Sometimes it’s easier to sum everything up in one big post…then create smaller ones based on the big post down the track. Warning: It’s a long post.
To sum things up I’ve put together a list:
1. Last September it was announced my artworks are going to be part of a publication of inspiring artists in Asia plus a potential exhibition was going to be held based on it. The exhibition officially happened last week with guest speaker and artist SAKIROO hosting the opening in Taiwan. There were many attendees (sad I couldn’t make it) but it was a delight to be updated with emails of photos and videos showcasing the event. I’ll make a post about this as soon as I can!
In the mean time please check out SAKIROO’s works. He lives in Seoul, has exhibited in 10 countries and has his own Wikipedia page (yep, you can’t get more legit than that). Finally, he is a true inspiration who’s made a successful living out of his love for art and design.
2. Lately Roth Management and I have been working on launching online campaigns for Malala Coffee. It’s still in its early stages but you can check out our kickstarter campaign here. To get a clearer vision of what the coffee’s about and how we got on board, I also made a post about the brand months ago. Malala Coffee was in concept development last year and only this year has the brand been refined. Again, I will make a post about this in the coming weeks.
3. I’ve temporarily moved into the city for work purposes! The city isn’t a foreign place to me. I enjoy the city buzz and the imperfections that come with it ie: distant sound of police sirens, loud people yapping their night away. Something about these background noises bring a vivid memory of Manhattan – my favorite place on earth outside of home.
I’ve found some awesome food places around the city, even a quick take out from the food mall downstairs is so tasty. One of them is Donburi & BBQ – they do the best spicy pork dish and they have great lunch specials with a mini buffet. I live upstairs so going downstairs for food proves to be the biggest convenience. There’s also a sushi burger joint next door which chris surprised me with dinner one day. Tastiest bento box I’ve had!
There are also some places I’d like to throw under the spotlight. Here we go… (excuse the mess)Sliced beef, pad thai, calamari and thai iced tea at Fomo Thai
Cold noodles, takoyaki, Sapporo beer and Ox tongue at Shimbashi Soba and Sake bar
Mini tofu, barley water and the sweet pork buns at the the crowded Tim Ho Wan
Spicy raviolli at Vapiano
Combination laksa and fried rice at Laksa King
Salt and pepper tofu, egg net at Longrain
One thing I get excited about is the idea of a small gym and a rooftop tennis court in the apartment complex. The only person in the building who uses the tennis court is me and my roommate. Together, we have 9 years of combined tennis experience so thankfully we’re not that bad on the court – at least the ball doesn’t go over the fence and land on someone’s head downstairs!
It’s a nice experience being in exposed to a different environment in contrast to the suburbs and living with a bubbly roommate is an added bonus to this city lifestyle.
4. I got invited back to see the 2016 Top Arts Exhibition so I’ll be sure to catch that before it all ends. It was also a slight reminder for me to return to my artworks and work on more creative goodies for this second half of the year. I haven’t drawn since the end of February and it already feels weird to delay my drawings for this long!