ANIMAL CROSSING

I was given this gift from a friend so that we can play the game together. Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a Ds game where you are Mayor of your town. As the mayor, you expand your town, help the citizens in your town, and provide for the town. The mayor, you, is the only human inhabiting the town. Your citizens are animals. My first impression of the game—it’s weird, I’m living with animals. I’m a bad mayor. I usually play games along the lines of Final Fantasy. Some thing happens, everyone goes on a trip, they fight and save the world type of games.Took me a while to get use to Animal Crossing but once  I got used to the game though I couldn’t put the game down. SERIOUSLY, I spent my winter break working and playing Animal Crossing.

The citizens are hilarious too! I have a crazy gym guy (actually a bird)—who always talks about working out. A rooster who whines all the time about everything in my town. (^__^) A frog who calls me “Ladybro”. Very interesting animals with interesting, real life attitudes.

 

Everything Happens For a Reason

It’s a very cliche quote that I hear often. I even use it without really thinking about it. Its a quote that I use to brush off things that don’t go my way. It wasn’t until recently, did I really take the time to really look, read, and think about the quote.  Why do I feel like this? Why don’t I ever say things that I hold in? Why do I fear? What do I have to fear? What do I have to lose? Why do things happen for a reasons? What is the reason I am in the situation that I find myself in? How do these things happen? Why do I feel like it’s a never ending loop? How do I make sense of what is going on? How do move on forward with the things that are happening to me?

Maybe I’m sad because I didn’t get to sleep early enough…and maybe I didn’t get to sleep early because I was supposed to publish this useless post? X D

Kim Shin had a sword in his chest so that he could meet the girl that would be his fated one? Or so he could find his sister again? Or so he could protect the selfish young king? Doesn’t matter, Kim Shin had a sword in his chest for a reason. Reference from popular K-drama Goblin: the Lonely and Great God. It’s a pretty good kdrama. I cried—-actually I was cutting green onions while watching an episode. X D X D X D

I didn’t think this quote would be so meaningful to me at this point in my life. X D X D I’m certainly budding–like a plant…getting taller and budding slowly into the cactus that I’m supposed to be!! X D X D

Poetry

“What is she like?
          I was told-
         She is a melancholy soul.
                    -The Wanderer-“

I spent my  morning with Lang leav while taking my tea.Towards the end of 2016, I started to look up Lang leav. She’s a poet and has four poetry books out. Some of her poems are very short and some are longer. The above is the first verse of the poem titled “The wanderer”.  My goal is to get my hands on these after I read the other books I plan on reading. I like her poems. The ones that are posted/shared on facebook and the ones all over the internet. Sometimes they express my feelings better than I do. Relationship goals: buy him a book because you suck at expressing yourself. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Reading her poems makes me wanna write too. Poetry…maybe schemes….maybe stories…

Look it up or go buy her book for your own enjoyment! I know I will when I finish the books I plan to read for 2017. A book lover always adds to her never-ending list of books to read.  Her official website is Lang Leav.

Anyways, I wrote a poem. Free verse, very simple and I just wrote right now.  Read it and interpret it however you want. There is no right or wrong—in my poetry writing days, back in high school I wrote a piece about losing a love one in an accident. One of the readers, asked me if it was about losing one’s virginity. Pretty interesting because poetry has many interpretations. Anyways, this post was to talk about Lang Leav and her awesome poetry, not interpretations.

“Fleeting moment”
Eyes meet,
Hearts aligned,
A beautiful dream
-In a fleeting moment

Year 2017

This morning, I woke up and was very bored. I usually go on facebook when I wake up. I wanna know what happened to all my facebook friends while I was in Neverland. I did not go to facebook. I lay in bed, reminded myself that I don’t have facebook.  I was still bored–the last time I was bored was…a long long long time ago when facebook didn’t exist. So instead of lying in bed, I got up and cleaned the kitchen.

365 days without facebook means that I should probably make a list of the things I could do that isn’t facebook. I’m going to try and get back to the things that I used to do. Before facebook, there was books, books, books, and more books! I have  a ton of books that I have not read yet and some that I want to re-read again. I have crafts that I want to do but don’t have time. It’s always time…I don’t EVER have time to anything other than work, school, and apparently facebook. One day this year, I should talk about TIME. I really should and I will, but not right now. Right now, I’m going to list a a few things that I plan to do since I’m not going on facebook.

Books:
Nineteen Minutes
Gone Girl
7 habits of Highly Effective People
The Fault in Our Stars

Others:
Cross off some movies from my bucket lists
Learn to crochet
Color
Start writing again
Sing

Things I want to try:
Rock climbing
shooting
Paintball–not with zombies, with teams

Day 1

Why Facebook?

I like facebook now better than when I first started. They have live videos, sharing posts, they have life changing events—that I will probably never use. They have news, event invites, mutual friend suggestions, likes, emoticons on status. Facebook asks me how my day is, tells me the weather, and always wants me to check in on where I am. I don’t check in, because I don’t want to. I like facebook, but I think I need to give facebook a pause.

I go there when I have to study for exam, when I’m on break, when something has caught my interest and I wanna be in the loop for that topic. I go when I”m sad, when I can’t sleep and when I’m happy. The first thing I do when I’m sad is distract myself with facebook and all the positive posts and shares. I used to read novels, now I read statuses. I used to write stories and papers, now I write brags and quotes. I’m very distracted.

New Year, New Me…..

Day 1—is my cheat day. I didn’t realize how many different apps I used facebook to sign in on. I’m trying to unlink them all, however, I’ve decided that if I unlink them from facebook, I’m still going to use them. I already signed out of facebook, turn off that setting that allows me to use facebook as a sign in. Hopefully that solves it.

FYI—I’m not gonna post everyday for the next 365 days—I don’t have time for that.

so I have #365dayswithoutfacebook. Let’s see if I’m just lazy and facebook hungry or facebook has become the ultimate distraction.