I’m Chanpory, and this is my site on how to live and work better as a designer.

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I haven’t posted new articles in quite awhile, but I want to let you know I’m still alive. I don’t delve much into my personal life here on LifeClever, but here’s the short story:

My partner and I broke up.

After five years, it feels like getting a divorce. I’ve had a rough year. And the past few months have been especially emotional, intense, and extremely complicated.

Good news: I have a new place of my own and slowly getting settled in. I’m feeling happier. I’m moving forward. And I have Internet and TV again. Thank god for Mad Men and True Blood.

Expect more from me soon.


  • Diego

    gravatarAug 30, 2009
    10:17 am


    Welcome back! I enjoy reading your posts. Hope you fully recover soon :)

    — Diego

  • Karsh

    gravatarAug 30, 2009
    11:49 am

    So sorry to hear about the break up. Take the time you need to heal; we’ll be here. Welcome back!

  • judyofthewoods

    gravatarAug 30, 2009
    3:26 pm

    Sorry to hear about your troubles, but glad you are moving forward again. Welcome back from me too!

  • Jeffrey

    gravatarAug 30, 2009
    3:49 pm

    True Blood is amazing and I’m going to be suffering from withdrawals when this season ends. I refuse to read the books since I’ve heard their so different from the show.

    Hopefully, you can find more things to take your mind off the pain. Blogging, maybe?

  • Mark

    gravatarAug 31, 2009
    3:34 am

    Sorry to see you back in my bunch of RSS feeds under such painful circumstances. It’s a old chestnut but time really does heal – perhaps not completely – but with time and some distractions it will get better.

  • Brandon

    gravatarSep 2, 2009
    10:37 am

    Hay Chanpory,

    I know how you feel. I am going through the same thing. But remember to treat yourself and indulge. A krispy creme now and again is now harm and as for Madmen, well there are times when its in the ‘better then sex’ catagory along with Heroes.

    God bless TV and good food! the great healers

  • shellby

    gravatarSep 11, 2009
    4:21 pm

    i totally know how you feel. it is a divorce. you’ll get through. i’ve been relying on good ol mad men and unpacking. keep your head up!

  • Jere

    gravatarSep 17, 2009
    8:05 am

    Looking forward to seeing your posts, and hoping for your well being.

  • Joe

    gravatarSep 20, 2009
    11:25 pm

    Recently broke up with my partner of six years so I know exactly how you feel … well, sort of! Best wishes, stay strong.

  • Nabeel

    gravatarOct 2, 2009
    8:18 pm

    I am sorry to hear that you broke up with your partner. It is very tough, especially when you are not immature and love is involved. When you say that you had a rough year, is this a reference to your financial stability or something else?

    I dunno why couples break up when times get tough. During tough times, you are in need of one and other even more. Well sticking together in troubled times tells apart boys from men.

    Anyway, I hated how Trueblood ended, so disappointing. Godrick had great potential (sucks that they killed that character) and Stackhouse didn’t do anything after all that big talk (about being heros) and preparation. The priests wife was hot and should come back.

  • iBijan

    gravatarOct 5, 2009
    6:16 pm

    Sorry to hear the bad news…hope you will recover soon…wish u all the best…always behind you buddy…long live LIFECLEVER!!!

  • editor

    gravatarNov 1, 2009
    7:11 pm

    i just found your blog, and you’re nowhere to be found. i’ll check back for you. take care.

  • Will

    gravatarNov 6, 2009
    12:41 pm

    Dude, man up and get it TOGETHER! I used to lve this blog and I assume I will continue so in the future. But the show must go on and it’s friggin’ November. Man up. Hold you head up high and your act together. This is ridiculous. Good Luck, Later

  • cyn

    gravatarNov 13, 2009
    12:27 am

    Great to hear you are back and sounding more confident. Congrats. no one is indispensable in this world

  • raquel

    gravatarNov 20, 2009
    12:51 pm

    I know what you’re going through. I’ve been through the same thing. Take the time that you need, you’re not on anyone’s time schedule but your own. We’ll be here :)

  • Sharon

    gravatarNov 28, 2009
    3:23 pm

    There is life after hopefully you have discovered that. I read a wonderful book titled “Smart Cookies Don’t Crumble”. The chapter on divorce “Don’t Get Bitter Get Better” is awesome. Seventeen years later, I am fully aware the man did me a favor.

    With Thanksgiving having just passed, I pray you have discovered many more things you have to be thankful for.

    I enjoy your blog very much and look forward to your return. God Bless!

  • Marcus

    gravatarDec 3, 2009
    1:25 am


    I hope all is well. I’ve reached out before but I’m very much interested in working with you on this blog. Please let me know how we can make this happen.

  • Ziggy

    gravatarDec 4, 2009
    10:40 pm

    I hope all is well! I really enjoy reading this blog. I like that you make me think :)

  • Alex

    gravatarDec 6, 2009
    11:25 am

    I hope see you soon… LifeClever is especially blog.. as for me

  • Hammondrye

    gravatarDec 10, 2009
    11:14 pm

    Great blog- so glad I (just) found you! Buck up little Doggie- you have a Fan Club!

  • Beverly Mire

    gravatarDec 15, 2009
    12:19 pm

    I just found you! Sorry about the breakup, but good to hear you landed on your feet. Bev

  • Chris

    gravatarDec 24, 2009
    1:55 pm

    Glad to hear! Life goes on…. Just wanted to let you know you’ve been a great help to making my kick ass resume, thanks!

  • Tee

    gravatarJan 10, 2010
    4:11 am

    obviously a new love in your life too…..its very quiet here :)

  • Sol

    gravatarJan 14, 2010
    8:48 am

    Hiya, just came across your fantastic site. Hope you’re doing better. Have a happy new year & i promise… it does get better with time : )

  • Aspen Wedding Photography

    gravatarJan 25, 2010
    11:28 pm

    Hang in there man!!! There are plenty of fish in the sea!!!

  • sázky

    gravatarFeb 14, 2010
    8:28 am

    Great to hear you are back and sounding more confident. Congrats. no one is indispensable in this world.

  • Rahul

    gravatarFeb 22, 2010
    4:03 am

    Good to hear from you! don’t worry things will get better with time. Cheer up :)

  • SallyBeam

    gravatarFeb 23, 2010
    3:40 am

    Looking forward to hearing from you. You’ve had many good friends here.

    Love & Hug you. Sally Beam