Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hello, my name is e1n and I am a nerdy dork.

In anticipation of my trip to New York and North Carolina starting next weekend, I've been buying warm clothes because everyone kept telling me about how horrible New York weather is and that I might die standing frozen with my nipples erect. My New York friends, on the other hand, have been telling me that it's not that bad, but that's probably because they live there. Because I'm the kind of person who would rather bring too much than too little, especially to a place I've never been to, I got myself some thermal pants, an overcoat, some scarves, gloves, and a hat that should keep me warm.

Being the experimentalist that I am (I'd touch a hot stove to make sure it's hot, and then again to make sure the result is reproducible), I decided to run some experiments to test whether the clothes are warm enough. In a test-run done today, I walked a half-hour walk to the nearest Starbucks in the rain just to get a cup of hot chocolate, and then another half-hour walk back home with the hot chocolate (with an umbrella, of course). It was a little below 50 outside and the hot chocolate did introduce unnecessary error to the data, but the clothes did keep me unnecessarily warm. I'm not that sensitive to cold to begin with (unlike Jo), so I think even if the weather in new york does go below freezing point, these clothes will keep me at a cold level I can withstand.

On a side note, when the outside temperature is low enough that my breath is visible, I notice that I get this irresistible urge to tilt my head up and pretend I'm a choo-choo train. I wonder if people thought I was a retard on the loose.

My dad got me a 1GB and a 2GB microSD card from Indonesia because apparently they were cheaper than milk over there. The 2GB card cannot be detected by my mac, and my PC is currently dead, so I guess I won't be using that one. The 1GB works just fine, but for a brand-new, still-in-the-box microSD card, it was rather surprising to find that it contains 11 random mp3s by different artists, none of whom I have heard of. Does anyone know who Brett Dennen is? His song "Ain't No Reason" that I found in this flash card is actually pretty good. If you're curious, download here.

I took some snapshots of my living room.

Back when I was in highschool, my dad always complained about how I sit in front of a computer whenever I'm not out or at school and how such a lifestyle is unhealthy. It's rather ironic how now that he discovered that the internet can supply him with unlimited amount of classic rock songs, he's doing the exact same thing i was doing 7 years ago.

like father, like son. only it's kinda backwards.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Germany 1 - 2 England




on a less football-ey note, the last panel of OP 523 made up for everything i disliked about this arc. how the hell did oda turn hancock from such a despicable character into such a cute character in just 7 chapters?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

because physicists are just awesome like that

really, the only reason biologists get second place in the graph is because us physicists kept yelling UNITS at them throughout the one-year worth of physics classes that they had to take when they were in undergraduate.

and oh, shame on you, general population.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Phantom Hourglass - 003

i don't think i've posted this here

Friday, October 17, 2008

WAITT - binary output

i love digital electronics.

Monday, October 13, 2008

WAITT - hole in one

it's probably a good thing that i never have the guts to do all the things that my mind comes up with.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

i love xckd

i'm up for Exp[i Pi/2] if any girl out there is available.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

walking around naked isn't as comfortable as some people made it out to be

no, really. i've tried it.

so after graduating from UC irvine with a master's degree in physics, i did what most college graduates do after they get their degree: i moved back home with my parents. i have a a part-time job teaching physics at a community college, but my salary isn't enough to rent a studio apartment for myself, and thus moving back home was the only viable option.

but now my parents are gone; they went back to indonesia until the end of this month. and my sister has moved back to the dorms. this means i have the entire 3-bedroom 2-bath house all to myself. plus the front and backyard. and now i'm here wondering what everyone would be wondering given this particular situation: what to do?

if you have any brilliant ideas, feel free to let me know. i've lived by myself for awhile, but have never actually been left with an empty house all for myself for an entire month.

the first thing that came to mind was to walk around naked. i walk around in my underwear even when my parents are around, so that's nothing new. but naked, that's something new. so i did, only to go back to my boxer briefs and tanks five minutes later. girls may have no problem walking around naked, but when you have a pair of golden balls dangling off your crotch, the only thing that you wish for as you wander around the house is some support. this became even more apparent when i tried to blast through a room full of stormtroopers with a nunchuk and a wiimote.

someone suggested that i sing at the top of my lungs, but this was nothing new either, as my parents are used to me playing guitar and singing at the top of my lungs at 3 or 4am.

then i asked chang and he suggested to watch porn in the living room, on the big TV with full blast surround sound, just to see if it feels any different from watching porn on a tiny computer, in the middle of the night after everyone else is asleep, with light from the computer monitor as the only light source. this to me sounds like a very interesting proposal. it is very unfortunate that i do not own any porn DVDs or have the ability to burn porn onto a DVD.

so now i ask you, what other brilliant ideas do you have?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

comic projects

i have a lot of comic projects that i'm going to do, to fulfill my promise to that i will produce a certain number of comic pages before the end of this year. the problem is that i've lost count on how many i've actually produced and i forgot what certain number i wanted to reach.

because of that, i'm just going to draw a lot of comics, and hope when i remember the number, i'll have drawn more than that.

here's a list of my comic projects / to-do list. the comics can be viewed in the cut below:
1. Finishing Vongola History doujin (5 chapters done, chapter 6: 13 pages done)
2. Continuing Gintama doujin (11 pages done, page 12 in progress)
3. Regularly updating Zelda: Phantom Hourglass comics (2 pages)
4. Starting Fambam comics, Star Wars parody (character designs are go)
5. Getting WAITT back to a regular update (3 pages done)
6. Continuing EECA Adventures comics (18 pages inked, 27 pages pencilled)


i am still continuing this, because it's close to finishing.
chapter 1 | chapter 2 | chapter 3 | chapter 4 | chapter 5
chapter 6: 12 pages, page 13 not scanned yet.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |

originally was going to be a part of a jump anthology that never got realized. but i'm still going to finish this just because otherwise it'd be another one of my abandoned projects.

i don't plant this to be very long. just a parody of the tidbits of the game that i really like.
and an extra one on Twilight Princess:

this is going to be the most retarded starwars parody ever created. that's why it's going to be awesome. concept sketches:

5. WAITT: We're All In This Together
4panel comics i used to do back when i was a senior in college. was good, wanted to revive them.
old ones:
new ones:

retarded adventure with EECA members as cast.
e1n as e1ndoh
eggy as eggyto
chang as changsho / changko
ameru as ameria
18 pages are inked, 19-45 are still in pencils. may be read here:

all the filenames start with "eec3-"

this post will serve as a reminder for myself about what i need to do.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Force Unleashed - Outfit Problems

bought force unleashed, the sole reason i ever bought a wii in the first place.

game was fun so far, but plot was rather boring. and the outfits are silly. thank goodness the sith robe finally showed up, because otherwise i would've marched into lucasarts to unleash my force on someone.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

ignorance is never bliss

this is the reason why you all should take a physics class at least once in your life.

i'm showing this to my kids on wednesday.

Monday, September 08, 2008

just finished professor layton

this will seem wrong, but little princess flora is really cute.

and no matter how much of a gentleman he tries to be, we all know layton has a thing for little boys.

CAPTION IT. you know you wanna.

Monday, September 01, 2008


sometimes i don't know if it's april fool or not.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

bloody hell, gates

microsoft word almost made me doubt my knowledge of english grammar for a good four seconds.

WAITT - crash landing

true story.

Friday, August 15, 2008

WAITT - mothly visit

practicing digital screentoning

Monday, August 11, 2008

i did bloody tell you

there is this superstition among indonesian people that when a moth suddenly appears inside your house, it either signifies a visit from a deceased loved one, or that someone close to you (a family member or relatives) will pass away.

i went to the bathroom to empty my bladder and i found a moth on the wall. it's rather intriguing, because my apartment door has been closed the whole time and our windows and balcony door have a screen.

let's hope it's just a visit.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


it's been awhile since sinfest last had anything this epic

oh, and i also got a DS. phantom hourglass has been consuming my life.

Friday, August 01, 2008

a water bottle full of tears

good manga always makes me cry.

white clouds had me bawling.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

chocolatey goodness.

my poop was green this morning. must've been from all the broccoli and edamame i've eaten the past 2 days.

for the record, the last time i had green poo was back in 2004, after a few days of eating just fruit loops. so now the list may be updated.

food that makes your poop green:
1. fruit loops
2. broccoli
3. edamame

Monday, July 28, 2008


after almost 4 years, i finally have someone leaving a bitter comment on my DA after my recent barrage of "poor technique" submissions like this one.

if my e-penis is measured by the number of haters, then mine has just grown an extra inch. woo hoo!

badassery comes in three

oda's character designs are so intricate that drawing them is never boring.

click for a larger version:

luffy, kid, and law teaming up gave me joygasm.

and then we have bepo, who is just completely and totally adorable. killer is also extremely enjoyable to draw.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

usopp gallery pirates

i have decided to part ways with the thriller bark diner pic i drew last year.

i am sending it to shueisha's one piece usopp gallery pirates. my only hope is that jump editors find it good enough that they will show it to odacchi himself.

this will be the last picture of me and the drawing that i spent six whole days drawing.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

arabasta recap

prints for AX, they're so fun to do.

Friday, June 06, 2008

it's kinda like ski lift, if you think about it

on another note, kungfu panda was blinding with awesomeness. po the panda beats iron man anyday.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


i've been waiting on this bloody movie since it was first announced in 2005. i knew it was worth the wait. going to the midnight IMAX showing in my panda beanie. anyone wanna come? =D

Sunday, June 01, 2008


i'm nearing the end of this exhausting journey. i just finished putting the last DOT on a 47-page thesis, which is now pending a revision from my advisors. but regardless, i am fucking done with the writing. to celebrate this, i want you all to sing along with me.

if you can't handle that, then sing along with me on this one:

Saturday, May 31, 2008

live high

it's one of those lonely nights at the office, accompanied only by a whiteboard.

i wish you guys were here so i have an excuse to procrastinate.

Monday, May 19, 2008



we're gonna be filthy rich, buddy!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

goddamn entropy

boltzmann formula is the very thing that made me fail my statistical thermodynamics class, but my inner nerd could not get any more excited seeing it on a car's license plate.

in case you are curious, boltzmann formula gives the entropy of a system in terms of W, the number of microstates that corresponds to the macrostates of that same system. k is the usual boltzmann constant of 1.38e-23 J/K.

W is given by

where N is the number of identical particles in the i-th state of that particular system. Ideal gas is assumed, of course.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

better than the strobe light

to whoever's reading this and has the possibility of living with me in the near or far future (future roommate, future girlfriend, future wife, etc),

we are making our own emergency party button.

damn right.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

mathematical vandalism

does anyone know where to get a cheap huge whiteboard? other than ebay, where the shipping is gonna cost more than the item, of course.

cause i definitely need one. my closet doors are not big enough.

to those who are curious, those are maxwell curl equations (faraday's and ampere's law) in cylindrical and rectangular coordinates for a waveguide. i got the derivation down, but the physical representation still confuse me. anyone familiar with TM and TE modes for waveguides?

Monday, April 28, 2008

Quick Fix Synthetic Urine

gmail never failed to give me serious WTF links.


copy pasted from the site:

Quick Fix Synthetic Urine is the clean, pre-mixed laboratory urine that everyone is talking about!

Instead of generating the urine in a human body, Spectrum Labs has perfected a means of creating urine in a laboratory environment. This laboratory process results in a cleaner, fresher urine that is toxin free and balanced for pH, specific gravity, creatinine, and several other urine characteristics.

Each box of Quick Fix Synthetic Urine contains a 2oz sample of urine, one heat pack, a flip top cap, and a temperature strip that reads between 90 and 100 degrees.

Once this synthetic urine is warmed between 90 and 100 degrees in a microwave for up to 10 seconds it becomes suitable for use. Attach the heat pack and keep it warm for upto 8 hours!

Scientific Uses
Instead of using expensive urine controls, Quick Fix Synthetic Urine provides a non toxic testing medium that mimics the characteristics of normal human urine. This lab produced synthetic urine can also be used for the calibration of urine testing equipment. Unlike natural urine Quick Fix can be heated up unlimited times.

Urine Therapy
Although not recommended for internal use, promoters of urine therapy believe urine to have many curative powers. Some cultures, especially Indian, have traditionally used urine as a medicine. In Ayurveda its practice is called Amaroli. Urine has been prescribed in India for over 5,000 years for health benefits, as written in the Shivambu Kalpa Vidhi.

Believe it or not, another popular use for Quick Fix is by the fetish community. Quick Fix Synthetic Urine is used instead of regular urine because of health concerns. Regular urine contains impurities; our synthetic urine mimics the look of regular urine and provides a healthy way to play.

What could be funnier than dousing your roommate’s bed with urine? Not much! Doing it with fake urine will reduce the chance of getting your ass beat! This synthetic urine is healthy and doesn’t contain the nasty toxins human urine does.

who came up with these things?

Sunday, April 27, 2008

WHAT THE FUCK, irvine?

dear city of irvine's climate control division, need i remind you that this is NOT palm spring?

no matter how good orange county food is, if this bloody heat wave keeps on coming, i'm moving back down to san diego after graduation. eating tacos at 70-degree weather is much more preferred than eating delicious ramen at 100-degree weather.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

your pokemon has evolved

goodbye microns.

hello nib pens. you make lines look so much sexier.

don't you all agree?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


i'm not very big on food blogs, even though i love food. i also have no intention to spam this blog (and your flist) with food, but just this once, i feel obliged to share one of my favorite food that i've been eating every day for a meal.

it's called natto.

to some, this may be the most sick-tasting, disgusting-looking, horrendous-smelling food, but once you finish an entire bowl of rice with natto, there's no turning back. i was like that too when i first tried it; it was the only food that i have ever encountered that looks, smells, and tastes the same: disgusting. but i love it. i can't deny that i love it, and that i can't live a day without eating a pack of it for a meal.

this is how i usually prepare my natto:

first, get a bowl of rice ready and a pack of natto. depending on what natto brand you buy, you may get a pack of seasoned soy sauce and wasabi mustard, like the one i have here. this is the cheapest brand, $1.69 for 3 packs, bought at mitsuwa.

make sure your rice is hot. not warm, but hot. rice that just came out of the rice-cooker is the best. if you use leftover rice that's been stored in the fridge for a few days, pour a bit of water into the rice container and heat up entirely wrapped. essentially, you want your rice to be hot and moist.

the next step is to take the natto out of the pack and put it on top of the rice.

make sure you get every single piece of bean inside the package. the package is pretty small, so you don't want to waste any of the beans. also, to those of you who eat a lot, you don't want to use too much rice for a pack of natto. there should be more rice than natto, but not too much. the quantity shown in the picture is considered plenty, but not too much. if you put more rice than this, you will hardly be able to taste the natto.

pour the wasabi mustard and the seasoned soy sauce. don't use too much wasabi mustard, or it'll just taste like rice and wasabi. i like my natto-rice salty, so i usually add more soy sauce into the mix. as a final touch, extract an egg yolk and put it on top of everything.

this last part is the fun part. stir it up using your chopsticks with the conviction of a hungry monkey defending his lunch. remember what sa-chan said in gintama: "when you stir natto, you gotta stir it hard! if it's not sticky, it's no good!

and the final result should look like this:

enjoy! and be sure not to eat natto while playing wii.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

speaking of a 30-page thesis...

i was about to draw something similar, but the idea's been taken long ago.

damn you, jorge. damn youuuuuu.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

enter right, exit left

guess what i will be doing over the summer?

now i'm completely and entirely justified to walk into a classroom wearing a tie.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Vongola History Lesson

Part 1 - 2 - 3

Finally. Today I'm happy to present you, the fourth installment of Vongola History Lesson. The 4th installment consists of 3 chapters, with this being the first chapter. Chapter 2 will be released next week to give a feel of the usual 20-page a week weekly shonen series, and also to not overwhelm you readers with 60 pages of comics to read all at once.


Monday, April 07, 2008

on the subject of social outcasts

THIS is the reason why you people need to start beating your kids.

start discipline early.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

comics and diarrhea

just a little update on comic pages progress:

gintama is up to page 11, with page 10 and 11 completed on thursday and friday, respectively. i think i'll put a stop on gintama for a bit and focus on reborn because i'm on fire with reborn.

i finished the 2page spread for page 19 and 20 on wednesday, and friday i took a break by hanging out with joanna, will, andy, brigitte, and stephanie. that was like a sneak peek of what AX this year is going to look like: loud as hell, and totally unproductive. friday night i went home to glendora and started shitting out reborn pages on saturday.

as of now, i had finished page 21 through 28 for reborn. 8 pages in 3 days isn't bad, right? it's not gonna get me a job in weekly jump, but it's at least decent for this doujin project. i just pulled out a piece of paper to start page 29, but i thought i'd make a cup of tea and relax a bit. i need to sleep less, too, because the past two days i've gotten way too much sleep (9 hours and 7 hours, respectively). imagine how many more pages i could've spit out if i had only gotten 5 or 6 hours.

here's 6 of the 8 pages i finished.