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It's been months since my last journal entry, and I'd been meaning to write this one since winter break but didn't get around to it. I blame university and my productivity at finishing homework and studying. CURSE YOU! 

I survived my first semester at my first choice university and program after new experiences, new feels, new workload, tears of paranoia, sweat produced from multiple dashes for the morning bus, and looking back, I saw all these experiences as various files in a compressed zip folder named 'life lessons and growth'. I learned how to program in Processing, what makes a good poster design, how big the gap (read "trench") between high school and university writing is, and how to stay close to the class average and slide past a prerequisite course I don't like but have to pass (*KoffKoff PrinciplesofMacroeconomics*).

Moreover, the probable 'best period of my life' is on right now and I can spend a lot less time ranting about deadlines and academic pressure while getting almost the same grades and taking away more knowledge. I have to change my attitude and stop seeing work and play as black and white. I can try to find fun and passion in my academic workload instead of sucking all the info into my brain for the sake of completion. I chose the program out of my own will anyway (tbh, I didn't research the program as much as I should have before I applied. I went to the info session, read the brochure, and knew it suited me ). So here's my biggest 2014 resolution: For work or fun, change my attitude about what I do and put actions with my words.

Reflection on uni part 1 by RiseofGreenBean     Reflection on uni part 2 by RiseofGreenBean

My other rezzies and goals:

-Balance time b/n schoolwork and fun time.
  -Make better use of TA hours
  -Make better use of bus/skytrain time
  -Do readings before/after lectures and within 24 hours. Even get ahead if I can
  -Focus on homework and don't get distracted easily. Work as hard as I'd want to play.
  -Set goals: 'I MUST finish <assignment/task> by <day of week/hour>'
-Take computer down to family room to work sometimes.
-Get up from my desk whenever I take study breaks.
-During exam season, go to bed @ 11 and wake up 5:30am to study.
-Every day: Play piano at least 30min, exercise, watch/read more news, watch software tutorials/art tutorials online.
-Once a week: cook, play ping pong, actually read an article from the Chinese newspaper I do layout design for.
-Find a job by June/July (probably at a restaurant, fast food place, or café so I can make use of my FoodSafe).

...and last but not least, do more artwork and be more active on dA!


  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Summer Paradise-Simple Plan ft. Taka
  • Reading: Organizational Behaviour textbook
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Playing: Eyes: The Horror Game
  • Eating: Chicken pho
  • Drinking: Caramel flan latte


hello 你好吗?

a couple of things about me:

-I can be really energetic or really lazy. I can be really social or antisocial.
-If I like and want to do something, I'll be good at it. If not, I can still do it but I won't be good at it.
-I'm a fan of manga (mostly deep, tragic series) and anime (I prefer realistic over supernatural, unless it's something epic like Attack on Titan).
-I'm into foreign languages and cultures. I hope to go to Europe one day ^_^b
-I like computers. I use Photoshop and InDesign most of the time. I'm trying to learn computer programming.
-The occasional rant of frustration may will occur.
-To address my need for regular exercise, I started learning kung fu.

Current Residence: Earth
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M
Favourite genre of music: anything that sounds good to me, mostly metal and rock
Favourite style of art: digital, photography, infographics, surrealism, anime style, typography
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: My Phone
Shell of choice: turtle shell
Wallpaper of choice: i like paint
Favourite cartoon character: Yuu Kanda, Himura Kenshin, Wang Yao, Antonio Fernandez Carriedo, Hihara Kazuki, Nezumi,Train Heartnet, <insert many AOT characters> (too many!!! X3)

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eembuc1000 Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for favoriting my anti-child labor poster!
np, it was a good design :D
eembuc1000 Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
N-H-Art Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Women's gold medal game.

I couldn't record the bronze medal game though
Much appreciation! :D
I had a midterm exam today so no way was I going to wake up at 4am to watch it! I just hope the boys bring a gold too.
N-H-Art Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
Good luck with the other exams (if you have more). We have a big time difference then, the game I recorded yesterday started around 6pm for me.
I hope so too, I started to like ice hockey because of this.
N-H-Art Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
First recording:
I think this one works... it's kind of low-quality, but I hope that's ok.
ahh thanks so much :D
N-H-Art Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :D
BrokenQuiet Jan 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:iconemotethanks1plz::iconemotethanks2plz::iconemotethanks3plz::iconemotethanks4plz::iconemotethanks5plz: i really appreciate it~! :hug:
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