Superstar Spotlight: Hua Chenyu

Hua Chenyu 华晨宇 is a famous Chinese singer. Most of the information online about him are in Chinese, so I decided to write a post in English for non-Chinese speakers (and for everybody to know about him). He is currently my favourite singer.

Nickname: Hua Hua 花花 (means ‘flower’)

Fans’ name: Huo Xing Ren 火星人 (Martian)

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After he posted photos with the monkey on his Weibo, the toy ran out of stock.

I first learned about him through a Facebook video that was shared on my homepage. It was him performing his song, My Skateboard Shoes 我的滑板鞋. I thought his rapping was impressive. Afterwards I decided to find more music by him and found the song, Ashes from Firework 烟火里的尘埃. He has a very powerful voice, especially when he performs live.

I like that his music is comprised of different genres, such as pop, alternative rock, folk and classical music. The fact that he is capable of singing to this wide range of music shows that he is talented.

My favourite song by him is Quasimodo’s Gift 卡西莫多的礼物. Quasimodo is a fictional character from the novel, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Everyone calls Quasimodo “hideous” because of his deformities, and as a result he experiences deep loneliness. In the song, Hua Chenyu sings  “Quasimodo’s gift is to enjoy the loneliness” 卡西莫多的礼物 享受孤独. This is my favourite part because he helped me realize that loneliness is not necessarily a bad thing. Often times, we associate ‘lonely’ with negative feelings but to be able to enjoy it is actually quite nice. I can relate to aloneness very well from my personal life, and the moment you begin to enjoy is really an eye-opening experience. Practicing self-love, and finding your own interests and passions are just a couple of reasons why this is important.

Hua Chenyu is someone I consider authentic. Authenticity is something I look for because a lot of artists create content for the sake of being more popular. Hua Chenyu does not care about that (he even has a song called, I Don’t Care 我管你).

Despite being famous, he is an introvert and that’s why his first album was dedicated to the topic of loneliness. He also has some quirks which differentiates from other celebrities. He does not try to hide who he really is. Hua Chenyu promotes the idea of being true to yourself, even if others do not like it.

He loves to watches anime!

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Review: The Face Shop Mild Papaya Peeling

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This removes dead skin cells and leaves your skin feeling smooth afterwards. When I was first given a sample, I was shocked to see how much dead skin I had on me. I had always known that they were there but seeing them still made me surprised. That’s why I decided to buy it – to get rid of the dead cells that clog pores, and for clearer skin!

Use this 2 times per week max. on your face and neck. I find it especially useful for the neck area. Apply, then massage with one or two fingers for 30 seconds. Wash the dead skin off later. I prefer not to take close up photos of my face, so I’m using my hand instead in this post.

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Warning: Gross photo of dead skin cells. u_u

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Final verdict: 

My hand in the photo feels smoother than the hand that did not get the peeling product. It is extremely satisfying to get rid of dead skin cells. I like knowing that they are temporarily gone. LOL

I don’t know any of the empirical research on the benefits of having dead skin cells peeled away. All I know is that this product actually peels dead skin off, and it does not hurt at all. I feel cleaner and my skin is smoother. It also has a nice scent that is not overwhelming. I really like this aspect of it.

$18

The price is a little expensive because the bottle is not that big, but I personally like this Mild Papaya Peeling product.

My Fashion

My style is wearing dresses, skirts, and shorts with leggings or tights. Then I wear jeans on days when I don’t put effort in my appearance.

Outfit #1

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Sweater – Hong Kong

Shorts – Urban Planet

Outfit #2

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Sweater dress – Hong Kong

Combat Boots – Steve Madden

I am literally obsessed with my combat boots. They are the most comfortable pairs of shoes I own and I wear them with anything.

Back

I’ve changed a little these past days. My appreciation for being alone has gone up. Loneliness is not a bad thing. 

I have increasingly become more and more disgusted by public transit and public washrooms. I wore gloves when I held onto the handles on the train and I’ll probably wear gloves in the summer as well. Sure, I’ll look weird but I don’t really care about that.

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Damn, I have been quite rude to some people in the past. I’ve rejected hugs from people and also told a close friend blatantly to stop touching my arm when I was a teenager.


I am me,

and unfortunately

I don’t change for the likes of others

easily.

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I took this photo from the 14th floor in Vancouver, BC in Canada. The view extended beyond the photo but unfortunately my phone camera couldn’t capture everything. These photos are not edited.

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This is from the same photo above, but zoomed in to see the details of a small portion of the photo.

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