My Heart is Full

I celebrated my birthday four times this year with different people.

1st time

  • Taiwanese restaurant
  • My Hero Academia movie in theatres
  • bubble tea
  • my friend paid for everything – thank you
  • got Detective Conan cosplay, wig, wig cap, Oscar Wilde’s Happy Prince book, metal straws (including bubble tea straw), metal straw cleaner, card – in Kaneki bag

2nd time

  • Japanese restaurant
  • got Kumamon plush, hand cream that smells really good, postcard
  • getting Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Human book

3rd time

  • hot pot
  • got mustard cardigan, super soft hoodie, concealer, letter

birthday

  • first class was cancelled – I slept in and watched anime in bed
  • birthday wishes on social media, in person
  • free matcha lemonade drink from Blenz
  • gifts from parents and brother
  • getting free bubble tea from Pearl Fever
  • I ordered gifts for myself – cosplay stuff

4th time

  • Korean bbq buffet – thank you friends for treating me
  • friend picked me up and dropped me home
  • got Charmed Aroma candle with ring inside, homemade cupcakes, hand cream that smells really good, false lashes, lip balm, card
  • got necklace, strawberry matcha tea, glasses for cosplay, face masks, nose mask, lip mask, card

I also found out this morning that I won BiblioNyan’s giveaway!


I’m writing this post for myself, for my future sad days. When I feel sad, I can read this post and remind myself that I am lucky to have good people in my life. I tend to forget a lot of the things that people do for me.

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Alpacasso, Chopper and Pokeball plush & Tokyo Ghoul posters were gifts in the past

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I wonder if I deserve all of this. I’m struggling with this because I am no one special. I’m not used to this much kindness in my life. I’ve written before that I had a lonely childhood.

Thank you everyone. I hope that I am treating you with as much kindness. I don’t think I am, but I’ll improve on that. Maybe I am too harsh on myself, but these are my true feelings.

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Pink things

My friend took me to a sushi restaurant and the ceiling was decorated with flowers!

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My other friend came back from Disneyland and she gave me a bracelet! I love it because my Disney necklace is from Snow White.

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Mood: Happy and stressed

Listening to: Jay Chou

Drinking: Chatime milk tea (make at home)

Dinner with Moya

If you’re an anime blogger, you probably know Moya from her blog, The Moyatorium. If you’ve read a certain older blog post of mine, you would know that I met her for the first time in February of this year. I bumped into her on the bus a while back, so this is technically our third time meeting!

We went to Hachibei, a Japanese restaurant my Psych professor told me about. I ordered katsudon (pork cutlet) and Moya ordered the tofu hamburger.

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Another Update

I borrowed a few DS games from a friend. I played the first Ace Attorney game and finished the first case in 5-10 minutes! I’m not sure if it was just super easy or if I am just good. It’s probably just easy.

I am proud of myself. I took a full course load (five courses) and on top of that, did lab work as a Psych research assistant, held the title of Vice President Internal of an international psychology honours society, and mentored a child on a weekly basis. I woke up at 6 AM every Monday to Friday and one of my classes ended at 8 PM. That’s not what I’m really proud of, though. Lol. I have my final grades for all my courses this term and I didn’t get anything lower than an A-. I’m proud that I did well on top of all of those extracurricular activities. Some days I got four hours of sleep because I had to study. u_u

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Hair cut and curled

Remember my Bubble Tea review post? I would like to make a couple of changes! Firstly, Little Tea House in Metrotown – I did give it a poor review and I don’t regret it. I never sugar coat my reviews. HOWEVER — one of my close friends went there recently and said that the bubble tea taste improved a lot. They renovated the place and I think it’s worth giving a second chance! I know I’ll be going there again to see for myself.

Secondly… Big Orange in Metrotown – I didn’t talk about this bubble tea place much in that blog post so I’ll talk about it here. It used to be my favourite bubble tea place in Metrotown. Unfortunately, I had a poor experience there. The manager was highly unprofessional and I don’t see myself going there in the near future. Of course, this is only specific to the Metrotown location so I’ll still be going to their other franchise locations. You know me guys… I am generally pretty nice but I will say something if I feel like it. I do what I want on my blog!

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Listening to: Abnormalize – Ling Tosite Sigure

Study Date with Moya

Moya (Moyatori) from The Moyatorium goes to the same university as me. Today, we met for the first time at a café!

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Moya was trying to figure out my real name so that’s why we are holding Death Note volumes. I am L and Moya is Light.

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This is my first time meeting another blogger in real life. It’s fun!

Hair Cut+ My Instrumental Playlist

I did not expect my last post to be so popular, so I decided to blog again in the same style.

My friend and I went to a Korean salon after class and got hair cuts together. The hairdressers were young and pretty.

We ate kim bap for lunch and then got bubble tea at a nearby bubble tea shop. The app is called SNOW in case you were curious.

sweater – H&M (gift)

dress (gift)

cardigan (gift)

necklace (gift)


Here’s a playlist of instrumental songs I like. It’s not all of them because so many songs are not on SoundCloud. It’s a mix of sad/battle music/music box/violin/piano/everything. I find that instrumental songs are good for doing homework.

Fun day with Maiko

Maiko is a Japanese exchange student I met some months ago at a social event. She is returning home soon, so I had to see her again one last time.

We went to Suika in Vancouver, BC for lunch. I got miso ramen and it tasted great.

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Even though I’ve only hung out with Maiko during that social event, she got me a gift. She is such a kind-hearted person, and so much fun to hang out with. I wish I got to see her more during the school year but life was so hectic. It’s a letter set from Japan with paper, envelopes, and stickers.

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Details. This is really good quality.

I picked up a couple of cosplay things (brown short wig, and green sneakers – for Kido). We went shopping after our lunch and I also bought the video game, Star Ocean. Maiko bought way more things than me.

I’m really going to miss Maiko, but I’m glad I got to see her before she goes back to Japan.