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It's afternoon where I am, at least. I spent my morning taking a long walk and finally playing Pokemon Go (yay, super cheap data plans I can afford on my tiny budget!), so I finally just reached level 10 ; w;

Yesterday, I jogged/ran for 1 hr, and according to Strava, I hit 6km??? I am joining a marathon in early Sept, I hope I can be prepared by then.

Tonight, I'll be having dinner with my partner at a really nice Japanese restaurant we tried recently :D I'm really looking forward to it~

TL;DR: August has been a very difficult month so far! )

If you'd like to treat me to something for my birthday, dropping something in the tip jar would be awesome~



(You can also leave a tip via Gumroad~)

Things that would make my year: slowly building up my Patreon total, even a dollar a month really, really helps, especially now that I'm back to studying + part-time freelancing ; w ; ♥



Thank you so much!!!
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1. Nice big and purty backpack for everyday use (work+school+gym awyeah) kasi kawawa na current bag ko huhu
2. Nice and comfy backpack for hiking
3. Bluetooth earphones/headphones~
4. Comfy walking/running shoes, all day errday
5. Sports braaaaaaaas!!! For high impact workouts!!!
6. Cute clothes and accessories!!! Turn me into a cupcake!!!

More realistic ones that I'd love y'all to do for me please~!:
~ Doodles/silly statuses dedicated to me :)) (I love when ppl draw me weh)
~ Maybe support me at my Patreon, spread the word? http://patreon.com/melgcabral
~ Tell me your best memory of meeee
~ Or tell me something you like about me~!

rolls around giddily
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Happy birthday to me, and happy 40th monthsary to us~ ♥
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Cuz a few friends told me to make one. UP IT GOES! :D

 

1. Any monetary tips or donations? <3 Bonus happy points and eternal gratitiude if you'd like it to go my Mental Health Therapy Fundraiser <3 * (Or, heck, even signal-boosting the heck outta that helps too~)


Click the tip jar below to leave a tip/donation directly via PayPal! You don't need an account to do so. A debit card or credit card works just as well. :)
 

2. In line with that (and I guess everything below), for people to commission me to do art for them!
Or maybe writing, though I'm still learning the ropes for the latter.*

 3. The Adonit Jot Touch 4 Pressure Sensitive Stylus for my iPad. * o *

It's a bit pricey, but it'd help me go paperless (more or less) with note-taking too, as I have apps I loveee to doodle in. Also, Procreate is bliss. Also I could probably offer promo commissions made with these too when I get my hands on one, kekeke~

 

4. A monthly (or Lifetime...!?) subscription to the Japanese Language Learning online textbook/resource, TextFugu

This has been amazingly fun and effective for me so far, and I already finished the first free season. It's so fulfilling to feel like I'm finally getting somewhere after several years of trying different resources! I really need to learn a decent amount of Japanese to pass my required Language Proficiency Exam for my MA, too * A *

 

5. Cute/awesome shirts that fit me, maybe...!!?!?! Clothing is also an extreme luxury for me. I waited several years cycling the same 5 white shirts/pants before I was forced to buy new clothes this year for work hahaha!

 
THE 'A GIRL CAN DREAM, CAN'T SHE?' CATEGORY

 

6. A WACOM Cintiq *hit* or a Yiynova MSP19U for a draw-on-the-screen tablet, though I was thinking of getting the Adonit to satiate this desire hahaha

 
7. An SSD drive for my Mid-2009 Macbook Pro, though Lumi the MBP is still going strong though~

 
8. Does Etude House have gift certificates? /rolls around because MAKE-UP IS A FUN LUXURY ... but stress on the luxury ; A ;


9. If anyone's got an external floppy disk drive they don't need, that'd be a great help since I have boxes of old disks to extract data from for my mom! 


THE FOOLPROOF STAPLE/S

 
10. Birthday doodles always make my day! \o/ Yay! Even a 10-sec scribble makes me giddy with joy.

 

And of course, birthday greetings :)

 

If y'all wanna take me out to lunch or dinner or a snack or for a cup'a milk tea that's cool too haha


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* Money raised goes to therapy funds, emergency funds, and to more equipment/materials to make more awesome art for you guys!

 

Honest talk: I have been aiming to have enough to be financially secure for a few months, ideally at least a year, for my own physical and emotional health, should anything undesirable happen. I'm now in a phase where I'm climbing up this mountain where I'm finally kind of able to do some creative/commissioned/required output semi-regularly, and I'd like to keep that up and perhaps do even better!


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Thank you so much for all your support so far, everybody. It truly means so much to me, and I feel like I can definitely overcome any and all obstacles eventually.

Hello!

I'm Mel, a Filipina artist and writer. I'm an MA Creative Writing student working on her own projects at the same time. Nice to meet you!