Friday, February 20, 2015

bulat kecik2, bulatlah besau...

Do not swallow whole, analyze the piece of info first. Chew a few times before swallow it whole.
Jangan telan bulat-bulat. Di zaman informasi ni, ramai yang tak mendalami dan kaji lebih mendalam informasi yang disajikan media masa termasuk internet. Ramai yang masih kecelaruan informasi. Jangan makan suap dan telan bulat-bulat yew. Kunyah pelan-pelan.

mosh mosh, are you there

I spend 6 months living in Philippines (July 2013-Jan 2014) and then Japan from (January 2014 - July 2014), i really miss all my friends there.

Primarily i was researching about Transwomen and naturally i get to know the LGBT community and within the circles there were musicians, designers, illustrators, activists, artists, they were all overlapping and they are an inspiration.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mospeada / Invid

When i was a kid, i watch this anime Robotech or Mospeada. There are 2 characters inside the story, 1 is Yellow Belmont, an army who's androgynous (bottom pix) and a women (top pix). I knew right from the beginning which character that i rooted more to. Yellow is like a combination of Marylyn Monroe and the soldier into 1. He crossdress and perform/sing for people. His gender identity is male as he is comfortable being called a 'He' and his gender expression is more androgynous (probably refering to the 80s andro culture) and his sexual orientation is heterosexual. Rook Bartley is a cisgender female.
When i was young i strongly rooted for Rook than Yellow. I already knew it since i was a kid....

Monday, February 09, 2015

Air muka / Water face - 2010

Ramai adik-adik lari dari rumah pasal makbapak lebih pentingkan air muka dorang pasal kurang / kecelaruan informasi. 

Many young transkids run away from home because their parents give more shit about their "water face" / "image" in society.

Air muka / Water face - 2010

Saturday, February 07, 2015


Shina Ringo haven't seen Robert DePico
Shina Ringo haven't seen MotherLand
Shina Ringo haven't been to KakikomoTei
My friend like to sing ShinaRingo in Karaoke

ShinaRingo singing being pure blood on TV
ShinaRingo promoting olympic in 2020
ShinaRingo picking a side on national TV
ShinaRingo is Aryan wannabe?

Thursday, February 05, 2015

essence / intipati

visuals samples on how we identify ourselves in the future


Anastasia/Kuala Lumpur 2012
Penang 2012
ChowKit 2012
OUG 2012
PJ / Section8 2012

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

gender identity

'you can cut my hair, you can strip me naked, and you can take away my dignity from me; you can even kill me, but you cannot take away my identity as a transgender person because i will live, i will breathe and i will die as a transgender woman. no matter what.'
Nisha Ayub, 10 December 2014
Quoroum, Global LGBT Voices
The New York Public Library, New York

Sunday, February 01, 2015


There are many more type of answers to explain the experience being a transwomen and transmen. I remember telling someone roughly for example, Sex is your hardware, Gender is your software. Some people are born with their software and hardware aligned, they are called cis-gender people. And they are people who's software doesn't match their hardware, they are transwomen and transmen. Then i can see the person's eyes lighten up with the mouth forming and O to let out the sound Oh and an I followed by C indicating aligned neurons for a perfectly understanding the situation.

Photo:Nisha Seed


Much thanks to Karl/Japan Foundation Ateneo Uni Manila for inviting me to share my work with other goddesses of Asean Manga artists and researchers. It was quite a short visit with 1 day visiting most interesting places that i've never been to when i was there for 6 months in 2013. Yokatta ne~

Report on the ‪#‎MangaConference‬ at Ateneo by @TeamDeremoe