Blogger Dossiers: Raisa

Blogger Dossiers

Happy Christmas and holidays to all my blogging friends and readers! I was amused to see that the last Friday of this month fell on Christmas, which means it’s time for another Blogger Dossiers post! For this month, I asked Raisa if she’d like to be featured. Raisa is a lovely blog friend, and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know her this year. She’s got a wide variety of interests, including video games, web design, and fashion. Follow Raisa on Twitter and Instagram. Have fun reading about Raisa!

Raisa of Little-Town.net

Hi all! My name is Raisa. I’m a web developer, marimo mommy, and aspiring seamstress. I enjoy video games, weight lifting, crochet, and sending my friends bad jokes. I’m a fan of many things, encompassing all sorts of media. And I don’t just like; I obsess (Tumblr is the black mark on my internet presence). I write about all these things and more on my nicheless wannabe-lifestyle blog, Little Town.

Personifying Photographs

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Remarkable Recollection

In college, my best friend and I had a game where we had to talk to each other in all caps. Texting, IM, email — you name it. We never broke this rule. It made serious discussions feel awkward, but we trudged on because if we faltered, we had to look for NSFW pictures. This game went on for months.

Musical Moment

The Calling will always be my favorite band. <3 Here’s one of my favorite songs from them, “Just That Good”.

Coffee Break Conversation

How did you get into video games? In fact, which game got you into gaming?
I come from a family of gamers. For as long as I remember, my family would hang out in the living room and play a round of Sega or Nintendo titles. My grandmother would even play Super Mario and Shadow Blasters! I have always associated gaming with bonding with my loved ones, and even now, I love discussing it with my friends.

It’s hard to point out which game got me into it being that I was so young, but Final Fantasy IX was the gateway to my love for RPGs. I was 13 when I discovered it.

Being a military spouse, what are some of the challenges you’ve encountered and do you have any insights to share with other military spouses?
My husband joined the Air Force to help pay for his med school two years ago, so he’s just in the Reserves at the moment. We have discussed the possibility that we’ll be moving a lot in the future, and he might be deployed at any time and I might have to raise our future kids alone. For anyone who’s in the same situation as me, I’d say have a long discussion with your spouse about the future.

Also, the military life will change your spouse, and you have to be prepared for that. It was a huge adjustment for me personally when mine returned from officer training. He wasn’t the same person, but it was for the better in the long run. It is okay to tell them how you feel. You two are still married after all. Communication is important!

Since you’ve vlogged before, who are some of your favourite vloggers that have inspired you?
In the past, I loved Fafinettex3 and xteeener. It’s surreal to see how much their lives have changed over the years, but mine has too! I also enjoy Ellebangs for hair advice. I follow tech channels as well, and I like MKBHD, Linus Tech Tips, and Pocket Now for Michael Fisher.

If someone was to go to Las Vegas, what is the one thing you recommend someone to do and why?
Go hiking at Red Rock Canyon! The scenery is beautiful, and it’s fun for the whole family. :P

What is your favourite physical attributes and how do you accent it?
I love my hair! I admit to getting easily bored with my appearance, and cutting or coloring my hair is a sure-fire way to change my look up. I spend a fair amount of time blow-drying, curling, or straightening my hair when I go out. I also love to wear hats.

Comments

  1. Ah I love this series! :D I’m listening to The Calling while I read this. It’s nice to see fellow TC fans. hahah! :D

    Merry Christmas, Tara and Raisa.

    I didn’t know Raisa’s husband was in the air force, that’s pretty cool. One of my closest friends is enlisted in the navy and will be leaving for training in a few weeks. I hope she doesn’t forget who she is when she comes back, even if it changes her.

    Btw, Raisa’s grandmother sounds like an awesome lady.

    • Girl, we still gotta hunt for Alex Band! XD I miss The Calling so much.

    • Yeah, the military can change people — for better or for worse — but that’s why friend and families are there to support them! :)

      Raisa grandmother does sound awesome, yeah? XD

      Glad you’re loving this series! ^^

  2. Thank you so much for featuring me! I loved everyone that’s been on Blogger Dossiers so far, and I’m honored to be a part of it. <3

  3. It’s pretty cool to be able to keep up with texting in all caps XD. I was wondering, what method is used to emphasize a word? Bolding or is that against the rule?

    A grandmother from that generation playing games is amazing. It’s amazing how couples can work their way through the relationship if one is away in the military. Hurray on the commitment!

    I can almost tell Raisa loves her hair with the change of style every so often XD!

    • Yes! Raisa’s hair is awesome, and I’m amazed by what she does with it! She can pull off so many awesome hairstyles and colours!

  4. AHHHH THOSE PHOTOS ARE SO RAISA!!! And the hair answer is so Raisa as well, haha! It was amazing getting to know her when she visited New York. I knew some of these things, but not Final Fantasy as the highlight of a gamer’s life! (Mine would be Zelda of course.) And I knew about Raisa’s military husband + he goes to medical school, but I didn’t think about Raisa having to raise their future children alone. I was also raised by a single parent for a long time so hope what ever you two decide (if you’re reading this, Raisa) for your future, you guys have my blessings in it. <3 <3

    • Mine was Chrono Trigger that got me into gaming seriously! :D Well, more seriously than a casual gamer, I suppose, haha! Ahhhhh games! They’ve been a huge part of my life!

  5. I love this series!

    I love reading Raisa’s blog, so I found this post really interesting. I’ve learned lots of new stuff about Raisa, so this was great.

    It must be hard being a military wife – those decisions can’t be easy on anyone. I don’t think I could do it anyway, so hopefully it’ll all work well.
    Xxx

    • I’m glad you like this series! :D

      I learned a lot about Raisa, too, so I’m glad to feature different bloggers through this column :D

      Military lifestyle is certainly not for everyone, but for those who are in it, I give them big kudos!

  6. Yay Raisa! Another blogger that I love to follow :D The photos she chose are so pretty, and it’s interesting to read about being a military spouse. I always love the way Raisa colors her hair!

    • Yes! Raisa’s hair is awesome :D There should be a page dedicated to it, haha :D

      Military lifestyle is certainly interesting. Maybe I’ll write about my own experiences as a civilian living in a military community . . .

  7. LOL – HER ALL CAPS GAME WITH HER FRIEND HAD ME CRACKING UP. I CAN’T EVEN…

    I need to head on over to her blog because this was a very informative post. Now I know what to do in Vegas and got a peek of military spouse life.

  8. Raisa is awesome and I love this post. I found it really interesting on her reply about having a spouse in the military.

    • I think her advice is quite spot on :D I’m glad to hear things from her perspective!

  9. Nice to get to know more about Raisa reading this! Hands down for her patience and support to her husband. <3

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