Sunday, January 14, 2018

Songwriting 101

About 3 or 4 years ago, I had this wild dream of being able to write a grandiose love song that the whole world will know. So, me being me, I tried to write one. Needless to say, it sucked. Little did I know that in just 3 to 4 years, I would attempt to do the whole thing again -- and succeed, relatively.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Writing 101

I have always been very fond of writing (hence the blog). More than an outlet, it's a good exercise for your creative ideas to start flowing.

During high school, I started a Wattpad account so I could post some of the stuff I did. It was a minefield of stories, and it helped in keeping your creativity growing.

>>> Wattpad Account <<<

A few years back, I posted three of my stories over at the account.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Train to Busan -- Why the zombie subgenre is still alive

'Zombie movies are overrated.'
'So... basically The Walking Dead?'
'Everyone's just gonna die in the end.'

This was what everyone, including me, initially thought when I heard about 'another zombie movie' showing in theaters. But boy was I wrong about Train to Busan.

For the average movie-goer, Train to Busan might seem as your typical zombie movie, just set in a more creative location (i.e. a train). However, it managed to transcend the subgenre -- managing to showcase a mix of thriller, action, and drama for the audience. 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Intro to Digital Art

I have recently delved into the world of digital art. LOL (who knew, right?)

A few weeks ago, I joined the visual arts circle of our college's artists' organization. Naturally, I tried to do what it took to contribute something.

I already knew from way, way back that I have a natural talent for drawing poorly, so obviously that one's out the window. That also goes for painting, or coloring, or anything visual arts-related. Or so I thought.

I have been an avid fan of digital arts recently, and I noticed that the college organizations release really wonderful pubmats (publication materials) during events. I had very minimal knowledge of this software called Photoshop, so I decided to watch tutorials on the know-hows and basics of it.