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