Monster mash

I’m sure these came to me from weChat or Line, or perhaps something I saw at Eslite book store, but this is how I spent my morning today – at least that period sandwiched between getting the kids out the door and preparing for a noon time meeting. I created many others but I’m most partial to the color of these.

I think it’s always wise to take a break from the monotony of whatever you do, and create something new; especially if that something new utilizes a nascent skill. At the very least it’s more enjoyable way to procrastinate, than say cleaning the house.

Betelnut girl: Not Always What You Expect

The silly things you do when you have free time. Ruby, “Funny Guy”, and I went out one night (over 3 years ago) to film some betelnut girls for a class project. I remember wanting to pay a bunch of the girls to come in full regalia to a studio where we would film some interviews. That idea was soon axed as the university didn’t want them walking around on the property. We did end up with allot of street footage, obviously we aren’t filmmakers, and since we only had about a night to complete we ended up with this short clip.
I realized far too late that I misspelled betelnut in the titles.

The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide

Something to enjoy with Catriona. “Focusing on building actual models with real bricks, The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide comes with complete instructions to build several cool models but also encourages you to use your imagination to create your own fantastic creations.” Catriona and I love building things with Lego’s, things she promptly destroys soon afterward only to begin the process anew. We might find some inspiration from this book. It’s a good example of being creative within constraints too!
The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide by Allan Bedford.

Personal Preference Profile

According to CMI’s Kingdomality Personal Preference Profile I am a Discoverer… “might be found in most of the thriving kingdoms of the time. Your overriding goal is to go where no one else has ever gone before. Regardless of the number of available natural problems to be solved, it is not unusual for you to continually challenge yourself with new situations or obstacles that you have created. You are an insatiable explorer of people, places, things and ideas. You thrive on constant change and anything new or different. On the positive side, you can be creatively rational as well as open minded and just. On the negative side, you might be an impractical and indecisive procrastinator. Interestingly, your preference is just as applicable in today’s corporate kingdoms.”

What is your medieval vocational personality?


At celia contributes a short illustration explaining how to properly hold the most essential of Taiwan eating utensils. If you can read the accompanying text (in Mandarin Chinese) you probably already know how to use them. Though her English is certainly not as good as her Taiwanese I’m sure she would love to converse with you via email.