Bianca here. Remember how two weeks ago my focus hasn't been top notch? Yeah, it definitely has seemed to be in a standstill.
When I'm watching a show? 10 out of 10, it seems that I've got 20/20 vision with that stuff. My brain is on POINT.
But with regular and important stuff? My brain skipped a heartbeat and a town because it apparently isn't working.
So as I was looking at previous (and unpublished) blog posts that have never seen the light of day, I laughed with tears. I had a Miraculous Ladybug blog post where I was going to scream about Hawk Moth (probably still will). Charisma even did a full-blown post about 90's anime that she hasn't posted (but it's been in the works since 2018 ... I'm going to ask her to publish that one). Another one is about Japanese Sign Language, which I absolutely love and I will definitely talk about that in the future.
But that's been about it. Life has been a roller coaster (of enjoyment, I have been thoroughly enjoying my time) and I have been able to do a lot more than I thought I could (like crochet), so I'm really grateful for that. And that's all about me :)
Anything new happening with you?
Stay Safe, Stay Home and Until Next Time My Friends... Adieu
Welcome back, Twisters!
It’s been a while since I last did a blog post (a while is an understatement) but I’m back and I’m back with a bang!
This is all about The Obligatory Family Friend.
This is the friend, more like an acquaintance for me, that I actually despise. Like. I hate this. This is where some random kid walks in and then your entire family loves them except you.
Let me explain. When you have a guy that’s friends with everyone but you, you are under an unspoken family obligation to befriend this individual. And since I was a fun, happy, naive young child, I was all for it. Because why not? If everyone is friends with him, then why can’t I be friends with him? And it’s perfectly fine for you to be friends with this individual. However, you never should befriend a guy under family obligation if he is shy, clingy, and sheltered.
I befriended this guy and he was fine at first. He was shy so we didn’t really talk a lot. I would say ‘hello’, he would say ‘hello’, and that would basically be the extent of our interactions. But, my family liked him so much he would come over here and there throughout the week. Yet, the only person who would entertain him was either me and/or Charisma. And I cannot express how much that aggravated me. My family was friends with him first, yet they couldn’t spend time with him and I had to take their place in being his friend, that just made me feel a little weird. Because they were always busy, I had to talk to this guy in place of them. Since he didn't really have any conversations with me, he basically became a One Topic Friend, which I didn't need a repeat of.
Every other day this Obligatory Family Friend would come over and Every. Single. Time. I had to host. I didn’t want that. I didn’t like that. I didn’t appreciate it. Whenever we went to an activity, he would come and stay around us. Whenever we went to a church event, he would stay with us. Whenever we were at work, he would spend his free time with us. The only time I was free was at school, but since school was at home, all he had to do was ask my mother to come over and, since she thought he was a good kid, she always. Said. Yes.
I can’t even express how much this aggravates me. It’s not even the person that aggravates me. It’s what he did. The clinginess is what got to me. I couldn’t stand him always coming to me and just existing around me and not putting any effort into making conversation with me. It made me feel anxious and extremely uncomfortable. I remember telling this to him and, because I expressed my feelings, I was scolded. So, not only could I not share my feelings on how I felt with him, I needed to keep it to myself and proceed to be his friend.
It was, overall, very frustrating.
But let’s talk about facts.
The Obligatory Family Friend | Statistics
The Obligatory Family Friend can either go two ways—they can be really good or, just, ‘nope’. But it’s their personality and their relationship with each of your family that really ices the cake.
The thing that I should have done with this individual would have opened myself partway, find some common ground (enough to create a better conversation), then shared more of myself and, overall, we would have a better friendship.
The Obligatory Family Friend | The Tricky Part
The further we go into any of these relationships, know that the more involved you are with the individual, the more your efforts reflect the result of the relationship.
I didn't know that when I was younger and I wish I had. But that's what life is! A learning experience. So my advice for you is to always take an Obligatory Family Friend slowly, much more slowly than normal friends. Just to be safe.
Obviously, this isn't the end of my amazing adventures with males, so I'll keep you all updated in part 3!
Until Next Time, My Friends.... Adieu
Happy New Years, Twisters!
It's a new year and that means new goals and a whole lot of new opportunities~ This past year, I regret doing so little regarding everything I did. School, I could have put a whole lot more effort into that, my Japanese class, I could have had a higher grade than my 96%, and I could have used my Bujo a lot more. Also, I regret not posting on the blog when I had the chance. I spent so much of my free time on YouTube or on Instagram that I didn't even have the decency to say, "Just A Quick Update!". That is why, this year, I'm going to change a WHOLE lot in my life.
And those are my resolutions! I'm so ready for this year. I feel as though it's going to be a great year and I really think that my goals are actually achievable.
What are your goals for 2018? Tell us in the comments below!
How are you all? Sorry we haven't been updating the blog. I could give you some lovely excuses about how we're busy - which is true - and how we don't have the time, but we do have the time. We procrastinate, so yeah. We got time. It's just not in the front of our minds. Hopefully from now on, though, when we want to procrastinate and be distracted, we'll try and update the blog! (And trust us... we get distracted a LOT!)
Buuuuuuuut! Yesterday, Bianca and I was interviewed for our first job! We applied to the Chick-fil-A where we live, because our older sisters worked there (one is still working, the other has moved on), and we know some of the people there, so we thought it would be the best option. (We also need money for our next semester for Japanese, which is a hefty amount of money!)
We rode our bikes there, because our mother and oldest sister had taken their cars, and that was... a journey. I'm a casual biker and we needed to get there in about 10 - 15 minutes, so I was just struggling. Not too terrible, but a passerby could probably see my struggle.
Once we got there, we freshened up in the bathroom, and had the most chill interview I've ever had. It was amazing! We were interviewed by a friend and he was really just asking us questions about us and how we thought we would fit into the job. It was very nice. :)
After that, we biked ourselves back home (our older sister biked with us there, but she started work at 3 and our interview was at 2, so she just decided to bike with us, which was SUPER nice of her!) and kind just pooped ourselves back into this world. Hehe.... Yeah. After that, I ate, then slept.
I was tired.
But all in all, it was amazing! Great way to start off our first job interview!
Have any of you been interviewed? If so, what's the story? Did you like it? Tell us in the comments!
Guess who's back! It's us! Or, me rather. I apologize for not writing for such a long time. I've been consumed with school, writing (preparing for Camp NaNoWriMo!), and I'm an assistant at a Summer Art Camp which runs for eight (8) consecutive weeks, five days a week, from nine (9 am) in the morning to twelve (12 pm) in the afternoon.
I've been busy.
Okay, let's go down the list and explain:
Welcome (I guess) to my busy, busy summer!
I missed blogging.
Oh, yeah! Before I forget, Charisma and I have Instagram accounts... So, check them out!
School, for me anyway, starts August 17th. Unbelievable right? We've had 3-ish months of summer and, to be honest, I am so glad to be going back to school. I've missed it really badly. Why did I miss it? Because I wanted to be busy, I wanted to keep myself occupied and when someone gives you no chose but to occupy yourself, I find it very encouraging (especially if I want to do it!). The best part about school is that I'm taking mostly 10th-grade classes. Biology, Geometry, Honors English, Art in World Cultures (ELECTIVE), HOPE (this is P.E.), Civics (Charisma and I could've taken this in 8th grade but my parents didn't want us too), and Digital Literacy (it's required. Trust me, I tried to get out of it....). :D I'm going to be so busy! :D
My Japanese is going well, although I would like better sources for vocabulary and grammar (those are the two things I'm currently working on). Or maybe, I don't know, a teacher? As some of you might know, it's my goal to take a college course for Japanese at my local community college while in 10th grade. That is why I must get all A's on my report card. I'm an over-achiever when it comes to school. If I don't get an A or a B, I will be absolutely shattered, but I would still tell my parents that I got a low score, because they'll either help me, remind me of my goal, tell me to get help from a teacher if I'm really struggling with a certain concept, and a whole lot more.
I'm digitally editing a character that I drew! And let me tell you, *laughs*, I don't have anything fancy. No SAI, no Wacom Cintiq or Intuos, no Photoshop. Nada. Zilch. Nothing. All I've got is my handy-dandy, scanner, Paint (which is already installed on every computer), and my imagination. And truthfully, I am terrified. This is the scariest experience of my artist life. (I have several lives: Writer's Life, Artist's Life, Blogger's Life, Over-Achiever's Life, Crocheter's Life, Reader's Life, OTAKU's Life, Family Person's Life, and Outstanding-Amazing Friend's Life. I have nine lives unless someone can see more of my lives that I can't see... One might say I have nine lives. :D) Since I've never done this before (and since I have ZERO LAYERS. I didn't know what layers did before, but now I know that layers ARE A BLESSING!!! Do not take those beauties for granted!) I'm watching my sister (who is digital editing too) while she gives me tips, and I'm re-doing everything for the Umpteenth time. Though, I will survive.
I read a variety of good books this summer (don't worry, I'm gonna do some Book Reviews before school starts) and now I have found my favorite Female author: Katy Towell. I love her so much, that reading the two books she published were satisfaction for a week. Her books are all the scary, friendship, terrifying-suspenseful moments I could ever want in a book! :D Her website is called Skary and, I believe, she's working on another book (oh am I excited!).
I've had one for a while know but, I'm finally on Miiverse! I've put several posts from my gaming experiences on Demo's and full games, although they're all from Nintendo. I've posted some Style Savvy: Trendsetters and Fashion Forward, some Pokemon X and some other games as well. I'm trying to earn the money to buy some games (Animal Crossing: New Leaf is NEXT on my list. Unless someone convinces me otherwise), yet that's taking a whole lot longer than anticipated.
So yup! This is life. I hope all of you have a great rest of summer break!
みなさん、こんにちは! (Romaji: minasan, konnichiwa!) -- (English: Hello, everyone!)
Every time summer rolls around I feel like doing absolutely nothing. Which is bad because I want to learn Japanese, I have a blog to keep updated (which reminds me, I recently watched X-Men: Apocalypse several days ago and did a movie review about), and I work for a lady from my church. Ugh, it's terrible.
I got my school report card! I have all A's and one B (thankfully, this B is in Science, not math). Like I've been telling you all, if I get most to all A's in 9th grade, I will be able to take a college course of Japanese in 10th grade. Eeeh~! I'm so excited.
My Japanese is going very well. I'm proud of my progress and I am planning on taking the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) N5 next year (2017), but I have to run it through my parents first. Although, it's going to be tough because the JLPT only does it once a year (not twice like in Japan and some other countries) and it's ONLY on the first Sunday of December. That's going to be a big problem for my family. (Kemushi-chan/Loretta did a video about the JLPT)
I haven't done any writing at all lately. I'm thinking about doing some this week or some time next week. I just want to write. I want to edit Another Imagination, but it's like 48 pages and no one is willing to print it for me. I've got to find some way to print up those pages, that way I can print and edit that fantastic book. Honestly, I don't remember much about the book, so it's going to be a lot of fun re-reading a book I wrote. :3
Oh! Me and my family decided to start watching Once Upon A Time. Let me tell you. This show is greatly terrible. The only reason I say terrible is because this show is way messed up. But I love it none the less. One of us should have a show review for it soon.
Well, that's it for today, thanks for reading!
Hey everyone, I'm back! I've gotten back into the groove of writing ( I think...) and now I'm back to writing blog post again.
Life is going really great. I'm finished with math, literature/G.U.M. (G.U.M. is grammar, usage, and mechanics), and I'm finished with science! I need some help with Geography (my mother's going to help me with that) and then I'm finished! It feels good to be done. Also, Charisma is going to take a break from activities for a while, meaning she won't be blogging (or drawing) until she's finished with school.
Me and my sisters watch this youtuber called Matthias and he is amazing. I watch him daily because he makes me laugh (a lot) and I also LOVE watching his daily vlogs that he does with his wife (who happens to be the outstanding Amanda Faye, I love her channel too!).
My Japanese is going really well, although I had to pause because my parents thought I was going to too many Japanese sites (I kept getting done with school early. I'm sorry that they didn't like my good grades). My parents are really glad that I have good scores, they just wanted me to be finished with school first. And honestly, it didn't bother me that much. I could get done with school quite early and that's what I planned to do with Charisma (AND BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE... WE'RE ALMOST DONE).
I've got a question, does anyone know what a sunshine package is? Some call it a Sunshine Care Package, but usually it's to brighten someones day. I want to send a Sunshine Package to Matthias and Amanda Faye. :D I'm excited. Like really excited. So, who would you send a Sunshine Package to and what would you put inside the package?
Alright, thanks everyone! I'm going to be posting soon in Writing Journey, just to let you know! :3
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We're going to audition to be a part of High School Musical 4. And, boy, am I excited. And nervous. And really happy. Okay, I'm have a lot of feelings towards this, but hey, I'm gonna give it my best go and I'm going to love EVERY MINUTE.
And if you didn't know that they're doing auditions, you should go do it (btw, you need to be around 14 - 17, have the Disney Applause app, find a song that fits your vocal chords--only do a verse and the chorus--, and practice the script. More info about auditioning here). I've always wanted to be a part of Disney, it would amazing if Charisma and I were part of the cast. :3
School's going really good. I've got a A's in everything but science (I've got a low B which I need to start getting a high B.... because bad things are going to happen if I don't). I'm trying to get done with school around May 18th, which, if I do, would be GREAT. The only thing I'm having trouble with is my Geography assignment. I have to plan a dream vacation. Sounds easy, right? Well, I still think it's kind-of easy, but I've been hitting some bumps. I've got to plan this vacation down to the slightest detail and that's going to be really hard (mean finding pictures of certain places, I have to record the weather, the average precipitation, etc.). And my maximum budget is 10,000 dollars and the minimum I have to spend is 8,000 (keep in mind I can't go over budget, 5% can be spent for gifts/souvenirs and 10% can be used for food, while the rest must be used for hotel, airline tickets, car rental, etc.). You get the idea.
I'm still having my major writings block (wanting to write something, but avoids writing at all times, you can read my small post at My Writing Journey). Although, early this week I was able to write a small bit for a new story. That made me really happy. I'm actually really surprised that I wanted to write this blog post, because I've been wanting to do it for a long time now.
Yup! I'm still at it. I've master hiragana, I'm working on katakana (although I need some more index cards... -_-) and I'm working on kanji (slowly, but I'm getting there).
The site's that I'm using (apart from the first Learning Japanese):
*sigh* This month has had a lot of ups and downs lately. Not only has it been crazy, but really loonnnngggg. Hmm... Where do I begin?
Basketball Games. That's where I'll begin. As many of you might now, Charisma and I are Cheerleaders for a homeschooling group. And in a few posts ago, I said this:
Yes, I am still Cheerleading. I've been saying that I don't like it and everything, but I'm still at it. Funny right? But I guess it has it perks, you know? Going to all the games are very aggravating, I have to learn new dances and cheers every week, and my mother thinks that I LOVE it a lot. At some moments I do, just not every single minute. How do you tell someone that you don't like something that they thought you liked?
My opinion still stands. BUT, it's getting better (because it's ending soon!). I think I had a bit more fun cheering for football then basketball (it was JUST SO COLD ON THOSE BASKETBALL DAYS THOUGH.....). You seem my problem.
Mouse Problems. We've had mice problems before, just not like this. You can hear them, you can see where they've been, you just can find them. WHY DO THE CUTEST THINGS HAVE TO BE THE MOST TROUBLE. (Does anyone think mice are cute or do they think they're scary and consider them rodents?)
School. Yes, I'm still having problems with school. I so ahead in math, that I've haven't done a lesson in one and a half weeks. That's a LOOOONNNGGG time. But, I'm scared that if I get a bad grade on my math (again) that my score (which is currently 81% B) will go down to a C (it was very hard to bring that C up to a B. Very Hard). I'm ahead on Geography (still!) and Science (This makes me really happy. Since Science isn't my strong point--it's Charisma's!--I'm really glad that I don't have to do much to stay ahead.).
Tamagotchi Friends. If you're new to our blog, then I love everything Japan and Kawaii. If you're a returning friend, then you already know that! Well A LONG, LONG, LONG, LONG, LONG, LONG time ago (like when I was 6 long time ago), I used to have a cute little system called Tamagotchi Friends. Mine was round with light blue and tons of cute patterns on it. This thing was my buddy/best friend (other than Charisma). It would wake me up in the middle of the night or random parts of the day when I have to feed my little cutie or play with it, etc. IT WAS FANTASTIC. Then, my little cuties (I had more... :3) GREW UP. THEY GREW UP INTO ADORABLE CUTE LITTLE ADULTS. ISN'T THAT AMAZING??!?!?!??! *calms down* Well, I had a great life with my Tamagotchi. But then I gave it to one of my older sisters who restarted it (saying that she would play it) and I was really glad I gave it to her because I knew she was going to love it!
She didn't play with it...
So I tried asking for it back, yet she kept saying that she was going to play with it. THEN SHE LOST IT. IN. THE. WASHING. MACHINE. I was not only crushed that it was gone forever, but I was also hurt because she didn't play with it. One of my other older sisters (the oldest actually) had a Tamagotchi as well, so I tried getting that one from her, but that didn't work. After several years, I got the Tamagotchi that my eldest sister had and... Now I'm not sure where I put it. BUT I SHALL FIND IT!
The whole point of this story was that I re-found the lovely world of the Tamagotchi's and found out that in Japan and China(???) they are now in color, but they are in different cases as well! I was really happy when I found out and now, I'm gonna get one (later in life).
Happy Monsters. These next few images will explain why I love this person so much.
See? I love that person soooo much. They just make my day. And there is a TON more the author has done.
I think that's about it. I love doing these 'Just Talk, and please tell me in the comments whether you enjoy them or not.
Thanks everyone and have a great day!
Who We Are
We are twin sisters who like to do almost anything! Inspiring people to get out their creativity is our forte and we strive to travel on magnificent journey through words on a page. Exploration is the doorway to opportunity and the endless possibilities of helping and reaching out to others is something that we endeavor to create. This crazy blog of ours is one of the many ways we hope to achieve that goal.