Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunshine on Paper

The best thing about coming home after a long day at work is getting presents! These original illustrations are from my friend Sarah who is 7 years old. I feel so privileged receiving such gifts. And who can resist a Happy Bunny? It's impossible not to smile.

Birthday Card

Portrait (Do you see the resemblance?)
That's me with my sister.


Happy Bunny!

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Influenced By Hamsters

I went with my friend yesterday to watch Toy Story 3, which by the way, was a surprisingly great movie. If you haven't seen it, I recommend you watch it. I thought it was funnier and more relevant than the previous two "Toy Story" installments – any animation that makes me cry is fantastic. But despite of how amazing the movie was, I couldn't help but think about the hamsters in the KIA Soul commercial. I'm not a big fan of KIA but when I saw the commercial, I suddenly wanted it. So, I went online, did some research and found this car promising. It's not the best car but it's affordable and reliable. It sounds crazy but I am seriously considering getting this car (haha). If you're not convinced, perhaps this video will help justify my insanity.

Let's face it, would you rather have the toaster instead?

"If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done."

~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

All The Single Ladies

Here's one of my godchildren dancing to the song "All The Singles Ladies."
She looks so cute in her little swimsuit. A little more practice and she
can be the next Beyonce. This song makes me want to dance everytime it's on – I wish I could dance like her.

It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It is the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It is the one who won't be taken who cannot seem to give. And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live.

~ Bette Midler

Monday, June 14, 2010

Birthday Card

Ayame has been making birthday cards since 2009 and are becoming popular amongst friends and family members. Ever since she made a card for my sister, Ayame has been flooded with requests.

I didn't expect to get a card from her due to her hectic schedule: juggling between two schools, homework, storytelling and art but she took some time to make her coveted handmade cards for me. I was in the garden watering some plants when she gave me the card. I had to coax her to reveal what she was clutching behind her back. Here it is! Thank you Ayame!

the envelope



And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

– Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, June 10, 2010


My bestfriend is engaged! I am so thrilled for her – this is one of the best news I've received this week! She apparently got engaged three days ago and I didn't know about it until later but she did call me (after I called her) and left a message that she was planning on telling me on her day off.

Sachie and I met in Art class in college, ten years ago. I don't remember who approached whom first but I recalled her asking me to go to Torpedo Factory and I happily said yes and that's how our friendship started. She is extraordinarily talented, smart, caring, funny, sweet, loyal, thoughtful and very generous. We don't agree on everything; nevertheless, I have always valued her opinion and her thoughts. And although she's been heart broken several times, she's hasn't given up on love – a true trooper who is wise beyond her years. She's not just a great friend but also a sister and I'm glad to be a part of her journey.

So congratulations to Todd, for he is an extremely lucky man and to Sachan who finally found her prince charming. And a special thanks to Goma who made things happen. On behalf of my family and me, CHEERS!

‘Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.