Recent Blog Posts

  • Japan Trip: April – May 2023

    Japan Trip: April – May 2023

    Ari and I have been planning a family trip since last year, and one of the main factors was my kids’ jealousy of me because “mom always goes to cool places while we are stuck at home!” (So, no, they don’t miss me when I’m away for business trips. They are more annoyed by the…

  • Eid Mubarak!

    Eid Mubarak!

    Eid Mubarak, friends!

  • Visiting Indonesia/Malaysia during Ramadan?

    Visiting Indonesia/Malaysia during Ramadan?

    At this point, many more people are more aware of Ramadan and what it entails; no eating and no drinking from sunrise to sunset. The problem is that not everyone knows Ramadan’s massive effect on Muslim-majority countries, such as Malaysia or Indonesia. The latter is mainly on the island of Java. This post is prompted…

  • First time with Uni Posca

    First time with Uni Posca

    I’ve been seeing my friends using Uni Posca and I’m intrigued. Then, I just realized they are not available here in Malaysia, at least not in retail-wise. I had to order it online from a trading company specializing in stationeries. I love using them, and I think it would be the same feelings when painting…

  • Drawing practice: A couple of works

    Drawing practice: A couple of works

    I finally got myself a Copic set, and I opened them just a couple of days ago. I learned to acquaint myself with Copic’s behavior and style. Copic colors are generally more muted and softer, while my Unicorn Art Marker has a more vivid color which gives a really nice variations. This pond drawing is…

  • Drawing practice: House sketch

    Drawing practice: House sketch

    I am now thinking of buying a Copic set. Unicorn Sketch marker set is great, but the colors are too vivid and too neon to my likings. I’m looking for muted gray-ish colors, and from what I see, it seems like Copic provides such colors.

  • Doctor appointment

    Earlier today, we went to the hospital for Rey’s doctor appointment. For the past week, Rey has been having cough, sneezes, and mild fever. We usually let the illness on its own for three days along with some paracetamol and vitamins since that’s how virus usually works. The illness, however, stuck for more than three…

  • “If Anything Happens I Love You” — Will McCormack, Michael Govier, and Youngran Nho

    “If Anything Happens I Love You” — Will McCormack, Michael Govier, and Youngran Nho

    Some books are so good, you feel nothing but the urge to smack it to the floor.

  • “You be good to you, maaan.”

    “You be good to you, maaan.”

    On end-of-year reflection, Animal Crossing wisdom, and birthday.

  • Some sort of self-reflection

    Some sort of self-reflection

    On next year’s goal: To be more mindful. And start from the very basic: Food.

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