I went back to the sunflower field the very next day. My original plans were to go today with friends but after I told my family about it, they wanted to see the flowers for themselves. So that’s why I went twice. Going with friends means they can take pictures of me. :p
I wonder what it is about taking pictures that is so fun – both taking the photos and being the one photographed.
Summer Festival and Anime Evolution are local anime conventions in my area. Summer Fest is run by Simon Fraser University’s anime club.
I saw Moya at Summer Fest because she was selling anime pins and other items at a table. I tabled for my university’s anime club, University of British Columbia Anime Club (UBC Anime Club). I cosplayed as Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service.
Met another Kiki
One Piece haul
I got to go in for free, which was great. I cosplayed as Rachel Gardner from Angels of Death. I met Falcon from Geek Astronaut for the first time, which was really cool.
Tabled for UBC Anime Club
Bought a gundam
Anime conventions are pretty nice because you have a good chance of meeting your online buddies in real life. I got to hang out with a lot of people I knew already from anime club and I met a few new people as well.
I’ve deactivated my Twitter account and go on certain social media platforms significantly less now. I have set a time limit on other platforms, such as Instagram. Why?
Firstly, it’s not realistic for me to chat with people online 24-7 every single day. I have sh!t to do! I am busy. Secondly, it does not fit my personality as I am someone who feels energized when I do my hobbies. Talking to people for prolonged periods of time and going outside very frequently feels draining. It’s extremely important to me that I do not lose sight of myself and that I remain true to myself.
Some social media platforms are pretty toxic. I don’t want to be like No Face from Spirited Away and be influenced/changed by the toxic space. I’ve blogged about the topic of toxicity in environment in this post.
Now that I’ve been using social media less, I can put out more blog posts! I can stay on top of my work tasks and do other things like house work LOL. I can spend more time with family and be more present in the moment.
In August 2018, I wrote a post about my feelings towards Twitter and how much I hated it. It took a while, but I’m done with Twitter!
Reasons #3, 5 and 8 (unpleasant interactions, people complaining, and negative news) became the norm on my feed. Did I really want to open an app just to feel worse about people and the world?
A note: 3-4 people would reach out to me regularly and ask if I was alright. I was actually puzzled about what made them concerned, but it’s because my tweets were negative. To me that is normal because I am a pessimist…. I mostly update my blog when I am in a good mood and/or if I have the energy to sit down and write. Twitter, on the other hand, is quick and easy. I can tweet something wherever I am, any time of the day because it only takes a few seconds to send out a tweet. Leaving Twitter would remove a platform for me to be negative and cynical, which is probably the best for me and others so they don’t have to worry.
Removing myself from that toxic environment will probably lift my mood in the long-term, and I’ll have some free time cleared up.