How to Gain Followers on Twitter (Middle Manager Tonegawa Episode 21)

Synopsis: Tonegawa is tasked with the difficult job of taking over Teiai Corporation’s Twitter account. He has to gain more followers and beat a Teiai hater account.

1. Tweet original fan art of popular anime. 

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2. Go aggressively after any trending hashtags. 

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3. Pin any tweet that ends up being buzzworthy. Understand what ‘buzzworthy’ means.

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4. Tweet animated gifs of cats. Learn where to get gifs first.

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5. Watch all the popular anime. 

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6. Don’t tweet about the weather. Weather-related tweets are boring.

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7. Take food pictures. In my experience, food pictures get a lot of likes.

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8. Upload videos. 

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9. Understand internet slang. Include all the capitals for LOL.

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10. Draw anime fan art. I’ve seen this one work well on Twitter.

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Do you agree with the tips and tricks for gaining followers on Twitter? I’ve seen all of these except for the video one!

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Study Tips & Uni Advice

I’m graduating this month! Sometimes younger readers ask me questions about university so I decided to write a post about study tips. Hopefully this post will help some of you!

1. If you fail an exam, forgive yourself. 

I actually did very poorly on a paper this term (barely passed) because I misunderstood the purpose of the paper. There was the initial shock when I checked my grade, but within ten minutes I was back to normal. I’m not going to let a bad mark define who I am as a person. I know my own worth. This is something I love about myself because I am able to forgive myself immediately. I am not working against myself, but with myself.

For my next paper, I got an A. Before I wrote it, I emailed the Teaching Assistant a lot of questions. I knew that I wasn’t dumb – I just didn’t understand the purpose of the first paper. For my final exam, I got an A and my final grade was an A-.

2. When choosing electives, pick courses you are interested in.

I’ve taken German cinema and Japanese cinema as two of my electives. No surprise, but I got a higher grade in Japanese cinema. The class average for Japanese cinema was lower than German, but I still did better. My final grade was 12% higher than the class average. I firmly believe it’s because I am more interested in Japanese culture and cinema. I know almost nothing about Germany!

3. Do not enrol in a class just because your friends are in it. 

This is something a few of my friends can agree with. Make sure you’re interested in the course too! I didn’t take a Psychology course because a couple of my closest friends were taking a different class. To this day, I still don’t think I learned anything in that class. I wasn’t interested in it at all and similar to #2, your interest in the course will probably affect your final grade.

4. Make flashcards. 

I did better on exams when I used flashcards. I use Quizlet.com because 1) it’s better to use less paper for the sake of the planet, 2) it’s more convenient because you don’t have to carry a stack of cards, 3) it’s easier in the long-term because if the final exam is cumulative, the flashcards are in one convenient location. You don’t have to worry about misplacing them.

5. It’s okay to say “no” to a social event because you have to study. 

In my second year of university, I went to a birthday party during the weekend and my exam was on the Monday. I did horribly… In my third year of university, I didn’t go to the birthday party and I got something like a 97% on the exam. When I told my friend, she was happy for me. I know that birthday parties are important, especially if the other person is a close friend, but sometimes you have to put your grades first. Make sure you actually study during that time!

6. You can still do your hobbies.

I only recently started to watch anime again during the school term. Prior to this year, I used to go cold turkey on my hobbies like watching anime. I do not recommend doing this because I felt miserable, like I was missing a crucial part of my life. Anime makes up part of my identity. Of course, you still have to study. This is not an excuse to not study or not do your assignments. Hobbies are healthy to do, but you still have to do work. My grades improved after I watched some anime. It’s not the sole cause, but it probably contributed to my wellbeing and overall happiness.

7. Treat yourself. 

If you feel proud about an academic or non-academic accomplishment, treat yourself! Buy yourself that ice cream cone or thing you really want. You deserve it! You worked so hard and it’s time to thank yourself because you are important and you matter.

8. Try taking power naps. 

I like to take 10-15 minute naps when I have to study for long periods of time. I don’t know about you, but I can fall asleep very quickly so I always feel refreshed after I wake up from a nap. I use an alarm on my phone.

Life of a Blogger

Sometimes people ask me for blogging tips. Honestly, I have no idea.

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One Piece posters at the back

I don’t really do reviews and I don’t really do tutorials either. To be frank, I’m not really contributing anything. All I do is stay at home and watch One Piece. Yet some people are still asking me for advice on blogging. I guess people are interested in my blog to learn more about what it means to have a simple and authentic life. I just take photos of things that are already occurring in my life and then post them to my blog. Everyone is different but for me, blogging does not take too much work or time. It comes naturally!

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Face of the girl behind this blog

Speaking of One Piece, I got this painting of Roronoa Zoro some months ago for my birthday. I have no idea what to do with it… Help?

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Blocking out the words to keep it PG13 for you kids out there

Eyeliner for Monolids

Guess what? I have eye liner. Since I don’t wear make up to school, I didn’t own a lot of make up except for lip gloss and nail polish. Sindy gave me liquid eyeliner:

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I don’t think that I will start wearing make up everyday now that I have eyeliner but I want to wear make up sometimes! For days such as Picture Day and graduation next school year, I want to wear more than just eye liner. Wearing eye liner when you have monolids is a challenge but it’s not as bad! I blogged about monolids here. Last time I went to MAC, a cosmetic store, I got some tips.

Don’t wear eye liner at the bottom because it will make your eyes look smaller. Also, don’t wear too much eye liner either. Read on to see that I don’t agree with that last statement.

I think that the eye liner at the bottom is very true. However, I think that a little bit of white at the corner is fine! In this post, Maya applied make up on me and there is white at the corner of my eyes.

Another thing, I don’t like pencil eyeliner. I think that goes for a lot of people – not just people who have monolids (but that’s just me). Pencil eyeliner doesn’t seem to have a lot of effect on me. I like to use liquid and I have not used gel yet.

Also, wings are always good! I like having a wing at the end of my eyes because it makes the eyeliner show so much more.

As for how thick your eyeliner is, I think that applying a lot of eyeliner is good. I know it’s supposed to make your eyes look smaller but think about it. If you apply a little bit of eyeliner, YOU CAN’T EVEN SEE IT. The flaps are going to cover everything and let’s say you do apply a moderate amount of eyeliner. it is visible but after a few blinks, it WILL disappear! That is why I suggest that people with monolids put a lot of eyeliner on in order to make it appear. It doesn’t look like a huge amount:

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In this photo I only have eye liner on my face. I applied a lot of eyeliner on, but it doesn’t look that much. You have to apply a lot or else it will disappear. In this post, I had my eyeliner done by a MAC make-up artist and in the photo of myself, you could see my wing, but not the eyeliner above my eyes. It was there when I was in the store but gone the second I left the store. With experience, wear a large amount of eye liner because it’s not going to make your eyes look smaller. It’s going to make your eye make-up actually show. This amount of eyeliner lasted the entire day! Carmen helped me apply this make up on. She did one eye yesterday while I did the other. Thank you Carmen! Why go for double eyelid surgery when monolids look good already? I’m sorry but I am in love with my eyes. I have had enough people talk about my tiny eyes… People just don’t get that I don’t care about them! I hope this post helped a little!