Week 4: Assassin’s Creed

I came across Vicki’s and Su’s amazing drawing blog withtwosugarsplease a while ago and I’ve been hooked to it ever since. Every week they take turn to come up with a topic and do their best to produce a piece within a week, using materials and ideas of choices. I love all their pieces. You can tell each piece has a unique story to it with the unmistaken personality of the owner. Last week’s Assassin’s Creed was my favorite.

If you are inspired by drawings and arts, checkout their work. What’s best is you can drop a comment and let them know what you want to see next. They actually answered my call and we’ll have a League of Legends theme next! Something worth sharing.

With Two Sugars, Please

Happy Friday everyone!

So while last week’s challenge was pretty fun, but Week 4 has been a bit challenging for us both – Su’s had a pretty busy and exciting week at work on top of being unwell, while I was caught up in the drama of the Kumamoto Earthquakes in Japan (luckily – my town only had some strong shaking and no damage but it’s a long story – you can read about it on my blog!)

But regardless, we both managed to pull through and draw our pictures. Which I’m glad we both did – if anything it was a test of our dedication to the project and we both stuck to it.

This week’s theme was Su’s choice and she picked the Assassin’s Creed universe – the challenge being to draw us both in a scenario relating to the games. This series has been one…

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50 Shades of Japanese

A very insightful and personal story from Inkling about racism in Japan. Racism, discrimination, stereotyping, whatever you call it, is a rather serious issue but has become invisible in the eyes of travelers and the Japanese themselves.

To respond to Inkling’s rhetorical question “…does that mean that Japan’s free of racism, or that because it’s less visible it’s more okay?” No, of course not! In fact, invisible racism is much much worse. I myself never thought of it before reading this article (thanks again for sharing).

“Quite a few people who’ve lived in Japan longer that I have, say that no matter how long they live in Japan, no matter how well they know Japanese, they are still treated as an outsider.” I bet some of you understand this feeling, wherever your country of residence. Racism is every where, and need to be dealt with. First step is understand what it is and how you can help combating it (raising awareness).

It’s a long post but I encourage you to read on. Inkling has done an amazing job making it educational and entertaining at the same time. Something worth sharing.

An Inkling

I know, I know, I’m following a terrible trend. There are so many 50 Shades posts right now it’s unbelievable. I think 50 Shades is outdoing The Interview on the controversy level right now. Anyway, if you’re here to read about 50 Shades of Grey, you’re in the wrong place. I’m sure you can find something else to read rather quickly.

Actually, I wanted to talk a little bit about racism in Japan, and as 50 Shades was everywhere I looked, I realized it would be a good pun for this blog post that could be interpreted a few different ways. I’ll let you decide what it means.

Part of this post was written a year or so ago and saved in my drafts. I hadn’t finished it because I felt there was too much to talk about, and I would be doing the topic an injustice.

But this week…

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Something Worth Sharing

Something worth sharing is an idea I had one morning and a solution to several struggles I have.

I’ve always wanted to share great stories and ideas that I think would inspire my friends and also help raising awareness in the process. Continue reading