Month: July 2017

Nightly Sketch: Open Mic Edition

Nightly Sketch: Open Mic Edition

I’ve been going to my local cafés open mic’s recently. I love to sing, and it’s been a great, supportive community of folks from a wide range of backgrounds. Last night, I sang Adele’s Turning Tables. I was extra nervous for some reason, and it […]

Summer Harvest!

Summer Harvest!

Today’s summer harvest! Grape tomatoes, mini eggplants, green peppers, yellow squash. Also picked some Perilla leaves, but they aren’t pictured. It’s funny, my mom didn’t plant any Perilla seeds this year, but they must have been leftover from the previous year or something. Side story: […]

Colorful and Oven-Baked: Easy Ratatouille Recipe

Colorful and Oven-Baked: Easy Ratatouille Recipe

Yesterday, my mom and I decided to use the fruits of our (mostly her) garden labours for dinner. We planted cute mini eggplants a while ago and they were ready for harvest, along with our grape tomatoes. With these veggie/fruits in mind, I thought of […]

The Nightly Sketch: Cafe Zoetrope

The Nightly Sketch: Cafe Zoetrope

A more recent addition to the Nightly Sketch series. I love the Sentinel Building (early 20th century) – it’s close to the North Beach neighborhood in San Francisco. While drawing this, I realized I don’t love drawing architecture because of the very many small repetitions. […]

Macarons: I can’t justify buying them anymore

Macarons: I can’t justify buying them anymore

French cookies, pastries, candies – you name them, I want ’em. I’ve been addicted to macarons for some time now, and I’m quite positive that I’ve spent an ungodly number of euros eating through the macarons of France (and the US). [Maybe I’ll do a […]

The Nightly Sketch: Doisneau Edition

The Nightly Sketch: Doisneau Edition

More drawings from last summer’s Nightly Sketch series. These are based on Doisneau’s wonderful photographs! While they look not much like the original photos, I quite liked the effect! Happy drawing + Happy Monday!

The Nightly Sketch: France Editions

The Nightly Sketch: France Editions

Last summer, I embarked on my usual spurred-by-the-summer-season spurt of artistic creativity – The Nightly Sketch. As (again) usual, I stopped after a while. Recently,  I tried to reinstate it. Didn’t last that long either. However, in an attempt to revive these little efforts from […]

A First Time for Everything: Sailing Edition

A First Time for Everything: Sailing Edition

On Tuesday, I went sailing for the first time ever. Kenji + his mom invited me to join them on their friend’s boat and we sailed a bit around the San Francisco bay, waiting until fireworks time. I actually can’t swim. [Not for a lack […]

To The Lighthouse: Point Reyes Edition

To The Lighthouse: Point Reyes Edition

In an effort to write about places in a relatively acceptable time frame after visiting, I’m sharing some pictures from my hiking excursion to Point Reyes National Seashore with my parents. I went in May after months of wanting to photograph the lighthouse. I’ve also […]

Quebec City Adventures!

Quebec City Adventures!

It’s summer time, and Québec City is on my mind. More specifically, I’m on the job search, I have no travel plans in the near future, and so I’m daydreaming of my past adventures. Ah, la Ville de Québec. A most glorious francophone city that I had […]