Friday, November 29, 2013

December 2013 Desktop Wallpaper for Download

With calendar:
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Without calendar: 
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I added a bigger portrait size wallpaper for tablets now :)
Hope you like December's desktop too, happy holidays!

Update 1 Dec: My design was selected in Smashing Magazine again!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Evacomics opens online shop with Society6


Ends 2 Dec (Cyber Monday)!!!

 What is Society6?

Society6 is a fulfilment service company that helps artists to setup their online shop and take care of everything from collection of payment, production of goods, all the way to shipping of a product. Items are only produced after an order is made so the shipping time is a bit longer. All items are shipped from US and listed in USD. The only thing artists need to take care of is to create and upload the designs. I had chosen Society6 because of its easy to use interface and recommendation by a few fellow artist friends. Unfortunately, there is no such service in Asia yet.

  What happens after I purchase from Society6?

Items are only produced after you place an order. If you live in US, items will typically arrive around a week or so. Overseas customers would have to wait 2-3 weeks (or more, depending on customs). And of course, I get a design commission (around 10% of sales) for every item sold with my design on it :)

  I like your design!

If you are from a company looking for such artwork to sparkle your products or marketing material, please do not hesitate to contact me. More information about my services and rates can be found here:

And yes, I also do caricatures and illustrations for individuals ;)

Chinese food and Japanese food

It's very difficult to tell what meat you're eating when you eat Japanese food~

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sushi and beyond at Tsukiji Fish market

Tsukiji Fish market tokyo tuna cutting
I went to Tsukiji several times with friends (both Japanese and foreigners) so I brought my family down for some fresh sushi on their first day in Tokyo. However this post will be a compilation of ALL my trips down to Tsukiji so you can have a better idea of what to expect.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tokyo Sky Tree with elderly and toddler

Tokyo Sky Tree
Now that I'd cleared everything from CoFesta, I'm going to travel further back in time about my family trip to Tokyo in September!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Manner in drinking sake rice wine in Japan

I tried to pour sake (rice wine) for myself but was often stopped by my Japanese friend because it is a custom for others to pour for you. Oops!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Bathing habits in US, Singapore and Japan

You are never alone in Japan :P
*PS. Monkeys don't drink and you can only find them at Nagano's onsen (hot spring).

Saturday, November 9, 2013

CoFesta Day 3: Difference between a 20,000yen sushi meal and a 2000yen sushi meal

Ginza Sushikoh
I am finally getting into the finale of our whole trip: a grand treat at Ginza Sushikoh, located above Tokyo station on the 35th floor, worth 20,000+++yen! (SGD250/ USD200) My Japanese friend told me that it is a very famous sushi restaurant and is difficult to get a reservation there.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

CoFesta Day 3: Animate, world's biggest anime goods store at Ikebukuro

After our techie morning at the Digital Contents Expo, we took a cab to Ikebukuro, where we stayed for hours at the world's largest anime goods store: animate. Of course, we didn't go there just for shopping…

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

CoFesta Day 3: Digital Contents Expo 2013

Ok, this is going to be a very techie post. We started day three with an early morning tour of Digital Contents Expo held at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation(日本科学未来館), which is located in Odaiba area on 24th Oct. We got to enter before it was open to public and the first exhibit was this virtual reality flight experience:


Monday, November 4, 2013

Buying Fruits in Japan and Singapore

While fruits in Tokyo are ridiculously expensive, fruits in Singapore are usually squeezed by many people…even though it's obvious that the fruit isn't ripe yet...

Friday, November 1, 2013

CoFesta Day 2: TIMM Tokyo International Music Market Showcase Live 2013

TIMM Tokyo International Music Market Showcase Live 2013
We attended TIMM Showcase Live event (23 Oct) from 4.30pm till 9+pm, a solid 5 hours of live Japanese music!!! This concert was organised for international buyers so the artistes were chosen by their record labels to promote to overseas market. Each artiste/group were allowed to invite a limited number of their own fans to the event. We were invited to sit at the second floor so we won't tweet about how tired our legs were from standing :P

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