ZINE Project

Hey guys. These are my attempts on the Zine Project I worked in class for two weeks. I worked on some of it in class using Photoshop while I did the rest of the project at home by using Pixlr. Here are my three attempts.

My first attempt is associating technology with outer space and using the images of the computer and an video game controller since I enjoy both of these.

My second attempt is by combining technology with how television is being used today through the internet.

My last attempt is by showing how technology is not only changing the way we entertain ourselves, but it is slowly but surely taking over the world.

Here is my bonus attempt of my project.

These are my three attempts. Let me know what you guys think and thanks for reading and have a happy Thanksgiving!

 

I hate this feeling…

Hey everyone. As you may have noticed, I haven’t been posting anything for the past week, and you deserve an explanation why.

If you have read my ABOUT page, you may have saw that I suffer from depression and anxiety. I have to tell you that depression and anxiety sucks. I am so sick of dealing with it because it’s like this annoying voice in your head telling you that “You are worthless” and “You will never be able to experience happiness ever again” and you start to question yourself “Am I significant in this world?”

The answer is yes, you are significant in this world, yes you will find hapiness in your life, and no, you are not worthless. This past week, I was not feeling the best and it has gotten to the point where I don’t want to do anything, which is why I haven’t been posting in a while. And combined with every other work I had to deal with in my other classes affected my anxiety and I was having anxiety attacks, so I had to take a step back from posting.

But now I’m back and I am ready to start posting again. I’ve never discussed how I started suffering from depression and anxiety, but now I feel like it’s time to share.

It all started back in 2015 when I noticed that I was feeling sad and angry all the time and I had no idea why. To be honest, I didn’t know I suffered from depression and anxiety until earlier this year. Fast forward to 2017 to the first half of 2018 is when I was at my lowest. I started eating a lot of junk food to ease my pain and I gained a lot of weight. What made it worse is my father was less than supportive and I didn’t tell my mother because I didn’t want her to worry. In fact, I didn’t tell anyone until earlier this year. I realised that eating wasn’t going to help and I stopped eating junk food and I lost the weight.

As for the anxiety part, I started to have panic attacks towards the end of last year. I also was still feeling sad and angry and I had no idea why. Towards the end of January of this year, I looked up online of why I had those feelings and it was confirmed that I suffered  from depression and anxiety for 4 years without even knowing it.

I’ve had my happy moments and I’ve had my sad momets and when they hit me, they hit hard. The only person I’ve told briefly about this stigma is one of my friends whom I’ve met 2 years ago and he didn’t belittle me or put me down. He supported me and that was heart-warming for me to hear becuse I realised that I didn’t have to suffer in silence and there were people who will support you no matter what.

What I do to try to control this stigma is I like to go on walks. I realized that going on wlaks help take my mind off things and it really helps improve my mood. My diet is better which was easy since I’m a vegetarian, and if I am feeling down, I try to do better to express these feelings rather to keep them to myself becuse if you keep these feelings to yourself, the worse thing that can happen is suicide and I don’t want it to come to that.

To those people who are also suffering from depression and anxiety, just know that you are not alone and you don’t have to suffer in silence. Also know that you are loved and don’t let anyone tell you different. Thanks for reading and like I said before, I’m ready to start posting again, so I’ll see you in the next post.

GIPHY Project

Today on CT101, I learned how to create GIFs using Photoshop. First, I chose a photo and I used PhotoShop to alter it into different colors and filters.

Then, I collaborated these pictures together to create a GIF which you can see down below.

Finally, I uploaded the GIF to GIPHY which you can check out by clicking on the link. I recommend this for anyone who are skilled at creating GIFs or just anyone who likes to create GIFs. I’m still a beginner, but I think that this is fun. Thanks for reading and have fun creating GIFs!

First Day of CT101

When I first started this class, I was filled with anxiety because I didn’t know what I was up against. The truth is, I wasn’t ready to go back to school.

In fact, I was so anxious that I rarely slept on the night before.

My class started at 10:00 am. I had to wake up early in order to catch the bus.

Once class started, I had no idea what I was up against.

Once I heard that there was no exams at all in this class, my nerves started to ease a little bit.

Once he also explained that all work was done on the computer, that’s when my anxiety faded away.

Am I going to enjoy this class? The answer to that question is

Are Memes Art?

I believe that memes can be art because they are a way of expressing how you really feel, which art has done over the years. Therefore, memes are no different.

For example, here’s how I felt when I started this semester.

 

Here’s how I felt once Ryan explained what CT101 was about.

Now here’s a meme that I relate to.

I relate to this meme because this proves that no matter how difficult the road is or how many times you fall flat on your face, you will be able to accomplish your goals if you never give up.

Now I’ll leave it off with a meme of how I feel once I’m finished with my classes.

Good night everyone!

What Makes Me Happy

There are a lot of things that make me happy on the internet. However, two things that make me happy on the internet are video games and anime.

One of my favorite video game franchise is Sonic the Hedgehog. My first video game from this franchise is Sonic Heroes for PlayStation 2 15 years ago. Ever since then, I was completely hooked and I still am to this day. The reason why I love this franchise is because I love how fast-paced the games are and the story lines of each game.

 

My favorite character is Sonic because other than he is faster than the speed of sound, he is also very witty and cocky. He also never gives up on his friends no matter how difficult the situation is.

I also love anime. One of my favorite is Pokemon. I have watched it since childhood and I still love it to this day. The reason why I love it is because I love to watch the battles, the travelling, and where the characters will end up next. On the subject of Pokemon, this is also my second favorite video game franchise because I love to care for, battle, and train the Pokemon that I own.

What makes me happy on the internet is a YouTuber named Rachel Ballinger. The reason why she makes me happy is because not only that she makes me laugh, especially when I’m having a bad day, but every time I watch her main channel or her vlog channel, I feel like I can relate to her as her personality matches mine.