little monsters


omg this is the cutest video ever! this baby is so adorable and reminds me of  my little monsters who I got the chance to see grow from babies to kiddies. I miss them so dearly and are one(well two) reason why I miss the bay.

 As much as i dont miss all the crying and the tantrums, i miss their cute little smiles and their big personalities.  Besides  the bed that i would pass out on after a long day of work and having 8 hrs of class and lab, coming home to emily and jon were the highlights of my day. To see how excited they were to play with me and find out who emily played with on the playground; I would not trade for the world. It's been a year  since i moved away and it still feels weird not seeing them and my aunt and uncle who i lived with during my stay in the bay,  such amazing people!  i feel so thankful to them for having  me be apart of this juncture in their lives. I hope i can see them all soon and hear who's emilys new best friend and her adventures in the playground and jons' new favorite toy!

til next time luv-rs,


Sneak Peak & vegas

This past week and especially this weekend has been crazy and hectic but wonderful.  I wanted to give you guys a little sneak peak to my sisters grad party. Im still compiling the pictures so all will be up soon =]

Also this weekend I went to vegas and it was nice to just get away. We stayed at the Vdara hotel & spa, which was quite magnificent except for 2 things. 1. we waited for almost 3 hrs for our room to be ready. The nice front desk lady did give us a comp of $50 for it not being ready when I had checked in, but after the 2nd hr, i just wanted to get in my room and relax. Maybe they're under staffed or had some delays, but it was way to long to wait for the room.  2. the pull out bed was not comfy. the support bar kept poking me in the back haha Other then that the king bed was super comfy, and the room was spacious and quite beautiful! and we had 2 bathrooms! yes TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that def helped out when people handled their business lol  i wish i took pictures of the room we stayed at but i'll get them from someone, somehow. haha

Til next time. bye luv-rs =]



vintagely modern

Sorry  I have been M.I.A, I have been pre-occupied with work and trying to get my sister graduation party.  So here is a sneak peak of what R.S.V.P. LA (Tiffany Kuo & me)  has been up to plannin this party =]

dont mind the christmas tablecloth =]

More pictures to come soon!


You are Invited...

I really wish I knew some print studios around in LA, but the ladies who helped me at kinkos and staples we're very patient and sweet!

After a long & arduous hr trying to get the prints right, I'm almost done assembling my sisters invitations and RSVP.  I'm surprisingly happy with it. There are details I would def fixed or changed but im satisfied with the overall look and feel. The sheer ribbon was just to test and see how it would look all together, so just imagine it as white =]

now off to design my sisters graduation party! pictures to come soon =]


Melissa's wish

Finally after postponing it, procrastinating my ass off from designing this and with it only a month away, I finished my sisters graduation picnic celebration invitations. She wanted a mixture of vintage-esque/modern with a basket theme..... I had no clue how to incorporate the two but hope you like =]

the cover will open from the center and where the ribbon ends, I'll tie a bow to keep it closed.

After you open from the center this is what the interior of what the invitation will look like. I choose red so that it would tie in better with the basket theme(red blanket in the baskets). I;m not to fond of this one so I may play around with the interior of the card

She better like it!  cause she has no choice! jkjk


I originally started this blog to hold some accountability for myself and I was totally jazzersized about writing,  creating new work, and just putting myself out there.  I HAD TO FIND A PATH to this career I had planned for myself for 2 years. I needed something. A back route, alley way, a shaky bridge above man eating crocodile of a creative industry,but no. I ran (feet to the ground,  hands in the air) like a nun in a sex shop. The illusion of a prosperous future was melting into the reality I have been living the past few months.

I had become so afraid of the future and scared that it would not be as optimistic as I had hoped; the fear ran deep and began to infected the marrow of my very existence.  I was not giving myself the opportunities to succeed, and created my own destructive self-fulfilling prophecy. I had to find a way out of this destructive cycle I was putting myself through, and I began to think that maybe this is not where my life is suppose to go, that maybe I am meant for something greater, something that can yield me greater success. Maybe its some form of running away, but this became my turning point and I could not hid anymore. I felt like I was in control of my future for the 1st time in a long time, ready to take it by the balls and squeeze every ounce of my success out of it I can. I have a firm grasp  and I'm not ready to let go!




how can you not swoon for Gabe Bondoc????? 
I have many many weaknesses, but he is my biggest.  I would kidnap him and have him serenade me under the moonlight, at the beach, feeding me chocolate covered anything, oh hell he should be covered in chocolate. Then we can lay under the stars, bundled up and talk, he can sing some more to me as the waves crash into the water.......

I know, i know you;re guna say,"but B, he's straight! he has a gorgeous girlfriend who is just as talented as he is."
i dont care!!!!! a boy can dream cant he? haha he will be my future husband =p

great vocalist, awesome lyricist. listen to gabe bondoc!



I absolutely love this picture. Even though its blury, it enhances her movement, the shape their arms create, and the angle and stoic expression her face. ja'dore!!

and dancing in the middle of the street, how can you not love

louie louie

So my 1st piece of 2011. So far one of my fave peices. This is a website inspired by watercolor and an image I found on the web.  The image in is just a place holder and its by superkitch. Check them out.Crazy talent and beautiful work!

oh, ps-in the center of the circle is suppose to be a logo but I didnt get a chance to finish that.

Hope you like =]



HOLY CRAPtain american....

I know time goes by fast, but it baffles me to think that 4 years have gone by since my dad pasted away. There are still many unresolved issues and emotions, but one of the best things to come out of it was how my mother, sister and I became closer. We were just like any other typical Asian family, who didnt really talk about emotions, kept to ourselves, and didn't have that have that close relationship with one another.

Growin up, I sincerely had a tunnel perspective on my parents, and never was able to see
them as individuals; as people who hurt just as I did, who laughed and experienced joy as I did. It wasnt until that evening 4 years ago, where my world opened to not only the true reality of things, but also the surreal nature of having a parent pass away. It was the 1st time that I had ever, ever, EVER seen my mother cry, and that alone was an experience I will carry to my dying day. It was one of the most heart shattering feeling that had ever overcame me, and I think for anyone to see you're parent express such an human emotion, alters your way of seeing them. I have grown a deeper appreciation and love for her and all I ever wish for her is to find her path to happiness again. I think we are all on our path to find our happiness again amongst this haze of sadness, confusion and unanswered questions.

If there was one thing, well mostly two; Ok, lets say two things that i want someone to take from my fathers passing, is;
1. Smoking drastically decreases your chances of life expectancy.
2. Appreciate and love your parents and express genuine affection, because you never know when you may last see, talk, touch or hear them

OK just kidding 3 points.....

3. if you have a broken relationship with a parent,make attempts to try and mend your relationship!

The last one i hold dearest to me. I say this because my relationship with my dad was not a very close one. I think many of my relationship issues root from him and much of my anger stemmed from him not being around. It was  never my reality for my dad to be there at my concerts or swim meets. He would always be out, out late til 2-3in the morning and some weeks I would not see him.The biggest regret that i still hold on to was how I left the conversation with my dad.  My last conversation with my dad was over the phone; so angry at him, I just hung up on him without say goodbye. If I could take that conversation back,  I would tell him that  loved him and that I wish that we could have worked on our relationship. What hurts the most was to know that although spoke to him unkindly, that he still loved me and was proud that I was his son.

I can only hope that if you have any issues with your parents, that you make attempts to resolve the problems so that you can mend any emotion wounds and build that solid foundation for a happy relationship. If it does not work out like you had hoped, at the end of the day you tried and thats all we can ever ask of ourselves.



St. Valentines

Have a wonderful valentines! Celebrate love not commercialism =] Show your appreciation with objects of affection, not objects of materialism
have a fun and safe vday! use protection if you gon make boom boom =]


I am

 Dear ginormous world of the blog-0-sphere,
I would first and foremost like to apologize for my neglect. I fought you off like a clingy boyfriend and avoided you like the plague, BUT I AM READY TO EMBRACE YOU!   No longer will I watch videos, stumble! or come to you to get my fix of blogs.  I am sorry and I will not become an absent and negligent blogfriend no more! 

Sincerly yours,

For many months I was having a psychological battle about actually posting entries. I would  unintentionally losing myself in videos after videos, websites after websites; all so i could avoid being accountable. Since graduation, I never really had any sort accountability for creating new work, or trying to launch my career in the design world. I just thought **POOF** like magic I would get an internship. When that did not happen after applying to countless studios,  I got scared, made a conscience decision to run and retreat in the world of EXPRESS.

After a prolong period of dwelling and throwing a mental pity party, I no longer want to hide and only accept the circumstances I am in. I need to create the change and bring the opportunities to me so that I can dominate the creative world.

 So hear me roar...I AM DESIGNER!