Monthly Archives: February 2012

Short Course Asian Pop Music – Korea

Korean popular music, or K-pop, has been booming the last few years. Proof of this was the very successful concert SM Entertainment held in Paris last year. It sold out in just a few hours  and the European fans are already asking when they are coming back. Soon after that they held another concert in New York, which sold out even faster. German magazines write articles about K-pop and Indonesia shows regular K-pop music videos on their music channels.

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Awesome stuff I wish I had – Kingdom Hearts 10th anniversary box

Kingdom Hearts is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. This franchise has a special meaning to me. When the first game came out it, I saw the trailer and was entranced by the beautiful song that accompanied it. I looked it up and found it was Simple and Clean from Utada Hikaru. This was my first conscious meeting with the Japanese pop culture. After that I started to watch anime (the ones not shown here), read manga, listen to more Asian songs etc. Without Kingdom Hearts I wouldn’t be who I am today ❤ So I wish I had it, I wish I could buy it, and who knows, maybe I will 🙂

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Updated

I have updated the two pages about me. Not much is added, besides some links on the hypermobility page and the addition that I’ve graduated from university. I’m getting my diploma on Tuesday and I’m very excited 😀 Who wouldn’t be?

When I was updating the page about hypermobility, it felt incomplete. I’ve learned and experienced a lot in these two years and I do see people coming here to read about my experiences. For them, and for me, I’ll write some more general posts about hypermobility. Note that I’m certainly not a doctor and have never studied anything in the field of medicine or biology. These posts are all my own experiences and definitely don’t apply to everyone who is hypermobile.

Surprises

In my last post I wrote that I couldn’t game because it’s too cold. But my body keeps surprising me. Last monday I went to physical therapy and I complained that I still have a headache. My first major headache was at the end of june last year. Since then I’ve visited multiple doctors, had scans, had to give up some of my blood. The last doctor diagnosed my headache is caused by a neck injury. Monday I found out what kind of injury. Apparently one of my cervical vertebrae is dislocated. Between the C1 and the C2, the parts which connect the skull to the spine, there are 4 ligaments, and these aren’t doing their job. I don’t know which one, or if it’s multiple, but something there is wrong. I had no idea there were ligaments there and I could dislocate them also. Not all surprises are good, but it does help me to realize that I really do have to watch out for any kind of blunt trauma on any place of my body.

Now that I know what’s wrong, I can try to fix it, or have someone fix it for me. But in the mean time, I’ll be taking painkillers, yay.

No gaming

It’s been a while since I last played League of Legends. Winter time is definitely my least favorite time of the year. It’s cold and now there’s snow and it’s freezing (-6 degrees celsius). This kind if weather makes my body disagree with itself. My joints don’t wanna work together so I can’t work on the computer for a long time. If I do, I might damage my joints and might not be able to game again like I did. Right now, I’m also having problems again with a neck injury from last year. I can’t watch a flickering screen with fast-moving pictures. Now it’s not a choice anymore if I want to go game or not. I can’t, even though I want to very much. It’s good that there are things I can do without a computer. Reading books and writing are excellent. But that’s why it’s quiet here. I will come back and write more. I promise 🙂