Day 21 & 22: What Makes You Different

Hey friends! Happy Tuesday!

So I’m combining two challenges together because as you know, some of these challenges suck. Without further ado, here’s Day 21’s challenge: A Picture of Something that Makes You Happy.

Photo from CuteOverload.com

Photo from CuteOverload.com

How do you not smile at this Baby Panda just crushing life right now? If I were to caption this, the Baby Panda is probably thinking “WOOOHOO!! I’M HERE, BITCHES!”

C’mon! You don’t think the Baby Panda is saying that? Ok, now YOU caption that picture. Leave a comment and let me know what you think the Baby Panda is thinking.

Moving on, Day 22’s challenge is “What Makes You Different.” Well… I feel a lot of things make me stand out from the crowd and I’ve gotten to a point in my life where I’m proud of it. Like most geeks, I used to be ashamed and lonely. But now I’ve just totally embraced who I am and ya know what? It feels pretty damn good.

What makes me different is my spontaneous and super driven personality. If I want something, I will go to great lengths to make it happen. I used to intern all the way in Santa Monica, CA. Now I won’t tell you where exactly in SoCal I live, but let’s just say this drive on a GOOD day took about 2 hours. I was youngER and didn’t exactly think about how far Santa Monica was from me. But lesson learned. And it made me realize that I do indeed love the LA life and I want to move out there someday.

And right now my internship is in Torrance. So… I think you guys got the point that I will pretty much drive out to LA to work or intern at. Hey, if you want something, you just gotta go balls out and GO FOR IT. Life’s not gonna wait for you to make a choice.

Another thing that makes me different is how passionate I can be about the things I like. If I like something, I. LIKE. IT. I’m the kind of girl that will go above and beyond and try to find out everything I can about it. For instance, if I’m obsessed with a certain anime, I’ll want to cosplay from it, find all the blogs dedicated to it, read fanfiction, download the soundtrack, etc. With all of my favorite Youtubers, I follow their Twitters, Instagrams, and Facebooks just to stay connected with them because I feel like we can be friends someday. (God, that sounded so sad and creepy. The story of the lonely fangirl. Lulz.) 

And the last thing that makes me different from others is my personality. Yes, I’m loud. Yes, I laugh loud. And yes, I can be utterly ridiculous most, if not all the time. I’m just a huge dork and I like to have fun. Being serious and quiet was just never my strong suit. That’s why I can never play poker. I have no poker face. Unless I’m singing to Lady Gaga. P-p-p-poker face, my-my poker face. 

On a side note, I just uploaded a new video onto my Youtube channel so check that out please! I pretty much pulled an all nighter to get this out to you guys by today, so watch it! It’s good. I think. I may or may not be twerking. Just sayin’. If you wanna know for sure, you gotta go watch. And subscribe. And like. 

OK?! Cool. Until next time, my loves!

-Alice

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Life Update – Sword Art Online Review and Youtubing!

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday!

So I’m gonna be honest with all of you. I’ve been super lazy with drafting new blog posts lately. It’s just a combination of writer’s block and pure laziness. There’s really not much more to it. There’s nothing dramatic going on in my life, nor am I so busy that I don’t have the time to sit down and blog. I’ve just been feeling pretty lazy. And a tad bit uninspired.

But I didn’t want to leave you guys hanging! I’m still here. I’m still derping and wreaking havoc on the internet. Therefore, I decided I should at least give you some updates about what I’ve been up to. (Obviously, blogging won’t be on this list. #FAILBLOG)

Photo from varewulf.wordpress.com

Photo from varewulf.wordpress.com

Before you say it, I know I’m late on this trend. BUT in my defense, I recently started watching more recent anime. I like to keep it old school for the most part, but I know if I wanna keep up at cons, I have to keep watching all the new shows. Which isn’t a bad thing because this show is ridiculously awesome.

So for those unfortunate souls who don’t know this anime, it’s called Sword Art Online. To give a very brief summary of the series, it’s about the MMORPG titled Sword Art Online (it’s fictional) but instead of it being just any ol’ regular game, players have to wear this headpiece called a NerveGear and their minds go into this entirely virtual world. Crazy, right?! The Japanese come up with everything! The series follows two main characters, Kirito and Asuna. The reason why this anime is ridiculously awesome is because 1) the plot, 2) character development, and 3) the cosplay opportunities! I mean, the awesome character designs. Ahem.

I’m still on episode 15, but I already went ahead and read spoilers because I was so mindfucked with what happened that I needed to know what happened in order to keep my anxiety at ease. Seriously. No joke. If you’re into MMORPGs, you should definitely check this out. Or if you’re looking for a good story with fantasy elements, you should watch it.

AND if you want a good love story… you should watch this series. Just sayin’. I ship Kirito and Asuna so hard, you don’t even KNOW! I can’t even tell you how many times my heart burst into butterflies every time they had a cute moment.

To end my SOA rant, I’ll leave you with this piece of advice: just watch it, damnit. You won’t regret it. You can watch it on Crunchyroll, Hulu, OR Toonami. You have no excuse.

In case you weren’t aware, I do indeed have my own Youtube channel. For a while, I only had 2 casual vlogs up (one about my Sailor Venus tattoo and the other was for my friend David’s birthday) but now I officially have a formal vlog up! And by formal vlog, I just mean, instead of walking around with a camera, I’m sitting in front of my laptop talking about issues that interest me. For all you bloggers out there, this one’s for you.

Remember to “like” the video, subscribe, and please share it! Let’s help a sista out, yeah?! 🙂

And in addition to these two things, I’m of course just working and interning every week. Same ol’ same ol’.

On a funsy note, my best friend and fellow blogger Angi’s birthday is TOMORROW! I’m so excited. Make sure you check out her blog and wish her a happy birthday!

-Alice

The Versatile Blogger Award

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Hey guys! 

So when I was at work today, I got this awesome surprise. My lovely and talented blogger friend Gynji nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! YAY! Gosh, I can’t tell you how touched I was to receive this. To think someone who doesn’t personally know me actually appreciates the random shit I write. It’s like… damn. That’s all I gotta say.

Check out Gynji’s blog too! She’s an awesome photographer and a sexy mommy-to-be! 🙂

The rules for this award are as follows:

1. Display the Award Certificate on your website/blog

2. Announce your win with a post. Make sure to post a link back to me as a ‘thank you’ for the nomination.

3. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers

4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have linked them in the post

5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

7 Interesting Things About Me

  1. I’m an Aries.
  2. The current color of my hair is not my natural hair color.
  3. I learned how to do the Cup Song (Pitch Perfect/Lulu and the Lampshades) in 2 days. That’s not to say I’m a fast learner. I was just THAT determined to get it down. 
  4. The name “Alice Vega” is actually my first and middle names shortened.
  5. I don’t like getting tanner than I already am.
  6. My favorite Disney character is Stitch because I love how badass he is. He just gives no fcks in the first movie. If only I could live my life like that.
  7. I used to write fanfiction.

My nominees are…

1. Gynji

Like I said earlier, she’s an amazing photographer and a sexy mommy-to-be. But don’t hollah at her… she’s got a man. But you can still hollah at her blog.

2. Angi Bitao

Ok I’ll admit… I’m a little biased with this one because she’s my best friend IRL, but seriously! Go check out her shit. She’s a sexy feminist that loves to discuss everything from anime to vaginas. Plus the layout of her blog is supah cute! 

3. Gamer Julie

She just started up her blog and her youtube channel, but don’t let that stop you. She already has some fierce ass content. AND she cosplays. Um, I’m not into pretty girls that cosplay… SAID NO ONE EVER! Go check her out and subscribe to her youtube channel!

4. Live, Nerd, Repeat

This guy is FCKING hilarious. And he accompanies his blog posts with terribly awesome drawings that are also fcking hilarious. That should give you enough of a good reason to check him out.

5. Cita

First of all, she’s absolutely gorgeous. Second of all, she just has a kickass blog. She’s all about food, fashion, and life! She’s not afraid to get her grub on and she looks fabulous while she’s doing it. 

6. Of dews and rays

She’s a cute anime and fashion fan. AND she went to Japan recently and took some amazing pictures. 

7. Kpop from DC

This lovely trio are passionate about… what else? KPOP! I support anyone who loves to discuss the impact of the Hallyu movement here in the states. 

8. Xlicious Girl

So here’s another one that I mayyyy be biased about since we’re friends in real life. But my talented friend Sarah is an awesome beauty guru with a focus on oneegyaru fashion. She cosplays, is an amazing graphic designer, and she recently started YOUTUBING! She also does cool giveaways every month so be sure to follow her!

9. The Plaid Bag Connection

Calvin is a graduate student at UCLA that blogs about the connections between Asian groups. He keeps it real and asks the questions that everyone should be asking.

10. Lesley’s Musings On Manga and Anime

Lesley is a super talented writer and blogs about none other than anime and manga. She’s a contributing writer at Blogcritics.org and she used to be the anime editor on BellaOnline.com. She is always up to date on what’s going on at conventions and what new anime or manga is being released.

11. Bitter Punch

This blog focuses on art and Asian culture. You can find anything from Asian fashion, film, animation, TV, and comics discussed here. 

12. Cute Overload

Um, hello? It’s cute animals. Enough said. I mean, that’s cool if you don’t find cute animals interesting or endearing. Just ya know… good luck going through life having no soul.

13. jrafanan

Soo uhh… I’m biased again. Jeremy is my awesome friend with amazing photography skillz. He blogs about anime, conventions, and of course showcases his amazing peektures. Hire him to be your photographer cuz he’s GOOD. Seriously. He took my graduation photos so I would know.

14. Peach Bunny Travels

Jen is a good friend of mine that blogs about her traveling adventures. She’s already gone to amazing places such as Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, and Taiwan. Follow her on her journey! 🙂

15. Ticking Time Bombs

So I actually had the honor of calling Rachel my supervisor at one point. Rachel is an inspiring individual who shares her story about getting a double mastectomy in her early 20’s. She was even interviewed on the Huffington Post!