1. How long have I craved for this…

    A famished me was very happy with the bento box from Okayu. They even kindly changed the cucumber-filled california roll to ebi roll. Everything tasted amazing - the succulent tuna sashimi, the salad, the ebi roll with avocado and sesame seeds, vegetable gyoza, korokke, miso soup (always makes my tummy warm and happy)… will definitely return to this little place.

    ***

    Can I become one of those creative types instead? I’m finding work a bit overwhelming at times. The usual work politics and all that malarkey. Plus being oncall is not fun at all. I wonder when I’ll settle into the mature old obaachan stage, not giving a rat’s behind about other people’s silly/exasperating/annoying antics.

    Anyway, enough of griping about work.

    Happy thoughts again:

    - I have a tub of weird but kind of yummy ice cream
    - The students, interns, SHOs, regs and nearly everyone in the hospital are still mistaking me for an intern/student
    - My own interns are really good
    - I discovered Okayu
    - The old consultant who would always give the girls a Werther’s Original (he probably has a stash of them in his pocket)
    - Artlines, stabilo pens, paint brushes, acrylics, scraps of paper, clay
    - A quiet place with books 
    - Selamah asking why I didn’t chat with Girlmok (because Girlmok is too majestic to chat with a mere commoner)
    - Seeing Budin on TV :D
    - The Art of Spirited Away! 

    I’m going to start the big canvas painting again. Tomorrow. Maybe I can sell things on the streets or etsy and become a squillionaire. Thing is, I can’t bear to separate from my amateur works. hmmm

  2. Clearing my mind by exploring kraken-filled buildings and tree-lined pathways.

  3. Maybe I can try making a stained glass of totoro when I go back. Make use of those glass paints once again.

    Maybe I can try making a stained glass of totoro when I go back. Make use of those glass paints once again.

  4. Frodo is finally going out again.

    Celebrating certain things with friends. 

  5. Some ‘old’ photos of Dublin and Galway. My beloved alma mater :D 

  6. Lights and a bowl of tantanmen

  7. Life can be tough. But there are a lot of other bright things all around:
Family & friends alwaysSunny day & a solero/magnum/ais krim batangRainy day and a bowl of bubur kacang Having fun at making terrible ‘art’Studio ghibliGetting student discounts :DChatting with cheri/kipi/hopiGetting a nice surprise from TCDCooking experimentsQuiet parks and homemade sandwichesNot being oncall this weekendThe anticipation of my next travel… where to? I don’t knowPictures of a bald selamahBeautiful works by strangers far away

    Life can be tough. But there are a lot of other bright things all around:

    Family & friends always
    Sunny day & a solero/magnum/ais krim batang
    Rainy day and a bowl of bubur kacang 
    Having fun at making terrible ‘art’
    Studio ghibli
    Getting student discounts :D
    Chatting with cheri/kipi/hopi
    Getting a nice surprise from TCD
    Cooking experiments
    Quiet parks and homemade sandwiches
    Not being oncall this weekend
    The anticipation of my next travel… where to? I don’t know
    Pictures of a bald selamah
    Beautiful works by strangers far away

  8. Of Spring long ago: Sakura petals and quiet nights equates to this
That ponyo painting: watercolour + outline using black artline-like marker,

    Of Spring long ago: Sakura petals and quiet nights equates to this

    That ponyo painting: watercolour + outline using black artline-like marker,

  9. Love ponyo <3
I’m experimenting with watercolours. ‘tis a hard medium indeed.

    Love ponyo <3

    I’m experimenting with watercolours. ‘tis a hard medium indeed.

  10. and a cloud

    and a cloud

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