Simple Life

I covered my mistakes, hahaha.

I don’t know where I can buy Thai tea in stores so I ordered a bag of it online. The restaurants that sell Thai iced milk tea (that I know of) are far from where I live. If you like Thai iced milk tea, I think that buying the tea is a great idea because you can make so many cups of it! I love it so much.

One Piece

I ordered a One Piece paper theatre kit. This is the iconic moment when Shanks gave Luffy the straw hat! Pictures of the process are posted on my Instagram. @misswavescosplay

I’ve placed it next to my Shanks figure (not shown).

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A positive post

I thought I would write about the good things that have happened to me since quarantine. I’ve been at home since around March 16. I encourage you all to do the same!! Feel free to write in the comments about the positive things that have happened to you.

1. I’ve had more time to cosplay.

2. I’ve drawn stuff! I also quickly stopped drawing after that but I still drew three drawings and I’m happy about that.

3. A couple of blogger friends watched Yesterday wo Utatte after I wrote my Episode 1 Impressions post. Thank you! It always makes me happy when people watch the shows I recommend.

4. I’ve started working out regularly at home. I haven’t exercised like this since grade 11 high school… That was 7 years ago…

5. I’ve been video calling and voice chatting with my friends. We’ve played games, exercised, and watched shows online together. Before I mainly ate at restaurants with my friends so these are kind of new activities.

6. I have a penpal now. I wrote a post called The Significance of the Letter in December 2019 and now I’m writing letters to a penpal.

I’ve also mailed out a birthday letter and a ‘I’m thinking about you’ card to my friends. While I could have just written my messages online, I think there is something special about having a physical copy.

7. I’ve ordered a kalimba. I want to learn how to play Wu Ji, a song from The Untamed. A couple of my friends have ordered it with me. We’re going to learn how to play this song together.

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I’m sure there are more good things that have happened to me this past month. Maybe I am not as pessimistic as I think I am. :p

Tonegawa’s Speech [Kaiji]

I was mindlessly scrolling through Instagram (this is nothing new) and I came across this meme.

I immediately thought about Tonegawa from Kaiji. So I rewatched his speeches and I really like this one.

Normally, those people would never wake up from their fantasy worlds. They live meaningless lives. They waste their precious days over nothing. No matter how old they get, they’ll continue to say, “My real life hasn’t started yet. The real me is still asleep, so that’s why my life is such garbage.” They continue to tell themselves that. And they age. Then die. And on their deathbeds, they will finally realize: the life they lived was the real thing. People don’t live provisional lives, nor do they die provisional deaths. That’s a simple fact! The problem… is whether they realize that simple fact.” – Yukio Tonegawa

Frankly, I felt called out. I often tell myself that I don’t belong here and that I wish I could teleport to another world. That I feel like an alien sometimes. I frequently think, “If only I could do this… If only I had this…”

Tonegawa’s speech makes a lot of sense to me. Whatever fantasy world I’m dreaming of, I need to wake up from it. I need to recognize that I am living my real life right now. It is a simple fact…

Let’s say you recognize that you’ve been wasting your life away. Then what?? Thinking is easy, but taking action is not.

My Favourite Thai Songs

I recently shared that I got into Thai dramas. I confess that my Thai music knowledge is extremely limited since most of these songs are from the dramas I’ve watched.

TEMPT – Be With Me Tonight

TEMPT is a group made up of the actors from the Thai drama, Love By Chance. Love By Chance is my first Thai drama and it’s the drama that got me into Thai dramas. My favourite Thai actor is Perth and he’s in this group.

Bright Vachirawit – Kan Goo

This song is sang by the main actor of an ongoing Thai drama called 2gether The Series. It’s part of the OST. 2gether The Series is the Thai series I’m looking forward to the most every week.

Three Man Down – Team Ror Tur

My favourite Thai actor, Perth, performed a cover this song and I really liked it.

Scrubb – Everything

The main character in 2gether The Series loves this song because it makes him feel happy. I agree, it’s a really nice song that brightens your mood.

MEAN – ทำไมต้องคนนี้? WHY R U?

This song is from the Why R U? OST. The drama has a really catchy soundtrack.

Kaew x Tomo – นี่คือรักใช่ไหม WHY R U ?

This is the Why R U? opening song.

Pause – Dao

Perth covered this song. It’s a really nice song.

Kaownah – Be Mine 

The singer played the character Llong in TharnType.


To be honest, I am surprised at myself because I’ve kept my interests pretty “narrow” for most of my life. For example, only anime. I guess I’ve expanded my horizons, or something like that.

Yesterday wo Utatte Episode 1 Impressions

Yesterday wo Utatte (Sing “Yesterday” for Me) is an ongoing anime from this season.

Synopsis: Rikuo Uozumi is a recent university graduate who works at a convenience store. He does not have many ambitions and lives his life day by day. He is frequently visited by Haru Nonaka, an eccentric girl who has a crow as her pet. Rikuo is visited by another person: His former classmate and crush, Shinako Morinome.

[X] MC is self-deprecating.

[X] MC likes photography.

[X] MC is a recent university graduate.

Wow, all the things I like in a main protagonist, or can relate to, are in an anime!

While I do like optimistic characters such as the MCs in shonen anime (Naruto is a prime example), I can relate to self-deprecating characters a lot more.

Overall impressions: I enjoyed the first episode a lot. A self-deprecating main character and an eccentric character make the best combo. It feels relatable at times but I think there will be a lot to unpack later on. I am excited to watch the rest of this series. I highly recommend this anime.

People hate liars, but people like them.

You lie, you play along with what people say, and live a BS life.

You have nothing to hurt people or be hurt by.

You become worthless and you become sick of being with other people.

Liars don’t lose anything, but they don’t gain anything, either.

I’m a liar, but for the first time, I wanted to be liked.

Maybe I’m out of places to escape to.”

These lines were said by Haru Nonaka. Does being a liar = fitting in with the rest of society?

Not being a liar = being an outcast?

Escapism –> not being a liar.

Running out of places to escape to –> being a liar –> because you want to be liked.

Hm. Well, from my personal experience, being myself = being an outcast because no one shared the same interests as me –> was not liked –> but it was okay because I could escape from reality with anime. If I cannot escape from reality –> then I think I would like to be liked –> then I would be a liar in order to fit in.

(It’s okay if you don’t follow. I tried to analyze the lines in the anime…)

My Favourite One Piece Characters

There are over 900 characters in One Piece!

1. ALL the Straw Hats (especially Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, and Usopp)

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It’s really rare for me to like all of the main characters in an anime. Most of the time, I like the villain more than the main characters LOL.

I know that a lot of people don’t like Usopp, but he’s one of the most realistic characters. So many crazy things happen in the world of One Piece. Who wouldn’t be anxious?

2. Portgas D. Ace

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There’s not a single thing I don’t like about Ace.

3. Trafalgar Law

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Trafalgar Law treats his crew mates so well. (He’s the one wearing a hat… LOL)

4. Buggy the Clown

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Buggy was a villain. I only started liking him during the Impel Down Arc. Impel Down is one of my favourite One Piece arcs, even though Luffy was the only Straw Hat in the arc. It was the arc when I began liking a lot of the former villains.

When I watched Impel Down and Marineford, I looked forward to Buggy’s scenes the most because they were hilarious.

5. Caesar Clown

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To be honest, there’s nothing good about this guy.

I think that the Punk Hazard Arc was one of the most terrifying arcs. Caesar Clown makes a great villain. I didn’t start to like him until after he was captured by the Straw Hats and Law though, hahaha. After that arc, he had some cute and funny moments.

I LOVE HIS LAUGH SO MUCH.

6. Crocodile

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Crocodile was a villain that I started liking in Impel Down. I was really impressed when he helped Luffy during the Marineford Arc.

7. Mr. 2 Bon Clay

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Bon Clay used to work under Crocodile. I didn’t like him until Impel Down. Bon Clay sacrificed so much so that Luffy could save his brother. I felt so much loyalty from Bon Clay. He’s truly one of the best characters in One Piece.

8. Boa Hancock

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I didn’t really care for Boa Hancock until she started helping Luffy. I guess I like the characters who help Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hats.

Regardless, she’s one of the strongest female characters in One Piece and I think that’s worth mentioning.

9. Sugar

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Sugar is a villain that worked under Donquixote Doflamingo. I don’t like what she did to the people in Dressrosa but for some reason, I still like her.

I like Usopp’s fights because they are really funny so I think that Sugar’s battles with Usopp probably left an impression on me.


About half of the characters on this list are villains, or former villains. I didn’t like most of these villains until after their arc ended, hahaha. My favourite characters are either really powerful or comic relief characters.

If you’ve watched or read One Piece, who are your favourite characters?