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What’s up?

Things are starting to be busy for me again because of school, practicum and work. I’ll try to do more song analyses/meanings posts because it seems like you guys like them. Book reviews are coming along but I have to finish reading the books first! The first three photos were taken with a Canon point-and-shoot.

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I went back to Nitobe Memorial Garden the next day…

New year

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I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I like homemade smoothies more than bubble tea now. Healthy foods and drinks just taste better, in my opinion. If you asked me a few months ago, my answer would be the opposite. I ate a chickpea salad the other day and I’m definitely going to eat it again.

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I recently bought a few bottles of nail polish and threw out expired bottles. I used to paint my nails often in 2015 and 2016, and now it’s time to get back to it in 2019.

This design was done spontaneously. My blog is kind of the same, I don’t know what I’ll post next. I don’t have a schedule or anything – it really depends on what I’m feeling.

I now own volumes 2 to 14 of One Piece!

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A couple of people have asked me if I own the first volume. I don’t, because someone bought it before I did. I bought these 13 volumes for $1 each at a book sale! They are brand new and they have shiny covers!

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This post reminds me of an older blog post of mine.

School Update + Gifts from Moya

As some of you guys know, I graduated in May 2018 with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. I am back in school now, doing my second degree in Social Work. I still attend the University of British Columbia, which was my top choice because I can commute from home and I have friends there.

I’m done my first week and I’m enjoying it a lot. I want to become a social worker, and I feel really good and confident about this decision. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a two-year program and I have all my classes with the same 50~ classmates.

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I had lunch with Moya on campus today and she gave me gifts! These are gifts from her Taiwan trip. I love stickers – I stick them on my transit card, notebooks, electronic devices, and letters I write to friends. I also love No Face from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away, so I really like the No Face pen. Lastly, I got bubble tea flavoured chocolate. I’ve never seen that before and I love bubble tea. Thank you, Moya! โค

Thoughts and food.

I’m starting to read Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare and the famous line, “Et tu, Brute?” has me shaken.

The theme of betrayal happens all the time in literature and in anime too. Take the songย Vogel imย Kรคfig from Attack on Titan, for example. When I listen to the song, I feel anger, betrayal, sadness, disbelief and acceptance. The song plays during my favourite scene in the anime, the betrayal.

Quotes pop up on the loading screen of a game I’m playing. This quote in particular was very interesting. It was cool seeing a quote from a novel I own.

โ€œIf you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.โ€ – George Orwell, 1984

 

Don’t worry, my life is mundane. Every time I write about a serious topic like this, there are always a couple of people who ask me if I’m okay, or if there’s anything wrong. I do appreciate the concern, but you have to understand that I think a lot. I’m not blindly consuming content and not thinking about it afterwards! No, I think about the things I read and watch.

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dragon fruit and soy milk

P.S. I’m learning how to skateboard. Balancing is not an issue but I need to practice turning.

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

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:ย Abnormalize – Ling Tosite Sigure

Life Update

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I’m in a couple more polaroid photos but I don’t have good photos of them.

For my electives this term I’m taking Comics and Anime. I’m excited for Comics because I will have a chance to improve my sketching and have it actually count as homework. Anime class is good too because reading manga (ex. Ouran High School Host Club) is my homework! Plus, we will watch some anime films during class time like Kimi no Na Wa.

I also got the Kiki’s Delivery Service cosplay from my Secret Santa. ^^ I don’t have the Kimi no Na Wa bracelet/hair tie but I will still cosplay as Mitsuha one day.ย I’m still waiting for my eyeshadow to arrive so makeup for cosplays will have to wait.

Thanks to everyone who wished me luck on my search for strawberry water. I found it again, and bought 12 bottles, lol.


Listening to:ย BiSH – GiANT KiLLERS. My favourite girls idol group is BiSH (Brand-new idol SHiT).

Happy (early) New Year

I’ve been spending a lot of time with my family and it’s great. My mom treats me the best. ^^

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Ceiling

I took this selfie a few days ago.

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I probably won’t draw for a while but I’ll repeat myself here since a few people have told me the same thing: to colour my drawings. No. I am focusing on sketching because I want to improve on that. Colouring also takes a long time. I don’t want to spend most of my time on drawing as it is just one of my many hobbies.

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