While cleaning up all the flickr hosted pictures on here and turning them into google hosted ones, I stumbled upon this post from 5 years ago. Redid the quiz, and now got Singaporean as a dialect. I wonder how I answered differently from last time, where their top choice for me was South African? Now, they have also identified that I have spent more time in the US, which probably comes from all the sentences I approved as sounding grammatical (but actually are not) like “John works Tuesdays” etc. I’m not sure why they would choose my dialect as such but predict such a bizarre native language so incongruous with the dialect.
It took me about a month but I’m proud to say I’ve completely overhauled ALL the pictures on my food blog and rehosted them to Google, so good riddance to flickr. They did a good job hosting while the free storage lasted. What I did do was buy a 2Tb external hard drive and backed up my photos to that again, so I have two backups (in case either HDD fails). I have no real need for high resolution on the cloud, so google will suffice. It also took google about 2 months to identify all the faces in my photos, which seems longer than average. Their systems must be overloaded. Everyone else who started backing up to google photos earlier than I did said it took a matter of days.
Edit: This blog has been overhauled too! It’s getting kinda age-y, by which I mean while rehosting posts that go back to 2007-2009, some old posts made me cringe, although not as badly as they did in my school days. Please do NOT look for them. Some poetry is still pretty good though! Although a bunch of others need to be overhauled, but that is definitely too much work for now. Everything else was put on hold while I was rehosting the pictures.
After binge watching ‘I live alone’ for the past week (I probably got through 30 episodes while rehosting?) I have decided that my 2019 crush will be Kian84. It is not often I have a crush on people who are less good looking than my husband :P But this guy is simply adorably socially inept. It is also not often I find social ineptitude adorable but stranger things have happened. When he smiles he looks just like one of those roly poly facebook stickers.
I bet he will be chuffed to find out that I went from crushing on TOP of Big Bang to him lol. TOP is still my phone’s wallpaper, which is always fun to explain to the kids we play with/babysit here sometimes. Z keeps trying to convince them that the guy on my phone is himself and that he is that good-looking :P The problem with Kian84 is that he is so low-key (he’s not even blue ticked on ig) that barely anything with him in it has been translated, whereas with Big Bang literally everything (radio show, podcast, variety show) that they are in would have an english subbed version floating about in some dusty corner of the internets. I like him but not quite enough to learn Korean properly. I’m getting better at the alphabet though, when they caption things in ‘I live alone’ I can make out most of the consonants and the more frequent vowels. Which of course doesn’t necessarily translate to understanding.
NB: Kian84 is his handle as a cartoonist, Kian refers to where he was born, and 84 refers to his birth year. His actual name is Kim Hee Min.