Say Something September

You’ve probably heard and read this so many times now, but, how is it September already? I can’t believe we’re already in quarantine for 6 months. It’s definitely a long time and our government still hasn’t made concrete plans on flattening the curve. Sigh. I’ll talk more about it later because this post is going to be a sit-down and let’s chat kinda post. Also, stay tuned at the end of the post because I’m going to have a little announcement about my blog.

First, let’s talk about some life updates!

Since I don’t really make life updates anymore in this blog, I feel like I have a lot to say! I don’t even know where to begin with but okay, let’s see.

  • I got my upper braces off!

Last May, I remember telling this blog that I had a really terrible toothache and last July 31, I scheduled an appointment to my dentist to have my upper braces removed to clean my upper teeth. My teeth is already ligated so it’s good to go and my dentist approved. I still have my lower braces on as of now and I can’t wait to have it removed. From what I remember, there’s still gonna be some adjustments but I haven’t scheduled an appointment yet again.

Here’s my first selfie I shared on Instagram after getting the upper braces removed. Lol so sorry for the caption!

  • First time SUCCESSFULLY dyeing my hair blue!

I have always wanted to dye my hair blue black and I’ve failed achieving it countless times. This quarantine, I saw a really good online hair dye shop and ordered their products. Apparently, I had to bleach twice and this is how it looked after I finished bleaching (I LOVE IT!).

And this is the final look: blue black! I can’t find a good angle where it will be super evident that it’s blue but in person, it looks more of a blue green than blue black one. I’m planning to dye my hair again soon and I want it to be either dark gold, light brown or light blonde.

  • I’m making lots of art!

I have been spending time trying to find my art style. Starting an Instagram account for my artworks really inspired me to create more as long as I have free time. I’m currently trying to grow my Instagram account so if you want to follow me, this is my handle: @art.jirahmerizz

Here are some of my latest work!

Second, let’s talk about some social issues!

  • Online classes.

There are a lot of uncertainties about the incoming school year. One thing I can see is that they (national leaders) really lack concrete plans about the alternatives. Obviously, we still can’t conduct face-to-face classes as the cases are rising every day. Online classes is a good alternative, for sure, IF ALL STUDENTS HAS ACCESS TO IT. But no. We don’t even have a really good internet service provider in the Philippines.

For my university, I’m so glad they postponed the opening to October 05, 2020. As far as I know, we’re gonna have online classes too and since I’m in a public state university, online classes is definitely not the best option because a lot of students doesn’t have a stable internet connection. There’s another alternative called modular learning– I don’t know how it fully works but I think it’s self-paced. (Please correct me if I’m wrong!)

I strongly believe that education should be accessible for all and no student should be left behind. I still don’t know what’s gonna happen but we’re really voicing out and pushing for the students’ demand.

  • Almost 6 months in strict quarantine.

And the curve is still not flattening. Don’t get me wrong. I am more than willing to stay at home because this is the least I can do to help the health workers and to protect myself and other people as well. But the government should really step up more to have concrete plans on flattening the curve.

Now I want to know, how’s the situation in where you live?

Lastly, some blog and art announcements!

  • Blog schedule.

I will still be posting every Wednesdays and Sundays, but Sunday is mainly for collaboration posts and guest posts! I am accepting guest posts and collaborations, just email me if you’re interested.

Once again, expect posts from me during Wednesdays and Sundays, 6PM PH Time.

And oh, here’s a little sneak peak of my September planning spread I made today!

  • Buy me a coffee!

If you visit my site, you will see a Buy Me A Coffee widget on the bottom left. So if ever you enjoy my work and want to support me, you can now buy me a coffee!

Thank you, Marron, for telling me about this!

  • Commissions

I will be opening commissions for custom artworks very soon! Follow me on my art Instagram account to be the first one to get updates! I will also announce it in the blog to be fair. 🙂

Thank you so much for reading this pretty long update! Since this post is entitled Say Something September, I also encourage you to say something in the comments below! Let’s have a discussion or just talk!

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing this. Have a healthy and safe September ahead!

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  1. Next year should be better as they will maybe have vaccine. Just keep learning that is what I do.

    1. I really hope for that too! Thank you so much for commenting. We really should keep on learning everyday. 🙂

    2. I really hope for that too! Thank you so much for commenting. We really should keep on learning everyday. 🙂

    3. I really hope for that too! Thank you so much for commenting. We really should keep on learning everyday. 🙂

  2. You are so organized! I love your art work, they are so neat and easy on the eyes!

    Congrats on your teeth freedom! It’s one of the most amazing feelings <3

    1. Thank you so much! That really means a lot to me! (Also, sorry for replying late! I’ve been doing a lot lately)

      Ack that’s so true! I really can’t wait to have my lower braces removed too! <3

  3. Wow, upper braces off and blue hair, how cool! And your art is so nice, cannot say this enough. I hope the schooling gets sorted. It is still all sorts of crazy with the coronavirus. I would be so afraid to go to Manila actually.

    1. Thank you so much!! And thank you for your nice words about my art. It really means a lot to me! Honestly the situation is getting a lot more scary…

  4. ughhhhh your art soooo goooddd Jirah!!!!!!! You should put on an exhibition or something🙈🙈🙈

    1. Aw thank you so much, Tarushi!!! I’m so happy with your kind words. <3 <3

  5. Wow! You looked beautiful in both hair colors! 😍😍😍 But I love the new one more. It’s so cool! I’ve always wanted to try blue or red, but I always end up dying my hair with different shades of brown. Maybe soon! 😅

    Btw, congratulations on getting your upper braces off! I already forgot how it feels without braces, and I’m excited! 😅 And oh, you’re artworks, Jirah! It’s so beautiful! 😍 I love it!!!

    I hope you’re having a great weekend! 💖

    1. Aw, thank you so much Nath! You really should try it! Haha. Now that I’ve tried it (and it’s kind of turning green now) I’m gonna go back to brown. 🙂

      Thank you so much! AWW I’m so excited for you too! It feels really weird at first but you can’t just stop smiling after! And thanks again!!! That means a lot to me. <3

      Thank you! Always stay safe!

  6. Loving the bujo spread for this month and your artwork is amazing!

    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate it a lot!

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