Hey guys, this is like my first post for 2017! I haven't been reading a lot of books this year, and I have been into school work and events lately, and maybe because I have a lot of things that made me procrastinate and not read. But what are these "things"? Read on to find out!
First off, it's not like I haven't been reading at all, let me redeem myself first! I'm reading more of Chinese books instead of English YA books, so that's one problem. Another problem is that I don't think anyone would want me to post my review on Chinese books, which is what putting me off from writing anything. But if you are interested in what I have been reading, here's some of the titles. So I will write it this way, <Chinese title, (how to pronounce the chinese words), and the English title.>
- 微微一笑很倾城 (wei wei yi xiao hen qing cheng) Just One Smile Is Very Alluring
- 何以笙箫默 (he yi sheng xiao mo) Silent Separation
- 杉杉来吃 (shan shan lai chi) Come Eat, Shan Shan
So all these books are by this author 顾漫 Gu Man.
She is really a very talented writer and I love her books so much! It's now my life! The reason why I picked up these books was because I first watched this Chinese Drama called Love O2O featuring 杨洋 Yang Yang, 郑爽 Zheng Shuang as the main characters in the show. And let me tell you, this is the BEST show I have ever watched, and it even topped my rankings, which has Descendants of the Sun in it. I have already watched this drama 3 times, given my busy schedule, and you can just tell, how much I LOVE this show!
I then found out that Love O2O was actually adapted from a book that Gu Man wrote, and I obviously went to pick up the book to read it. So I went to Kinokuniya in my country and tried to find the book, but they only had traditional version of the book. But that's for a whole other story, that I will post in my blog soon!
(Fun fact, I don't read traditional chinese characters, because I never learn it in school. I mean I can read the words, but it takes me a much longer time to process everything. And yes, I am taught both English and Chinese, because it is compulsory to be bilingual in my country, where you have the international language, and your mother tongue language like Malay, Tamil, and Mandarin!)
Next, I was very into my other hobby which is gaming, either on my computer or on my PS4 and 3DS. I usually play Don't Starve Together with a bestie of mine on the computer during our school breaks, which as I'm writing this post is currently my school break! I recently got a New 3DS XL, and let me tell you, it is the best decision I have ever made in my life, hahaha! So I'm pretty addicted to my consoles as well, as you can see.
I am also very addicted to Mystic Messenger and if you've seen other people playing or have played it yourself, you will know that this game is very time consuming in a really good way, and it's based off of real time and you HAVE to play it as soon as the chatrooms are open, if not you will feel guilty and angry at yourself because you have to spend hourglass (the currency in the game, and which also runs out really fast) to unlock the missed chatrooms.
So you must be like "Kat, this game has been out for so long, and the hype has mostly died down, why are you still playing it?" (same questions to be asked to those Pokemon GO fans as well).
But for me, I just love this game SO MUCH, like the day I found out about this game, it has consumed my everything in life. I'm constantly checking my phone and I found happiness playing this game. No joke.
The characters just felt so real to me, maybe because the characters all have their own voice actors, and it makes you feel 10 times more connected to them. And to also redeem myself, they have a lot of DLC lately, like the Valentines Day, Christmas, and now they have the April Fool's Day. So even after playing the main game, these DLC just sucks you right back to the game. So, I have been playing MM even till this day...
Okay, next let's talk about school. So I just finished my 2nd semester in school, and I just finished a 3 weeks long project doing animation, and it was just so tiring because I powered through the whole thing in 2 weeks, because if not, I will have lost all motivation to even do anything in the last week. And also before my school project started, school was really tiring, with the constant drawing, and assignments, and more drawing, it really tires you out, and for someone like me with really high energy at the start and then burns down slowly at the end, it just makes me really tired at the end of the semester.
Also I have been participating in a lot of school events, as I am part of the ambassador for my school, I help out in the events that my school hosts and get CCA points. So far this year, I have done Open House (which was okay, just time consuming) and I am now preparing for a Freshmen Orientation which takes place next week. This whole month has been me going to school and have day camps to meet my peers and then having dry run for the whole event, trying out the games that will be taking place on the day of the orientation. I wanted to be a Game Master, but I don't think I will land on the position because I think they have already selected the people they want to be GMs even before I went for the day camps... Oh well!
Next I have just been practising my piano almost everyday, which is unheard of, since I don't practise during school terms since I get home at like 7pm everyday with half-dead mind and body and more assignments to be done. But because I have to take my Grade 8 exams this year in my next school break, and now I have the time, I have to practise! After all, practise makes perfect! And I can definitely see a huge improvement after 3 weeks of practising! YAY!
So I guess this is what have been happening in life. To sum it up, school, gaming, and exam! What a great life! But no seriously, just from having my 3DS to accompany me, I tell myself everyday that I am really glad to be alive at this day and age right now! WOO!
Alright, I will end this post now, and I hope you guys have a great year ahead! Have fun reading if you are still reading, and just have fun in life if you are not! See you guys soon in the next post!