Monday, December 28, 2009

Let Them Eat Cake

Parents insist that le cub and I serve cake on the big day. But we're serving a trio of desserts... is an additional helping of dessert really necessary? Can't believe I just asked that.

I Did!

My toes, adorned with Valentino sequins, will be uber-happy on the day of le cub and cougar wedding.

Thank you, mommy.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Ho-Ho-Ho! Ha-Ha-Ha! Hee-Hee-Hee!

Happiest of Holidays, my friends!!!

Picture: Still from A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bling it On!

I'm all for looking like a disco ball during the dancing portion of my wedding day with le cub. Back in Taipei, and my mom is worried that we won't be able to find something suitable to wear to the epic cougar and cub wedding ceremony that she's throwing us in Taipei. I have no complaints. Doll me up!

Pictured: Sparkly tunic - Marchesa Resort 2010

Thursday, December 17, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Boarding a flight back to Taipei! *fist pump*
Should I not find the time to post while away...


Much love always,
le cougar, le cub, and le Beans

Ho-ho-ho! Hee-hee-hee! Ha-ha-ha!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Progress Report

Wow, wowee, wow. Honestly, tastings alone, are reason enough for two people to get married.

Last night, le cub and I, accompanied by Rebecca, attended our second tasting at Chris and Jerry's downtown loft. Based on our first tasting, Jerry was able to capture our flavor profile, and with that in mind, he created a full menu for us - covering hor d'oeuvres, starters, entrees, desserts, and late-night snacks. That's right, late-night snacks. Le cub doesn't want any of our guests leaving hungry.

This second-tasting was incredibly indulgent. The presentation was gorgeous and the flavors were "mayjah." Needless to say, le cub and I left their home fat and happy. We can't wait for our cookie tasting. That's right. Jerry is going to have us over for a COOKIE TASTING. Life is very, very good.

Original drawings to come.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside

Le cub and I bought "Dizzy" and his friend "Dozey" on sale yesterday at 99 Ranch Market. We then proceeded to give them both a warm bath. Dizzy was not pleased.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Til Death Do Us Part - Animatic

It is with sweaty palms that I have uploaded my first video onto YouTube. My very first! Thought I'd give folks a peek at the work-in-progress for my second-year stop-motion film, "Til Death Do Us Part". Tah-dah! An animatic. This short is my light-hearted way of highlighting the issue of depression in the elderly, and was inspired by my grams. Changes will definitely be made. This current version has temporary sound effects, score and voice-over. (I plan to audition Geoffrey Rush sound-a-likes.) Final version to come. In the meantime, enjoy!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Petite Sentiments

Some small (and totally random) expressions of joie:

Fantastic Mr. Fox. So cussin' fantastic that I paid to watch it twice.

Snuggies. Le cub and I have purchased 10 to date. Our fool-proof go-to-gift this holiday season.

I love cheese. Consumed 7 slices of Tillamook cheddar last night while watching "The Biggest Loser" finale. I need help.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Bagged It

Braved the holiday shopping crowd last night in order to snatch up a couple boxes of See's Candy (Nuts and Chews, baby!) to bring back to my grammy in Taiwan. As usual, I couldn't resist taking a peek at the sale section at CUSP. Purchased two more Christmas presents. One for a friend, and one for me! I bought a hunter green shoulder bag from French Connection - on sale for a reasonable $79. Apparently it's the same one that Taylor Swift has been toting around this past month. See HERE. May her talents and youth rub off on me.

Just caught Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe of Precious on Jay Leno. Adorable. Have you watched Precious yet?

A Fitting Combination


I've never participated in an art exhibition before, and this weekend, I not only partook (Dude, did I just make-up a word? That's so Kate Gosselin of me) in one, I was able to attend the opening night! (The exhibitions runs through January 16th of 2010.) A bunch of friends showed up at Sweet Breams in San Mateo to support me. As "feeling-less" a person as I am, I could've sworn I got all warm and fuzzy inside. Could've been the love. Could've been the Peet's Coffee...

In case you're curious, Sweet Breams isn't actually a gallery. Like model-turned-actress, Sweet Breams is a teeny-tiny dessert-shop-turned-gallery. They serve "chibi taiyakis" which are fish-shaped cakes stuffed with red bean, vanilla cream, nutella, milk chocolate, and white chocolate for eating... and calorie-free artwork on their walls for viewing...

It was SUPER COLD in San Francisco this past weekend. Thought temperatures would be kinder back in SoCal, but nooooo...
I'm freezing here in Burbank. Luckily Beans is like a furnace, and likes to sleep at my feet :o)

Saturday, December 05, 2009


I'm feeeling shleeeeepy...

Desperately attempting to finish up a set (in the garage) along with my final animatic. All deliverables to be reviewed on Monday... and the reason for the rush is that my departure for SF is in T minus 6 hours and 21 minutes. That's right, I'm heading up to the Bay to be reunited with the cub. That and to attend my very first art exhibition (group one)! So very psyched about the exposure, but bummed that I'm looking like cah-cah due to this all-nighter.

The set's looking "meh." *sniffle* I really need to work on creating some forced perspective and depth next week. No time tonight. *sniffle*

Probably would've helped if I hadn't spent three hours at the movie theater with Alexis and Annie earlier today. We'd been meaning to catch a showing of "Precious" for weeks now, and we finally decided to screw it and indulge. We were so giddy in the theater, constantly creepily rubbing our hands together in anticipation of "Precious" that other theater patrons could easily have mistaken us for diehard Lord of the Rings fans who'd made the mistake of thinking "Precious" was a spin-off of a J.R.R. Tolkien work.


Friday, December 04, 2009

Testing. Test. Test.

Scene one. Shot of tombstone through tree branches. The tombstone's meant to look fuzzy, but the tree branches and leaves are meant to be crisp. Hmm. I need a tripod. I need some lights.

Supermodel, Work

A while back, I purchased a friend's old Nikon D70. It came to me in truly wonderful condition for a mere $400. The only catch was, my friend had lost the manual. D'oh. I suppose I wouldn't have gone through it anyway.........

Final individual meeting with my professor for this quarter is taking place on Monday. She wants to see shots of my work in progress. But I don't know how to use my camera! *gulp*

Goofing around with the camera all day. Beans has been an incredibly cooperative model. He works for cookies. *fist pump*

Photos are coming out blurry. GRRRRRRRRR.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Just the Beginning

Buildings that will be standing in the background of my railroad-crossing scene. They need additional windows, doors, shingles, and stoops!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

This Shit is Bananas

Tis better to give than to receive :o)
Some thoughts on holiday shopping 2009...

- THIS gadget. It will surely be loved.
- THIS bad-ass knuckle ring.
- Affordable art. THIS piece or THAT one?
- THIS blankie will come in handy.
- THESE chocolates will make you shed tears of joy. THESE pies will too!
- THIS amazeballs lamp would be perfect for displaying cherished photos.
- My fav cookbook is THIS one. Oh, Ina!
- THESE men's socks will elicit smiles. Caviar for his feet!
- THIS sparkly magic-wallet fits in clutches.
- THIS classic billfold wallet with a twist.

- THESE Robert Pattinson undies. I may be on Team Edward, but really???
- THIS creepy grizzly bear bean bag.

Happy shopping!!!

Arriving in Style

How awesome would it be if le cub and I could rent wedding transportation like this vintage VW Bus?!? Or better yet, THIS one?

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


I've been sewing and gluing fabric scraps all morning in order to make an age-appropriate, yet snazzy outfit for "Ed," one of the senior citizen extras in my second-year film, "Til Death Do Us Part"... His shoes, socks, elbow patches (every grandpa needs elbow patches), neck and hands aren't on yet, but I thought I'd give y'all a look before Ed's fully finished. Work-in-progress shots are fun, no? Am also posting a photo of him before the extreme make-over. I carved foam (from Norm's Foam Shop in Culver City... thanks, Kevin, for the recommendation!) and glued two halves over the armature to give Ed some mass. (Not too much though, as Ed is meant to be a tall and skinny fella.) I don't own a carving knife, so I had to make do with a steak knife. Hehe. It worked!


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