Blogger Dossiers: Intro and Sample Entry

Blogger Dossiers

I am so excited! Starting in August, I am starting a new blogging column called “Blogger Dossiers” :D This will be my take on “Blogger of the Month” feature, and it will also help me meet and get to know my fellow bloggers! The way it works is that I will contact a blogger about a month ahead to see if they are interested in this column. If they are interested, they will compile and send me the following information:

1. A photo of yourself.
2. An introductory blurb about yourself.
3. Three photos that define you. It can be your favourite food, your bedroom, your favourite hobby, and et cetera.
4. A favourite memory and write a blurb about it.
5. A song you recommend. It can be your all-time favourite song or a song you are currently into. Please provide a YouTube URL.
6. Answers to five random questions I ask you.
7. A Twitter account so I can tweet everyone to follow you. If you do not have a Twitter account, I will tweet everyone to follow your blog.
8. An Instagram account if you have one.

The entry will be posted on the last Friday of each month. So will the tweet. The blogger will need to submit the information a week before the post goes live. That way it will give me enough time to put everything together and do any editing. Please make sure that all photos are in good quality JPEG or PNG format and are at least 1024 x 768 pixels or larger maintaining the 4:3 ratio. Please zip them and attach the file to your email with your blurbs and answers :)

Sample Entry

The following below will be an example of a Blogger Dossiers post:

TC

TC is a Korean-American expat living in Seoul, South Korea. A longtime blogger since the ancient days of 2001, TC likes far too many things including animes, mangas, video games, books, films, and classical music. When she’s not blogging, she haunts and supports local coffee shops and explore different restaurants as a wanna-be foodie. She blogs at Aigoo Chamna Network and she’s also a huge Twitterbug.

Personifying Photographs

Coffee at Chansbros Coffee Branch Two Desserts Galore! Typewriter

Remarkable Recollection

When I travelled solo for the first time as an adult in 2004, I went to Guam to visit my best friend. She and I were friends since first grade, so her move to Guam really crushed me. However, we kept in touch (and we still do!), and our friendship continued strong as ever. My six-day stay in Guam was a super fun one. I stayed with her in her flat, and I saw and experienced her habitat. While I can’t say I enjoyed Guam — tropical island and I are not meant to be — I enjoyed my time with her! It was a blast!

Musical Moment

Coffee Break Conversation

What is the first video game you played?
The very first video game I remember playing is Pac-Man on an arcade machine at my local bowling alley. I was about five, and I even remember the panic I felt when those ghosts started to crowd in on me, and I couldn’t manoeuvre Pac-Man to get out of the way. I grew up on arcades, and I became the Queen of Horrible Button Mashing, especially with games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. :D

What is your favourite chick flick?
I honestly don’t care for a lot of chick flicks, but there are two I really like and enjoy, and I watch them often when I need cheering up. The ones I like are Clueless and Legally Blonde. Cher Horowitz and Elle Woods are great characters, and while their “valley girl” speak would grate me in real life, I still like them in the films! Plus, the leading actors are hawt in a geeky way, so that’s also another plus. Hee!

If you had to give up the Internet or chocolate, which would it be and why?
Now this is a super difficult question! Seriously, I love both so much, and if I had to choose one or the other . . . blarrrrrgh. You may as well ask me to give up water at this rate, haha! But to answer the question, I’d . . . I’d . . . darn it, I’ll give up chocolate. But only for a little while. Like maybe three days! XD

Who is one historical figure you like and admire?
If you’d ask me in high school, my answer would have been Anne Frank. Now? My answer is Sugihara Chiune. He was a Japanese Oskar Schindler, but unlike Schindler who originally began to profit off of Jews slave labour and rescued Jews with questionable moral issues, Sugihara simply rescued the Jews because it was the right thing to do. He saved many Jews by issuing out transit visas during his time as a Vice-Consul in Lithuania. Sugihara, unfortunately lost his standing and job after the War. He was recognised by Yad Vashem a year before he passed way, so that’s something at least. He was a hero in every possible way, and I have a lot of respect for him.

If you were given a chance to go back in time, which time period would you choose to travel?
I’d totally go back to the 1920s. That has always been one of my favourite eras because of the Lost Generation writers, the speakeasies and the entire Prohibition Era, and jazz music. Something about that era always intrigued me, and I’d love to check it out myself. I credit Laura Bow II for getting me into the 1920s as a child. That enthrallment only grew stronger as I became an adult. Watching Once Upon a Time in America in my college years only added fuel to that ever growing fascination!

And the sample entry comes to an end. I hope you all like this idea and look forward to the posts. I especially can’t wait to use this column to meet and get to know other bloggers. This will be a fun column for me!

Comments

  1. Such enjoyable music to read this blog too! *dances* Really excited for Blogger Dossiers – looking forward to reading all of them!

    http://media.giphy.com/media/W3ozdpUka2Rvq/giphy.gif Clueless is one of my favourite films – I was ecstatic when I found it on Netflix. Must have rewatched it like 1290234802309490 times now, haha. Paul Rudd is the ultimate cutie, too. I also really like Legally Blonde :D I have it on DVD.

    Sugihara Ciune sounds amazing! I definitely need to read more about him.

    PS. I still feel panic when the ghosts start to crowd in on me, lol.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed that song! It’s a fun, catchy tune, that’s for sure! :D

      Paul Rudd is definitely a cutie! *swoons*

      I hope you can look into Sugihara Chiune more. There’s even a documentary about him if you want to check it out! http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/sugihara/

      And glad I’m not the only one who starts panicking with those ghosts!

      • Michelle on

        Oh, I definitely know about Sugihara Chiune, he’s amazing. He saved so many lives! He’s really a hero in the eyes of many. I get that feeling because I have Jewish ancestry going back to my great grandmother and further back.

        And Paul Rudd hasn’t aged a day, honestly. I still find him a cutie, and Clueless? I have it on my computer so I can watch it all the time! ^^

        • Glad there are others who know of Sugihara-san! He needs more recognition!

          And woot for another Clueless fan! ^^

          • Chynna on

            HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN ANT-MAN? BECAUSE MY LOVE FOR PAUL RUDD HAS TRIPLED/QUADRUPLED/MULTIPLIED SO MUCH <33333

          • LOL. I’d no idea he was in Ant-Man XD Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Michelle on

    I can’t wait to see the entries to this! ^^ Gonna be awesome! I had fun reading yours, honestly.

    The 1920’s is an era that we will never get back because it was unprecedented in our history, but even still, it would be awesome to go back to that time!

    • Yay! I’m happy that there are people interested in seeing this feature :D

      And yes, 1920s is definitely a unique era that will not repeat itself anytime soon. It’s still awesome, though, and definitely a fascinating era!

  3. That is such an awesome idea and I can’t wait to read the posts in this new column! I really loved your example entry. :D

    • Thanks, Kya! It was really difficult trying to think of a format that’s different from the other BotM series, so it tickles me that you find this to be good! :D

  4. This is awesome. I love the format and the way you’ve done your own take on this. It’s more interesting than the way you usually see this done! :D

    Excited to see the series come to life!

    • Thanks for your help with this! Brainstorming with you and the others helped me come up with an awesome format. Thank you!!!

  5. I liked Legally Blonde! I agree that Elle Woods is a great character. It shows that girly female characters can still be strong. When it comes to internet or chocolate, I’d totally give up chocolate XD

    Oh wow, what Sugihara Chiune did is amazing. I wish people like him were more well known. Most people have heard of Schindler but probably not Sugihara.

    Anyway, this sounds like a neat idea! I look forward to the first one in the series :)

    • Yeah, it’s a shame that most people do not know of Sugihara Chiune, but I hope that will change :D

      And ditto on Elle Woods being a strong, girly character! You’re totally right about that!

  6. I’ll probably love these entries so much. :D

    Legally Blonde is such a fun movie. I think I’ll watch the second one for inspiration this month since I’ve never seen it before.

    Why the typewriter? Because you’re a prolific writer? ^^

    • I chose a typewriter for several reasons.

      1) I do like to read and write, and the typewriter represents words for me :D

      2) I like to type. Typing allows me to state what I want at the same pace my brain output the words. If I write, it comes out slower and I can’t keep up with my brain!

      3) It represents my love for vintage objects :D

      4) It’s just pretty with those dried flowers on top! XD

  7. Can’t wait for this series of posts! <3

  8. Really enjoyed reading your answers! This sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun & quite revealing of someone’s character. I love so many movies, it’s always difficult for me to just give one answer, but I go with the default Mean Girls because I’m always quoting it….but chick flick wise…really easy to answer since just like you, not really into them! Clueless was a great movie too & as a kid, I watched Legally Blonde a lot. It’s easy to hate on it, but LB has some great messages: work your butt off to get what you deserve, don’t let your sexuality get in the way of your career, don’t let your attractiveness or gender be the reason you got as far as you did, DON’T ASSUME A SITUATION, an ex who dumps you for someone else because of pedigree is a dick, you should probably date the hot TA who’s a genius & mature, but most importantly, don’t do something life changing just to get your boyfriend back, DO IT FOR YOURSELF. Oh oh & I liked that her bend & snap friend totally broke the guy’s nose, but he still asked her out on a date. Wait, last one: don’t judge a book by its cover. :) PFT & I thought I never cared about that movie, but once you think about it, it really was worth watching (especially for young girls).

    Lastly, the 20s! I might’ve picked the same time too & maybe the 50s. You know, post-great depression & WWII. Maybe even the 60s. So much happened every decade from women’s suffrage, the great depression, WWII, JFK, Rosa Parks, MLK, etc. Really shaped our nation, but I’m thankful to be living now & not back then. It’s not illegal to marry your same sex or someone outside your race, so….yeah!

    • I enjoyed your breakdown analysis of LB LOLOL! All of what you wrote rang true, and I found myself nodding throughout it XD LB definitely had several great messages for young ladies!

      The 20s, 50s, and 60s — all great eras! I agree with you that I wouldn’t want to live in those time, but I’d sure still like to have gone back even for a day to experience it. I agree that it’s great now that we can love and marry who we want despite of gender and race! That’s a good thing, really :D

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