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Liebster Award Nomination

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Thank you to Kay (seoulinme) and Alli (bluehanbok) for nominating me for this award. I’m so sorry I haven’t gotten around to making this post earlier. College and finals month was killing me. I’ve almost abandoned this blog, but I’m really happy I was nominated for this. ;A;

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What is the Liebster Award?

The Leibster Award is an award for bloggers/blogs with 200 followers or less and I was really curious about the meaning of Liebster too, so I took to Google and found it means, sweetestkindest and nicest in German! Cool!

Here are the rules of receiving the award!

 1. List 11 random facts about yourself.

2. Answer the questions designated by the blogger(s) who nominated you.

3. Place YOUR nominations for the Liebster Award! Nominate five (or more) other bloggers that have less than 200 followers. Make sure to notify them via comment/email, etc..

4. Make up a set of questions for those nominated bloggers to answer.

5. Display the Liebster award badge on your blog!

Here we gooooo!

11 Random Facts About Yourself

1. I play bass, piano and alto saxophone.

2. I changed my major from accounting to psychology and music to Japanese language and Korean language. It may change again, but hopefully not.

3. I fear spiders like Scooby and Shaggy fear ghosts, but if you show me a tarantula I’ll find it adorable and want to hold it. (I’m insane. I know.)

4. I’m currently 20 and never been in a relationship before and I’m kinda hoping I can hit the jackpot on the first try. When I say jackpot, I mean I’m hoping my first significant other ends up being the person I marry. It’ll be kinda cool and I can be all “WOOO NAILED IT!!!”

5. I had a burger from 5 guys a couple of days ago for the first time ever and BAM SHABLAM it was delicious.

6. I don’t know if that counts as a fact about myself. Or this…

7. I’ve been dancing for about 11 years now. Tap, caribbean, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, ballet (en pointe), and learning j-pop and k-pop from YouTube.

8. I want to learn 10 languages in this lifetime or at least Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, and Russian. Pfft. Look at me. I said “at least” for all of that. XD

9. I have this uncanny ability to be so weird and insane that it’s helping me take over the world. (HAAAAA NOPE. I’m just weird and I accept it.)

10. When I was born, I wasn’t breathing so they put me in the incubator. I scared everyone. Sorry. >.>

11. I have blue-grey spots in my eyes and I still don’t know what they are, but the doctor says it’s nothing so yeah.

Kay (seoulinme) ‘s Questions

1. If were stuck on a deserted island what would you need the most to survive?

K-pop. Omg who am I kidding, it’ll be the first thing that kills me. Uhhh. Food. No. WATER. NO! BEYONCE because everyone will come looking for her and they’ll definitely find her and if I’m with her they’ll find me too. Yes. I just listed her as a thing that I’d need. Sorry B, love you.

2. What is your favourite book?

I don’t have one. ;A; I used to read so darn much and now I don’t so I can’t remember much. I like too many things. >.<

3. Gold or Silver?

SILVER! I just find it cooler. Dunno why. Silver looks more badass to me.

4. Something that you recently learned?

5 Guys burgers are delicious and this video is so darn true: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcJFdCmN98s

5. If you could be someone other than yourself for one day who would you be?

A male k-pop star (like Yunho or Lee Joon) so I can make straight boys question their sexuality and they wouldn’t understand how or why and be doomed to love me forever.

6. Who is your ultimate bias?

OMG. This is never a simple answer. Donghae was the first ever ultimate bias and he is such a sweet little thing, but then Kim Jongwoon (Yesung) decided to jump on top of him and knock everything in my life over. AND THEN YUNHO DECIDED TO BURN EVERYTHING THAT I LOVE. So yeah. Donghae, Jongwoon and Yunho are my ultimate biases.

Alli (bluehanbok)’s Questions

1. Milk, tea or coffee?

Tea. I grew to just enjoy tea without adding anything because of all the benefits and studying Asian culture so much.

2. Would you like to marry a Korean?

Oh yes. Please. Send one to me.

3. If you were to visit Korea, in what city or what place do you want to go first?

Either Seoul or Busan or Mokpo. Seoul so I can visit the Talk to Me in Korean team, Busan because of the food, and Mokpo because Yunho and Donghae grew up there.

4. Complete the sentence: 10 years from now, I ____________________________.

10 years from now, I will rule the world. Haha, jk. That’s too much work. 10 years from now, I am going to be even more insane than I am now and hopefully be able to help others learn to love themselves and aim for their dreams.

5. What do you do during your free time?

So much random shiz that it’s not even funny. Play an instrument. Play videogames and rage when I die. Study Japanese or Korean. YouTube. Wonder why my ultimate biases imprinted on me. Think about food. Go to tumblr. Write stuff on twitter. Dance. I can go on and on about this.

My Questions

1. Have you ever left the country before? To where? And if not, where would you like to go?

2. What is something you have too much of?

3. If you won the mega millions, what would you do?

4. What kind of music do you love the most?

5. Paper or plastic? (The traditional grocery/store question.)

Blogs I Nominate

japanesejuzu

mykoreancorner

noshortcutstokorean

acquiringkorean

swanlake1701

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Who Are You People?!

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I think this is my favorite quote from Patrick in that one episode of SpongeBob. XD

I noticed that I never did an “about me” page and I am COMPLETELY lost on how to manage and edit things on WordPress right now. Menus, links, sidebars, and everything else is new to me because I have never owned a blog like this. I’m used to coding things from scratch… Which should be more difficult, but 90% of the stuff I do doesn’t make sense so yeah. >.>

WARNING: I wrote a lot ton of crap because I don’t know how to shut up.

BASICS

My name is Keisha and I have too many nicknames. The most used one is Reika, but feel free to call me something else. I’m born March 25, 1993 so that makes me an Aries born in the year of the rooster. I’m a musician (bass, piano, alto sax.), dancer, maid in Tenshi no Ai Café, k-pop lover, j-rock lover, and ultimately a riot. A nice one though. :D My heritage is Trinidadian, Panamanian, and I may be Muslim. (I don’t know about my biological father’s side, but the last name is Salaam.) I love talking to people and making them laugh so feel free to send a message or add me on anything listed at the end of this post.

Warning: I can be a sarcastic little thing. XD

Another Warning: If you go to my tumblr, be careful. I like Asian men. That’s all I can say and all I need to say. >.>

MUSIC

I may be majoring in psychology or translation or language but I’m 90% sure I’ll have music as one major. I love music so much, but lately I haven’t been playing as much as I should have so my love for it feels like it’s diminished. ;A; Regular playing and not caring how bad or inexperienced I may sound are definitely the cures. I’ve been playing electric bass since Sept. 2008,  alto saxophone and upright bass since November 2010, and piano since Dec. 2010. I had some upright lessons (rarely supervised) -.- and was taught bass for a year in high school but had to self-teach after that. I get some coaching here and there from friends as well. Alto sax. and piano are self-taught and I currently don’t own an upright bass so I can’t do anything. At all. My inner bassist is crying right now. CRYING.

LANGUAGE & CULTURE

My native languages are: Proper English and Bad English (hoodlum dialect). I kid you not. I prefer to speak proper English, but I only know bad English because I grew up around people who spoke broken English whether it was from their homeland’s accent (Trinidad) or they were trying to be “hood”.

I aim to learn uhh… A lot of languages. I tend to catch on to them quickly in terms of pronunciation and grammar. Remembering vocabulary is my greatest enemy. Here’s all the languages I want to be able to speak:

  • English (CHECK. WOO!)
  • European Spanish
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin Chinese (I fear Cantonese and it’s 8-9 tones.)
  • Russian
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Croatian
  • Middle Eastern Arabic
  • French
  • Greek~
  • Latin~

I put a ~ next to Greek and Latin because I only want to learn here and there about the language because it’ll expand my English vocabulary. It’s a lot on the list, but I really really love learning. I HATE being forced to learn to someone else’s standards though. *cough*rudeprofessors*cough*

I’m pretty I’ll learn the languages in the order I just listed. The Slavic and Germanic languages may change their order and French may jump off the list or higher up. I’m not sure.

I aim to do a semester in Japan and a semester in South Korea. It’s been my dream for a long time to do abroad study in college and I am determined to fulfill it.

(Secret: If I could, I want to be a professional dancer and choreographer. I love dance, but haven’t been able to improve my technique because I can’t afford to continue classes at the moment.)

Musical Loves

*I’ve been blessed and made eye contact with them. This should only apply to Miyavi who I was really close to in Kinokuniya.

**even more blessed spoke to them/touched them

C  concert

♥ I stan them so hard that it hurts.

J-Rock

  • 雅 -MIYAVI- *♥
  • the GazettE ♥
  • ギルガメッシュ (Girugamesh) C**
  • Uzuhi C** (I love them and know them personally. They’re such good people. TToTT)
  • Gackt Camui
  • L’Arc~en~Ciel C
  • Kanon Wakeshima

K-Pop

  • SUPER JUNIOR ♥
  • 동방신기 (DBSK)/HoMin/JYJ/forever 5 TToTT ♥
  • B.A.P ♥
  • EXO♥
  • 투 애니원 (2NE1) ♥C
  • 샤이니 (SHINee)
  • 블락비(block.B)

Ultimate Biases

  • Jonghyun (SHINee)
  • Donghae (Super Junior) Stole Jonghyun’s seat
  • Yesung (Super Junior) Invited himself to share the stolen seat
  • Yunho (DBSK) Burned everything including the seat while they were on it

Idol

  • Takamasa Ishihara (雅 -MIYAVI-)

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tl;dr Hi, I’m a person. Who are you?