I Quit Duolingo After 322 Days of Use

Since last year, I’ve been using Duolingo to learn Korean. My approach was to learn Korean from Japanese, as I believed this would be faster due to the similarities in grammar between the two languages. ( I got JLPT N1 level in Japanese BTW ) Advantages of Duolingo: Bite-sized Learning: The app offers daily lessons […]

Behind the Scenes: The Making of My Illustration eBook

Behind the Scenes: The Making of My Illustration eBook The eBook Assembly Line Creating an eBook is a meticulous process involving several key steps. My journey started with Procreate, a digital illustration app where I transformed my ideas into vivid art. I then drafted the words in Google Sheets. The sheet layout enabled me to […]

Two Weeks, One Book: DiffusionBee FTW!

In the past, illustrating my life journey was just a dream. It was a story bursting with vibrant colors and vivid scenes, reflecting an adventure through a dynamic landscape of language and culture. However, any artist will tell you that bringing such a vision to life is not just challenging, but also time-consuming. That’s where […]

The Hidden Traps of Using Messaging Apps for Work

In our rapidly evolving digital era, where communication is seemingly more convenient than ever, there’s an increasing trend of managing jobs and projects through instant messaging platforms. Platforms like WhatsApp, Signal, and iMessage have become ubiquitous, offering ease of access and seemingly efficient communication channels. However, with this shift, a series of pitfalls have emerged. […]

Trends in Graphic Design for 2023: The Future is Here

The graphic design landscape in 2023 is a fascinating blend of technology and creativity, with AI-driven tools leading the charge. This year, we’re seeing a shift in design aesthetics and a new focus on authentic representation. Let’s dive into the most influential trends shaping the world of graphic design in 2023. 1. AI-Powered Image Generators […]

Copy-Paste Compatibility Between Figma, Adobe Illustrator, and Affinity Designer

In the evolving world of design, Figma has emerged as a powerhouse. With its collaborative capabilities and robust features, it’s no surprise that Figma has become the go-to tool for many web designers. However, due to some limitations of the tool, designers often find themselves creating artworks outside of Figma, typically in software like Adobe […]

Background Removal Showdown: Photoshop CC vs Pixelmator

AI Background Removal PhotoshopCC-vs-Pixelmator Pro

Immerse yourself in the world of AI-powered photo retouching, where Adobe’s Photoshop CC and Pixelmator Pro are vying for the top spot. With their automatic background removal feature, these two contenders have revolutionized photo editing, turning an intricate task into a quick, straightforward process. Pixelmator Pro: https://www.pixelmator.com/pro/ Adobe’s Photoshop CC In the current version of […]

1/8 Shadow Moon GK

I haven’t built model figures in a long time; the last time was back in the ’90s when I was in high school. Technology has advanced a lot in the past 20+ years. The latest SHF and true bone carving figures are nearly perfect in design, so there’s really no need to build Rider models […]

2.5″ Harddisk dock in cigar box

A friend gave me this stuff a long time ago, and I finally found a great way to repurpose it. I turned it into a dual 2.5″ hard drive dock!

Japanese style vintage drawer make-over.

Last year at a Tokyo flea market, I found some beautiful Edo-style antique drawers. They were gorgeous but quite expensive. Since then, I’ve had a blueprint in my head to create one myself. Recently, I found double-deck wood drawers at Jasco store, which are the perfect raw material to start this DIY project. Original bored-looking […]

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