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Goodbye 2017, I’m welcoming 2018 with open arms

2017 was a year of change, hardships and adjusting. Through this year, I’ve understood what many describe their first year out of uni to be like: daunting, frightening and just downright nerve-racking. I was always doubtful about it ever happening to me, but it sure hit me hard.

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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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ASIA REVIEWER MANIAC TURNS 3!!!

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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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6 K-dramas that need a second season – Post on Dramafever

Hello readers!!! I have finally written a new article on Dramafever. It has a long time coming, but I finally had a chance to really just sit down, and write. HOORAY!!!

The post is called 6 K-dramas that need a second season, which I believe many can agree on.

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Have you ever come across a K-drama and asked, “HOW COULD THEY END IT THERE?!” or “…Is that it?” Has there ever been a drama where you wished that there could be a longer story for the couple who finally ended up together? Well, here are 6 K-dramas we wish at least had a better ending, if not a second season!

http://www.dramafever.com/news/6-k-dramas-that-need-a-second-season/

Thank you guys for always supporting me, I will be back very soon~

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~


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10 reasons K-dramas will ruin your future love life – Post on DramaFever

Hello peeps and yes, as the title has already told you, I have made another guest post on the widely-known K-drama site, DramaFever!!!

The title is called 10 reasons K-dramas will ruin your future love life, which in all honesty may hold more truth than lies.

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Don’t take everything in Kdramas for granted, otherwise Seungri, will be you soon!

Ever wondered why that person you had been eyeing for weeks just rejected you in a flash? Ever questioned why the love of your life, after years of being together, just threw you away (sorry to the recent singles!)? Well, chances are that you were taking lessons from the wrong teachers, possibly from K-dramas. Here are 10 ways your endless nights of K-drama marathons may contribute to transforming your happy love life into a terrible one:

http://www.dramafever.com/news/10-reasons-k-dramas-will-ruin-your-future-love-life/

Thank you guys for the continuous support and I will catch up with you all very soon~

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~


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I’M BACK!!! *spirit fingers* With a new start and new perspective for 2014!

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Soooooo I am back from my much needed holiday to the Gold Coast!!! *Crackers and streamers go off* Yes, yes I am well aware that you have all missed me a lot (cough cough) but now I have returned, with a brain full of nothing and a body covered in a slight tan that makes me look more unhealthy then I really was :S

…This is going to be a great start to the new year, huh?

So, what I had wanted to do with this post is introduce to you all some of the new things I intend to do on this site in the coming future cause it’s time to start fresh and new, right?? Also, I want to list down my own personal goals for the new year because it is time to get yourself together Hyunnie!

Alright, so how this will work: two titles – Asia Review Maniac Goals for 2014 and Yami Hyunnie Goals for 2014. Each will list the goals I want to achieve for the year, and hopefully I will return and cross off which ones I have done on this post. If not, then a montage of the goals achieved may be made into some sort of post, and then linked here. Let’s just go with the flow, shall we?

So, let’s start!

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