Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

election day

today. history was made. and i can say i remember everything that happened on this day. enjoy. will update when occasions arise.

Friday, October 31, 2008

leave behinds

so as this is supposed to be my blog where i post designs and there is an absence of design, i figured it was about time to change it up. sooo i'm just hoping no one will jack my swag or see any of this turn up on "you thought we wouldn't notice... dot com".

anyway, a month or two ago is when i graduated and during that time, we're supposed to create samples and leave behinds. I thought to leave behind some artwork i composed on illustrator cause I thought "it's something i like to do, and hopefully people will like my style". So without further adieu, i present these samples. people thought they were stickers and im thinking...thats not a bad idea.

if you want them sent to you as some sweet room decor...don't be afraid to holla. will put more designs! promise!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Maintaining a blog is definitely something to be commended for doing. But then again, it's esentially writing a journal. A journal to share to the world of your experiences, your day, an insight on your life. Sooo enough of this jibba-jabba already and let's dive in to a recap.

So as many of you that read this may know, I went to texas to meet up with my family. A bonus to this excursion was the chance to see one of my best friends whom i haven't seen in 2 years.

Needless to say, it was a pretty momentous experience and I mean, I don't want to sound all mooshy, but a lot of emotions and thoughts were running through my mind...for one, Texas has very cheap gas (ok bad timing for a joke but c'mon)

Seeing someone you haven't seen in a while just makes leaving them, a really hard ordeal. You catch up and talk about things that happened since the last time you've seen them, seen how many things have changed. Almost like a living time capsule. I could say more, but i'll just let a picture do the explanation.
people, places, and experiences change over time. But it's important to remember not to change too much and be someone you don't want to be.

so the time i spent in texas was short. needless to say, it just means i had a lot of fun.

cause time flies when you're having fun. that doesn't change.

Monday, October 6, 2008

2 weeks

It's been 2 weeks since i graduated...or rather, did the portfolio show. The true graduation ceremony is in december and i won't be there on account that I will be heading home before the actual ceremony. In 2 weeks I will be heading to El Paso and Houston Texas. This will be my first time in Texas and already i'm going to two very well known areas...that are on the opposite end of each other.

I'm currently facing the real world and although it has its rough patches, for the most part it's very exciting to be done with school and dealing with these issues. At the moment, I will have to meet up with a client regarding internship projects...Hopefully i'm up for the challenge (I should be) and I'll have to fine tune some of the freelance work i'm doing for another client.

Woo..I will update with a few doodles...I hope to update with some designs later too.

Aloooooha :) 'm/

Saturday, September 27, 2008

what happened at thursdays portfolio show

wow, 3 years but we did it! I still can't believe how fast the time has flown by. Everyone was telling me it would come by in a blur but I was skeptical. It was a slow start but by the time the final quarter came by, i couldn't believe that it was done just like that. Well, posted below are a few pix, that aren't blurry vs the other ones that were. If you feel left out and want our photo posted, i'd be much more than happy to oblige. but due to space concerns, i have to take that into consideration. enjoy. and thank you whether you were a part of it, or through your support.

aloha, mahalo nui loa. i did it! wow. i still can't believe it

Thursday, September 25, 2008

9/25. 2:25am. Portfolio Pregame

haha. i have to be up in 5 hours! to think that the day i've been amounting 3 years to this one day. i think i'll be fine...i should just b sleeping now. will update later w/ pix. g'night errbody

Saturday, September 20, 2008

9/20. the week review. the week ahead

sooo it was pretty wild. the fact that it took 3 years to complete and that it's all finally here. I would lie to you if I told you that this would be the best week ever for it was actually the opposite. The class that I had to get reviewed through to move on to the next level left me battered on the floor for I "barely passed by the skin of my teeth". I would be lying to you saying that I expected this to happen to me. Of course, I don't want to sound egotistical or overconfident about work I produce, but to say that I barely got by kinda hurts me in the chest.

Im not going to lie and tell you that, maybe I teared up a little bit. of course I would, this is what I want to do with my life so i have that passion. but i guess it didn't help that I didn't have my business cards professionally printed, my portfolio website was getting kinda whacky, i had no front cover to my portfolio (at the time) and that I had a pretty lame layout to my portfolio..

NOW, i have to prepare, mentally and physically. My mom comes in this tuesday morning and the show is on thursday. We also have to have a booth set up...just when i think im done, they pull me back in.

it'll work out...just one. more. week.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

9-11-08 1:22am

sooo right now may be the very first time this week that i sleep before 3. I graduate from college (freaky) in about 2 weeks...whats just so surreal is how fast the time has flown in 3 years. so many things will be happening before next week is over that it will just be overwhelming. hopefully things start to tone down.

i'm just feeling really tired so i hope to soon update this in a few. I also intend on getting my portfolio website going soon. much ado to do!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

9-3-08 11:24a

my goodness..i have 3 weeks left until i graduate. my mom comes in from home with that i gotta think even harder how things are gonna develop. for the most part i have most of my work done. i need to have progress on my billboard and my ad campaign designs in order to really complete my portfolio. boy am i a wreck. people still get me flustered....i'll actually copy and paste a note that i wrote on my facebook:

Patience. Trust. & Apathy
written sat. aug 23, 2008 @ 3:22 pm

so as you may all know, when i get hung up on chicks...hell, when i see girls i get head over HEELS for them. what you may not know is that its not until i get to know them that I start feelin' em.

what hurts though, is 9 times out of 10, there'll be girls that i'll be feelin' and guess what? THEY HAVE BOYFRIENDS! no huge suprise when i find out, because obviously i'm feelin' these girls so it shows that they're realllly awesome.

i know how to pick 'em i guess. obviously. but seriously WTF!? and im always hearing the same "you'll find someone". but i really need that kind of special attention that you can get when you have a girlfriend. i don't know how i'm gonna find one here but i'll be honest, i dont care to find someone here, unless she wants to live back home. there are 2 (maybe 3, but the third one is kinda getting me a bit flustered) girls that i sweat and they are from back home (the third one is not from home but i'll be speaking as a whole about these girls) i'll try to call, try to txt (i officially am trying to only txt when i can't talk because i like to be personal), BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO IF THESE F*KN CHICKS DON'T GIVE YOU THE TIME OF DAY TO ANSWER YOUR CALLS or your messages!?!

something that really irritates me is when i am ignored. which if you know me, is sorta obvious as i try to make it a point to stand out from about the crowd. but what do i do here? i guess its unfair for me to assume that im being ignored, "maybe they're busy". a simple "yo roann, i'm busy right now, i'll do my best to talk to you at another time" is enough for me. a quick response. thats it. just so i know im not ignored cause other than that, i'll know for sure, you got the memo or voicemail and just brushed it off. do not do that to me. as lighthearted and fun as i come off, i am a vulnerable man who wears his heart on his sleeve and just wants to love or be loved.

another huge thing that i HATE. is when you are flaky. you have me hoping so much to expect maybe hanging out or doing something and low and behold the day before, maybe a couple of hours, F*CK MAYBE EVEN 20 MINUTES before the supposed engagement, "you can't do it". i wanna throw my phone, or a valuable just because i am so frustrated.

so as you can see, i need help. feedback. heck, maybe even just a date. if you know someone, or if you wanna give me some comments. idk, just do whatever. please.


so the underlying idea is i hate being ignored...and thats just how i feel lately

ventilation/ 9-3-08 @ 12:24

so this is my first post. it literally took me 2 minutes to start on of these. i needed to write out just how i feel at the moment. so i pronounce "van nuys" incorrectly--i guess i say van nice, but it's apparently "van eyes"....who the f*ck cares?! so i messed up. shoot me i don't f*ckin have a clue. IM NOT FROM HERE. my roommate corrected me. then i tell him i don't want to get into a battle of semantics, okay, maybe i applied the incorrect word, i can't think straight when i'm heated...then he goes on to say that he will argue semantics all he wants, "BUT WE'RE ARGUING PRONUNCIATION" i freaking care.


that's me in a nut shell. an optimist. a good guy. sometimes in a losing fight. but i'll stand up for what i believe in. seriously. sometimes i have a limit.

don't know who'll read this. but thanks