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12 Things That Make Me Happy

I’ve been in a funk lately, and it’s not me. I’m a happy, bubbly, if not quiet person. I don’t like being sad, and it’s just throwing off my mojo.

So here are 12 things that make me happy!

#12 Coffee

Coffee is magical. And by magical I mean it makes me more awake and able to do things. Maybe not things I necessarily want to do, but things.

It’s also delicious

#11 Cooking

I began cooking when I was 11 because my mom worked three jobs and I became in charge of my siblings at that point. I like experimenting with new recipes and family favorites.

Like barbecued chicken, baked fish, mostly cakes and muffins though.

#10 Reading

I’ve been a bookworm all my life, and more-so in high school than any other time in my life. I have so many books, mostly because my mom bought them at garage sales or I bought them online because NOSTALGIA~

And they’re awesome so why not?

Transport me to 1800’s England, please. I don’t want to make cookies today.

#9 Watching stand up comedy

A huge part of my nights in high school/first year of college were spend on Comedy Central with comedians like Jeff Dunham and Gabriel Iglesias because, why not?

They’re funny as hell. To me, anyway. I also like the Blue Collar Comedy guys, Eddie Murphy, and Kevin Hart.

#8 Anime

It’s been there for me since the 90’s. Whether I’m sad, or there just happens to be a new episode on, it always manages to brighten my day.

Or scare the shit out of me.

Pokemon or Attack on Titan, anyone?

#7 Writing

I began writing as a kid, since I didn’t have a lot of friends. I created worlds and scenarios, but a lot of times it was poetry until I was around 8-9 when I was actually interested in making short stories and writing books.

A good portion of my middle school life was me writing a female version of Harry Potter called “Casey and Sarah.”

Which I never finished. I was working on the fifth book when I entered high school. I just kinda drifted off and lost interest.

However, I have been trying to get back into writing my fanfiction, and writing here always makes me happy.

#6 Videogames

Most notably, RPGs like Final Fantasy, Rhapsody, Legend of Mana, Kingdom Hearts, the Tales series, and a few lesser known titles and obscure finds from my local gaming shops.

Final Fantasy X-2 was the first game I finished all by myself, and I was VERY proud. I then played X and have all of the games from 1-12, then 13,13-2,13: Lightning Returns, and can’t wait until later this month when FF-0 and FF-15 come out ~squeals~

#5 My favorite Disney Movies

Beauty and the Beast is my most favorite Disney movie of all time, followed by Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White, Mary Poppins, Lady and The Tramp, The Princess and The Frog, Aristocats, Pocahontas, Tarzan, Mulan and Oliver and Company.

Disney was my childhood, okay?

#4 EYK

I always seem to add them in a ‘happy list’ right? Well if it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t love Korea as much as I do, let alone K-Pop.

I wouldn’t have nearly as many friends to share my love if I hadn’t come across their videos, and wouldn’t have decided on a life goal.

Thanks, Simon and Martina!

#3 Manga

I began reading manga when I was in middle school. My friend Josh lent me his Chobits series, and later gave them to me. I read anything, really as long as it catches my fancy.

My favorites are Chobits, Doll, Click (Korean Manhwa) and Midori Days.

#2 Bubz

Watching Bubzbeauty’s vlogs and beauty videos, whether its her favorite products or a certain ‘look,’ it always cheers me up. She has such a sweet disposition and a well, bubbly personality.

And come on. Tim’s hilarious, Isaac’s the cutest baby on YouTube and Chubbi and Domo are cute as buttons!

#1 Asian Pop

Asian pop, whether it’s J-Pop, K-Pop, C-Pop, V-Pop, etc, has made me happy. It’s the whole reason I started this blog, as an outlet for my love of it in hopes that I could share it with someone who wouldn’t ignore me or put me down when I got excited about it.

BoA, Jolin, Namie, my queens! 

SHINee, BIGBANG, SuJu, B2ST, 1TYM, you’ll always be my first loves

GG, 2NE1, KARA, 4Minute, you’ll always be ma ladies!

Nu’Est, EXID, EvoL, GFriend, you’re ma new bbys!

Vanness, Justa Tee, Bold, Jin Akanishi, you’re my favorite non-Korean soloists like EVER!

Kamijo, GACKT, Miyavi, The GazettE, Versailles, Jupiter, you rock my world!

WhoWHO, From The Airport, WYM, Fromm, Jung In, Clazziquai Project, Urban Zakapa, you’ll always be my go-to’s to make me feel better and soothe my nerves.

Outsider, Jinusean, 1TYM, MC Sniper, Illinit, Gilme, Tymee, Tasha, Tiger JK, Bizzy, you are my loves of hip hop, and are there for every time and every emotion.

Thank you


This has been my list of things that make me happy. What brings you happiness? Comment below or make your own post!

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