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Day 8: What scares you?

What makes you almost shit your pants and crawl under your bed sheets? Falling in a dream? Losing your phone?

Mine is…

Clowns.

Now, I have a story behind why I am scared of clowns.

It also started when I was about 8 years old. I may have been younger, I’m not sure.

The night was October 31st! Halloween. After school, I decided to go to my friends house. She lived exactly 3 minutes walk from my house. Back in those days, we didn’t have mobile phones until we were like 13 if you were lucky. So I didn’t tell my mum as my plan was to get home before her.

Time comes for me to be going home. It’s about 5~6pm. Of course, I didn’t have keys because my older sister went to the same school as me and we always would hang out together. Not that day. So I go home and ring the door bell.

Nobody answers. My sister probably thinks I am a trick-or-treater.

I ring the doorbell again. A car pulls up behind me. A man in a clown mask comes out.

I hit the door with my tiny weak fists. I turn around, he has fireworks in his hand. I open the letter box and shout ‘Dalia, it’s me!!! Let me in!’

The clown starts laughing and running in my direction. I start screaming and finally hear my door being unlocked. Why did my sister lock the door?!

The door opens and it’s my mum. She thought I was already home and decided to lock the door without checking. Anyway, I am finally safe in my house and my mum doesn’t understand why I am so scared. So I tell her and I couldn’t look at another clown again.

In that moment, I literally thought it was a serial killer or some kind of murderer that was going to kill me. But now that I think about it, I lived in a tiny area were everyone knew me and I knew everyone. I still don’t know who it was, but if you ever read this, I HATE YOU!!

Anyway, since then, clowns terrify me.

Please let me know what scares you below.

By the way, I am so sorry for not posting the past few days, I have been so sick and am only just starting to feel better. But I promise you a post will come tomorrow!!

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2 years old!

Happy Birthday to my blog!! Today you turn two years old!

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This week has been great for my blog! On Sunday I received my highest views ever on my blog, thanks to my blog post about the Jay Park concert. I received over 200 views from Korea alone and about 500 views all together in one day! And now it is my blogs birthday!

Thanks to the success of my Jay Park concert review, I am more determined to write more. Soooo, although I am not a K-Pop fan, I will be going to more K-Pop, K-Indie and K-HipHop shows. There are only a few shows in the UK, but the number of K-Pop concerts are increasing here, and I hope that K-Indie would become more popular or at the least, just have a few shows in London.

As today is my blogs birthday, I decided to read my first post and reflect on how much my blog has changed and grown.

Of course, visitors to the site have grown, but I believe my blog has kind of started to fit in to a target audience. I have always had an interest in Asian culture, but since I came back from Korea, it has been the main focus of my writing.

Having said that, my blog is still random and although I posting more about Korean related stuff, I will always have the random posts about other things.

I hope that my blog will become more successful in the future, and I think that will be more possible when I am in Korea. My goal is to receive more subscribers! Although I do get a lot of hits on here, I don’t have many subscribers (but to those of you who have subscribed, I love you the most!). With an increase of subscribers I believe my blog would be more interactive because I do want to talk with my blogs visitors and I want to write what you want me to write about. So comment below already!!

Honestly, thank you all for reading my blog posts, If it wasn’t for you guys, I wouldn’t be so motivated to actually publish my blog posts. I hope this next year will be better than my last two and I hope my blog becomes more interesting for you.

Again, Happy 2nd birthday blog!!!

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Update

Hello! It’s been a while. I am back with an update on why I haven’t been posting on here the past two weeks. 

I know I stated in one of my last posts that I will be posting more often and I would do a lot of posts about K-Pop in the run up to the BigBang concert on the 14th, but I have had some devastating news. On the 5th of November, I received a phone call form my aunt telling me that my mum is in hospital. I ran to the hospital not knowing what to expect. When I arrived, I found out that my mum had a condition called AVM, she had bleeding in her brain which is classed as a stroke. 

She had to have an operation on the 6th of November to remove a blood clot and release the bleeding in her brain. Alhamdulillah everything went well and she is now recovering. Yesterday she left ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and has been placed on the neuro ward.

It has been a stressful two weeks for me with assignments and deadlines in the same week that my mother was taken to hospital. As I am in my final year of university I can’t miss any lessons and to be honest, I didn’t want to because I knew my mum would want me to carry on going to uni. She wants me to do well so that was what made me determined to attend my lectures & seminars. 

Anyway, now my mum is recovering, I won’t say that I will be posting on here more because every time I say that, something comes up! But I now have a little bit more free time and I can actually think clearer. 

Tomorrow, I am going to a Korean Language meet up in London, and I will try to record some footage and maybe do an interview with a few of my Korean & non-Korean friends about K-Pop & K-Dramas! I personally like Korean Films more, but none of my friends seem to have the same interests! I was also hoping on going to the London Korean Film Festival, but as my mum was in hospital,it wasn’t possible for me to go to any of the film showings. But there is always next year!

So, please, give me ideas on what you would like my to write or talk about and I will be sure to cover it!

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A bit late!

Although we are on the second thursday of the year, I have decided I’m going to start Project 366. I’m going to make a post everyday for a year.

I can’t really think of a topic at the moment, but I’m just going to start posting and then name the catagory as it makes it’s self visable.

=] Enjoy!