COPPA, Vlog Life & Kinemaster

I missed making videos about my daily life. I had tons of unedited videos in my handphone taken before and after I went back to my home country, Brunei. Ever since the FTC has this COPPA policy over Youtube last October it discouraged me to upload videos; too anxious about my previous content and what I am about to share to the world. The penalty is USD42K+. I hardly earning anything from my video nor having that amount of money. Hence, I took a break and make my mind focus more on other priorities.

After I fully understood the policy, I garnered some courage and continue to edit it. It took me only two days. I felt so much relief that I managed to get one video done last night.

I’m used to edit video with iMovie. But now, I think I fall in love with Kinemaster. It is more practical and I can save a lot of time with this app. I’m using the Pro plan so if you lovelies out there want to remove that annoying watermark completely when you export your videos, I highly recommend you to purchase that plan. It’s USD$39.90 annually. Believe me, it’s really worth it.

Building pic captured from Dorothy. daily vlog Youtube channel
A pic captured with just Kinemaster tool.
Wordings edit with Kinemaster pro app
We can use our installed fonts for the wordings. Awesome!

This is my vlog channel. Please do subscribe, like, comment and share it. I really appreciate your support💜 Hope you enjoy watching it.

Where Does This Goes?

Soon I’ll be putting my online comic strip All The Small Thing in hiatus.

Mahiko maru All The Small Things Webtoon comic strip childhood episode 7

It is only until July 13th. 3 weeks on a break. It is not because I lack the passion to draw this comic, it’s upon my realization that there are not so many readers really wants to have a look into it. Thus, I shall put it on hold until I can come up with a new type of genre that everyone loves – romance.

The truth is, I have a mixed feeling to do this. I know it’s a tad bit late for me to turn back time but I know this is for the best. I have to do it one at a time and think this over many times because taking it all in because it is not good for my mental health.

It gives me so much of anxiety and no, I refuse to give it all in when I know there’s a better way to do this. I should’ve done the research about the popular genre on Webtoon that people would like to read. I didn’t know it is romance. Therefore I focus more on finishing the main comic I abandoned many years before. I missed illustrating my old blog with funny strips perhaps that was the biggest reason I did All The Small Thing comic on the first place. Sigh.

Fret not, my faithful ATST subscribers, I’ll update you guys whenever I feel ready to draw the strip again. So enjoy this last but not least my #7 All The Small Things comic – Childhood. Read here.

If you don’t see my drawing there maybe just maybe you see them here 😉 Until next time. Stay safe lovelies!

Temburong

One word is already enough to create the buzz amongst Bruneian. Yes, the other district in Brunei Darussalam that famous for its beautiful reserved tropical rainforest and its popular Malay local foods: Wajid Jawa, Cendol Temburong and last but not least, their local giant freshwater prawn or what we called it Udang Galah.

Wajid Jawa (source: here)
Udang Galah (source: here)
Cendol Temburong (Source: the Bruneian)

Since the Temburong bridge is open until 10 pm it is accessible for the people to be able to go there and I feel so grateful I could experience passing the 22km long bridge which takes about 20 minutes to go to the other side when my family kind of ‘stranded’ in our own country in the midst of this pandemic.

Temburong bridge
On the way to Temburong.

I almost forgot the new craze menu the Temburong people manage to create from Udang Galah–it’s the Burger Udang Galah. If you don’t mind waiting in queue for hours just to get this burger, for BND3 it is worth to try once in your life.

Burger Temburong Burger Udang Galah
Burger Udang Galah

I also have the chance to see some improvement done by the government for the place especially at the public areas like this one image below.

Temburong beautiful pillars
Unique designed light pillars that awed me.

It isn’t officially opened to the public yet. However, I am excited about what else they want to do with this place in the coming few weeks. What I know at the moment phase 2 is under construction. Phase 2 is building a waterfront. I can’t wait to see it. Although we can’t go to Miri or Limbang– two of Malaysia’s small towns that close to Brunei’s border due to the Covid-19 restrictions, at least we get to see a new place inside our country that worth for a visit.