Childhoodweek is an event created by Beatrice Blue to bring up nice memories and turn them into stories to share with everyone.
I joined to challenge myself to draw more full-page illustrations with characters.
I grew up with many animals in my childhood. The one of interesting ones was wild Japanese macaques. They roam around the national park, backyard and mountain roads. When I was little, every time they saw me walking by, they started intimidating me. So I asked adults why and was told that because I’m as big as them (same eye level too) macaques thought I was another macaque entering into their territory.
I remember that I had a strange feeling of me being one of them.
I stayed late for my after school club. I didn’t realize that it got dark outside. I had to pass a bamboo forest to get home — but there wasn’t a single street light. Only thin moon light was shining above me (welcome to countryside!). It is a small forest and it won’t take 30 seconds to run through. But didn’t have the gut for the 30 seconds. The wind shook the bamboos and made eerie sound as if the forest was laughing at me. After the minutes of hesitation, I dared to run through the pitch-black forest!
Stars and universe fascinated me as a kid and made me feel super small in the universe! I didn’t know stars are shiny because they are burning (they are basically suns from far away universe). Most interestingly, they are light years away from the earth so we are seeing the lights from the past. Can be hundreds of years ago. So stars we see now could’ve been gone years ago but we don’t know just yet. Space is SO vast!