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December 22, 2008

My Sister is Engaged!

Congratulations, Raymond and Maichi! She is first one in our family to take that wonderful step towards eternal unification.

Symbollically (vs. technically), marriage has always been a goal for me. Given good timing and readiness, to find that person that you declare as your life partner is beautiful thing. I always thought that as soon as you know it, you know it. But I have also learned that it is not easy, and it doesn't necessarily come naturally nor clearly. While it is brave to believe in that kind of effortless love, I find it brave to also admit that it takes a lot more work than you might be ready for. I don't know the answers, but in my experience there will be pivotal points where one feels to quit. But when you shake off the fears and open the doors, the belief in love is restored and then the two can continue forth even stronger and happier than before. When you find that person, hang on for the ride.

So here's to the journey, Maichi and Raymond! I hope that you two are excited for the many adventures you have in store together.

December 10, 2008

Holiday Craft Time~!

I have to admit, I've always opted to buy gifts over making gifts for people; but when I stumbled upon these soft trees on littlebirds by stephanie congdon barnes, the martha stewart in me started kicking. I invited my collaboration partner Krystle Cho to spend an evening of crafts with me and it was really nice to use my hands and chat with a good friend.

Joined through a photo blogging project 3191, stephanie of littlebirds is also associated with mav of port2port press, whose work inspired me to meet with my good friend and designer colleague, Debbie Kim, and design x-mas cards for our friends & family. We chose wood-block printing as our medium and had tons-o'-fun picking out paper and ink at Blick Art Materials in Berkeley. It's pretty much a haven for alls yous artists. Plus the staff is super helpful and knowledgable.

Pics of both nights of crafts below. Happy holidays to all who happen to view this; comment and let me know you were here!

December 6, 2008

I'm feeling pretty fantastic today. It's been a while since I've been happy with all aspects of my life: Friends, Family, Work, Love, Creativity. Physical Health is not on that list because it's on timeout - always too disappointing.

I slept in this Saturday morning. I awoke to find amazing sunlight bursting through my blinds, so I let it in and my room has been glowing since. I've lit candles, eaten boiled eggs and wheat English muffins, played with the camera, organized the piles in my room into new piles, cleaned the kitchen and bathroom, done sufficient web browsing and even wrote an entry for the collaborative journal. More on that when time comes.

Creativity is flowing through me and it feels so gooood. I am enjoying it thoroughly while it lasts. You know that feeling, when you have something you know is good but only temporarily? The ONLY thing you can do is appreciate it and take advantage of all that it offers, while it's being offered. Don't think about anything but the present, and don't be sad when when the moment is gone.

I'm going to go eat some ice cream now.