Happy Cacti (Cacti = Latin plural of cactus)


My cactus has been published in p.4 of the Grapeshot issue of May!!!

Grapeshot is the cool Macquarie university paper, run by its students 😀

I am super proud. \0/




*Miou Miou*

The design of these cacti have been inspired from a drawing that I received for my birthday last September (see below). It has been made by my beloved neighbour, friend and soul sister, Nana ♥

Thank you again.

You should check her blog by the way. It is super cool!


“Welcome the merciless battle of natural elements”


“Fire vs. Water, with the dawn of time came the earth’s never ending war.  Their coexistence is impossible as neither can survive while the opposing element is in full force.

Fire vs Water, Townsfolk vs Arsonists, you must choose. The townsfolk will control the raging waters and arsonists will control the rampant flames.

Fire vs Water, to survive you must use your element to protect your life and eliminate the enemy.

Fire vs Water, Welcome the merciless battle of natural elements.”

Another assignment. Youhou. But this time, it was a group project. We had to design a card games that uses resources system and that should encourage social dynamics among other things.

I had to fin the story (and to design the cards as you can see). My housemate helped me with writing the metaphor of the game and that was tough because I wanted to make the duality Fire vs Water very clear but at the same time we couldn’t get out of our minds the prophecy of Harry Potter “Neither can live while the other survives” : we just couldn’t come up with another expression.. alala

But we did it! An my team mates were enthusiastic about it!

Only two group projects left!

Si non:

Yesterday in my game design class, we were talking about world building and characters (fascinating topic by the way, especially when we studied how Tolkien did to imagine and create a such rich and complex world). Anyway, the teacher asked me who name a hero (l’angoisse!), and of course I said Harry Potter. I don’t usually participate in class but everything I do is to talk about Harry Potter haha… (because after he asked me to name an mentor and I let you know who I picked…).

In short, I am well but :


Game Design is still serious (and still time-consuming…)


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Pictural Haïku


The drawing above has been inspired from the picture below which has been taken by D.Petitpierre at the request of M.


It is true that it looks like an Haïku

“Haiku (俳句) is a very short form of Japanese poetry. It is typically characterised by three qualities:

  • The essence of haiku is “cutting” (kiru). This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji (“cutting word”) between them

  • Traditional haiku consist of 17 on (also known as morae though often loosely translated as “syllables”), in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 on respectively.[3]

  • A kigo (seasonal reference), usually drawn from a saijiki, an extensive but defined list of such words.”


An old silent pond…
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.

– Matsuo Bashō

In the twilight rain
these brilliant-hued hibiscus –
A lovely sunset

– Matsuo Bashō

The clouds passing by
Carried my past in silence
To another time…

– Jesus James Llorico
If you can come up with an Haiku that includes the words cloud, mountain and forest (or trees), or sky or blue sky..
that would be great!
Don’t forget that Haiku is about celebrating the nature.
Here is mine :
Solitary fluffy cloud …
Flying the rough forest
Ageless mountain away
It is not very clear but it is the cloud which is flying. Not the forest. At first I put hanging but I prefer flying, even though the cloud looks motionless.
Anyway, it is late and I still have a game to design for tomorrow (again a game!) and a research paper about Chaos Theory (Oh dear).
In short, this is not quite the right time for me de jouer à la poète maudite.