I bought the Derwent Graphitint coloured pencils to try out today. I totally misjudged the values they can create. They are mostly dark values that don't vary much from each other except for the hue. It will take a while to get used to it.
Sitting at the cafe sketching these people made me think of how crowded it was. This particular Coffee Bean at Junction 8 always seems to be crowded. I was lucky today to get a seat. While sketching, I saw a few people coming in and walking out after finding out there are not seats.
The coffee here cost around 5 times more than the coffee at the neighbourhood coffee shops. Yet, it's always packed. There are also many students. Back in the days when I was a student, I had to scrimp and save. Now that I've a job, I still feel a bit guilty drinking such expensive coffee.