Oh, the cleverness of me!
lazy summer goddess
Summer, poetry and spicy food are some of my favorite things! I also enjoy reading & writing, being outdoors and exploring other places—real and fictional. I suppose this web design hobby is a way for all of those things to come together. Maintaining a creative outlet for myself, whatever it may be, has always been important to me, and this domain is one such outlet.
- Lately I've been into journaling and stationery! I use a traveler's notebook (swapping between both standard and passport size) and hand-make my own volumes. It turns out that I enjoy collaging and watercoloring traditionally, too, not just digitally! I also love writing with fountain pens and admiring the variety of different ink colors. Although I'm still very much a beginner, shading inks are my absolute favorite so far.
- I started building websites around 2003-2004 and learned HTML/CSS through Neopets! My first site was a graphics site. Eventually I got swept up into the whole fansites & fanlistings business, and, as they say, the rest is history.
- I've had short hair since I was 5 or 6 years-old. When I was little, my mom convinced me to let her cut it by telling me I'd look like Mulan from Disney's Mulan, which had just been released in theaters. I haven't grown it out since!
- My Chinese name is "Phonyu" (鳳瑜), which is the username I use on most social media accounts. My siblings and I are named after our Chinese zodiac animals. Since I was born in the year of the rooster, my name means "phoenix."