Jimmy Loves Juice

Posted in art, film, movies by krisyee on August 19, 2014

I forgot to post about my brother’s latest achievement! As some of you may know, my brother is a very talented artist who has worked on films such as Star Trek, Avatar, and even the more recent Star Wars movies. He has also taught at his alma¬†mater, San Jose State. He recently graduated with his MFA and finished his thesis project, an animated short called Jimmy Loves Juice. With the help of his students he brought this animated short to life and even got into a few film festivals. The fam and I got to watch it here in San Francisco at the Frozen film festival and last week he got word that they won the Best Animated Short at the Costa Rica International Film Festival! Congrats again to my brother and his students!

Check out his trailer and check the Jimmy Loves Juice blog for more showings and film festivals!


Mid Year Review

Posted in random by krisyee on August 10, 2014

More like mid year plus two months…

I really wanted to post more this year since I’ve been slowing down the past couple of years. But this year has been super busy. At the end of last year I left my job of 7 (or was it 8?) years and took a job at a bank in the financial district. Something new, something different, at a bank I never thought I would work at. But so far it’s been good and it’s definitely a learning experience. There’s still a big part of me that wishes I was in something more creative. But what exactly? I’m still working on that, but I’m still into the same things. Photography, fashion, anything where I get to be creative where my end product is something physical to show. I decided to take a fashion illustration class last semester. That was pretty fun and satisfied my creative cravings, but since then I’ve still been having trouble finding a way to let it out.

Hopefully I figure it out soon. Seems like that’s a constant struggle for me.

I’ve been reading more. I have time on Muni so I started reading some books. I FINALLY read the rest of the Hunger Games books. I picked up a couple of motivational books to help release my creative side. And then of course there were the motivational business books like #GirlBoss and Lean In. I have to say I enjoyed them. For the longest time I thought about starting my own business. But since I have the issue of what I have a passion for, it’s kind of hard to pick what kind of business I want to own.

I think it’s slowly but surely coming along…or will come along eventually.

Welp, I’ll update the blog with some of the year’s events later…hopefully.

Mid year review to be continued…