1. Megan
    April 1, 2018 @ 2:49 pm

    Welcome back!

    I rarely give up stuff for Lent even though I probably should. Just have a hard time picking!

    Sometimes I think about taking breaks from the online world too. I bet it does help a lot. How did it make you feel?

    I never got into too many bands or anything. Just bis. 90% of the music I’ve listened to is anime and games. And cartoons in recent years.


    • Adri
      April 1, 2018 @ 5:48 pm

      It was a well-deserved break. I feel a lot more inspired and my mind’s a lot more refreshed. I also feel more motivated to do the things that I seriously need to focus on also.

      I do what I can to broaden my horizons and outlook when it comes to artistic categories, such as music, for example. I used to listen to a lot of anime music too when I was younger, but from there, that’s how I discovered J-Pop altogether, and how I’ve learned that there’s so much more to Japanese pop music than just anime or video games. And with that, I tend to go out there and show the world that Japan isn’t just about anime, video games, or the “kawaii” stuff in terms of everything including music. I feel that Japan deserves more than just being seen as the ones I’ve mentioned.


      • Megan
        April 2, 2018 @ 1:33 pm

        Hm, might have to consider doing that…someday. XD

        That’s a good point. I haven’t really explored too much in J-Pop and stuff. Sometimes if I like someone’s music I’ll look at other stuff of theres, but not too often.

        Honestly other then anime, game, and cartoon music I listen to various new age and instrumental.


  2. Pauline
    April 4, 2018 @ 8:12 am

    Welcome back to the blogging world lovely! It was great reading through everything you’ve been up to since giving up blogging for lent. I would’ve struggled a lot with it, for sure. I’ve tried giving up social media in the past for a few months but I found it super difficult and can imagine it to be even more difficult now that it’s a platform I look for jobs, network with people and find opportunities.

    I need to re-learn Javascript from scratch. My boyfriend is a Javascript Developer and is amazing at it, I sometimes watch him code away and can’t follow ANYTHING. I don’t think I learnt it very well in the past so I need to get better at that! Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

    Ahh, I love 2ne1 as you know probably. It’s great that you got back in touch with Asian music! I loved it back in the day, not sure about it now though.


    • Adri
      April 4, 2018 @ 11:45 pm

      Yay! Thanks Pauline! Good to see you too! 😊

      I had other “distractions” that helped me gone through Lent season and not blog a single thing haha. It helped. A bit. Sometimes you get by easier on taking a challenge when you’ve got other interests that drives you forward to your challenge goals. 😄 Taking on a “major” habit to give up for Lent has been something I’ve been trying to get used to. I’ve given up a lot of major habits. Back in the late ’90s, I even gave up the internet back when it was on the old AOL dial-up days and that was mad difficult, but I was in college/university at that time and did a lot of audio and radio production, so I didn’t really have the time to (fight with the siblings) go on the net at that time anyway haha!

      I’m failing Javascript, even though I’m using Treehouse’s platform. I did much better with Python than with Javascript, but the latter is a requirement for at least front-end development (which I seem to be better at haha). I was seriously losing motivation and that I ended up getting distracted too. Now that my mind’s refreshed, I’ve forgotten what I learned from the beginning and start over again. I wanted to take on Wes Bos’s Javascript 30, but I’m consciously not ready for it. 😫

      I liked 2NE1 too back then, but mainly because of Sandara (Dara) Park. Before 2NE1, she was a teen talent in the Philippines and I used to watch her a lot on TV variety shows, teleseryes (dramas), and movies. I guess you can say I’ve seen her grow from that innocent face to the fierce woman she’s become. After 2NE1’s breakup, she’s more active again in the Philippines, as well as in Korea, so she divides her time in between countries.

      To be honest though, I’ve always been following Asian music, but I’ve been keeping it low key. I used to be such an active fangirl with J-Pop before in the early 2000s and rekindled my love for them again. I planned on being a silent fan when I came across MADKID, but things surprisingly happened that is now making me an active fan again. I’ll write about it in my next entry, not just because of the group and me being a fan, but it also relates to how social media can be very powerful. Pretty much a revelation from a nerdette’s standpoint haha! Stay tuned for it! 😊


  3. Mikari
    April 4, 2018 @ 9:07 am

    Welcome back! Sounds like you’ve been productive :D


    • Adri
      April 4, 2018 @ 11:49 pm

      Yeah…. being productive at slacking off hahahaha!

      But, like I mentioned before, congrats on your new place! Can’t wait to see it when it’s all furnished and everything! ❤


  4. Brandy
    April 4, 2018 @ 9:23 pm

    It’s awesome to see you back again. :)

    Lent sounds like it would be rough, especially if you’d have to give up something that you love. I probably couldn’t do it!


    • Adri
      April 4, 2018 @ 11:57 pm

      Actually, Lent Season isn’t as difficult as it seems. For Lent, you actually have two choices: give up something you love for 40 days and nights OR you contribute something to make a difference in your community if you aren’t up to giving something up for that long. When they mean by “contribute something,” usually that refers to volunteering to help the community or a cause (ie. homeless shelters, after school tutoring programs, etc.). I’ve done both, but this year, I don’t have time to go out and volunteer because of my busy schedule, so I chose to give up something instead.

      Most people though give up a certain particular type of food or dish, like they would use the season for dieting and “cleansing” up their bodies. It may seem shallow but it’s actually a good thing. Lent is about cleansing, reflecting, and refreshing yourself in any way you can, physically, mentally, emotionally, or a balance of all. 😊


  5. Sakura
    April 14, 2018 @ 10:25 am

    Wow! I don’t think I can give up blogging It has become a part of me and blogging is like a habit now.


    • Adri
      April 15, 2018 @ 10:53 pm

      Haha, I thought it was an impossible habit to give up for religious purposes, but you know, I found it somewhat therapeutic too. I was able to focus on other things too. 😊


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