Real Neat Blog Award

It’s taken me awhile to respond – have been MIA generally from a lot of the social media stuff but I’ve been tagged for the Real Neat Blog Award!

Thank you to Megan from A Geeky Gal for tagging me (and if you don’t know her blog, then please do go and check it out! I’m not just saying that because she tagged me but she writes about a lot of geeky things like gaming and cosplay which is likely to resonate with you if you’re reading this).

The Rules:

  • Display the Award Logo.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
  • Answer the questions of the one who nominated you.
  • Nominate 7-10 bloggers.
  • Ask them seven questions.

Now, I’m late in answering these questions but at the same time I do want to answer them. So here’s my attempt (better late than never, right?):

Megan’s Questions:

  • If you have a New Year’s resolution, what is it? If you don’t, what is one thing you’re working on for yourself this year?

    Hmmm… I can’t really say that I do new year’s resolutions but I do definitely have goals in mind. I’ve noticed in the past however that if I announce it publicly (usually to a friend or on social media) that I don’t really have the willpower to actually accomplish it anymore. The reason why I used to do this was because I felt like someone would hold me accountable, but the truth is they would cheer me on regardless and I’d feel good, but never actually complete what I set out to do.

    Then I came across this article about why sharing goals isn’t always a good idea and everything made sense. So these days, I just say I’m working on something general. I will say that something that is on my radar is my health and I’d like to continue to lower my cholesterol levels to a be within the normal range (general enough, but something I’m working towards, right?)

  • What is something you are looking forward to this year?

    Though we’ve gotten off to a bad start with things like the bushfires in Australia and coronavirus breaking out in China, I believe there’s always something to look forward to. One of these is definitely the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons game launching next month. You bet I’m putting my pre-order in! I’ve dabbled with the mobile version, Pocket Camp which was released more than 2 years ago but I think it’s really great that they’re returning to console. Especially since I just bought a Switch last year.

  • Tell me one thing you love about yourself and expand on it if you’d like.

    My smile. That is all.





    I actually love laughing so I guess I’ll say that I appreciate my ability to laugh at things. Even if they’re not that funny. Maybe I just have a low threshold for laughter.

  • What is something you achieved last year that you are proud of?

    Launched this blog! I had been thinking about it for sometime, because I’ve always felt like it was always easier to express myself in writing rather than talking. Sometimes I run out of breath or water when I’m talking a lot on stream, so it’s nice to let my fingers do the talking every now and then.

  • Tell me about something you’ve watched or read or played lately that you’d recommend to me.

    A little indie game called Coffee Talk. I initially came to know about this game because another streamer and friend of mine, RoninuWu was playing a demo of the game. What drew me in was the beautiful pixel art, the chill music and the dialogue. In fact, this is probably what keeps me playing the game right now – I’ve still yet to complete it, but I am enjoying it and looking to write a review when I’m done 🙂

  • What are three things that you are happy about right now?

    – That I actually have enough money in my bank account to actually buy and replace things without having to worry about it (goodbye unemployed grad days!)

    – Though I may have few friends and family around me, it’s nice to know (and be reminded) that they care about me.

    – Made it another year though life! Leveling up soon 😀

  • What is one hobby you’d like to take up this year?

    I used to paint and draw as a child, but somehow I decided to put that on the backburner as I grew older. I’d like to take this up again and hone my skills and gain a sense of mastery with it. Obviously we’re all work-in-progress, but if I can keep learning and improving then I would say that is the (artistic) direction I want to go in.

    That, or maybe I’ll finally go and enrol in a martial arts class.

    — JP

Now my nominees are *drum roll please*:

Later Levels – a neat blog by Kim who writes about gaming as we gain experience in the real world and in game.

Leeks Plays – an avid Simmer at heart, Krista has been a long-time gaming that gives her thoughts on tech, gaming and lifestyle.

McKenna Talks About Games – pure discussion and a look at video games ranging with a focus on the Pokémon, Animal Crossing and Legend of Zelda franchises.

Everything is Bad For You – an attorney by profession, escaping through games, anime and other weeby pursuits is how this blog rolls.

Gao Li Occasionally Reviews – probably self-explanatory, but he’s talking about a variety of games here.

Why We Play Games – Kelly shares her in-depth thoughts on games and life in general, while analyzing why we choose to push that button.

Tales from the Backlog – because nobody wants to acknowledge the elephant in the room for people like us, except for Carlton.


And my questions for you:

  • What’s your favorite book? If you don’t have one, what is a piece of literature that you’d recommend for me to read and why?
  • If you only got to play one game for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
  • Where’s the next place you’d like to travel to and what are the reasons?
  • How do you life your coffee or tea?
  • Do you have any allergies?
  • Are you a morning lark or a night owl?
  • Who’s that artist or band you have on endless repeat when you’re looking for something to listen to?

Feel free to answer as little to as much as you like (or even not at all), I had fun writing this up and this has helped me break this dry spell and set some writing prompts for the future. Thanks again Megan for letting me do this and thanks for reading!

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