10 Happy Things

I was feeling quite pessimistic and negative, even though I am generally optimistic or neutral. That’s why I decided to blog about ten things that make me happy. Hopefully writing this post will make me feel a bit more appreciative of the little things in life, and it will be something I can read back on in the future.

1. Grass Jelly drink

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My friend gave me a canned grass jelly drink the other day and I loved it. Grass jelly is my favourite bubble tea topping to begin with, but having it as its own drink is cool. It’s a black drink! It’s the perfect amount of sweetness for me (which is not very sweet) and there are small grass jelly chunks. I definitely plan on buying a pack for myself.

2. Boys Love manhua

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LOL LOL. I barely read boys love series now but I follow one shonen ai series, which is Here U Are. It’s by a Chinese author and it’s an ongoing series. Everything is in colour and the art is absolutely amazing. The pacing is slow, which makes the chapters seem short. I’m okay with this though because the relationship shouldn’t be rushed. Every time there is a new update, my day is made.

3. Tales of Vesperia

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This is one of the games I’m currently playing. Most of the JRPGs I’ve played were traditional turn-based so I’m surprised that I’m enjoying the gameplay.  The story, characters and art are all good. I look forward to playing this all the time.

4. Making money

A feeling I hate is spending money without having earned anything. I’m happy that I have a part-time job now so I don’t feel like a lazy butt all the time.

5. Nice people on Twitter

I seriously get so much support on Twitter. Whenever I tweet that I’m in a bad mood, people write words of encouragement. Sometimes people send me private messages. Just the fact that people are trying to cheer me up is the best feeling. Plus, when I’m upset I don’t think rationally but others bring me back to normal. On top of that, I’ve never met these people in real life! It’s refreshing knowing how good the community is. My experience with Twitter has mostly been with anime fans and anime bloggers.

Even my tweets about random thoughts receive a lot of support. I don’t like messaging the same person too many times because I think I will annoy them, so Twitter is the place for me to write down all my thoughts. I don’t like keeping my thoughts bottled up.

6. NARUKO Tea Tree Refreshing Cooling Sunscreen

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This is very specific. I don’t have this product yet, but I am planning on buying it. Not only is it sunscreen, it’s also an anti-acne product. I watched a video of Bii today and he gave his review on this product. All the online reviews I’ve seen are really positive too. I can’t wait to try this out.

7. Hm…

Matcha ice cream

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I can’t wait to eat this again. It’s not very sweet!

8. Latte

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I really like lattes. They look so cute and they also taste good. I would like to go to a cafe by myself or with a friend and order a hot drink. I also love London Fogs.

9. Cosplay

There are a couple of cosplays I’m planning on doing in the near future, as well as future cosplays I would love to do. I want to buy a long pink wig but I’m also saving money at the same time. Ah…

10. Hm

Bed

I’m ready to go to sleep hahaha. Hopefully I’ll have a nice dream.

These ten things are pretty specific to how I’m feeling at this moment. I’m sure most of these will change on any other day. I feel better now!

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Why I Like Anime So Much

I had doubts over writing this post, but all the support I received on Twitter made me complete it in the end.

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Screen shots from yesterday

In elementary school, I had zero interest in gossiping about other female classmates or gushing about boys. I hated Western pop music and reality TV shows. Most of all, I made zero effort to change myself or pretend to be like them. I do think that my indifferent facial expressions hindered me from making friends. No surprise, but I didn’t have many friends. I didn’t think I was better than other people because I didn’t like myself that much either. I felt that I didn’t belong, like an alien that belonged to another planet.

I went home after school right away by myself. During the summer breaks, I stayed at home by myself during the day because my parents were working. I watched anime all-day when I was home alone and did my homework when my parents were home. I had a lot of free time, so I achieved A’s in everything except gym. Anime was a way for me to pass the time and it distracted me so I didn’t have to think about real life. I read a lot of manga too.

I learned about the world, places, people, and relationships through anime. My life was uninteresting and uneventful so I relied on anime to be my guide. At the same time, I was able to differentiate between anime and reality. All too well. I felt indifferent towards reality. Anime worlds weren’t that great either because of all the challenges the characters had to face. Still, the impossible happened in anime. A notebook that could kill people? Anime was so interesting!

This is my favourite song, and it represents how I felt when I was younger. Strangely, the song calms me and I don’t feel sadness over loneliness anymore. I’ve learned to embrace it.

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My current life is so different from my lonely childhood. When I was young I didn’t have a blog, no outlet to express my thoughts and feelings. I just had anime. It was like a friend. I still watch anime because it passes the time. With countless titles to watch and shows coming out every season, it’s endless fun. It’s still interesting.

Now that I am more involved with activities in my life, I can spend my time blogging about anime, cosplaying as anime characters, drawing anime fan art, attending conventions and more. Being active with anime has made me part of this online community of anime bloggers. You are all so nice to me. Thank you for that. When I was young, anime was the friend that killed boredom. Now, anime has provided me with fun activities and many friendships. 

As a kid, real life didn’t make me feel a lot of emotions. I was neutral most of the time. Anime made me cry countless times, and One Piece was able to make me laugh many times. Watching anime made me feel human. 

I’m sure you all know I like to watch TV.

People always ask me if I have plans for the summer. My plans are watching TV. I currently love watching shonen anime, Asian dramas and any video with Hua Chenyu in it.

I’m a little surprised by how often people ask me to hang out, even though I am kind of weird and I love TV so much. Thank you for liking me! Hahaha. I do admit that one of my flaws is that I normally don’t ask people to hang out. Maybe because I am busy watching TV.

I also love to read. I love reading Korean and Chinese webtoons, manga and novels that were written a long time ago.

It’s starting to feel overwhelming. If you’re an anime fan, you probably have a Plan to Watch list but there are new shows coming out every season so the list gets bigger. If I don’t read webtoons for a few days, new ones come out and I start falling behind. It’s a never-ending struggle. It’s impossible to consume everything **I want to consume** because new content is always being created. (I am not stupid enough to attempt to consume even 1% of everything in the world.)

Plus, I want to rewatch some shows and re-experience those good moments. I loved the anime, Durarara!! I do own the light novel though so I can experience it in another way? LOL. At the same time, I want to watch new shows.

By the way, the side column on my blog that shows the series I’ve recently completed/currently watching isn’t actually accurate. That’s just the information I feel like sharing with everyone.

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P.S. Isn’t this amazing? It’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai (1829–1833). We’ve all heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Someone could easily write a thousand-word essay about this piece.

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I talk a lot in this post!

Here’s something you may not know about me: I can fall asleep in one minute. It’s true. When I have to study I like to take 15-minute naps because when my phone alarm wakes me up, 1) the alarm surprises the heck out of me and 2) it feels as if I slept for two hours. Hahaha.

Well, I don’t overthink so maybe that’s why I’m able to do this. I can fall asleep to music I like too, but not if there are loud sounds outside.

The above photos are all photos I’ve posted on this blog before. Okay, so why am I showing these again? The phrases that annoy me are, “How old are you? You’re still watching cartoons?” or “How old are you? You still have plushies?” & yes – people have said these to me before.

I AM 21 AND YES, I’M STILL WATCHING ANIME AND YES, I STILL HAVE PLUSHIES. Do you understand now or do you still need help? ROFL. I am who I am. I like who I am.

Here’s another one I hear: “You take so many selfies.” Some of my followers ask for more selfies, lol.

It’s super annoying when people try to lecture you on how to live your life when they are not in the position to do so. I’m not talking about employers, professors, managers or supervisors, authorities of law, or people who hold some sort of power. I’m talking about strangers or peers who think they know you better than you know yourself. Of course it depends on the context but if it’s something ridiculous like my selfie taking or my anime watching habits, blab all you want but I am not going to listen to you!

Bottom line: If my MOM does not have any problems with my hobbies and interests, neither should you.

I have to clarify though, the VAST MAJORITY of all the people I’ve met have been incredibly supportive of me and everything I do. I am continuously amazed at peoples’ acceptance, kindness and support. Thank you for that. ❤

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By the way, I really like the story of The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde. I think it’s thought-provoking and very interesting. You should check it out!

Evolve

I moved during the summer of last year so I did a workspace comparison. The left was my workspace in my old place in June 2017. The right is my current workspace. I’m using a different table and my current table curves to the side. The other half of the table is filled with papers right now because I’m studying for finals. That’s why I’m not showing it hahaha!

After looking at the photos, I realized something. My favourite colour is not pink anymore. One thing about me is that I really like to drink from straws. It’s actually not good because straws are made of plastic (bad for the environment) but maybe one day I will invest in reusable straws.

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I was thinking about something earlier. I am turning 22 this year but I do look younger than my age. I sometimes act like a little kid too. This doesn’t mean I’m immature. It’s just my personality! I don’t see anything wrong with this so I don’t feel the need to not be myself. When I’m 28, I’m still going to be myself!

This isn’t to be confused with being the same person forever. I don’t agree with that because we are constantly evolving.

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Listening to: 卷珠簾 – 霍尊


I am quite confident.

I will be the judge of my content quality.

If you don’t like my blog or me, why are you still reading?

Get out.

Hibernation

Hello guys, it’s past 12 AM now and I’m pleased to announce that I’m going on hibernation for 6 days! Well, it’s not really like hibernation at all but I basically just won’t go out of the house for 6 days haha. ><

I am very content and excited for this. I feel the most safe and comfortable in solitude. I am actually a very sociable person haha but recently it’s been taxing. I’ve been getting headaches too. ;__;

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Oh yeah, I ordered an eyeshadow palette online because I decided to get back into makeup. The colour scheme is red velvet instead of brown because I like pinker shades more. ^^

Future Plans

You may have noticed that I’ve been posting photos of myself in my day-to-day outfits and real hair. I do have everything for a couple of cosplays but haven’t gotten around to taking photos. I’m also waiting for a few things but I should have everything soon. Expect more cosplay posts in the future.

I am not too busy but I just want to watch anime all day. I want to watch anime more than I want to look like I’m in an anime. (* ̄m ̄)

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What I wanted before:

  • Red scarf (for Misaka Ackerman) ✔
  • Black short wig (for Monkey D. Luffy & L Lawliet) ✔
  • Mask (for Kaneki Ken from Tokyo Ghoul) ✔ – waiting
  • Red skirt (for Tenma Tsukamoto) ✔

What I want now:

  • Hoodie (for Karamatsu)  ✔ – waiting
  • Sunglasses (for Karamatsu)  ✔ – waiting
  • Blonde wig (for Misa Amane)  ✔ – waiting

Cosplay plans:

  • Misaka Ackerman
  • Misa Amane (with wig)
  • Umaru
  • Karamatsu
  • Kaneki Ken – closet cosplay
  • Sakura Kinomoto (got shoes)