Years ago, I had considered writing a post on depression. But in the end, I never did it because it was such a dark topic.
But today, I felt the need to do so due to Kim Jonghyun’s suicide on Dec 18th. For those who are unaware, he was a member of a popular K-pop group called SHINee.
In my opinion, all of us are a bit broken on the inside. None of us are totally ok. Most of us just try to hide or ignore the negative emotions inside of us. Perhaps, we try distracting ourselves or avoid thinking about it.
There is so much stigma about mental illness, and our society is not very forgiving. However, I strongly believe the Asian culture is even worse. The amount of societal pressure and open criticism people experience is unbelievable.
If you try to tell others how you feel, most people will put the blame on you:
“Why are you depressed? Your life is already so much better than so many other people. Think about those who live in a 3rd world country and have no food and water!”
“Your life is so good. You’re just ungrateful and spoiled.” Continue reading “Depression”
I haven’t written an inspirational post for quite some time. I know I used to blog weekly, but I honestly do not have enough content to sustain it. As a result, most likely, I’ll only be blogging once a month or so.
I was going through my twitter the other day, and I ended up scrolling through all of my old tweets.
I’ve always been a huge fan of personal development and inspirational content. So today, I would like to share six quotes that I have tweeted in the past. These quotes resonate a lot with me, and I hope they will also have some positive impact on you.
Note: The way I interpret the quotes may differ from you.
- Days are expensive. When you spend a day, you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely. – Jim Rohn
This is one of the quotes that personally affected me the most. All of us know we’re going to die, but I don’t think we truly realize that our time is running out. We shouldn’t postpone the things we want to do until a much later date. We should make it a priority to do something each day to get ourselves closer to our goals.
- It’s not about having the perfect relationship. It’s about finding someone who matches you and will go through everything without giving up.
I’ve realized that there is no such thing as a perfect relationship. All relationships have issues and flaws. In the end, it really comes down to how much two people want to be together. Both parties must be willing to keep trying in order to have a lasting relationship. Continue reading “Twitter inspiration”
To my dear readers,
Long time no blog!! Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about you guys. 😛
Today I would like to share my experience on Coffee Meets Bagel. For those who don’t know, CMB is a free online dating app where you can meet other people from your city. I like this app because guys cannot message you unless it is a mutual like (meaning, they “liked” you and you “liked” them back).
In case you’re confused, here’s a picture I found on google:
Anyhow, I’m not going to teach you how to use this application. If you are interested, I’m sure there are many tutorials online!
I’ve been using this app for approximately two weeks or so, and here are some things I have noticed:
Guys are tired of trying
I scrolled through some profiles and I could tell that some guys were tired of making so much effort. Under the column for “I appreciate when my date…..”, some wrote, “shows up”, “offers to split the bill.”, “takes initiative.”
At first, I thought it was just one or two bitter guys. But after using the app for two weeks, I realized I come across these types of profiles on a daily basis!!
So it appears that a lot of the guys had terrible experiences and had been stood up by dates in the past.
This is rather unfortunate because after so much disappointment, they don’t even want to try anymore. Continue reading “My experience on Coffee Meets Bagel”
This post is inspired by all my fans. I’ve learnt a lot from blogging/translating and today I would like to share some of my discoveries and wisdom with you all. 😉
5 types of fans
- The silent lurkers
These are the type of fans that never make a single comment, click a single like, or say anything in general. Basically, you don’t even know they exist. They’re just silently supporting you.
- The hardcore supporters
These are the type of fans that are extremely passionate about your work. They are relentless, intense, and extremely vocal. They’re the type that will tell everyone about your creation and constantly write encouraging comments to motivate you.
Without hardcore supporters, it is almost impossible for creators to continue.
- The generous givers
These are the type of fans that see enough value in your work and are willing to donate or support you on patreon. These fans are extremely rare but are absolutely essential if you want to make a living out of your creation.
Note: Do not underestimate #1 and #2 as they can also be #3. Continue reading “Five types of fans”
To my dear readers,
At the beginning of July, I found out that all the advertisements on my site had been disabled because of mature content. I was in shock. Because at the time, I hadn’t translated any explicit sexual scenes yet. Everything was still PG13.
Hence, I emailed wordpress asking which part of my blog/translations was inappropriate. I wanted proof. I felt like I was innocent.
Their response was, “If their ‘crawler robots’ think my site is inappropriate, they will naturally ban all my ads.”
I was so upset.
However, I knew after Chapter 50, my novel was going to go down the dirty path, so I created a new site (theeunuch.com) purely for “The Eunuch is Pregnant”.
I thought they would reactivate my ads after this, and they did unblock my site. However, they sent me a response saying, “I cannot promise when, or if, ads will begin displaying again in the future.”
I was so depressed. What made it worse was when I found out my ad revenue amount for the month of June; I had over 115k views and they gave me $0.88.
I felt like I was scammed. And I felt so helpless. Continue reading “My translation struggles”
To my dear readers,
Sorry for the delay. I have bought a domain called theeunuch.com and it’s no longer hosted on wordpress *although it is powered by wordpress* (don’t ask me what that means lol)! Anyhow, the rest of the translations will be posted on there.
Please visit http://theeunuch.com/ for all future releases of “The Eunuch is Pregnant”!
Note: Chapter 1-49 will remain on this site. I started a patreon to see if any loyal readers would be willing to contribute a monthly amount to support my work ($1 would already be really nice). Obviously, I would never deprive you guys of chapters even if I make no money. I am already very grateful to all my supporters and readers who have chosen to donate to me.