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Random Hello

I would always tell myself that choose progress not perfection. I always try to practice whenever I can and keep track of my progress.

Random Hello

Today, we would almost use the word hello in almost any conversation. I would think of it more than a way of greeting. You could make someone feel better by just saying hello.

For this video, I thought of using it instead of minimum since it could be hard for some to greet someone. Even if they are friends with the person. I wrote hellos and hola in this post. I just hope it could enlighten someone’s day.

Some of the pens used:

  • Platinum Brush & Brush Pen
  • ZIG Cocoiro, Fudebiyori, Brushables, Real Brush
  • Artline Stix Brush Marker
  • Tombow Brush PenΒ acid free
  • Marvy Uchida Le Plume
  • Pilot Petit 3Β fude
  • Sakura Pigma Brush
  • Faber Castell Pitt PenΒ brush

The materials used in the video are not sponsored. Those were all bought using my own money/savings.

Enjoy! 😃

P.S. I made you listen to classical music! 😜




Random Hello

This was requested by Maritz Presbitero.


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  • Reply
    Sam Coronado (@followyouroad)
    October 7, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    I love that you now have videos! It just makes the calligraphy work more visible. You can also do tutorials, I’m sure lots of people would want to learn. Keep it up!

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    October 9, 2016 at 12:13 AM

    Nakakatuwa naman ang video mo. LOL. Sana ang ending meron ding showing you with a pretty smile. Watching your video, ang layo na ng narating mo sa calligraphy no, plus I remember reading one of your posts previously, kaliwete ka nga pala.

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    October 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Like ko ang video mo, It seems that it is so easy to write those Hello on different pens. But, I know it aint. Ang hirap kaya nyan, I love to do some like that, and in digital font “Satisfy” is my favorite, thus, it’s one that I commonly use sa blog ko. Are those you mentioned of pens are in order from your video? Because I love the blue one πŸ™‚

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      October 10, 2016 at 2:33 AM

      Thank you po! I haven’t seen Satisfy font yet but will sure do. For the pens, yes, there are in order. The blue one that looks like a lego? That’s Artline brush marker. The other blue one that I used to write “hola” is ZIG Real Brush. πŸ™‚

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    Thelittlelai : Beyond limits
    October 9, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Wow, watching your video made me “nganga”. You’re really very talented. I was speechless, I really don’t know what to say now. Simply WOW. Your works are actually amazing, please teach me how you do that. You possess such an amazing sense of a deeper artistic hand that is planted within you.

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    October 9, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    Aw I love your video. Naalala ko tuloy dati nung parang nagiging adik ako sa calligraphy. Malaki nga ang nagastos ko dahil sa calligraphy ngunit panget padin ang mga gawa ko. I really need more practice and hard work. I envy you! You’re so talented! Keep it up


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    Laveena Sengar
    October 9, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    I am completely speechless. What an amazing work. It truly shows how talented and creative you are. I hope to learn something from it. All the best. You have a long way to go πŸ™‚

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    October 9, 2016 at 11:25 PM

    Hey Maria, ang gifted mo! You’re handstrokes are amazing! Given na leftie ka pa nyan. Alam naman natin ang struggle ng lefties kapag nagsusulat pero yung calligraphy skills mo sobrang advanced and ang swabe lang. Keep it up! And btw, hello! I am a Maria, too. Hihi

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    Nina Sogue
    October 10, 2016 at 12:34 AM

    Gosh, this makes me want to buy a brush pen! I was able to attend an intro class to brush calligraphy, but I really want to join a more intensive one. If only I could find one near our place. Looking forward to more of your calligraphy posts πŸ™‚

    Nina Sogue | http://www.ninasogue.com

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      October 10, 2016 at 2:30 AM

      Could you tell me where you live? At least, I could tell you if I know a workshop near your place. πŸ˜€

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    Sriparna Saha
    October 10, 2016 at 12:36 AM

    Lovely initiative with the videos! I always loved your calligraphy work blogs… but your video now makes it so much more interesting…very creative!

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    October 10, 2016 at 1:52 AM

    Loved the video! Liked the look of the second ‘Hello’ the best, though they all look awesome. You’re really good at this. And I really enjoy watching the videos. ‘A girl is no one’ is that from Game of Thrones?

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      October 10, 2016 at 2:30 AM

      Yes! “A girl is no one” is a reference from Game of Thrones. Do you watch it too? πŸ˜€

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    October 10, 2016 at 6:00 AM

    Hello, Maria ❀️

    I like the way you see life or a hobby or anything you value. Not perfection but progression. Again, something new I learned from much younger individuals like you.

    I will try to always keep that in mind.

    Hello again, Maria ❀️

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      October 11, 2016 at 10:59 PM

      Hola Momi Berlin! It’s a good thing that we learn from each other cause the world is really evolving into a better one (I hope). πŸ˜€

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    Mommy Queenelizabeth
    October 10, 2016 at 8:51 AM

    Your video was awesome! Made me smile today as i woke up and read blogposts hehehe!! Being a left handed then doing art esp.calligraphy is amazing… i know mahirap maglettering! Ive been trying it some time pero masakit sa kamay.. haha! Maybe not really for me.. looking forward to more of your videos! πŸ™‚

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    Shai Habon
    October 10, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Love the video! I’ve always been a calligraphy enthusiast and I’m hoping I could join any class soon! I’m a fan of your creativity! Continue spreading good vibes with your craft! πŸ™‚

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    October 10, 2016 at 1:35 PM

    Hello to you too! πŸ™‚ Super nice! I only have zig brush pens and I still have a long way to go before my calligraphy gets to be as nice as yours. More practice needed!

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    October 10, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    I so envy your skills. I tried practicing but I really can’t get the upward and downward strokes. Will you give me some tips? It’s getting hard for me each day

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      October 11, 2016 at 11:05 PM

      Hola! I have some tips and you may see them through this link: Calligraphy. πŸ™‚

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    Veeyah | The Indy Miss
    October 10, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Yas gurl, work those brush pens! Haha, I love looking at other artists do brush calligraphy. πŸ™‚ Fancy a collab some time? Tombow looked great. Have to try that some time.

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      October 11, 2016 at 11:05 PM

      Hola! Sure! I’m open to collabs. πŸ™‚

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    October 10, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    You are doing such an amazing job !!! In the beginning, when I first use to visit your lovely blog I thought , omg how boring is all this , but I was wrong. It is a work of art and that you are doing now videos makes it even more interesting πŸ™‚ Great job , amazing skills …Bravo !

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      October 11, 2016 at 11:06 PM

      I love how honest you are. I really was worried if I was boring you and the others about my posts. Haha. Glad somehow I was able to change that. Thank you! πŸ™‚

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    Gryselle Mae
    October 10, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    Awesome! I did calligraphy before and I’m really bad at it. :/ The outcome is always the opposite of what I want it to be >.< You got amazing skills there! Love it <3

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    October 10, 2016 at 11:55 PM

    You know your calligraphy girl, good job! I also want to learn this but I still haven’t found the time. I think I need it because my penmanship is terrible, maybe it would help me improve my handwriting if I try this haha..

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    Nadine Smith (Scenes From Nadine)
    October 11, 2016 at 12:35 AM

    Ooh… you are such a good calligrapher! You have a gift. Nice video… I wish I could do what you’re doing. I tried doing it for our wedding invitations but it’s not as good as yours! πŸ™‚

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    Miera Nadhirah Tan Abdullah
    October 11, 2016 at 5:10 AM

    Love your calligraphy, if only I can do as beautifully as you do…. You are so gifted… I envy you for this… Got to go try practise more after watching your video… thanks for being so inspirational…

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    Ram Kuizon
    October 11, 2016 at 6:18 AM

    Lately calligraphy has been a favorite activity of my friends.
    I am happy to see that this form of art can attract modern day youths
    and I wish to see myself doing this soon. For now , pwd pa.gawa nlng ng card? Kidding!

    Thank you for sharing your videos, like it!

    cheers! http://www.masterryo.com

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    Airina Desuyo
    October 11, 2016 at 9:54 AM

    You make Calligraphy look so easy! Is it really? I see a lot of people taking Calligraphy classes but never have I participated in one. I have a rather bad handwriting, do you think it’s possible that I can write as beautiful as that? Haha Thanks!!


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      October 11, 2016 at 11:07 PM

      At first, it was hard but if you really continue practicing, it will be better. Of course it’s possible! πŸ™‚

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    October 11, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Huhuhu please teach me how to do calligraphy πŸ™‚ I love your work especially the video. I was just wondering. Do you do comissioned work?

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      October 11, 2016 at 11:07 PM

      Hola! Wow. Thank you! And yes, I’m open for commissioned work. πŸ™‚

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    Orana Velarde
    October 12, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    You have a really nice technique! Do you ever try and do different kinds of letter as well? I haven’t seen any of your other videos so I might be totally off the mark. I really like that blue marker pen! I really appreciate your love of Game of Thrones. πŸ™‚

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    October 15, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    Hellos are always so refreshing and nice. It’s an act if recognizing someone and or a way of making a new friend. I like your starting quote. Choosing progress is really admirable. Something that a lot in this country should learn. Still really hoping for your lessons! ❀️

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    October 31, 2016 at 4:20 AM

    I agree with the first phrase, we should always aim for progress and not perfection. Aiming for perfection gives pressure and it takes the fun out of everything. Haha. Cool video. πŸ™‚ I envy you for this talent of yours. I couldn’t even write a simple hello in a nice way. Haha.

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