Blogger Dossiers: Cat

Blogger Dossiers

It’s almost the end of May. Time sure flies by. I can’t believe it’s already time to do another Blogger Dossiers post! I asked Cat if she’d like to be featured. Cat and I go way back! Our mutual love for animes, mangas, video games, and blogging brought us together. Get to know Cat better with this post, and do follow her on Twitter and Instagram!

Cat of SIlent White

Hello, I’m Cat, someone who likes food, turtles, and cute things more than she should. During the day, I am a software developer and manager, but during my free time, I like to work on my hobbies like photography, cosplay, and video games. I’ve been making websites since 1999, back when animated GIFs, glitter graphics, and repeating backgrounds were all the rage. My sites have changed over the years, but I still call Shattered Wings my internet home, and Silent White is where I ramble.

Personifying Photographs

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Remarkable Recollection

One of my favorite memories is my second trip to China in 2004. Most of my family on my dad’s side went at the same time (from the US), and we met up in my parents’ hometown. It was fun to hang out with my cousins, and we saw both my mom’s and my dad’s old houses! (They grew up in the same city but different villages.) Hard to believe, but my family on both sides still own the house they grew up in. Some of their belongings were still inside too, which I thought was amazing. It was a look into the past that I was not expecting.

Musical Moment

“Somewhere Only We Know” is a long time favorite that I never get tired of, and it’s a very comforting song to me.

Coffee Break Conversation

What is your absolute favourite cosplay outfit and experience so far?
My favorite outfit and experience are actually two different ones! My favorite cosplay is Zia from Bastion because I love the design of the costume, and I’m a big fan of Supergiant Games. My favorite experience was cosplaying from Spirited Away. I made a Haku costume for myself and Chihiro and No Face costumes for my friends. No Face really stood out (I added height to the costume), so we kept getting stopped for photos!

What is one video game you can play over and over again and why?
Minecraft. Sometimes I get on just to mindlessly mine new materials; there’s something relaxing about it. It’s also easy for me to spend hours exploring the world or building something in the game. Plus, every major update Minecraft has makes me interested in it again!

If you had to eat only three things for the rest of your life, what are they and why?
There’s a few things I never get tired of. Pizza, to cover the unhealthy/guilty cravings. Rice bowls because they’re simple, filling, and depending on the toppings, can be healthy. Lastly, ramen because I need a big bowl of broth and noodles in my life.

Which do you prefer: anime or manga and why?
I often prefer manga because in most cases, it’s the original, and the anime tends to change things. I can also get through more story in the manga in a shorter time than watching the anime. Though lately, I’ve been watching anime more thanks to Crunchyroll.

Where is your next overseas travel destination? What are some of the things you would like to see and do there?
I’m actually going to Japan again! My trip is booked already, and we’re going to be there during festival season. The most notable one we’ll be going to is the Tanabata Festival in Sendai. We’re spending half of the time in the Tohoku region and the other half in Tokyo. I also plan on cosplaying in Japan again. As who and where? That is a secret for now!


  1. Wooooo I love Cat! :) It was great reading more about her but I certainly wasn’t surprised at some of her answers. I also love the song Somewhere Only We Know. For me it held some negative connotations but soon became a bittersweet song for me.

    I found Minecraft so calming and relaxing to play as well, though I haven’t played it in a while. I think it is the simplicity of the game that kinda gets me.

    Rice bowls are AMAZING :D

    So excited to hear that Cat is going to Japan again. I know her blog will be full of beautiful photos. And Japan is somewhere I know I will be going back to myself.

    • Aww, thanks Georgie! It’s been a while since I last fired up Minecraft too. My husband and I are about to for the newest update though. It has dual wielding in it!

      I definitely can’t wait to share Japan photos later! :D

    • “Somewhere Only We Know” is definitely an awesome song. I love it, so it’s a great pick!

      I am so jealous that Cat’s returning to Japan! She’s certainly making me wish I could go back!

  2. Thanks again for featuring me, Tara! This was fun to do XD We really do go wayyyy back!

  3. I love Cat <3 She's the greatest and her pick for her song is amazing =)

  4. Awesome! :D Cat is one cool…. cat.. 😍

  5. Cat is a wonderful person and blogger. Always interested in knowing more about her.

    • Yes, I found some of her answers to be revealing, too, so I learnt some new things about her as well! ^^

  6. Aw, Cat! I love her – she’s so cool. Her cosplays are amazing. She has skillz~

    Rice bowls and ramen are a good choice. Nom nom nom. Can’t wait to see her Japan photos on her blog!

  7. I’m glad to see Cat being featured! She definitely deserves one with all of the awesome stuff she does and shares! I definitely associate Hawaii with Cat because she goes ~all the time~ and shares her awesome experience and tips! Definitely looking forward to going there some day!

    Cat’s awesome with her cosplay crafting, I would be surprised if no one stops her! XD. It’s been a long time since I played Minecraft, but it’s a pretty awesome game! I wonder how much has changed during the past 3 years. Rice Bowls are major yummy!

    • Cat definitely shares a lot of her travel adventures! Hawaii and Japan are definitely the ones that I associate with her, too :D

  8. Hey nice to see Cat featured here!
    I love reading here blog whenever I get a chance!

    Pizza even I love. Guilt pleasure!

    Somewhere only we know by Keane was one of my recent favourites and I actually love it!

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