I'll be taking a break from this blog to focus on my studies... I may be away until June 11 (submission date) depending on how well I manage my time. I'll still be 'micro-blogging' here and there on Instagram (@ellennakamura) . Also, I'm off to Japan for 5 weeks from June 12 so Naruhodo Ellen will be pretty quiet this winter.
This is that XL men's jumper I got from the Vanishing Elephant sale last week!
Free food from uni and yucky rice paper rolls from the food court on campus...
So I drew that photo of me painting a copy of Philip Guston's piece in his style for my own original painting...
I'm about half way done, pretty happy with it so far!
After class my brother and I met up with my dad at Cookie (my dad's favourite meeting place) for drinks and then we went out for dinner.
I ordered this beer for my dad by ear, he said, "Get me the RAFFE blonde" so when I went up to the bar the girl laughed at my fob pronunciation...
We went to this Japanese place called Horoki, it was like a fusion between Japanese, Korean, and Italian... Not bad but not amazing either.
Dean and I as stickers on Line! We always chat on Line now, their stickers are so much fun... We're a little obsessed and even bought a set.
Yes! Free chippies!
I wanted to experiment with a spot varnish for my next publication project so I went to Print City to do a test print... Turned out a lot more faint than I had hoped so I'm scrapping the idea of applying the varnish to my titles... I'm still keen to use it somewhere though!
Went to buy my folio box too, it cost me $178 for the folio and the sleeves! Had no idea folios could cost so much...
At home that night I did some fun embroidery for my front cover of my annual report for Craft! I'm either scanning it in or I'm hoping to get the actual thing glued onto my book! I'm no good at it but Embroidery is so much fun, I could do it for hours and not get bored.
Everyone, this ice cream is amazing! Possibly the best ice cream I've ever had! The texture is soooo good.
Friday (skipped Wed+Thurs):
After work I was looking through my Instagram feed and saw that Alpha60 were doing a 75% off sale so I got my mom to drive me straight away... Got there 20 mins before closing time so I was rushed but I walked out with 4 garments! I really, really, really, wanted more time there.
Dean picked me up from the sale and we drove to Lazat for a light dinner. He had a haircut at Dylan & Co. (in Richmond) and he was transformed into a spunk, haha, I quite like it!
I was so keen to go back to the Alpha60 sale that I rode my bike in the rain to have another look! I got there on the dot at 10am and was the first person to get in, luckily because it was really crowded when I left and there was a big line to the changing rooms.
I purchased another 3 pieces... So in total I got 7 garments for $345! At their original prices it would have cost me $1440. I am so happy!
Since I was already on Chapel St I stocked up on Natto (fermented soybeans) for my family at FujiMart.
Okay, so see you guys in a few weeks!