Social Distancing Update

I thought I would write a little update because quite a few people have asked how I’ve been. Mostly everyone I know is staying at home.

I’ve been at home for… around 9 days now. Staying home doesn’t bother me because I’ve always preferred staying at home. I’ve always hated hot weather, the rain, the snow, exercising, waiting for the bus, loud sounds, the list goes on… Right now isn’t so different from my old life. I’m used to it.

I’ve been pretty busy finishing practicum and my course. I just need to put in one more day of work to finish my last course of my degree! I’ve also been working from home.

In my spare time, I’ve been watching anime and dramas, cosplaying, playing games on my PS Vita, drawing, listening to music, watching YouTube videos, and reading manga, webtoons and fan fiction. Not much has changed from before…

I would have liked to admire the cherry blossoms and drink bubble tea with my friends. I miss bubble tea a lot. There are more important issues in the world though.

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Ask Prompts

I came across a post on Tumblr and thought that I could answer the questions to help me wind down and stay grounded. City life is too fast-paced for me right now and I feel overwhelmed.

art or science museums? Art museums.

favourite summer activity? I don’t like warm weather. I also have really bad seasonal allergies. If there is smog from forest fires, my eyes become puffy.

I think my favourite summer activity is getting ice cream or cold drinks with friends.

what was your favourite fruit as a kid? I think I liked blueberries, kiwis, mangoes, lychees and peaches.

favourite flower and its meaning? I have a few favourite flowers. I love hydrangeas, cherry blossoms, roses, and lilies.

would you rather stay home or go out with friends? I would rather go out with close friends.

what’s your comfort movie/tv show? I think I watch clips from shows and movies I watched during my childhood when I’m really stressed out. Mulan is one of them.

first band/artist/song that got you into your favourite music genre? I’ve been listening to a lot of Chinese songs lately. S.H.E was the first group. I listened to their CDs just about every day when I was in elementary school.

do you prefer iced or hot drinks? Iced drinks.

have you done any sports or been in any clubs? which ones? When I was in high school, I was in Student Council and Green Team. I was an exec of a Psychology Honours Society during my Psychology degree and I am currently an exec of my university’s anime club.

what’s the most important thing in a relationship? Mutual respect.

do you prefer linen or satin? Linen.

how much energy do you normally have? Low. Being anemic does not help.

have you ever been to an amusement park? which one? Yes. There’s only one amusement park (to my knowledge) in my city.

hiking or white water rafting? Hiking. I’ve never tried white water rafting, but hiking is fun.

the hobby you’ve been doing the longest? Watching anime. I’ve been watching anime for around 13 years.

I think that writing this post helped. My headache is nearly gone. I should do this more often. I have a blog, so I might as well make the most out of it.

Falling in Reverse – The Drug in Me is You Gold Tour 2020

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.

Why Do I Blog?

Blogging is my hobby so I would say that I blog for myself. Sometimes I ask myself why I blog, or why I cosplay or draw. Sometimes I have thoughts like, “There will always be people who do it better than you. What impact do you make?” but I don’t think that this is a correct way of thinking. Undoubtedly, there are people who are better but there is only one of you- and no one can be better at being you. 

1. I blog because I hate boredom. I become bored very easily, did you know? 

2. Even though I say that I blog for myself, I still want my writing to impact at least one person. One person, that’s all I wish for. I believe that I have accomplished this. Should there ever be a time where absolutely no one reads my blog, I am unsure if I would keep writing. 

You could argue that the satisfaction I gain from impacting another person is still blogging for myself. 

3. I need an outlet. I spend so much time watching shows. How could I not write down my thoughts about an episode or show that left a big impression on me? 

4. My hope is that people will become interested in the things I like after reading my posts. ^^

5. Online friends and the AniBlogger community. This should be placed higher but I’m listing these in random order. I’ve been lucky enough to have met a couple of blogger friends in real life. ^^

6. I can convey how I feel through writing. When I write a blog post, I feel like I am writing a letter. 

7. It is a record. This is probably one of the most important reasons to me. 

8. “Hey! I exist!” This is also a feeling I want to convey when I update my blog. I really value all the comments, emails, and messages I receive from readers and blogger friends. 

9. I don’t want to stop writing. Sure, I write messages through social media every day. I argue that writing on the blog is different and I don’t want to lose the routines of reading or writing.  

10. I genuinely enjoy blogging.

11. Self-care.

I don’t have desires to monetize my blog or make money off of my blog. I don’t want to make a career out of this. As Lumi said before, my blog is my corner of the internet.