Archive for September, 2013


One thing that most of my friends know about me is that I’m an early riser, but what they don’t know is that this practice didn’t start out as a natural habit. Truth be told I would love to sleep in just as much as the next guy, but because of the demands of my job I needed to find the time to be able to focus on my own work. I needed to find a time to nourish my talents, which aren’t very natural to me at all. I’ve had to work very hard to get to the point where I am, and I’m still working. Never quite satisfied, but truly happy in the profession I’ve chosen for my self. Now a days most of my work is self motivated, peppered with interesting assignments, which I’m truly grateful for. Anyway, as I write this I can’t help but think about how valuable our time is. Depending on how we use it, it can move slow or it can move fast. I for one often feel like there isn’t enough time in the day, as most of us feel I’m sure, so what we choose to invest it in can easily take priority and define us to a certain extent. Hopefully, we get to spend that precious time on the things in life that matter. Family and friends being at the top of the list, followed by our passions that motivate us to push through the everyday, in my opinion.


My need to find precious time to work has led me to become an early riser. A lover of the twilight air and morning quiet. A trait that my wife prays I keep whenever we have kids so she can sleep in. Now there’s an interesting thought indeed.

Above is one of my latest illustrations, “Holy Children of The Valeda”, based on true events. Thank you Marcos Chin and Yuko Shimizu for your input on this piece.



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