To tell the truth, I've almost forgotten how to make an update here.
I am still trying to set up my new home but in general, I think I am getting a hang of things here. I've encountered various difficulties and discomforts along the way. TheProject folks know that I've hit rock-bottom a couple of times but I'm happy to report that I'm alive. I still have a lot of culture shock to deal with but that's normal. The only thing that is constant in my life is change.
Likewise, you will see some changes in recent comic pages. First of all, I've gotten rusty (sigh). Secondly, to cope with the busyness of life, I'm making the pages more simple (i.e. less toning/backgrounds).
Nonetheless, I hope you will still enjoy the plot and characters. Cheers ~ mav
Some malware got into the site (don't worry, it's not the "infect your computer and steal your credit cards" type) so had to disable the login and shoutbox temporarily until we can figure out better security.
Will look into the matter, though plans to move to a newer/better CMS is in the works.
Literally, I mean. I am physically relocating from Singapore to India in the next couple of days. It may be a huge shocker for some of you but I confidently believe this is God's plan for me. Allow me to elaborate since I would like to testify of God's Faithfulness in answering prayers.
I stepped down from my cg leader role last December since I sensed that it's time to let go of this role and make myself fully available for God to 'move' me to something new. During January, I 'did nothing', prayed for God to show me where to go next, and waited.
I did not have to wait for too long. Lo and behold, I received this job offer in February. I gave my answer almost immediately because I sensed that this was His clear answer. If God asked me to move to another country, who am I to say no? Isaiah 6:8 comes to my mind, even if I am uncertain if I have the context right (Forgive me, I am still reflecting on this!). "Then, I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" There are moments in life when I realize it is simply unacceptable to say no. Among other questions in my mind include, "Ok, God, I will go. Hmm what about my current role? Who will take over?"
The answer also came swiftly. A few days later, my company went through a major global reorganization - I lost my boss, fellow colleagues and my job overnight. It was a huge shock for everyone, even the survivors. I was terribly heartbroken and cried for weeks. I struggled with a mix of anger, grief & anxiety over the next few months.
This humbly reminded me that nothing is eternal and that God can remove anything as He sees fit. "There is a season for everything..," Ecclesiastes 3 tells us. I gave up on insisting for God to remove these circumstances, and started to view this from His Perspective. He really is Good and I have to continually learn to trust His Ways. Now that the grief has faded away, I am more ready & excited to move on to my new adventure at a new home, people and lifestyle.
I regret that I wasn't able to share this online or focus on comics in the last few months, but obviously, I'll be taking my artworks & art projects to India with me! God willing, my new home will allow me to build my dream artstudio and to pick up again on our existing works. LOL! That also makes TheProject team members quite distributed across the globe: India, Singapore, Africa, USA. Go global!
I certainly have concerns such as clean water, but I do believe He already has that all taken cared of. If you would be so kind, do pray that i) I will faithfully abide by God's leading in the midst of changes and chaos ii) I may continuously live a lifestyle that is pleasing to God in a non-Christian setting iii) I discover His Will in this new path (Please please let it include comics? Pretty please?? *insert glossy eyes and huge smile*) and iv) I may settle into my new home and job role smoothly. Thanks!
TheProject hosts online manga-styled comics geared toward the Christian audience and strives to provide relevant links to other Christian comics, reviews, forums and more. We also want to take over za warudo.