5 weeks

Oddly enough, I have the blankest pages for what should be the busiest time of year for students. I guess writing "study" in every box gets too redundant and should go without saying.

Now that I'm on a break it will be interesting to see how my planner changes. No more assignments due! No more quizzes and exams! So far, I've just been writing down who I'm meeting with that day or what I wish to accomplish around the house (ie. empty out your messy closet!) and etc. It's so incredibly chill right now - it almost doesn't feel right.

Week 14,15,16 (combined!) - All but one of the highlighted sections are when I had exams. I was lucky to have it spaced out over a month but my break just starts later - I think it's a fair trade. The other highlighted section was for an important interview. Hope the results are good!

And this is the week so far. When I don't have the inspiration to draw or the mindset to doodle I tend to write quotes I find on tumblr or around the web. I'll upload a detailed shot soon. :)


Guu Izakaya

My last final exam was written on Tuesday afternoon and after a proper nights rest, it was only natural to go out the next day (and the day after that and the day after that)! If this summer is anything like the summer before, my friends and I will be eating out often and trying new foods. I can't wait!

Our first post-exam adventure led us to Guu, a popular Japanese izakaya-styled restaurant. Whether it is the first time eating at Guu or you are a frequent visitor I think you would be amazed at how loud it is in there. The moment we opened the door we were warmly greeted with waves of shouting from the server at the door to the back where the kitchen was. I liked watching reactions from people when they are greeted like that. My favorite was seeing them full of surprise mixed with uncontrollable laughter.

The menu consisted of many small items and a few mid-sized dishes for, as my friends would say, "getting full". But really, with a couple of small dishes you could get equally full. We learned that the hard way. :P My friends had been there before so they ordered and I tried everything. It was delicious!

I had to be reminded to take these photos! I was so into eating most of the time, I didn't even bother to pick up the camera. Hahaha


Settling in

Instead of doing a massive photo dump of my projects so far I decided to sort them out onto separate pages. Much better organized no?

Although it has only been 4 months since the projects began I already feel nostalgic looking at them! To me, looking back at the photos shows a lot has changed. The worries/stress/ideas/outlook I had while writing in my planner, and the "normal" days I captured in my project 365...it feels different compared to now. My attitude, my goals, my mood...it's not quite the same anymore. If this change is good or bad has yet to be decided and this is probably the beauty of projects like these. We are so caught up with the every day and everything seems static and it's only when we collectively look back we can appreciate how we've changed.


New Start

Testing! Welcome! Have a fish burger!

I was itching for something new and moving my photoblog to blogspot from wordpress seemed like a good idea. I think I made the right choice..



The name "sojoo" roots from "this is so Joany". Somehow in my convoluted thoughts, the name makes sense. On this blog you will find a collection of photos from my every day life. Hope you enjoy and stay for a little while.