It’s been a while but I’m finally back! These last few weeks have been pretty hectic, but I’ve finally managed to catch a breather heading into the final few months of the year. Someone once told me life is good when it’s busy, so I’m trying to adopt that mantra from here on out! Wish me luck!
As you’ve probably seen, I’ve also been working on a few projects that I hope to get off the ground soon, as well as, catching up on a few others that I’ve been neglecting. Buuut..in between all that work, I did something else.
Two weeks ago, I visited my old secondary school. I don’t know how that idea came about. I think I wanted to explore my past a little bit more and soul search – to get reacquainted with my past (and much more creative) self. That’s deep right?
Anyways it represents a pretty huge chunk of my life – from ages 15 – 18 (I migrated from England to Singapore…so I had to be put back a couple of years). And during that visit, I discovered a whole bunch of cool things.
Yep that’s my name engraved in my school’s plaque for ‘Best Overall Student 2005!’
It’s pretty cool and I didn’t know it even existed until I visited. All I remember from 2005 is that I studied like a mad man for two years. I sacrificed a lot back then, and I’m pleased that it has, in some way, paid off. I did well in my exams that year which has eventually led me to where I am right now. I’m grateful for that and all the teachers that got me there.
Anyways, it just goes to show how somethings come full circle. You really don’t know the impact of your current actions until you step back and look at it from a distance. I know nobody has probably wondered who I am from looking at that plaque, but to me, it represents a lot of effort, people and good times. It’s those lessons I will take with me into my professional and personal life in the future.
They also have a little picture of me after I received my Diploma. Niiiice!
I’m currently now working on an ebook/animation bible called ‘Dinosaurs…with Problems’. The major change right now is that I’ve changed the protagonist from a wild courageous boy to a neurotic girl (kinda like Nancy Drew..if she was terrified of everything and a complete control freak).
I’ve been trying to figure out the main story and how it would flow over the series. To me, weird characters just appeal to me more. They need quirks, fears and nuances. The more the better. They can’t all be good..or righteous or fearless. The best characters are always flawed and sometimes, deeply so.
For Dinosaurs…with Problems, it’s still a children’s comedy adventure aimed at ages 8-15, so I think I can have fun with it. Can’t say much else, other than it is a hybrid of Jurassic Park meets Pokemon!
Stay tuned for details on that!
In the meantime, how about you tell me about your secondary school experience! Was it a nightmare? Or the best time of your life?