I have been staring at the laptop’s screen for the past half an hour and realized that I do not know what to write today. I think I must have contracted the disease called Post CNY Writer’s Block Syndrome. After writing so much about the Chinese New Year, I am finding it extremely difficult to readjust back to writing other things.
I noticed the page views for most of my blog posts during CNY are somewhat low. I suppose that is to be expected, only people who are not Chinese or people who has no life reads blogs during CNY (people like me and maybe some of you). I am surprised that my overall page views have not decreased much, there are more and more random visits from search engines and overseas propping the blog up in terms of blog stats.
Anyway, I think most of you who follows my blog closely before CNY are back. Let me share the links to all the posts that I made prior to and during the CNY holidays, in case you are interested to read back. Self-promoting mode ON
RG’s CNY Posts:
- February 1, 2015 – Chinese New Year Decorations @ Queensbay Mall
- February 15, 2015 – Chinese New Year Decorations @ Gurney
- February 17, 2015 – Home Sweet Home for CNY
- February 18, 2015 – Lazy Man’s Sugarless Blueberry Cheesecake (RECIPE)
- February 19, 2015 – Chinese New Year Eve 2015
- February 20, 2015 – Chinese New Year Decorations @ KL
- February 21, 2015 – Pre-CNY Activities
- February 22, 2015 – 年初二开年 CNY Day Two
- February 23, 2015 – 年初三 CNY Day Three
- February 24, 2015 – Chinese New Year Decorations @ Mid Valley City
Or maybe I can write about Kamen Riders. After finish watching Shinkengers, I have now been lured into the world of Kamen Riders (otherwise known as Masked Riders or Baja Hitam).
The Kamen Riders today is very much different compared to the Kamen Riders that I watched as a kid. When I was a kid, my most favorite one was Kamen Rider Black RX.
I am now watching a relatively new one, called Kamen Rider Decade.
Some girls that I know are crazy about Decade too. No, wait, they are crazy about the man behind Decade, Tsukasa Kadoya. Apparently he is very handsome. You can judge for yourself, here..
The most glaring difference that I noticed between the old Showa era Kamen Riders (like Black) and the new Heisei era Kamen Riders (like Decade) is the way their cool factor are portrayed. Let me show you a video clip. Watch it, you can either reminisce your childhood, or understand why some boys like stupid TV series like these.
The first one is Decade. Then the two old farts after that are Black RX and his predecessor, Black. Decade’s henshin 变身 (transformation) looks cool thanks to modern day special effects. If you look closely, he doesn’t need to do much other than some slight hand movement and then just standing there. Black and Black RX’s henshin however, come with elaborate poses. In the old days, there were not super cool special effects, the way for the superheroes to look cool is to perform elaborate poses. That is why I loved these old Riders more than the newer ones. When I was watching them as kids, I always imagined that Kamen Rider is real, that if I got the poses right then I would be able to transform, and the reason why I failed to henshin was because my poses were not perfect. I spent a considerable amount of time and effort practicing the poses secretly, hoping that one day I would become a superhero myself.
Okay, I think I should stop talking about Kamen Riders, less I embarrass myself even more. 😳
What else can I talk about?
Maybe I can show you pictures of my meals since I officially ended my CNY holidays and got back to work.
Oops, no, that’s the wrong photo. Let me do some editing to remove irrelevant parts..
This might sound funny, but I think to avoid an extremely unhealthy CNY, coming back to work early has been the correct move for me. At home, I have an ultra health conscious mom who will constantly nag about me being a 肥仔 fatty, but I also have to deal with the sight of snacks and cookies and pastries, prepared by the very same person. Now there is no one to scold me for overeating, but I do not have to deal with the snacks anymore.
Some say: if you have not gained at least 5 kg, then you have not had a wonderful CNY. If we measure by this statement, my CNY definitely sucked this year..
And on that bombshell, I think it is time to end today’s random post..