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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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ASIA REVIEWER MANIAC TURNS 4!!!

Again from the same provider last year~

Again from the same provider last year~

Huh, where has all of our time flown to? How could it already have been another year already? I swear, I’m gradually losing track of time so quickly; I’m worried that I have the memory of a goldfish at times haha. Anyway, today marks the 4th year since the blog had begun, and I am really proud yet baffled about it.

Looking back at what I had wrote exactly one year ago, I feel that I have failed so much in terms of what I have done for the blog. I have been taking unannounced hiatus, and not been posting the best quality works that I can produce. There was a point in time where I was simply just not wanting to post what I was watching, and just wanted to focus on the watching portion. About that limbo I mentioned last year? I’m still there, and to be honest, the future of this blog is still unclear. Despite how much I want to commit to this blog wholeheartedly and expand it more, I’m still up to this point unsure as to whether I would like to go with it.

However, for the sack of you all, these committed, wonderful and supportive readers who have continuously supported this blog, and left comments or even just gave a glance into what I do, I am still driven to maintain this blog, and try to provide the best possible posts that I can provide. I’m considering of venturing into other areas, such as books or music again as I did in the past. If this sounds good, let me know 😉

Hmm, what have I even been doing over the past year? Since our last birthday, statistically we have been on the rise despite my lack of activity in both views and readers, which is just mind-blowing for me. As I’ve mentioned in the past, no matter how busy or tied down by life in general, this blog still continues to be present in the back of my mind, which I guess indicates how difficult it will ever be for me to even consider letting this go because in the end, I really do enjoy just spewing out my thoughts and feelings on a platform that is mine to own and under my own jurisdiction. I am free, which is something that I truly appreciate when my life is always so structured, must follow certain procedures and cannot just simply be complete in my own way or nature. And so, Asia Reviewer Maniac will certainly continue to stay here for (hopefully) many years to come, with definite improvements in quality in both writing and creativity.

Thank you all so much again for being here with me and this blog. I love you all, thank you all again for just being there and I wish you all a lovely day/night, wherever you are in the world! Asia Reviewer Maniac fighting! Hyunnie fighting!

❤ Hyunnie ^^~


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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.

But for today, I wanted to kind of share some personal issues I have with myself, and I hope that this post may be of some assistance to others, whatever your struggles or problems may be. Continue reading


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ASIA REVIEWER MANIAC TURNS 3!!!

Happy Birthday Candle and Animals Isolated on white

Not my picture, but omg it is so adorable~~

Once again, another year has passed without much notice. Today marks the 3rd year since the blog first started, and I really am truly proud of it.

As I’ve mentioned in my 2nd birthday post, this blog wasn’t really a big commitment that I had anticipated to follow right from the get-go. The birth of this blog was so abrupt that I myself wasn’t too sure what to do with it. Even now, I still hover in a weird limbo about what I am trying to achieve with this blog, but I feel that I’m slightly more comfortable with the idea of blogging in comparison to how I was last year.

Over the last year, a great amount of things have changed in regards to the blog and in my own personal life. The blog has since doubled in the number of followers and page views ever since last year, which is absolutely mind-boggling to me since I feel that I have been so out-of-touch with this blog. I am absolutely grateful to each and everyone of you who have been following the blog, whether that was a year ago, or even if it was just a couple of days ago; I thank each and every one of you who has visited the blog, and decided to stick around. This blog, regardless of how busy I am with my personal life, is always in my thoughts. Likewise, all of you are always there, reminding me that I still have a place here, doing something that I love and want to do, regardless of what’s happening in my life so far.

Asia Reviewer Maniac will continue to exist, hopefully with better and high quality posts that everyone will be interested in following and reading. Thank you all so much for always being there for me, even when I couldn’t.

I love you all, thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I wish you all another great day, and another great year. Asia Reviewer Maniac, fighting!

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~


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ASIA REVIEWER MANIAC TURNS 2!!!

 

The picture isn't mine, but it's super cute~

The picture isn’t mine, but it’s super cute~

Yep, you read that right! Today marks that day exactly 2 years ago where I decided to start a blog site in order to share my love for Asian culture.

2 years ago, I didn’t really think much about it. Right after I created the site, I left it alone for months in order to concentrate on my last months of high school, and to finally take those exams in order to decide what I would do with my life. Never would I have thought that Asia Reviewer Maniac would become something part of my life that is just as important as eating or sleeping. I think about the blog constantly, even though I do not get the chance to post as often as I hope to. I do hope to change that, but life always finds a way to make sure that it doesn’t go as smoothly as you hope for.

In two years, I have gained over 400 followers, over 30,000 views and a whole load of friends who share the same passions as I do. Without you all continuously supporting me and the blog, I couldn’t possibly imagine what I would be doing with my life apart from studying or going to a part-time job.

Asia Reviewer Maniac was something that was born with not much planning, thought or concern. But now, I hope to make this blog a place of purpose, enjoyment and knowledge. I thank you all for following the blog, whether it was from early on, or whether it was just yesterday because without you all, there wouldn’t be Asia Reviewer Maniac, nor would there be me, Hyunnie.

I love you all, thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I wish you all another great day, and another great year.

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~


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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*