Welcome to SailingSeed :)
January 14th, 2014. was the official day I started living on a boat.
for many reasons, I hope to slowly share on this blog.There’s just so much i want to share and talk about, people have been asking me a load of questions for my decision. I thought I start with a short background description, a little about the boat, and my reasons for starting this blog and take it from there!
I’m originally from, Singapore and came to the United States, to pursue my studies and has recently obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation. My family ran a scuba diving business and did numerous activities around things related to the sea. It’s probably why I’ve been fortunate enough to experience the ocean and love it so much.I’ve lived in San Francisco for almost 6 years now, hopping from one rental apartment to the next, but never did any of them feel like home to me. It was through a series of experiences, graduating, being away from family, some soul searching, job hunting, possible relocation, and the need to find a new living space. That even though were all rather chaotic experiences in my life, coincidentally brought my attentions to a random opportunity to live a boards a sailboat. Everything seemed to align and essentially gave me answers to what i was searching for.
Docked in Berkeley marina, SailingSeed is a 1982 30” Catalina sailboat. It’s 32 years, has definitely shown some weathering damages, but it’s design remains a classic,as a costal cruising/live-aboard sailboat. It’s layout hasn’t changed much in some of the newer models. It just doesn’t have as many bells and whistle, but it’s basic needs for being a sailboat is very much there.
I’ve just finished the process of restoring the boat deck wood with teak oil and that has gotten me excited for a whole long long list of things to do. I currently have a hole on the side of the boat, form my current project of popping the windows to reseal it with some new silicon.
Essentially,I’m hoping my experiences with fabrication, Illustration, design and love for making stuff will get the boat to where I envision it to be ascetically.
I’ve never lived alone,
I’ve never lived on a boat
I’ve never sailed
I’ve never cruised
I’’ve never fish
I’ve never fix boats/house
and the list goes on…
But these are also the things, I’ve always wanted to do but never found the time or gave an excuse not to do, so what better way to throw myself into it and learn how. In some way I’ll like to say the boat found me.
I just hope to grow with it and let it take me on a journey, using this blog to log both good and bad experiences,to use this as a vessel :P to share my passion, creative, hopes, dreams and aspirations to inspire others with the same interest and beyond as well as to meet people alike.
I’m excited to see where this takes me, and I hope you’ll share the same excitement with me!
Thanks for visiting!