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*translation : Hello ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

Philippines as Karaoke Queen inspired by :iconspogunasya: "Karaoke Queen"…
Brunei-New Zealand friendship inspired by :iconmelonstyle: on her experience meeting His Majesty Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei in his visit to New Zealand.

=> Sultan of Brunei arrives in NZ

The Sultan of Brunei has arrived in New Zealand for a four-day state visit.
During his visit, the Sultan will attend a dinner hosted by Prime Minister John Key, meet with Labour leader David Shearer, attend question time at Parliament, lay a wreath at the National War Memorial in Wellington and meet with Bruneian students.

Brunei is one of the world's richest countries due to its oil and gas reserves and has a population of around 400,000. His visit plans to build on the positive and friendly relationship between New Zealand and Brunei, which is underpinned by links in education, trade and defence, says Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae.

Brunei would chair the Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) this year. 

"ASEAN is taking an increasingly important role in New Zealand's future, in maintaining peace, stability and security critical to future prosperity within the Asia Pacific region," Sir Jerry says.

This comic series will be focusing on New Zealand and ASEAN relationships. There will be cultural introductions between countries and get to know each others.
Indonesia OC & Philippines OC designs by :iconmelonstyle:
Brunei Darussalam OC design by :iconanvilgurl:
Malaysia OC design by :iconrenichii96:
Singapore OC design by dinosaurusgede.
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DueCopyCat009 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Philippines name is Marciela? Ok....I was hoping for Maria Clara or something...
PorfontoPorifin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why do I feel shy along with New Zealand too...? CURSE YOU! 

(Comics and their blushing styles!!)
kimmy7995 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Artist
Just sharing this Idea I hope you may reconsider.

How should Philippines talk in Informal Conversation.

"eh" - added in the END when she is answering "why" question.
example: **q:"why are you sad?" a: "because i'm hungry eh.

"ah" - added in the END for stressing, warning etc.
example: "you're bad ah" "you're improve ah"

"na" - added in the END (if there is no "ah" or "eh" or second to the last if there is "ah" or "eh") replacing Now, Already Etc.
exmple: **English: "I'm Hungry Already" "Taglish: I'm Hungry na" **English: "Now I'm Happy" Taglish: "Im Happy na."

In some unique cases like "NOW!" in English is "Now Na!" is also acceptable.

Blending: "I'm Hungry na eh." "You're Improving na ah."

Correct me if im wrong, Filipinos out there. I'm only 90% sure about this since I'm an Ilocano not Tagalog.
aby1781 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
you're spot on, so no worries. I'm from Cavite, so the 'eh', 'na', & 'ah' is very common. though frankly, when i read the "now na!" part, it kinda reminds me of 'game knb?' really, i could just imagine ms. kris aquino saying that. (^^);
kimmy7995 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Artist
I actually forgot to add the "no?"/"noh?" which means "am I right?", "isn't it?", "isn't that right?","right?"  in English which will give Philippines a very distinct spanish trait since "no?"/"noh?" was originally Spanish expression.
example: ***English: "You're joking me, am I right?" *** Spanish-English/Tagalog-English: You're joking me, no?
Note: it is used for very informal talk in the Philippines.

Another is the "naman" which is very hard to explain if you are not a Tagalog. (sorry guys)

Useful Tagalog words:
diyos ko po! - Oh my God! ***in Spn Dios means God
naku po! - Oh no or/and this is bad
pasensya po! - Sorry or/ please have patience on me ***in Spn Pacencia means Patience "sorry po"

for upcoming Philippines and America meet up you'll need to know that.
The Stereotypical name of americans in the Philippines is "Joe" like "Wazzup! Joe?" makes Philippines call America as Kuya Joe instead of Alfred

I'll thing something to add later
dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the information, Kimmy. :D this is most useful.

I confess I'm not familiar with speech pattern for Taglish, so this is most welcome.
kimmy7995 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Artist
Yaaaay, Thank you, thank you, thank you very much for noticing it.

I love really love your works Hihihi
Durch-Leiden-Freude Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just saw this now!!!! Omg nz is like the most adorable country ever ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
And yes asean loves nz (filipino here) i'd love to go there someday especially in hobbiton town ☺️
CranaBelleLover17 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
not a song but~ I hope you undertsand what their said~...  Sweet Sour
Sumi0210 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aaahhhhh Tane is so cuuute!! >u< and everyone are so nice to him! It really makes my heart happy! Thank you for making something so cute <333
wisteria-fields25 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Maricela looks like me when I have too much coffee ^^'
Normalaatsra Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Photographer
I like how the formal introduction was a nod to their relation with the British Commonwealth, as the commonwealth always had a yearly event doing something, but with so many nations it must be hard to find them from within.

But woo I can't wait what comes next with the upbeat tempo!! Can't wait to hear what they will sing for karaoke.
eyelushtraitor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist
I want that tinibrunei and tiny NZ as ICON :iconwaaaplz:

cael05 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Oh yeah warm feels... 

Can't help but notice that as Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia welcomes NZ with their type of formal salute, Phil just waves at him informally. ASEAN's genki girl. XP

Brunei, why you so handsome.. huehuehue...
AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
i didn't know that new Zealand was an old friend with Brunei!!
AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
never forget the "Malaysia truly Asia"!! 
Jorelyn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I love your Philippines <3 that air of filipino pride :3
melondramatics Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
YAAAAAY YOU UPDATED<33 I remember when the Sultan of Brunei visited, but I already told you that story, ahaha--

but wow NZ is really cute in this, he's pretty modest, huh? XD And wow, the way you portray Maricela is very upbeat and adorable, I love it! :D Looking forward to more of this, and seeing how my country interacts with each ASEAN~ ^^
Anami48 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I have the biggest urge to mess with Tane's hair - it looks so fluffy!
tsukasa013 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Brunei why are you so handsome~!
KarLouiie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Baby New Zealand Looks so adorable. :D
Dangara2610 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I agree with all the previous coments x33 ~ 
smile-himechii Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness they all look so adorable~ Especially Tane~~~ 

Maricela is so kawaii~ :heart: Karaoke Queen woo! :iconyaypilipinasplz:
choco-java Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
dino, have i ever told you how much i love your panelling skill? :iconbigheplz:
Cielo889 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I love it! Unyu abis New Zealand! >///<
Mi3staR Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is too cute

//puffs face
lmbrake Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think he is a bit overwhelmed, hehe. :XD: I can't wait for the next one~!
marimariakutsu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i cheer for the queen of karaoke, brunei's current position and the warm welcome Tane is having :happybounce:
angelliyesmadirector Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, so cute! Things are gonna get awesome~
katen-chan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Yaay page 4! Looks like New Zealand already had more friends in an instant :D
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