Okay so it has been a while.
I got transported into an alternate dimension… the dimension of STRESS!!!
Exactly 2 years since I left Melbourne for Kuala Lumpur during the beginnings of the Pandemic, I’m finally back (temporarily).
I didn’t expect it either. I was having fun celebrating my birthday and accepting one more year of being in the tropics, when the Immigration Dept of Australia dropped an enlivened visa in my inbox.
Shoutout to all of the Covid19-affected temporary graduate visa holders who campaigned for this, I didn’t know it was a thing.
It was a surprise brick-through-a-window. I had accepted that I wouldn’t be back until 2023 for Undisclosed Jinx Reasons, so I put in all the work to establish myself fully in Kuala Lumpur — got a great accountant, refurbished my studio, invested in streaming gadgetry — stuff I was expecting to use another year more. But then this visa came, and I couldn’t let it go to waste, so I jumped right into the STRESS VORTEX.
I have until September to enjoy my little residency here. Get things done, get paperwork (ugh more paperwork) sorted for Undisclosed Jinx Project, hopefully check a few things from my bucket list.
I am glad to be home.
Reimena Yee is a graphic novelist, artist and flamingo enthusiast.
She writes and illustrates quite a few webcomics and graphic novels. When not making books, she lulls away her time with essays on craft, life and experiences in the publishing industry. Some of her thoughts of art and life are rather unstructured and will evolve over time as this blog matures, as they should be.
Currently committed to being Alexander the Great's death doula. Is a nerd for all things spooky and historical.
Melbourne / Kuala Lumpur