A Packed Week

The past week was unusually packed with social activities. It started with Monday evening when a friend who emigrated to Taiwan came back and wanna meetup before she goes back in a week. Tuesday was packed the most. After my weekly calligraphy class in the morning, I joined my calligraphy classmate and her daughter for […]

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Back To Work…

Easing back to work after the super long Easter holidays. Reviewed my Q1 goals while writing up new Q2 goals. Continue to plan my new work in anticipation of a new normal after the pandemic. Rearranged some tables in the studio to make room for more R&D and prototyping work. Also ordered some furniture to […]

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Easter Holiday

In preparing for this long Easter holiday weekend, I rushed into finishing my first prototype of a Shigeru-Ban-inspired papertube furniture in the studio. Also went for a haircut, first cut in more than 6 months I think. My weekly community running clinic also ended just before the holidays. The studio’s building was cutting electricity for […]

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Prepping For Easter

The number of COVID19 cases in the city had dropped to single digits and there was 0 local cases this weekend, first time in 4 months! Happy to see more light shining at the end of this long pandemic tunnel. The pandemic is still far from over, one of the more reliable vaccines was put […]

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End of Tunnel?

The government finally relaxed some of the social distancing restrictions this past week, the city seems to have come alive immediately. The public libraries reopened, I rushed through a long overdue Chinese painting book before returning it. Also started dining out again, one time with my family and another time with my Chinese calligraphy class. […]

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Grave Sweeping

Gloomy day, just the right weather to join my aunt and sister to visit my uncle’s grave.  My aunt reminded us that it has been 1 year, 1 month, and x days since my uncle passed away.  She still misses uncle a lot, but less so than the last time we saw her, may time […]

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Sketching on MTR…

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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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R.I.P. Liu Xiaobo

The recent media is flooded with news of 2o10 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo.  I have been following the media and caught glimpses of the deceased Liu Xiaobo’s photos, couldn’t help but remember my uncle who also died of liver cancer just a few months ago.  My uncle is also around the same age as […]

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Creative Monday

Spent the evening on this Creative Monday relearning how to do portraiture, but instead of using conté, I tried using brush pens and without initial pencil drafts.  Skimmed through the old life-drawing textbook and tried drawing the many facial features on it.  I was able to sketch them out much quicker, more precise, and the result looked even more life like! […]

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