Gojo Glass Painting!

This weekend I took a “me-weekend,” to spend time alone with myself as I work through some of the tough things I’m dealing with. Admittedly I did do some work for my job and WriteHive, but then my goal was to start and finish my first glass painting. And yes, this, too, was inspired by my trash TikTok ways, but I’m thankful for seeing so many artists sharing their work and process online, because it inspired me to do one of my own and now, many more!

Who did I paint? Gojo Satoru from Jujutsu Kaisen. Anyone who knows me knows I fell completely head over heels for this anime, and it was a shining light that came out of 2020. Well, going to San Japan last weekend, I had a goal to find a Gojo keychain to add to my keychain troupe – a tradition I have whenever I go to conventions. But alas, I didn’t find one I wanted to buy, so this painting was my way to make up for it.

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You Found Beauty Amongst the Broken

I’ve been tossed around and shattered
one too many times,
but you never tried to fix me.

You see me and understand me, holistically,
without needing to glue me all back together.

You love every little piece of me,
no matter how sharp,
no matter how ugly,
no matter how broken.

You appreciate all of my pieces;
whether they’re temporarily taped together
or fallen into a scattered mess,
you still think I’m beautiful.

You aren’t afraid to hold up
another mirror to show me
where I need growth
so I can be whole again.

I know I’m not easy to love,
but you do every single day,
even when we’ve gone our separate ways.
Thank you for loving me.
And for everything you did
to love me the best way you could,
I’m grateful.

9/11/21

Weekly Meals – Sept. 6 – 10, 2021

The past few weeks have been incredibly rough, battling depression and tough times. My appetite and motivation to eat fluctuate and go to extremes of not eating to overeating and binging — there is no in between.

It takes one day at a time, and this week, I was able to successfully do the following:

  • work out every day
  • cook meals every night, avoiding spending money on fast food
  • make dinners without red meat (except my two slices of ham every morning with my avocado toast)

Hopefully this week’s wins are the start of good, positive habits. Anyway, here are the things I cooked this week, and yes, I am now horrid TikTok trash and got most of these recipes from videos – minus the salmon, avocado, rice, which I’ve already started making on my own.

  • Vietnamese spring rolls
  • Crispy tofu
  • Snack item: vegan chocolate ice cream with fresh sliced strawberries
  • Salmon, avocado, rice
  • Rice paper tofu dumplings
    • What I learned: I made these once with two wrappings, like the recipe said, but tried to do it with one wrapping this time. The paper breaks on the pan, so do wrap it twice!
  • Impromptu lunch: Egg-Kewpie mayo ramen
  • Treat for myself: sushi dinner from Ginza in Galleria

That all said, I noticed I coincidentally planned these meals without meat, and then next week is all meat… I don’t know what that means but it’s a little funny.

So, what recipes are y’all trying out? What dishes did TikTok make you do? 🙂

xo
Siri

Detrimental Decibels

I caused ruckus in your life,
you shattered my world,
and we created many storms together.
Just two passionate people
who wanted to scream from
skyscrapers and mountaintops
how much we cared about each other–
even if the words shouted
surpassed the highest peak
of sound and stratosphere.
They ultimately pierced us in the heart,
causing pain and heartache.
It was crazy,
but we were crazy in love.

9/7/21

Reki Cosplay

It’s been almost a year, but I did a photoshoot of my next cosplay! This year a new anime came out, and I fell completely in love with it — SK8 The Infinity.

The character I’m cosplay in the photos below is Reki Kyan (red head on the left)! I used to have a skateboard when I was younger, but unfortunately didn’t have one to pose with. We did shoot at one of Houston’s local skate parks, and I could have asked one of the bros there to borrow their boards but nahhhhhhh.

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