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 the 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 watch 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.

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

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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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My Dream Crate

Loot Crate is a popular monthly subscription box service. Basically, you choose which crate you want (there’s anime, superhero, video game themed and other geeky gift ideas and subscriptions) and every month a box of 4-6 items arrive at your door! It’s a pleasant surprise to find out which items you got. Here’s an example so you know what I’m talking about.

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Loot Crate reached out to me and asked me to come up with my dream Loot Crate. Since I love anime, my dream crate is anime themed. The box probably won’t be able to to fit a body pillow of Roronoa Zoro from One Piece, so I’ll leave this item out. I would totally want to get one though. 😛

1. Tickets to Japan.

LOL. If this is my dream crate, and my dream is to go to Japan and eat white strawberries and cosplay there then… this is the first thing I want!

…But if we are being a little more realistic, THIS is what I want.

Sailor Moon compact mirror 

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I showed this to my girlfriends and they want one too. Guys can use it as well because it’s practical, or they can give it to their girlfriend, sister, daughter, friend, co-worker, or classmate.

2. Levi Ackerman nendoroid from Attack on Titan

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My only requirement is that I get the Cleaning Version.

3. One Piece flag 

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In my imagined dream anime fan room, this is definitely one of the things I want.

4. Ken Kaneki mask from Tokyo Ghoul

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This is something I want for cosplay purposes, and I am hoping to get it one day!

5. Yuri!! on Ice socks

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I love socks lol. If I could pick what gift people give me for my birthday or Christmas, I would ask for CUTE socks. They’re so practical!

Yuri!! on Ice socks are cute, and I would really appreciate having this in my crate.

6. Rem mug from Re:Zero

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Mugs are practical. I want to be able to have things I can actually use in my crate. When I have the time to watch anime, I spend days without leaving the house (true story). I lock myself in my room and end up with like 5 cups in my room. You can never have too many mugs. Rem is so cute!

Death Note notebook

I did a gift exchange with fellow blogger, Bambi. You should check out her blog! Bambi lives in America while I am in Canada.

I got the notebook from the anime, Death Note! P.S. I took these photos on my bed so that explains the stuffed animals.

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Nice cover material

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Third page of the rules

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The rules are all there 😛

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String and feather pen

To my pleasant surprise, there are already names in here. The names of the actual characters who died are here. The writings are in Japanese Kanji. I appreciate this because it sticks closer to the original series and not the English dub. Do not fret, I can read some Chinese (which is basically the same as Kanji) which means I will help in translating. I’ll show some photos, but please – if you have not watched or finished the series but plan to, stop reading here. These are spoilers! I did not take photos of all the written names because that would be a lot.

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The first name Light Yagami wrote in the Death Note: Kurou Otoharada. He was the criminal at the nursery home. Light tested out the Death Note by writing his name.

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Takuo Shibuimaru’s name is written in different ways. Light wasn’t sure of the spelling of his name. He was the person on a motorcycle who was harrassing a woman. At this point Light was still testing out the notebook.

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Lind L. Tailor was a criminal sentenced to die, and went on live television while pretending to be L. This was L’s plan to find clues on Kira. Light killed him, thinking that he was the real L.

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Light tests the boundaries of the Death Note by getting inmates to do strange tasks, before their deaths.

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In order to get the identity of the agent following him, Light comes up with an elaborate plan involving the death of criminal Kiichiro Osoreda.

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Both Light and Raye Penber write on this page. Penber kills all 12 FBI agents without even knowing it! It is cool to know the number of characters who have touched and/or written in this notebook.

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Naomi Misora (killed by Light) and Kiyomi Takada (killed by Teru Mikami) are amongst the other names written inside.

The last name in this is Light’s name, written by Ryuk.

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The notebook has the major names of victims killed by the Death Note. It does not have all the names (which I am thankful for because A LOT of criminals died in the series). It is not 100% accurate. For example, the page Penber wrote on was ripped out of the Death Note. The fact that it has the important deaths in one place is something that I like.

The rest of the notebook pages are blank, free for the owner to use. Hence, the feather pen. You may be wondering if I will be writing in this. I wanted this because I am a huge fan of the anime, and also for cosplay purposes. As far as I know, I will not be writing names down.