JENESYS 2.0 Day 6 : An Old Dream for A New Dream

November 21, 2013

Aru Aru City

Sorry, I kinda abandoned the blog post about the JENESYS 2.0 program but here's my effort to put every little things into a proper blog post! ^.^

So where were we again?

Oh yeah, I moved to Fukuoka Prefecture! And after a few days stayed at Fukuoka city, we moved to Aru Aru City! 

So what's there ?? ^.^

Aru Aru City

As I came in Autumn, the weather was quite windy and chilly, but in a good way. I really like cold places because I hate heat lol that simple haha
This area is a small city outside the main Fukuoka city, so you cant really expect tall buildings. Instead we can see mountains clearly ^.^

Aru Aru City

Upon arriving at AruAru City, I screamed and threw my bag over on the floor LOL and asked my friend to take pic of it. Why?

Of course cos I saw LEVI! ^.^ 

Kitakyushuu Manga Museum!

Yes!! We're at Kitakyushuu Manga Museum! 

There are many manga museums spread all over Japan, but this Manga Museum is dedicated for mangakas who were born and had their mangas set in Fukuoka! 
It's located at Aru Aru Buildings in Kokura City,  and it has 3 floors! 

Price for adult is 400Yen which is quite affordable for me

Unfortunately as it's a museum so we cannot really take pictures unless there's a sign, and it's quite limited

Kitakyushuu Manga Museum!

Like this wall lol

Kitakyushuu Manga Museum!

Here are some of the mangakas drawing who participated in Kitakyushuu Manga Museum

Kitakyushuu Manga Museum!

Spot any mangakas that you know? hahaha

Kitakyushuu Manga Museum!

One manga that I saw from the manga collections is Mirumo de Pon by Shinozuka Hiromu!!
So basically this manga museum features all the mangas from old era to current era, as well as some drawing collections and real sketches mantas by the mangakas

Kitakyushuu Manga Museum!

And some of the students were allowed to participate in manga class! I joined of course hehe

And I do miss those G-Pen and Rotring and Maru Pen and so on T___T
As some of you know, my childhood dream was to be a mangaka, until I reached age of 14 lol 

And yes, I have studied manga too before.. To be honest, I havent drawn manga anymore that much so I kinda miss it!

Kitakyushuu Manga Museum!

With Amanda, the student from Philippines and my partner in crime  photo 21_zpsd46e6a3a.png

My hair color has faded by this time and to be honest I really like this subtle brown color on me! Maybe I will change my hair into this color next time? 

Stella Lee drawing

We were only given 30 minutes, and the teaching is in fact, just tracing the manga so you can draw it HAHAHA

well, obviously, you cant possibly learn all the manga tricks within 30 minutes so that's the best way

After I did tracing, then the instructor told me to try drawing on my own and I said I had no confidence cos I havent drawn for a long time  photo 12_zpsa1b67bb4.png
But in the end I did.. 

Stella Lee drawing

When I uploaded the above picture, I dont know but it receives more hits and likes than my face LOL

I was telling how I wanted to be a mangaka back then. It was my dream to study manga in Japan, become mangaka's assistant, and make my debut, then get million of copies hahaha
I blame no one but myself for not pushing myself more to defeat every obstacles and all the responsibilities. I was given the reality, and truthfully, I wasn't strong enough to fight back and pursue my dream back then so I moved to a safer path  photo 3_zps1cb1205a.png

Apparently after I read some of the comments, most of them also have their own childhood dreams which they cant make it come true

One thing that I learn from my life is, a dream leads to another dream

I am very thankful of my manga roots and how I learn to draw, so I can be quite good in make up 
Although I dont become a mangaka now, but it's a part of me and will always be, and I am very thankful of my experience!  photo 7_zpsb3b360eb.png

Now my another dream is in make up world, and I am going to fight this time and wont let it go! 

Now people will know that why I am such an indoor person. Because I grew up by reading and drawing mangas at home hahaha  photo 11_zpsf7048e0c.png

Stella Lee drawing

Did this within 15 mins so it wasn't that neat T________T
And I wasn't even being humble, my sensei would scold me if she saw this HAHA

Anyone care to share their own childhood dream too? ^.^

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Asakura CityAsakura City

After that we moved to Asakura City. A small village in Fukuoka Prefecture that's quite far haha.. Maybe 3 hours? 

But it's a smooth ride, unlike Jakarta pls. 3 hours sometimes only 10km LOL

Asakura City

Why we were here is because the students were given chance to interact with the local people for about 3 hours and try the local food! 

Since this is a small city, so most of the people are grandpas and grandmas  photo 2_zpsae87ac1c.png
No hot guys apparently, HAHAHA!! 

FOOD GALORE~~~~!!!! 

Japanese Local Food

Japanese Local Food

They got us each fried rice with some fried fish and veggies and seriously it feels like INDONESIAN FOOD LOL hahahaha How come!! 

Japanese Local Food

Japanese Local Food

Pickled veggies! I really love pickles in Japan, it's soooo sooo freshhh ^.^

Japanese Local Food

Japanese Local Food

We got wine too for Kanpai / Cheers hehe  photo 13_zps0e34a866.png

Japanese Local Food

Feels like eating Indonesian food or no? Hahaha

And anyway, on top of the potatoes, it's Goya.. Or you call it, Pare in Indonesia
that's the only thing that I can NOT eat in Japan, like, seriously  photo 4_zpseb189f5c.png

Whenever you go to Japan, make sure to remember that GOYA is pare!! 
Once I ate with Shintaro and he joked to me saying that's goya and very delicious veggies
As I like veggies and I didn't know what Goya was so I just ate it

and my face was like this


Then I hit him


After the home visit, we moved to Ryokan or Japanese Inn where we sleep in Futon and got Onsen experience!!

It's my 3rd time Onsen!

1st time is at Menard Resort where I did it alone LOL It was super awesome onsen and luxurious experience for me ^.^

The second time finally I made a little move to be a little brave. I went to onsen during Kawaii Leader trip, with Eva Cheung HAHAHAHA T____T
Anyone jelly? lol

Then this is the third one, with the female students.. Still a lil bit shy but it's ok!

Japanese Ryokan and Onsen

After onsen, obviously you will have a super great sleep ^.^ cos it relaxes your body hehe

Then in the morning we had to move on, after all the trips we had to attend some meetings and study sessions as after all we came there for studying. So, I wont feature it on my blog because it's boring hehe

Just enjoy the last scenery of Asakura City pictures!!

Asakura City

Asakura City

Asakura City

For our last day together, we did presentation of what we were doing and I really really love my group! It's all filled with so many strong characters and everyone is so lovely! 14 different countries in 1 group, and what makes us the same is our love and passion toward Japan! 


Back then my old dream was just to be a mangaka, I only knew a small world

Now my world has expanded, and I have more dreams and I know there are many things that I like!

I like Make up, I like Japanese Fashion, I like Traveling, I like Meeting New People
I like Foods, I like writing blogs, I like taking pictures, I like Japanese Culture
I like Entrepeneurship, I like studying, I like Music, I like teaching make up

I like A LOT OF THINGS  photo 2_zpsae87ac1c.png

And after graduate, I want to work in this field, working in area that I love. But since I like a lot of things, so let's see what's next! ^.^ 


Anyway, thank you so much for Japanese Embassy for flying me to Japan and YEY, I got this Scholarship Certificate HAHAHA  photo 21_zpsd46e6a3a.png

Now my valuable experience has increased again ^____^

After all when we're young, we need to create a lot of memories so we wont regret it when we're old
Good luck to everyone for pursuing your dream too  photo 23_zpsff500481.png photo 23_zpsff500481.png photo 23_zpsff500481.png

See you guys on my next post!  photo 21_zpsd46e6a3a.png photo 21_zpsd46e6a3a.png photo 21_zpsd46e6a3a.png

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  1. gambarnya bagus kok >.<

  2. habis ngeliat foto pemandangan Asakusa, gw jadi sadar sesuatu. Impian gw dulu dan sekarang tetap sama, JEPANG! ga tau bisa dibilang impian apa ngga. tapi gw suka semua soal jepang dari SD sampai sekarang kuliah. manga, anime, culture, dll.
    impian gw suatu hari nanti bisa ke jepang! thanks for making me realize it :)

    btw, waktu itu pernah coba ikut Jenesys 2.0 anime category, tapi sepertinya kurang beruntung :')
    anyway, I loveeeee your blog!! keep blogging please! :)

  3. Selalu suka kalo liat travel postnya kamu Stel.. Jadi mau kesana :D ahahahaha~
    Karena dari kecil suka nonton Doraemon (sampe sekarang juga sih) aku mau banget ketemu Doraemon di Jepang >< ahahaha.. Someday I'll go to Japan for sure! :D nice post <3

  4. tapi enggak cukup rapi kalau untuk standart manga beneran ^^

  5. yeap sama aku juga suka banget sama Jepang :) Dan puji Tuhan banget udah tercapai mimpinya di taun ini setelah gegulingan banting tulang haha..

    Dicoba lagi aja nanti! btw, anime itu kategorinya paling tinggi peminatnya.. so... ahem ahem :P

    thank you so much!

  6. ahhh masa siii terima kasih kalau kamu suka T____T
    iya yuk kita ke Jepang bareng nanti haha

    aku juga suka banget sama doraemon, lebih suka itu daripada hello kitty hahaha

  7. What a valuable experience ^____^
    JENESYS 2.0 cuma sampe 6 hr aja kah stel? ato masih ada lagi?

  8. aku disana sekitar 9 hari-an, untuk hari 7, ada brieffing dan persiapan presentasi etc, pulang ke tokyo. dan hari ke 8 kita presentasi sharian, sedangkan untuk hari ke 9nya, pulang hehe :P

  9. gambarnya bagus lohh.. dari segi pewarnaannya jg oke :D
    i always love ur blog. keep blogging, Stella!!

  10. You drawing looks really good, I personally don't think it looks messy! Looks like you had a great time in Japan!1 I wish I can go too!

  11. Papercup Rilakkuma <3

  12. You're so luck! (: I wanna visit Kitakyuushuu Manga Museum as well! I don't think I will have time to with the remainder of my stay being so short.
    Looks like you had a lot of fun on your trip ^^

  13. How neat! ^ ^ Liked the AoT cut out hehe~

  14. haha yes it's a little bit far, but there are other manga museum that you can visit in japan. fujiko f fujio manga museum is one of the most popular one

  15. hehe thanks for always being so sweet

  16. No problem :D Loving your posts keep em coming!

  17. Hi, i am going to join this jenesys 2.0 also. do you mind to share what type of preparation should i do before departing?

  18. Ahh aku kepengen dateng banget. Pengen minta cc ajarin makeup gyaru look gt tp sygnya aku ga bs pas hari itu huhuhu :'(