Friday, September 30, 2016

Top 10 Played Songs - Fall 2016

A while back, I wrote a list of my top 15 played songs of 2015. Well, that turned out quite well received and a couple people asked me to make another one for 2016. I will now do this seasonally, so here is my list of top 10 played songs of fall season 2016. Fun fact: none of the songs are later than 2013/2014. Yikes.

This time, in alphabetical order:

DGNA "Sad Story" (2013)- And this kicks off Flashback Friday, which is basically this entire list. I constantly adore DGNA because of their vocals and this particular song had been my favorite for a few months.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Evolution of Dance Covers (Summary)


As some of you may know, I've been in various dance/masquerade competitions for a while, and Kpop competitions in particular since 2013. During which time the state of dance covers in general began to flourish and evolve. This will be a considerably more mixed personal post (even more so that fanaccounts and reviews) about this evolution, especially in the American internet. I will also be talking about Jpop and Kpop alongside each other.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Gender Tag Project (Ashley Wylde)

Ashley Wylde created the Gender Tag project and because June was Pride month, I was given the opportunity to go behind the scenes of San Francisco's Pride Parade to collaborate with some members for the Gender Tag!
My personal answers are below:

Monday, June 13, 2016

Fanime 2016 Con Report

I am finally happy to say this year was definitely more positive compared to my personal previous 2 years of Fanime. I will also update this post as I find more photos/videos.
Disclaimer to start off:
I will address the fact that many other people were not happy with #Linecon2016. Although I am not a head and therefore not authorized to speak on behalf of staff, as part of staff for the past 3 years and friends with many rovers for the past 6 years, 2016 was nothing compared to 2012 and 2013. The department heads has also been working on things related to disclosed policies, which may be part of all the registration changes.
Moving on!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Resa's Recommendations - Manga & Anime

Hi everyone! This summer, CON SEASON is starting up once more!
Thus, why not a better time than to talk about my favorite mangas and animes?
Oh, the good ol' Hetalia days. Vlog to come!
By the way, if you happen to be coming to FanimeCon 2016, make sure you stop by Fanimaid Cafe and Fanimaid!Live, as well as Fanime Cosplay Chess!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

What You Need to Know for Funky Hair Dyes


About 2 years ago, I recorded a time lapse of me dying my hair with Special Effects, because several (or more like 3) people asked how I did it. 

So see below for lots and lots more detailed information.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Top 15 Played Songs of 2015

This is a quick summary of the top 10 songs I played in 2015. I have other plans for "2015 Review" type posts or videos, but they'll be coming soon/eventually. Note: not all the songs are from 2015- they just happened to be ones that I played.

1. Exo- El Dorado (2015)
I admit this is a guilty pleaser. The bridge, chorus, rap all blends together amazingly, a pleasant surprise since the original trailer in 2012. Bonus awesome dance that I eventually plan on covering.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

What Not To Do For Job Interviews

An interview is one of the key components of landing a new job. The preparation for it can be daunting, but with enough practice, you can have a higher chance of landing the position. Here's a list of the top 5 things you should definitely avoid for a job interview:

1. Don't know anything about the company: It tells the employer you haven't done your research on either the company or the position and that you don't care.

2. Haven't practice any of the questions- or asking questions: The only way to be confident when the hiring manager asks you questions (especially trick questions) is to practice good answers (and good questions) beforehand.

3. Don't have a proper resume/cover letter: Think of your resume as an attention grabber and the solid evidence of your mere existence to your employer. You should definitely avoid poor presentation, grammar, spelling, and descriptions.

4. Late or messy attire: There's nothing more despicable to a hiring manager than a potential employee being late or looking unprofessional. I highly recommend a suit for both men and women if you can't think of anything else to wear.

5. Don't downgrade previous employers or yourself: There will be trick questions that tells the hiring manager that your skills are not qualified, that you may not be trustworthy or worth hiring, and that you would not be a pleasant coworker to be around.

In the meantime, here are things I've personally found that you should do at minimum: Google common interview questions. Rehearse with a friend, or at least a mirror, to memorize what you're going to say and how you're going to say it- body language matters! Bring extra copies of your resume and a notepad. It is okay to write down the questions that you're going to ask the employer. Get rest, arrive early, and do some relaxation breathing before the interview.

This may be some harsh information, but, speaking from personal experience, it is reality. Here are some more information that saved me when I was researching and practicing for job interviews:

Questions You Should Ask
Common Interview Questions
Smart Answers to Interviews
Job Interviews for Dummies
Do's and Don'ts

Saturday, October 31, 2015

How Not To: Cosplay

Happy Halloween! In the spirit of Halloween, I want to talk about- cosplaying. Cosplay (コスプレ kosupure), a portmanteau of the words costume play, is a hobby in which participants wear/make costumes to represent a specific fictional character.

I've been cosplaying off and on since 2008, mostly with friends or classmates. By no means am I a proficient cosplayer-- I have never done any photoshoots or professional modeling, and all masquerade skits I've been in are... admittedly crap. Therefore, I do have much more experience on how NOT to cosplay.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Guide: Color Balance, Brightness/Contrast, and Levels

When editing images, you may sometimes want to use filters to easily make things look better or cooler. But what about when you want to make practical adjustments? This is a quick guide to 3 ways to tweak colors. And also a side entry to go with this "makeup tutorial" I made:

So let's go over what these 3 tools are and how they can best be used.