I was with my 5 year-old nephew this morning as he first experimented painting in watercolor, a gift he received from my neighbors next door.

I got inspired.

Later in the evening, I painted the above. It looks like a tree.

In want of a haiku.


  1. A mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain.
  2. Volition in its weakest form.

And that is why if these goals of mine have any chance of surviving past the first few days of the new year, I must deal with this … noun.


What I’ve been doing today in trying to sear the character to memory. Yeah, I run another blog (study purposes only for now). The more ridiculous, the better.

It’ll probably be challenging down the road, needless to say time-consuming. Oh well …

Asian Studies

Godan verb, ru ending, intransitive
To return; to come home; to go home; to go back

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These Days

Lately, all I’ve been doing is learn Japanese and teach myself to draw the human figure. And that is why the images I’ve been posting have those elements to them — Japanese and simplifications of the human anatomy.

I’ve been active on lang-8, a language exchange platform. Native Japanese speakers have been kind enough to take time and correct my written exercises, for which I’m most grateful.

Above is another exercise that I decided not to publish on the platform. I thought, maybe it gets a little too much of the same thing since I derive my language learning from a book / workbook. Ergo, repetition is necessary. In fact, repetition is key. But I balked. And published it here instead!

I needed to re-learn how to write some kanjis anyway. It’s amazing how I easily forget. And typing them doesn’t help with recall at all.

So, the above probably sounds unnatural.

At this point, it is what it is. The take-away is I ingrained, or etched some kanjis in my memory.

Or so I hope. 🙂

Esqueleto 半


The simplified skeleton. For now, he is named Mr Han, because he is only half.

I think I got it down for the most part … drawing from memory. Supposed to do the hands, but since the online instructor didn’t really give a convincing explanation on it this time, I’m gonna refrain drawing them.

Mr Han | 半先生

Now to learn the femur, and the tibia and the fibula.

Feels like I must learn to draw the skeleton … as in, the real skeleton.

Oh boy.

Más de lo Mismo

More of the same. If I keep this up, I won’t have a blog anymore.

Last Friday, I had to plead the city officers to drop my violation of not moving my truck as the street sweeper truck passed by; my truck wouldn’t start you see. I was fortunate they were accommodating. They did give me til this week to rectify the problem I had.

Well, I did call for service that very day and the mechanic got my truck started again. As my truck is somewhat not in use however, he suggested I turn the engine on every three days.

And I did just that all through the week. And each time, my truck never failed to start.

It’s Friday the 13th. Today.

I will put this portentous day to it, to see if it truly lives up to its infamy!


Bottom Line

It’s truly all about what you really want out of life.

So, I decided to purchase a few online courses on drawing the human body. From here on, it’s a matter of putting in the time and staying the course — no matter what.

Man, did I make it sound ever sooo serious. And it’s supposed to be fun!

I’ll have fun. That’s the bottom line!

I mean, haven’t I proven it already?