We had team building today. Whisper<no work> ;D Anyway, it went okay. Although it rained and I had to walk around with sogging wet socks and shoes.. Anyway, I’m just glad it’s over. Giggles at freedom. That’s how I’m able to be writing this post now anyway. :D 

Just wanted to write out my new year resolutions for 2017. It must be strange to be writing about new year resolutions in April? HA.

First to top the list is: To be less forgetful. I’m trying to.. but it isn’t working much. Memory is innate I guess. Oh wells.. What to do..

Second is to Observe more. But.. when I remember to observe my surroundings, I end up not noticing anything. It’s something good to have so I shall leave it here as a reminder..

Third is to Think less about unnecessary things. Don’t deliberate about something so small that you end up neglecting the bigger picture. THIS. I keep worrying unnecessarily I really wanted to kick myself!

Fourth is to Spare a moment to process people’s words before reacting. I do tend to assume lots of things.. It’s a bad habit that I have to change. Ah, this should be at the top of the list instead. lol

Fifth and lastly is a reminder that if there’s something you probably can’t do, don’t promise and think you can. That’s irresponsible so if you’ve promised, then please do it.

That’s about it. My resolutions for 2017. Let me update on my cosplay the next post! I have a dance audition tomorrow and Sunday I’m going over to my friend’s place to make a costume. Yay I’m excited(‘: See you again.

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Thoughts about life in 2015-2017

My life as an undergraduate in NUS ended in 2014.

I started afresh at a new job in 2015 baring the title of a university dropout. Actually, my story is more of like.. I don’t like the mathematics degree I was pursuing; had no idea what else to do in life, so I took a break from school to gain some working experience and see how it goes. But.. who knows what the truth really is? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Anyway a dropout.. sounds pretty gung-ho huh? I’m feeling a bit impressed by myself for going the unorthodox way. I’ve always been a.. goody-two shoes? ;D It’s definitely going to be a harder route. Just compare it with my sister who just graduated from NTU and earning 3 times more salary than the me right now, who have already worked for two years. Alas, life is fair. This is how much I can cope with right now, and so how much I deserve.

Of course, I’ve changed job since. Things weren’t moving forward at all so I took a leap in 2017 and went to another job. Like a wanderer without a goal, I went to another company. This is of course, just another transition period. A stepping stone? Because I’m preparing to study part time.

First of all, back in 2015 and 2016, it was a difficult period. I have no confidence at work, always feeling overshadowed by others. It took some time for me to build up self confidence. Cosplay helps. It lets me know how to pretend to be confident even when you’re not, because you want the photos to turn out nice. And it’s more fun when you are smiling rather than feeling worried over how terrible you might look. Whether I felt that it was a bad cosplay or not, a smile does go a mile. It brightens up one’s life, spread happiness to others and also for my own sake at times. Cosplay taught me make up which taught me confidence, which in turn gave me the courage I needed to pursue new things.

I took my first step to dance in public. I’ve always hidden in my room to dance, ashamed of how bad I am. But I learnt how to have fun, knowing you’re bad yet nevertheless trying to find ways to keep on improving. I’m grateful for the friends I met, both in cosplay and at dance. There are many frustrating times, such as when you can’t do a dance move properly, or apply makeup properly, or even pose correctly. Yet I’m feeling more complete with these two hobbies in my life. Else, I’ve always been an empty shell that doesn’t understand the world.

Fast forward to 2017, in my new job I have to get used to a new environment and new colleagues. I struggled with certain people. In the first place, I’m never good with strangers, but this job requires me to reach out to others. I have no choice but to put myself out there. Of course, it sounds like a simple job. But even from serving tea with wobbly hands to greeting guests, it’s something new for me. It’s always hard to take that first step, but once you do, things get rolling. I believe that the first step.. and the next step.. and the next is what moves people forward. I hope to continue step by step, just doing a little more each day.

Frankly, I still don’t understand what is there for me, I only believe in getting pass today, day-by-day. I’m awaiting for school to start in July, embarking on a new degree called Multimedia Technology. I feel that it isn’t what I’m good at. But it’s what I want to learn. I have so much to learn though, and I know I will struggle. But it’s okay, I have learnt some ways to cope with stress. I don’t want to give in to frustrations. I hope as an advice to myself, to learn to be patient and to lower your ridiculously high expectations. Do not force yourself with what you cannot do. But learn to deal with what you can actually do. After completing school, I hope.. to find a permanent job where I can commit myself to and contribute to society. What shall it be I really have no idea though..

I’ve gotten carried away. It’s really time for me to go to bed. End of my ramblings. See you on the next morning. ( ゚▽゚)/

Inuyasha Drawing & My Cosplay

Hi peeps, it’s me again. It’s weird to place a greeting at the start of the post, as though I’m talking to people when actually I’m really just addressing myself. :P But it’s okay. Hi to myself. I am alive. A while back, I drew my favourite childhood character, Inuyasha:

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I love Inuyasha <3

Does anyone have the same favourite character as me? ^^ My next favourite would be Sesshomaru! Perhaps I shall try drawing that the next time? Although it would probably be more challenging trying to draw out his handsome chiseled face. HA-HA.

My friend did a cosplay of Inuyasha and I am so in love. XD Do you know I like to cosplay too? I’ve set up a new cosplay page on this blog, where I keep track of my cosplays. It’s titled ‘My Cosplay Journey‘. Do take a look if you’re keen(: Here’s some of my cosplays as a teaser:

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Photography credits go to the respective great photographers. ^^

To end the post, I shall leave here the drawing process of Inuyasha. (Yes, back to the topic on Inuyasha. lalala~)

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He’s bae. XD

I enjoyed writing this post. I hope everyone have a great day ahead. It’s night time here though, I have to go to bed but.. no. Let me stay up just a bit more. 8D

Valentine’s Post

Hi there. Last I checked it’s been a year since my last post. Thought I shall make a quick visit to my blog, and lo-and-behold, they’re still there. All the posts I’ve written that made me cringe now. LOLOLL I do have a new drawing to share, it’s Yoosung from Mystic Messenger.

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My boyfriend :P

His the only route I managed to finish(:

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Drawing process~

My favorite part of the whole process is the drawing bit. I like to feel the strokes of transferring pencil lead onto paper. >y<

My first post in 2017. It’s short but I hope it’s at least sweet.

I hope to come back here more often.. So, see you again in a bit. (。-ω-)ノ

Umaru Doma Drawing

Konbanwa. “φʕ•ᴥ•oʔ I see it’s already the end of February. (・_・ヾ Time is passing way too quickly.. >.<  So a while back, I drew Umaru Doma:(´・` )♡

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Umaru~n

 

I messed up the hair. orz And the feet was drawn too big though I managed to somehow hide it I think? :x I need to practice lots more. But I haven’t been drawing as much as I want to. I want to try drawing a chibi Umaruchan too.

I followed a guide at howtodrawmanga3d for my drawings. I find their step-by-step guide to drawing very interesting and helpful. Though I do want to try practicing drawing on my own too without the guides. (∩⌣̀_⌣́)

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An extra on how I drew Umaru :3

 

Since friday night, I’ve been experiencing migraine. It’s the first for me to have such a bad headache that doesn’t go away. So I don’t understand why so suddenly? The first time it happened I was sleeping and I woke up suddenly with a throbbing headache. I thought I’m going to die from the pressure. lol Even now as I’m writing this post, the migraine is still there eating at my brain. ((((*。_。)_ It’s been the whole afternoon.. Anyway, hope it’s nothing serious and only temporary? ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ

I’ve been feeling tired recently ever since I was down with a cold for 1 week. But perhaps the tiredness is all in the mind. Although the migraine is real?? orz Am I getting lazy? While I’ve been practicing dance, I’m skipping out on my workouts. (っ- ‸ – ς) I might not be feeling at my best condition, but I know I have to do my best yet. To be alive is a gift. Yosh, ganbarimasu.

That’s all. Bye bye(*^・ェ・)ノ

 

Armin Arlet Drawing & 2016 New Year Resolution

Konbanwa. _φ(* ̄ω ̄)ノ It’s the new year~ (U´・ェ・)ノ♪゚あけましておめでとうございます。Here is a drawing of Armin Arlet that I’d done in 2015 but hadn’t had the time to put it up (various events during december made me busy~ ू(・ิ ॄ・ิू๑)):

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Armin Arlet (lookalike) :x

 

My honest opinion is it doesn’t look like Armin at all… 。・゚(゚⊃ω⊂゚)゚・。 I felt that it was easy to draw but not easy to draw it right? (¬з¬) I would like to try drawing Armin again~ (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧

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An extra on how I drew Armin :3

 

Since it’s the new year, let’s talk about new year resolutions? …φ(ω ̄*)

  1. Exercise regularly and eat in moderation:  This was my new year resolution for 2015 and I’m making it top the list for 2016 again. This is how important it is to me I guess? And I’m worried I would forget it so I’m penning it down as my new year resolution. φ(゚ェ゚♡)
  2. Reduce time spent on social mediaI got addicted to scrolling through newsfeed I find it dangerous. This is really to free up some time so I can do the things I actually would rather be doing. (∩⌣̀_⌣́)
  3. Take action‘I would like to do this… I would like to improve on that…’ I read up, I research, I think through it but I never follow up with any action. My excuse: I’ve no idea how to get started. When all I need to do is take that small step forward. In 2016, I want to get the action started. ╭(๑ ॔ㅂ ਂ ॓)و ̑̑
  4. Sleep lessFor someone who loves sleeping, this is going to be difficult. >.< But I would sacrifice sleeping in for 1-2 hours to getting more things done this year. Lets try to get up when I automatically wake up. Cos I’d a habit of going back to sleep even though I woke up already^^;;  Here’s to more effective weekends… 
  5. To try not to get too worked up easily: When there’s problems or conflicts, I get too upset easily. Instead of sulking and getting angry (which I know already doesn’t help), I hope to become more mature and handle things more calmly.

I sound so gung-ho… Would I be alright? >.<;; Lastly, thanks for everything in 2015. ₍՞◌′ᵕ‵ू◌₎♡ I may be being impolite but please continue to look after me in 2016. <(@´_`@)> 今年もよろしくおねがいします。

That’s all I guess? Bye bye and see you again soon~

ヾ(◜▿‾ 三 ‾▿◝)ノ

Edited: List of resolutions getting longer… ^^;; I need to think about how am I going to achieve all these resolutions though (҂⌣̀_⌣́)

 

Gumi Drawing

Konbanwa♪╰(•̀ 3 •́)━☆゚.*・。゚Here is a drawing of Gumi that I’d done last weekend: ^^

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This is a challenging piece for me because of the details. ( ー̀εー́ )  That’s why I guessed I had lots of fun drawing it.(ᗒᗨᗕ) And anyway I really like how it turns out in the end? Ehehe♥‿♥ //rollsabout//

By the way, I’m excited because AFA is coming up this weekend. (╯✧∇✧)╯And the following weekend I’m going to Taiwan^^ After that, it’s christmas~ And then the new year(⌯⌅⌄⌅) That sounds like lots of fun? ε٩( ºωº )۶з

I kind of felt bad though .( ̵˃﹏˂̵ ) Because I would be away from work for a bit. And the past 2days I was sick and absent from work too. I’m sorry I would work hard again when I’m back. ᕙ(▀̿̿Ĺ̯̿̿▀̿ ̿) ᕗ

That’s all. Bye bye( ・_・)ノ

Kagamine Rin Drawing

Ohisashiburi desu. …φ(ω ̄*) It’s been a long time since I last visited wordpress. Let me see… my last post is about 10months ago. Ahaha…. (・0・。(・-・。(・0・。(・-・。) This is my most recent drawing and it’s of Kagamine Rin, one of my favourite vocaloids ( •⌄• ू )✧ (my number one favourite would be Gumi ehehe ₍՞◌′ᵕ‵ू◌₎♡):

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I want to draw Gumi too. (⌯⌅⌄⌅) Many things happened in these 10months and now the year is almost ending. My last post was about 2015 new year resolutions. Have I somewhat achieved them? I wonder.. Let’s see. ( ー̀εー́ )

First one is “Eat in moderation, exercise regularly”. That I’ve been doing^^

The second one is “Attend drawing classes faithfully”. This year I didn’t attend any classes at all. Now that I think about it, I didn’t draw as much compared to last year. I wonder what have I been doing with my time? Hmm… ( ゚ー゚) Weekdays I have work… and weekends I spent most of it… going out to have fun! I believe :P So I’ve been cosplaying, dancing and attending events. (´⌣`ʃƪ)  I’ve decided. My wish now is to just spend more time on drawing for the rest of the year. Perhaps I shall put my quota at at least 1 drawing a month. So that’s at least 2 more drawings for the year. Yosh ( ु⚈᷁௰⚈᷁ ू)

The third and final resolution is “Learn a new dance”. Ah I believe this I did it too. In fact, I learnt two new dances, Natsukoi Hanabi and Kinyoubi no Ohayo. ୧( ⁼̴̶̤̀ω⁼̴̶̤́ )૭

I guess that’s all for now. Ah yes. I’m in the midst of revamping my blog. 8D Let’s have fun hahaha! Bye bye ヾ(´¬`)ノ

Pokemon Bulbasaur & Eevee Drawings

Last week, I drew two Pokemon, Bulbasaur and Eevee: (*´▽`*)

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I made too many mistakes drawing Eevee. |_・) Oh well.. I did my best to fix it. Haha XP Anyway, drawing them kind of brought me back to my childhood~ ల(*´= ◡ =`*) Those days were spent watching Pokemon, playing with figurines and game consoles. (≖ ‿ ≖) Life was so… how do I describe it? young I guess. Hehe 川´・ω・`川

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So I still have one more month at Maybank before my contract is up! It’s time to make decisions again. All these while I have been swinging back and forth between decisions to quit college or to continue. Mathematics is just not for me. ヾ(×× ) ツ I might stop pursuing a degree in Mathematics but I know the learning never stops. I’m looking at other schools or courses to see if there’s anything of interest. Or I might just start working. It’s about time to step into the working society anyway. I guess.

One last note to self: It’s never the end. Only the beginning.

That’s all. Bye bye! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

One Piece Luffy and Chopper Drawings

Konnichiwa( ´ ▽ ` )ノ Last night, I drew Chopper and Luffy from One Piece ^^:

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I have never watched the anime because it’s such a long series (ノ^∇^) but these two are so cute I have to draw them. (*^▽^*) This is a tribute to One Piece in view of McDonald’s release of One Piece collectibles. (*‿*✿) This week’s is Robin and Zoro~

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If you follow my instagram, you would have seen me playing with them XD Collecting these toys can be so fun and exciting~ though you may say it just took up more space in my overly cluttered room… ≖‿≖ In the meantime, I will be waiting to collect Chopper and Luffy(*´▽`*)