Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Morning Light Art Gallery & Shop

I used to always complain about how little to no good art stores there are here in Davao. If you had thought the same, well, you're in for a treat. :3 Fellow artists, I present to you the Morning Light Art Gallery & Shop.
Lo and behold! Never did I think there existed such a lovely place here in Davao. I got too excited for my own good and my first reflex was to drop everything and explore. I was really only able to take three pictures before working myself into a frenzy. But all is good and well -- They have a Facebook page here where you can find more pictures of the place and the things they sell as well as the store's address and its store hours. C:

This is by far the only place I know of  that sells masking fluid, both removable and permanent sorts. It was the first thing I grabbed. I know I could have just bought it online but, I don't know, I don't trust the internet. ((:

If you happen to know of any other good art stores, please do share them. I'd love to know. C:
Maybe we could go together. :D

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Home is Where You Make It

I sit here at my desk with my eyes bloodshot red and a cup of coffee as my only company. I know I should be asleep at this hour but there's something I'd like to just get off my chest.

I chanced upon this on Tumblr and I cannot stress enough how much it struck me.

I was born in the Philippines but at the age of 3, we moved to Singapore. Growing up, I believed that it was okay that I didn't fit in. After all, I wasn't originally from there. I'm a Filipino and I'm from the Philippines. It was okay that I wasn't a 100% Singaporean because I really wasn't. I spent a good 10 years of my life in Singapore. I grew fond of the culture and the life there but my sense of belonging was never properly established. I was comfortable but, secretly, I still felt like a fish out of water and I still believed that my home was in the Philippines.

I managed to settle into secondary school (high school) but half way though the year, I find out we were to move back to Philippines. I was beyond devastated. I truly was. There was so much I was leaving behind. But even so, there was a part of me – which I was blind to at the time – that was undeniably excited . "I'm going home".

To cut it short, I ended up feeling alienated even in my own, supposed, home country. I knew I didn't belong in Singapore but if I don't belong even here in the Philippines, where do I belong then? I've been living the Philippines for 8 years now since we moved back and I still don't feel that I belong. This used to rattle me so but I've come to realize, after so long, that it doesn't really matter. Home is where you make it.

I suppose this goes out to the people who knows what this feels like.
I found my home in God. If you haven't already, I hope you find yours soon, wherever you decide to make it. ♥

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


I've been trying to go on a diet but, in the face of this, I didn't even care anymore. Om nom nom. ((:
A Korean classmate brought them to share during our Psychology class. I'm not a big fan of Kimchi for I find it a tad bit too spicy but having it like this, all wrapped in rice, blew my mind. They were scrumptious.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Watercolor + Ink

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Catalysts Reunion

I am at Tealoca at the moment. I got wintermelon with egg pudding. I feel a wee bit upset that I thought of taking a picture of it only after I had drank it all. Although, I am quite sure many of you already know what wintermelon milk tea looks like so that picture shall instead serve as proof that I actually am where I say I am. I wouldn’t make too good of a food blogger.

I wish I would though. I’ve been eating a whole lot this week.


Went to Tealoca around 4pm to wait till the gathering I was to attend to at 6pm. We had a little Catalysts of 2013 reunion. A reunion for the 2013 Catalysts? I'm not even sure how to properly phrase that. Haha.

We ate at Mama Maria's Pizzeria but, much like me, these guys are not much of food bloggers. Haha. We gobbled all 6 pizzas up before anyone had the chance to take pictures of them.

I have a perfectly functional digital camera and yet I insist on using my phone to take pictures. I thought about it and I think it's because I feel like a tourist when I go about taking pictures with my digital camera. Also, it may be because I often want to take pictures of the randomest things so, worse than looking like a tourist, people might think I've lost it. Hahahaha.

These things shouldn't matter. I shall make it a point to keep photo journal and log daily. For real this time! Haha. These are for today. :D

Monday, May 26, 2014

Art Dump: May 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Apoxie Sculpt

Hey guys, happy new year! :D Despite the fact that it's nearing the end of March.
Things have been awesome, to say the least. I've been incredibly busy with school and what-not. Tonight, I have several things lined up and shall, therefore, be pulling an all-nighter. I really ought to stop blogging as a means of procrastination but this is sincerely the only time I get in the mood to blog.

For finals, we're sculpting with Apoxie Sculpt. I've been excited about it since last February when our teacher first introduced it to us. In my enthusiasm, I jumped right into it and, now, it's looking astronomically horrendous. I should've taken the time to plan but hey, bygones. I should have probably also considered an easier character to sculpt; working with the one I went with is proving to be a rather ambitious endeavor. I imagined myself to be much more skilled at this. I've proven myself wrong, however. My sole source of motivation to keep working on it is the fact that I'm making it for my little brother. Otherwise, I would have long scrapped it.

Pity Apoxie Sculpt isn't sold anywhere in Davao. For this project, our teacher had the good stuff shipped from Manila. My family and I will likely spend a day or two there later this year and when we do, I'm buying a heaping pile of it.

I'm so angry at my piece now. It doesn't even look remotely decent. T^T But it's a work in progress. I probably shouldn't be too quick to critic. There is still hope! I hope. Haha. In any case that it does stay a complete wreck, I've decided that I will forgive myself.

All I have to do is survive these last two weeks and I'll be home free. No more school! :D That is, for a week and then I'll have summer classes. Haha. I'll plan the week out for optimum unwinding time. Perhaps a week would be all I need. :D