Just went to my grad convocation and got my degree last week.
I'm hoping to make sure that my education is worth using in the real world.
I've been using my facebook account more often these days - no surprise that my DA have been inactive for a while. But I'm hoping everyone who got affected by the Typhoons in the Philippines (Ketsana/Ondoy & Parma/Pepeng) are safe and as I hear another typhoon raging Northern Philippines (Ramil), my prayers go to everyone there. These days, it's a challenge to get back to normal when we experience these kinds of disasters. But I sure have faith in the Philippines that it will one day get back on its feet and progress - this time chasing after the giants of Asia.
My prayers also go to those victims of typhoons in the Mekong area (Vietnam, Laos) and the earthquake victims in Indonesia and the Tsunami victims in the Samoan Islands.
Now that's taken care of, I've come to realize that now I have more freedom to do what I want after my grad lolz, I'm thinking of getting back at my hobby of drawing comics. The biggest reason why I'm into this endeavour before is because I'd like to share my thoughts and stories. Well after reading a lot of books and tuning in a lot of radio programs, I found myself having a different view on comics in general at this point in time. In a world where everyone seems to be all too aware of clichés, the different forms of art needed to have some kind of quirkiness. I'm on my journey to look for that single element in my art - which is drawing comics & writing stories. Hoping I could do that with all passion and creativity.
My Japanese professor told me that there are so many things to do in life rather than just looking for a job once you've finished school. There's volunteering and there's networking through social events. Getting your name out there is quite vital towards having more opportunities in life. And I'm doing my part too all thanks to him.
The thing is, being a university student is training essentially for being involved in the community rather than merely a stepping stone towards a Master's degree or a position in the workforce.
Anyways, looking forward to the next stage of my life...