April is Here!!

Went on a long weekend binge watching Friends, had instant noodle in tupperware and a couple of beer… As unauthentic as this little March Break is, it felt like I can use a little bit of nostalgia before starting things anew… March 2018 is officially over, and that marks the end of my 2 year […]

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Day Off

Our family and I visited my aunt for lunch. She reminded us that it’s a month short from the time my uncle passed away last year. This is the first CNY that my aunt celebrated without my uncle, she’s still not at all recovered from sadness and told us that she didn’t walk out of […]

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2017 Review

Took a quick look at the 7 New Year’s resolutions I made as year 2017 started, I’ve completed absolutely zero items, a couple were even left untouched, but I did make good progress on a few of them, so it’s not entirely futile. Looking back on some of the major events that happened to me […]

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Week of Meetups

Met up with my old fellowship b/s for dinner last night. Other than meeting some new kids, every b/s seemed more or less the same as 6+ years ago. Though the small fellowship hasn’t really grown over the last few years, and some b/s had switched churches or even stopped going to fellowship, our relationships […]

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More Hospitability

Been back to my “home and native” land for about 10 days already, and I’m still constantly experiencing friends’ warm welcome and hospitality! Had 3 different meet and catch-up meals with old friends over the pass weekend, there were lots of joy and laughters. Many friends seeing how much I missed Canada suggested I move […]

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Thanksgiving

Joined Sunday service at my home church here in Toronto, many things and people seemed the same as before, strangely felt like I had travelled back in time to 6 years ago. Had lunch with a few of my old fellowship sisters afterwards, the 6 years of separation didn’t seem to have distanced our relationships, […]

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Typhoon Hato

Typhoon Hato hit town today, it’s the third time typhoon n0.8 or above was hoisted this year.  It’s not difficult to remember because the first time happened on my birthday, the second time on my studio’s birthday, and the third time exactly one month afterwards. I decided to stay home during this crazy weather.  The construction site […]

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Creative Monday

Tried doing brush and ink portraiture of real people instead of animals.  It seemed more difficult as minor misplacement of the facial features can easily render the portrait untruthful of the person being drawn.  And it took much longer to draw people, more than twice the time I need to draw animal portraits, as I […]

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Starting Life Anew

After a week of mourning and using cartooning and bible scriptures to help myself emotionally cope with my uncle’s passing away, I wished to start life anew this week.  I started my running practice again, made 3 short morning runs over the week, the associated endorphins generated seemed to help.  I also started a new daily routine […]

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Mourning…

Called up my calligraphy teacher to tell him of my absence tomorrow morning; Messaged my fellowship committee to inform them of my absence this Friday evening.  I think I could really use some time to mourn of my uncle’s death.  I’m still sad (with some regrets too) and easily sobs when I think of the things […]

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