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In the midst of all this school-related frenzy, I’ve been allotting more and more of my time to doing things not school-related.  We all need to de-stress, right?

First and foremost, the things that have been stressing me out lately: school’s started again, the robotics season started, and the college application process isn’t over yet.  The winter break was nice, but I was so focused on finishing up my apps that I didn’t have nearly as much time to relax as I would have liked.  Now that I’m back in school, the work is piling up again, and robotics means a 17-hour-per-week time commitment.  Crazy stuff.

It’s not like I don’t have time, though.  I have enough time between getting home and going to sleep that I’ve been spending a good portion of it drawing.  I don’t think I’ve drawn anything seriously in years, but it’s been wonderful to get back into it again.  I’m really rusty, but that’s alright; what matters is that I’m rediscovering what a great outlet art is.

I’ve also been spending obscene amounts of time teaching myself how to play the ukulele!  I’m a total noob righ now, but I think I’ll continue to improve if I keep practicing.  The uke is so different from, say, a cello (which I also play) in that it’s tiny and pretty easy to learn.  Being able to play and sing like an idiot is honestly one of the most relaxing things I’ve ever done.

Lastly, I’ve been working on a visual novel with my little sister (boffinart.tumblr.com).  For those who don’t know what a visual novel is, it’s basically a cross between a choose-your-own-adventure book (do those still exist?) and a video game: it tells a story in a format similar to that of a novel, and the players get to make decisions that influence the direction and ending of the story.  To get an idea of what they’re like, try out the demo for Dragon Essence or Area-X by Zeiva Inc., or play the free visual novel, RE: Alistair ++, by Sakevisual.  These examples are mostly for girls, but google “visual novel” and you’re bound to find options to suit everyone.

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Here’s a screenshot from one of my favorite Visual Novels, Area-X.

I should probably get back to doing homework now! 😀

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So just a quick update on what I’ve been up to, as it’s now obvious that I haven’t been updating daily as promised.  I’ve actually been busy :O, and summer is actually beginning to feel draggy.  Looks like I’m not the only one who’s lazing around–summer is, too.  

This week, I’m sailing.

That’s right, sailing.  No, putting on a floppy hat and some sandals and hopping into one of those little motorboats does not, in fact, count as sailing.  This is the real deal–two sails and a buncha ropes that look super confusing and that you can easily tangle yourself in (trust me, I know).  I’d say that’s the hardest part; rigging the boat properly so that you don’t capsize when you’re sailing.  Once you’re out on the water, though, it’s smooth sailing (haha, pun-y), and when the wind picks up and you gain speed, it’s actually a lot of fun.  Being too young to drive, it’s great to feel like I’m in control of something, especially something like a sailboat, which is, I guarantee you, far more complicated than a car to get a hang of. 

The downside of sailing: the SUN.  I don’t know what on earth happened with that thing, but it was extra extra extra bright today and I–apparently–did not put on enough sunscreen.  So I burned my face, and now I look like a beet 😦  Which sucks.  So if any of you are planning to sail, or go out in the sun at all, wear some good sunscreen.  For your sake. Please.

Oh, and before I go, here’s a piccy I finished recently.  It’s….well I like it.  The proportions aren’t great, but I like it.  So tell me what you think ^_^

Kayy, I’ll post again soon.  Promise.

~hedgehog

So most of you out there know what Asians are like, regardless of whether or not you are one yourself. Asian parents push their kids hard to do well in school, Asian teachers are strict, and Asian students are–in case you haven’t noticed–probably some of the best students. Generally, the Asian culture is very academics-oriented, and once an Asian is set on something, they’ll take it very seriously. Most likely. If you’re a stereotypical Asian.

I don’t know if being a stereotypical Asian is a good thing, but one thing’s for sure: I’m definitely not one of them. I’m not super-neat. God knows I’m not a straight-A student. I believe that I am a pathological liar (to which my parents will happily agree).

But then there are good things to being a non-mainstream Asian (oh mah gaud, I know. AMAZING). For instance, I realize that I’m more extroverted than most Asians are (and this I would know, considering my school is like, 75% Korean. I swear xDD), meaning I have pretty good communication skills and I’m charismatic, I think. I play basketball. I love to draw. I have awesome, crazy friends who aren’t Asian (a shock to even myself, considering most of my friends in the past have been Asian). These things I love about myself. These things I’ll never change.

That about wraps up my mini-rant thing.  Not much more to say about myself here, but you can be sure that you’ll be hearing from me as soon as I have enough energy to think (three basketball games and a science fair, all in one weekend).  Read read read! And drop comments or questions if you have any! ^^

Oh, and just a quickie: I am officially changing my name to Hedgehog.  Well, not officially.  Just call me that from now on, ok? ^^

Thanks guys!
Hedgehog