My Birthday 2017

It was my Birthday a few of days ago and I had a wonderful day.

I received nice Birthday messages, thoughtful cards and wonderful presents. The highlight of the day, I must say, is when my two year old Niece said to me “Happy Birthday Bro” because she calls me Uncle Bro. She’s very sweet and clever.

I don’t like a huge fuss or be the centre of attention I just like to spend a quiet peaceful day with my family. I woke up very early so I spent some time in my summer house editing one of my stories whilst listening to the birds singing. During the day I played Mario Kart with all my family and we then stayed up to the early hours watching One Punch Man. It’s fortunate we’re fans of the show and was worth the lack of sleep, haha.

A tad off subject but just thought to bring up something I recently learned about myself, how I used to fear failure.

This fact is important because it explains my thoughts, my obsession with being perfect and having a spotless record in every academic subject and emotional stress that extends back to my childhood. It’s only these past couple of years that I became more laid back and started to accept my weaknesses and being open to making mistakes. Yoga and Art helped me to make peace with my fear that isn’t really such a fear anymore, more of a dislike.

Back on subject- I had a wonderful day. It’s going to be an upheaval task trying to remember that I’m 29 but then again age isn’t really important, it’s more about how you feel. =)

 

Thanks for reading. =)

Ryan.^^/

A Time to Celebrate

 

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It’s been a very good week for me. One of the main reasons is the fact that I finally have my very own Summer House. It’s like a teal colour with a veranda at the front. I’m really happy with it, so happy that I decided to have a celebratory gathering with my family.

 

I always wanted to have a nice little cabin or summer house to write in and to draw in. If Roald Dahl can have a cabin, then surely I could, and that’s why I got one. It took quite a bit of time but it was worth the wait.

 

I also spent some time baking brownies for my sister as it was her birthday recently. I intended to make it like a cake and spell out her name in the form of smarties. However, it didn’t come out as I had planned. The tray was too big so I think it ended up too thin. I couldn’t really spell out her name in smarties as well as they were breaking up the brownies. Whoops! Still, she thought it tasted good and she appreciated it and that was the main thing.

 

I completed the second run through of the Atelier Shallie game. All I need now is to earn 6 trophies overall and when I do it will be the first ever time that I earn a platinum trophy on the PlayStation. =D

 

The Mario Maker game came today and the whole family had a go at playing some of the custom made levels online. We are all very impressed with the system and I think it’s really brilliant of Nintendo to allow fans to create their own Mario-esque levels. I’m going to really enjoy creating plenty of levels.

 

To top it all off I had a humongous epiphany for my main fantasy story. I figured out its setting for the overall story as well as the settings for the first book. I’ve been spending literally day after day brainstorming all ideas big and small.

 

This week has been a very good week and I intend to keep up this trend. =)

 

Ryan.^^/

 

Ps, the brownies picture is the same brownies that I baked and prepared for my sister’s birthday.

Happy New Year!

Happy 2014! ^^/

 

How did you celebrate your new year?

 

I spent my new year at my brothers. This is also a tradition of mine. I spend Christmas Eve at my sisters and I spent my New Year’s Eve/morning at my brother’s.

 

I used to spend all my time at home with Mum but over the past few years I’ve spent the festive celebrations outside of my home. The keyword here is ‘outside’ of my home.

 

This year we played a multiplayer game on the Nintendo Wii U (I can’t remember the name) and played who am I? I’ll go into depth with this bit in a few paragraphs time. 😉

 

To celebrate the New Year we put on Sky News and watched the countdown on the Big Ben clock. The fireworks, as ever, were magnificent. The few fireworks that went off in the neighbouring houses were pleasant on the eyes too. However, no fireworks can top the ones on the London Eye, or is it called the London Wheel? It was that big wheel that was built in the Millennium! It was how you would describe a spectacle. As soon as Big Ben hits the 00:00 of each year we would clug our drinks. I used my J2O as a cup clugger.

 

To get into the atmosphere better we turned down the lights. We were watching the fireworks when someone suddenly appeared in the front window! As you can imagine this made me jump out of my skin! I think some random stranger jumping in the front window and knocking on the window would scare anyone. ‘Who was this strange nutter?’ is what I thought. I knew who it was as soon as I heard her shout- my sister. XD!

 

She was celebrating her new years at her friend’s house who ironically was just a couple of houses down from my brother’s house. Along with a friend she came to clug her glasses with all of us. I didn’t really mind this but I can’t say that I appreciated her surprise entrance!

 

Ahem-

 

I had a bit of a trouble that very evening, (well, three in fact), with funny consequences I must admit. First one, I took my friend’s go on a game and made him come in last place. Second, I dropped my brother’s Sonic cup. Third… Well. Let’s just say I gave away a very good answer in the Who Am I? game.

 

I might have mentioned in the earlier blogs that I give answers or secrets away. I gave a huge spoiler away to my Mum on what happens in the last Harry Potter film, that evening. We all assign real/fiction people to each other. I gave my Brother’s Fiancée Mr Gingerbread Man, Cheese gave me Charmeleon from Pokémon, Sarah gave my Brother Sonic and my Brother gave Cheese Chris Eubank. A very good person I might say. However, my brother asked me, ‘can you see who Liam has?’ I then turned to the paper sheet and said, ‘oh yeah, Chris Eubank.’ …you can probably imagine what happened next! My brother gave quite a scream rage. XD I can understand why.

 

I don’t mean to give answers away like that. It happens naturally, too naturally for my liking. I subconsciously need to confirm my thoughts by speaking out loud. So I said Chris Eubank out loud to confirm to myself that I knew who Cheese was… I seriously didn’t think. And I will probably get yelled at for saying this but I thought this was quite hilarious, especially my brother’s reaction! I mean, I couldn’t do this on purpose, even if I tried! I don’t necessarily find the situation funny but more the irony. XD!

 

If I’m honest I was ready for bed at 12:30. I opted to stay at my brother’s though since I was able to save my pennies for a taxi and get a kind lift with a friend.

 

This is quite an improvement on my part. I got a lift with a friend with no family members present. I’m quite familiar with these friends so I don’t necessarily need family presence to feel at ease and safe. Additionally, I’m able to think what is more convenient rather than worry about social matters.

 

I don’t know about you but 2014 is going to be a cracking year for everyone, especially for those who I know and are related to. =) The only down side is that I’m still going to bed at 2/3 am in the morning. Oh deary me! To commemorate the New Year I will show you a couple of photos from my calendar, the Anime Mushibugyou!

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The Mushibugyou calendar 2014.

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This is January and February. In Japan each page covers two months. Quite fascinating, don’t you think? =)

 

Have a good 2014, everyone. ^^/

Ryan.