Kamusta! My name is Mardel and I am a children’s book illustrator and coloring book illustrator from Ligao City in the Philippines. I’ve been creating art for 12 years. For fun, I enjoy swimming, singing worship songs, and drawing. I like any kind of Japanese food, Italian pasta, and Filipino foods. I have a dog named Simba. I find happiness through prayer and I try to be happy no matter what.

In this illustration, two children sit together in the grass playing Sungka, a popular game in the Philippines. Sungka is a game of skill and calculation. It’s played on a block of wood or on a boat-shaped gameboard. Shells, pebbles, or seeds are used as tokens.

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