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22 Things before 22 – Not completed

24 Sep

Hello everyone! So an update on how the 22 Things challenge went since my birthday was the past Thursday. Now that I am 22 I feel sort of young but not really… anyways, let’s see how I did for this. BTW, this is a large text-based read so don’t say I didn’t warn you.

1. Go to Comic-Con Calgary Extremely fun and I am debating if I actually want to attend next year in Calgary or in Edmonton.

2. Go to Animethon – Has a fun time with my family and got some awesome things.

3. Start making Youtube videos – Didn’t happen… but what actually happened is that I started vlogging everyday so far in September. All the videos are private though because I am not completely comfortable showing those videos to people and it’s just a project for myself to remember what went on in my life. So this is semi completed but I’ll cross it off.

4. Go to the Mutart Conservatory – I didn’t get to go… so sad…

5. Make a gluten-free cake – I actually completed this the weekend before and wasn’t able to get the picture up but here it is! I don’t think I’m a big fan of gluten-free things but it was good especially with cotton candy icing on top… yummy.

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6. Watch Soul Eater – Watched and I am so glad that I actually watched this it was really awesome!

7. Watch Kimi ni Todoke Seasons 1 + 2 – Watched it and have been catching up with the manga releases here in Canada.

8. Purchase a Lolita outfit – Completed and I have purchased a few more dresses as well… haven’t worn it out yet but the day will come soon!

9. Finish Cake Cushions – Didn’t get to this one which makes me a little sad because this project has been sitting around waiting to be done for about 2 years…

10. Sew a patchwork quilt – I purchased the fabric as well as batting and everything but I didn’t get around to sitting and sewing it all together… Now that I think about it all the fabrics I picked were Christmas themed so maybe it will be completed in the near future?

11. Make 30 cards – I made several cards for upcoming birthdays so about 7 cards but I didn’t make the 30 mark. I will be starting on Christmas cards as soon as I clean up my desk but yeah didn’t end up finishing this.

12. Marathon The Lord of the Rings trilogy movie – Didn’t get to marathon this because it’s SUPER long but my family is planning to do a Harry Potter marathon during Winter Break so that’s exciting.

13. Read The Lord of the Rings trilogy – Didn’t get around to reading it because I get distracted by other books. I will seriously get down and read this trilogy sometime soon.

14. Drink something from Jugo Juice and Booster Juice – Both really good juice places just not something I am willing to spend on when I can make the same thing at home. Orange Julius is another story though.

15. Get ears pierced – I was planning to get this done before my cousin’s wedding but I didn’t have the guts to do it and reading recommendations online about not going to places with guns practically scared me. I don’t know how I feel about earrings anymore…

16. Go Bowling – Didn’t get to go because of no time and work and then school started. Sometime next year maybe?

17. Go laser tagging – Didn’t get to go as well… seriously I think my family just doesn’t like to go out lol.

18. Play Ni no Kuni – Purchased this and it is still sitting at home not even played yet… I feel iffy using my brother’s PS3 to play a game that I purchased even though he’s all cool with it. Now that school has started I will never ever play this until either Winter Break or next summer.

19. Visit Crepe Symphony – I went to this place twice and both times it was extremely delicious!

20. Eat at IHOP – We didn’t get to go which is a little saddening but I will go and eat here someday.

21. Play Pokémon Black 2 – I started this game but I haven’t finished it or anything but I have played it so I guess I can cross this out?

22. Read Garth Nix’s The Keys to the Kingdom series – This is completed and I am glad that I got closure on this series I always wondered what happened after Wednesday.

Completed: 11/22

Not bad I actually finished half and there are some things that I regret not doing like laser tagging and finish sewing my little cakes but there will be time for that when I get school breaks or when I get bored of working on homework and don’t want to clean. Yeah… anyways, hope this post was interesting I just needed closure on this as it is my own sort of journey to become a better person who completes things that have a deadline. 🙂

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Completed: #6 – Watch Soul Eater

22 Aug

Hello everyone! Man I think I am on a roll as I am completing the items on the list kinda quick. But anyways, another one done and maybe this year I can actually complete this list before I turn 22?!

Now on to a few thoughts about this series:

I actually really liked the concept behind this and the characters themselves were pretty entertaining (especially Shinigami-sama that accent!). There is a lot of great fight scenes and the comedy is a great touch not too much nor too little. I probably still won’t like Black Star as he seems to be a really annoying character. My favourite character would definitely have to be Shinigami-sama I can’t help it it’s definitely the way he speaks that is just really endearing.

For the series itself there was plenty enough reason for the three kids to be fighting but it kinda made me wonder where all the adults were. Seriously, in the future all adults will be relying on kids to do the work for them and just call it a school assignment. Ending was great I would actually love to see a second season made after all that I mean I really want to find out more about Maka and Soul’s relationship as well as her continuing relationship with Crona.

This was such a fun and serious anime that I would recommend you watch even if you aren’t into anime or aren’t caught up with the times like I am.

One down, 15 more to go!

Completed: #2 – Go to Animethon

15 Aug

Hello everyone! Really late update but I’ve been here and there and working quite a bit so there isn’t going to be much updates but this past weekend was Animethon and of course I went and had quite a bit of fun. I dressed up so here was my look for the day without the crazy hair.

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Yes, this is an Instax photo I have been really loving that odd school look that these photos give. I wore my Galaxy Seifuku that I purchased off Taobao and I really really like it! I bought quite a bit of things so for the time I am a little broke. T_T

One down, 16 more to go!

Completed: #8 – Purchase a Lolita outfit

8 Aug

Hello everyone! Another one completed! I am on a roll! So here is my look with the lolita clothes that I purchased. I bought the Metamorphose Summer Lucky Pack and got the pink version of the Typewriting Squirrel print. It was a really hot day that day but I have actually purchased and worn my lolita clothes. I really really love this style and have purchased a few more dresses and outfits so I will post them when I get a nice photo of them.

BTW, this photo is from my Instagram account feel free to follow me @dodotheextincts!

One down, 17 more to go!

Completed: #19 – Eat at Crepe Symphony

5 Aug

Hello everyone! So I have completed another one of my 22 Things before 22 list! Yes!!! I am really excited and also wondering if it is possible for me to actually complete the list this year…

Anyways, I wasn’t allowed to take photography of the shop itself so I will show you what I ate instead. It was a Nutella Banana Crepe and was super delicious!

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One down, 18 left to go!

Completed: #22 – Read Garth Nix’s The Keys to the Kingdom Series

12 Jul

Hello everyone! I have completed #22 on my ’22 Things before 22′ list and that is to completely read The Keys to the Kingdom series. Hooray celebrate!

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So here are my thoughts on the series:

This is a great series for children to read and to be turned into an action movie. I would love to see this series as a movie because of so much detail that Garth Nix has placed in the story to help with the imagination of the place. Each book had a lot of action and the struggles of Arthur were great to read but I feel something a little off after reading the entire series or it’s just me trying to figure out the story.

*Spoiler alert* It is said that each of the Trustee was afflicted by some Sin and I have deduced it down to this:

Mister Monday – Sloth

Grim Tuesday – Greed

Drowned Wednesday – Gluttony

Sir Thursday – Pride?

Lady Friday – ?

Superior Saturday – ?

Lord Sunday – ?

I really couldn’t figure out what the last four Trustees were afflicted with as it wasn’t as apparent as the first three.

Another thing that I wanted to know was what the heck was Pravuil doing in the human world and how the heck did he get into a general’s position? As well as what happened to him after he returned to the House. And the ending was really vague but good ending I suppose but it didn’t nicely wrap up the story but got me to really speculate what could happen in the future and all that.

Overall, this is a great series and my only regret is not reading each book on it’s respective day (you know Mister Monday on Monday, Grim Tuesday on Tuesday etc.).

One down, 19 more to go!

Completed: #14 – Drink Something from Jugo Juice and Booster Juice

10 Jul

Hello everyone! I have completed another item off my list of 22 Things before 22 list! Yippee!

This one was to try something from both Booster Juice and Jugo Juice which I consider both really expensive places especially to get a fruit juice. Never again will I purchase something from both places as I feel that they are overpriced for what the product is. From Booster Juice I got a snack-sized Very Berry and from Jugo Juice I got a Watermelon Wiggle regular size. Both of these photos are obviously two different days.

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One down, 20 left to go! Let’s do this!