Thursday, February 20, 2014

The day I thought it was Thursday.

Today (35 minutes ago, today), I thought it was Thursday. It was actually Wednesday. 

I thought I would share because for some reason, it is quite unsettling to think that for the whole day I thought it was a completely different day. Like I just wasted a day of life by living it passively, and in reality, not really living. Livin' life like a zombie. Not good!

I think I was/still kind of am so bothered by this because I feel lost. 

I feel like I am in a perpetual state of trying to find myself and figure life out. But then again, who isn't? I think it is also partly due to the work i've been making/not making. I'm just not excited by any of it. Well, it's more of a "kinnnnd of excited" but not EXCITED EXCITED. Yaknowwhati'msaying? 

I'll stop being a Silly Susan now. At the end of the day, I just need to keep pushing through. Work hard, PRODUCE produce produce, be present and stop living like a zombie. #socheeeesey. 

Fun info of the day! 

I'm using this gem of a phone from my middle and high school days because my phone broke. After so many years, it is still functional. I miss long lasting technology. Also, flip phones are just awesome. End of story. 

Now do yourself a favor and listen to some Stones...

You Can't Always Get What You Want- The Rolling Stones

"You can't always get what you want 
but if you try sometimes,
you get what you need"


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Meows and Future Plans. #2014


We meet again, my dear blog world. I can not believe it is already 2014, and that I will be graduating in 3.5 months. Yoikes! I am definitely nervous for the real world, but I am honestly very ready to start a new chapter of my life. Four years in one city is killing me. It is time to relocate, pleaseandthxyouz. A nomad cannot be tied down!

I will now share with you my list of places I might be moving to and have been researching/ daydreaming about.

1. Hong Kong
2. Singapore
3. Shanghai
4. New York
5. Sydney
6. Melbourne
7. London
8. LA/or San Fran
9. Penang, Malaysia
10. Bangkok

I'm not sure if I want to stay in the U.S, even though I get a "freebie" year after graduation to find a job and get sponsored. I think I miss Asia too much to stay...sorry America. Welp, I still have 3 and a half months so we shall see what happens. These last few months will be filled with working on my BFA Exhibition (graduation show) which opens March 14th, applying for jobs, looking for possible residencies and programs in random places like India (hehe) and building my portfolio. Basically three months of...getting my shit together.

Chicago's bitter cold weather (polar vortex??) is not helping. It has come to the point where -5 Celsius is considered "warm." Like today, which was the first day in WEEKS (since I got back actually) that I did not wear my knee length North Face out. It was warm but...there was a snow storm the whole day. Sigh.

But instead of rambling on about my getting-shit-together and permanent popsicle state, I shares with you some lovely music. What is a better gift...than the gift of music!

and then I will share pictures in my next post! Really. I haven't touched film in awhile, but I recently got a Sony NEX-3N which has kindly provided me with some nice pictures from winter break (I went to Vancouver, Vegas, Hong Kong and Singapore).


A&E (Random Acts)- Clean Bandits

'Crazy (TEEMID & Joie Tan Cover)- Gnarls Barkley

Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine) ft. Will Heard -Klang Karussell  

Life is a Song- Patrick Park

"You say life is a dream where we can't say what we mean
Maybe just some roadside scene that we're driving past
There's no telling where we'll be in a day or in a week
And there's no promises of peace or of happiness"

-Life is a Song, Patrick Park

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Hello, World!!

It has been quite a while (as usual). I'm pretty sure that is how I start each blog post. Anyways, I also just realized that this is my first post of 2013!...and as a legal-drinker-of-alcohol in Americuh ;) 

Updates updates updates-

1. I finally got a new computer. WELL, initially I impulsively bought a Microsoft Surface Pro while in Seattle with my family. It...just kind of happened. I blame the really really cool ads on TV. Curse you, advertising power! 

Long story short, I bought it just for the instant gratification and the disdain for my horrible excuse for a Macbook. End of story, I used it for 2 weeks (shh), didn't like it and returned it. Then proceeded to buy a refurbished Macbook Pro. So YAY! Proper working computer now, so I really have no excuses for not posting more pictures. 

2. I finally turned 21. Being 21 has been somewhat bittersweet. Bitter because it's crazy to think about how fast time has flown by. I feel like I was the overly excited teenager moving to Chicago not so long ago, and now I'm 21 and it's my last year of school! Crazy. Sweet because well, I do not have to worry if my fake will be rejected anymore (woo hoo)! I guess I am also excited to move on with my life and start making da Ca$H. Start making something of my existence~ 

3. I got an internship at Bloomingdales with the visuals department! I was supposed to work there this summer but ran into some legal/registration? problems. So, after a month of calls, office visits and stress I decided to do it in the fall and take classes instead. 

4. I've been filling up my time with drawing, reading and just enjoying Chicago summer. I just started reading Lolita. It has been really good so far but, I have to be in the mood~ haha for such a dense book that I've been balancing it out by re-reading Eat, Pray, Love. 

Okay, enough yapping. Here are some photos from my family trip around Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Seattle.


Love, Addie

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Last Stretch

It's December! It's Crit Week! It's all...just a mess! 

So, I thought I would take some time off being stressed out and update this good ole' blog of mine. Recent epiphanies include, ditching graphic design/visual communication all together and just focusing on drawing and illustration. I actually have a career advising meeting in hours. I'm desperately hoping it will enlighten me and guide me in my internship search for the summer. I can't believe i'm applying for internships again, I feel like summer and working at ZenWu was not so long ago...sigh. Depressing rant over. I should think of more exciting things to blog about hehe 

I found some black and whites from a roll I developed last semester. The majority Olympus E-PM1 Pen 12MP 3X Optical Zoom Black Digital Camera (Google Affiliate Ad)are scattered pictures of Chicago and the middle ones are my friend's performance piece! I'm still shopping for a new film camera...I should probably learn to load my film properly too 
: 3

To all students, good luck on your final papers/presentations/exams/critiques!! Hang in there guys, Christmas is reeeeealllll soon. 

I can't wait to get on that plane back to Hong Kong. 


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tablet Play

Tablet tablet tablet! I finally got a tablet. The Wacom Intuos 4 to be more specific. However, due to the fact that my Macbook is a little very fracked up, it has been extremely frustrating running photoshop and the tablet. Right now, I am holed up in the computer lab on the fashion floor and I'm pretty sure this is my new haven. I am currently staring at 27 inches of luxury~...and then I am going home to my 13 inches of a Lag-book. 

Anyways, I just spent my Friday afternoon playing with Photoshop and I thought I would share what I came up with! 

I'm pretty satisfied with it, what do you guys think? 

Happy weekend everyone :3

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Year Three

Warning! Long wordy post.

I am currently sitting in my new apartment (yay, no more dorms!) contemplating what I should share about my return to school. It's the third year of college, third year of art school and the third year of Chicago. I am determined to find my artistic niche and I will not be unemployed when I graduate!!! As much as I would love to live in some European countryside, travel and make art all day and all night. Shit iz getting real.

Good news though! I have decided to stick with illustration and visual communication classes. I'm only taking two studios this semester, The Illustrated Poster and Natural History Illustration. I am actually really enjoying Natural History Illustration because all we do is draw and paint at the Field Museum and other locations like The Garfield Park Observatory or the zoo. We just finished off the plant sections and we're moving on my mammals next, wee! Illustrated Posters has been a lot of comic, story and figure work. It's been difficult adjusting from fashion illustration figures to real people proportions but I'm getting there! 

Other than school, I just finished reading the Perks of Being a Wallflower. Completely ignored my science homework but I was so hooked I finished in two evenings. Now I just need to convince one of my friends to watch the movie with me :) 

Now that I am back in Chicago and the warm weather has well, gone into hiding for the next 8 months, I will definitely be crawling back into my hermit shell. It is hibernation season. That is all. I will try and post more (I will really really try this time) but, probably less outdoorsy adventures and more lardy (hibernation) adventures.

But before I (really) go. I leave you (yes, you!) a quote from our dear friend Mr. Fitzgerald because well, he sums up why my companions for the winter months ahead will be my book list, amazon prime membership and Kindle. I'm trying to watch less tv and am canceling my Netflix account SOON. 

I am off to make dinosaur noises and decipher why people say "knock on wood" with my roommate. Goodbye. 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Painting Tunes

It's been a rainy couple of days. The kind of days where I wish I had a huge covered patio that I could read and paint under while it rained heavily around me. As much as I enjoyed relaxing at home to Harry Potter (hehe), I was so bummed that I didn't get to go to the zoo or Botanical Gardens. So my dear Singapore, pleaseplease stop raining so I can enjoy my last week here... 

Today, I vill share tunes from my 8tracks favorite list. These playlists have been accompanying me on my larding adventures. A wee bit of everything but mostly oldies and then french songs :) 

The first one is by Tavi Gevinson! For those of you who do not know her, she is a fashion/lifestyle blogger who I lovelovelove. and shes only 16? Check out her blog The Style Rookie or her online magazine she started called Rookie Mag

Happy listening, i'm off to finish my painting xx