2018 Wrap-Up!

I know it’s mid-February already, but there’s no time like the present for the first blog post of the year!

This time, I don’t really have any reasons for not updating as often as I can, but I know the cause of it: I’m just not feeling it. Ever since I’ve graduated, I feel uninspired and unmotivated to do anything at all. I guess it’s because I’ve been a student so long—with a fixed schedule and fixed resolutions to achieve—that when I am no longer under an academic calendar, I don’t really have a solid goal to do anymore. It’s as if I’ve been thrown in a dark maze with no source of light whatsoever. I’d have to figure out where things go from here.

I guess you could say I’m still adjusting as I go. I’m currently helping out with the family business and am freelancing to keep myself busy, but it’s not as satisfying as I’ve hoped. I guess I just miss that sense of satisfaction when you’ve worked so hard on something that you’re truly passionate about and the results prove your time and energy to be really worthwhile. Right now, I feel like I’ve just been filling up on side quests with no “main quest”–to speak in videogame terms.

Anyways (as I try to figure my life out some more), to quickly wrap up 2018, here are the last three months of my Hobonichi!

October 2018

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The Art of Letters – Short Documentary

After working on this project for several months (October – December), we finally finished it. Last term, I had this elective called “Introduction to Documentary Film” and the final project is to create a 10 – 15-minute short documentary. Pitching our ideas, we ended up with the topic of lettering and calligraphy.

We decided to make a documentary entitled, The Art of Letters because we wanted to highlight and raise awareness of the art. In the Philippines, the country is fond of fads – whenever there’s something new, everyone immediately gets into it; however, like clockwork, fads die. When lettering and calligraphy rose to popularity in the country some time back, everyone was obsessed with buying books and art materials that relate to the art. In this documentary, we wanted to show and prove that the art of lettering and calligraphy in the country won’t die – rather, it will prosper and continue to thrive. Aside from that, we also wanted to show how important and necessary it is to have a creative output (art) in your daily life by interviewing local amateur and professional artists and showcasing art created by local artists.

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The crew! (L-R) Larosh (editing), Gianne (camera and sounds), and me – Sophie (director-producer)!

The photo above was taken during the SM Art Fest in Mall of Asia. It was our first shoot, and we were so excited. We worked really hard on this documentary and are very happy with the results.

Without further adieu, here’s the link for the documentary! 🙂 Enjoy!

Type Kita 2k15

Last December 13 (Sunday), I went to 1161 Pasong Tamo Street, Makati for… Type Kita 3! Type Kita is an annual typography event / exhibit held by local artists. This year is my second time to go to Type Kita. My aunt and I have this small tradition to go to Type Kita and the 10a Alabama Arts and Crafts Fair together whenever we can. Finding the new location (as Type Kita is usually in 10a Alabama) was a little tricky, and we got lost a couple of times, but we eventually made it! When we arrived, I was so excited that I almost broke out sprinting to the entrance. We didn’t spend too long in the event though, as we had other places to be. I got two things from the exhibit:

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(L) a Zig Kuratake Silver brush pen and (2) a Song of the Sea inspired postcard by @don.fumar !

 I bought a gold Zig Kuratake brush pen during the MIBF (Manila International Book Fair) and I absolutely loved how the brush is! The tip is firm and it’s easy to control and use, plus the color is really nice. The art exhibit itself is really impressive, unfortunately, my phone is messing up so my camera only functioned long enough for me to take two photos. Continue reading “Type Kita 2k15”

10a Alabama Arts and Crafts Fair Haul!

A few days ago, I went to 10a Alabama for the Arts and Crafts Fair.

(It’s become a tradition for us to go!)

With that, I would like to share my haul for this month!

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So, this haul consists of:

  • Ella Lama‘s punny animal print (something which I’ve been eyeing for quite some time already)
  • Ella Lama‘s new masking tape design (gahh I still have the old design and both are equally amazing)
  • Three hand painted wooden magnets (a dog, a rabbit, and an owl) – all of which are equally detailed and adorable

    Also, not included in the photo:

  • Pumpkin Spice homemade ice cream by BICE = really really good! It tastes like my aunt’s carrot cake at first, then as the flavor stays on your tongue, it tastes like cinnamon
  • Three really soft and chewy cookies = it tasted okay – I mean, it was really soft and chewy, but the taste was a little bland?

Anyways! That was my haul for this month — now, time to save up for Type Kita!

FILED: Wonder A Day Challenge (31 Days)

So, I’ve mentioned at an earlier blog post that I’ve participated on the #FILEDWonderADay 31-day challenge that took up the entire month of October. So, without further adieu, here are my entries from the entire challenge (to see the details and instructions per photo, click me! )

Again, here is the cover of my notebook!

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Day 1: #TravelGoals

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Day 2: #SquadGoals

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Day 3: #SelfieYou

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