May 21 2012

Pinterest, nuff’ said


It’s also good to refresh your mind after hours upon hours of staring at animation curves. Here’s link to my pinterest.

May 21 2012

The Advil Drama :p

I needed an advil for my flu at work, so I asked for it from the front desk and he was joking that I can’t have it. After threatening him (lol) that I will explode, he gave it to me.

*I was wearing an otter scarf hoodie I made for myself (random info)

May 21 2012

Moving!

Couple weeks ago, I got moved to a different show at work, therefore I had to move to a different spot.
I had (still have) SO much stuff, took 3 trips of full boxes. Mostly snacks and toys.

Apr 27 2012

Dream and Be Content – An Epiphany

I just listened to TED Talk by Andrew Stanton about story telling. And things that he said re-opened my mind to why I’m an animator.

Finding Nemo by Pixar is the movie that makes me want to do what ever it is that make those fish feels real to me. My dream goal! To animate characters that makes audience feels that it’s real and connect with their lives.

Long story short, I went to animation school after high school, and lots of things happen in my life, my family, both ups and downs. My life stories got richer and more meaningful, learned more skills to live life peacefully. I landed my first animation job and actually become an animator, or what I thought when I was a little child as making (unreal) things feels real to audience.

Time passed and I feel that I’m stuck with my so-called career as animator. I’ve been pursuing the road that I thought I supposed to be in. To climb up the ladder, to do a lot of things to reach that higher level of that ladder. [And I’m still on this road – not saying to change route or anything. Yet.] But my main dream goal has transformed. It was to make audience feels their lives connected with my animation piece, now it’s more like I want to be famous, I want to be in every cool movies in the world, etc. I thought I can just simply reach that ‘new dream goal of fame’ in couple easy ladders.

Reality is, I’m not there, I’m still on the same ladder. And that, often times, to be quite frank, makes me not thankful and realize that I’m nothing without ….. (fill in the blank)

That TED Talk by Andrew Stanton awakened me, reminded me of how I used to be just want to know people’s story and want to care for them through my animation. It kind of slapped me in the face to why those ladder, and vague dream of fame, could ruined my pure and honest childhood dream.

I’m trying to be content where I am at in life and just slowly caring for people around me more. Learn their stories and connect with them through telling stories and listening to their stories. I failed daily, but I’m also forgiven daily :)

“What ever I ended being good at, I would strive to be worthy of the second chance I was given.” – Andrew Stanton

Apr 09 2012

New Show: Slugterra!

I have been working on Monster High for quite some time ..
and now I jump on board on Slugterra.

It’s a full action show, and so I’m expanding my comfort zone, since I’ve been quite known as the acting animator. Looking forward to challenges!

~Cali

Mar 26 2012

Paintings!

I just found a new hobby. Painting! It’s so relaxing and I really enjoy it. Acrylic paints on Canvas. Picts taken with Instagram.

Piggy and sunflowers





I made this one for a friend of mine, Jason. He has two kids and a wonderful wifey.

Mar 08 2012

My favourites owls.

Have a great day!

Mar 05 2012

Despicable Me 2 Trailer

One of my favourite movie comes with the sequel! Here’s the trailer (and lyrics!)

Lyrics :
banana-ah-ah (ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-nana) potato-na-ah-ah (ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-nana) banana-ah-ah (ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-nana) togari noh pocato-li kani malo mani kano chi ka-baba, ba-ba-nana yoh plano boo la planonoh too ma bana-na la-ka moobi talamoo ba-na-na ba-ba (ba-ba-ba-ba-banana) POH-TAAA-TOH-OH-OH (ba-ba-ba-ba-banana) togari noh pocato li kani malo mani kano chi ka-ba-ba, ba-ba-naNAAAHHHH!!

Create your own minion!

So much fun!!

-Cali

Mar 04 2012

Anjeleigh and Caleigha Davis

This morning after church, Wesley and I had the privelege to meet 2 amazing girls from The Davis family, Anjeleigh and Caleigha (my goodness, cool names!). Anjy, shes 9 now, she likes Monster High, the cartoon I’m working on at Nerd Corps Entertainment. (Yay a real fan!)She really likes drawing and it’s cool to see her drawings in person (some of them are MH inspired, yey! lol). Caleigha (6) was rather quiet although her sister said she’s noisy at home, hahah! Caleigha in the other hands really like sports. Pretty cool, I’m trying to get back in shape as well, so it’s a fairly good motivation. 😛
I doodled them during lunch and I coloured it at home. So here you go! Enjoy!

-Cali

Feb 26 2012

From a quick doodle to a hug-able Owl Plush Pillow!

Wesley was playing BF3 and SC2 with his buddies. We just finished making banana bread and we just played Wings of War board game; so it’s time for me to CRAFT.

I doodled this…

… and made it into THIS!

I haven’t crafted in a long time, so spontaneous crafting is always fun fun silly willy plan. The stripey orange fabric is from an oversized tank top from H&M that I was going to make into a vest, but failed as I had cut it wrong +_+ The rest of the fabric is just hanging around in my fabric shelf, leftover from the hoodies I made.

-Cali ^~^

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