“13 Questions,” 3 years later

Allo, faithful viewers, readers, wishers, prayers, dreamers and golly whoopers! Three years ago, towards the genesis of this fine little blog, I answered an amazing set of questions that helped me learn more about myself. It’s been so long since I’ve done one of these and I’m interested to see how my responses have changed. Click here to read my 13 Questions in 2011, when I was 13!

I hope you enjoy this little window into my life.

1. Three things you want to say to three different people.

Grandpa: I will always love you. A person doesn’t completely die until everyone has forgotten — and I’ll make sure you never will be.

Tim: With every person in my life, I imagine shadows signifying the depth of their person fanning out behind them. Yours is among the longest … and I’m so glad you’ve made mine a little longer, too.

Katie: Hey, I kind of really love you. Keep shining~

2. One of my insecurities.

Surprise, surprise — my worst insecurity is that I’m terrified of not contributing enough. What is contribution, really, when everyone does it? When every drop of ink spilled onto a page is considered “contribution,” and when every kid has to volunteer a certain number of hours just to graduate high school? Meaningful contribution is what I’m worried about not achieving. (See I am more than a student for more insecurities.)

3. What turns me on.

A mixture of intelligence, humbleness, and passion, a very rare yet special combination to find. So many wonderful qualities come with intelligence, like perspicacity, creativity, and vulnerability. When mixed with the gentleness of humility and love for life that comes with passion, the result is a full and beautiful relationship.

4. One of my bad habits.

:’) It’s the same thing … I can’t seem to finish what I start! What can I say? Half my mind churns out meaty dreams and the other half is vegetarian.

5. Who I wish I could be.

I look in the mirror and I’m content with what I see. I like who I am, who I’ve become. Wouldn’t wish for anything more or less. I often think about the future me, but I don’t wish to be that person. I trust myself enough to accept what the future holds.

6. Where  I want to be right now.

With someone I love, doing something we both love.

Oops! Where?

New York. Always New York. I wouldn’t mind being a struggling, debt-owing student in you, my sweet apple ;)

7. The last thing I ate.

A Chick-Fil-A sandwich, no pickles! It made me feel sick. Haven’t had such a greasy sandwich in a while, but the peach milkshake made up for it. It was sweet with little peach chunks that just made my day ^_^ I recommend it to anyone who wants to taste some summer!

8. Sexiest person that comes to mind. 

Tim and his mesmerizing eyes.

9. What song I’m currently listening to.

Laughed out loud to this question! Guess it’s time you all know that alternative, indie-loving me also loves rap music. Here’s what I’m listening to — Warning, Mr. Gambino has a chronic case of sailor’s mouth.

(See music I normally listen to and if you can’t get enough, here‘s some more)

10. Last time I cried and why.

A couple of days ago .. See question pt I, question 1.

11. Something I’m excited about.

My mom’s coming home from the Philippines sometimes next week! It’s been almost two weeks and I miss her so much.

12. Best things about my life.

The best things about my life are the people in it. I have so much love for everyone who’s supported me, gotten to know me, and cheered me on these past couple of years. I am forever grateful for the opportunities I’ve been presented with, and I plan to make the most of them!

I’m also blessed to have good health so I can let this wandering spirit roam.

13. Three things I want right now.

There’s an almond milk chocolate bar downstairs right now.

But I don’t what that .. oh no, not at all…

 1) I want to throw myself into an unfamiliar country, forget about unimportant things, become immersed in their culture and never vacation as a tourist, ever.

2) I want that chocolate bar. I’ve always wanted to learn ASL. How rewarding would that be? As an aspiring speech pathologist, it’d probably be wise to take some classes.

3) I want to be out and about, shooting guns at the range, horseback riding on a remote beach, cooking soup with a friend… I’ll take experiences over objects any day.

YES! Completion! If I were to answer these questions every 3 years, the next time you’d see this is when I’m a freshman in college.. oh my.

Thank you so much for reading! If you have any additional questions, feel free to pelt me with them via the contact form or below. Love you all and warmest wishes!

PS: Would anyone be interested in poetry? I’d be happy to share a few of my better pieces.

Fun ‘What-Would-You-Do-Questions!”

I love answering these kind of questions. “What would you do if..”  I’ll answer some today :)

1)  If you had only 24 hours to live, what would you do?

I would say good bye to all my loved ones & friends, of course. Then I’d go do something outrageous. Like I’d dress up like a banana with my friends (or maybe just one, I think only one out of all of them would do it) & go running around in the streets. I’d attempt to go surfing &  I’d do everything I’d want to do in my life & do it in that one day. I’d apologize to people if I’d ever hurt them, I’d say thank you, I’d tell all the ‘mean’ people in my class what I really felt about them (harsh, i know..) & basically I’d have the time of my life. When I’m in Heaven or something I don’t want to look back & see all the things I regret or could have done, but didn’t. 

2) If you could ask God any one question, what would it be?

“When will I die?” It’s a depressing question I know, but I want to be prepared so that in the time I have left, I can live my life to the fullest.

3) If you could be another man or woman for a day, who would you choose?

I’d be my sister :p She just has it all good, everything figured out, she has so many friends, she’s smart & very pretty, inside & out. Right now she’s living it up in SD.

4) If you could date a celebrity, who would you choose?

Easy. Zachary David Porter. Ugh, I can’t get enough of him! He’s so sweet, funny, kind & .. awkward.. but that’s what makes him amazing. He’s also a great song writer, singer, musician & he’s just really down-to-earth. Please bear with me. 

5) If you could speak any other language (besides English) which language would you like to speak?

I’d speak French. French is just so beautiful, seriously. Every time I hear a person speak it, I think of class. Weird, I know, it’s just a classy language.

 6) If you had one wish, what would you wish for?

I’d wish for world peace. But I’m not entirely sure. I’m convinced everything happens for a reason. Maybe bad people were put on the earth to make us stronger. So I’d probably scratch that. I’d wish that innocent, good people would all have a long, happy life with no sorrow or pain. It’s what they really deserve. It’s what everyone deserves. 

7) If you had to choose between love and no money or money and no love for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

Of course love. What do you think those people who have no money have? All they have is love. And that’s what keep them going. That’s what keeps them moving everyday- love. That’s really all you need.

8) If you had to choose, would you give up your sight or your hearing?

I would give up hearing. The world is just too beautiful to give up my vision. If I was deaf I could always learn how to sign & read lips. I think I’d be alright :)

9) If you were asked to choose which time period you would like to live in, which would you choose?

I’d live in the 70’s, baby! That sounds like fun. Fantastic colors, great music & awesome, outrageous clothing. Peace would be trending. Discos! Wow, that would be amazing. And best of all, it’s all before things start getting complicated with the computers & iPhones & such. I love the advanced technology we have today, but sometimes I think it has many downsides. My goodness. I’d never admit it in front of her, but Lucy, you were right; I am a hippie  -__- Check out this 70’s song: it’s so amazing! And so catchy! And so groovy! (pun intended)  haha ♥

10) If you were given choice to live as long as you like, how long would you like to live?

I’d live until I’m 100. So then I could see how much things had changed since I was born. Honestly, that’s the only reason. I wouldn’t want to live any longer than that – my friends & fam would’ve already been passed away; I couldn’t live without company. I would never choose to live forever. Then I’d never go to Heaven- the only place you would ever be truly happy :( Besides – when the world explodes or whatever, what what happen?? Would I just be floating in Space?? No way Jose!  

10 questions is all for now :) Just so you guys know- I probably won’t be on again in a very long time. A few weeks, maybe? I promise no longer than that :) I’m going on vacation tomorrow (oh dang, I need to pack -__-) & I’ll be gone for a week. When I get back it’s going to be all about school – uniforms & supplies. Sadly I won’t be able to post as much when school starts :( But in the meantime, you can watch these awesome videos!! :) I found most of these on StumbleUpon. All of these are amazing! Hope you enjoy them!! 

These are also amazing..:

I found the following on StumbleUpon & I can’t insert them on this page, so just click on the link if you please. All of them are interesting so give them a try! ♥

Water ink! http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/7onzeO

T-shirt wars!! http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/17icr5

Cute ducky~! http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/4CC9jf

Piano stairs- http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1Et5CM   

Your handwriting made into a font! http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/96qfKI    

AMAZING spray painter!~ http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1bY0wP    

Cool water fountain in Japan!! http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/21kU1j   

A new way to paint – http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/6mqavU  

Beautiful how to instructions on how to paint a beautiful forest!~ http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/4tcpmT   

If you want to watch Lion King again, here’s the whole movie haha! http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1gJ8Jj   

I know, I know :p I think this is a really great song! It’s really catchy & it’s one of their new songs. It hasn’t been released it, this is the live version :) 

That’s all for today :) Let me know which video is your favorite! Please note again that I won’t be on in about 1-2 weeks. I better go pack now, so I hope you guys have a great week! I’ll be back soon, I promise :)

Medieval Role Play~!! ♥

Hey everyone! Everyone meaning: Sha, Monica, Lucy (maybe) & Lyd! (hm.. if you’re reading this now lyd then ..HAPPY BIRTHDAY TATER TOT!) Sorry, just had to get that out of my system :p Anyways, here is a Medieval role play game I made! Hope you have fun with it!

Please read directions before playing: Questions are in blue. You can either choose the green or pink choice, it’s up to you :) Say you choose the green choice. Go to the green text & vice versa! One small hint: if you choose the pink way first, be sure to be careful of number 11! There are only 2 ways to complete this role play,  it doesn’t matter whether you go either way (pink or green) on the first try. Go to the number beside the answer you chose. PS- Sorry if the numbers aren’t in order :/ That’s all, have fun with it! :) 

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You start off as a prince in the Medieval Times. Your goal is to find the princess, but the castle she was trapped in has all sorts of obstacles. Do your best to find her! You start of in the forest by the castle. 

1) You’re in a thick, green forest & the castle where the princess is held is north.

 Eh. I’ll go east, no hurry anyways. Go to number 2.

Of course I’ll go north! The princess is waiting! Go to number 3.

2) You go east! You are instantly met by a troll! 

No way! You go back towards the castle. (go to #4) OR I’m a prince! I’ll stay & fight! (go to #5)

3) You arrive at the castle but there’s no way in! The bridge isn’t drawn & the moat is filled with horrible alligators & piranhas. 

You are a brave prince! You will attempt to cross the moat! (go to #6) OR You go west, but you promise yourself you won’t give up! (go to #7)

4) Your loud rustling made by your attempt to get away brought the guards’ attention. Go back to #2, you were caught! :(  

5) Your weapon of choice is:

Your sword! (go to #8) OR You back out from fighting the giant troll & climb a tree. (go to #9)

6) Whoops. Your attempt failed b/c the moat was too thick & the creatures weren’t that friendly. Go back to #3 :(

7) You go west & you reach a small, dusty looking cottage. You go inside & you find an old man. What do you do??

Tell him about the princess (go to #11) OR No way! He could turn me in to the guards! (go to #10)

8) The horrible troll deflects your attack & uses its strong hands to bend your sword in half!! :( You are defeated. Go back to #5. 

9) The troll climbs the tree! What do you do?? 

I let him. Who knows? Maybe he’s a friendly troll! (go to #12) OR You whack him on the head with a branch, that’s what you do! (go to #13)

10) You walk away from his house, telling him you were just a lost foreigner from the neighboring village & walk back to the castle. Go to 14.

11) You figure out the old man is the princess’ uncle. He said he would help you if you trade him an item. The only one you have on hand is a potion. What do you do? 

I hand him the potion he can help me. (go to #15) OR No way. I might need the potion later (go to #16)

12) Oops. Turns out he’s not a friendly troll. You are defeated. Go back to #9.

13) The monster is defeated. You climb down. Now what do you do?

You search the troll (go to #17) OR continue going east. You’re very proud of yourself. (go to 18)

14) .. It was a mistake telling him that. After you left the man notified the guards to arrest you. You didn’t know the neighboring village was an enemy of yours! Go back to #7.

15) In return, he gives me a long, thick & sturdy plank. You decide you can use it for the moat. You head back to the castle. Go to 22.

16) You thank the man, leave & inspect the house. You find a wooden plank that’s very long & solid & thinking you can use it for the moat, you steal it. You hurry back to the castle. Go to 23. 

17) Wow! You find a key!? You wonder what it’s for. You keep going & you find a lever that was hidden in some bushes. There is a key hole. You insert the key in & it fits. You pull the lever down, & head back to the castle. Go to 19.

18) You find a lever hidden in some bushes, but the handle’s stuck. Oh well, you don’t know what it’s for, anyways.

Keep going east, maybe you’ll find something (go to 20) OR go back to the castle (go to 21)

19) When you go back you realize the bridge was down! The trigger was prob. the lever from earlier. Suddenly guards spring from the siddes of the castle. The moat wasn’t supposed to be let down. What do you do?

I fight the guards! (go to 30) OR I tell them them I am the man that the king summoned. (go to 31)

20) Oh no! You went too far east. You trespassed into your village’s enemy territory. They decide to keep you & train you as their own. You are defeated. Go back to 13.

21) The bridge still wasn’t drawn. There’s nothing you can do. Go back to 13.

22)  You use the plank as a bridge & make it across but the castle doors are locked. What do you do??

You demand to be let in, you are the prince! (go to 26) OR You knock. (Go to 27)

23) You lay the board across the water & miraculously you make it across. But the doors of the castle are still bolted shut. What do you do?

You know. (go to 25) OR You throw yourself against the door, yelling & demanding to be let in. (go to 24)

24) the castle doors suddenly swing open. You find yourself being pushed up against the wall by several guards. They know you are the prince looking for the princess. You are defeated. Go back to 23.

25) A slit in the door opens. When asked who you are, you say?

I am the prince of this land (go to 29) OR I have come from a neighboring village, but I wish to inhabit this land. I wish to speak with the king. (go to 28)

26) The door swings open. The guards know you want to save the princess. You are defeated. Go to 22.

27) You are asked who you are. What do you say? I am the prince (srry i messed up on this part. If you choose prince you are defeated.) OR I am a foreigner from the neighboring village but I wish to inhabit this land. I wish to speak with the king. (go to 32)

28) with suspicious looks, the guards escort you through the castle. A nasty witch pulls you aside. What do you do?

I fight the witch who know’s what she’ll do to me? (go to 33) OR I go with the witch. (go to 34)

29) The guards know the prince is trying to save the princess. You are defeated. Go back to 25.

30) You are defeated. The guards overpowered. Go back to 19 

31) They lead you to a dusty cellar. They explain to you that you will be called when the king when he’s ready. You see a little boy there. What do you do?

Tell the boy you need help finding the princess (go to 36 WITH THE STAR (*) srry. messed up again) OR ignore him. He’s probably a servant & a spy, anyways. (go to 35)

32) As they escort you to the king, a nasty witch pulls you aside. What do you do? 

fight the witch! Who know’s what she’ll do to me?? (go to 36) OR I’ll take my chances & go with the witch. (go to 37)

33) The witch gets angry & casts a curse on you. Suddenly the guards know you’ve been lying. You are defeated. Go back to 28

34) The witch says she can help you save the princess if you trade her a potion in return. What do you do? You refuse to give it to her, who knows, you might need it later on! (go to 38) OR You give her the potion reluctantly (go to 39)

35) The guards come back & realize you were lying. You are defeated. (go back to 31)

**36) He grabs your hand & takes you out a secret passageway. He leads you to the tower where the princess is, but there’s a dragon blocking the entrance. He says he can take care of it & for you to go on when he distracts it! What do you do?

Let him distract it. You have to save the princess! (go to 41) OR don’t let him. He’s just a little boy. He might get hurt. (go to 40)

36) The witch gets angry & casts a curse on you! The guards suddenly know you’ve been lying & you are defeated. Go to 32.

37) The witch says she can help you fin the princess if you give her a potion in return. You know the witch can help you but you don’t have the potion! You gave it to the man to trade for the plank. Ouch. Go back to 11. (sorry! Don’t say I didn’t warn you!)

38) The witch transported you back into the arms of the guards, & you meet the king. He recognizes you & you are defeated. Go to 34. 

39) The witch takes the potion & gives you another one. You drink it. You are now invisible. She gives you a map of the castle. You follow the map to where the princess is. Guards are blocking the exit. What do you do?

Hit them from behind & steal their keys! (go to 42) OR Sneak past them. Too risky. (go to 43)

40) You hold back the little boy, & you are both defeated by the dragon. Go back to 36!

41) You let him distract the dragon & hurry up the stairs! You open the door & see the princess! You saved her, congrats! You guys go back for the boy & escape out the window & across the moat. You are a hero. You & the princess get married & live happily ever after. THE END ♥

42) Amazingly your plan works! You open the door & the princess is there! You both escape out the window & go across the plank still there from earlier. You are a hero, congrats! You two get married & both live happily ever after. THE END ♥

43) The guards noticed you sneaked past them & the invisibility spell wore off. You are defeated. Go to 39.  

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Dang. I finally finished typing all that. Anyways I hope you had fun taking this! It took me so long to make this (2 hours to think/make/write out all the possibilities & 1 hour to type the whole thing, which was 1769 words..) so I really really really hope you enjoyed this :( I did this because I don’t quit what I start (yes I do but not this time lol) & I wanted to share with everyone! Please don’t copy & paste this somewhere :p 

Ok! Well That’s all for now. Wow. Haha. Ok. I’m still feeling weird from typing all that :) See you guys later, I love you :)

More Plinky Questions :)

Hi everyone! Here are some more Plinky questions that I received by email this week. Yesterday I wrote a role play game for you guys! It’s set in the Medieval Times, that’s all I’m gonna say. I worked really hard on it & I think you guys will like it! I would post pics of the making but I can’t figure out how to hook up my camera to the computer! I just don’t know where to insert the camera end (not the computer part)  -__- (I’m not good at that kind of stuff) I’m not posting it today because I’m on a limited time frame. It’s very long :) But fun :) So I’ll do this instead. Another thing- I won’t be able to post in a while, sorry :( My mom & dad’s b-days are coming up & there’s going to be a lot of stuff coming up, so enjoy this post! :)

1) Have you ever lived doutside of the country you were born in? 

Nope. I’ve lived in the US all my life, & I’ve stayed in the same state all my life :D

2) Name someone who has a great voice. 

I would say one of my friends, (or all of them, they all have nice voices) but since you guys don’t know them, this girl named Macy Maloy has an awesome voice. Both her talking voice & her singing voice are both very nice. Here she is! :)

And this lady who used to be one of my favorite artists, Priscilla Ahn! Listen :) Her voice is so beautiful & pure. 

 

& of course both of them are gorgeous :) There’s a bunch of other people I didn’t mention, so many people have awesome voices! 

3) What’s the perfect age to retire? How will you know when you’re ready?

Um .. o__o That’s a bit far from now .. I don’t even have a job.. 

4) Describe the longest road trip you’ve ever taken. 

I went all across the US mostly by car a couple of years ago.. that was probably the longest car ride, but I don’t really remember it very well :( 

5) Is the book always better than the movie? Are there any exceptions?

For most of the books I read, the book is usually better in my opinion. Although it’s wonderful for some people to see a book be turned into a movie, I prefer books instead. I say this because the book (unless it’s super descriptive) lets the reader form their own unique images of the story & scenery & characters without being given the a specific image which you would find if you watched the movie. Wow. That probably just sounded like mush to you :( What I’m trying to say is: with books, b/c there are no specific pictures, the reader can imagine what the character looks like, or what the scene looks like themselves. Everyone interprets the book differently. Some people might imagine the main to have freckles & large teeth, & another person could think they main has smooth olive skin & regular teeth, if you know what I mean. Whereas in the movies, the reader/viewer is given a specific ‘look’ of the character, which sometimes doesn’t let your imagination really thrive. Same as with pronunciation of names- one person could pronounce the name differently than you. This gives the reader extra space the develop their imagination, as if they were a second writer to the books. That’s what I love about reading & writing books. The reader plays a big part in the expedition. Dang. I really need to stop thinking so much. 

6) If you could banish one person from your life who would it be? Why?

Ouch. That’s a harsh question :( I don’t think I’d want to “banish” (I’m not an emperor!) anyone from my life. Sure, I disagree with people very strongly sometimes, but I think everything (and everyone) comes into our lives for a reason. Maybe this ‘person’ was put into my life to make me stronger. You never know.

7) What were must-have toys when you were a little kid? 

:) I really liked Barbie dolls (sometimes I detached the head. Oops!) I liked my Hello Kitty toys, & I used to have a bunch of stuffed animals, which I pretended that they had tea together :) I also really liked doll houses. But my favorite were books. I just loved to read, even when I was younger :p

 

:) That’s all for now! Hope you enjoyed everyone! I’ll post again soon, I promise. And when I do, it’s going to be a role play game! Woohoo! ♥ Hope you have a nice weekend :)

PS- I was just listening to Rebecca black’s new music vid. It’s not that bad, it’s really good actually! I find it so harsh that people are still hating on her. I respect that despite everything that’s happened to her, she’s still doing her dream, & she won’t stop for anyone. Yes, I agree that Friday wasn’t my favorite, but clearly she’s changed! How come after one song people are bombing her with insults & everything?? Don’t they have morals?? I don’t understand why people are so mean. She has talent, she’s a good singer & she’s very pretty. Why do they have to go out of their way to make her life horrible :p Geez. People can be so inconsiderate. #hatersaregonnahate

Plinky Prompts ~

I forgot I signed up for this thing called Plinky, which I don’t really use, but today I got an e-mail asking me to answer all the prompts from last week. They are decent questions, so from now on I guess if I keep getting emails from them I’ll answer new ones whenever they send some to me on here :) So, here are my answers. 

1) If you could get away with committing one crime, what would you do?

       I honestly have no idea. I really don’t want to commit a crime, even if I could get away w/ it ;p (^__^ I know I’m boring)

2) What do you worry about?

     I seriously worry about everything :( I worry about grades, my fam & friends, the milk expiration date, when my glitter pens will run out of ink, how many tissues I need to bring, whether or not my flowers will grow this year, etc. I tend to over think things too much :)

3) Do you think money can buy happiness?

Hm. Well, my real answer is that yes, I think money can buy happiness. But I’m not talking about a new video game, or splurging on iPods & game systems, I’m talking about things that you need to survive that money can buy. An example is a house to keep you sheltered, insurance for when you get sick, & of course food (to live!!) & education (which will benefit you later on in life.) If you don’t have money, I doubt you could  buy any of those things for yourself (not including assistance) & I think you need those to be happy. Well, at least, I would need those to be happy :p But if you’re really a trooper, and you’re an optimistic, I guess you can go on without that stuff. And of course, family’s really important too, you don’t need money for that :) 

4) Do you feel obligated to finish all the books you start reading?

Um, judging by all the unfinished books on my bookshelf, I guess no :) Because I am a “sort-of writer,” naturally I want don’t want an author’s hard work & dedication to go to waste. But then I realize if I’m not interested in the book, then it’s just not for me to read at that time. So no, I don’t really feel obligated to finish a book.

5) You just acquired a magic wand. What will you use it for? 

Opening locks. Alohamora. Summoning objects. Accio french fry ;) Levitating objects. Wingardium Levisoa! Creating light. Lumos! Erasing people’s memories! Obliviate! And of course.. killing people! Advada Kadarva! (jk on that one)

Boom. 

6) What form of exercise do you like most? 

     Um, I don’t really like exercising in general :( But if I had to choose, I would pick jumproping & playing v-ball.

7) What’s your favorite summertime sound? 

      I really enjoy hearing the crickets chirp at night. It’s like a beautiful symphony, each individual cricket is using its voice to create an overall pleasing melody. I’m kidding. I really detest bugs, & just hearing them chirp makes me think of all the ones I can’t see but are crawling around at that very moment :( My real fav summertime sound is .. the ice cream truck! I love the ice cream truck tune, it’s cute & it screams summer :)

I guess that’s all for now! & before you go, please vote on this poll :) Even if you already voted, that’s ok, vote again! I really would prefer you to choose just one answer, so I can really narrow it down :)

Okey-dokey~ I’m probably not going to post tomorrow, because I’ll be out all day WATCHING THE HARRY POTTER PREMIERE :) (sorry, I’m excited..) & other stuff of course. Oh yes! I also got a pretty new journal yesterday :) 

It’s so pwetty :) I also like it because it has no spiral, which makes things so much easier ’cause imma lefty ;) Have a good one :)

PS: 

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If you understand this picture, then you’re cool :) This makes you 20x cooler/nicer/cuter/more adorable /funnier Cam! ♥