It’s 2014 and I’m Back! (Gosh, I Really Stink at This)

And here I am again, breaking promises that I intended to keep.

As much as I’d like to blame everything under the sun for my absence, it really all boils down to being lazy and feeling uncomfortable — either I’m too lazy (yeah I admit it) or I’m just not in a comfortable space to write. Either way, it kinda bummed me out that I couldn’t get this post up within the first week of the year, let alone the first month of the year (I’ve been working on it since Jan. 1st!), so here I am trying to play catch up. The following includes updates on my  Twitter progression, K-Pop addiction, and overall outreach:

TWITTA: It goes without saying that I’m addicted to this thing called Twitter. Why? Well, probably because I get to express the full range of my personality using 140 characters at a time. It’s pretty easy to do considering that I’ve found a home with Black Girl Nerds and its followers who are like my kinfolk. #BlackSheepsUnite! With that being said, my Twitter usage has grown EXPONENTIALLY and at the moment I’m clocking about 12,700 + tweets from conversations and live tweeting a bunch of TV shows.

I’ve been told that I do it for the glory of being re-tweeted, but you know what?

IT’S TRUE!

Getting a re-tweet is like a form of social  validation — someone actually thinks your thoughts/remarks/ideas are worth sharing with other people. I mean, since I’ve been live tweeting Grimm, I’ve had my tweets featured in a recap blog (that you can read here) AND I’ve been RTd by several members of the cast including Claire Coffee (Adalind Schade), Bitsie Tulloch (Juliette) — not once, but twice — and Mr. Reggie Lee (Wu), as well as the Grimm official handle. This has led me to one of my Twitter goals of 2014: to get the whole Grimm cast to re-tweet me. I already spoke with Silas Weir Mitchell (Monroe), so I’m waiting on Bree Turner (Rosalee), Sasha Roiz (Captain Renard), Russell Hornsby (Hank), and David Giuntoli (Nick) to get their act together so I can round it out.

K-POP: Roll your eyes all you want at me and my K-Pop, but I don’t give a damn. I keep telling you people that Koreans will break into the US market with their infectious songs and savvy choreography, but you continue to ignore me… Either way, I’ve been embracing more K-Pop songs as time goes by, either by watching MNet America or trolling YouTube after listening to a song I already love. At the moment, my songs are as follows:

“Hush” By Miss A

“One Way Love” by Hyolyn


“Something” by Girl’s Day


And you can tell that I really like them because I actually BOUGHT some of them from iTunes. That’s LOVE.

Busy Business Lady: For quite some time, I’ve avoided talking about my jewelry making on here, for risk of sounding like someone who’s trying to palm off her little trinkets to you guys. I mean, ultimately I’d love it if you guys would go to my store, Pretty Poet Ink, and peruse, but I’m not going to (right now, that is). But considering it is something I’ve been working on, I guess it belongs in this update. I’ve actually gotten better with making, naming, tagging, and posting these pieces, but it’s a buttload of work, and there aren’t enough hours in the damn day. Sometimes just looking at my tools on my table becomes overwhelming. But, I managed to make a few new pieces — despite it all. I have to admit, I’ve gotten tons better than I was last year, but I’ve still got a ton of improvements to make.

Last, but not least, I’ve been investing in myself. Through Twitter and Facebook, I’ve been trying to meet new people, and get my voice out there, and it feels nice sometimes. Hopefully, I can do this reaching out this more often, and who knows? It can open some doors for me.

Any who, I can FEEL this post getting a lot longer than I intended. Hopefully I’ll be back to drop some of my other overall goals, Disney Head Scratchers (you thought I forgot, didn’t you? I totally didn’t!), and all other trivial, nonsensical, poetic, prosy endeavors that come to mind.

And hopefully, it’ll be more timely.

Con Amor,

-Alja

Writing Prompt: Dream — I had a date with Big Bang

I figured that I would use some of my time on this blog as a means to get some of my self-imposed prompt writing done. I’ve gotten prompts from other places, such as this one but I was told by a friend that I need to try and write for a few minutes a day, just to keep the old brain moving. It’s super hard to do, especially since all my energy is usurped by my job, but I figured I’ll take a whack at it anyhow.

So what can I really write about today? Let’s see…I’m letting my mind roam, so let’s let it fall on the fact that I had a dream last night that I went out on a lunch/dinner date with the band members of Big Bang. If you don’t know who they are, it’s all gravy. I was recently put onto them by a girl I know, who’s in love with one of the members. Anyhow, I was on this date with the members and it was super awesome. We were at a mall and I was checking out clothes and they were just boys being boys. Some of them looked at me funny because…well I’m black and well…they’re Korean. It was a pretty big culture clash but at the same time it was okay. I was hanging around TOP a lot because I think he’s super cute and I would sneak in hugs and waist-holding moments from G-Dragon cause he’s uber adorable. He was like the friend you tell people is your ‘little brother’ because he’s cute and sweet and you don’t want other chicks to mess with him, but you yourself engage in somewhat “incestuous” behavior with him and then laugh it off by saying “he’s just a friend.”
Seung Ri or VI was getting a lot of attention too. He was seeking attention from me which I was more than willing to give. After all, he is the baby in the group and Taeyang was doing his job, being his little Korean pseudo Usher self. I went back and forth a lot between GD and TOP. It was sweet. They played my song Lollipop 2 and I danced with all of them, including Daesung who seemed the most nervous of them all. They all spoke in Korean, mainly looking in concern at me because once again- I was this random black girl that they were hanging out with. None of them for damn sure thought about getting with me, but I think I kissed one of them. And  nope, it didn’t start a romance. It was what it was. We went shopping, and that was extremely sweet because those boys have style for eons and I was just amazed at how they picked out hoodies and sneakers like stylist pros and um, we ate in the cafeteria where I taught them some English phrases and got hugs and smooches (on the cheek) here and there. I remember at one point someone decided to say something to fresh to me, in regards to me walking around with five dudes and TOP and Taeyang got a little defensive, but at the end of it all, we ended the day with hugs and kisses and me promising to come to Korea again and hang out because they were genuinely nice dudes.

For the first time in a long time I had a seemingly innocent dream about a bunch of cute guys. I did want to bang TOP though, I will not tell a lie. And I wouldn’t have mind practicing the art of making babies with GD, but out of Elo‘s loyalty to him and my own to someone I will just deem “the other one,” even in my dreams, I didn’t succumb to temptation. But that was my dream…