Said the cupboard. I thought that it would be a phase, but it has come a long way to become my pride and joy. I thought that the cupboard would last at most two years before I went MIA, but the blog pulled me out of my lowest points and made me write, write, and write to distract myself. From a little space for me to write about dramas, the talking cupboard has become a big part of me that I cannot let go just like that. It’s not too much to say that this is one of the places I spent most of my twenties, and I intend to do so for years to come.
Last year has been overwhelming and a bit challenging for me in terms of blogging because of some issues, but there are lots of good things that happened, which made me proud of myself and the cupboard. the talking cupboard finally got its own domain in April after a few days of tinkering and setting up, and it was nerve-wrecking for me, at least. Thank God, there’s not much problem since then, and the domain will stay the same, or revert back to https://thetalkingcupboard.wordpress.com if I happen to forget to update the domain in the future (I pray not!).
I also had the chance to meet a few of my online friends back in August, and the Sunday meetup was probably one of the best afternoons I had spent in my entire life. It was my first time meeting them in person in Malaysia, yet it felt like I have known them for years. We clicked so well and talked non-stop about dramas, movies, and the celebrities, of course! Although I was excited to meet Nelly, DDee, Jan, and Netty, I was so nervous because we only talked on twitter and the blog, but all the nervousness literally evaporated once we were huddled around the table in the crowded restaurant, chatting and giggling and howling until we attracted the attention of people around us. Hahaha! I hope that we can see each other again 🙂 So…anyone from Malaysia who would like to have a meetup someday? I can’t do Kpop but I love to talk about dramas!
I realize that the post count is getting fewer these days, now that it’s more difficult to stay focused on blogging for several hours straight. It has been one year since I completed the recap for Kill Me, Heal Me, and I haven’t seen any recap project to completion. Maybe I didn’t have enough love for those shows to recap them, or maybe I was just being lazy. I admit that I would rather spend the time watching dramas and learning Korean (and moping over the episodes I have just watched, like what I’m doing for Signal) than recapping dramas nowadays. I’m still waiting for the show that will make me fall head over heels for it, enough for me to prioritize its recap over my sleep.
Still, if not for the cupboard, I might not be as serious as I am when it comes to studying Korean. It was almost an impulsive decision back then to have this blog, but I think my 20 years old self would be happy to know that the 25-year old version of her can understand Korean articles (although NAVER dictionary often comes to her rescue, HA) and enjoy the dramas even without subs (when she is not lazy, that is). Translating interviews was something that I could only imagine back then, but now, I am using it as one of the ways to learn new words and enrich my Korean vocabulary. I still have a long way to go, especially when it comes to articles about Korean culture..and that is why the posts take a long time to complete ^^;
Last but not least, this blog won’t have survived this long if not for your support. Thank you for all the likes, questions, answers, critics, suggestions, and ideas, because you have made it possible for the talking cupboard to improve and reach a lot of milestones throughout the years. From hundreds to thousands, ten thousands, hundred thousands, and millions of views, I owed it to the viewers of the blog, no matter if you’re one-time viewers or longtime followers. Thank you again, and see you around 😉