Journal

Behind-the-scenes, project research, new ideas, and trip snippets.

Japan Trip—The Best of Japan

Delighted to have spent the last 7 days in Japan with my fam. We've shopped, devoured, ridden trains, slept in traditional hostels, dipped in hot springs, and hiked (lots of it). It's definitely one of the best experiences of my life. And as much as...

Japan Trip—Day 7

Day 7, 48 hours left before we wrap up the Japan trip. We've had our shares of the view of Japan, and we've been spending 15 hours day out there just to grasp it all. Yet, there are still plenty to see, so we kicked...

Japan Trip—Day 6

Day 6 of 8. Our first full day in Kyoto. This means no more time wasted on city to city commute, and all time dedicated to getting used to the lifestyle of a Kyoto tourist. Unlike Tokyo, the subway system isn't as wide reached or as...

Japan Trip—Day 5

Breakfast. It finally became what should be the biggest meal of the day: We stayed here for one night and the hotel came with dinner and breakfast. Frankly, having so many assortments of dishes and knowing little about their culinary culture, we guessed when and how we should...

Japan Trip—Day 4

Pardon the delay, we've migrated to Kyoto the past couple of days and we're in the process of adjusting to the new pace and environment. Kyoto's drastically different from the city scape of Tokyo, but I'll get more into that in the next couple of...

Japan Trip—Day 3

Skipped breakfast and slept in (spent too much time blogging last night). There's a long day ahead of us—For day 3, we decided to visit some of the most iconic landmarks of Tokyo, Japan. Our hotel located in the heart of Shinjuku, right by the Kabukicho,...

Japan Trip—Day 2

Day number two. We've begun to stay out later, sleep fewer hours, and have less time in the morning to prep (or write blogs) as we're cramping more events into our schedules. So, I afraid I may not have time to update these trip recaps...

Japan Trip—Day 1

Mom's been wanting to visit Japan for awhile, and so we made it happen. (Thanks to Bae and Margaret's financial and intellectual support.)  Here's day 1 of the 10 trip to Japan. The crew consisted of:  Day 0—The departure. We took the Asiana Airline (yes, I know),...

NextShark Identity Design Process

Facebook :: Website I had the pleasure of working with Benny, Founder of NewMediaRockstars, to design the identity for his latest project—NextShark, an online magazine dedicated to providing current news and resources for the young entrepreneurial mind. Having a visual element in the brand name is an...

How to Cut a Bottle

It started with the following:Look how beautiful the results are. The process seem fairly easy. Wow, what a wonderful afternoon project. SIKE!! I wouldn't be so optimistic. It took me more than a dozen tries before I get something just semi close to what appears...