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  1. Hiro
    April 16, 2018 @ 7:32 pm

    Woah. What a dramatic and exciting experience! I love being able to communicate with celebrities and authors/artists, especially on Twitter. Super cool they came by to like your insta posts. I find Twitter to be the social media of choice for people I follow or get interactions from. It’s nice Japanese pop stars are starting to learn more English too. And the album companies should definitely embrace the likes of YouTube… The CD ship has sailed and has been gone for quite a while!

    Good to see you’re continuing on your coding challenges. I’ve given up on JS long ago, but haven’t been able to put in much time into python, which was what I’ve been wanting to focus on next. Alas. One of these days…!

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    • Adri
      April 16, 2018 @ 8:38 pm

      Python is really awesome, but I will have to refresh on Python again, once I get the basics of JS down. I think just going back to the most basics (HTML5/CSS3) as warmups and refreshers may help. I signed up for Javascript 30 and I got a headache at the first challenge lol. Here’s to better future coding challenges! 😊

      I think the most exciting experience being a (pop in general) music fan of a group or artist is when they’re fresh and upcoming to the mainstream. Because, after all, when they get big, you won’t be having this awesome experience of getting noticed, recognized, even remembered, by the said group/artist the way you are right now. At least when they’re still new, you get to follow (and probably experience) the journeys they have gone through. I felt like that with ARASHI before when they were still new, but the ridiculous restrictions from their agency (Johnny’s) really makes it impossible for global fans to stay faithful to them.

      Thanks to the 17 livestream app, three of the five MADKID guys already know me by my real name without question, even though I still go around with the same username (Twitter, Instagram, 17, etc.). 😅 17 app is just mindblowing. It’s a livestream app, but it’s like you’re doing (iPhone) Face Time with a long-time friend, as in, in your face type of livestream. I always end up having grins on my face after the end of a livestream (usually would last almost an hour, sometimes more than an hour too).

      My goal now is to earn enough money (more like find a better job— a remote web dev/software dev job if possible) to go to Japan to see MADKID’s live performances, even if it’s in small venues or even in one of their live street perfs. I’ve seen the fancams and I’m convinced that these guys are seriously the real deal. No “manufactured idols,” no fluff. 😊

      In terms of the English language, Lin (the “anti-social media” member) tweets frequently in English. There’s even a few times where he even replies to Japanese fans in English too (dunno why ^^), so yes, many of J-Pop artists and groups are getting a lot better with English, much better than the past. 😁 Even if that’s the case, I still want to refresh on Japanese myself so we can at least communicate a lot better in both languages.

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  2. Sakura
    April 20, 2018 @ 11:06 am

    Good luck in studying JavaScript. I used to learn it but got tired of learning it and gave up on it.

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    • Adri
      April 20, 2018 @ 9:36 pm

      Yeah, JavaScript is really difficult, and yet it’s a requirement for most front-end developer jobs. I prefer Python myself, but I need to go slow and start from the bottom too. 😅

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  3. Mikari
    April 20, 2018 @ 1:49 pm

    Welcome back! Good luck with your diet! I know what it feels like trying to eat and budget at the same time. Enjoy MADKID!

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    • Adri
      April 20, 2018 @ 9:38 pm

      Thanks, Mika, and good luck with your apartment as well!

      I love MADKID even more today than I did when I started, especially that (almost) every week, I get to talk to some of the members on livestream. Even though I’m starting to get used to talking to them, it still feels so surreal every single time. 😊

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