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Phew!

Last week was busy busy busy, with work work work.

When Friday afternoon finally hit, I looked at my desk and saw that I had at least 5 identical cups of coffee sitting all about.

And for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out which one was the one I had bought that morning. So I took a gamble and grabbed the one closest to me and took a healthy swig.

Mistake.

The good news is, it totally woke me up. Nothing like 3-day-old cold coffee hitting your gullet in the middle of Friday afternoon. That chill up your spine can keep you going for another good 6 hours alone. Red Bull, eat your heart out.

I watched the Avengers Movie on opening weekend, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the movie.

But it got me thinking…

The Avengers could really use one more member on their team…and I knew just who would do the job.

TO BE CONTINUED…

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Phew! 2011 is OVAH, and 2012 is HERE!

According to the WordPress Summary Report I got yesterday:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

(Click the image above for the full statistics!)

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That’s a lot of love. Thank you all for making 2011 the most successful year yet for my blog!

Since Christmas, I have been reflecting on the past year, and how much has changed in my life since last January

  1. In January, I rang in the New Year with my friends in New Jersey, and spent the rest of the month battling icy sidewalks, broken apartment heaters, and searching for my snow-buried car.
  2. In February, I continued to deal with crazy NYC Metro incidents, and Starbucks came out with their new “Trenta”-sized coffee.
  3. In March, I talked dirty to the Starbucks baristas, got bitten by a Vampider, and packed my bags to move back to the MD/DC area to work as an architect!
  4. In April, I shot my very first firearm, and shared trade secrets, including how to avoid bedtime bugs and how to make their very own photo comics~
  5. In May, I enjoyed my mother’s amazing cooking, tried to bring sexy back, almost accidentally killed my brother, and went fishing for river monsters.
  6. In June, I practiced my golf swing at the range, and tried to convince a stranger that I didn’t fart in an elevator.
  7. In July, my family went to Orlando’s Islands of Aventure, Faith gave a shot at making her own comics, and I pondered deeply on what my Prius would look like if it was a Transformer
  8. In August, I broke down and finally got myself a new computer, and experienced one of the most disgusting things in my life, and it was all my dad’s fault.
  9. In September, I went fossil hunting with my dad, helped my grandfather get Sex on the Beach, and had a stranger’s butt too close for comfort to my face.
  10. In October, I got myself some new glasses, and learned how to deal with my Dad’s creeping and my Mom’s backseat Facebook driving.
  11. In November, I began my very first Mini-Series comics (in which my own boss cameo’d), celebrated 11/11/11 at 11:11 am, and started my own Non-Profit Organization for Haiti by selling my comics.
  12. Finally, in December, I got to try my hand out again as a photographer, gingerbread architect, and singer/dancer.

What in the world could 2012 possibly bring? 2011 had a new job, new lifestyle, new locale, new friends, and a new look for me. I lost 15 lbs, started a non-profit that raised over $1000 in a month’s time, worked for a job that I absolutely love, and am the happiest I have been in a long time. I have no idea, but I have a really good feeling that God is still going to outdo 2011~

My own goals for 2012 include becoming fully licensed as an architect by the end of 2012, taking the New Mercy Project to the next level, and Lord willing (as corny as it may sound), finding love.

And no worries, lovely readers. I’ll be sure to take you all on this journey with me. Here’s to 2012~

새해 복 많이 받으세요!

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PS: If you wanted the rest of the Christmas Videos I took, I’ve put them below!



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Time for a well-deserved break from videos.

If you do happen to enjoy the videos, though, the final vacation vid will be up by Sunday.

Most people don’t get a chance to see the process behind my comics, so I thought I’d give you guys a sneak peek .

It’s a bit different from how I do my photo comics, though.

This one was from the You’d Like A What?” Post. 

Believe it or not, I can actually read the text in the sketch on the left.

When I come up with an idea or something happens to me, I sketch it out in my little notebook, and draw it out fresh on an 8.5 x 11 piece of white paper, scan it in, color it with Photoshop, and post it up for you all to see.

(As seen above, I also do some refinement and cutting/adding of panels)

This one was from the Awww Skeets Skeets Skeets”Post. 

Even though I usually don’t draw the entire body/context out in the sketches, the facial expressions of Mini-Grace are really the focus of my illustrations.

(^_^)

More comics will be on their way after the last video, so get excited!

. . .

I wonder how many times I’ve written “get excited” on my blog posts.

Too many, I’m sure. But still…get excited.

As promised, here is the experience I had at Starbucks.


And then they asked me to leave.

No, I’m just kidding. But the first 5 panels of this comic were totally true.

I am super curious about the whole “Dirty” thing, and am tempted to try the last 3 panels and see what happens.

When it comes to coffee, I will never turn a cup down.

But when I saw one of my favorite Youtube vloggers grab a cup of Starbuck’s newly-released “Trenta” sized-coffee, I was actually scared.

Started to make me wonder…how will they top the ridiculousness that is the 31-oz “Trenta?”

A “Cuarenta?” “Ochenta?” “Waterboardingenta?”

Either way, it’s not going to be pretty.

I dunno. I think that I’ll still try a Trenta…someday…

…you know. If I’m planning on never sleeping again. Or peeing non-stop. Non. Stop.

As Mini-Grace will demonstrate, I have a Saturday morning ritual/routine that I perform without fail.

 

 

Sorry about the lack of updates this week. Things have been super crazy at work, but it’s the weekend now! Yay~

Once I was decently covered, I went to the bank, dropped off my dry cleaning, went to the car wash, vacuumed out my car, went grocery shopping, grabbed another coffee, found an awesome parking spot in front of my apartment, wrote a couple of e-mails, drew the comic, and am now getting ready to go to the gym.

If I could spend all of my Saturdays like I did today, I would.

How would you spend your ideal Saturday?

I wiped out on the ice again tonight.

I think the bruise will go away eventually. But as my knees hit the cold floor, I had a flashback to last week, when I wiped out in the middle of New York City.

It went down like this:

My body still has some blue bruises, but the important thing is that my coffee miraculously survived!

I think my joy at that moment illustrated how much my love of coffee > my buttocks.

Priorities. It’s all about priorities.

A Cartoon Stuck in a Real Girl’s Body

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