Friday, June 8, 2012

An almost family reunion

It is most definitely winter now. Biting cold wind, dreary sky, light sheets of rain, fat rain, intermitent rain, not to mention the occassional hail storms ... ah Melbourne, your winter is much dreaded.

It's a shame my dad had to come down under in this kind of weather but if he hadn't he would have regretted it. Excitement was been building up over the welcoming of a new member of the family: my niece. Me, my older sis, jiman koko and mum have been gushing over her cuteness so much that it tempted my dad to book a last minute flight to come to Melbourne for a week. That was 2 weeks ago. It was worth it :D Younger sis came to visit from Perth too and what a lazy relaxing week that was for me. That was also the week that Diablo III was finally released to the dismay of many girlfriends, fiances and wives.

Oh, little brother had to study for exams so he was stuck in Malaysia. Family reunion? Almost, thanks webcam!

 How I imagined my bro really felt
 The whole family bunking at my sis's apartment living room. Jan and I on our own lappies.

Some sketches to finish off!

Random sketch of garden stuff
An overly colourful but supposedly white cockatoo

P.S. Happy birthday Janis!

Saturday, April 28, 2012


One of the hobbies that I've picked up (among many) since moving to Melbourne is gardening. And I've gone in pretty full force too! Renting a house means turning the backyard upside down, full on renovation style is a no go so I've opted for planting in pots; and spring bulbs thrive well in pots.

Last year I started out with a bag of giant freesia bulbs. They were planted a little too late so the flowers only bloomed for a short time and in small numbers. After more research I've decided to try planting more freesias; wild, giants and refracta albas, hyacinths (they smell nice!), jonquils, irises, tulips, crocuses and a few wild bulbs I found in parks. They've been planted since early fall so most of them have started rooting and some of the green shoots are starting to poke out. *exciting*

Giant freesias - white and yellows

Jonquil bulbs in pebbles and water

 The roots are growing well!

Green shoot sprouting out of one of the jonquil bulbs

Onion weed - small white bell shaped flowers, wild

 I also have an airplant collection
 Attempting a few mini terrariums of mosses as well - coriander seed got caught in one of them

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Re-vamp attempt

This blog has been on hiatus for some time; I have been keeping myself busy but I feel it's time to set aside some time to do what I like most.

To start off, the completed peacock sketch
which I started years ago as written in this post was finally finished in 2011:

I was glad to know that my aunt was very pleased with her commission!

Other random sketches worth showing in between then and now:

Nadal in the sweltering heat of the Aussie Open 2012

Drawing for the cover of our 1st year anniversary photobook

A sudden found fandom of the One Piece manga... truly AWESOME

Enough sketches for now. Next post might contain more photos =)