Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy 2014!

2013 had been an eventful year for me. First I graduated from Waseda Business School in Tokyo, then I was selected for a fully sponsored trip to CoFesta Japan. On 25th Dec, I finally got to move to an empty room so I could setup my own home studio.

I must thank all my loyal fans who had supported me throughout these years when I was just drawing unpopular short comic strips about my daily life till I changed them to comparisons between Japan and Singapore (and sometimes US) in April 2012. Thank you all for your awesome support by liking and sharing my comics, and especially fans who had bought my merchandise online and specially came down to visit me at Marina Barrage, Singapore.

After 3.5 years of fun, study, close shave with death from earthquakes and radiation worries in Japan, it is finally time to pay back in Singapore XD
My wish for 2014 is to publish my first book and to develop Evacomics brand. And of course, to gain more wonderful fans like you.

Wishing everyone a fabulous 2014, Happy New Year!❤ \(≧▽≦)丿♪

January 2014 Desktop Wallpaper for Download

With calendar:
320×480, 768×1024, 1024×768, 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1920×1080, 2560×1440
Without calendar:
320×480, 768×1024, 1024×768, 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1920×1080, 2560×1440

Apologies everyone for the late update! I had been terribly busy moving house, buying new furniture and appliances, and catching up with lots of family gatherings. I made a tweak to the colours so this one is different from the ones at Smashing Magazine (if they choose my work again ^^;;).

This design is based on Japanese 初詣Hatsumoude on the midnight of new year. Hatsumoude can also mean first visit to the temple or shrine during the first few days. You can read more about how Japanese celebrate their new year from my previous comic strip post. Hope you enjoy my new calendar! Happy New Year!

Update: My wallpaper is selected by Smashing Magazine again! Check out the page for more great wallpapers! http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/12/31/desktop-wallpaper-calendar-january-2014/

Monday, December 30, 2013

Japanese New Year

Although we celebrate new year with a loud countdown and elaborate fireworks, Japanese celebrate(?) it quietly by visiting their nearby shrine or temple. Towards midnight, the bells at those shrines and temples would ring and people would make their wishes for the new year, usually for health and happiness. I had never been to one when I was in Japan because it was always too cold~ XD But hey, I heard the bells!

You can read more about how Japanese celebrate the new year at the Japan National Tourism Board webpage.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Celebrating christmas in Japan

Although Christmas is not a public holiday in Japan, it is well celebrated by retail shops there...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Now you can buy direct from the artist!

For prints such as calendars and postcards. Prices are in USD.
Ships from Singapore, directly from me :)

If you live in Singapore, you can also pay via local bank transfer to POSB savings 042-26859-3 or Citibank checking 0803296006.
  • A4 Calendar =SG$10
  • Postcard (one pc)=SG$4
  • Postcard set (3 pcs)=SG$10
  • Calendar+postcard set= SG$18
Delivery is SG$2.80 for the calendar, including the plastic hard sleeve for protection.
Postage for postcards is SG$0.80.

To order, please send me an email at:

*Please indicate if you would like to have it autographed (front or back) or not.

For merchandise such as mugs, shirts and printed canvases. Ships from US through a fulfilment service company (like an agent). Items are only produced after you place an order so shipping takes a longer time. You should receive the products within 3 weeks if you live outside of US, but longer depending on your country's customs.
Thank you for your support!(≧▽≦)

Friday, December 13, 2013

My first mini-stall at EOY this Sunday!

Special thanks to Diayaku for offering to share their table space with me!
I will be selling my A4 Calendar prints (limited to 100 pcs) and 3 postcard designs (only 40 sets available for EOY).

This is my first time selling my prints at a convention so please support! See you there at Marina Barrage this Sunday! ;P

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Grape picking and Strawberry snow cones at Tochigi

Japanese kyoho grapes tochigi ichigono sato japan
Tochigi is famous for their strawberries but this place called Ichigo no Sato (meaning Strawberry's homeland) had other fruits for people to enjoy during other seasons. I would have picked Nagano prefecture, famous for their grapes, but the Sunflower day tour that I had signed up for on 6th Sep brought us here instead.

Monday, December 9, 2013

It can be cold in Singapore too

Feels cold in Singapore too with air con blasting everywhere! Well, at least it's not winter temperature!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Mt Fuji one day tour at farm, ice cave and fifth station.

Mt Fuji makaino farm makai no farm
My family trip on 3rd Sep continued with a one day tour to Mt Fuji, except that it was a Japanese tour :P The tour was special because they bring people to an "experience" farm called Makai no Farm". Basically it is not the actual farm that harvests milk for the mass market, but one that was designed to allow kids and family to spend time with farm animals.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Giving up seats in Japan to people who need it

I think Singaporeans give up their seats more than Japanese. Perhaps salarymen in Japan are too tired and just want to sleep or look at their smartphones...


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