Trying to get back into the grove of things with a weekly design challenge. Original drawing and photography, tied together by music, quote, typeface or whatever that stuck or struck a cord with me that week.


“They say it’s happy here, happiness is figurative. I’m happy ’cause of me, doesn’t matter where I’m living”
Neighbourhood’s West Coast is prepping me for the sun. June baby, soon.

Now 2014

Forget yesterday. It has already forgotten you.
Don’t sweat tomorrow. You haven’t even met.
Instead, open your eye and your heart to a truly precious gift; Today.


While everyone’s making their new year resolutions, I’ve tried too, to make a list of reasonable and achievable goals for 2014. Soon, I realized that checking a list off like any chore work isn’t going to make me feel more accomplished for the new year. If there’s one personal takeaway from my 2013 is to embrace the unpredictable, take what today has given you and make every second count. I do feel the happiest that way.

I’m so in love with Gina Vasquez’s captures because they convey exactly that: this very moment.

all I want



I don’t want a lot for Christmas. This is all I’m asking for
I just want to see my baby standing right outside my door
I just want you here tonight, holding on to me so tight
What more can I do, all I want for christmas is you


I can wrap and give a million presents, nothing can compare to the feeling of holding you in my arms. I can’t wait.


It’s been a while since I got some quiet time to myself. Today was just that kind of a day and it was rejuvenating. There seems to be just too much going on all at once for the past couple of months. It went by in a flash.

I picked up my sketchbook, some pencil and pen and started going at it. I didn’t realize how much I missed this, the random doodling and letting each pen stroke take you to any imaginary place possible. Sometimes I surprise myself.


Have a new one

Thanks for the adventure. Now go have a new one. - Love Ellie  (Up Pixar)


For the past weeks, things have been going in a blur.

A new and exciting adventure started for me. Everyday, I’m learning something new and challenging. The new work environment is a breathe of fresh air. I really admire everyone I work with, not only because they’re so good at what they do, but it’s that they genuinely care, which is somewhat rare to see these days. Their positive outlook in life and mannerism makes them just so contagious and so enjoyable to be around with. I hope some of that can rub off on me.

To those ones that weren’t a joy to be around with and haven’t been so kind, I forgive you. I’m not going to be pulled down with your self loath and inconsideration, my hopes for you is that everything will turn out to be better and maybe you’ll stumble to find kindness along the way. Needless to say, I’m keeping myself afloat, not sweating the small stuff and paying attention only to the things that are critical for my happiness. Negativity can go ahead and sink down to the bottom till it’s like a speck in the sand, so insignificant that it even doesn’t crosses through my mind.

They say that two things define you: your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything. I hope I’ve stayed true no matter in poor or abundance. I know there were moments where I’ve let myself listen to the wrong voice in my head. I’ve panicked, taken things for granted and missed the big picture. Regardless, I’ve embraced that side of me with honesty, and accepted the fact that there will always going to be an opportunity cost when you live intentionally to pursue things that mean the most to you, whether it be people, relationships or career. It’s true, we can’t have it all, and we shouldn’t be needing to. You are your own definition of success.

Kafkaf the cat, lovely and affectionate as always.