Warning: It’s going to be a long one. It’s a story about what I’ve been doing the past year, and why I’ve been doing what I’ve been doing, and what I’m doing from here on out. Also how grit and learning to be brave helped me with my personal journey.
It’s April 1, which means it’s April Fools and I have spent a month in China (I can probably say that I’m officially moving to China and you won’t believe me. I’m not, so far).
China and its technology always gave me a Black Mirror vibe and I was quite excited to be immersed in it all. Here are just some of the apps that I downloaded while I’m here.Continue reading “Apps I Downloaded in China”
I am spending more than a month in Shanghai and I decided to scout some visiting exhibits and see if it’s worth it for my sisters to visit (because they are quite pricey, and since Shanghai has almost the same number of the whole of Australia, places tend to be really crowded on weekends). I have never actually been to a Yayoi Kusama exhibit before, … Continue reading Visiting Exhibits in Shanghai – Yayoi Kusama and teamLab
Note: Reblog from Medium post with some updates I passed by my classmate’s desk and saw that he had a ninja-shaped thumb drive, and I commented, “Oh, I used to work in the company that made that.” Another classmate commented, “Is there anywhere you haven’t worked, Michelle?” That is a valid question. Even headhunters have commented that my CV isn’t so great. Well, my response … Continue reading My CV isn’t great and here’s why…
This year, I graduated with a Masters degree in the UK, and then moved to Australia for my gap year. Since it’s a gap year, I taught kids how to code video games and robotics, I knocked on many doors as a fundraiser, I volunteered at an op shop, I am a brand ambassador, and I am currently working in retail. I got into a … Continue reading Year in Review 2018
I was fortunate enough to take part in Girls in Tech’s Maker Course, where they taught me how to make 3D models with Tinkercad. Here is the final presentation I made for the course. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a place to print my 3D model yet. But overall, the course was a lot of fun and very informative. I really appreciate Girls in Tech initiative … Continue reading Girls in Tech Maker Course: My Final Presentation
This is a continuation of my post about apps that can help with your mental health. The first post focused more on peer to peer support apps, while this post will focus more on apps that provide tools that can help you manage some mental illnesses such as anxiety or depression. Some of these apps have the peer to peer support element as well. 1. … Continue reading Apps that can help with your mental health [Part 2]
I haven’t written app feature or review posts in a while. Even though I use the term app, I will also include some websites.
I’ve been working on my own platform but I’m taking longer that I expected because of my own personal issues.
So in the mean time, here are some that are pretty great. There are two general types of apps, consumer apps that are based on peer to peer support, and apps aims to help you cope with mental illness and improve your overall well-being.
I can’t recommend “The Science of Well-being” course enough. You should all definitely check it out. Link: https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being/home/info I just finished the course, and I’m challenging myself to a 4 week rewirement challenge. Knowing all the information and putting it into practice is another. So the 4 week rewirement challenge will help me put theory into practice and see if it will help me become … Continue reading Even more learning about Psychology and Mental Health
A few weeks ago, I gave a talk about my journey, growing up in the Philippines and then finding my place as a women in tech working in the games industry. And here is the presentation I gave, which was in a Pecha Kucha style and much harder than I thought. And here are some photos from the event, it was hosted at PWC in … Continue reading Code like a Girl Rebel Presentation
Recently, I started learning about Psychology through some wonderful (and free) online courses. As someone who don’t have a background in Psychology, I think they were very useful and they helped me gain a deeper understanding of myself and my own struggles.
Finding and creating a supportive mental health community while developing games I have been a game developer for the past 8 years. But I worked in game studios and I programmed whatever my company told me to. But I never made my own game on my own. As part of my Masters by Practice for a degree in Video Game Enterprise and Production, I had … Continue reading Harnessing the Power of Empathy Games for Mental Health Awareness
Please fund our campaign! https://igg.me/at/munireality/x/17690597 . What is MuniReality? MuniReality will be a space where people living with mental illness can freely share their stories without fear of judgement. In turn, these stories (which can be shared in the form of writings, drawings, videos, songs, or poetry…) will be transformed into games. Disclaimer: Mockup of MuniReality Website The games will be built around and modified … Continue reading We just launched an Indiegogo Campaign!