2018 was a year of more hardships, more adjustments and a whole lot of change. It’s due to this ‘backlog’ that I only post my reflection of my 2018 now, rather than over 3 months ago. Through this year, I’ve truly learnt and understood the role I take as a ‘working-adult’ who is expected to contribute back to society in its own way. Let me explain. Continue reading
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 ^^~
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 ^^~
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 ^^~
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!
Day 23: What is one thing that you are excited about?
Hey guys and welcome back to day 23! Another 7 days to go before I complete this challenge!!! Pumped man, real pumped!!
So, one thing that you are excited about. One thing that I can say always excites me is when Cry (Cryaotic) releases a new video. Regardless of what the content is, how long it is, I’m always excited to see a video in my subscriptions page. Recently, Cry has been playing “The Last Of Us”, a video game which I have been DYING to play. However, I enjoy watching others play it more than just playing it myself (is that weird? I hope not ><)
I think it’s just the whole “what is next?” thought that travels through my head on a day-to-day basis. Also, I think that many can relate to me also whether it is a daily email, or a video or even a message from a significant other. That thought of “what will tomorrow bring me?” really gets me going, excites me and keeps my engines running.
Cry has now become part of my life, a significant part of the day like eating or studying. It’s something that I must watch before going to bed, and something that I wake up to every morning. It gets me excited for the day to come. I am so grateful for having him in my life, and I know that many can understand this. He may not know of my individual existence, and likewise I don’t know much about him either, but his personality, his love and passion for video games and his undying attentiveness for his fans is truly inspiring.
So thank you Cry, for being there when I was depressed, and sick of living. Although I wasn’t there for you at the beginning, I am here now, and forever always. Now I feel that everyday is worth-living for, and I appreciate it. Thank you for teaching me that life has its ups and downs, and I am grateful for the excitement you give me to live another day.
Okay, that’s all for me today. I’ll probably do a separate post about Cry in the coming future once the time comes. Thanks for reading guys and see you all soon~~
❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~
Day 21: List 5 words or phrases that make you laugh.
Hi guys!! Today’s question has definitely left me in a pickle…what do I say? A LOT of things make me laugh. Usually, it isn’t the word/phrase but actually HOW the word/phrase is spoken.
For example, the sound ‘meh’. If someone does the sound while shrugging their shoulders, I will chuckle regardless of whether or not I know them. So hopefully, I answer this question right :S
1. “Moist”. All ladies out there will understand the pain that I have when I hear this word. I would wish that this word be taken out of our vocabulary forever. But now if I hear it on, for example “Masterchef” to describe like a cake or something, I would laugh out loud and have my family just look upon me as if I am mental. Awkward…
2. “Fuck this shit!”. This comes from PewdiePie, a YouTuber/video gamer on YouTube. From a video montage, I played this part NONSTOP! Now, whenever I can’t be bothered to do something, I say this to myself (that’s normal right?!) and I chuckle to myself…creepy… Anyway, here is a link to the montage. Check it out for yourself; it pops out at around 40 seconds into the video however, check out the whole thing because it is SUPER SPECIAL AWESOME!! hehe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc1XYAJCZ80
3. “Screw this!” I say this all the time, and it definitely lightens the mood for some people. Once I accidentally said it out loud and I literally started cracking up laughing. NONSTOP!
4. “Oh. My. Gawd.” The way ‘this is spoken is by “Cryaotic”, another gamer on YouTube. I absolutely adore him, and his voice. His personality is to die for. He has been one of my most recent subscriptions on YouTube and now has forever ruined my life. Click on this link and you will understand what I mean. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agKaMf4902g
5. “CHARGE, BITCH!” Once again, a reference to Cryaotic’s video above. Please check it out. You will totally understand what I mean. I cracked up laughing, and still do. XD
This is definitely a very disappointing post. Trust me, I am very disappointed with myself here. If you don’t know me in person you probably won’t get the many references here. I’ve tried to link to the many videos that I get these phrases from but still…yeah I’m going to call it a night. Too tired and sleepy to keep going with this post cause this has just taken too long.
Goodnight guys and I hope to see you soon~~
❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~