Reminiscing (Life about a year ago to now)

Hello peeps. So yesterday night, I decided to take a trip to memory lane by looking at some old messages I had with some of my great friends. Looking back reminded me of how different my life was back then and now. Life about a year/ year and a halfish ago was a period in my life where I loathed in a bunch of self pity and let depression consume me. With the help of some factors that came in my life, it helped me in many ways that changed my life for the better.

For those who haven’t read my post about my issues with mentality, I had some depression problems during my 8th grade year. It was a constant battle with myself the entire year and keeping it all in would make it worse. The only thing that could “resolve” the issue at the time was venting it to my friends. A really great of friend, we’ll call him “GC” just in case he doesn’t want to be mentioned, withstood the amount of depressing sh*t that was on my mind. He understood as much as he could and gave me his advice on what I should be doing. GC was there when my emo self had no where to pour all of the self-pity and utter sadness towards. If you’re reading this btw, ty for letting me ramble and for being a great friend during middle school. GC was one of the people that helped me alot during that time. Supporting me and just making me happy as much as possible during those times. Even before that time period, he introduced me to alot of things, and in way built most of my personality. Before my depression situation in 8th, 7th grade with GC and a few notable friends was a weird type of innocent era. By no means we were innocent during that time, but the way our brains worked were innocent. We were dumb as hell, we had our own little world of just memes and other things that made us happy. It reminds me of how my perspectives on life were alot more optimistic before the whole depression thing.

Going back to 8th grade, I had another good friend of mine, we’ll call her Shamu, since my group of friends called her that LMAOOO. No hard feelings if you’re reading this. Shamu didn’t play a significant role in my life till the end of that year. Before my dreams were crushed in May of that year, she supported me no matter what. Keep in mind, during that period, if someone said something supportive towards me, I automatically think of the worst thing possible. When “you got this” was said, my brain was “no I don’t”. Shamu in a way, forced me to be positive when situations weren’t going in my favor. She got my back when I was facing some bs issue with another person. Cough, not gonna give names. I’m over it now, but nvm. Yeah, Shamu lifted me back up at the end of the year. Going into 9th grade, my mentality was still unstable after 8th grade. Shamu told me all I could do was move on and things will go in my favor eventually. Ty for the great amount of support when I needed it at the time.

Of course I can’ forget about the other people that filled the void I had at that time. My boi Brandon (can’t give a cover name since his tag online has his real name in it so) for just being an overall amazing friend since middle school up till now (team4life, or at least high school, also respect privacy LOL), Pixel, who I have known since elementary, ty for sticking with me eventhough our group of friends kept changing, my boi Izen (pretty sure he’s cool with me saying his name), for being a great friend as of late and even all the way back in elementary, never change. I have had so many great memories with them, that they kind of suppress all of the bad ones. I feel as if, without them, I’d either be in the same state I was in 8th grade and be a super emo depressed kid, or at the VERY worst, dead. Like, they helped me conquer most of the sadness. I can’t thank them enough for it.

Besides the great people that I mention, Smash Bros and music helped a ton as well. Playing Smash, watching it, whatever it may be, it made me escape from my problems, and still applies to this day. Eventhough the game has some bs in it, its a stress reliever. I forget about issues and just smile because I love the game so much. Music has also helped me all the way back. For the unaware, I love the 2009-2012 era of pop music and music in general. I grew up listening to those songs on the radio, and it brings a bunch of nostalgia when I listen to them. Call me a hipster all you want, but music isn’t the same as it was in that time period, for pop music imo. Dw, I listen to other stuff to. Video game remixes, a variety of genres from edm (I’m very picky tho), and now Kpop and 80s Jpop. Music reduces my stress/worry levels by a significant amount.

A famous quote from the smash community is “Life is this crazy, mystical thing, and sometimes you just go out like a buster.” – MaNgO. Buster pretty much means a person that takes an L in the worst way possible. This quote can apply to everyone. Life will give you bs and you just gotta take it. But, there will be moments where life is amazing. That’s the obscure thing about life. You hate it most of the time, but when one thing goes in your favor, you love it. Ik that doesn’t apply to some people, but I feel most people can relate to that. After just saying “let’s see what happens”, I have changed to think “if its for the worse, oh well, take the L and move fowards” or “if its for the better, well, we take those”. I’ve been trying to be more optimistic as of late, and its been going okay in my opinion. I just need to work harder and all the good stuff in life will come eventually. :] I hope everything goes well, for not only myself, but for the people I care about and YOU the reader. I’m still not where I want to be, but I will try my best to achieve the things that I want in life. And Ik you will as well.

Ty for reading! Hope you enjoyed reading this. Have a  g o o d   d a y.  :]

P.S, GC called me “champ” when I was struggling with stuff. No matter what your position may be in life,

You Got This Champ!

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I’m (not really) back! (Bunch of Rambling and Recap on Life)

Damn, its been a hot minute since I wrote something on this blog. On my last post (which was like what, 3-4 weeks ago), I touched on how inconsistent the blog would be due to me wanting to focus on my edumacation. Since I have the time, here is an update for you all!

August 9-11: August 9th was the first day of being a “sophomore”. Its kind of funny when sophos- means “wise” and moros- means “foolish”. So in a nutshell, your 2nd year of high school, you’re considered a wise idiot. Pretty accurate if you ask me. Anyhow, first 3 days were good, nothing too special since typically first couple days are just introducing one another as well as classrooms and all that jazz. I got to see my friends in person again (we didn’t really meet up during the summer LOL), and it was great seeing them again. Shoutouts to them, never change.

August 14-18: The first “legitimate but not really” week starts and this was a test week to try out some new things in terms of my routine. Normally, my old routine on a normal school day consisted of going to school, clock in/clock out, go home, do homework, skip studying, and do whatever I wanted to do until curfew. Last year, it effected my grades, not significantly, but it was very noticeable for my standards. This year, I want to discipline myself more to get better results. I also restricted myself to actually study for important quizzes/tests for at the very least 30 minutes (most is 2 hours). When there was an assignment that was due lets say 3 days from now, I would make myself do it to get it out of the way and not worry about it. Aka, don’t procrastinate on things that aren’t due till later. Another thing, I restricted myself from playing Smash until the weekends (this one is the hardest tbh LMAOOOO, but somehow been able to do it so far). One of my teachers said, “If you keep doing the same things, you will always get the same outcome. Do different things to get a different outcome that you might be looking for.” I got inspired by this and was like “let’s do this”.

August 21-25: Now the “actual real real week” begins and now assignments become actual assignments instead “sign class syllabus by” assignments. Quizzes already became a prominent thing during this week with me having to do 3 across the week. I may have done mediocre on one of them, but I swear I aced the other 2 lol. THE ONE I FAILED WAS KIND OF BS SO I HAVE AN EXCUSE. Anyway, I continued my new routine and it worked out well. I got things done on time, felt prepared due to me studying for once (before I didn’t really need to study, I just somehow understood material like that and I would at worst get a C), and felt better about myself overall. On the Friday of this particular week, my schedule got forcefully changed and I received new teachers and classrooms for English and World History. At first, I wasn’t too happy about it since I got used to my teachers, but I just got over it. In general, this week was a 8/10.

August 28-Present: I was starting to get used to the “school for 5 days, clock in/clock out” mentality again. Nothing too special happened 28-1, so not much to talk about. Normal week overall. I will say, quadratics is confusing af. I mean, I get the jist of certain things, but when it comes to the negative sign in formulas, I get heated. Oh, I also avoided taking a test in history since I transferred in the ending of a chapter so yeah. We take those :]. Club week was also a prominent thing during the 28-1. I signed up for Key Club (tldr a volunteering club) because my friends were joining it and I need to actually do stuff so it makes me look good on college applications and adult things. Friday to now Monday (shoutouts to labor day), its been E X T R E M E L Y  H O T. Its been crazy, but somehow I am still here today.

Random Thoughts: Life is back giving me a hard time. For those who don’t know about my incidents in where life wanted to be a piece of sht to me, Life decides “Oh, you’re trying to improve your life for the better? Lets uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh make it miserable! ;)”. Its been on my mind and making me think negatively, almost ruining my days since Friday. Thinking about it, makes me look back on other times life was simply being unfair to be. For instance, you’re playing rock, paper, scissors, and there is that one kid who picks “gun” or “jesus”, or anything that is considered “overpowered”. Life is that kid, and I’m here trying the best I can with the options given to me. But no, life is unfair and I just have to weave through it. Rn, life is giving me a scenario/situation I’m not interested in being apart of, but its rubbing it against my face and irritating me. Again, for now, I just have to deal with it. My step dad recently wanted me to start driving since I am almost at the age of getting a permit. To some, it may sound awesome to actually drive and become an adult. Imo, I’m not ready to be an “adult” yet. I don’t want to drive and take care of a car, I don’t want to consider jobs and worry about what to put on a resume, and I definitely do not want to thinking about getting my own house and taxes and all the complicated things that eventually become normal when you grow up. I do not feel I am capable of handling all of that yet, and I enjoy just being young and dumb. But, if I really want to improve and better myself, changes must be made and new things must be explored. Still not excited about taxes…. smh.

That’s really all I wanted to say. Sorry about keeping (the people that actually read this…) out in the dark. I just needed some time to get used to school and such. I’m not too sure about scheduling with these posts, but I’ll try to be “semi-consistent”, possibly biweekly or triweekly. Ty for reading! :]

HAVE A  G O O D  D A Y  P E E P S !

-Geri

Upcoming Topics in the Future:

-Friends (in general and why I love them)

-Opinions (general idea and some of mine)

-Life being Life (my ups and downs with it, also philosophies)

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Hawaii was C R I S P!

Hello! I am back to writing more posts for the blog. For those who don’t know, I went to take a trip to the beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii with my family. My first day was on Tuesday (7/18), and came back home on Sunday (7/23). I will be going over what events occurred and my personal opinion on the trip as a whole.

Day 1: Day 1 wasn’t too eventful due to the semi long flight to get there. If I recall, the flight was at 11 am (?) and my family and I got there around 2ish pm (?). All I know is that the flight was 5 hours and since I live on the West Coast of the US, Hawaii time was 3 hours back. So, in a sense, I time traveled… not really. Also, my step dad booked us FIRST CLASS SEATS. I’d always thought those seats were expensive af and only for “certain kinds of people”. In reality, its just a couple hundred dollars more and everyone looks “normal”. In first class, you’re treated as if you f*cking mattered (or at least that is what it felt like LOL). Actual GOOD food was served and the seats were great. Overall, amazing experience on a plane. Moving on, my family took a bus to get to our hotel. We came to realize the hotel didn’t have our room ready. We were forced to wait about an hour, so we decided to walk around. Typically, some locations have a store that is pretty much on every street. For example, when I went to the Philippines with my mother and my brother, nearly every street had a Jolibee. For those who don’t know what Jolibee is, its a Filipino restaurant that serves well, Filipino food (and some American food). In Hawaii, there is a store simply named, ABC Store. This store included, everything. Clothes, food, beverages, souvenirs, swimming items, the whole package. Everything you would see in a mall, all in one decently sized store. These stores were on every nook and cranny of where my hotel was at. Surprisingly, all stores had a different “shape”. Their purpose were all the same, but one store would be huge, one would be circular, etc.  After looking through some stores, we decided to sit on some benches near the beach. You see, the hotel and the beach were literally right next to each other. You simply just had to cross the street and you are already on the beach. Some birds came by and swarmed my family. They were like “Sup”. Once an hour passed by, we got to go into our hotel room. Our room was on the 18th floor, and since it was near the beach, the views would be godlike. We open the door and see a “meh” kind of room. It wasn’t bad by any means, just looked kind of outdated. I mean, there was a Playstation 3 for entertainment LMAO. Although the room was mediocre, the views were 11/10. You got to on a balcony and see the beautiful ocean and the town of Waikiki. My family had the chance to unpack everything and relax for a bit. My step dad then noticed a bird on our balcony. It was very calm and looked curious. I was told to give this bird some crumbs off of this biscuit called Biscoff. I proceeded to give it to the bird and it enjoyed it. Thinking it was a cool bird, I named him Ben (or Benjamin). A few hours pass and the whole family decided to go to the beach for a swim. The beach was jam packed with people, but fortunately we found a spot to put all our stuff. We went into the crystal clear teal water. It felt amazing. The water wasn’t too deep, at most like 4-5 feet, and since it was all natural salt water, its near impossible for an adult to drown in it. After a long hour of fun in the water, we decided to eat at this restaurant called Tiki’s Bar and Grill. This restaurant had some very delicious food (ex: A burger with a fried crab (the whole crab) on a Taro Bun). After the dinner, nothing much happened afterwards, thus ending Day 1.

Day 2: Day 2 began with a breakfast at this restaurant called “Eggs n Things”. It was about 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel. It was quite small, and a line was formed just to make reservations inside. The menu was this laminated white paper with different dish options in the front and more dish options along with beverages. Consisting of English and Japanese text, there was a whole variety of food to choose from. I ordered a spinach and bacon omelette with a side of pancakes and a pineapple iced tea as a drink. The food was absolutely great and the pancakes were god tier. After the breakfast, my family decided to walk around the area and go “window shopping”. Aka, buy souvenirs and all that fun jazz. Shopping ended and we went back to our hotel room. Ben actually came over again and being the homie that he is, I fed him some more crumbs off of the same cookie. As an hour or so passed, my family heads off to this “flea market” of some sorts. It was 5 minutes away and the atmosphere was quite interesting. The buildings looked like something that come from Disney Land, but has a more “rustic and old” feel to them. The walkways were cramped AF. You can barely walk. Not only because there are some many people, but the food stands and the souvenir stands. The walkway led to an upstairs area which had more shops. I got the chance to get some sweet shirts while as I was there, so pretty happy about that. After the market, that ended Day 2.

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Day 3: Day 3 was also pretty “chill and uneventful” the first half of the day. I did get to try shaved ice in Hawaii. I can’t quite remember what the flavor was called, but it consisted of like 6 different flavors like Banana, Blueberry, Passion Fruit, Strawberry, etc. I also got the chance to try Malasadas, which are pretty much just donuts, but focusing more on fluffiness and less flavor. My family then proceeded to go to the beach. So, at the beach, there are different sections in which people can swim in. One of them was open space galore. There was so much room, but the water was much deeper than the other sections. The waves were stronger as well. The worst part about this section in particular was the shore. The shore had so many rocks and other sharp objects that my feet got destroyed from. Never again. After messing around for half the day, around 4 pm, my family got to go to a luau. If you don’t know what a luau is, the idea of it just a Hawaiian get together. Eat and talk to practically strangers and enjoy the entertainment given. In my opinion, and also my parents, it was ok at best. I mean, the food was good, and entertainment was alright, but it wasn’t as “hype” as we thought it would be. One thing I actually, as of writing this, forgot talking was the culture in Hawaii. Of course the luau, consisted of traditional entertainment like the dances and the crazy fire spinning tricks. And of course the people that went to the luau, people from all around the world. The types of people in Hawaii were more “set” if that makes any sense. Where I am from, you see a variety of different ethnic groups everywhere you go. In Hawaii, variety isn’t really there. Not to offend anyone, its more just an observation on my part (if you do get triggered, sorry, also if I am wrong, sorry and please inform me, would love to know more). Here is my rundown on what groups were there. 50% were white people, 45% were Asians (notably Japanese and Korean), and 5% being “Other”. I assume its just probably culture that makes the population like that, idk. It was just very interesting to me and didn’t really mind it at all. The people there were really kind and friendly, which felt very welcoming. Another thing, LOL. I am just remembering all of this right now. CAN I TALK ABOUT THE AESTHETIC CUPS THEY HAVE THERE. I don’t know if any of you remember, but there was this Solo Brand cup that was sold frequently back in the day. The design was wavy, consisting of purple, teal and blue. If you don’t know what I am talking about, search up “jazz solo cup”. Anyway, seeing that cup again after so many years, it was amazing. I like how I went from ethnic groups to cups LMAOOO.

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Day 4: Day 4 was more of an “exploration day”. Some of relatives back home wanted some items that are Hawaii Exclusive (ex “Li-Hing Gummy Bears”, (li hing is practically dried plum)). My family had to search many many places just get certain items like that. We would look in malls and stores that would make sense for items like those to be in. After about an hour – hour and a half, we found the items at this place called “Longs”. Longs aka A FCKING CVS. I will admit though this “CVS” was cool since it was double storied and neat. After exploring, I, of course, wanted more shaved ice. That day I got strawberry banana and it was fcking good. Walking back home and then my family proceeded to take a swim at the beach (the shallow one that doesn’t hurt your feet LOL).  Chilling for a couple of hours, we decided to eat some dinner at this burger joint called Teddy’s Bigger Burgers. It was nothing too special except for the shake. OH MY GOD. At the place, they served many different shakes. One that I ordered was Nutella flavored. HOLY SHT. THAT WAS THE MOST GODLIKE SHAKE I EVER TRIED IN MY LIFE. They made the shake like how it should be made. Just ice cream along with the flavor’s ingredients, and simply just mixing them. Where I come from, people are suuuuppper lazy when it comes to making shakes. They make shakes with milk and blending it. Thats called a milkshake, but they think of it as a normal shake. Smh. I mean, its still delicious regardless, but not the same. Dinner ended and my step dad wanted to take a break and do nothing. My mom and I wanted to explore more of the area, so we did. In Hawaii, business is at its peak during the night time. It was very weird because back home, business occurs mainly in the noon and slowly dissipates. In Hawaii, you get swarmed by people during the night. My mom and I explored the different stores and got ice cream at this place called Magnolia. Magnolia is an ice cream business, and is very popular in the places like the Philippines. Knowing that its fairly popular to our kind LOL, we had get some. I got Ube (aka purple yams) and it was C R I S P. I love ube, so good. My mom and I proceeded to walk about 2-5 miles. So far to the point where my mom got lost and I had to act as a gps. Also, the humidity in Hawaii stupid. The temperatures can be average (like 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit), but the humidity makes it feel like 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Walking back home, that concludes Day 4.

Day 5: Day 5 had barely any highlights if I remember. My family had to pack everything and make sure we could actually bring everything when we fly back. We went exploring later on, but nothing exciting. Day 5 was uneventful.

Day 6: Day 6 was sad for me. I had to leave my friend Ben behind. I fed him one last time in the morning and got to say goodbye to him. I miss him a lot, and I even set my phone’s wallpaper as Ben. That’s how much he meant to me. Since my family had a couple of hours to kill, we looked around the area one last time. I was able to scoop up a sick Hawaii jacket before we left, and I was happy that because my recent one was wearing down. We took a bus to the airport around 10 am. Our flight didn’t board and fly till 12:30 pm and 1:15 respectively. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get first class, but got premium seats. They weren’t the greatest, but better than normal seating to say the least. The plane landed at 9 pm and that was it. Back to the normal house, with my dog that my family missed a lot. Thus, ending the trip at Oahu, Hawaii. Overall, the trip was fantastic. I’d give it 8.5/10. Great experience and would want to visit Hawaii again. I’d probably go to a different island like Maui.

Thank you for reading! Funny thing is that I actually started writing this last week, but got lazy and pushed it back. Really glad I got to finish this one and now I can write about more topics! Sorry for just leaving you guys hanging. Or you probably didn’t care….. Whatever. Here’s to more topics! Give me ideas to make this blog run! Also if you have any comments, make sure to give me some! Have a  g o o d  d a y! :]

-Geri

Upcoming Topics in the Future:

-Friends (in general and why I love them)

-School (since its coming up)

-Opinions (general idea and some of mine)

-Life being Life (my ups and downs with it, also philosophies)

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The Vast World of the Internet

On your mark, get set! We’re riding on the Internet! Cyberspace, sets-free. Hello virtual reality. Interactive appetite, searching for a web site. A window to the world that to get online. Take a spin, now you’re in with the techno set: You’re going surfing on the Internet! Hello peeps once again! Today I will be talking about, of course, the internet. I’ll be going over my perspective on it and why it is “a good and bad thing”.

Ah the Internet. A system used all around the world that holds so much in it. It makes certain tasks easier, whether for researching, or simply using it for entertainment. A lot of what we’ve known today is all because of this creation. Main thing being Social Media, which I’ll get into in a bit. I got exposed to the Internet pretty late. I was never fond of computers, I’d prefer handhelds like the Nintendo DS and sometimes consoles. Until I was around 9, my mom showed me what the Internet was. At the time, I just thought it was a way for me to play games (whether at home or those games they allow you to play at school, SHOUTOUTS TO COOLMATHGAMES.COM LOL). Eventually overtime, I understood the main premise around it. Search whatever you need on a search engine, and then you can go on from there. I also got to learn what “sketchy websites” were and those ads where you shoot the iPads and “win a free one”. Luckily, I was smart enough to not put in fcking personal information and moved on to whatever I was doing. And, here I am now. The Internet is sort of my “escape”. I got sites like Youtube, social medias of course, and obviously this blog. Its pretty cool to think about, “all” that you need in one “little” system right?

Some of you may agree with me on those positive things, having entertainment and making tasks much more simple within a few clicks. Well, that my friend is only the surface. What do you mean “surface”? The Internet isn’t all sunshines and rainbows. It gets “hectic” to say the least the more you go further. Personally, I haven’t gone that farm, I’ve only heard/researched about what is “down there”. A couple of weeks ago, a Youtuber (not gonna name, but you can probably find the video I’m talking about), streamed their journey of the deep web. The process to just get there is severely difficult. Since the deep web holds a bunch of viruses and malware and that “fun” jazz, you would have to go out of your way to set up software like virtual machines and Tor Browser, changing ip addresses, and messing with some settings on your computer that’s hard to access alone. Once that heavily long process is done, you’re introduced to possibly life scaring things on there. Illegal markets for drugs and assassinations, having the ability to use the most powerful currency ever in Bitcoins, and the most horrific section that being the “adult section” (can pretty much know what that means). Its funny, because all of that is still accessible. The government or anyone in general hasn’t taken any of that down for who knows why. If you’re for some reason interested in this, you can search that stuff up by yourself. Let it be known, it will change your perspective on certain things.

Another issue with the Internet is Social Media. Most of the world has some sort of Social Media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, all of that fun stuff. Some people say that it ruins society yada yada yada. Sad thing is some of those types of people are hypocrites but thats for another day. And since young kids and teens are using social media, they of course get exposed to “Cyber Bulling”. Ok, let me be real. I think Cyber Bullying as a issue is really stupid. I know its a huge problem, it caused people to commit suicide and or push their mental health to the brink of thinking about that type of thing. But, the thing is, its not that hard to prevent. If you’re on the computer, there’s a thing called the power button. That applies to phones, tablets, etc. Its really not that difficult to “run away from”. If you “really enjoy social media”, then you can just block/mute/report people. It may seem inescapable and it seems you can’t make this person stop because you don’t know where/what they are. Here’s my philosophy on it. If you can’t handle ONE bad comment, then you mostly can’t use the Internet. Trolls do exist because they want to make themselves feel good because they think “they’re better than you”. Come on now, you and I both know they don’t matter and you’re obviously going places unlike them. You have greatness, and don’t let things like that get into your head. :]. That got a bit too real, uhhhhhhhh yeah.

The Internet is a wacky place filled with its ups and downs. Was its invention the greatest thing in the world? Maybe. Was it a mistake? Possibly. All I know is that it exists and you can’t change that. Oh, I almost forgot. Net Neutrality. If you don’t know what that means, its basically a concept that Internet providers allow everything to be accessible on the Internet whether its source is good or bad. Now that I think about it, thats probably why the deep web is accessible…. Nevermind. From my understanding, if this concept is “removed”, surfing the internet wouldn’t be the same. If you wanted to go on a certain website, there could be a chance that you would pay money to your service provider just to view it if Net Neutrality wasn’t a thing. So the Internet and a whole bunch of its big names like Discord, Netflix, etc are trying to get as many supporters as possible to keep Net Neutrality. For more information, there are a lot of websites for you to sign up like this one BattleForTheNet.

Now, I think that is everything I wanted to talk about for today. Thank you for reading! Again, there will be no posts next week due to me going to Hawaii and having no access to my computer, so yeah. Hope you enjoyed and give me ideas on topics plz! :] Have a      g o o d  d a y.

-Geri

Upcoming Topics:

-Random Opinions (Opinions and how it works nowadays)

-Beginners Guide to Competitive Smash (where/what to watch, etc)

-Hawaii (after my trip)

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EVO!!!! (Evolution 2017)

Hello peeps! Ik I missed Thursday last week. ;-;.  Things always come up and its annoying. But! I think I found I solution on putting these posts on time! In a couple of days, EVO 2017 is coming up. For those who don’t know what EVO is, EVO (or Evolution) is a tournament series hosted every year. The special thing about EVO is that its considered to be “the largest fighting game tournament” of the year. For every fighting game community (FGC), EVO is a pretty big deal for competition. Players from around the world come together at one tournament with one goal only, to win.

EVO is not only a big deal to fighting game competitors, but also to spectators like myself. Since EVO is such a big deal, you want to see high level and entertaining gameplay. EVO is all about bringing the hype every year, and you want to see if it can meet your expectations. As for people new to fighting games, there’s a whole variety of fighting games at EVO that may spark some interest. There some you may have heard before like Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros., and Tekken. And there are some you may haven’t even heard of like BlazBlue, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, and Injustice.

If you are actually interested to see what this tournament has to offer, watch some of them live on Twitch.tv. Some of the fighting games I just mentioned will be on the front page of Twitch for you to watch. The tournament starts on July 14-July 16. As for me, I will be watching from home and enjoying every minute of it. Give it a shot! That’s really all I had to say for today! Also note, on July 18-July 23(?), I will be in Hawaii with my family. So there will not be any posts at all that until I get back. Another thing, give me some ideas to talk about like always! It what keeps the blog running! Thanks for reading and have a g o o d day! :]

-Geri

Upcoming Topics:

-The Internet (general idea of it)

-Random Opinions (Opinions and how it works nowadays)

-Beginners Guide to Competitive Smash (where/what to watch, etc)

-Hawaii (after my trip)

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Know Thy Creator! (sorry 4 being late ;-;)

Hello peeps. Uhhhh, yeah. Kind of missed last week without saying anything kind of. I did make 1 post. But, it didn’t really count as a post… FINE. I didn’t post “much” or anything like “exciting”(?) idk. Some things came up (ex being 4th of july, eventhough i my family didn’t do much other than watch movies..) and didn’t have the ability to make a post on Thursday. I did make one Tuesday, but it wasn’t exciting at all. Today I will be talking about myself so you guys can get to know me. Knowing this has been done before, I’ll just grab the general questions from all the other ones that exist and add some of my own.

  1. Name: Geri (Insert last name here). I also go by Geru and sometimes Cern. Cern is a semi messed up story so I’m not gonna explain that one lmao.
  2. Favorite Show/Movie: Picking specifically ONE favorite show is difficult. Like, if a gun was pointed towards my head and you asked me what my favorite show was, I would be dead. For now, I’ll list some that are close to my heart. Code Lyoko, Teen Titans (original), Iron Man Armored Adventures, Spongebob Squarepants (first 5 seasons), Fairly Odd Parents (when it was good), and a whole bunch more. Most of the shows were either originated or aired in “kid channels” like Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney, and DisneyXD (also was known as Jetix back in the day ;-;). Favorite movie has to be Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. Some people hate the prequels, but episode 3 in particular is too nostalgic for me, and always love that movie despite its flaws.
  3. Favorite Song: Similar to the favorite show, its challenging to pick one song only. But, if I had to pick one only, I’d say Down by Jay Sean. 2009 BOYS (WHEN POP MUSIC WAS AT ITS PEAK IMO).
  4. Best Childhood Memory: There isn’t one I have in particular, its more of a “long lasted” type of thing. I used to have a passion for LEGO, building and playing with them. Those were a huge part of my childhood, and I enjoyed them till I grew up and lost interest in them.
  5. Phobias or Fears in General: I fear of failure all the time. ALL THE TIME. Also, I don’t like heights and creepypasta stuff. Oh, and the deep/dark web. Never watching ANYTHING in regards of that ever again.
  6. Hobbies: If you consider surfing the internet and playing Smash as a hobby then yeah. That’s about it. I can cook as well. SEE ME WHEN I MAKE GRILLED CHEESE!1!!!!!!
  7. Most Cringe Moment: I’ve done so many cringe worthy stuff and I haven’t even been on this planet for 21 years yet. Every now and then, I get “cringe attacks”. Cringy things that I did in the past suddenly pop up in my mind and I get goosebumps LOL. That’s how bad it is. The worst thing I’ve done was either in Kindergarten or First grade. The whole class sat on those “play mats” with the streets with cars and houses. The teacher was reading a book or something I don’t recall. Me being stupid and unsanitary, I start licking like the top of my elbow. I DON’T KNOW WHY OK. It was a good 3 minutes till the teacher saw and everyone else were staring at me. The look my teacher gave was like “disappointment”. My dumba** was just like what’s wrong. Ughhhhhhhh.
  8. Things I Like: Food (pretty much try anything), Smash Bros, indoors (introverted a** LOL), technology (software/hardware), Water (the only thing I drink unless I have delicious juice in my fridge, but that’s rare), music (I’ll try to listen to most music), Sour Patch Watermelon (best candy FREE), and memes (GOOD MEMES).
  9. Things I Dislike: When the atmosphere is “sad” (if the room is filled with sad people or angry people, it gets really uncomfortable), being depressed (f*** that sh*t), failure (like explained before), working hard just to get a bad result (me the past 4 years), and bad memes (Ex: that spongebob one where he repeats the caption, anything that originated from IFunny, etc)
  10. What I want/wanted to be when I grow up: When I was younger, I loved watching action packed shows with superheroes because I thought they were cool with all their powers and weapons. I basically wanted to be just like them, specifically a Power Ranger. Red Ranger of course, because he’s the leader and most of the time the cool one. Nowadays, I’m looking towards something in software engineering or a job in the Esports industry.
  11. Embarrassing Moment: Just a few months after my parents divorced when I was 5-6, I missed my biological dad a lot at the time. One time, my mom brought me to the mall to pick up something. While walking, I see a stranger that looked like my dad. Thinking it WAS my dad, I ran towards the man and hugged him. He was very confused and my mom had to run and get me. UGHGHGHGHGHGHG
  12. Personality Traits: I’m shy if I don’t know who you are. If I do know you, I express myself more. I’m obnoxious and loud. My laugh sounds like a dying dolphin, and I’ll try my best in most things. I’m also honest in terms of personal life, but that’s if I can trust you with information like that.
  13. Random Fact that I know that no one else possibly does: If you are under 18 and live in the US, you can travel to any state in the US without a passport or ID.
  14. Favorite Meme: Verbose. If you don’t know what that is, here’s an example.Image result for verbose
  15. Craziest Moment: Back in the 6th grade, my friends used to dare each other to do stupid tasks for points, the person with the most points would win the game. I was in the lead and one of my friends dared me to eat either a brownie or cookie off of the playground structure. Keep in mind, this thing was there for 3 days(?), and ants were on it and it was mushed. MY DUMBA** ACTUALLY ATE IT AND WON. Was it worth it at the time, maybe. Was it stupid and unsanitary, yes. Did I feel good afterwards, surprisingly yes.
  16. Favorite Video Game: There are a ton of video games that are super nostalgic and close to my heart. But, there’s one that I’ll always remember playing. Pokemon Heartgold. Not only it was my first Pokemon game, but it was the longest game for me to complete. For anyone who’s played that game or Soulsilver, you know how hard it is to grind for EXP. I spent nearly a year I believe to beat the game to the fullest, aka beat Trainer Red. Despite being a hard game, it was really fun and got me into the Pokemon franchise.
  17. Milk First or Cereal First: Ok, so there’s people out there pouring milk first. I can semi understand, but cereal first is my preferred method. BUT! THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO POUR THE MILK FIRST, MICROWAVE THE MILK, AND THEN POUR THE CEREAL. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT NEED TO BE HUNTED DOWN.
  18. Bucket List: I’ve actually made a page long bucket list, but most of it is very personal. I’ll share a few of them though. Make 1 song/remix/mashup, Keep at most 10 plushes from childhood, One day, go on a shopping spree and buy anything,Get better at drawing, Get better at calligraphy, Recite 100 digits of pi, Bingewatch a series successfully, Donate money to any research
  19. Have I been out of state?: Only once, and that place was the Philippines like 7 years ago. Soon, my family will be going to Hawaii :].
  20. Other Random Facts: I couldn’t speak at all when I was 3 because my household had 3 different languages (English, Spanish, and Tagalog), this blog is technically not my first website because I was forced to make a website in a Computer Science class (shoutouts to my CS teacher “Mr.A”), I technically don’t have a “bedroom” to call my own (I have a foldable bed in my “living room”), I’ve never had Boba in my life, I love having plushes of Pokemon or other video game characters, my “gamertag” in the 5th grade was “CheesePsycho” because I for some reason loved saying “I like cheese” (UUGUGUGHGHGUHGUHGHGUGHUGHGUHGUHGUGHUGUGHUGHGUGH CRINGE HURTS BUT THATS LIFE), other than water, the best drink for me is Dr. Pepper (cherry), other than Smash or Pokemon there hasn’t been other games that I’m eager to play, however I do like watching games like Tekken, Hearthstone, and other Nintendo games from time to time. And, for the final random fact. TT. That’s all I’m going to say. If you know what that is, I feel slightly embarrassed, but at the same time, I give you props for knowing what that is.

That wraps up about everything I wanted to say! Again, sorry for delaying a post for quite a bit, I’ll try to make this a priority when Tuesdays and Thursdays come around! Also, hope you had a nice 4th of July! Cause America! Freedom to use fireworks eventhough they are illegal! YEAH! Alright, alright, I’ll let you be. Give me topics to talk about! Could range from things you think should be discussed or anything in general as long as its blog worthy. Thanks for reading! :]

-Geri

Upcoming Topics:

-The Internet (general idea of it)

-Random Opinions (Opinions and how it works nowadays)

-Beginners Guide to Competitive Smash (where/what to watch, etc)

-EVO (tournament series)

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Schedules & Topics

Hello! I don’t have a “legit” topic to talk about today. That and I was being lazy…again. So, I’m going to make this short and talk more about scheduling and possible topics for the future.

Scheduling:

I will make posts every Tuesday and Thursday. There maybe some posts during the weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). As of 6/27/17, this will “hopefully” remain consistent until school starts back up again which would be early August 2017. Once school starts, it would convert to weekend posts only.

*Another thing, there is a possibility I might not be able to post due to me possibly going out of state with my family around late July. Just a heads up! :]

Topics:

Topics pretty much run this entire thing. If you are interested in this blog or want me to touch upon a topic, give me ideas to write about. If I think the idea would make a good post, then I’ll use your idea and even credit you at the very beginning of the post. What is considered “good”, is all up to me. So yeah. GIVE ME IDEAS K THX

Here are some that are going to be covered later on:

-More about me

-The Internet (general idea of it)

-Random Opinions (Opinions and how it works nowadays)

-Beginners Guide to Competitive Smash (where/what to watch, etc)

That’s about it! Ty for reading. :]