May 31, 2013

May Favorites

(These are in no particular order)

1. Fruttare mango bar
It is supposedly made from real fruit pulp so it has a rich mango taste. With less than 60 calories per bar you can worry less and enjoy the yummy goodness!

2. Vitasoy black bean soy milk
Soy milk is said to be a good alternative for those who are lactose intolerant. Plus it's great for skin. Black beans are proven in some studies to provide even more health benefits than regular soy beans. This drink tastes really similar to the regular vitasoy milk. Probably because of the sugars they use. In addition to buying these box drinks you can also make it at home, preparation + cooking time is close to two hours.

3. Matcha pocky
I was at Mitzuwa last week and there was this whole display of everything green tea ><. Of course I could not resist and picked up a few goodies. Everyone had been raving about the green tea kit kats but I personally find them a little too sweet. However these matcha pocky sticks are delicious. They have the green tea ice cream taste unlike the kit kats which has more of a frosting flavor.

4. Barley Tea
This tea can be served hot or cold. It is excellent for keeping cool and hydrated on a summer day. I reuse the amazon tea gallons and fill it half way with filtered water. Then I would just drop one of the tea bags in and let it sit overnight. My parents refuse to turn on the AC until it hits the 90s so this is the alternative to eating too much ice cream and drinking to many sugary drinks.
I also drew a comic about it. Click here for the link :)

5. The End Game
The coolest personality test I've seen! As with all of these related tests they won't be completely accurate but the concept for this one is pretty unique. You get to create your own character and at the end of each level you will get a knowledge quote and a philosophical dilemma. The game tracks your answers and gives you the results at The End. The questions are divided into 3 catagories: mind, body and spirit.

6. Watercolor paintings 
Something about eyes has always been very attracting to me. Whether it may be kind, sweet, or scary its usually one of the first things I notice when I meet someone new. This speed painting video is so mesmerizing to watch. I wonder if I will be able to create such a beautiful piece. She makes the blending of the colors look so easy. 

May 29, 2013

Review: Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen with Refills

The Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen is awesome for comic illustrations. I've just used it on a comic for my doodle tumblr blog and the image came out great. I first created the boxes then sketched with a pencil. Then I traced over the drawing with the brush pen and erased any visible pencil marks. The brush is very versatile and can create thick to fine lines. It takes some control but with practice it can be a very handy tool. For some touch ups I also used a Sharpie pen. The pen I ordered from amazon comes with one refill (the pen does not have an ink cartridge in it). 

The comic that I drew and scanned into the computer:
Please check out the other comics and follow me if you'd like :) 

Link on amazon:

Review: LE Detachable 0.67X Wide Angle Macro Lens

Baaabberrrrsss!! Is this photo photoshopped? 

So I came across this website and found these super cool phone lenses. But they were a bit too pricey for me. So I found a cheaper version of the wide and macro lens on amazon - LE Detachable 0.67X Wide Angle Macro Lens for $5. I will upload pictures shortly once I get a chance to use the lens. 

Summer Break

It has been awhile again since I last blogged. I don't know, I just haven't been feeling the need to blog. I guess it's kind of difficult when you don't have a reason to do something other than just for the fun of it. But since I'm on summer break now and I start work on the 17th, I have a whole bunch of free time. First it will help me get me writing again because who actually writes short stories and stuff (of that sort) as a business major? I've also completely stopped reading books which is sad and getting myself to turn off the computer to sit and read is harder than I thought. Remember that book called Outliers that I said I was excited to read several months ago? Yeah, I have not read one page. All I did was make a cover for it ><. Well anyways, I hope to make the most of this summer, whether it may be to just relaxing or actually accomplishing something haha :) because this is will be the last college summer break I will ever have. Sho sadd :<

Here are some of my plans:

  • blog more! 
  • ultimate summer league - need to start moving again 
  • take acrylic painting classes? 
  • watch Arrested Development 
  • learn different strumming patterns for the ukulele
  • read some books 
  • start a blog about my internship?
  • practice the piano
  • learn some of moms dishes 

Some pictures from spring break in St. Simon's Island in Georgia!

St. Simon's Pier

Southern Soul is delicious

Bonfire on the beach