How I Made my Prom Dress from Scratch

“Did it ever cross your mind that making your prom dress yourself could end up looking like a.) a bumblebee and b.) a Margherita pizza??”
(Yes.)

(…I Also Made My Own Jewelry for Prom)

Jewellery-making doesn’t faze me as much as the prospect of sewing a boned and lined bodice from scratch(!!!!), so I decided to make my own necklace for prom. I’ve been making jewelry since I was in middle school, and decided make a necklace to go with my dress. My mom had the ingenious idea of…

Story Saturdays (Thanks, Bonnie.)

You know that feeling when somebody you admire and respect says something that makes you backtrack in disbelief, maybe strikes a chord somewhere in your brain, and leaves you feeling like you just got run over three times by a big elephant? Or when you get a totally unexpected present that you have to pinch…

I Threaded my F*#king Face

My face has never felt so raw. See below for pictures. Sunday 8/4/2018 [PAD THAI-INDUCED HALLUCINATORY TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: I was hiking with my classmates out in the wilderness that is Sai Kung Country Park, and the main thing that got me through was an image of THIS VERY DISH hovering on the edges…

Last Year’s Sketches

Portfolio work last year meant that I practiced more on body proportions, which therefore meant a lot of life drawing. Having never once bothered with focusing on accuracy, it often resulted in peculiarly-formed humanoid shapes on paper which I frustratingly never got quite right – the reason was so blatantly obvious; I had no real…

Stanley

When you exit from the Aberdeen Tunnel and see the lush countryside of  Wong Chuk Hang and Repulse Bay, it feels like you’re stepping into some glossy, hi-functioning documentary of Hong Kong. Every wall lining the roads (even those lining the roads and buzzing pavements) is perpetually whitewashed and the houses are glass-fronted, haven-style, along…

Things I’m Grateful For (not a comprehensive list)

During these past months I’ve made some of the nicest memories, met some incredible people, and reached milestones I never thought I’d hit. Small and large things, like: Going to my first house party and getting semi-tipsy Doing my first formal interview Getting university acceptance offers, and also rejection letters Getting over my irrational fear…

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

It’s the year of the dog, so I thought I’d post a picture of me pretending to be one. Hope y’all got a good haul of lai see money this year!

Grandma’s Seriously OP Knit Skills

My grandma loves to knit. A retired seamstress, she used to knit capes, jackets, jumpers, and scarves for my cousins and I when we were growing up. Not to mention this gem: My grandma just showed me this jacket that she knit and told me the backstory to boot. She made it after my grandpa…