A friend is celebrating her (insert age here) birthday today, and to celebrate I made a little project. A few months back she tweeted that [Hisashiburi Vanilla] sounded like a good song title, and I replied jokingly with a stanza I made up from the title. I couldn’t put it out of my head though, so I wrote and rewrote it. In a lull of study time I finished it! (There is something about our library and my ability to write song lyrics in it)
I asked our friend Jessica for help in translating it to Japanese (since I cannot Japanese enough to save my life) and set about doing the album jacket/lyric booklet. Initially there was a plan to record it with the song but I didn’t have enough time >_< But who knows~? :3
The whole lyric booklet (with romanji lyrics) can be downloaded here in PDF form (please don’t claim it as your own ^___^ ;;;)
Happy birthday Sachi!
Cue today, org duties meeting. Afterwards, I was thinking about going to the library to study but my friends said that there’s a round table discussion for graphic novel, graphic fiction, and the comics that they’ll be attending today. Since it’s free and awesome people are going to be there (I need to work on more eloquent fitting adjectives, but I AM NOT YET CALM FROM TODAY) I decided to tag along. Suddenly is the keyword of the day, as we don’t have classes and I therefore do not have enough to stay in school for long, but staying for the whole experience was truly worth it. (SuddenlyFreeFood.jpeg)
USTingan is a biannual round table discussion (please correct me if I’m wrong) organized by the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies, and for this year they invited Carljoe Javier, Carlo Vergara, and Manix Abrera to be the speakers, and a lot of interesting points were raised. The main thing that I got about the whole experience was learning how to be more observant of the things around us, for we don’t know what stories the people we mingle with and the places we go to can tell us. Also, honing and practicing your craft makes near perfection so it never hurts to keep practicing!!!
Though I was never much of a good artist (I can still barely manage to draw straight lines. With a ruler.), these three people inspired me. Here they were, doing what they love to do, talking to us and encouraging us to try and take chances (we are young, and often we feel like we can do anything, given the right push and motivation) and it just makes you want to try more! Carljoe Vergara in particular peaked my interest; he collaborates with artists, and suits what he writes to the art style of the artist he collaborates with. What I’m trying to do with taking photographs is somewhat similar. I can’t draw or paint well, so I try to take good photographs and from there, try to get the stories the pictures are saying to me and put them into paper. One of my many dreams is to collaborate with an artist and write a story for a comic or manga, and while that is still a dream I shall work harder and write more and more!
Commemorative photo of the day (I could have asked for the other speakers too but I don’t know. I’m shy. You won’t believe me but I really am)!
So that’s my name!
I don’t know how to end these things really.
Love and peace!
It’s Tuesday morning, and I’m on my way to preparing for a meeting in school. I have no money so afterwards I’ll probably be hanging out in the library and maybe catch up on Film Theory readings. And study for the PR quiz and hope I don’t fail everything fantastically. Or write something that will concern my plans for total world domination. You never know.
But meanwhile I’ve been reading the third book in the TMI series. I checked what its title was and inadvertently got myself spoilered. Internet is a scary place for spoilers *says last word in River Song’s voice*
But academic duties first.
How do you end these things.
Here have a picture of little me.
December 25, 2012
August 29, 2013
These trees, they witnessed a lot more than we do.
University of the Philippines-Diliman | February 14, 2013
Group Photography Plate
Theme: Guilty Pleasures
August 10, 2013
[Do We Need Titles?]
We studied about the poem-painting in Art Appreciation, and I am starting a mini-personal project. Play with watercolor brushes, write stuff, and see where we go from here :)