2012 in review – Thank you for being part of my adventure!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 65,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

The recent report sent by WordPress made the first day of the New Year sweeter for your KamikazeeGirl. Thank you guys for being part of my 2012 and for not losing interest when posts started getting fewer and farther in between.

A thousand gommenasais for the lapse in my writing duties. The world has become to chaotic and tiring for me sometimes that I have come to be remiss of my regular posts in this site. I wish that I could blame it on over fatigue or just the general shitty-ness of things but I guess there comes a time in every blogger’s life that we hit a certain blogging fatigue and we try to step back and assess the work we have done in the last few years.

I started The Adventures of KamikazeeGirl around three years ago, to serve as my outlet – in both good and the shitty. Some of you may have remembered the time when this blog was the repository of all things Kawaii and Japanese. Those were the days when I can post up to 4 stories in a day — an obvious indication that I have nothing to do at work (that was the kaisha selling Japanese whitening products). I know that in the past few months, things were a bit different compared when the blog first started. I became more serious: there were more rants and ravings, than the usual adulation reserved for Jun Matsumoto’s eyes and acting abilities. (But yes, I will still name my first born male “Shin”, an obvious and apparent ode to his panty-loosening turn as Shin Sawada in Gokusen I.) I was growing old and this blog was one of the usual casualties.

Honestly, I think this blog was seriously looking for an identity last 2012. For a time, I was a bit leaning towards being someone that reviews and do stuff, like as if it was part of the new media landscape. Got invited here and there. But at the end of the day, is it really what KamikazeeGirl is all about?

You know, I realized that you guys were reading what I write maybe because there some bit of entertainment on how I cannibalize my life (my pleasure, guys! *__* ), and not because this blog is the new GOOP. My life, my interests and my adventures — these are the core of KamikazeeGirl. Thanks to your patience, I now understand WHAT this blog is supposed to be.

I hope we get to share more of our adventures in 2013. Here’s to cute Japanese and Korean boys, to traveling with less money on our pockets, to amazing books and awesome graphic novels, for heartbreaks and melodies and for all the silly things that makes us who we are. Cheers.

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