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ABOUT Miao&WafuPafu

 

Miao & WafuPafu is a comic blog chronicling the author, Miao going about his daily life with his friends, with a twist – everyone is represented with an impossibly cute animal alter ego, and Miao is often accompanied by his pet hamsters incarnated as an angel and a devil.

From a simple comic blog, Miao&WafuPafu is transforming itself into a local brand that will offer various merchandise with distinctly Malaysian designs.

 

Below post/article was written for Prudential’s Project Listen: Malaysia Inspiring Stories.

ABOUT AUTHOR

How I started drawing?

Probably because of that,

Because of that, my passion for drawing started to grow…

And because of my likings of comics, I ended up

 

I still remember the comic titled Legend of Crystal. I never did finish one chapter but the story still go on in my head. I’m currently on my Fifth episodes: The Returns of the Droids. Sometimes if you notice I spaced out, I probably am drawing the story in my head. Seriously, one day I need to have them all sketch or at least scripted. XD

Despite my love for comic, my dream job back then was to become an architect and designed my own home. XD Probably, that’s the only occupation I know that draws back then when I was small.

…everything was already planned for me.

What inspires me continuously to draw?

As an obedient son, I took on the plan and also the engineering path. I believed it to be a good path and still believe it is. I do like engineering as I always like science, like to know how things work and how they can work differently. Then again, while walking down this path, I still

 

…with a lot of discouragement along the way from the oldies like my parents and teachers.

Not sure it’s our education or culture but art had always been look down upon and not appreciate in Malaysia. That’s what I feel. In school, art class always get abandoned by the teachers and in society, people not willing to pay for drawing. The sentence we heard the most is “It’s just a drawing”.

But good thing, it gets slightly better nowadays with the new generation who appreciate arts more.

Due to an assignment in University, I got involved in blogging. With my poor human language skills, I was forced to draw to blog to express myself. And being a very poor cat from a poor family, I could not afford a drawing tablet and was forced to…

Uh hum, I have been drawing using mouse all this while. They always said: “Use what you have.”:P

I would sit in front of the PC and draw for hours just to polish the skills and techniques. Then again, I had quite a number of fights with my dad over this as he feels that I’m wasting my time.

The worst quarrel happened when he…

It happened right after I graduated. Le sigh…
What inspire me to continous to draw after that was the happiness…

The responses from readers both good and bad keep me moving forward and continue to draw. Without any academic behind drawing and design, I’m very surpirse with what I got into.

Now, my joy is to see how my readers enjoy the comics I made.

Eventually, I made some small achievements by being nominated in various awards and got featured on the news. And due to that, my dad on the other side, accepted “drawing” but…

just not my drawing..

P/S: RED (Hong Yi) is the well-known Alternative Medium Artist from Sabah. The one who drew using coffee stains, basketballs, socks etc…

Now, my wish and dream target is to be able to do more with comics.

Maybe one day comics will be everywhere in our life not only providing entertainments, but even creating awareness such as raising charity, promoting our country land and cultures or even spreading love for animals and somehow contributing back to the society with comics. A world of comics.

Something I’m planning and looking forward to do. No sure whether it will be a success but I shall try. YOLO. XD

Currently, I’m a retired 4 years experience RnD opto-electronic engineer, a freelance designer, and a full time Miao operating my own merchandise brand , MiaoWafuPafu.

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12 Comments

  • November 20, 2008 - 3:52 pm | Permalink

    LOL..!! funny..!! miao thought of changing job?

    haha no job to change to ler..and i’m so bad in interviews.. better keep this job for a while

  • November 24, 2008 - 2:51 am | Permalink

    omg.. brilliant lar you! *hats off*
    hehe no lar.. not that brilliant also ^^”

  • November 26, 2008 - 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Great Site you have here! Keep up the good job! ^.^

    Woah thank you.. I will keep it up :)

  • December 30, 2008 - 4:37 pm | Permalink

    happened to be an engineer…. haha… i dunwan to be an engineer in my future, although ppl think that it is a waste since i study engineering… but… jz feel uncomfortable with office life… ^^

  • January 2, 2009 - 4:22 am | Permalink

    I think you’d be a better graphic designer. =)

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  • September 25, 2012 - 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Your pictures are so cute,especially the picture of yourself (not miao). By the way,Miao’s species has to be a cat,right?? Why it’s unknown?

    Reply:
    hahah but no cat can walk and talk and live over hundreds millions years

  • September 29, 2012 - 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Now I know who exactly Miao are… hehe

    Reply:
    hahaha XD
    a cartoon human lol

  • Angelina
    September 30, 2012 - 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Hi… I’m new at ur blog… really like e comics! Good Job! Keep em’ coming! :) Just curious… y choose e main character as a cat… y not dog, fish, etc… are wafu & Pafu named after ur REAL hamsters or r fictional characters as well??

    Reply:
    Welcome~~~ Spread the blog around :P
    hehe answers on FB page XD

  • jaQQ
    October 31, 2012 - 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Keep the comic & blog posts coming..its really Funny~ Keep up the Great Job! :)

    Reply:
    Thank you :3

  • November 5, 2012 - 3:43 pm | Permalink

    good site … nice

    Reply:
    Thanks

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