Discern Own Style

You need to be discerning
The books you read is others’ perspectives
Good to read and learn
You still need to discern own style

Returning myself into
Younger days
A new better person
Than my younger days

Stronger observation skills
Sharpening my mind and hands
Sensitivity levels escalates and deepens
Being appreciative every single things in life

Being myself in Jesus
Into the person He wants me to be
Through the way He makes me
Comfortable with myself


Inspiration On: Thursday, 6 May 2016

I am calling the company’s customer. Suddenly, the supervisor from the account payable department comes to my desk about the data entry in SAP. I get a shock. After the call, I immediately go to her desk. SAP data entry shows my name about the wrong data entry done by my close friend. So I explain that I have the data entry access but my friend uses it to do data entry. When she uses mine then I use hers. I clarify that I don’t have accounting background so mostly I do update customer, clearing account and viewing invoices part. She seems surprised. I’ll inform my friend after her meeting. Thank God her meeting has ended so I inform her that the account department looks for her regards to data entry. My friend approaches her and owns her doings. I begin to understand another quiet lady colleague’s difficult position. A colleague ever said that she is fierce. However, I see her gentle, soft-spoken and full of smiles.

The animation teacher confirms on the things I learn by myself alone (observations and books), at art school, own style, and even in current storyboard class. He even explains to me to be more discerning of own style.

After the storyboard class, I walk with two classmates and the classmate whom I have a first bad impression but now better. He asks me whether I get scholarships. I answer directly no however there is a lecturer who writes a testimony for me to apply scholarship. Though I don’t get it however I have tried. Then he shares that he is going to study in Japan Osaka and work part-time. That’s good for him. I just don’t understand his soft expression towards me now. His expression and even my classmates expressions are so memorable. I feel so thankful to God and the lecturer to help me return to younger days yet much better self.

What is God doing? Is He blessing me through the school founder who funds me for current animation job? Can see from different perspectives. He is being kind towards me. A way to secure future job in his studio. I feel so grateful.

Wish you all have good days and thank you.

Care in Drawing

Care what I draw
Know the characters well
Be the character

Tell the stories through my drawing
Acting through my fingers
Brings clarity in the drawing


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The animator who is the teacher explains exactly what I am going through. Because the things I do and go through can’t be expressed in words. Now, I can express it better in words.

Wish you all have good days and thank you.

Correct Perception Yet Emphatic

Sarcastic tone and remark
Sparks fire inside
Word of God pours cold water into the sparks
Perceive such classmate difficult to work

One week later
The classmate reveals
True reason
One bad experience
True colours

For art sake
He chooses to forsake relationship
Chooses not to drag down
Those whom he cares

One unpaid freelance experience
Stop him from pursuing his passionate job
His sketches style is good and strong
Correct perception yet emphatic

Realising own
Style being too soft
Soft towards others too
Learning to protect boundaries yet can help


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 4 May 2016

A classmate whom I have a bad impression of being sarcastic to me. Furthermore, I feel pissed off towards him for saying relationship doesn’t matter. On the way to the train, he reveals that he choose not to be attached so that he doesn’t dragged whom he cares down. Because he wants to do art. Even if he ends as a roadsweeper, he doesn’t bring them down. Upon revealing he is not paid as a freelancer, I feel pity for him. I never expect my perception of him had happened because I feel he is not easy to work with. He looks surprised upon knowing my studies in animation at a well known art school through another classmate and freelance experience in cartooning.

Wish you all have good days and thank you.

Declutter to Focus

Observe more
Draw more
Experiences
Out of real life
Focus on certain actions
Appreciating its only essence
Reminding childhood memories

Many experiences
Overlapping each other
Thus overwhelms my brain
It’s time to
Declutter from all
Awful life experiences
To return to my focused mind


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The animator trainer looks at my storyboard assignment based on his script. He reminds the notes from the previous lesson. It is based on certain angles, and the importance of clarity in my mind in order to communicate clearly. He also explains the need to focus on certain parts of a person’s actions. Observe to appreciate it then draw it out. That makes me feel I need to practice drawing more. Drawing helps me to declutter my mind.

YM, my classmate’s boyfriend gives me a lift to the nearest train station. So I can return home from the train. Great to know her that drawing doesn’t help to declutter mind. She is created differently. Then I share that overlapping experiences overwhelms.

Wish you all have good days and thank you.

The Love of Books and Videos

Do we love 
Books
For entertainment or learning?

Do we love 
Videos
For entertainment or learning?

Entering another world of
Books and videos 
As a form of escape
Release our tension 
Living in this world
Resting from our weary hearts and minds
Seeking to be comforted 
To be living in a dream

Do books and videos 
Strengthen us? 
Correct our assumptions?
Imbue empathy in us?
Widen our horizon?
Or justify our actions?
Or elevate own prejudices?
Or add more fuel to our anger?
Or cause us to commence to sin?

Should we be more discerning
On the books and videos
We consume?


Inspiration On: Saturday, 12 April 2014 at 5:25am
Inspiration Ends On: Friday, 28 August 2015 at 10:44am

I was stuck in the first stanza. Therefore, this poetry was left untouched. Today, I look at this again. Everything flows well and give the final conclusion. Wish you all have good days and thank you.