So The Sunny Town turned 5. Regardless of the many times I wanted to give up, of the many times I had to change my approach to keep going, we’re still here y’all. In the span of 5 years, I translated 642 interviews. And I’d say the majority was done between 2013 and 2016. The person I was 5 years ago would be disappointed with the hits this blog has now, but the person I am today is actually amazed to have persevered through it all. And I’m grateful to actually have people who still check out this site, despite my irregular updates.
Real life has truly been busy. As you know, in the past 2 years, I got a job. I also got new friends. I got into K-Pop and K-dramas mostly because I was looking for people like me. People who genuinely enjoy fangirling, creating and chatting for hours about it. Don’t get me wrong. Being a K-pop fan isn’t all fluff and happy moments. As a Black person, it is really necessary to know your sensitivity tolerance because this K-pop industry does require to compartmentalize. A LOT. But just in general, people you let yourself get close to can leave just like that. Being active in this community taught me how to deal with this rush of emotions, how to let go when the time has come, how to move on, how to care even more about what you have. That’s why I really cherish this blog. It keeps reminding me what I can accomplish when I’m determined, how hardworking I can be, how passionate I can be and how I can discipline myself. I know I say the same words over again, but thank you, thank you, thank you for being on this jounrey with me. Each word, each emoji really means a lot. And even if I don’t manage to thank you personally, be assured that I appreciate your support. Everything that I experienced and am experiencing here makes me a better and stronger person to challenge myself in real life.
The Sunny Town is a safe space for me. I hope it is for you too. I hope we’ll all be around to celebrate the 10th anniversary. Let’s take it one year at a time. I told y’all. When you’re in the sunny town, the sun never goes down.