Sunday, December 5, 2010

wonder in unexpected places

metal extrusions at a shop in toh guan industrial park

first few pottery pieces

ah.. they are pretty bad.. a long way still to go! but, if anybody wants any of these primitive attempts i'll be very glad to give them away. can't guarantee that they are food safe though...

honey corn muffins :]

the batter was strangely liquid but they turned out ok in the end..

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

illustration friday: spooky

an attempt to paint the morning mist at village farm thailand.. a quite appropriate 'spooky' because the perfectly normal house ended up quite abandoned and crooked under my brush.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Having an arduino workshop at work now, electronic components are unexpectedly cute.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

assorted wooden furniture at village farm

I love how they seem to have taken random pieces of wood (lying around on the ground, almost) and arbitrarily hammered them into all kinds of assorted shapes and styles.

They're not all perfectly balanced, and it's a bit of a challenge to figure out how to climb into some, but it's a joy just to take in this display of free spontaneous creation and construction (perhaps I have become too used to justifying and tweaking millimetres in CAD files).

It is definitely a joy to share a lovely breakfast on them, looking out over the vineyard :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

breadmaking: attempts 1 and 2

0830 at harbourfront station

of course, when i'm late for work, i rush mindlessly along with the crowd.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010



back from a holiday, and back to the blog, which i've completely neglected. it was a nice breather, i think it might be time to think more about things, and less about the futility of thinking. who knows? time to keep drawing because even if it isn't a passion, i enjoy it.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

illustration friday: double

working life really does drain quite a lot of life out of me.. glad i finally got down to a small watercolour + salt experiment :] overdid the salt rather a lot though, will find better ways to use the effects..

Monday, July 12, 2010

illustration friday: diary

yes, it's an old post re-used :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

dark chocolate brownies :)

brownies are really easy to make :) but i still felt a huge sense of accomplishment when nothing went wrong and they turned out dense and chocolately...
also made homemade mayonnaise (it's supposed to be easy too) earlier this week, not quite a success but well, edible.

Monday, June 28, 2010

if - satellite

thank you, GEK2503: Remote Sensing for Earth Observation.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

ripple/oil spill

"... may you walk gently through the world
and know its beauty all the days of your life"
- apache blessing

if - paisley

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

all the colours of the salsa


yay my very own plastic camera :) now i just have to learn how to use it

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

choc-dipped candied lemon slices

took time out on my birthday to try making this. not a complete success but well, reasonably yummy :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

gang aft agley

found while looking through old stuff... and i remember thinking this just a few days ago

there should always be time for a break.

i feel like taking a long one.

an old image re-posted, since i'm in the midst of a break :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


fearless: without thought of consequence? and courage: regardless of fear..

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

it's been a long trip

drew this to put in the conclusion of my thesis report.. but somehow it didn't seem quite right in the end.. and i didn't have a conclusion after all.

found this looking through my iphoto

now that there's no work to do, there's time for much more fun things :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

illustration friday: linked

even sketchier than usual.. drew them on the train earlier this week but i felt like i shouldn't be spending my time editing and uploading them.. instead i ended up wasting a lot more time on truly pointless things.. so i've changed my mind and here it is, after all.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


no matter how busy you are, you can always spare 15 minutes to crudely draw and upload to your blog the hopelessness of your situation.

but yes: 千里之行,始于足下。

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

photoshop actions

downloaded photoshop actions from pioneer woman, it feels like cheating but what fast lovely effects...