Monday, August 21, 2017

Comics: Friendship on social media

Misunderstandings occur frequently on social media and texting on apps because we cannot see the other person's reaction. However many people chose to just "unfriend" instead of clearing things up personally with a phone call or meeting in person. Social media has helped bring people closer but also further...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Comics: Being Sensitive

I used to do Hari Raya greeting illustrations many years ago. Initially I didn't know that dogs were sort of "forbidden" in Muslim religion because it is regarded as dirty. I was later advised by many non-Muslim friends not to put it. But on the other hand, my Muslim readers said it was alright because Kopi the dog is part of my comic series and not something I came up only for Hari Raya. In fact, after removing him from the picture, they felt quite sad because it feels as if a family member was missing. In the following year, I posted another one with me, Kopi and Matcha, wishing all Muslim fans Happy Hari Raya. But again, I was accused by non-Muslim readers as being insensitive and they told me to remove Kopi. I had to reply and explain that I checked with my Muslim friends and fans that it was ok... :(

So although I greatly appreciate advises, but sometimes we may assume too much.

Because I was always accused of being insensitive and need to explain every single time, I eventually stopped drawing Hari Raya greetings...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Comics: Social Media Witch-hunt

The modern day witch-hunt takes on a one-sided story based on a video uploaded on social media. It sets everybody (or whomever has too much spare time in their hands) to hunt down the "witch" and persecute her. Sometimes the wrong person is caught, and sometimes the correct one. But do we go too far and become a witch ourselves too?

Monday, August 7, 2017

Comics: Avoidance...

Not sure if it happens to other people too when you don't feel like talking to that particular neighbour...

Monday, July 31, 2017

Comics: Facebook "Friends"

I'm not sure about you, but I really cannot remember some of my FB "friends", like how and when we met (if ever)...

So I would just click like on their engagement photo, wedding photo or newborn baby photo without remembering who they are... ... ...

Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Comics: Freelancer Life

I used to be really happy when I get sick and can take medical leave from work. Now I just hope never to get sick...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Comics: Generation Snowflake (expanded version)

Generation snowflake is the term for people born after the Strawberry generation. In Singapore, they are also called Durian generation to represent that the kids are soft (inside) and their parents are hard and spiky (outside). It will be tough if bosses need to hire young energetic people for the businesses...

Monday, July 10, 2017

Comics: Parenting

I remember the days when my mum would cane me for bad results and I could only watch cartoons on TV when they were not watching. Nowadays, parents just throw a tablet or smartphone to their kids to coax them to eat and the kids can watch TV anytime they want...

Are we breeding a generation of self-entitled kids who lack in empathy and communication skills in the real world? They do not know how to share and wants everybody to give in to them, just like their parents. Who will hire them in the future, or will they be living off their parents income even after 30s?

On the bright side, more people will want to hire older people from 80s and earlier because we're more hardworking and better at team work XD

Monday, July 3, 2017

Comics: Doing a book

It's a lot of work doing a book, hope my third book will do well! It will be released during STGCC (9-10 Sep) this year!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

11 Places to hike in Singapore to lose weight

I gained weight after quitting gym last year and that extra load of fats refused to shake off no matter what I did 😑. So after Chinese New Year, I made a resolution to shed that 4kg (so I can eat more later) by doing yoga almost everyday and hiking once a week. I also stopped eating cakes (my favorite, sob...) for 2 months and ate salad almost every day.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Comics:Everybody is an Expert

I find that whenever you post an update on Facebook, maybe a simple rant, there will be people who want to suggest you want to do... don't you think?

Sometimes we just want a listening ear.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Comics: Safety in buses


If you fall deep asleep in the bus in US, it may be your last stop...

This is the last of my comparison comics and it will be inside my 3rd book! You can pledge support at my Patreon page now to have your name included in the book :) https://www.patreon.com/evacomics

Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Comics: Hiking in Japan and Singapore

I recently went hiking with a Japanese couple and the wife was surprised how hot and humid it was to hike in Singapore. She was stylishly dressed with makeup, but still maintained her chill look despite the sweat and still looked pretty (I was amazed how she could do that)! In Japan, women will also wear UV-cut sleeves or leggings to protect their limbs from the sun's rays.

Meanwhile.. I was probably leaving a trail of sweat along the way, hair sticking to my scalp, feeling sticky and all...

(Featuring the Gaston Luga backpack on the left)

P.S. Yes, I was compiling for book 3 and realised there were not enough comic strips so I am adding a few more. If you would like your name to be inside the book, please consider to become my patreon :P

Monday, May 8, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Gaston Luga stylish backpack designed in Sweden (with discount code)

I have always wanted to get a medium size backpack that looks classy for travel and when I meet clients, so when Gaston Luga contacted me about their backpacks, I was like YESSSS~~~~ 😁

Monday, May 1, 2017

Comics: Life as Freelancer

I don't really like to work (who does?), but having a commission project = income is always a happy news to me :)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Comics: The most contradicting dress code

When I wear a pair of jeans and blouse, I would see ladies wearing formal dresses and guys wearing long sleeves shirt and pants. When I wear a dress, I would see people wear jeans... This smart casual dress code is too complicated for me...

Monday, April 17, 2017

Comics: Doing yoga at home

I tried doing yoga at home, but I admit I don't have the perseverance to do core work and warrior poses so I usually end up just stretching here and there... which is good to relax and sleep zzz~

Monday, April 10, 2017

Comics: Dating Events

Somehow I always end up exchanging contacts with the ladies instead of the guys... No matches yet but made more friends~

I also felt the guys during the meetup.com events are more sociable than those who registered for the dating agency's events...

Monday, March 27, 2017

Comics: After a successful weight loss

Well everything is good except for that... ...

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Although I didn't lose much weight this month, I can already fit into my old clothes, yeah! Although I read about muscles being more compact than fats, to witness it on my body was quite amazing O_O;; I think I will carry on for one more month so I can have a buffer because I gain weight very easily. So very soon you will not see anymore weight loss diet comics XD

Monday, March 20, 2017

Comics: Buying smaller size clothes for motivation

I used to buy just-fitting clothes that shrink a bit after wash. I thought I could still fit in and motivates me to slim down, but my belly would end up rounder and rounder and protruding...😭

Monday, March 13, 2017

Comics: Losing weight by practicing yoga

Many people doubted that yoga can lose weight... well the truth is you can, but need to combine with a diet... And I am aware about my tummy each time during practice...

Monday, March 6, 2017

Comics: Diversity in US

While flipping my book of recorded ideas to draw into comics, I came across this one that I wrote last year. So after Trump took over, he wants to build a wall at the Mexican border, ban people from 7 countries to enter (including green card holders), exit from TPP and increase the checking at immigration customs to the point you have to surrender your social media accounts... So this idea is no longer valid in 2017 and I have to cancel it off, hopefully things will pick up again...

Monday, February 27, 2017

Comics: Exercising the face

I attended a core yoga class at Yoga Inc recently and it's mostly pilates moves to use your core muscles (mainly your abs, or in my case "flabby tummy"). Most of the time I find myself clenching my face and the instructor would tell us to relax... But I always find my face working harder than my tummy...🙎

Character theme cafes and shops in Taipei

Ok I'm not going to lie, I like to visit character theme cafes because one of my dream is to have my very own one day, or at least to design for a cafe... During my last trip, my good friend brought me to many character cafe and shops that I felt as if I was in Japan! Taiwanese like Japanese culture a lot and they share a lot of similarities in their service and retail. So if you are on a budget, Taiwan is a good alternative because their food and transport are way cheaper than Japan 😬

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hot Spring and food trip to Jiaoxi, Yilan city(Taiwan holiday)

It's like a tradition to visit Jiaoxi town, part of Yilan City, which is to the southeast of Taipei, with my friend.

Yehliu Geopark and fresh seafood trip (Taiwan holiday)

An acquaintance of mine learned I was coming and offered to drive me up to the northern part of Taiwan to visit a famous geo park and eat fresh seafood there.

Eslite Bookstore branding in Taiwan (Taiwan holiday)

I cleared up some commission work so I decided to blog about my trip to Taiwan last month before I get busy again. So over the next few days, you will be seeing more updates on my blog :P

When we talk about Taiwanese bookstores, the first that comes to mind is Eslite bookstore. Not only they have many chain stores throughout Taiwan, but also it has branded itself as the cool and hip place to go to for young people.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Comics: A part of it stays forever

I haven't got a chance to blog about my brief holiday at Taiwan, but I gained 2 kg in just 5-6 days and I only lost 1 kg after 2 weeks of regular exercise... ... sob. (Yes I can feel tummy bounce when I run...)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Comics: Eligible Bachelors

I remember a friend telling me that if you are looking for a guy who is single, it's impossible for him to be rich, handsome and mentally sound at the same time. If he is all three, he's either not looking or already married...

But anyway if you can find a unicorn, please bring it to me :p

Monday, February 6, 2017

Comics: It gets harder after 30s

I had been slowing gaining weight since end of last year when I was having events one after another and skipped my yoga and fitness classes. Worse, I ate anything I wanted, which included cakes and fried stuff. Before I know it, I gained 4kg and now I'm trying to lose it. I tried to control my diet and exercise more but after a month, the weight still stayed the same... oTz...

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Chinese New Year Yusheng or lo hei

In Singapore, there is a tradition to toss a kind of raw fish salad called "yusheng" during the Lunar New Year to symbolise an increase in abundance for the new year. It usually contains strips of raw fish (usually salmon nowadays), mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments.

We usually do one round of tossing at home and at work. When you toss, you should say something auspicious and the higher you toss, the better it is. But because the yusheng we toss at home is paid out of own pockets, we tend to be more careful in keeping the ingredients within the plate. But at work, because it's paid by company, most of the ingredients usually land up on the table and in a mess, which is a waste of food.

The above is my family's yusheng, which is proudly sponsored by my brother 😋  He ordered extra seafood sashimi so it can look better on photo (haha we have a vain family). It was nice but we think just salmon is enough.

Actually this year is my year, which is the Rooster! Wishing everyone good luck, good health, good fortune and love! I hope my 3rd book will be a best seller, bookstores don't give me headache and book 4 can be successfully planned for the international market!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Social media and drawing workshop to student correspondents from local press

(Photo credit: 汉聪)
I was invited to conduct a workshop to a group of student correspondents from a local press on 29 October last year. The objective of the student correspondent program was to train them to become future journalists. So in order to let them get some hands-on experience, the press would occasionally invite people to talk about our trade and be interviewed by them.

Yoga comics: Cow Face Eagle Arm Pose

Because of my thick thighs and fat belly, I always feel awkward to be instructed to lean forward until my belly touch my thighs... 😑 Gotta lose that tummy one day...

Monday, January 16, 2017

Yoga comics: Directional problem

Happens in almost every yoga class when there are more than 6 students (1 of them is probably me)...

Monday, January 9, 2017

Comics: Writer's Block

I also have writer's block from time to time, so I will take note of all the ideas when I have inspiration to make sure I have something to post every week!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Comics: Diet can wait

I gained a whopping 3kg over a few months time, got to spend the rest of the year losing that... 😭😭😭

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