So, for this post I decided to be a little more casual and stray a bit off the topic of Asian entertainment. I realized that I am always giving my views on music videos, songs, dramas and other entertainment news, but none of my readers have really gotten to know me on a personal level. Obviously, not on a personal level where I give you my bank information or phone number and you steal my identity, but I have never really told my readers who I am and what I enjoy outside the KPOP and JPOP world. So because I feel like ranting about myself a bit and I have the time I have dedicated this post to describing who ‘Shanny’ really is.
I won’t disclose my actual name, but I sometimes go by the name Shanny or Shandi. I am nineteen years old and I am currently finishing up my first year in University. I am pursuing a degree in Urban Planning. I am originally from the Caribbean, but I am attending school in Canada. It is a HUGE change in my life, especially climate-wise, but I am forever thankfully that I have been given such an opportunity. I sometimes think of this opportunity as the beginning of my world travels. Yes, I do dream of visiting as many countries as I can throughout my life and I am determined to make this happen, regardless of the circumstances. It is a dream I’ve had for as long as I can remember.
I used to be really bubbly and hyper 99% of the time. However, as I got older I found myself getting more moody and annoyed easily. I have a temper that I try my best not to show. I won’t be the first to make conversation and when I meet someone for the first time I won’t say much. On the other hand, if I get comfortable with someone my crazy and zany side shows and I would never shut up. I won’t call myself an introvert or extrovert, I am more in between the two.
I am not lying when I say that majority of my life revolves around Asian entertainment. However, I do like other genres of music. I listen to a bit of soca, country, pop and R&B. I am not up to date with the recent music. I’m not too sure, but I think the most recent song I heard was Timber by Pitbull and Ke$ha. I LOVE alternative music and bands. Paramore and Marianas Trench are my favorite bands. I also listen to a lot of Flyleaf, Fireflight, Relient K, Fall Out Boy, Panic At the Disco and Evanescence. I can go on and on about the bands I listen to.
I do watch a lot of dramas and anime in my spare time, but I am also a fan of Pretty Little Liars, The Originals, WWE, Battlestar Galactica, Vampire Diaries and Twisted. Speaking of Twisted and Vampire Diaries, it must be noted that I have a huge crush on Avan Jogia, Ian Somerhalder and Daniel Gillies. Sometimes, I send my boyfriend pictures of Avan and Ian to annoy him. I’m a terrible girlfriend like that (laughs).
My boyfriend and I have only been together for several months, but we have been close friends for several years. I am the happiest I have ever been in a relationship and I really see a positive future for both of us.
Other than watch shows, listen to music, procrastinate schoolwork and sleep, I also enjoy blogging on Tumblr and WordPress, collecting lyrics and singing. Obviously, I don’t sing for people to hear me, but I sing every time I am alone. Maybe, when I am more confident in myself I will go to vocal classes or join a vocal group. I have also been collecting lyrics for seven years. Why? I don’t know, but I do know that for every song I hear I must collect the lyrics for it. I have thousands of lyrics on soft and hard copy. I stopped counting after year two.
I’m not a sporty person. I do not really know about sports teams and I only occasionally watch basketball, cricket and soccer games. I was part of my school’s track and field for a short period and I have done Taekwon-Do for several years, but my sports knowledge ends there. I am also not a gaming person that is unless you count Sims 3, then yes I play that religiously.
Well I don’t think there is anything else worth knowing about me. This was pretty much a rant so my thoughts were all over the place. So, I apologize if this post seems unorganized, but that is basically me in a nutshell!
Other random facts about me:
Favorite color: Yellow & Purple
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Favorite Snacks/Candy: Skittles, Reeses, Smarties (better known as Rockets outside the Caribbean), Cookies
Favorite Drinks: Dr. Pepper, Booster Juice
Favorite animal: Rabbits and Dogs
Role Models: My dad and my aunt J
Favorite movies: Titanic, Day After Tomorrow, Thumbelina