My Venture Into Studio Ghibli

Happy New Year my Asian friends! This is the Year of the Monkey which means I am turning 24 and that it’s my zodiac year. There are traditions about gifting people with red items for their zodiac year, so I got plenty from accessories to clothes. I also got money which was nice since I’m an adult and should be giving money to the younger ones. However I’m still the youngest member of my entire family and that won’t be changing until the day I become a mother, which I’ll write about in …

Games I Recommend for Girls

Last semester for my Game Research class, I wrote a paper on my research on how video games can appeal to girls. Gaming has always been traditionally a male pastime, but there’s no science that proves girls can’t like games too. For a long time I struggled with my own identity because people (my dad and some boys) made me feel I wasn’t feminine enough since I always had so much fun playing games my whole life (even if my favorite color is pink and I prefer skirts over jeans). However there’s no link at all between the act …

Most of us here are girls and have probably struggled with our self image at one point or another. I was a big victim and always needed my friends or parents to approve of me in terms of my education, my career, and my relationships. I used to enjoy being doted on so much because it gave me the pride to feel confident about myself. Despite that, I did not actually like who I am because I depended too much on compliments from people. Compliments are always nice and lovely to receive, but …

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