Saturday, May 29, 2010

Enigma, part deux

SDeezy with Lisa and Elena, and Phuong and Tuan =)

Went really early in the morning (lol 8:30am) and got to Tuan's at 10:30 or so. Chilled around and went to see Phuong's game at 11ish. She won! But her next match wouldn't be until 7pm (!) so we wished her good luck and left. Tuan drove us to the beach, it was so beautiful, but that's all we could do... drive around looking for parking. There was none, not even far away from the beach and high up on hills, so we left.

We went to Enigma, but Lisa didn't want to get hers done today so I was the only one to go =( I talked to Mark about getting my smiley pierced but he really advised against it. I asked if repiercing my eyebrow, which I miss so much, would be a good idea. He said it would be OK  but hey, if it rejected once before it will likely reject again. I talked to the other guy behind the counter, I really liked his septum jewelry. He had 3 small gauge/ diameter rings in it. I asked him what size he's at and he said 10g. OK, I WANT THAT! =)
They were both really nice so I tipped them $10, even though I'm broke. It was a great experience, and I really enjoyed talking to them. Plus, They pierced me with a niobium retainer, awesome =)
10g hurt like a bitch for about 3 seconds, and then everything just feels so enlightening lol. I love it!

Tuan got his jewelry change there, and I changed his second one back at his place. We all watched a History International show special on the history of tattoo. It was great. Then some on Kama Sutra which was actually not as interesting. Lol. So we switched to Friends =) Left to see Phuong's 3rd match (missed her 2nd boooo) at like 8 or so. We stayed until 9 and left for home. It was a good day =)

So, piercing in the summer, at Enigma SD, ... done that twice now. Shall I make that a tradition? I'm definitely thinking of it. =)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

i am a bad student

I don't think I've ever been so disappointed in myself in school as this semester. a C in illustration? I was doing so well in the beginning, my first two projects got a 10/10 and 8/10 respectively... but it just slid downhill from there. I couldn't/ wouldn't/ DIDN'T keep up with the workload. It should've been my favorite class. It was, actually. I liked working on projects in that class more than in Yu Ji's and in Rick's. I half-half-assed everything in Rick's class pretty much, because I'm a snob and pretty much am sure that I know 100% more about Photoshop and Illustrator than any of those art ed kids, and didn't put my best foot forward. And got an A. C in illustration, A in art ed, is this a sign of which direction to go? Then why does it feel so grim?

Both Yu Ji and Chawla said that it's not about the skill level, obviously I can produce quality work. But I don't. Being lazy gets you nowhere in this industry (or any other, for that matter). Both of them gave me a C. Is this what I needed to step up my game? I don't know. I hope so. Six classes next semester though, this shit's tough.

I'm going to make up for whatever my "portfolio" lacks by drawing and painting this summer. I need to get a move on.

A in sex ed and A in art ed, two totally dumb classes. Cake classes, safety nets, whatever. I don't feel happy for receiving these A's. I just feel a little relieved for my poor GPA, but no satisfaction.


edit: I got a B in Mesoamerican Art Hist. I actually did work for this class, went to every class and studied and read. I didn't do all of the necessary work, but I did the work. I am a straight B student this semester, one step down from last semester (B B B B... A. lol). OHBOYOHBOYZ.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Jake and I went kayaking yesterday, it was so much fun! It was my first and his second time... yet somehow I end up in front =( lol the water was really cold whenever it splashed (which became often, as the breeze blew stronger and stronger and AGAINST US!), but eventually I got so used to it that it was almost warm... lol. We were out there on the water for an hour and 15 mins, incredible! A very fun experience for $20. Thanks hon! I had a blast <3!! Lol but you knew that already... ;P

We were so sore and tired that it was soooper nice to chill on the sand. We brought along a ton of snacks: chips, strawberries, apples, oranges, pretzel sticks, strawberry lemonade, water, chex mix, etc etc... Sunbathed and relaxed under the sun, in the breeze. It was a perfect day! We stayed until around 3 and went back to his place for a movie. Daybreakers, it was weird and gross and scary as fuck, and nasty. =(

We ended the day with some Yoshinoya for dinner. It had been a long time since we last ate there so it was perrrffecct! =)

Saturday, May 22, 2010


It had been really tough, especially because of finals. Well actually, it was ALL BECAUSE OF FINALS! We had so many little disagreements that escalated to arguments, it was exhausting for the both of us. Finally, we were able to spend a good solid amount of time together yesterday, and it made all the difference. I'm so in love! We figured, neither of us are very good at handling stress lol. In fact, we suck at it. But I guess now that we know it for sure, and if we keep it in the back of our minds when we have problems, then we'll also subconsciously know that it's only temporary and will pass, and we'll be better soon. I'm so glad we're better now.

We had so much time on our hands that we didn't pay attention to it so much, and time just slipped by so quickly with all the good times! We had some fun, went to Island's and pigged out (can you imagine us at the bar, with 5 platters of food? Sliders, fries, quesadillas, nachos, chicken strips, ...LOL), went to the mall, got some cheap goods, went back for some lovely music and fun fun, then finally went to see Ironman II! I have mixed feelings about it, I don't really like the main character, he's kind of an ass lol but I guess people like that. We watched it in IMAX, but only for $14 for the both of us. Hehe ;)!

I'm so excited for tomorrow. It's going to be a beach playday! I'm sooo excited, maybe I'll get brown again like how I used to be. Maybe then I can match his filipinoness. <3