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Adventures in the Land of FK/IK Rigging

By | Animation, Impressions, Life | One Comment

It just occurred to me that despite having been animating for the past 6 months, I’ve never updated anyone about what I’ve actually been doing. Realizing this, I have elected to try my best in documenting a little bit of what I do each week (or every couple of days). This probably will not only help inform others on my adventures and endeavors, but it’ll also provide a type of log for me to look back upon in future years. Additionally, by attempting to record my thoughts, I also help organize my ideas in a more tactile form, which, consequently, should also help improve my work. Read More

childhood by Mino

Phoenix Down

By | Introspective, Late Night Rant, Life | One Comment

It’s been a year. Where did the time go? What have I accomplished since June 2013? How is it already halfway through 2014? Why do we never notice these things sooner?

A. Whole. Year.

Now before any of you go about giggling at a largely unintentional and unrelated pun, think about the fact that nearly 365 full days of the sun and moon going up and down (well, technically, the sun doesn’t move, but whatever) have passed since 2013 graduation (congrats to the class of 2014, btw). For those still in school, this marks yet another academic year gone by and my, oh my, did that go by quickly. Read More

Dem feels, Part I

By | Introspective, Late Night Rant, Life | One Comment

For the first time, I experienced the feeling of true anger. It was an anger ferocious enough to cause my very being to wish for the destruction of a nearby object. Perhaps describing the experience in passive voice is more eloquent as opposed to dramatic, but to put it into simple terms: I seriously wanted to table flip.

This may come as a surprise for most people as I tend to present myself as a reasonably stoic and emotionally stable person (excluding my frequent expressions of tiredness, laziness, and boredom). It is not very often that I feel immensely nostalgic, overjoyed, or immeasurably sad about life experience (though there are several instances that I can remember. In general, I’m quite independent feeling-wise and don’t let such things get in the way of my work. This is not to say I’m not impulsive and don’t act based on my feelings; on the contrary, I’m perhaps a manifestation of impulsive. Rarely do I ever plan things for the future as I enjoy doing things only when I feel like doing them.
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Outbursts #026: . . .

By | Life, Outbursts | One Comment

As I sit here in an office of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, I idly search for any lasting drop of inspiration to write a blog post. Despite having 20+ drafts of posts discussing topics such as immaturity, false self expression, and the ever so elusive pursuit of girls (eer…) sitting in the dashboard, I am incapable of collecting enough mental facility to coherently finish the entries. Once the habit drops, it’s difficult to reset yourself on the train tracks that continue on into the infinite horizon. I’ve asked myself countless of times, “Once I start blogging…where does it stop?” Read More

Nomadic Journals from Texas: Days 1 & 2

By | Introspective, Life, Outbursts, Travel | No Comments

Texas is pretty flat. It was the first distinguishing feature pointed out by my host family’s mother: Texas is flat. Actually, no. The first thing you notice is that Texas is hot. Sure, 85-90 can feel OK if it’s not humid, but in Texas, it’s hot and humid, the worst combo. Honestly, if Texas weren’t actually so hot, then dang, this would be a place to die for (relatively speaking). Read More

Internet #005: Happy Father’s Day

By | Commemoration, Impressions, Internet, Introspective, Life | No Comments

Happy Father’s Day, everyone. Here’s to those important guy figures in our lives, who helped us make us who we are today, regardless of how big or small those contributions were. I’m sharing a video that izthakkim shared with me on the 1st of January this year. What a way to start the new year, eh? The video is truly intense, and I’m amazed at how well it was was done. I was watching 那些年,我們一起追的女孩 (You Are the Apple of My Eye) (2011) (lol…translation…) with my parents a couple nights ago, and after getting into a somewhat heated discussion about the director’s artistic direction in the ending sequences, my mother mentioned how she was more of a family-drama oriented movie, rather than young sappy love. Ah, what the heck. Who can blame her? Read More

Class of 2012

By | Commemoration, Life, UVa | One Comment

Every May/June is a time for celebration: schools let out, families reunite, summer begins, andglasses graduate. This past May/June, the University of Virginia’s Class of 2012 walked the Lawn and wore the Honors of Honors, marking a very large milestone in thousands of student’s lives. However, there was another cLass that requires just as much praise and excitement. Read More

Songwriting Series: #4

By | Impressions, Introspective, Life, Music, UVa | No Comments

Short and sweet, this assignment was. After having sunk so much time into trying to finish “Finding You,” inevitable exhaustion kept me from devoting an equal amount of effort into the subsequent project. However, not all is lost. Though I could no fathom sitting down and layering instruments for very long, I decided to tackle the recording with a new focus on singing. Oh yeah~ First recording ever, with Christopher singing? Bring it on! Read More

Outburst #025: What now?

By | Introspective, Life, Outbursts, UVa | 2 Comments

I wrote a post a while back, reflecting on my transition between high school and college. It was a thoughtful exercise and one that was ultimately very revealing of my fear and unstable future. It has speedily reached 2012, and another wave of UVa graduates (about 6,ooo, to give an estimate) have walked down the lawn and wear the Honor of Honors. First off congratulations to the Class of 2012… Read More

Outburst #024: What’s so Hard?

By | Commemoration, Introspective, Life | No Comments

What’s so hard about constantly updating a blog? Nothing to write about? Nothing interesting to discuss? Actually, what’s so difficult about doing something consistently and habitually? I’ve never been very good at daily routines, ever since I was little, and it’s pretty obvious with my study habits, less than favorable inclination to practice cello, as well as other things. Even now, after having, again, been absent wordpress nearly another month, I remind myself every day, “Hey, perhaps I should write something…anything…on the blog…just because…” And every time I get back to my computer, I decide to put it off another day. Read More