It’s a dream come true when you land your first illustration gig

:) Hey it’s been a little quiet as of late, but that’s because there are many exciting things that have kept me away and on many travels… one of which is my new break out career into the world of children’s book illustration.

And I just landed a job! Will chat more later~

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Job Seekers Recruited Via Social Media More Likely to be Hired

Job Seekers Recruited Via Social Media More Likely to be Hired

Hey all! Let’s start off the morning right with a few cool tips from one of our guest bloggers, Sara, who just landed an awesome internship with Mashable.com! As a recent graduate of NYU and one of the best people on (Well technically “off”) campus to ask for life!help and whatnot, she’s had her fair share of job-finding failures and successes 

And now it’s all conveniently compiled in cute infographic form — awesome! Definitely check out the full article for all the neat pictures and info — but here’s basically what you can reap from using social media as your “search” tool: 

  • Social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Jobvite basically ensures faster and more accessible information for both prospective job-seekers, and job-recruiters

  • These sites have also improved on candidate quality and candidate quantity–but if only the best of the best are being referred and searched for, then that makes it easier on the recruiter end 

  • Employees hired from social media recruitment are more likely to stay at their jobs–pretty boss

    So that’s just some food for thought for all you folks out there; definitely if you’re slugging through undergrad or are a recent graduate it will behoove you to make and update a LinkedIn profile, or set up something on Indeed. We’ll go more in-depth on the pros and cons of these sort of social media sites later, but hey, it’s good to know o v o And some food for thought to start your Wednesday! 

    By the way, this is totally now a cool plug-in to link up with me on LinkedIn because, you never know what sort of connections can be made across LinkedIn ;U 

There is no acceptable excuse for silence

Especially on a blog meant to encourage and inspire and provide venting relief and a forum to speak in!

Seriously >:U

I mean we can talk about all the ways my generation–aka the class of 2013–has been duped  by circumstance.

The promises of the 90s aren’t our future, sadly – and it seems like a college degree is weighted like a high school diploma.

But – we still keep trucking!

We’ve still got our drive, our voice, our creativity – we’ve got a lot to talk about, I have a lot to talk about (Haha), and we need a space — somewhere, anywhere, even on a seemingly insignificant scrap of real-estate on the Internet.

… Of course, the two-week-long vacation didn’t help in keeping my writing mojo, as well as the swing back into work, and a few personal family matters.

:’D But for those of you who were wondering — the Wandering Girl isn’t lost.

Just a bit busy with life and not smart enough to queue up posts — WAH

Keep posted guys there’s more to come!

A lot more to come.

And definitely on this blog: NO MORE SILENCE

To flash or not to flash

I bet you were all hoping for some pictures from Hawaii or a guest blog post… Sorry but nope!

I’m actually here to ask for some advice on photography. Throughout this trip around Hawaii my father and I have often clashed when it came to taking family photos — it’s never about posing, composition, or even petulance (More on that in another post) but it’s always been about using the camera flash.

I’m no expert by any means — I’m an artist at heart who happens to know how to make okay-ish compositions that look pretty cool. But I always balk at the use of flash, whereas my father stubbornly insists on it; he’s taken classes to “back him up” so to speak but still.

I don’t like using it often — but I am curious: why bother to use it? Especially when the lighting is perfect, I can still hear the accented, slightly offended chorus of: Anak, where’s the flash?!

So, readers, since many of you seem to be following me for my photography (Haha) why bother with the flash?

For MoarPowah: Monsters University Review

For MoarPowah: Monsters University Review

Yet another review for the Geekdom site I blog for, moarpowah.com, this time on PIXAR’s latest movie: Monsters University. I pretty much wax poetic about the movie in the review, but I’ve got to say, I loved it — like, I loved it a lot.

And, not to put any spoilers or anything, I especially loved the message of the story — a tried and true moral that anyone and everyone can succeed and do what they love — but I think it’s still done rather well. I’ll stop blabbing here and let my outside review do the talking for me, but really: It is a lovely animated film, go give it a whirl.

Ultimate Character Design Reference

Ultimate Character Design Reference

Feet are fascinating and frustration to draw — thankfully there’s a whole collection of feet references, tutorials, and much more!

For those of you who need an amazing art reference for character design you’re in luck: There’s a Pinterest account that is diligently collecting INSPIRATION for all your character design needs. Definitely check it out, animation fans will especially love the model sheets too!

It’s also a good time waster, hehehe.

Anyroad: Hey all! Sorry it’s been a bit quiet — the Internet situation over in my current location of Hawaii isn’t what I expected, but fear not fellow wanderers — I’ve got several guest blogs and my own ramblings on Hawaii queued up for the next few days =)

YouTube Comedy Week: What kind of Asian are you?

Hey guys! Sorry I haven’t been around lately — graduating from university can do that to you! Well, there will soon be a write-up on the omg-graduating-experience, but for now, here’s a very clever video from YouTube’s comedy week which just speaks to me, as an Asian American woman.

Now I know how to respond the next time someone tries the “Where are you from?” line, haha.