06th June 2022 – An Update

How’s it hanging? Since 18th April, I’ve managed to find myself something (a job) to keep myself busy as I continue my seemingly endless wait for my VISA approval. It’s not too bad, this current arrangement. I stay busy, my mind stimulated and I get paid for my time. On top of that, it’s a […]

Read More

07th April 2022 – A Rant and Update

Sup? These days are testing times for me, mentally. I would love to talk about it but there’s only so much I can talk to my friends or loved ones without sounding like a broken recorder and I also understand that there’s really nothing much they can do for me except to listen or spend […]

Read More

25th Feb 2022 – An Update

At the moment, I’m waiting for my UK Spouse Visa to be approved. The gentleman, who assisted me in processing my application, informed me that I’ve got to wait “60 working days” for the result. The husband of a good friend of RUI RUI was in the same situation as me, a few years back […]

Read More

happy 2021 & www.rdgsg.com!

Hey there! Happy new year! I wish you and your family nothing but the best for 2021! There’s been an insane amount of rainfall since… Last year (hehe). Didn’t celebrate much; not a party person and the covid situation kind of encourages me to even further isolate myself, if that’s even possible. I’m happy 2020 […]

Read More

Day 76 – That Concludes My Circuit Breaker Period.

Spent around 3 hours grinding 5 new gravers by hand. By the end of it, I was all sweaty and sticky and my right hand felt numb. However, with my hard work, comes 5 new gravers for me to use in my future project. I cannot wait and try them out. Conclusion My personal “Circuit […]

Read More

Day 75 – DIY Sharpening Templates

Went to Plaza Singapure in Dhoby Ghaut for the first time since weeks. Now that retail businesses are allowed to open again, I headed down to the “Art Friend” and bought some crafting material, namely the 3mm brass rods required to finish making my DIY sharpening templates. I didn’t loiter. Took the train down, headed […]

Read More

Day 74 – Retouching Butterfly Coin

Felt that I didn’t cut deep enough on the wings of my butterfly; there are tiny patches of white where the black paint doesn’t cover. This afternoon, I retouched the wings again, this time, making sure that I’ve made deep and even cuts across the existing cuts, throughout the wings. I have also made it […]

Read More

Day 73 – Another Beetle Coin

Engraved another beetle on a 500 Korean Won coin. Not too bad. I could have done the shading a bit better. I’ll be returning to work next Monday (22nd June), thus ending my “Circuit Breaking Stay Home” period. It’s been a crazy 70 odd days, but I feel I’ve managed to make use of this […]

Read More

Day 72 – Finally Done With Shading

This piece took a while to complete. Since it’s basically a single pattern mirrored twice, horizontally and vertically, I must admit I’ve gotten a bit bored after shading the same motif twice. Nevertheless, it’s great practice. Now, I think I’ll work on a coin.

Read More

Day 71 – DIY Gravers Holder

Didn’t do any engraving today either because I was still editing some pictures. However, at one point in time I decided to make a holder, for my gravers, which has a cover so I won’t accidentally stab myself with any exposed gravers. Nothing too fancy, I reused an old cylindrical plastic container which used to […]

Read More