David's Birthday

Lily's Roomate David had a birthday, like most humans i suppose. he is irish but lived in brittain for a while so his accent is not very thick which is a bummer. when he says words like "hearty" its still good but you know it could be "heartier" if he had his full on irish accent. we went to this big place for dinner which is pretty cool. i should take my parents there when they come.

because they will need this sign to hold up when they need help

they had performances in the main dining area

and some guy was selling these in the entranceway, inside the restaurant. that looks like it could be Koffi Annon on the right. a weird choice if it is.

Mao live house again for some chinese rock that im not into. glad we left there

then onto the bar and drinking and then karaoke and all that good stuff.

my friend has this water heater thing that flames up everytime you turn the hotwater knob. I dont know what's going on in there but i see gass and flames. it is way better than mine because they have instant hot water instead of having to turn mine on and wait 20 min to take a shower.

this looks like YOUR mom that did 10 years in the joint for manslaughter. now she sells flowers. i did not want her catching me taking a pic of her.

i finally went to this drawing session they have in this fancy fixed up hutong community events center type thing called "the hutong" so creative but watever. they hold cooking classes and tea classes and stuff and these drawing sessions too. there were actually like 15 people there and it felt kind of like school again except from what i could over hear most of them were just doing it as a hobby. I guess i will go occasionally because i forgot that i hate life drawing and was one of the things i loathed in school

here is some of the process of painting the background texture for my tiger beer illustration. it's actual size which is like 2.5 feet by 1.5 feet. the biggest piece i've done so far. it's over now and ill show it later, its pretty awesome, and it should be if i spent 12 hrs a day for 1 week straight on it.