2019! & found artists: hiller goodspeed

happy almost new year. 2-0-1-9.

happy birthday to my 5-5 year-old papa. he hasn’t aged since 33.

2-0-1-9. 20-19. 20-nineteen. twenty-nineteen. that’s a weird one. i was just getting used to 2018. it feels like years are rapidly accelerating more than normal. i think i’m in this place where new things are new all the time and new things are a lot more frequent than normal or expected or “i’m-used-to-it” things. i love it. it’s experimental and unpredictable. i get to try and do things on my own, and even though that scares me, it’s also pushing me to figure things out as efficiently and effectively as i can.

i’m being pushed (emotionally, creatively, etc.) and that is exciting.

to celebrate both my dad’s birthday and new year, my mom, dad, q and i usually announce what things we want to work on for the next 365 days. ““new year’s resolutions”” is what the people call it, i believe?

so here are a few of mine:

  1. start a weekly (or maybe bi-weekly) video series. get those creative ! juices ! flowing !

  2. read a couple times a week instead of exploring the dark interwebs

  3. content & quality > frequency & quantity (this is a continued resolution)

  4. don’t stay silent.

  5. join organizations or groups (in school) that push my boundaries (creatively, socially, etc.)

  6. make a lot more art since i have the freedom

what are your resolutions of 2019?

oh, yeah. hiller goodspeed. what this post is really about. his doodles, art, sketches, gifs, and whatnot make me really happy. they are emblematic of my dry, sarcastic humor. i’m sure we share that same sense of what' is “““funny”””. his drawings weren’t originally in a notebook, but i thought it added an analogous feel.

there’s not much color diversity. and i love that. they’re simple (yet also sophisticated?) drawings and i love that too. they’re just fun.

i thought it would be only appropriate to share them. you’re welcome.

“most of my drawings begin with a great deal of thought. i eavesdrop and daydream and take in my surroundings which i later refine and re-purpose in my artwork. i have email drafts and notebooks where i record half-thoughts and ideas that might become more interesting once i’ve had time to think about them.” - hiller goodspeed, for it’s nice that

happy (almost) new year!




spice-y overnight oats

hi there. it’s been awhile without any new recipe updates. while i’ve been back at home, i’ve been making a lot of overnight oats lately. spice-y or milk-y or blueberry-y or matcha-y? i’m sharing this suuuuuper easy and quick way to make overnight oats topped with whatever i had in pantry. that simple.

here we go:

spice-y overnight oats

serves 1


what you do

  1. combine oats, almond milk, chia, flax, spices, and tahini into bowl. stir until completely combined

  2. refrigerate overnight or at least 3 hours

  3. if too thick after refrigerating, thin out with a little more almond milk

  4. top with more tahini (or even almond butter), pistachios, blueberries, and greek yogurt

  5. enjoy

what you need

1/3 cup old fashioned oats

3/4 cup almond milk

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon flax seed meal

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (or fresh!)

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2-1 tablespoon tahini

1 tablespoon maple syrup

tahini to drizzle

blueberries (or other fresh fruit) to serve

pistachios (or other nuts) to serve

greek yogurt to serve to serve



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i've been watching

hey. it’s been a bit. it’s been a 43-day bit hiatus. things have been made. movies have been watched. papers have been written. and everything else in between.

i’m back home for four weeks. i’m excited to just have some down time to cook and maybe make some mini movies, but i’m also anxious about getting stir crazy. it’ll be a balance.

speaking of watching, these are some of the things i’ve loved recently:

1. movement

i think i’m a pretty picky music video critic. hozier’s song “movement” in tandem with a very raw dance and dark, shadow-y footage makes for a stunningly beautiful video. i love the side-by-side twins (and eventually triplets) cut together to make a seamless choreography.


2. where the artists live

me and my friend ana (whose work is awesome !) share art things and design porn frequently. she sent me this new york times video a few days ago about the (kind of) communal space of a few artists. look at those windows. look at the interiors!

“that half door. holy sh*t” - me

“so amazing. the windows>>” - ana


3. sushi scene from isle of dogs (2018)

it’s well known that i’m a sucker for wes anderson films. isle of dogs was no exception to my obsession. i love this scene so much (and have consequently watched a few more analysis videos than needed on it). can you believe that this is stop motion with mini-figures. the detail is crazy. and this is a time lapse of how it was made.


4. tom misch medley

misch has never failed to amaze me. his talent live is even more apparent (especially with the slick comps and improvs). wow o wow. i just want to dance in my room. please watch all ~15 minutes of this for your ears’ pleasure.


5. date and walnut loaf

i love nina montagne’s videos. they’re warm, cozy, inspiring, peaceful. although i don’t eat vegan, i appreciate the simplicity and transparency of her recipes. they’re real. in between videos about food and things, she talks about self love, stress, the joys of being alone, and wellness. it’s really lovely

hope you like my little update

in case you’ve been wondering what things I have been up to in the past 43 days:

  • come home for the first time and realizing i don’t live in NYC anymore

  • 2-on-1 lime scooter-ing from koreatown with john

  • vote ! !

  • win 8 jars of almond butter

  • dress up as azumi fujita for halloween (me, for reference)

  • fit 6 people in a 4-person car in the rain with the top down

  • survive the usc-ucla rose bowl game (loss)

  • see toro y moi in concert

  • ride home on the bike handlebars with aaron in the pouring rain

  • witness a ferris wheel in the middle of campus

  • make a short film about an intense dodgeball championship set to '“sicko mode” by travis scott

  • rent a casita to live in next year

  • ice skate at midnight with like 30 of my friends

  • visit casey neistat at 368 (broadway)

  • get a christmas tree (not the shrub like last year)

welcome back.