Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Double Entendre

I was playing a board game today with Robert (my younger brother), and I was thinking about board game titles. Then I remembered "Scattergories" which sounds a lot like "Scategories". I then said that to him, and he didn't get it. I asked him if he knew what it meant, and he said yeah.

I asked him what scat meant.

He said "Boo-dee-doo-wop-wop".

Apparently scat also means jazz onomatopoeia used in singing.

I broke it to him hard.

Monday, December 21, 2009


Every day has been an overcast day in Sacramento. I've really been missing that. The temperature is also colder, but it bites less than in Valencia.

Day before-yesterday I spent the morning and afternoon setting up the ornaments and birds of my Christmas tree, and also preparing for a party that my parents were having with some guests in our house.

It was real nice! There were three kids that came, and we played Clue and Pictionary. It was pretty funny, I tricked my brother into losing by saying the the suspects that we thought were true, but I used the weapons card I had to lure him in.

Too bad I was kind of stupid and took the long route of getting back to the stairs from the Conservatory instead of teleporting to the Lounge and moving only six spaces. So, one of the guests got there before me and won.

Bitter, bitter defeat.

After that we had a nice meal in the table. Some home made barbecue ribs with a sauce that my mom and sister make from scratch for special occasions, mashed potatoes, string beans, and finally some three milk cake made from scratch with a dollop of cool whip and raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries on top.

It was amaaaazing.

I want to take photos to document my blogs visually, but I'll have to wait until after Christmas when everything goes on sale.

Until then, I'll just be using my laptop:

Yesterday I spent my time with my brother's best friend, Aaron, playing Halo 3 and biking to Walgreens for some junk food. After Aaron left, I did all of my Christmas shopping in one load in Arden Fair mall with Robert (brother), was invited to a friend's party, and talked with the pleasant Riyoko Iwamoto during the morning, and lovely Hannah Ayoubi in the evening. I also got Super Smash Bros 64 for the Wii's Virtual Console (and then splurged with Pokemon Snap and Zelda: Majora's Mask).

What a vacation, geeze!

Friday, December 18, 2009


Are slowly coming undone. Well, not really. I just felt like saying that.

But anyways, Christmas vacation is now! I'm going to spend one free day with my friends before I head back home. They are the coolest people I could ask for, really. I feel like we kind of have become a fusion of relatives of sorts and friends. It's just a close community that I have never experienced in my life before so artistically inspiring and so jubilant.

There's nothing more I can ask for than just that.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I think I should learn how to keep personal feelings hidden to prevent trouble. Yet, if I'm not true to myself, would I be living behind a mask?


I only have one more final left, and I've inappropriately been feeling like it's already vacation. WORK DAMMIT. WOOORK.

The World of Elements

I promised to explain the fifteen elements around a week ago, so I'm overdue. These are the fundamental elements to me in my imaginary world. I'm fascinated by how the world is made, from the four or five elements known in cultural teachings, or how it's scientifically dissected.

As a bit of back story, I made them up when I was in fourth grade, and they've grown and changed as I have. Each element has stood on its own against the test of time.

This is what the elements do as groups:

Air: Expands molecules to become gas structures
Water: Expands or contracts molecules to become a liquid
Solid: Contracts molecules to become solid

Light: Produces light energy
Dark: Takes light energy

Heat: Giving of (thermal) energy to make something warm
Cold: Taking of (thermal) energy to make something cold

Earth: The ability to change molecular structures to form different materials; Alchemy.
Bio: Molding organic structures.

Conduction: The pushing and pulling of magnetic fields
Psi: Warping space to control gravitational fields.
Current: Weaving directional influence with any element.

Time: Controlling time continuum.
Mind: Tapping into neural bonds.
Spirit: The supernatural.

But, I have organized them in this list by my personal colors that are associated to their nature:

Light [White]
Air [Off-White]
Mind [Light Magenta]
Heat [Red]
Earth [Muted Brown]
Time [Orange]
Conduction [Yellow]
Bio [Green]
Cold [Light Blue]
Water [Sapphire]
Current [Lavender]
Psi [Purple]
Solid [Steel]
Spirit [Translucent Silver-White]
Dark [Black]

I hope it makes sense to you guys.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


When I walk to my room in the fourth floor (only stair accessible) I somehow build static in my shoes.

Reason I know is that every time I touch my key to the keyhole of my door, I see a little spark of electricity ignite.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I found out this week that I can take dance classes whenever I want to join and that there's an available piano near my Animation cubicles.

Need to get to that!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Yo to the Yo

Despite that deep self-realized thought, here's my perspective homework:

About time I uploaded something!


I have to slow down and play around in Character Design.

Tiffany Ford taught taught me to relax my approach to designing characters today, something my Character Design teacher failed to teach. John Mahoney, my illustration teacher, was right: art should be fun, and in turn I'll grow beyond those that treat it like an industrial task. Arem Pak, a bud of mine in Sacramento, taught me no one has the right to change who I am because of what I am.

Because of daily interaction, my friends know how I work, think, draw. Teachers only see pieces of myself, through my window their class. They have experience, sure, we're also smart, and we all know what someone else doesn't.

I can't do it alone.

I think that's something worth writing about.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Just came back from Mexico. It was a blast. I took Kai Wu along with me, and I think he enjoyed it immensely too!

Well, back to the drawing board.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Just woke up, and I need to get ready for class. Hopefully the teacher doesn't hold low esteem since I keep on having to make up my missed times on Friday. I'll be searching for the last place I can think of where I might have lost my wallet.

Starbucks, oh boy.

If worse comes to worse, I'll go to Student Affairs to buy a new ID for meal plans during the meantime.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I lost my wallet and I can't find it.

Today I pitched my storyboard for a chase scene. I shouldn't have procrastinated, even though I really did get close to finishing it digitally before scrapping it and starting over.

Sometimes being drastic in approach leads to better results. Hopefully I don't do it so close to class next time. I'll be drawing them over in Flash this weekend, along with working on Character Designs and my Perspective homework, both of which I vowed that I would put all my efforts into.

Personal Channeling

I need to start posting my ideas and thoughts more frequently out in the open.

Not many know how or what I think about, or more importantly, how I feel.

So here's a silly proposal: Every day I'll say what I've wanted to say about art or personal feelings so you can learn something new about me in a daily basis.

Cool? Sure.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

School has been fantastic, albeit with new emotional obstacles to hurdle. I have my niche firmly cracked into my school year now that I have bought all of my major art supplies and fit them neatly into my Animation Cubicle.

Tomorrow I'm going to Staples to buy the finishing touches for my spaces, and probably buy some paint from Home Depot or Walmart (because it's somewhat of a walking distance).

I'll be taking photos of my favorite works weekly, and some photos of where I live and my cube space. It should be all within somewhat good taste.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

South Bound

The remnants of my past are packing into the car. I will leave my home shortly, verklempt.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wart Blood Art

I removed a small wart on my right handed middle finger with tweezers after a week with salicylic acid treatment. The wart strands I plucked were like grass skin, with black roots of fungus on the bottom, and then my finger became flooded with blood.

I used a lot of my cotton swab and Hydrogen Peroxide to make it stop bleeding. After twenty minutes of it not stopping, I decided "Fuck it" and I drew some shapes with it on a piece of paper.

I'll let it dry, draw it in with pen, then post it.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Old Drawings

I need to catch up.

Backward Bounded

I'm back, unpacking, and now searching for some misplaced CalArts forms, which I heard are mandatory by Vince's accord.

Spending time with my extended family down in Ensenada was nothing short of spectacular.

I've been practicing lots of ping-pong ever since my cousins have gotten their new table.

Now, I'm off to sketch. Drawings will be expected tomorrow.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bound to Mexico

Heading to Ensenada in about half an hour, and we're stopping mid-way through to spend the night in Fillmore.

I'll be gone for a week, but I'll make sure that I at least post a couple of sketches while I'm at it.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I started this to post doodles and other scraps that haven't been posted before. You'll get a view of the good and bad in my life, my art, and growth.

It's nothing impersonal.