La Forêt

La Forêt

La Forêt is a coffee shop in Burnaby featuring high ceilings, pretty lights, and a whole lot of plants. It’s quite busy and loud so I recommend it for social gatherings more than studying, though there are plenty of people with laptops out. The space is beautiful and great for taking photos.

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creative dreamz

I’ve been in a lowkey state of panic as of late (as of a long time, it feels,) where I realize I’m not good at xyz and I need to either reinvent myself or destroy myself. And usually my mind veers towards the destructive path and I want to stop doing that, I want to be filled with the light and energy that creative output brings.

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year in stuff

What was 2018? Personally, it was hazy and I can hardly remember how I felt. Professionally, it was a standstill year of no growth and a lot of unsaid words, which I hope to change in 2019. Creatively, it was the usual—uninspired, infrequent, but occasionally okay.

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sign up

Eight months ago, I signed up for the Daily UI challenge and did the first one: sign up. That was the only one I did, and it was mostly underwhelming and not terribly interesting to me. I’m giving the Daily UI challenge another go, this time adjusted to suit my own goals. [Repost from July 2018.]

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starting film

starting film

I found an old film camera while moving a couple of years ago, and began using it for the first time this year. I’ve never done photography before and was never interested in doing it even with my phone, but it’s satisfying to hear my camera’s audible whirring noises. So I’ll see how far I can take this! It’s kind of exciting to start a different hobby.

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office kitchen drawing

For the past three days this week, I’ve been eating up an hour during my lunch break drawing my inktober in the office kitchen. As it turns out, I give off enough unfriendly vibes that most people don’t bother me. (I’m lowkey afraid someone will see the rando anime girl I’m drawing and ask if I’m drawing myself, lol.)

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inktober 1

I’m pretty satisfied with how my first “real” inktober piece this year came out. Here are some thoughts.

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starting where you are

Even as I typed that title it sounded silly to me.

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Welcome to Jekyll!

You’ll find this post in your _posts directory. Go ahead and edit it and re-build the site to see your changes. You can rebuild the site in many different ways, but the most common way is to run jekyll serve, which launches a web server and auto-regenerates your site when a file is updated.

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gaia freebies

gaia freebies