January to me served as a sort of “trial” month as I wasn’t able to accomplish anything grand. I mostly spent it watching shows, bonding with friends, and working on low-key projects. Not really a big way to start 2016. So I am hoping this February will be more focused on real-deal stuff.
Here’s a recap of what happened in January 2016:
I worked on a couple low-key projects for my mom and her team. The projects involved illustrations, graphic design, and video editing. Some of them were even late Christmas stuff so I had to do some rush work. There was even one time where my mom and I spent the whole night cutting out hundreds of cards I designed with just scissors (our paper cutter wasn’t working as it should and we needed to get this project done asap)!
TV Shows and Binge-watching
January was a month of binge-watching. I finished seasons 2-4 of HBO Girls and I am obsessed with the show at the moment! I started watching last year but it took me soooo long to get past season 1. Once I got to know and appreciate the characters more towards the later episodes of season 1, I just flew through the whole thing.
(You can check out the Season 1 trailer above)
Also, I had just started watching the second half of season 2 of another favorite show of mine, Star Wars Rebels.
I had a bit of a reading slump in January but I didn’t let that stop me. I ended up reading three books! Here’s how I would rate them:
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness – 3 / 5 stars, nice premise, but couldn’t get into it
- Jem and The Holograms: Showtime (Trade Paperback) – 4 / 5 stars, beautiful art and cool characters, just wish the comics were longer
- Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer – 4.5 / stars, excellent end to the series
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Friends and Events
I met up with my college friends thrice this January. The first time was for my friend’s sister’s birthday. The second was a simple get-together at the mall. And the third was during a two-day creative conference which I will be talking about in my next entry of My Favorite Things.
I Moved my Shop
I moved my online shop! The reason? I value quality a lot and I want to give what’s best to my blog visitors while keeping everything affordable. I currently have Star Wars designs up but there will be other stuff soon. Please do check it out and spread the word. The shop ships internationally, by the way.