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Bear with me

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I really like bears, no matter how much you tell me they are not as funny in real life.

I promise I’ll draw something new for my next post! T_T Maybe I’ll use the office scanner. #minorrebel

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January 12, 2014 at 7:16 am

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Gangsters with big lips, and laundry

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I am quite determined to have at least ONE post in 2013, so here it is:

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The top doodle is about my love of doing laundry. I mean, it is still a chore, but whenever I am travelling overseas, nothing quite beats the domestic joy of having¬†freshly-laundered clothes that I washed myself. There is just a strange sense of satisfaction that comes with it. Also, I love the smell of freshly-laundered clothes. Also, I like the word “freshly-laundered”.

I also like the idea of this gangster biker chick with big lips and her whole attitude is just,¬†whatever. I could imagine her smoking and flicking the ashes on any passerby with a douche-y face she doesn’t like. That’s who I want to be in my next life (the chick, not the passerby with douche-y face).

I need to start doodling again! Not the easiest thing with a full time job that tends to consume your whole life. :-/

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December 29, 2013 at 5:05 am

Travellator dream

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From earlier this year:

I had a dream one day about travellators. I don’t remember much except that it was like a video game setting and I had to get someplace/complete something and it involved going on a mega-cool travellator that was super fast and I had to jump on and my shoes had an awesome spark-thingy and I had to lean forward in the direction I was going. I didn’t know/don’t remember what I was doing exactly but the part about going on the travellator kept recurring. So when I woke up I had to draw this girl in the sneakers and the dress that I remembered from the dream.

I wish I remember more of my dreams and in greater detail.

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September 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

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Freak Fish

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From 2011 I think?

 

Fish are some of my favourite animals… and the funnier-looking, the better. I probably started doodling this lonely Freak Fish after watching a TV program about the “Chinese fish” invasion in the US… (the real name of the fish is the snakehead). It is a fish with some ferocious fangs, that attacks humans, and can actually survive and crawl/wriggle out of water at least for a while. I even entertained the thought of having one as a pet, because (1) it can attack humans, and (2) I can walk it on a leash. 8-) Alas, so far no one has considered my idea as even remotely feasible.

Mr. Freak Fish however is not violent at all. He just has some scary-looking teeth but is gentle and a vegetarian. Think Edward Scissorhands, as a fish.

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September 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm

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cobbled walkways

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From late 2011 (something not-so-old!):

 

Doodled when I first decided to join Tamie on her Euro trip, and when I had the brilliant idea of visiting London as well. I don’t think there are that many cobbled walkways in London anymore, or much of Western Europe, but somehow this is the image that sticks in my head of walking through European streets.

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August 9, 2012 at 5:10 am

law school doodles

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I was cleaning out my law school notes yesterday night (only somewhat successfully..) and I realised what I have been missing the past 1-2 years: my compulsive habit of doodling! Why is it that I can’t get rid of ANY bad habits (biting fingernails, poking pimples) but I didn’t even notice losing this habit that actually is perfectly fine??

From 2008-2010:

I don’t remember where this particular set of notes came from but I *think* it is from the Singapore Legal System module (on constitutionalism).

I like doodling hands and I like this particular pair. From Contract Law notes.

My favourite doodling subjects (besides fat animals (??)). For a long time I’ve wanted to draw out their story in a picture book form but drawing people is difficult. T_T After I doodled this I thought – hey, this would be a nice simple cartoony style for a picture book. But I think I would get rid of the mini eyelashes on Ted since cartoon men can’t seem to have any lashes without looking a little tranny.

I was supposed to finish cleaning out my notes this morning, but I woke up late.. I dreamt that there was a train station leading straight to Venice, but somehow the station my friend and I were headed to was an S-bahn station (with the green sign and all), except that the ‘S’ stood for Siegel, which is a canal in Amsterdam @_@. The result of speeding through Western Europe in a month.

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July 11, 2012 at 4:26 am

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Lady Lawyer again

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From 2010? 2011? I have lost track of time.

A more serious-looking one. Testing out a new ink pen. (I don’t know why she always looks angry…)

A less serious one, inspired by the famous fictional lawyer Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney!!

Had to post Lady Lawyer again because tomorrow is our Commencement ceremony… This looming graduation has set off a lot of troubling thoughts in my head. One of my new resolves is to Remember that I did not enter law school just for kicks, and I should really make up for 4 years of slacking by working much harder during this training period, and during work itself. The other thing that has been troubling me is a much trickier subject and it is still troubling me AND I don’t know how to resolve it yet. :I

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July 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

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