Illustration Friday: Lost

Illustration Friday: LOST
Sometimes I draw myself as a cat. Meow.

San Francisco, May 2012. It was my first time to really be alone while traveling. I was in San Francisco the month before, but only for a couple of days and with friends. Now I was back for some unfinished business and I didn’t bother contacting my friends in the city since it was a short and quick weekday visit.

Now I don’t mind traveling alone and in some ways, I prefer being alone so I can do anything I want without having to consider the other person’s needs/wants (ha, I’m selfish). Fun! What’s NOT fun, though, is getting lost alone. But as long as you have wifi on your phone and Google Maps, I don’t think you’re ever really lost…

Illustrated travel journal: waiting for the train at LAX Union Station

Flying over Manila, Philippines
Flying over Manila, Philippines. Photo from my Instagram.

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been traveling these days. I’ve been in California since the first week of April for a little working vacation to visit family and friends and go on little trips on the side.

From Manila, I flew two hours to Taiwan where I spent some time during my four-hour layover looking for the Hello Kitty airport lounge (more on that in another entry). Then from Taipei, I took a 12-hour flight to Los Angeles. I was hoping to catch an in-flight movie but the man sitting in front of me on the plane had inconsiderately reclined his seat all the way back and I couldn’t see the screen in front of me properly. Oh, the hassle of flying economy. I slept a lot instead (what else is there to do?) and worked on this page.

What's in my bag
I really regret not bringing a book along. I didn’t want to add bulk to my already-overstuffed luggage.


by the Embarcadero
by the Embarcadero. Photo from my Instagram.

I spent a nice-but-too-short weekend in San Francisco a few days ago and it was so short that I didn’t even make a dent in my travel journal, but I found enough idle time for a few pages of drawings while waiting for the Amtrak from LA to San Diego after my SF weekend.

Waiting at Union Station
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What I'm Wearing
The girl from the tropical country wears too many layers for LA.

I’m chilling for the next few weeks here in San Diego and hopefully I can sneak in more drawings in my journal. I’ve not finished my journal entries from my Japan trip yet!