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My Reflection on Life as a 21 year old moving onto 22

Every year, I try to make a personal post around the time of my birthday to re-evaluate myself and reflect on the year as myself in life and not only the Hyunnie known on Asia Reviewer Maniac.

Much like last year, fears and worries still exist for little me, and so this post still presents itself today. If you want to check out what I wrote this time last year, check it out here.

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My Life in Reflection at 20 going on 21

This is going to be a post that is quite different from what I have done in the past. As I use this blog predominantly as a place for expressing my interests that I love sharing with others, I never venture into anything too personal as I sometimes feel that is almost…unnecessary? As in, this blog was created out of the love I had for kpop and dramas, and I had thought that it should stay that way.

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What I’ve Been Up To Lately: Life And Drama Update

Hey ya’ll! How’s it going?? Me? A lot actually, both in life and in drama-land actually. Initially, I was planning to do a post solely about a particular drama I’m currently watching, but then I had realised that I was taking too long to do it. If I feel like it, maybe I’ll do recaps about it or something however for now, I think you all deserve an explanation for what has been happening in my life so far, and why have I gone MIA for the last 2 weeks or so.

Moving sucks. The end.

Moving sucks. The end.

So firstly, as I may have stated in another post previously, I am currently moving out of my current home (with the family) to a new one. The main issue was the fact that we didn’t choose to move out; we’ve been forced out of our current place in order for the house to be redone and resold to someone else. Since that happened, my family and I have been house hunting for weeks, and doing nothing else but. Just a couple of days ago, we had finally settled ourselves with a place, and are currently in the process of selling furniture, packing things up and organising the house in order to make sure that nothing is left behind. It’s been fun to actually discover things that I never knew existed (or find things that I never knew I had). I’m sure many of you probably understands that feeling but for me, it is foreign yet refreshing.

So, for the past two weeks or so, my house has transformed to a place piled with boxes left, right and centre containing my entire life that I had grown up knowing and loving. My life has been entirely turned upside down, and my mind has been just frazzled and unable to think and write anything. Hence the lack of posts and motivation to do anything but just pack and make sure that I get ready for university which starts in the next two weeks or so. I do apologise that I haven’t been posting anything; hopefully once I move into my new place, and get under way with uni, I will be more organised and consistent with my posts. It sucks that I haven’t been  able to write anything lately however, I wish to provide you with the best that I can do, rather than just anything that comes to mind just for the sack of posting something.

Anyway, the purpose of this post (apart from the obvious) was to actually inform you as to what I have been watching, what I’ve been checking out and finally what I have been following about to the point of pure madness…let’s start, shall we??

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Important Announcement to all! (I’m going…)

…to the Gold Coast for a mini holiday! Yes, I should have planned to announce this much earlier however there is something called ‘urgent packing’ and ‘so much to do, so little time to do it’.

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I’ll be going up to the Gold Coast (Surfer’s Paradise to be more accurate) for a week to spend some time with the family and to also celebrate my birthday as well (January 12th  for those who are curious and yes, I know it’s the same date as D.O’s birthday too ^^) Since I’m pretty sure that I won’t be having a stable, consistent internet connection on hand once I’m there, that means that I probably won’t be posting anything for the next week or so. Hopefully, I’ll post something the moment I get back home safe and sound but until then, nothing can be certain.

So now, I am going to go and quickly finish off that second part of the awards (hopefully) and get it posted up by tomorrow in time for my flight. If I’m lucky, another review (first of the year!) will be posted up too. So sorry that I’ve been in a mess guys; hopefully when I get back I will be steaming forward and actually doing something.

Anyway, I wish you all a lovely break (if you’re having one at the moment) and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas/New Year holiday!!! See you guys in a week!

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~

P.S. I will miss you readers *tear drop*


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EXO FINALLY RELEASES MIRACLES IN DECEMBER…teasers. Yep, just the teasers.

EXO's "Miracle in December" teasers are finally out...yep, just the teasers...darn, right?

EXO’s “Miracle in December” teasers are finally out…yep, just the teasers…darn, right?

So, after being notified at approximately 2pm today AEST that EXO will be releasing “Miracle in December “and I quote “later on today” I was pretty excited. When someone tells me that, I would assume only a couple of hours later, maybe at 4-5pm; not at 9 something pm, and definitely not when I was ready to place myself in bed and shut off for the day.

Honestly, it wasn’t just me who assumed this right, right??

*Sigh* Anyway, let’s do this.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

Hello everyone!!

This week’s theme is “infinite” and honestly, the photo I took a couple of days ago was seriously a coincidence.

I went to St James Station to visit the State Library, and it was the first time that I had actually taken any photos there. On that day, I had realised for the first time that it was a truly stunning train station to be at. The photo below was taken on my iPod.

Looking down the platform towards that tunnel, not sure when and where it ends.

Looking down the platform towards that tunnel, not sure when and where it ends.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s entry! Sorry if it seems lacking ><

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~


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10 things I’ve learnt from the HSC

Hi everyone!! This is a post that is dedicated to those who are going to take their HSC exams in about a month’s time, and for those who are going into their last year of high school, and are preparing themselves for the BIG year ahead. These ten tips are things that worked out for me, and I hope that you all find it just as useful.

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ah-ha…

Exactly!

Exactly!

Let’s Start! (By the way, they are in no particular order, kind of…)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

Hi guys! Firstly, I have to apologise since I didn’t do a post for the photo challenge last week. It was just too busy for me and I didn’t get a chance to go out and find “inspiration”. I figured that since I was inspired to take anything last week, then there was no point to taking part of the challenge. And to be honest, my idea for the theme didn’t really work out since my actual “companion” doesn’t exactly exist anymore… So yeah, so sorry about that ><

Anyway, this week’s theme is “The Golden Hour” – the first and last hour of sunlight of the day. Below is a photo that I had taken on my Melbourne trip during the beginning of the year(I took a lot, I know ><) This was when the sun had started to set over Melbourne. I was back in my hotel room getting changed to go out with the family for dinner since the sun started to set at around 8 at night! The quality is, yes, terrible but the photo itself I believe was so beautiful.

The sunlight felt amazing. Sadly, the window couldn't open so I couldn't take a better photo ><

The sunlight felt amazing. Sadly, the window couldn’t open so I couldn’t take a better photo ><

 

So yeah, hope you all enjoyed this week’s entry, and I hope to see you all again next week!! Talk to you all soon~~

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~

 


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Day 19 & Day 20: my life just sucks…CLEARLY!

Day 19: Post a photo of you in the last item of clothing you bought.

My sister said that the photo looked perverted...does it?

My sister said that the photo looked perverted…does it?

Love this little detail on the sleeves :)

Love this little detail on the sleeves 🙂

Alright I bought this at Paper Scissors before uni holidays started (i.e. AGES AGO!!!) I haven’t gone shopping for clothes for AGES…this means something >< And just to let you guys know, I have a HUGE liking for stripes…and pokka dots…I’m being really kiddy, aren’t I (is that even a word? *raises eyebrow*)

 

Day 20: Where would you like to visit or live one day?

Beautiful, just beautiful >//<

Beautiful, just beautiful >//<

I wanna go, I wanna go!

I wanna go, I wanna go!

For me, I would love to visit Seoul one day and I plan to stay there for a long time ONLY because I want to travel across South Korea. South Korea was the beginning of my love for K-pop(durrr!) and encouraged me to become more engaged with my Asian roots. Due to the influence of South Korea upon me, I know want to learn different Asian languages and I do hope that one day I can study in Asia or something…even travelling across Asia will do I guess…

There are plenty more places that I would want to visit in the future as well. Paris, New York, The Caribbean, Tahiti, Madagascar, New Caledonia, Spain (for the hunks of course >///<) and plenty more. Gosh, just let me travel across the globe, PLEASE!

 

Okay, so I hope ya’ll enjoyed this post. I apologise once again that I didn’t do yesterday’s post. Work was hectic (as per usual) and so I just didn’t have the strength or time to post it up. Tomorrow will still continue as per normal so don’t worry about it! And I still need to think of this week’s photo challenge entry…really stuck ><

Anyway, love you guys and I’ll talk to you soon~~

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~


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Day 15: So…pretty…owwww my butt!

Day 15: Do you have a favourite season? What is it and why?

Hello everyone! We are at the halfway mark now! HALFWAY!!! Now that means something hehe ^^

My favourite season has to be spring. Spring here in Australia is never too hot or too cold. When I walk outside, the flowers in my front yard just blossom and the kookaburras laugh and wake the whole neighbourhood up. During winter, you never get to hear them which is a shame because without them, it makes waking up in the morning that much harder.

And yes, kookaburras are commonly found across Australia unlike kangaroos. I swear, there is definitely a misconception about that ><

OMG how beautiful does this look?! I want to know where this is SO BAD!

OMG how beautiful does this look?! I want to know where this is SO BAD!

If only my frontyard looked like this...not even close

If only my frontyard looked like this…not even close

If this was legit, I wanna move there so that I can walk down that road everyday ><

If this was legit, I wanna move there so that I can walk down that road everyday ><

Anyway, I believe that the Springtime is just the most beautiful of seasons, and it is so easy to dress to. Despite my love for autumn-trendy colours (plum colour is absolutely GORGEOUS!), bright colours take up A LOT of space in my wardrobe. It is definitely my favourite, and I feel that I am more productive during this time too, such as the sudden urge to clean and refresh the entire house (and I never clean, like EVER!)

So yeah, short and simple right? Sorry I had to go into work today again and it was TIRING! Especially if you end up doing a full hour of Cassey’s Blogilate challenges which have absolutely killed my arms, legs and poor butt. *Sigh* What was I thinking???

So, I’ll be back tomorrow hopefully with more strength and enthusiasm as per usual. See you all soon~~

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~