This is going to be a rather short post, compared to my regular articles. And I am really sorry for it.

As you may already know, this summer I’ve been looking for work, be it a regular job where you get paid, or an internship, or something like that. In the end, after lots and lots of research and job analysis, based on some points I’ve listed in a previous post on some of the things I consider to be the most important when looking for a job, I did manage to find a place to work at.

It’s volunteer work, but so far I really like it. The people I have met there seem to be nice, caring, and to put their hearts into their work, so I am happy.

But anyway, that is not the aim of my post today. The announcement I am going to make, Continue reading

Why I Rarely Draw Boys

Pretty much everyone around me keeps asking why do I rarely draw boys or men. Well, to put it simply, I suck at drawing males. Somehow, they end up looking too feminine. Or too frowny (is this even a word?).

A few weeks ago, as I was playing around with my markers, I thought of trying to draw one of my OCs, Jun’s friend from my cell phone novelChidori“, to be more precise, but I failed miserably. Continue reading

5 Important Things to Consider when Applying for a Job

A few posts ago, I was talking about the reasons behind my very long absence from the blogging world, and one of the things I mentioned was my looking for a job or internship. In this post I will share the most important 5 things to consider when applying for a job, based on my experience.

As I have mentioned before, my university requires each student to work for a number of hours, which number, if not reached, prevents the student from graduating. Continue reading

How I Got Sick

I haven’t written anything yesterday (yes, more often than not, I am writing my blog posts on the same day I want to publish them; that’s how I practice my writing—at least once a week), thinking that I’d be feeling better today. It seems not everything goes as planned.

And here I was thinking that this summer I will get sick no more. I was mistaken, terribly mistaken. Continue reading

Wattpad Summer Story Contest

A couple of weeks or so ago, one of my friends announced a Wattpad summer short story contest. Needless to say, the theme of the contest was summer or anything summer related.

The moment I saw the contest notification, I bounced with excitement. I was extremely eager to participate as it presented me with a good opportunity to fight against the dreaded writer’s block. So I quickly threw in a comment, to let my friend know that “I’m in~”.

A few minutes after, I called my sister to ask her if she wants to participate too.

“What prizes are there?” she asked. Continue reading

Life Happened

My first blog-post after I have returned from my unannounced absence, was a comic strip with a riddle. And an apology.

Honestly, that was not my first option. I actually planned on explaining why it took me so long to return. But somehow, instead of writing a proper piece with words, I came to draw the main reason behind my inability to post anything for such a long time. As you have most likely guessed, life happened. Continue reading

This Crazy Game (Comic Strip)

Everything has been hectic for me this past month. And I expect it all to become even worse since I have to work on some projects—some are personal, some are not. Anyway, since I have been away for such a long, long time, I thought it would be nice to have a comic strip up here (though this time it is traditionally drawn).

So here you go. Continue reading

Doctor Honoris Causa

Recently, I have participated in a Doctor Honoris Causa award giving ceremony. It was my first time attending one, and I must say, it was a very interesting experience.

In the beginning, I really had no idea what to expect. To be frank, I was not even sure whether or not I was going to participate, since I was a little scared that I would not be able to keep up with everyone, or that I would embarrass myself for not knowing how to act or what to do. Besides, none of my classmates were going, which meant that I was all alone.

Since I was being indecisive, I asked one of my professors for advice; Continue reading

Cherry On Top

It is quite rare for me to livestream when I am drawing or doodling. However, not long ago, I was in a Skype call with one of my friends from abroad, happily conversing about our lives and futures, throwing jokes at each other, and listening to music, when I started working on a rose. In the beginning, there was nothing but a huge red spot on the white virtual paper, but I have decided to show it to my friend either way. She laughed at me, thinking I was joking, so I proposed a show and talk sort of Skype call.

After a while, when my rose got some shadows and lightnings on, my friend dared me to draw a rat. Naturally, I took the challenge, and left the flower I was working on, incomplete.  Continue reading