I spent a lovely afternoon at my friend’s home yesterday before having to rush home to get ready to attend a wedding. He made me a wonderful lunch and we reconnected after being apart for a couple of months. Ponchik was happy as always. I always considered him a small dog but now that I have Laika, Ponchik seems so huge in comparison. They’ll be friends soon.
My dad and I are olive toned. We both have lots of moles everywhere. When I was younger, he jokingly said “I’m sorry, Lorik. You took after me. But look, you can connect the dots and they become your own constellations”. So this is for my dad’s words.
Around three weeks ago (can’t remember exactly how long it has been…), I got to display my work at an art show in Burbank. I had a wonderful night with my friends.
Since then, I’ve started a couple of pieces. I’m trying to be more consistent with the amount of time I spend painting/drawing. I want to produce more so I can get into a groove. It’s hard for me to want to draw when I’m not feeling well or if I’m stressed, so I’m trying to find ways to get into it even when I’m not okay. It’s hard when I start off but the more I draw, I feel better emotionally too, so it’s great~
I hope you’re all doing well <3
I didn’t realize it was March until five minutes ago. Not good.
I just got back home from USC. I’m attending a couple of workshops over there during the weekends. I’ve been learning how to create a simple game in Unity3D to use as a design tool and how to export that creation to potentially 3d print or laser cut. Today we were coding in Processing. We took a whole bunch of information from a spreadsheet and created an interesting way to visualize it.
Now I’m at home preparing my lunch for work tomorrow while waiting for my friends to text me so we can go out for ramen!!! Shooo hungry.
I’ve been incredibly busy trying to balance work, friends, and Laika these past couple of weeks. It’s pretty awesome, I must say. I rather be tired and busy than bored at home.
Have a good week <3
I’ve been looking through old photographs again. It’s a great way to relax and slow things down a bit. Here’s an old school photo of my dad and his dog, Pico.
And here am I with my little puppy, Laika.
I’ve been so busy these past couple of weeks. I’ve got to take care of loads of stuff on a daily basis and it’s starting to take its toll on me. Laika has been adding to the stress, but with her it’s different. I love being with her. But I am trying to figure out a schedule so I can have less pressure on me. I’m still trying to get used to her. I don’t know how to describe it but I’ve always been on my own. I’ve never had to take care of anyone (if we don’t count my mom) except for myself so it’s so strange having a little baby in the house. We’re getting the hang of it and I know that as time passes things will get easier~
Time for bed~ Good night <3
Did a seven mile hike in Cooper Canyon over the weekend with a group of friends. It was incredibly refreshing. We started at around 9:30 am and ended a little past noon. Afterward we went and ate and then we all felt a little funky so we went home. The following morning I felt some flu like symptoms. I was falling asleep at work so when I got home, I ate something quickly and then decided to take a short nap. That ‘nap’ lasted till 8:00 am the following day (today). I still felt tired but I had to be up. I was looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow but I have to wake up early and drive to Irvine which I’m super excited about so it’s okay!
Lots of things are happening this week…..I’ll try to update again soon with some happy news. Hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far. Take care <3
My parents and their best friend, Vartan, 35 years ago today. The ultimate triforce. The following morning my parents flew to Sweden, never to return and a couple of years after, Vartan was killed.
These photos give me a bittersweet feeling. Sad that this day was the last time these three where together but happy that they had found each other and shared such a special bond. Best friends for life.
The last week of 2013 was a whirlwind of randomness. Good and bad randomness. Got a cold that still is lingering. I think it’s from the ice cold shower I had no choice but to take…or from the outdoor event I went to where it got so cold that I could no longer feel my feet (I was wearing heels so that didn’t help the situation). Either way, it doesn’t matter because I think I’m getting better! Good randomness…..we bought a dog. I still can’t believe it…again..random…it happened out of the blue. We will be picking her up from the airport on Friday. I can’t wait to meet her <3
I wanna wish you all a wonderful 2014. Lots of happiness and love <3
PS. I had forgotten my camera at my cousin’s house during Christmas, so here are some week-old photographs.
My acrylic ladies ready to be sent away.
To whoever visits my little corner of the internet – I hope you’ve had a wonderful and merry Christmas. Take care~
I had a busy and scary week. I have small break now which I’m happy about. My sister got back since she’s completed her first semester at law school. Things are winding down. Spent the day at home with family and spent my evening with friends. We’re planning a trip to Big Bear so we had a meet up…to eat mainly but also discuss about our trip. Now I’m listening to music. Gonna go to bed and read a bit until I knock out.
Hope you’ve all had a good weekend~
Every year, the Swedish community in LA has a Christmas fair around the time of Lucia. This time it was located at the Shrine Auditorium by USC. It was full with the usual vendors selling everything from pastries to candle holders. Nothing was different from the previous years – same foods, same people, same reactions from people who don’t expect you to speak Swedish because of your appearance. All in all it was good nostalgic fun.
I ended the night listening to Bach and Brahms with a friend at the LACMA. Last concert of the year! Now I’m eating pomegranates and getting ready for bed~ Wish you all a good week <3