Just A Minute In August

hello there. just tryna keep this blog alive. :) oh yeah, yeah it still exists I just removed the link from my website and I’ll probably move it into a new home in the near future. then, the blog on my website will still remain but only solely focusing on my work and processes.

so, was supposed to create this LOUD design but 1. I couldn’t settle on the right typeface, and 2. I clicked on the warp tool… so now it’s just this horror + hippie oddball (I mean, tryna imagine some daisies on it, YOU GET WHAT I MEAN?).

anyway.

reading… reaalllyyy old stuff that I saved from as long as… 2016? I am, after two long months (I mean, considering both months have 31 days, that’s long), still cleaning my shit. yeah, yeah, yeah I know. but mind you, I’m doing a thorough purge from my physical room to the virtual Facebook, so.

watching… Mindhunter. I rewatched the entire Season 1 again and hated myself for binging through it on my first watch. it is so good. but I don’t think most Malaysian viewers will get it. but my god, it is so good. (okay maybe not Season 2) please give it a try (if you’re looking for a different sort of crime series).

feeling… a little… melancholy?

playing… Dropdom on my phone. omg finally a simple game that really challenges me.


Just A Minute In June

wanting… to live in a mid-modern century home and play The Walters all day everyday.

listening… to Frank Sinatra and Justin Hurwitz again! man I think Hurwitz is my most played artist this year.

realising… that information holds value. a little too late.

learning… to be bored again. put down yer phone! and focus on… pooping! the best ideas come when I’m pooping. ain’t yours the same?

writing… a book? I don’t know. it happened at 3AM. and if it ever gets published, half the world’s population would be offended.


Just A Minute In May

loving… trains.

getting… detached from the world day by day. at least that’s what I felt. as to what it really is, I don’t know.

reading… The Hunger Games trilogy (god, it’s been seven years since I last and also first read them), Philosophy 101 and 《愿你从此,有我以后》.

watching… Stranger Things and a bunch of good films—Burning, The Favourite, Batman Trilogy, The Social Network, Shutter Island, Call Me By Your Name.

reminiscing… being sixteen.

growing… up.


Just A Minute In April

huehue. one April I did something “comic book” ish too. I’m loving it all the more after watching Into The Spiderverse and a breakdown of the film’s art. also what with Avengers and The Umbrella Academy, although I’ve never touched any Western comic books, I can’t deny that I like the style.

feeling… in awe of human’s ability / creation. amazing architectures, beautiful music, incredible inventions… (just pushing back the human destruction to the back of my mind.)

listening… to Final Fantasy, The Umbrella Academy and Sing Street’s soundtrack.

watching… Kim’s Convenience, Love, Death & Robots

thinking… “you get better.”

April certainly didn’t happen in a bang like the illustration but it’s quite eventful… relatively. the highlights: attended Distant Worlds and went to Hong Kong! also, I left my job. and that’s it.


Just A Minute In March

this month… loving noir (maybe cz I talked to Wilson recently and watched his school work 👍🏼) and getting interested in Rembrandt. that said, I’m studying chiaroscuro. other than that, I’ve been

growing… up. finally not just growing old.

wanting… to film myself sleeping? I know people say it’s silly when they heard about people who’ve done that before but… don’t you wonder what your body is up to when you’re sleeping? like hypnic jerks?

listening… to Justin Hurwitz and Primary. I just learnt that the soundtracks of First Man was done using this fascinating (electronic) instrument that one plays without touching it.

watching… Sex Education and The Umbrella Academy. I can’t wait for the second season of Sex Education!

realising… that a lot of issues are actually… very complicated and not as simple as our secondary school essay want it to be.

hating… the media. well, just another thing for me to hate about the world. reality is made up of lies, or at least, manipulations and exaggerations. wake up, people.

wanting… to learn chess. (wait… I haven’t even gotten down to studying war tactics and economics yet…)

grasping… the fact that there are so, so many people in the KLPJ area. (hello, traffic congestion~)

I just launched a new project this month, if you haven’t seen it, teleport through here~


Just A Minute In February

wanted to try something with my least favourite colours purple and green and oh, look how ugly it is. so why not just go all the way and make it as ugly as possible, right? also, Adobe CC 2019’s Freeform Gradient is really something huh. anyway the Mandarin words are from the lyrics of one of my current favourite songs. 阿就那樣啊,死不了. 🤷🏻‍♀️

it’s been a good month of catching up with people (*cues* dong dong qiang), especially friends who were back from overseas and are going back to school. had some epiphanies. the absurd concepts didn’t stop (at one point I thought that humans owning pet(s) is a really weird thing). otherwise, life is… so far so good.

learning… photo composition. back to the basics. realise I’m one who always chase after lights but never think through my composition properly. 😅

wanting… to study war tactics and economics. I love what my friends said to me a few months ago, “why bother going back to school when you can learn these stuffs on your own? by reading?”

starting… to see myself as scary hahahaha. despite saying a lot online, I’m usually a quiet person. on top of that, I have a resting bitch face. so people are always saying, “hmm why don’t you talk???” then, I started to notice myself in the mirror and realise that wow, there really could be a thousand odd thoughts running through my head and all I show is my usual resting bitch face. you know, mama said, if you have nothing good to say, then don’t say anything at all. which is why I’m always quiet. it’s not that I don’t have much to say, it’s that they’re… argh you won’t want to listen, trust me.

feeling… 患得患失 (sorry I don’t think there’s a good way of putting this in English :\).

listening… to Jinji Kikko by Sunset Rollercoaster. thanks a lot for the CD, Haox!

realising… that I’ve always seen Barter System wrongly. and you know what wakes me up? thinking of why bribery works so perfectly.

thinking… if freewill is really “free” thanks to Bandersnatch (you know those parts when it doesn’t matter which option you choose, it leads to the same thing) and this song by Hello Nico.

hating… how the media inflate and manipulate stories. I know, it’s nothing new, I’ve studied it for four years. but nowadays it’s more like… I see the effects firsthand and I can’t help but feel like we’re merely a piece of chess who can’t see the entire big game and we’re being used so that the powerful stays powerful. which is why I started thinking if freewill is actually “free”.

trying…

(just trying. yep. you got it right. you didn’t read it wrong. there’s nothing after “trying…”)