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26 March 2016 @ 11:25 am
March Question Meme: Day Twenty-Five  
Asked by sictransits:

What is the best meal you've ever had?

I'm not sure there's a specific meal that I can answer with, but in general pretty much anything my mom makes. Like, there is something about homemade food that just hits the spot, which I'm sure most can relate to especially if you grew up with a particular kind of dish that if anyone else made it, it wouldn't taste as good. That's how I feel about whenever my mom prepares either a dinner or just makes one specific food. ♥ ♥ ♥

Also, another meme:

Comment for a letter and then fill in the following statements.

batmarg gave me the letter "S".

Something I hate: Slow drivers and speeders on the road. Everyone can relate, I'm sure, it's a universal pet peeve, but there's just something so extra annoying about someone who thinks they own the road, fast or slow. It's like nobody matters but them and their precious time.
Something I love: Shakes, specifically chocolate milkshakes.
Somewhere I've been: San Jose, California. I've been there several times, most notably to visit the Winchester Mystery House which is one of my favorite attraction places, since I'm fascinated by the history and the layout of the entire house in general. I really want to go again sometime, perhaps on the flashlight tour.
Somewhere I'd like to go: San Diego Comic Con. Despite my social anxiety and disliking claustrophobic crowded spaces like that, never mind how expensive it would be and how fast tickets get sold out immediately, just attending once in my lifetime would be fantastic.
Someone I know: N/A
A film I like: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I've always been a casual fan of the Star Wars franchise, but The Force Awakens is probably the first time I became slightly fannish about it.

And lastly, wretched gave me the letter "E".

Something I hate: Exercise. I do it, but I absolutely fucking hate it. And I'm talking about the straight up exercise routines that aren't fun in any way, shape or form, unlike certain physical activities where you aren't aware you've been losing weight/calories and gaining muscle from (such as swimming, dancing, walking, etc.) As much as I have exercise DVDs and use them to help me break into a specific routine, it sucks every single time because it is not enjoyable. I have to mentally and physically push myself to actually get through it. I prefer the fun working out activities versus the straightforward ones, to be honest.
Something I love: Eating food.
Somewhere I've been: Epcot at Disney World.
Somewhere I'd like to go: Europe and Egypt are to places I'd like to visit someday. But then, I just want to travel the world in general, so.
Someone I know: N/A
A film I like: Eko Eko Azarak, a Japanese horror film franchise based off of a manga which features a teenage girl who goes around to different schools to fight evil forces. I discovered it years ago when I was looking for more Asian horror movies to watch, and was immediately drawn to it because of the main character and subject matter.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Inna - Bad Boys
Chelsea: Sports → Stephen Gostkowskisictransits on March 26th, 2016 08:02 pm (UTC)
Homemade food is definitely the best!
night_owl_9: Arcee - hear and respondnight_owl_9 on March 26th, 2016 08:12 pm (UTC)
Homemade food is so wonderful :)
Laerynlaeryn on March 26th, 2016 09:59 pm (UTC)
SDCC is something I've always wanted to attend. Nvm I live in Europe and all lmao.

Mom's food is always best. No other Spaniard makes tortilla de patatas like my mom does, sorry not sorry.

Gimme a letter!
Renéerogueslayer452 on March 27th, 2016 04:05 pm (UTC)
It's definitely something you have to save up and plan ahead far in advance for, even more if you're overseas and wanting to go just for the experience of it.

Your letter is....G!

Julie: FMA ★ more than thisragnarok_08 on March 27th, 2016 01:18 am (UTC)
Homemade food is always so good :33
sentry mode activated: btvs | except for bunniesellipsisms on March 27th, 2016 03:41 am (UTC)
I would love to go to SDCC so bad! I go to the NYCC and the crowds are already bad enough lol, but SDCC is where it's at! But ugh yeah, dealing with all the people and lines and stuff would not be fun. >.>
Renée: Defiance. Irisa Nyria.rogueslayer452 on March 27th, 2016 07:22 pm (UTC)
I know that there are other comic cons that are smaller (in comparison to SDCC, that is) in other cities where I can also have a similar experience. The only other massive convention I went to was Dragon*Con and, while less of a media spectacle as SDCC has become, it is still rather huge in terms of walking and crowds. SDCC is basically the place to be and to just be able to experience it would be lovely. Though I often think about my anxiety levels and what panels are worth waiting hours for. Which is, you know, the kind of planning ahead you have to do for any convention anyway, lol.

I would also like to cosplay at some point. I've only ever worn fandom-related shirts to show my pride, but I would like to just wear a costume of sorts. I tried planning one for D*C but it wasn't finished in time.
Driver Picks the Music: batmanbatmarg on March 27th, 2016 04:04 am (UTC)
I'd love to visit the Winchester Mystery house. I heard about it after i watched Rose Red...which should've probably made me want to avoid it lol

just attending once in my lifetime would be fantastic.

Me too.

Sounds like i definitely need to check out Eko Eko Azarak
Renéerogueslayer452 on March 28th, 2016 04:40 am (UTC)
Aww, I love Rose Red! I saw the miniseries when it aired (and I now own it on DVD). I remember making that connection about the story along with the Winchester Mystery House and how it was heavily influenced with the continuous building in order to appease the spirits and the superstitious that was involved. Learning about the Winchester house was fascinating in itself, but just seeing the house and going on the tour and walking through the entire place was so captivating. Whenever you get the chance to go please do, it's definitely worth the trip and admission.

Yes, I highly recommend the Eko Eko Azarak films. There are three in total (Wizard of Darkness, Birth of the Wizard, and Misa the Dark Angel), with there being a fourth but that is incredibly hard to find.
Hadeersakuraberries on March 27th, 2016 04:56 am (UTC)
yoooo I totally feel you on exercise; I LOATHE it with every fiber of my being. I like walking and dancing and things like that (if only I knew how to swim!), as you said, but actually, like, going to the gym? or doing HIIT workouts? I would rather do literally anything else. I have never been able to maintain consistency at a gym for more than a couple of months. exercise is the worst.

And same about SDCC! Part of me thinks I wouldn't enjoy it because of the crowd and maybe I'd be better off at a smaller convention, but it's SDCC! I feel like I have to go at least once just to experience such a huge meeting of fans.
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on March 31st, 2016 06:28 am (UTC)
Even with certain workout DVDs that have incorporated dancing elements can be a challenge to get through sometimes because there are sections where I know I cannot do, though the beauty of doing those at home is that you can actually not do them and just jump right back into the groove with the parts that you know you can do. But overall, the whole aspect of exercise in general, no matter whether you're in the gym or doing routines at home, is essentially not fun. I think a lot of the times we know it's too much work and we associate that with it not being fun, because you have to literally force yourself to get through it, whereas with other physical activities that aren't strictly exercise-based but still gives you a good workout are more enjoyable.

Like, I would prefer going to dance class versus going to a gym workout class. They both offer the same amount of exercise quality, but one is more enjoyable than the other.

SDCC is one of those things that just gets bigger and bigger every year, and at this point it's become quite a media attraction in general and more corporate than how it used to be many years ago, which combine that with the massive crowds it might not be as enjoyable as smaller, more contained conventions. At the same time though, SDCC is something where you just have to go once. I remember going to Dragon*Con a while ago and it was such an enjoyable experience that I want to relive it again.
we can't give up. that's the deal.: ga/ japril reunitedomgpeyton on March 28th, 2016 03:23 am (UTC)
This answer is so sweet and so true. It was hard for me to get used to american food once I started to go to school for this reason. Not that I didn't eat it at ALL at home but, for the most part I ate my mom's filipino food 24/7. It's still comforting to come home after a long day and to find a pot of something familiar waiting!

Oy, slow drivers can be just as dangerous as fast ones!
Renéerogueslayer452 on March 30th, 2016 04:05 pm (UTC)
There is just something about having that special touch whenever someone in your family prepares a specific kind of food or meal that anything else doesn't even compare. It's a combination of warmth and memory that reminds you of home, and it just hits you in the right spot. :)

Oy, slow drivers can be just as dangerous as fast ones!

For real, though. People think being slow is better than being fast on the road, but it can still be just as hazardous. I hate being stuck behind slow drivers because it doesn't occur to them that they are blocking up the rest of traffic behind them. I don't often want to be judgmental about a person who is behind the wheel (because when I was learning to drive I was very anxious about going too fast or too slow), but sometimes these people are so oblivious to how they drive it's ridiculous.
dance with those lions: fedcon: us with nichelle nicholsdance_the_dance on March 28th, 2016 04:11 pm (UTC)
YES, straightforward exercise is SO BORING. Fun activities, especially dancing, as much better. :D And walking. I loooove walking, I don't even count it as exercise tbh.

I live in Europe so I'm not really considering SDCC anytime soon, but I absolutely love Fedcon. :D As relatively tiny as it is, it's the biggest con in Europe, so that's something. :P
Renée: Inara Serra. Smile.rogueslayer452 on March 29th, 2016 04:34 pm (UTC)
I tend to do this thing when I'm driving anywhere to park further away from the entrance than others, because aside from the insanity of crowds during specific parts of the day, it allows me to walk which I can definitely handle. It's something my mom has instilled into me that we wouldn't make such a fuss about getting the closest parking space but instead just walk because it's good exercise. I also walk my dog, too. :)

I have heard that the conventions in Europe are a bit smaller and more contained in comparison to the US ones. At least with some actors who have gone overseas to those conventions they seem more laidback and chill versus how the conventions here treat them, particularly the specific fan-run ones where the actors can spend an entire weekend just hanging out and chilling.