Happy New Year, everyone! I can’t believe it’s 2016, and it’s the first Saturday of a new month. Therefore, it’s time for another round of Timeless Thoughts, a monthly blog link-up run by Georgie and me. This month’s entry is hosted by me, so 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 miss from your past! 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!
In October, I briefly wrote about meeting a bunch of guys in seventh grade, who introduced me to animes and video games. Lately, I’ve been thinking about them. One of the guys’ Mum was my band teacher, so many of our adventures occurred in the band room. Throughout the years, we chilled in the band room during lunch, after school, or on the weekend. Our group was small, and we were pretty tight until about our junior year.
Those four years we hung out in the band room were some of my favourite memories of my teenage years. Hanging out with the boys, they introduced me to so many JPRGs like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy. In fact, the boys would bring their game consoles to the band room, and I’d watch them play games like Final Fantasy VI, Super Smash Brothers, and some super robot game entirely in Japanese. Being a solitary gamer myself, I barely played and just talked to them about games and received suggestions on what to play.
Along with video games, we also watched animes in the band room. They made me like animes all over again with Slayers, and I was hooked on animes since. In fact, I began to buy (well, my dad did) anime videos myself, and I brought them to the band room to watch with the others. It was my contribution to the group, and I exposed them to animes like Tenkuu no Escaflowne and Saber Marionette J. We watched so much animes together that we had an unofficial anime club of some sort.
Fourteen years later, I find myself really missing those days. I really miss all the guys I hung out with, and I really miss our camaraderie. After high school, we all split and went our separate ways. I still keep in touch with couple of the boys in the group, and they also come back to Korea for a visit every so often. Although we are now split apart, I cherish those band room gatherings, for they have made a huge impact on my hobbies, my social life, and my own self.
With that said, this concludes my post! Below are the rules, banner, and the widget for you to submit your entry; you will have two weeks to submit! I look forward to seeing all your posts, and I hope to see you all again next month at Georgie’s blog!
- Link back to this info page: https://aigoo.me/timeless-thoughts with a text or a banner link.
- If you aren’t able to participate during X month, it’s okay! Feel free to join when you can!
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