It’s a filter! 😂
I watched one of Zhu Yilong’s performances and decided to take a picture for fun.
It’s a filter! 😂
I watched one of Zhu Yilong’s performances and decided to take a picture for fun.
I wasn’t nominated for this, but I saw this on Hilary’s blog and it seemed fun. You can read the rules on her post since I’ll just be answering the questions.
It looks like there are two sets of questions on her post so I’ll just answer them all. LOL.
1. What country do you live in?
I live in British Columbia, Canada.
2. Favourite book?
I think my favourite book is Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edogawa Rampo. My favourite short story from the book is The Human Chair. It’s a horror short story collection.
3. How do you spend your time during lockdown?
I work from home. When I’m not working, I watch a lot of YouTube. Lately, I’ve been watching Chuang 2020 clips, Guardian fanmade edits, Zhu Yilong interviews, and cooking videos.
Earlier during the lockdown, I watched many Thai dramas and a bunch of other stuff.
4. Have you tried cooking a new dish because of lockdown?
I’ve tried cooking a lot of new dishes and drinks. I’ve made dalgona coffee, strawberry milk, Thai milk tea, pasta, spicy cold noodles, kimbap, coffee jelly, and more. Since I like to watch cooking videos, I like to try out new recipes as well.
5. Early riser or Night owl?
I am a night owl. I detest mornings and rely on coffee. In fact, I’m writing this at 1:30 AM. I wish I was an early riser but I like the peacefulness and silence of the night.
6. Holiday dream destination?
Japan. I wonder when it will be safe to travel to Japan. I want to go to the popular anime destinations like Ikebukuro (Durarara!!).
7. Favourite food?
I have a lot of favourite foods. I love Asian food the most. I love xiaolongbao, hot pot, noodles (pho, ramen)… the list goes on. I like spicy, savoury, and bitter food and drinks.
I do not like sweet food or drinks.
8. Instagram or Twitter?
9. Favourite cartoon as a child?
Death Note. It’s actually rated 16+ but I watched it when I was in elementary school.
10. What do you prefer on a Saturday night? Netflix or Partying?
Of the two, I would pick Netflix. A lot of the shows I watch aren’t on Netflix, though.
1. Overall, how are you handling the quarantine?
I’m doing okay, but I miss eating out a lot. I miss hanging out with my friends and dressing up. Kind of sad, to be honest.
2. Have you violated any of the restrictions? If yes, what rule(s) did you break?
No. Peoples’ lives are on the line. Now is not the time to be irresponsible.
3. What viral recipes have you tried during the lockdown?
4. What activities have you missed the most during quarantine?
Celebrating friends’ birthdays and also my graduation. I also miss drinking bubble tea. I used to drink it every week.
My friend surprised me with a paper bouquet on the day of my virtual grad! I didn’t even attend my virtual grad but my friend did. T_T
5. Do you wear a mask when you leave the house?
6. Are you an essential worker? If yes, what is your job title?
7. How do you exercise during the lockdown?
My friend shares her screen and we watch a 20-minute workout video every other day. We follow the trainer in the video and we help motivate each other.
8. Have you subscribed to any new subscription services since the lockdown started?
9. What did/does your daily schedule look like before the pandemic started?
I was at practicum 4 days a week and at the university once every two weeks. On the days I went to campus, I went to Anime Club. I attended weekly online Anime Club exec meetings and went to work on the weekend. I also worked from home for my other job. Since I didn’t have many assignments, I watched shows when I got home.
10. Do you think that the pandemic is getting better or worse?
I’m not the most informed person on this topic. I don’t know because Wave 2 is approaching and I don’t know what to expect when it comes. Restrictions have been lifted so I think it’s better than before. However, I don’t know if things will change for the better or worse. 2020 is very unpredictable.
I was feeling like a couch potato so I decided to dress up for fun. I’m still at home.
The fringe is not my real hair and the lip piercing is fake.
In Danganronpa, the characters are “Ultimate” students, meaning they are the best at what they do. Every one of them has a talent and they were chosen because of their talent.
Some examples of Ultimate talents in Danganronpa are:
…the list goes on.
In real life, I would not be chosen as an “Ultimate.” But this is just for fun.
One friend said I could be the Ultimate Photographer. Another friend said I could be the Ultimate Cosplayer. I gave it some thought, and think that I could be the Ultimate Blogger, Ultimate Fan Girl, Ultimate Otaku, or Ultimate Fujoshi.
What would your Ultimate talent be?
Would you rather be the best at one talent, or be kind of good at multiple talents?
I found the grid online. Other cosplayers have taken part in this challenge. I thought that I would join in on the fun lolol.
I saw Falling in Reverse for the second time. You can read about the first time here.
So this was their second time performing in Vancouver and the openers were the bands, The Word Alive and Escape the Fate. FIR played every track on The Drug in Me is You album to celebrate that album becoming gold. This was perfect because it’s the album that got me into the band 7~ years ago back when I was 16! It’s also my favourite album of theirs.
They also played their new song, Popular Monster, which was awesome. My friend and I lined up early and got very close to the front, where the VIP ticket holders were. The concert was wild… There was a mosh pit during ETF and lots of crowdsurfing. Ronnie is so good at singing. It was awesome to see him so close in person and hear his beautiful voice. All in all, a cool and fun day.
The drummer of FIR liked my post of the concert on Instagram, which was icing on the cake.
I’ve written about why I blog, so this time I’ll write about why I cosplay.
RULES (Copied and pasted)
I’ll stick with 2D boys because musicians and actors are a whole other post.
1. Uta from Tokyo Ghoul
Okay, for context Uta is a ghoul and ghouls eat humans. I like anime characters with piercings and I have a few ear piercings myself (7 in total).
2. Xue Yang from Mo Dao Zu Shi
I would classify Xue Yang as a yandere. My favourite character archetype is yandere.
***Yanderes are really problematic and I don’t agree with what they do. People that have yandere-like characteristics in real life are extremely toxic and I recognize that. However, my favourite characters in fictional stories are mostly villains and I think that yanderes make stories more interesting if it is done well.***
3. Juuzou Suzuya from Tokyo Ghoul
Juuzou is my favourite character in Tokyo Ghoul. He has a unique appearance and did his stitches himself. I like unique-looking characters because they seem more authentic(?) – Characters that aren’t afraid of being themselves.
4. Izaya Orihara from Durarara!!
Izaya is my number one favourite anime character. I wrote a post outlining the reasons why I like him lolol (Click here to read it).
5. Doppo from Hypnosis Mic
Doppo is a salaryman and pessimist. I like his hair.
Besides Uta (I feel neutral about him), I really like the remaining four characters. It’s not just appearance but their personalities as well. Or I find them really interesting characters. Appearance and personality generally go hand-in-hand for me.
I’m going to open this up for anyone who wants to do this tag. 🙂
Senku from Dr. Stone inspired me to do “experiments” of my own. I’m ten billion percent not sure how nails will look until I decide I’m done, hahaha.
You can see an older nails “experiment” here.
I went to Anime Revolution, the biggest anime convention in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, August 4. It’s a 3-day event. These are just the events and panels I went to, and I scheduled my day around these panels beforehand.
The event I was looking forward to the most was getting an autograph from Kappei Yamaguchi, my favourite voice actor. He’s the Japanese voice actor of Usopp from One Piece, Inuyasha from InuYasha, Shinichi Kudo from Detective Conan, L from Death Note, Ranma from Ranma 1/2 and lots of other anime. If you’ve seen these anime, you’ll know that Usopp sounds very different from L.
I waited two hours in total for his autograph but it was worth it. Not everyone got it because he signed for one hour. He signed my One Piece fan, which was a gift from my friend. Kappei-san and I shook hands afterwards. My dream came true.
I also went to a seiyuu (voice actor) event. Kappei-san and other seiyuu (listed below) were guests. There was also a sound director. It was a live recording for Kyoukai no Rinne. I waited around an hour and a half, but got a good seat.
It was an extremely informative event! I learned that about 20 seiyuu share 3 or 4 microphones, and they shuffle around to speak. Yes, 20 seiyuu gather around all at once.
First the seiyuu do their interpretation of the character’s voice with the video playing. It’s like a draft. Then the sound director gives feedback and the seiyuu do a final version. Sound effects, music and other effects are added in later on to complete the episode.
Well, that’s exactly what the seiyuu and Takeshi Takadera did today at the convention. They did a live demonstration and it was hilarious. All the Japanese seiyuu were dressed in yukata. Marina is gorgeous!
Other funny guests were Chinese cosplayers Baozi and Hana. They are two of my favourite cosplayers, and I attended their panel on posing for cosplay photography. I thought it was very interesting. It was framed as a Q&A, in which the interpreter first asked questions then allowed attendees to ask their own questions.
Baozi and Hana mostly spoke in Mandarin Chinese, so I understood everything before the interpreter translated their words into English. ^^
My haul. The Touken Ranbu keychains are mirrors.
This was one of the best days of my life because the line-up was so good. One Piece, anime and cosplay play such a big role in my life. I am so happy.
I also have to thank my friends.
I couldn’t take many photos because they aren’t allowed in some panels. The cake maker, Baozi and Hana gave their consent for photos. ^^