Saturday, November 21, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
So what happened is that I just came back from an incredible trip in Hawaii...yes, yes.. what the f*ck does this guy have to be sad about right? Yah I’m aware that it is completely selfish and that I have a bad attitude towards this whole thing about feeling sad.. heck I should be totally recharged and ready to go right? NOPE. What actually ended up happening was a punch in the throat. A feeling of let down. Its been hard to swallow and embrace anything lately. I feel like I came back with a clean perspective of my current life. That somebody just gave my life back to me in its current state and I can’t help but feel sh*tty about it. Here take it.. this is yours. F*ck this sh*t is heavy! Do I have to take it? I came back a different person from when I left. I came back with no worries... smiles ear to ear, but of course... the Rich that exists here was just waiting for me.
Its been an introspective week. Trying to figure out why I feel the way I feel. Yes, coming from paradise back to work is a stark contrast and anybody would feel somewhat sad about leaving paradise. Which brings me back to Steve and “Lost”.. he explained that in the 4th or 5th Season(?) the people on the island found a way to escape, but when given the opportunity half of them elected to stay, finding that their lives on the island were much better than their past lives that they left behind. BLAU... thats exactly how I feel. except... I would want to stay on the island only if all my friends and family were with me! haha. I want everything damnit! At any rate.. I dont think I’m trying to say that I reaaally want to start a new life in Hawaii and leave my life in Vancouver for good. I love Vancouver... I would never do something drastic like that. What I think has happened is that I realize that I’ve made a mess of things here. That I’ve set myself up for sadness and frustration. The good news is that I also realize the possiblity of living a happier life. If I can be THAT happy in Hawaii.. why couldn’t I bring atleast some of that style of living back home. Why the f*ck not?
Okay, so after all this blabber.. whats the result? Gotta change things up and make some rules for myslef to ensure a change in my life. Maybe not so much rules... just guides.. so I remember to change. I tend to forget that I’m not satisfied and just get stuck in the routine again. Alright.. so here it is:
1. Treat my 9-5 as a 9-5. Be more consistent with my hours.. get to work early and reduce the OT. Work is work. Leave it there.
2. Complete all side projects/freelance work and reject anything new coming in. Say NO Rich, its okay to say NO. I must free up my time and concentrate on personal projects for a while. Gotta nurture that creativity and not worry so much about doing business and pleasing others. F*ck it, gotta make ME happy now!
3. Exercise: run/bike/weights/basketball/vball/dance. I love sports and activities.. I cannot live without it.
4. Friends. Make a point of seeing my friends atleast once a week. They are important to me and they balance me out.
5. Try being an influencer and not an accomadator. I think this requires a post of its own to explain fully.. but basically gotta learn to be confident and be more forward.. be sure about my ideas and not just take orders from others. Lets RUN THIS SH*T.. take charge! Stop aplogizing.. no more of that weak sh*t. F*ck the servant, make everyone happy type attitude.. its not working.
6. Last but not least. Pay attention to Easy and make her feel special. We spend tons of time together, but that doesn’t mean that I’ve been a good partner. She improves me, I gotta show my appreciation.
Will this ensure happiness in my life? We’ll see.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Have been drawing a bit more lately. I'm on a quest to develop my skills as rapidly as possible. Going to try to use this blog as a tool for design practicum again. Possibly revive the 15 minute sketches? Or maybe change it up to 5 minute exercises with a timer. We'll see.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Vince sent me a bunch of pics and some vids to try to convince me to buy a fixed gear bike since Derrick and himself each own one now. He keeps on telling me "just buy one! come on... summertime man!" Don't get me wrong, I DO want to buy one.. I just can't right now. maybe next year. I have to admit.. his repetitive egging on type tactics are slowly breaking the shield of my wallet... albeit that shield is as thin as tracing paper.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
A couple months ago my friends Vince and Matt had the opportunity to present some of their work and thoughts at this Pecha Kucha event. This event included other artists, photographers, interior decorators, architects, designers, etc.. you get the point. Each presenter had 20 slides with 20 seconds each to speak of them. Check out this vid that Bruce Sharpe of 25 Hour Day produced. Its really well done.
Next up, we've got the much anticipated Paranoid. This is the real deal, not the leaked version that everyone has peeped already.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I recently applied for an Art Director position and went through the interview process and today the Creative Manager called me in to give me feedback. I didn't get the job. However, his feedback and grading system was thorough and for the most part very positive and encouraging. I scored quite high and it surprised him. It actually stroked my ego a bit (and that's saying a bunch coming from the most insecure, unconfident, introverted douche bag designer out there.. gaaawwd this self-degradation stuff is soo unhealthy). So I can't say that I'm entirely disappointed that I didn't get the job. Yes of course, a part of me thinks I deserve that job as much as any other candidate, but most of what I feel is a sense of movement. A sense of figuring things out for myself without having someone else hold my hand. A sense of grade. Yes a result. What matters to me the most these days is that I have results. That I've been putting in work for real and that what people think of my work matters to my growth in my career. We're not playing around anymore.. crossing my fingers all the time and just hoping that things work out in the end. This sh*t is real.. and it will work out in the end... because I am going to make it work.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Angela and Lester's Wedding Slideshow from Rich Koh on Vimeo.
Finally! I've gotten a chance to touch up and re-render and post this slideshow I did last summer for Ang and Les. Yes, I know its pretty darn long.. an epic really.. for a wedding slideshow.. but heck... thats what it took to tell the AngLes story! It was a fantastic wedding and a great day.. so I definitely felt honoured to have been a small part of the celebration. So if you've got a lil time, please check it out and let me know what you think! I'd like to start a side business for slideshows so all critiques are welcome. A website with other slideshows I've done will be coming soon!
Monday, March 02, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Who said riding a scooter isn't cool?! The Honda Ruckus (Zoomer in Asia/Europe) has been around since 2002 and has been gaining popularity these past few years especially with the rising gas prices. There are plenty of aftermarket parts for moding which makes this gas saver even more appealing, though I guess spending the mulla you originally wanted to save on some fat wheels and a loud exhaust does seem kind of questionable? AAAcckk.. I'm gettin old.. f*ck it, those moded Ruckus' are freakin nice! and I want one!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Recently, I've been blessed with a brand new entertainment system along with an HDPVR and with the PVR came a ton of channels I didn't have previously.. like the NBA in HD and Raptors TV. I gotta say, I haven't watched this much NBA action since the late 90s... and I'm hooked again!
Have you caught the NBA analyst show: NBA TV? I've been trying to catch it more often nightly... it features Ahmad Rashad, Gary Payton and Chris Webber. These guys are hilaaarious! Love watchin the highlights with these 3 commenting/shouting/blurting out random noises.. they've got great chemistry and comedy. Its super casual.. Its almost like they're hangin out at the barbershop chattin up hoops. Speaking of which, the above commercial is CLASSIC.
Ernie, Kenny, Chuck.. yah, I still like to watch.
Monday, January 26, 2009
The Year Ahead:
The OX year is a conservative year, one of traditions and values. This is not a year to be outrageous. A slow but steady year.
This OX year will bring stability and growth where patience and diligence pays off.
This is a year of Harvest - when we reap what we have sown. Take care of business this year, do not let things slide.
People Born in the Year of the OX:
People Born in the Year of the OX are stable, strong, dutiful, reliable, tenacious, practical, industrious, determined, honest, loyal, sincere, persevering and down to earth and tolerant. They can sometimes be lonely but they form firm bonds with home and family. The OX people cherish their private lives and are not usually very adventurous. They can be loners. They know the way to succeed is by a slow, steady, sustained effort. OX people are great traditionalists, they like the familiar.
If you were born in the year of the RAT
This year is a stable year for family life and will be a joyful year. Career wise the rats will take on more responsibilities and will feel the pressure of the extra duties. A good year of steady progress.
If you were born in the year of the TIGER:
This is the year for keeping a low profile, tigers. Because of the slow pace of the OX year, it will be a frustrating time for you. You like things to be move quicker, you will need to show restraint.
If you were born in the year of the RABBIT:
The year of the OX is well suited to the rabbit nature. The slower pace of this year will see you spending more time with friends and family. A good year to upgrade your home, or for buying or selling a house.
If you were born in the year of the Dragon:
In business and in romance your word for this year is integrity. Keep your head down and you will make steady progress this year. Established relationships will be comfortable and easy during this year of the OX. A slow but sure progress will be made.
If you were born in the year of the SNAKE:
A very good year for Snakes! The steady pace of the OX year is well suited to the snake person. Act on an opportunity - this is your year.
If you were born in the year of the HORSE:
Although you are rearing to surge ahead, this is another year of caution for the horse. Not a good year to strike out in new directions, consolidate your positions instead. On the brighter side, Love will bring comfort this year.
If you were born in the year of the SHEEP:
The Ox is the direct opposite of the sheep, therefore expect challenges in all areas this year. Keep a low profile.
If you were born in the year of the MONKEY:
This is a year of moderate progress for monkeys. Work will slow down this year allowing the monkey more personal time. It also allows for quality time with friends and family.
If you were born in the year of the ROOSTER:
Great opportunities for rooster this year. A good time to recoup losses. You will make great progress at work, reaping rewards of your labor. Emotional ties bring joy. Your prestige and reputation increase.
If you were born in the year of the DOG:
A year for dogs to keep a low profile. Put more attention into matters at home, spending quality time with loved ones. The simple pleasures will bring happiness this year.
If you were born in the year of the PIG:
A year for the pig to follow his/her instinct, laying foundations for the future. This is a bright and hopeful year for the pig. Do not take unnecessary risks though.