Happy 5th anniversary

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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.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. kfangurl says:

    What a beautiful post, Sunny!!! ❀ Big congratulations on 5 years! And wow, 642 interviews?!? That's incredible!! You truly are a gem to all us fans.. know that you are much appreciated my dear. 😘 I love that you are creating and taking personal meaning from your blogging journey; that is the most awesome and meaningful part of all. Indeed, let's take this one step at a time, and I sure hope that I'll have the chance to congratulate you on your 10th anniversary! πŸ˜€

    1. Sunny Lady says:

      Thank you, my dear! Your support and your comments helped me a lot to go through the lows and it’s so much fun to be on your blog and chat about dramas during the highs. I’m very happy we crossed paths in our online journeys. * hugs *

      1. kfangurl says:

        It’s absolutely been a pleasure, dear Sunny!! BIG HUGS! LOVE YA! ❀ ❀ ❀

  2. V says:

    This is an absolutely amazing accomplishment. And as I have said before this site was a huge inspiration to start my own site. I feel like we need to do something amazing with all the interviews you have translated. 642 interviews? That is outstanding. Would it be okay if I made a hub on my site where I linked to you all your interviews just to make it easier for people to find them and be sucked into the rabbit hole? Not only your interviews, we should make it easier for all kdrama and kpop people to find interviews that everyone has translated. I am so happy that you are sticking around. Thank you for this space. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. Sunny Lady says:

      V, your words truly moved me. I didn’t know what to say. I always meant to create a page with all the translated itws links, but I never got around to do it and it would be a lot of work now, so thank you for your offer. πŸ™‚ If it’s not too much trouble, you can definitely make a hub on your site. β™₯β™₯
      Thank you so much for your support!

      1. V says:

        I will get started on it! I’m not sure actually how to do it, but I think something like a Pinterest page with a photo that linked to all the articles would be a good start. Or maybe an index page that linked the name to the interview. I’ll work on something!

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