish reading the 5 illustrative books by Jimmy S.P.A. I borrowed from the library awhile ago.  The 5 books were of a series named Paradise Lost (失樂園), all published in 2005.  The series is consisted of many individual chapters, each illustrating an […]

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100th Poke-a-mon(itor) Caught!

Since discovering the magic of the brush pen, I got hooked and took every possible opportunity to sketch and doodle while traveling on the MTR.  My models are fellow subway riders who were immersed in their phones and had no idea they were being sketched.  There were no shortage of volunteering models.  This fun and free […]

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Movies and Dreams

After the exhausting craft fair on the Sept. 10th weekend, I thought about going on a short vacation to re-energize myself before getting busy again for the new Fall “co-op term”, but abandoned the idea as I don’t know how to justify the cost of going alone and without a purpose.  Did a brief stay-cation […]

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Typhoon 8

Colleagues left the office before typhoon no.8 was hoisted in the late afternoon.  Being left alone in the studio with no immediate work to do, I decided to use the time to finish off a cartoon I started on Monday. I still very much enjoy cartooning, sometimes I imagine what it would be like to […]

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