January

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Enero is January in Filipino and in Spanish; the first month of the year.

Old English, from Latin Januarius (mensis) ‘(month) of Janus’ (see Janus), the Roman god who presided over doors and beginnings.

Fitting as this month serves as the door for the year ahead.

However, the image above wasn’t my first doodle of the year.

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Upholding personal tradition, I finished the one above on the first day of the year. Far more colorful from my past first-of-the-year doodles since I started the tradition back in 2014.


Details of ‘Enero’

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Carnation and snowdrop are January’s birth flowers symbolizing fascination, distinction, and love.

But I am more familiar with crayola’s carnation pink as I’ve used it countless of times when I was little and I associate snowdrop with Neil Gaiman’s stardust as it was quite a somewhat helpful relic in the plot.



Figured I’d go back to this blog instead of resigning to the quick snaps on instagram. I needed a space to dump photos anyway.

2016’s been a massive bitch so here’s to a hopeful 2017.

Have a great year ahead. Cheers!

x

kokojakes

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180 South

I’ve been itching to get lost again but my current budget won’t let me so i decided to revisit 180 South and finally finish watching that documentary.

This is something i picked up from watching it.

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If you compromise the process, you’re an asshole when you start out, you’re an asshole when you get back.

– cool old dude on climbing Mt. Everest

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Not quite sure if it’s “when you start out” or “start up” but you do get its context.

Just had to write it down as a personal reminder.

Uninstagrammable

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Everything is well curated on instagram. Pretty photos of pretty view with pretty people captioned with pretty words. These are some of the thing I don’t post there.

Pretty has never really been my core aesthetic (it sounds so pretentious, i’m crackin myself up). Sometimes i go ugly and raw.

These photos are very personal and reflects myself more than any selfies i could ever post. I know. It is kinda icky.

But hey, this is my blog anyway.

Make the unbearable things less terrible to think of

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I have received the most interesting thought about my work shown above:

your type is so beautiful it makes the unbearable things a little less terrible to think of

That’s something I’d probably smile about for ages.

Pretty obvious that I am feeling bummed out again (hence the sad vibes spread) so I made another one.

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Ugly thoughts rendered in pretty penmanship.

Hope everyone else is feeling better, though.

x

kokojakes