Hello from Hokkaido, Japan!
Currently spending the weekend at the northern part of one of my favorite countries. It’s a different perspective of Japanese culture (more historical sites here) compared to the modern cities (which I visited already a few years back) so it’s pretty amazing.
Only frustration in life is not understanding Nihongo at all and this freezing weather.
Hope everyone’s having a great weekend! :)
Coffee-tea-vity # 16: City Explorations (and work in between)
I’m pretty glad that I’m slowly regaining and improving my work habits. Between spending lots of time alone and meeting people, life lately has made me more well-rounded (I suppose).
A few things that made me happy:
- Driving alone has never been this therapeutic - and on some occasions, I like to take pictures of my view from the dashboard. Here is Pasig City for you guys!
- I’ve also been walking a lot lately. It’s nice. :) Also, pretty thankful to trees that cover the sunlight on bright days.
- A sneak peek of some work I’m doing for (yes, it is the mighty wallet) Dynomighty.
- Sunday brunch and travel meeting at Wildflour with one of the best people, Tricie. Three months until our Southeast Asia backpacking trip! <3 (can I just say Wildflour’s breakfast food is heaven? I cried)
- Monday morning well-spent at π Breakfast and Pies for a new collaboration me & Mansy of Hey Kessy are cooking up (thanks, Mansy! <3). Can’t wait for this!
How are things on your end? Hope they’re doing great. :)
And have a blessed Holy Week ahead! I’m heading out of the country (finally after so long) to escape this heat. Where are you going? :)
Saturday at the South | April 12, 2014
I promised to visit my friends Paula and Reena at the South and I was finally able to last weekend. It’s super different compared to North! We spent the afternoon hopping around different restaurants and cafes and pigging out (we relied on this article from Pepper for the places to try). My favorites were Mama Lou’s (that truffle mac & cheese is TDF) and Magnum Opus (A+ coffee and the people are really nice). We also tried Larcy’s and had our wings fix at Flaming Wings.
To more spontaneous food trips this summer (while I still have a summer, lol). :)
Sketchography # 9
"Great things never came from comfort zones."
I can’t say I have experienced a lot when it comes to design or my “work” in general but what led me to be who I am now is derived from the courage to try new things and to constantly challenge myself to take a step further. It’s not just going to be about stability and staying where you are - sometimes it’s better to explore the unknown and get out of what you’re comfortable in to know whether you’re capable of doing more and being more as a person.
(wow, that was deep)
Also: more blessed than stressed. Things have been overwhelming, still, and it’s been an amazing feeling, as always.
Hope everyone’s having a swell Sunday! I can finally update my Sketchography posts; they’ve been buried ever since thesis happened.
Illustration work for Third Cup Cafe
Project 1 out of 5 earlier this week for Third Cup Cafe. Achievements included walking around Katipunan and not getting lost, plus managing to withstand the difficulty of using multipurpose paint (my arms are so sore right now, I swear). Nevertheless, pretty satisfied with this project! Hope I can update my Behance soon. I’ve got a lot of menu and mural work going on lately, it’s pretty overwhelming (and fun!).
I’m consistently visiting different places this week for various projects (and catch ups with people). It’s crazy but so far, things are going great (but yeah, crazy is the perfect word for this week).
I also happened to visit Ateneo (also visiting today!) to work on designs for some JSEC stalls. Sharing more of those soon!
Hope everyone’s enjoying the last day before the weekend. :)
PS Thank you Third Cup Cafe for the yummy food! Pictured here is the iced mochaccino + chicken apple brie sandwich.