Aigoo Adventures: 4CC 2017

Aigoo Adventures

When I was 13, I remember watching Tara Lipinski (USA) at the 1998 Winter Olympics. She caught my attention because we shared the same name. The actual sport caught my attention, too — the spins, the jumps, the pretty costumes, the music, the elegance — they captivated me. After, my interest in figure skating wavered on and off, but in 2009, my interest in the sport grew. I watched the Four Continents Figure Skating Championship (4CC for short), and I became a regular follower of the men’s singles and ladies’ singles events. This interest led me to go on a day trip to the 2017 4CC event in Gangneung, South Korea.

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Aigoo Askathon 2017

Aigoo Askathon 2017 (Original Image from Unsplash.com)

Back in 2008 and 2009, I’d done some Q&A posts. I realised that I hadn’t done any for this blog since then, so I chose to do this again, this time allowing anonymous questions and coming up with a new alliterative title for this post. I’d received some interesting questions from my awesome blogger buddies, a couple of them are repeats of the ones I’d answered in 2008 and 2009, but I went ahead and answered them again. Some of my answers stayed the same, and some had changed. For this post, I separated the questions into several categories based on its topic. Thank you again to those who have asked me something! I hope you’ll enjoy reading my answers!

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Charitable Contributions

Charitable Contributions (Original image from Unsplash.com)

Before I start — last call to ask me some questions! Feel free to ask me anything! Moving on — after January 20, there had been a lot of events and happenings in the United States. Usually, I don’t pay attention to the political fiasco in the US, but the new administration in the capital awoke something in me. The changes have upset me and went against what I believe in. From human rights to immigration issues, I’d been very unhappy at some of the new stances the US politicians are taking. One particular issue had riled me up, and that led me to donate to its cause. From that moment on, I’d decided on a new goal for 2017.

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TC’s Treasures: February 2017

TC's Treasures (Original image from Unsplash.com)

It’s time for another round of TC’s Treasures! But first, take a moment to ask me some questions! I’ll be answering them in a future post. Anyway, back to my favourites — I didn’t think I was going to have a lot of them this month because I’d been doing my best to not buy anything because I really didn’t need anything . . . but then this sleeping mask and eye cream happened, and my best friend’s Christmas/birthday package came to me, so I ended up with a lot more favourite than I’d thought! I also ended up with a place as a favourite, haha! This month’s favourites are all over the place! Check them out!

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Timeless Thoughts: Blogger Bonds

Timeless Thoughts

The past couple of weeks were rather rough. I’d found out my former boss had a stroke, and I’d broken down in tears at work. The political mess in the US left me feeling quite discontent. Then something happened to me yesterday that really upset me. I was going to write about a topic regarding my postgraduate programme, but the incident changed my mind. I chose to write about this because it’s quite memorable for me already, and it’s something I know I will remember when I’m older, hence the last-minute change of subject for this month’s Timeless Thoughts entry. Georgie and I co-host this monthly link-up, and I am hosting again for this month. If you would like to participate, you’re more than welcome to join our link-up by submitting your entry with the link-up widget located at the end of this entry! This link-up is opened for two weeks, and your entry can be about anything you find unforgettable from your past or present! It can be an object, an event, a person — anything goes — and you can have more than one thing you miss. For this month, here’s what I’ve been missing lately!

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