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Day 2: Do you want to be famous?

“She started off writing a blog about dating in Korea. Now she is changing Journalism as we know it. Let’s have a round of applause for Dina Daily!” – The Independent.

Yes. I want to be famous. And while I can imagine all I want is to become famous for being me, that’s probably not going to happen. But I do have a few ideas about how I will rise to fame.

Now before you guys jump down my throat to tell me that I am not thinking about the downsides, like not having privacy, I have already thought about everything. I will be fine!

The first way I see myself becoming famous is, by being the first black news reporter in Korea. Now, there may have been one already and Sam Okyere is probably going to beat me. But I really want to be known for breaking a barrier in Korea. I want to be known as Dina, the Black British girl who sounds like a Korean.

If that doesn’t work, I want to be famous for my booty. Hahaha I’m kidding!

I want to be famous for changing journalism orcoming up with a new form of journalism. Now, I know this is a big one, and probably the least realistic, but a girl can dream! Studying journalism really opened my eyes as to how slanted the media is. All major news outlets are reporting what they think is news worthy. But nobody really reports on important news unless it is negative. So I want to make a change!

The fun one, would be to be married to a celebrity! Now, don’t pretend like you wouldn’t want that to happen to you too! Who would reject their favourite celebrity crush?! So, Kim Woo Bin, I am waiting for you. 😏

The last thing I want to be famous for is helping people. In specific, the first thing I want to do is, to make Female Genital Mutilation illegal in every country. My mum was mutilated and is still traumatised by it. To defend my Grandma, she didn’t know any better as she was 14 and living in a country at war when she had my mum, so I am not angry at her. But it shouldn’t even be an option in any country. After doing that, I want to keep helping people by putting an end to as many problems as possible.

Now, I know some of you are thinking, ‘You shouldn’t help people for the fame.’ I understand where you are coming from. But, I believe that publicity is needed in order to make a big difference. What way better to get publicity than to be famous? I would use my fame to help people by bringing more attention to the problems and by fund raising events where celebrities and people with a lot of money are invited to donate money. I would make sure that those funds are all donated to the cause. Also, if I were famous, I would donate most of my earnings to whichever problem I would be trying to end.

So, yes! I want to be famous! And it’s not because I want money or because I want to buy a house.

Let me know what you would like to be famous for!

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Dreams

Since I got back from Korea, I have been having super weird dreams. It’s not like strange things happen in the dream but when I think about it, the reason why it is strange is because nothing weird happens.

Anyway, I’ll explain.

I obviously don’t realise that I am dreaming until I wake up, but the dreams I’ve been having are so realistic! The people in my dreams are the people I met in Korea, and the situations are so similar/realistic that I don’t realise that it was a dream when I wake up.

One example is that, in my dream, I am in my bed and I am wearing the PJ’s that I am actually wearing. I’m in my room, it is my bed, but my Korean friends and friends that I made in Korea are there. The conversations and activities that are happening are things that would happen. But for some reason, I cannot leave my bed. I am moving in my bed so I am not paralysed, but I think it’s my insecurity because I am in my PJs!

I then wake up and start looking around for the people who were in my dream because it was so realistic! It is the strangest thing!

haha I can tell by the look on your face that you either want to hear more or, you are thinking, why did you have to write a blog post about this?! lol

I just wanted to write about my dream in the hopes that it would make more sense to me. And it did haha!

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Dreams

I don’t know why people think it’s okay to doubt your dreams.

I want to live in LA after university. I want to be a presenter or an investigative journalist, I want to fall in love like how it happens in movies & fairytales.

If you asked me what I want to do after university, listen to me. I didn’t ask you to tell me how impossible my dreams are so please, keep your negative thoughts to yourself.

I know it’s hard to make it in LA, but I’d rather struggle to get the job I love, than be in a job I don’t have the most passion for.
I know I’m a mummys’ girl & I find it hard to think about living without her, but she encourages me & it gives me tge strength to plan out & act on my dreams because I want her to be happy & proud of me.

If anyone tells you that you won’t make it, or ‘that is a very competitive industry’, don’t listen to them. When you doubt yourself & your dreams, that is when you will fail. Always think positive, ignore negativity & believe in yourself. =]