Assorted Topics: April 9th, 2019

Howdy!

It’s another day where I don’t have long form ideas.

Let’s just write about stuff, shall we?

I guess people like OOTDs

I didn’t expect it but I got double my average readers on last nights entry even though it was posted late in the day. Plus I got 3 new blog subscribers!

Thank you for those who expressed interest in my OOTD! I’ll post more. Perhaps weekly?

Found a youtube channel I abhor

So since I have an interest in East Asian (specifically Korean, Japanese, and Chinese) culture, I get recommended a lot of “living in Japan” type videos on youtube. I sometimes click on them, mainly when the people in the video put somewhere in the title that they’re from the U.S or they’re of similar racial makeup to me so the content is more tailored to my needs.

So I clicked on a video yesterday. I won’t tell you the name of the channel because I don’t want to give her even a modicum of attention. But the video is about being a black woman in Japan. I watched the video and wasn’t particularly fond of the person in questions personality, but I figured I may look through the person’s channel to see if there’s any enjoyable content and I saw they made a video about having lots of s*x with various Japanese guys and a lot more “h*e” themed content and I was uber uncomfortable. I looked up the person and found out a lot of things about them that I’m super aggravated by. From these videos to underage drinking to alleged use of illegal drugs.

Even just the “being a h*e in Japan” stuff aggravates me.

It felt like Japanese men were a fetish for this person.

They’re people, dude!

In relatively homogeneous societies like Japan and Korea, even just any country in general, it’s an uphill battle to be accepted as a foreigner. Doing this stuff and putting it all over the internet doesn’t help. It makes foreigners look bad. And there’s a video on the channel about being harassed for being black in Japan… Well, when we perpetuate negative stereotypes about ourselves what do you expect!?

I hope these types of stereotypes aren’t applied to me whenever I visit foreign countries. Especially Japan, China, Russia, and Korea as I’ve wanted to visit for pretty much my whole life.

I’m upset. We’re trying to look GOOD, dude!

At least Sam Okyere’s making us look good in Korea. Maybe he’ll cancel this garbage out.

I backed up my computer + nerd talk

I downloaded a free calendar from the sanrio website to use on my computer and I realized I filled up almost my entire computer with photos…

I don’t know why I do that. I have them on my phone and SD cards and google photos, but I still save pictures on everything.

I’ve kind of been neglecting my external hard drive for like 5 months o I went through and put all my photos on there for safe keeping and cleaned out my computer. I feel zen about it.

It actually makes me feel really good, haha.

I heard Samsung released a hard drive you can upload onto directly from your phone. That’s so genius. I had this idea like 9 years ago when my mom got her first iPhone and she had to go through the computer to back up her photos and I was like… this is my billion dollar idea.

Samsung beat me to it.

I guess I’ll have to get faster with executing my billion dollar ideas.

While we’re on the topic of tech stuff, do y’all use wireless earbuds?

I see a lot of people bragging about having airpods and I don’t think I’ll buy those. Apple earbuds have always hurt my ears super bad. Even the old design, although the new design is 100 times worse. I think I have tiny ear holes. I have to buy earbuds that come with multiple sizes of tips and I have to use the smallest ones because even the medium sized soft earbuds feel like they’re ripping me.

I think I wanna save up to get a pair of wireless earbuds so I can put my phone fully in my fanny pack when I go on walks…

Is that the dorkiest reason ever to buy wireless earbuds?

I thin I want the Bose soundsports. My headphones are always cheap so the sound is bad and they break quickly.

Oh and I also don’t want to have to worry about keeping track of a dongle for my phones charger hole to the 3.5mm jack.

TXT are coming to Dallas!

Ok. I know the majority of my readership doesn’t keep up with kpop so I’ll give you some background.

TXT are a 5 member male kpop group that debuted literally just over a month ago. I’m very fond of them. Even though they make me feel old because I’m older than 4 out of 5. In my defense one of the 4 I’m older than is only 4 months younger than me so I’m not that creepy.

It’s pretty impressive that they’re coming to the U.S so quickly. I’ve never seen any kpop groups live. I’d love to see them, but I doubt I will.

I’m honestly just happy for them.

Tried a new hair product

I have a very hard time finding hair stuff that works. My hair is a wonderful combination of curly, color treated, and super, baby fine; so either stuff isn’t suited for curly hair, drys my hair out, or makes my hair stick to my head most of the time.

I tried the EcoStyler cocktail and it works………. wait for it………………

ALONE.

*audible gasp*

I normally use like 3-4 products at a time even when I’m just refreshing my hair. This stuff worked alone!!!!

And it wasn’t greasy, it made my hair feel moisturized, it kept my curls in place, and it doesn’t smell nauseating!

I’m not sponsored (my blog is a tiny blip on the internet), and my review is glowing!!

I still love my Kinky Curly Knot Today leave in conditioner and I’ll definitely keep using it, but I’m happy to have another thing that works.

Ecostyler really makes stuff that works for me. Their argan oil gel also works for me if I use a small enough amount. Shout out to them. I’ve seen their stuff work for people with thicker, more tightly curled hair than me too, so that’s pretty great.

Marumofubiyori

I’m hopelessly obsessed with Sanrio.

I think Marumofubiyori is their newest character although they may have released another since him.

I love him.

Every Sanrio character is cute, but he’s definitely top 10.

He’s a bear cub that always wears a blanket.

I’m sorry I’m not including a photo, I don’t want to get contacted by Sanrio and told to take it down. I want to stay on Sanrio’s good side.

Most of the merchandise for him is stationary, too, so they’re obviously trying to hurt me.

Enough typing

I have more thoughts, but I’m over 1000 words in so I’ll stop for now.

Maybe by the time I write my next entries, one of my thoughts will be full length.

Thanks for reading if you got here!

Come back again!

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