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26 February 2012 @ 10:24 pm
the little things  
Aaaah I've been such an emochild lately. (つω`)
Something I'm starting to notice about myself is that I tend to focus a lot on what's bugging me (i.e. usually my artistic endeavors ;;; or there lack of), and lose sight of the happy things happening around me that balances it out! Not to mention, my sense of time has been rather warped these days. ⊙△⊙ lmao I can't seem remember what happened the day before the last because the passing days just seem to be one endless void. (w-why is my language is melancholic oh goodness) I hope to make journaling more of a habit and remind myself of how lucky I am right now!


Something I received from Maryland Institute College of Art a couple of days ago which made me really, really happy! a-and started my uni app madness all over again, ahaha, since I wasn't initially intending to apply to this school, but then MICA just had to send this letter inviting me to apply. ;;; The admissions officer came down to my school one or two weeks ago to give us a talk and look at our portfolios. I sent mine via email that night and she told me my art was "phenomenal". ∑(゜△゜;) ehhem. ahaha it was such an exaggeration but I felt really encouraged anyway ;alksdjfaf. (`・ω・´)

Pretty much the entirety of my small art class got this letter too (which makes me wonder about how truthful the letter is being ;;; lol i'm terrible), but receiving this letter made me really glad that I haven't broken after studying art in school for these two years. (´Д`) To think that two years ago, studying art for srs was just a distant dream, and here I am receiving a letter from a top art uni! (whether I actually get in is another issue b-but) It's all pretty surreal! For those who have been with me since that decision two years ago, I was so afraid I would lose interest in drawing after it became something academic and I took a great deal of convincing to push myself to take the entrance test. Now, I'm convinced that my love for art has only grown tenfold and a;sdlfj I have my supportive friends to thank for that. ❤

I also met up with sherri the other day, and she gave me a whole load of sweets and chocolates from Japan!! ; v ; I can't believe there are so many matcha-flavoured chocolates in Japan, I could totally die happy ad;lsfakjsdf.


If I'm reading this right, the Rilakkuma chocolate is hotcake-flavoured?! Only in Nipponpon. ❤

She also went to Studio Ghilbli museum so she got me a bunch of stuff related to the films! Like fluffy fuwafuwa Totoro which alsdfj I still haven't got around to watching but I've long since gotten attached to anyway. (^ω^)


The Totoro pouch is so fluffy a;sldkjfadsf it reminds me of this pouch I got patricia a couple of years ago! We have matching wallets now, hehe. ♥ (or when I can finally bear to use it aldskfj I bet I'll break out in cold sweat when I do ;;; as does always when I use new things rofl).

Sherri also gave me this collection of photocards from the Studio Ghibli museum souvenir shop, and all the prints are so gorgeous!! I have a few favourites and I absolutely must share them asdlkfj.




The first four are snapshots of the museum and the last two are artworks by Oga Kazuo. I-I want to go to the museum so badly! It draws me towards it like a lonely fairytale, beautiful in all its isolation. ; v ; (though that atmosphere is probably just in the photos hahaha, I'm sure it's pretty crowded there!) I also want to draw beautiful backgrounds like Oga-sensei. * A * Ghibli inspires me so much.

What else have I being doing lately? Ummm. While I've been hitting my head on the desk an art block, I found doing puzzles very therapeutic.


This was something yama gave me this year from her trip to Japan! I still have an Allelujah puzzle and Lancelot gunpla I haven't assembled from her gifts from two years ago... now that I think about it, I would be jealous of my friends who visit Japan so often, but I can't even feel that way because they always pamper me so much on their trips. /feels so extremely lucky (´;ω;`)

I've also been watching Kimi to Boku and I've become very very attached to Shun! Aaaah I'm so glad for a second season, but to my disappointment, the fandom for the series seems rather dismal. ; v ; I've started trying to keep track of utattemita again but I seem to keep deviating back to songs I heard when I was into Vocaloid years ago. (・×・)

Let me end this indulgent entry abruptly with what I ate with Sherri that day.


If anyone has time (and a sweet tooth), check out the chocolate molten cake and apple crumble at Starbucks sometime! It's totally sinful but I dieddddd I love confectionary so much. ; A ; /diet fail
 
 
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Destiny ♪: CG ▪ Maoyuidirnt on February 26th, 2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
Congratulations for that letter! It makes me always proud when I see my friends talking about university apps and such since I never reached such a high level in education, haha. I also took a look around your dA account and I have to say your works are absolutely amazing! *~*)
b e l ♛: lightheartedness / this can't be healthyciette on February 26th, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC)
aaah thank you so much destiny!! ♥ asd;lkfjasdf your words make me feel so happy! i've never really thought about my art being skilled, but when i hear it from someone else, it always makes me feel so pumped ♥ ♥!

if you don't mind me asking, i noticed that you're working right now! what do you do? /i hope you don't mind this curiosity asldkfjasdf
Destiny ♪: KHR! ▪ 5927 holding handsyuidirnt on February 26th, 2012 03:23 pm (UTC)
It's amazing that you said you've been only studying art for two years, some of your stuff looks really professional.

Don't worry, I don't mind answering personal questions! I currently work 8/9 hours a day in a factory, mainly on stuff like wooden chairs (it's the big industry around here). It's physically exhausting but it's nice to have some money ;v; after work I attend an evening school for 5 hours, which is mentally exhausting, so that's why I say that I "work" 14 hours a day.

I have a question, too :3a what were you studying before art?
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eclat: gorgeous ♀eclats_de_voix on February 26th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
ooohh gaawwd that cake :"""""""DDDDD
You are agood artist bel, don't get why you're surprised. I think you finish your prjects really quickly too! I hope all your apps are accepted! I'm applying to programs too, internship programs, so I can have a job this summer =v= 2/4 are sent in.
b e l ♛: kira kira / you're so easy to readciette on February 26th, 2012 04:05 pm (UTC)
YEEEEEEES * Q * SHERA do you have a sweet tooth too? i just cannot resist ; u ;
la;djsfasd the way you say it makes me feel so happy! ; v ; /gives you a flying hug ♥ i hope so too! unlikely though, because i went crazy and applied to some top schools which i probably can't make the cut orz! omg internship programs, so that's what you were busy with! what internships are you going for bb? hwaiting!!ヽ(`д´)ノ
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[★i slipped on my slippers]: Dino // Lickceasefire on February 26th, 2012 04:10 pm (UTC)
omg i want cake






like now





also, grats on the letter bb!
b e l ♛: TREASURE / i'm just a gold diggerciette on February 26th, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
SARAH

IT IS YOUR CALLING
DO ITTTTT

thanks so much bb!! ♥ it really was a huge surprise! it's not even an acceptance letter or anything but a;lksdfjasldf
[★i slipped on my slippers]: Dino // i got this shit downceasefire on February 26th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
I'm supposed to be on a diet but I'm not doing a very good job lmao.

Also atm I'm trying to stay awake for my Rebocon DL ;A;
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krissie。: pic#114537177krissified on February 26th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
Uwahhh congrats on that letter!

Those are such nice stuff from Japan! I'll definitely go visit S.G museum for sure if i ever go to Japan... ; ________ ;

I think the reason why fans don't seem excited about the second season of KtB anime is because the first season really wasn't that good...? Compared to the manga it's just... Horrible, imo.
b e l ♛: smile / it's been a long nightciette on February 27th, 2012 02:16 am (UTC)
thanks bb!!!! it was a huge surprise (;´д⊂)!!

DEFINITELY DEFINITELY * A * i can't imagine seeing those places in the photocards irl ; u ; it would be so absolutely surreal and amazing! we definitely have to go there one day~

oh, that could be the case! i've never read the manga so i didn't compare the anime to anything ;;; the first two episodes' humour was timed terribly, but from episode three i thought it was wonderful * A * it could be the chizuru effect~

Edited at 2012-02-27 02:19 am (UTC)
b e l ♛ciette on February 27th, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
oh yes, i meant to ask you kex!! since you're really familiar with utattemita, do you have any recent songs released this year to recommend? * q *
krissie。: pic#112800852krissified on February 28th, 2012 03:18 am (UTC)
Haha i'm actually planning on going to Japan this year in the summer! ;;;

Oh, maybe. I didn't really like the anime that much. If you have time do give the manga a try -- it's pretty good!

Ahh yes, although i think this youtube channel would be a good place to start. Other than that, this, this, this (is a chorus but still!), more choruses, this, and this!
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Stay with me: Eunhyuk: Yellowhaebin on February 26th, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
She said your art is phenomenal? Whoa, I call that a HUGE compliment (which you deserve of course :D)!

*ahahahahaha*
It is so cute to see Kit Kat there because this is actually German company XDDD

And omg, a Totoro plushie. HOW adorable is that? :D

And can you believe that I was only one time in my life at Starbucks, lol XD (and that was in Singapore XD)
b e l ♛: fanboy / excitement is an understatementciette on February 27th, 2012 02:23 am (UTC)
it really is O___O i thought she was kidding, at first! i think the lady is really kind with her compliments for our artwork * A *! thanks so much anke bb ♥!

omg, it is? i never knew that! XD the powers of globalisation~ for the longest time, i always immediately assumed it was an american company or so /shot orz

hehe right? * q * it doubles up as a pouch keychain as well, and opens at the side. fluffyyyy i'm so scared of getting it dirty. ;;;

to be honest i rarely go to starbucks myself! i think the stuff there is usually overpriced ; v ; but i think it's really cool that you've been to a starbucks outlet over here of all places *__* did you try any drinks? i tried the matcha latte once, when they were giving out free drinks for donations (i hope it happens when you're here too!) and it was delish *__*
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numbuh_009numbuh_009 on February 27th, 2012 06:05 am (UTC)
Wow, congratulations! But seriously, being approached individually like that is a really, really big deal! I hope you get in because your artwork is amazing and you would be a huge asset to whichever school you decide to go to~

What is this amazing chocolate I behold? *Q*

Holy shizzles, your Starbucks looks so much fancier than ours! There are even cute little plates with the logo on it (and more importantly, a hunk of chocolate-y goodness on said plate) *is jealous*

b e l ♛: iyaaaaan / gin-san is so embarrassed!ciette on February 27th, 2012 07:03 am (UTC)
al;ksdfadf aaah cindy cinnamon that is really high praise, thank you so much!! * A * i really really hope i can make it too! even if i don't get a scholarship and can't go there in the end, i still really want to know if i can make the cut * A * (HUGS)

RIGHT? at this moment my diet is the last thing on my mind.... * v * oh sweet tooth tendencies why do you plague me so

woah i'm surprised, i thought all starbucks outlets had them! oops, i should appreciate them more in future 8D how are the starbucks outlets over there? do they have yummy cakes too? * q *
numbuh_009numbuh_009 on March 4th, 2012 06:11 am (UTC)
Definitely go for it! I hope you do get scholarships and are able to go, but even if you don't, at least you get the satisfaction of knowing that you could have \o/

Pssh, diet in the face of chocolate like that? Who needs diets when you have chocolate?

I've never actually ordered anything there since it's so expensive, but there's definitely more of an order and go feel rather than sitting down and enjoying. There are mouth watering cakes, but not to that extent *Q*
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fuwacchifuwacchi on February 27th, 2012 12:43 pm (UTC)
Your journal layout! How nostalgic. That used to be my journal layout for a bit under a year before my current one. c:

Congratulations on the letter! <3

And all that Studio Ghibli... /grabby hands Especially the Totoro merchandise...! /jealous Sharing is caring, you know. /hinthint

/seriously goes to bed now
b e l ♛: lightheartedness / this can't be healthyciette on February 28th, 2012 09:57 am (UTC)
woah, i just realised i saw your journal style while i was browsing this creator's comm too! * A * ahaha what a coincidence!

thanks so much fuwa! ♥ this uni's app was the one i just sent out today! hehe.

(GRABBY HANDS BACK ♥) omg i love ghibli too ; v ; whenever i see totoro plushies out there, i want to buy them all and create a totoro army...
how about i kidnap you here so you can share it with me~ fufu o7 ♥
shatterplainshatterplain on February 27th, 2012 03:25 pm (UTC)
&hearts Aww.. boss I'm so proud of you! ^^ JY WITH THOSE APPS!

And... I... Want... Cake... *grabs* T.T WE SHALL GO AND GET CAKE WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER YES YES?
b e l ♛ciette on February 28th, 2012 09:58 am (UTC)
THANK YOU SO MUCH MY FELLOW APP STRUGGLER! omg a;sdlfkajsdf i just sent one out today THE FEELING OF ACCOMPLISHMENT (though they are many more to come)

y-you had your revenge today didn't you?! YES!! cake and moe moe omurice pleaseeeeeee * A *
patricia: becoming oneclenchedsoul on February 28th, 2012 01:30 pm (UTC)
that first paragraph — i've been feeling something similar; i wish i could be as brave and candid as you to put it into words, though.

congratulations on getting that letter bb!!!! can i say something selfish? i'm really, really happy for you and i'm so proud of you as an artist, but thinking about the possibility of you going overseas to study for goodness knows how long... i'll support you all the way, of course, but i feel really sad thinking about it haha. it reminds me of how much you've become such a huge and strong pillar of support and strength to me over the years ♥ ilu!!!

you always take such interesting picture angles bb! :')
b e l ♛: lightheartedness / this can't be healthyciette on March 1st, 2012 05:04 am (UTC)
it's something i don't think i can promise to myself unless i put it down in black and white ヽ(;´д`)ノ but i'm glad you feel the same way! we're becoming stronger in our own subtle ways and i think we're on the right track!

omg, your words make me feel so touched and happy ; A ; (hugs you so tightly a;sldkfjasldkf) SON!!!! y'know i think it hasn't really struck me yet, because the chances of going abroad to study is low, but... i think for the me who is trying to convince my parents to let me study abroad, i'll miss singapore and all my precious friends in it the most ;__; i'll really miss you so much as well bb, you've been supporting and encouraging me so much as well that i've grown so much over these two years! i love you so much ♥!!! ; v ;

hehe, that's a surprising compliment, thank you so much! i'm working on it :">
catch the rainbow: [pengudrum] penguins in a microwavedijeh on February 28th, 2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
I am late but

Congratulations! That sounds like great news and it doesn't matter that pretty much the whole class received a letter. You're one of the select few and that's got to say something! (i-it's not like I'm proud of you or anything. baka)

Oh man, I'm, hm, not exactly jealous, but you make me wish I had someone who travelled to Japan too, haha. I want gifts! And you should watch Totoro, it's one of Ghibli's best movies! Even one of our teachers praised it and that's something, because he usually likes to criticise pretty much everything.

I want to bury my face in that cake.
b e l ♛: secret / we're a batteryciette on March 1st, 2012 05:07 am (UTC)
oh my tsun tsun ayumu-kun, ilu so much ; v ; ♥ thank you so much for the congratulations!! so many surprising things are happening lately, and i pray, pray, PRAY so hard they are not a consolation for my a level results i'm going to received TOMORROW. oh god tomorrow. oh god if i don't come online it means i've suicided

only joking. really

i love gifts too! hahaha! especially from japan ; v ; dude one day when we're rich and awesome we should totally travel to japan together! it'll be the shit o/ (and you'll see my embarrassing side as i spambuy doujins i have been holding myself back from for years... it's sad)
wow, i never knew it was that good, though i always knew it was symbolic for ghibli! i'll definitely give it a watch ♥

DO IT. it beats facebento anyday, doesn't it.
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