Tuesday, 23 December 2014

mtbunnies animated Christmas special




mtbunnies presents to you...
After 36 painstaking hours...
The first ever mtbunnies animated special!

Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!!!

Best wishes,
MT


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

All I want for Christmas is...the truth?


Sigh. This new generation of kids are really smart.  I'm getting old...

MT


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Good advice can be awkward too...


...And no, unfortunately I didn't end up going to that event.  But hey, I can always save that excuse for next time.  ;)

Special thanks to: JY for the advice.

MT

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Honesty vs Integrity vs Who The Hell Cares Anyway


Well, the checkout lady forgot to charge me for it because she was actually too busy talking to another lady.

MT


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Parody: Rurouni Kenshin


The Japanese Film Festival just ended in Sydney.  Among the films, the highlight was obviously the Rurouni Kenshin live action trilogy, which is based on a manga and anime series of the same name.

For those unfamiliar with the series, Kenshin is one hell of a guy.  Not only does he righteously fight off all the bad guys, but he is also a great cook and does the laundry!!!

Hey, I don't see Superman doing the same, right?

MT


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Dealing with kids...


I'm not good with kids.  Leave me with a toddler and I'd be pretty damn terrified.  

Though I don't dislike them...I just don't know what to do when I'm with one.  How do you talk to kids, anyway?  Some people just seem naturally good at it.  Tips please!

MT


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

What is a petticoat?


Once in a while, you'll come across some terms that you've never heard of before (like when I learned about the bidet).

Other times, you'll swear you've heard it before, but have no idea what it is.  "Petticoat" was one of those moments.

A petticoat is basically an underskirt that can be used to create that puffy / spread out look for a dress or skirt.

I don't know about you, but when we first heard the word "petticoat" we thought it was a small jacket (i.e. a "petite" coat)... hey, that makes more sense, right??

MT

Dedicated to: JY and JN.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Organic Chocolate


The above comic was a true story.

Organic chocolate = a lump of hardened mud.

MT

Nevertheless, special thanks to JY for the chocolate experience - I hope we never go through that again, lol.


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

mtbunnies Manager Chart


Special comic this week due to no comic being delivered last week.

I think I've had my fair share of managers over the years...but thankfully, there have been some happy endings.
And I do appreciate them all playing a part in my career at some point in the past. :)

Makes you wonder: What kind of manager would you be and who do your people see you as?


P.S. The "chicken and the pig" mentioned in the comic is a metaphor for commitment to a project.

A project is seen as a plate of bacon and eggs where both the chicken and the pig are required.
However, the chicken just contributes (the eggs), where as the pig is actually committed (sacrificing himself as the bacon).



----- PLUS!!! A BONUS WITHIN A BONUS! -----

While I was drawing my comic about sleeping styles a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that if I didn't add any colour to it, the last frame would've ended up like this...



MT


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

A special week off

There's no comic this week because a close friend of mine has just had a baby girl!
So, to celebrate, here's an mtbunnies special to congratulate them!




MT

Special dedication to: Jellyfa.


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

How do you sleep?


I'm usually a light sleeper.  It's very hard for me to fall asleep, and even harder for me to wake up in the morning (because usually I don't sleep well at night).

I always think the hours that I can actually fall into a deep sleep are between 5am and 8am.  So since I have to wake up at 7am every weekday, I'm usually in a grumpy mood in the morning, because my body is telling me I need 1 more hour of deep sleep!!

MT


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Celebrating the Bunnies' NRL win!


Yay! Rabbitohs won!!! First time in 43 years!
Actually, I don't really follow NRL, but I received a few requests to do this, and I think it's quite apt anyway. :)

For those overseas, NRL = National Rugby League in Australia.

Some of the teams mentioned above were:



MT

Special dedication to DT.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

What NOT to do with your iPhone 6 Plus


So, there was much fuss in the past week about the iPhone 6 Plus that bends in your pockets. I was still in some disbelief as to how serious it was...until I watched some videos on YouTube, and indeed - you could literally just bend the phone with your fingers.

From those videos I watched, there was also one where they tried to bend it back to its original state...and, as per the comic above, the screen cracked. Ouch.

For those who own iPhone 6 Pluses, better to not attempt to do this!

News source:
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/bendgate-apple-iphone-6-plus-found-bending-in-pants-pockets-20140924-10l5qm.html


MT

P.S. I received feedback that a number of people didn't quite understand the Levels of Listening comic last week, so here's the supporting explanation:

Level 1 listening is when you're not really listening at all. You're lost in your own thoughts. This is the most common form of listening.

Level 2 is when you're listening but you're not really soaking up the information or feel any emotional attachment.

Level 3 is when you are listening and can show empathy at the same time, making the other person feel that they are really being listened to.

Level 4 is newly invented by mtbunnies...you are listening, but to other people's conversations and not necessarily your own. Those who are most skilled at this level are able to listen to 2 conversations at the same time! (Also known as eavesdropping.)

The really good managers are able to switch easily between levels 1-3, which means they are masters of active listening.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Management 101: The 4 Levels of Listening


I went on a training course recently and learnt about the 3 Levels of Listening.

However, I discovered that there is a 4th level, and I have a colleague who is amazingly skilled at this level.

MT

Special thanks to: JY

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Scary office buildings

As mentioned previously, Sydney is very much behind in technology compared to other countries. Which in turn, also makes us appear just a little stupider when it comes to new things.

Some of the newer office buildings now have lifts with no buttons, because there is supposed to be a panel where you need to select which level you're going to and then it will tell you which lift to take.

Not having this knowledge results in a scary experience where you're pretty much trapped inside a moving box and just have to pray that it will eventually stop (hopefully not on Mars).

Come on, it's happened to you once, surely...
No?

MT

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Happy Father's Day!


As mentioned previously on Mother's Day, both Mother's Day and Father's Day can occur on different days depending on which country you live in.

In Australia, Sunday is Father's Day!!! ^^

Wishing all dads an awesome weekend!

MT

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Trending: The Ice Bucket Challenge


Yes, it's all over the internet, it's been overdone, people are getting sick of seeing it in their Facebook feeds.  But still, all the more reason for the bunnies to join in and show their support too.

After all, it's for a good cause.
https://www.mndaust.asn.au/Get-involved/Ice-Bucket-Challenge.aspx
http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html


Oh and a special shout out to Henry Lai who got the answer to last week's Pokemon question correct!!!

The evolution was:  Pichu --> Pikachu --> Raichu









I do have a small freebie for you, so if you'd like to claim it, let me know your mailing address and I can post it to you. :)

MT


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Parody: Pokemon!


Pokemon fans will know which evolution Theo is trying to dress up as.  ...Except for the last one, that was just imaginary. :P

Are you able to name each of the pokemon in this evolution?  The answer will be revealed next week!

MT

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

mtbunnies' cameo appearance!!!


This is super amazing.

I've been following a Melbourne-based TV/YouTube series called "It's Japan, Man!".  They talk about the Japanese Otaku lifestyle, introducing Japanese culture, anime, video games, cosplay and so much more.

Right now they're doing a mini series with a different "Top 5 list" each week.  This week, Japandaman (one of the hosts) wore the mtbunnies t-shirt!!!
(Neko, mentioned in the comic is the beautiful co-host by the way. ^^ Love to you too Nekooo~!)

Check them out at these links:
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCniuCNbkB1x_Px6Zt3jyHTQ
Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/itsjapanman
Website: http://itsjapanman.com/

For the specific video with mtbunnies in it, here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yCJ0x8TxH0&list=UUniuCNbkB1x_Px6Zt3jyHTQ

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Neighbours + New Character Intro!


Meet Theo!


Name:  Theo
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Interests: Video games, music and travel.

Meaning of the name: Theo is short for Theodore.  The history of his name was slightly convoluted.  Being born with black fur on the ears, eye and tail, his original name was going to be Panda, but deemed to be too cutesy for a guy.  Pandas are bears, hence the name Teddy was thought up, but eventually settled on Theo as it sounded more appropriate for a bunny.

Personality: Due to the way he looks, Theo is often misunderstood as being wild or gangster-like.  But he is actually nothing of the sort.  He is outgoing, friendly and generally a very well-rounded bunny. Sometimes it's hard for him to find friends because of his unique appearance, which makes him a little sad.  He rarely gets offended and is the master of keeping secrets.



Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Office Conversations: Remuneration and Appraisal time


In summary:
You can't get more pay if you don't get promoted, and you can't get promoted because there are too many people with higher pay already who are blowing out budgets. (Not because you don't deserve it.)

Talk about motivation! ;)

MT

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Cute Engrish Moments


I have friends from non-English speaking backgrounds who say this sometimes. It's a repeated mistake, but it's really cute when they do. ^^

There are heaps of other examples.  I also find it amusing when Koreans say "hand phone" in an English sentence by accident instead of "mobile phone" (because in Korean, it is actually called "hand phone").

English can be a pretty amusing language.

MT

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Movie Review: Godzilla 2014


Credits & special thanks to: Kev H.

I would have never thought of Godzilla that way, but I'm grateful for having imaginative friends. ^^

MT

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Digital Bunnies + Character Intros (FINALLY!)


Yes, the bunnies look really weird today...

The above comic was created using a Pen & Touch tablet which came as a nice birthday gift.
To be honest, I'm still a bit indecisive about going digital...it's actually very hard to control and it gets very frustrating.  But maybe I'll get used to it one day.  Maybe.

So for now, this will be the only digital comic that I'll publish officially, until I get the hang of it.
For those who are fans of the hand-drawn ones...don't worry, they're still going to be around for a while. :)

In other news... TODAY IS A SPECIAL EDITION DAY!

We finally introduce the two main characters!!!

Here it goes.......


Name:  Hana
Gender: Female
Age: Unknown
Interests: Making friends, doing fun things and eating lots of sweet stuff.

Meaning of the name: "Hana" actually has two meanings.  In Korean, it means the number one.  In Japanese, it means flower.  So this name was actually very fitting because not only was she the first character I thought of, but she is also very expressive and vibrant.

Personality: The enthusiast. Hana will pretty much get excited over anything, but is also quite emotional at times.  She gets bored easily and will think of silly things to do.  Hana is the only one who can get Koya to come out of his shell and make him be a little more social.
Occasionally, Hana will wear a flower in one ear.





Name:  Koya
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Interests: Bickering with Hana (just for fun), reading and soccer.

Meaning of the name: None. It just sounded cool.  But if you must, Koya can be a South American Indian name or a Japanese name.

Personality: The thinker. Koya is rational and intelligent, but due to Hana's influence, he will sometimes unwillingly give in to doing silly things. Although he seems to bicker with and tease Hana a lot, they actually do care for each other deeply.  Sarcasm and deadpan humour are Koya's specialty.
Koya will occasionally wear a tie when he feels he needs to impress.


More to come~!!
There are two more secret characters to be revealed in the coming weeks.  Stay tuned! ;)


MT


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

mtbunnies © Q&A time!


Q:  Is the above comic really the reason why the bunnies don't have mouths?
A:  No, not really...the bunnies look the way they do because when I tried to draw a mouth, they didn't look cute anymore...(I don't know why = =').

Q:  How did mtbunnies © start?
A:  I was decorating a colleague's farewell card and randomly drew a comic. My friends seemed to like it. So through a lot of encouragement and support, that's how it started.

Q:  Why choose bunnies?
A:  Simply because they're fat and easy to draw. Yep. I never really understood why the fat kid in the playground always got picked on...he was kinda cute.

Q:  How do you draw the comics?
A:  The traditional way: by hand. With pencil, pen and paper (and tears and blood...just kidding ^^).

Q:  When will the characters be revealed?
A:  You may have noticed so far that there are two particular recurring bunnies in most comics. They are the main characters and will be properly introduced soon, so please stay tuned!  I'm still building their profile, that's why it's taking so long.

Q:  Am I allowed to use your comics elsewhere?
A:  Yes, of course - as long as you promise to follow these rules:

  • keep the comic in its original form (i.e. no editing)
  • do not use the comics for monetary benefits (unless approved by me)
  • do not use the comics on inappropriate websites (though I don't know why you'd want to...¬ ¬)
  • put a reference back to this website (http://mtbunnies.com)


If you have any further questions, please leave them in the comments section below~!

MT

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Parody: Disney's Frozen


I'm not a huge fan of Frozen, but the songs did get stuck in my head for a while...and this is what came out of it. =__=

MT

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Beautiful Sydney!



Vivid Sydney is a festival of "Lights, Music and Ideas", running from 23rd of May till 9th of June this year.

It's a beautiful yearly event and really worth checking out - even in the cold winter weather!!

MT

Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Graduate Lifecycle


Not really specific to graduates, but the experience is more prominent among them...

My advice:
There is no such thing as "greener grass on the other side".
The entire field is just brown.
But if you plant enough seeds, maybe you'll come back to find that patch of grass out there one day.

MT

Saturday, 17 May 2014

The Opal Card Experience


Those in Sydney using the Opal card can probably feel some empathy to this situation.  It really astounds me how after all these years, we've finally implemented a contactless ticketing system and yet even though technology has progressed so much, our "smartcard" is oh so smart, but also...so...very...slow.

Okay, maybe I am being a bit picky here (it is only a 2-second delay after all), but really, take Hong Kong for example - the Octopus card is really one of the most impressive I've come across.  Not only can you use it on public transport, but you can also buy groceries with it, plus a whole lot more!  We still have a lot to learn Australia...

MT


P.S.  I am mostly annoyed by the delay because I keep stupidly running myself into the gate before the *beep* arrives. (But that's just me...).

Let's also not forget:  with a round trip to work everyday, that's 4 taps a day...meaning:

4 taps a day
x 2 seconds delay per every tap
x 220 working days in a year (approximate, if you exclude weekends, public holidays, annual leave, etc)
x 40 years (roughly, assuming someone starts work at 25 and needs to travel to work until age 65)
= 70,400 seconds
= 19.555 hours of your life spent on waiting for your Opal card to think! (And running yourself into gates...)


Saturday, 10 May 2014

Happy Mother's Day


Depending on which country you live in, Mother's Day is celebrated at different times in the year.

In Australia and most other countries, it is usually the second Sunday of May.

Father's Day on the other hand, is celebrated on the first Sunday of September in Australia, which is different to most of the other countries typically celebrating it in June.

But no matter which day, we should always be thankful to our parents.  If they're able to show us love everyday, then we shouldn't need a marketed occasion to show them how much we love them too. :)

MT

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Free Comic Book Day!


Actually, the bunnies do have real names. I even wrote up a character intro.  But I don't know...it feels too soon to label them publicly.  Personality and story is more important.  Besides, the bunnies typically look the same anyway, so the only way to tell them apart will be from their actions and emotions. :)

Back on topic, there's lots happening in Sydney for Free Comic Book Day!

For more information, please head over to:
http://www.kinokuniya.com.au/events-details/44/1/free-comic-book-day

MT


Saturday, 26 April 2014

What is a bidet?


If you have never been to Italy or certain parts of Europe, I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't know what a bidet is.  A friend and I certainly had no idea when we came across the following photo from Sydney Morning Herald:

Source:  http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/lifestyle/homestyle/amazing-bathrooms-20140402-35xpa.html

So our initial thoughts were:  isn't that a sink?  But it's so low... we would have to kneel down to wash our hands??

Then came the second photo, adding to the confusion:

Source:  http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/lifestyle/homestyle/amazing-bathrooms-20140402-35xpa.html

What the...?

Okay, so a couple of other very educated colleagues were able to help explain to us what it was.  But the confusion is still there.  Does it mean I have to get up from the toilet and then walk over to the bidet?  That doesn't make any sense!

The Japanese however, have totally nailed the concept by combining the toilet and bidet into one - and even automated it - now that's innovation.

Better finding out this now than when I'm in Europe one day!  That would've been embarrassing...


MT


Friday, 18 April 2014

Happy Easter!

H A P P Y   E A S T E R !

Wishing everyone a happy Easter holiday and hope you all fill yourselves with lots of chocolate!!

MT

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Green Tea KitKat

I'm fat but I still like to eat.

I like (almost) everything green tea flavoured.  Green tea ice cream, green tea cake, green tea latte, etc.  The discovery of green tea KitKats are no exception.  But they are very rare in Sydney, and at $10.00 a pack, they're no cheap snack either.  Though once in a while is still good. ^^



MT

Monday, 14 April 2014

Work until you're 70...


It's quite a sad feeling to know that if the Australian government passes through the latest "radical plan", a lot of people are not going to be entitled to a pension, nor take out their super, until the age of 70.  Honestly, I don't think I'd even be fit and well enough to do a 9 to 5 shift every weekday when I'm that age.

Let's just hope we all have backup plans for the future - either that or there will be jobs that will pay us to sit and stare all day!

Friday, 11 April 2014

The Big Launch!



Greetings! And welcome to my comic blog!  A blog about some very silly bunnies and their awkward moments.

Today is the big launch!  I will be posting a few comics so please keep watch~! ^^  Gradually, this will become a regular weekly comic.

I sincerely hope you enjoy reading these comics and continue to follow these bunnies through their daily lives.

And remember:  life should be simple, but it isn't, so please don't take everything too seriously. ^^

MT


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We all need some darkness in our lives in order to appreciate the warmth of the light. Life should be simple, but it isn't. So please don't take everything too seriously.