I’ve been trying to break free from the monotony that is my life. I figured it was time to for a new habit. This was why I joined the SSSVEDA, so I could start feeling comfortable in front of the camera and maybe really start a vlog of all my travels and whatnot. So far, it hasn’t worked for me yet. I’m too lazy to film myself. The second (and last) video I posted for this month was done after 127 takes. Ugh, it’s too much work for me, so I guess I’m gonna have to put that down and move on to other things, which brings me to the 100-day project.
I found out about this through one of the people I follow on Instagram. Actually, I first stumbled upon Elle Luna on Medium when I read this article which I found extremely inspiring. So what is the 100-day Project? It’s a project by Elle Luna and The Great Discontent urging people to do / make something for 100 days, starting April 6 up to July 14. In my case, I chose 100 days of handwritten words. I think it’s doable because I can write anywhere and any time. It doesn’t take up a lot of hours, but still allows me to take a moment each day to practice calligraphy and my handwriting.
I will be posting a recap every week until July 14. Here goes the first week:
April 6 – April 12
Marina Bay Sands
A little selfie while waiting for the run to start
Just a little lettering the night before the run
Last Sunday, I took part in Great Eastern Women’s Run 2014. It was a couple of months ago when I decided I would go to Singapore for a visit and while I was contemplating that, I searched for runs to be held anytime near my birthday and I found GEWR. I registered right away (didn’t even have a plane ticket then!).
It was my first ever out-of-the-country run and I was psyched! I promised myself I was gonna run the entire 5K this time. I know, I know, it’s just a short distance and I’ve registered to dozens of 5K runs before… but I’ve never completed the entire 5K without stopping to walk.. =_=. And as much as I would like to tell you that I did what I promised, I can’t because it didn’t happen. I didn’t train like I was supposed to because I was sick the entire time since I got to SG and didn’t want to risk running everyday in rainy weather for fear of aggravating it.
I was so scared to get lost while trying to get to the event location so I purchased a shuttle bus ticket. It was a mistake because even though my run would start at 8am, I was in the location as early as 4:30am! TT_TT… There were no seats and I didn’t want to sit down on the floor (germaphobe alert! LOL). So I was standing up the whole time. Not to mention, I had walked a good 20 minutes to get to Sengkang station where the pickup location was. So, you could pretty much say I had a decent warmup before the run. LOL, but my legs were hurting by the time I finished the 1st kilometer. D:
I had a few tearful moments during the entire event. For one, I was alone and I had nobody to talk to. Everybody else had a friend with them and were taking selfies or wefies or whatever you called them. I just felt like events like these needed to be experienced with someone. Second, it was just a happy moment participating in something like this outside of the Philippines, and in a place close to my heart. I couldn’t help but get nostalgic. Singapore gave me a lot of memories and all of them came rushing back as I was walking / running past the familiar places.
I will definitely do this again. My best friend Ellen wants to go to the StanChart run next year. I may come with her. Who knows? I might be running a half-marathon by then!
I’ve always liked lettering. All my doodles consist mainly of handwritten letters but I never really explored the art.
The other day, after drawing a logo for my sister, I remembered how great it felt to actually use a pen. I have been so used to typing that I forgot how much I loved using pens (I collect them, and notebooks too!). So, that got me started. I pulled out an old sketch book, a couple of my pens, a pencil, and wrote whatever came to mind. Here are a few of the things I’ve worked on so far. Pretty rough, but I’ll get better. Someday.
Jeepney Love Story Lyrics
“We’ll Always have Paris” and “Someone Like You”
Fortune Favors the Brave
I’m doing an OPM (Original Pilipino Music) Series where I hand-write lyrics from Filipino songs. I posted my first one today which was from Yeng Constantino’s Jeepney Love Story. I’m pretty excited about this because OPM deserves some good lovin’ and I get to practice my lettering too!
Flower (I don’t know what the name is)
Just some stuff from my mom’s garden I took pictures of the other day.
Also, today’s my parent’s anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!