Officially its been one month and a week since Warren came out. A life changing experience I must say and a happy one at that! Its a whole lot different coming back from work now since I always can look forward to a little play session with my son haha. Just one little smile from him can certainly banish all that stress from work!
Yet some part of me still yearn for those good old days where I can come back, do some gunpla, blog, play a bit of games after work. Still trying to find my sense of balance in everything. Of course with my new little growing buddy around, some things just got to change.
A friend once told me once your baby comes out you can literally kiss your competitive starcraft 2 days goodbye. How true that was haha. Still I managed to squeeze in a game or two with friends so I can still dip my feet slightly in my favorite game. Plus I can sneak in some youtube videos of pro players while shaking my little one in his ‘yao lan’. For future fathers, this is a must get. In fact its a life saver to spare yourself from your babies’ high alto singing sessions in the night.
With regards to gunpla, modifications, mass spray painting have very much taken a back seat. In fact, I decided to switch from lacquer paints to acrylic and gundam markers as they are less poisonous. Won’t want to have my little one breathing those fumes at such an age. What I now do is straight assemble my gunpla while watching over Warren in his crib, paint them in a separate room once my fabulous wife takes over haha. In fact Harute above is assembled last week hehe in between Warren’s sleeping session.
In addition, I tried to avoid sanding or gluing, both the dust and fumes aren’t good. So its gonna be straight build and some minor detailing in the weeks to come. Perhaps when he is older i’ll switch back to mods (I can already hear the cries from my WIP kits in the box lol…..)
Luckily for me, I can still indulge in a little bit of toy photography those its very much limited to my desk for now since most of the spaces in the house are filled with baby stuff 😛 I would say I am now in stage where by I am stuck in a rut. Not much ideas for stories or photography due to all these little adjustments but hopefully once we get a schedule down with our little gunpla meister in the making I can get some spare time to resume work on my stories again.
Also, funds and time will be limited so this year you probably see me feature more of completed figures like revoltech (gunbuster above ^^), super robot chogokins and nendoroids. Plus, I might venture out into getting robot damashi figures like the GM Sniper II which Dennis recently featured hehe. Plus using completed figures for stories is so much easier!!
Blogging wise, I hope to be able to post at least twice a week. (Hope it won’t end up like 2 in a week lol!) and I really want to thank those regular readers who keep coming back despite the lack of activity here. Things will change and expect more interesting stuff around when you come back ^^.
Till the next post!