I’ve been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! I don’t even know what to say, I’m so grateful! Thank you Ray so very much! Check out their content, they deserve all the views, readership and success in the world.
Recognition Award Rules
So I’m supposed to give a bit of backstory on how the blog came to be, the journey so far, advice for new bloggers, and nominate 10-15 people. I’m a tad long winded, so forgive me for the “how this blog started” portion’s length. I just needed to get its origin story off my chest.
How In Asian Spaces Came to Be:
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I’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! It’s such an honor and has taken me by surprise. I would like to thank Andrew Comte of excuse my Thai (@excusemythai ) for thinking of me and the work we do on the blog. Please check out his blog, he does some amazing work concerning Thailand and ultimately has a goal of creating a non-profit to help provide rural Thai families with children’s school supplies.
So the rules are to nominate fellow bloggers, and list seven things about myself.
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A quick update on what is going on with In Asian Spaces as we near 2019.
So just a few things I wanted to talk about concerning the blog.
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A brief look at the intertwined associations between Competitive Eating, Mukbang and THE King – Kobayashi Takeru.
A hazy summer day, I set out for Coney Island in Brooklyn on the Fourth of July. I worried about making it to the women’s set on time but was pleasantly surprised when I walked out of the subway and found a great vantage point for the contest. It was on a slight angle, and at that time – around 10 am- the sun was still hiding behind thick knitted blankets of clouds. In the sky, planes flew overhead carrying aerial advertisements at their tail. There was one for Dunkin Donuts, which seemed to have worked because the people who assembled and stood next to me had hot cups of coffee on a humid, 95°F day.
For the entire subway ride over, I thought about how I got to this point. I kept smiling and then catching the eye of someone – which caused me to quickly turn away. I didn’t want to be that weird person who was so obviously in their own world, they became a target for something bad. So I stayed alert and thought about how for years – I’d waited for this moment. Finally, I had a chance and free time to do something I’d always wanted – See Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest live.
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“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
I think it’s really something when one of your idols falls…How a complete stranger, can have such a curious impact on your actual being.
Reflecting on my personal experiences of racism and misunderstanding while trying to interact with Korean culture. Should this influence the way I watch kdrama?
How do you tell someone about a ghost? The reincarnated soul would not even understand.
You are left haunted by the lingering memories. Alone. Stifled.
“impossible to understand or interpret”