These past few days had been tiring but it was almost the most rewarding I felt for a long time. I got good news in the office and also for my illustration hobby. The drawing above was shared by Tricia Gosingtian in her instagram account and Facebook page. This led to a major flooding of notifications the entire day and also a couple of emails regarding commissions, which I sincerely hope will push through! Let’s keep our fingers crossed, shall we?

Next week I will be on vacation in Japan! Something that had been on my wish list for as long as I can remember. I never imagined that I could step foot in Japan, there were too many things to consider and having a career had been a priority in my early 20s. Now, I’ve saved enough to make one of my dreams come true. Yata! I’ll be sure to share photos and adventure stories with you, finally something exciting to read about, ne? :)

Invisible Pants

It’s been a hella of a week at work. I am so thankful that weekend has come. My mom had been stressing some problems with the house these days so I wish that we can spend time together to unwind.

I’ve been doing quick fashion illustrations like this one every night, when I get the chance to be home early. Early would be around 8:30 to 9:00 in the evening. I feel so worn out that it is so much easier to lie in bed and browse mangas. Sorry these drawings only the ones I can manage in my current state, not to mention the really lame blog title. I try to make more time for my art during weekends buttttt now we even have “homework” during the weekends, just thinking about it makes me sad. I want to spend my days painting why why whyyyyy.

This only thing that is keeping me from breaking down is the thought that come April my dream is finally coming true! Please wait for me cherry blossoms!!! YATA!!!

Lithe Black

I changed the name of my blog and decided to capture #ootds of fashion bloggers in different wonderful colors. Or in this one’s case, Zoe Suen‘s love for neutral palettes and boots. Those boots – I covet!!!

I reflected on my love for browsing fashion blogs. My excuse is to get material to draw but in reality this is my subtle way of shopping. Looking through fashion blogs is like browsing a catalogue, making mental notes on what to look for when I visit the mall. And true enough I find myself drawn to outfits I have seen so expertly styled by fashion bloggers. I could probably never carry it off as well as they do but I try.

An example for instance, I went to Just G at SM southmall last weekend, the clothes are so freaking cute! I went over the sale rack (who doesn’t?) and took a couple of items to try on. The sweater was a size 2, meaning medium. It was mid-drib baring, meaning you gotta wear a camisole or if you are confident, show off your belly button. I also tried on a white sleeveless peplum top with little eyelets. Nothing fit me. As in, nothing. Not because of size but because I am no longer a teen, I don’t look like I could be cutesy and girly even when I wear their clothes. I looked at myself in the mirror while wearing the cute clothes – I look like an adult trying hard to be a teenager. I felt so sad.

But maybe I was just bloated from eating too much nachos for lunch. I will try clothes in Just G again, when I feel prettier. Cute clothes – You. Will. Fit. Me.