Eyes Staring Out

Trying to get my friend’s work out there for others to enjoy. He is an art student, currently in his fourth year of university; his areas of expertise are in animation, photography, and film. Right now he has a Youtube channel displaying some of his film work/pieces. He says he will be updating his channel with more work in the future, so stay tuned. You can also check out some of his artwork on his Livejournal or his Myspace.

Here’s a sample of his work:

In with 2008.

2008 rang in with some interesting moments. Was glad to spend the first few hours of the new year with some close friends here in the city.

So, apparently, the year 2008 is supposed to be a “bad luck year” for all those people born in the Year of the Rat (Chinese/lunar calendar). I didn’t even know of this until I was hanging out with my friend and her friends, and they mentioned how we all needed to go to Chinatown to buy red bands so we could ward off the bad luck on us. I am usually not superstitious, but as a group, we didn’t seem to have much luck today with our adventures.

Maybe it’s just me being weird, but maybe I should go ahead and buy that red band. I didn’t even realize that the Chinese New Year this year is the Year of the Rat; how convenient, isn’t it?

Life in the City by the Bay.

Well, it has been five months since I moved to San Francisco. Time has passed by so quickly that I forget how I ended up here. So much has happened as well–it’s all been a blur.

Times are still rocky, but I am feeling more and more that this is my new home. I didn’t even realise I had been here for so long until a few weeks ago, when I took my first trip out of the city since August.

I have met a few people so far, but there are still so many people I haven’t met yet. I have become used to the sights and sounds though; I walk around the neighborhoods like I’ve lived here for years. It’s amazing to see how much a person can adjust to in such a short amount of time.

I watch myself kind of shedding away layers of my former self as the time goes by. For one, I seem to be growing distant from the J-music world. Sure, I still listen to a lot of J-music, but I don’t really care to keep up-to-date with the latest news anymore. I also find myself distancing from J-music fans…maybe I feel we can’t connect anymore due to how different our lives have become.

I guess this is how life goes–they say, as you grow older, you end up losing more and more friends until all you have left are your closest friends (and family, of course). I don’t mind that really. I find myself growing tired of trying to seek out too many people.