I don’t like cosplaying as a hobby.

While I was preparing for my Japanese studies as an incoming middle schooler, … I discovered cosplaying and a plethora of other Japanese stuff like anime, manga, gyaru (girl) style, visual kei style, …………

Anime and manga fans who cosplay – dress up as their favorite characters – were such “eye-candies” to me as a kid. The homemade or “professionally-made” costumes they wore were much more colorful, detailed, and unique compared to the Halloween costumes you’d see at your local party stores.

But soon after discovering the hobby, I realized that cosplaying is far from glamorous.

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Re: Abolish ICE? Please don’t.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency was established 15 years ago in response to the 9/11 attacks.

People want to abolish ICE because of Trump’s immigration policies.

Before the U.S. had a Department of Homeland Security (DHS), immigration was managed by the Department of Commerce first, and then the Department of Labor next.

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Black Woman Arrested For Climbing the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day

I can understand why police officers arrested her.

A lot of people visit Ellis Island, and I believe that you have to purchase expensive tickets to access the crown.

…And I do know that the original torch of the statue was removed because of a bombing attack.

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…How in the world did she get on the Statue of Liberty?

(The first half of this blog post will be about my reaction to this article, while the second-half will focus on my reaction to another article about the same incident.)

(Right now, I’m assuming that a lot of people are defending that woman’s actions like the author of that article.)

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