Blogger Spotlight | Taylor at Espresso and Ambition

Taylor espresso and ambition

This week’s Blogger Spotlight goes to a college lifestyle blogger named Taylor! She talks about everything from fashion to fitness on her blog. The interview itself dived into her blogging life and a little about her going to school. Read the interview below, check out the links to her social media, and her blog.

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Q1: What is your favorite topic to write about on your blog?

Anything related to organization/productivity! I’m super into making everything look neat and organizing my time well – my friends constantly tell me it seems like I’m doing everything, which is really just a result of being super organized and efficient. I created my blog to help and inspire other young women, so being able to share things like this that I personally feel like I’m really great at allows me to really get to the center of that purpose. It also means I’m super excited for the back-to-school season because I have an excuse to write organization/planning posts all the time. I also love writing travel posts after I get back from trips because it almost allows me to relive the trip while I’m writing about it.

Q2: Who are your top 3 blogging influences?

Ooh, let’s see. The first is definitely Carly from The College Prepster – that was the first blog I ever started reading (back in high school, I think!) and I still read it daily even now. I just think Carly’s very similar to me personality-wise, so it’s fun to see what she’s up to. I also love Dorothy at Prep in Your Step, who’s way preppier than I could ever be and pulls it off so well. Finally, although she’s originally a YouTuber, I love Sarahbelle93x (she also recently started a blog, so it counts). I also started watching her videos back in high school, and I think she’s just such a cool person and I’ve loved watching her style evolve over the years.

Q3: What are some tips you would give someone who is just starting out blogging?

Stay true to yourself and your voice. As a developing blogger, it’s easy to see the writing styles of other popular bloggers and want to bring elements of their blog into yours, but ultimately, readers want to hear from you, not some overly picturesque version of yourself that you’ve created. Blogging should be a fun passion first, a business second. And on that note —don’t necessarily partner with the first brand that reaches out to you! It’s tempting to jump on every sponsored opportunity you’re handed, but once again, it’s important to stay true to yourself and your blog’s mission.

Q4: As you are a college lifestyle blogger, what is your major and what do you plan to do with that?

LOL, so I’m actually a triple major — I’m majoring in International Affairs, Public Relations, and Economics. (I just really love school, okay?) I do eventually want to go to law school and become a lawyer, but I think I’m going to take a year or two off before I start law school. I want to move to DC and work for a non-profit – although you wouldn’t know it by my blog alone, I’m really passionate about a lot of political issues and really want to be able to work on them in the future. The law school thing is really my big goal – I’m basically a real-life Elle Woods anyways, so might as well add a J.D. onto that!

Q5: What was the inspiration behind your blog’s name, Espresso and Ambition?

think the name actually came to me before I even planned on starting a blog. I’m a huge coffee lover and an incredibly ambitious gal, so the name describes me perfectly. I was probably doing random hand-lettering (my version of doodling) and put the two words side-by-side and liked the aesthetic. When I started considering creating a blog for my study abroad adventures, that name just popped into my mind. Suddenly, the name had a blog to go with it, and boom, Espresso and Ambition was born.

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Blogger Spotlight | Kimberly at The Kim Konnection

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This week’s Blogger Spotlight goes to someone who is twinning my name, Kimberly at The Kim Konnection! She is a recent college graduate that enjoys online personalities and hopes to be a publicist to one someday. The interview just talked about her life relating to feeling like “a big fish in a little pond” and her blogging experience. Read the interview below, check out the links to her social media, and her blog.

Kimberly The Kim Konnection

Q1: Who is your favorite “online” personality and why?

It’s actually been tied lately between Patricia Bright and Louise Pentland. I’ve been watching Patricia for years and she gives such good advice in various fields (beauty, fashion, life, career, romance, etc.) and I always find myself going back to her videos. Also, she’s a dark skinned woman like myself and that representation is very important to me. And I love Louise because she’s hilarious for one, but she’s also such a strong, compassionate person. She’s been through alot, but she has accomplished so much and to see her so happy makes me very happy. They’re both very inspiring women who have changed me for the better.

Q2: What is your favorite topic to write about on your blog?

My favorite topic to write about is either stories about trips I’ve taken or advice posts based on my personal experiences. It’s always interesting to think back to events that have happened to me and see how they could potentially be helpful to others. I love letting others learn from my mistakes haha.

Q3: What inspires you to keep moving forward with your blog, even though you said you can feel like “a big fish in a little pond”?

What inspires me is seeing other bloggers doing well with their blogs and getting excited about the content they put out. Also, hearing positive feed back on my own blog is really motivating as well. I also would love to see how my blog grows and changes when I finally do move away and all that.

Q4: Do you think that bloggers who write about many different topics or those who have one niche are more successful? Explain.

I think different topics. You can be very successful when focusing on one niche, but then you’re only able to reach one niche audience. Whereas with different topics, you’re able to reach different kinds of audiences, even if they only like a select few of your posts. It just gives you more reach and allows your blog to offer a little something to (almost) everyone. That being said, there’s nothing wrong with niche blogging and a lot of people are very good at it.

Q5: What is one piece of advice you would give to someone wanting to start their very own blog?

Be patient and give what you want to receive. If you want views, comments, and likes on your blog, especially from other bloggers, then you need to view, comment and like their blogs. Not everyone is going to return the favor but it’s a good way to get involved and get to know other bloggers, which will really help in the long run. It also helps get your name out there as well. And if you don’t know where to find other bloggers, go on twitter and join blogger chats!

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The Liebster Award

I am so excited to be writing this as I was, once again, nominated for the Liebster Award. When I was previously Blogs for Days, I was also nominated and I was super proud! This time, I was nominated by Lisa so make sure you go check out her blog and leave some love.

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So, for this award, the person nominating you asks you 11 questions and you answer them, nominate 11 bloggers, and create 11 new questions for them to answer on their blogs! Here are the questions that Lisa asked me.

1. What inspired you to start a blog?

My blog started as an outlet for my anxiety and depression. I have struggled with this for as long as I can remember and it took me up until two years ago, when I started my first blog, to realize that I needed help. I got on some medicine and I created Blogs for Days. After awhile, I decided to change to Life of Kimberly as I felt it fit me better and I love when blog names include the names of the bloggers. Initially, I had no idea there was such a large community of bloggers but I quickly discovered them on Twitter and kept engaging and meeting new people until I got to the point where I felt super comfortable in the blogging world. I feel so welcome and part of the community now. ?

2. What is your favorite quote?

My favorite quote is from Harry Potter and it is said by Albus Dumbledore: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” This has been a quote that has stuck with me throughout the years. I have had many dark times in my life where I felt there was no “light” at the end of the tunnel. This is something that puts my mind into the proper state and helps me stay in the positive mindset that I have focused in on for the past few years.

3. If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what song would it be and why?

In Between by Beartooth, no question. This is my favorite song and I actually have lyrics from it tattooed on my back. This song is really just something that helps with my mental health overall. Specifically, when my mom passed away this past September, I was broken. I had come to the point where I was not sure what meaning I had left in life. I still struggle daily but I got my tattoo because I needed to force myself into who I was before. She would have never wanted me to be in this state and I need to be happy for her. In the song, it says, “It’s easy to lose yourself, I know,” and that has stuck with me since the first time I hear the song.

4. What type of blog posts do you enjoy reading? (lifestyle, beauty, etc.)

I love to read all types but lifestyle, beauty, and college-related posts are generally the ones that I gravitate towards as they are what my niche is as well. I have a special place in my heart for beauty and college posts as they are what basically got me started in the blogging world. I have huge Pinterest boards for both of those areas!

5. What are your top 5 favorite films?

This is so hard! I have so many films that I love. If I had to choose just five…
#1 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
#2 Alice in Wonderland
#3 Nightmare on Elm Street
#4 Freddy vs. Jason
#5 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

6. What is your favorite season, and why?

Hands down, my favorite season is fall. I love the weather, the holidays, and just the general atmosphere during that time. Plus, that weather is what the majority of my clothing is made for so I definitely get to look a lot cuter when it is the fall, windy, and cool weather. I also just love the colors, all the beautiful reds, yellows, and oranges just speak to me.

7. If you could go back in time, where would you go?

If I could go back in time, I would go back to the birthday trip to Florida I had with my mom. She was so excited for that trip and she planned it just for us after my original plans had fallen through. She was one of the most selfless and amazing human beings I have ever known. Losing her has been the single most difficult experience I have ever had to deal with and I miss her every single day. I would go back to tell her all the things I wish I got to say before she passed, even though I knew she knew them. I would tell her how much I love her, I would hug her for as long as possible, and I would be able to hear her tell me, “I love you, baby girl,” one last time.

8. What is your biggest achievement so far?

I believe my biggest achievement in life so far is staying in college. I graduate in December and I could not be more proud of myself. There were days when I just wanted to throw the towel in and these last four years have felt like they would never come to an end. I cannot believe that I will have a bachelor’s degree in December. I have worked so hard for this accomplishment.

9. What is your biggest pet peeve?

I think my biggest pet peeve is probably just rudeness. It seems so simple but I try really hard to be happy and positive all the time and when someone is rude for absolutely no reason at all, or even if they have a reason, I just find it extremely intolerable. I understand being annoyed or upset but that should never transfer into how you treat a person. You could be the difference to any person you encounter and you never want that to be a negative experience.

10. What is the number 1 thing on your bucket list?

The number one thing on my bucket list is probably to move to a big city and make a life for myself. It seems like something that’s not over the top but I have lived in small towns my entire life where there’s not much to do and going on trips to big cities always make me so happy. I would love to live some place where I could literally walk anywhere and get where I need to go and I can just get work done in a little coffee shop around the corner. That kind of living has always been something I have strived for.

11. What is one thing you have learned since you started blogging?

I think the one thing that I have learned is to make content for you as well as your readers. Writing a blog generally is targeted at reaching a specific audience and, although you still want to do that, readers are not going to keep coming back if you are just writing for views/engagement. You need to write about things you love, things that have to do with you as a person. From my experience, these are the types of blogs that have the most success.

Now here are my 11 questions for the bloggers that I will be nominating.

  1. What is your favorite type of blog post to read?
  2. Do you have any special talents that no one really knows about?
  3. If you could brag on yourself about one thing, what would it be?
  4. What is your favorite kind of animal and why?
  5. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  6. What is your favorite part about the blogging community?
  7. What are your blogging goals for the rest of this year?
  8. What are your all-time favorite skincare products?
  9. Do you have a favorite band? If so, who are they and why are they your favorite? If not, why not?
  10. What are three things that you say all the time in real life?
  11. Do you believe in love at first sight? Why or why not?

Finally, these are the lovely people that I am nominating for the Liebster Award.

  1. Jacqueline at Jackie O My
  2. Stephanie at Steph & Home
  3. Indya at The Small Adventurer
  4. Briana at MySpiritedLifestyle
  5. Kasey at Adventures in Adulting
  6. Kami at Life with Kami
  7. Shaz at The Shaz Diaries
  8. Lay at Lay Summers
  9. Joyce at The Joyce Collective
  10. Cassidy at Cassidy’s Adventures
  11. Steph at Unwind with Steph

Congrats, guys! Don’t forget to tag me in your posts on social media so I can leave some love. ❤️

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Blogger Spotlight | I Woz Ere

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This week’s Blogger Spotlight goes to a mysterious blogger that wishes to keep their true identity a secret. Respecting this and loving the blog, I still wanted to get some insight into them as a person and the blog. Below is the interview I had with the writer at I Woz Ere as well as the links to social media and the blog.

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Q1: What was your favorite adventure you have encountered thus far in life?

I was lucky enough to take a year out to travel. I saved enough so I didn’t have to work and planned out a trip with a friend. We each had an absolute ‘I must do’ and picked a route together around them. My absolute must was Route 66 and it was just as I had ever imagined. All bar the Cadillac! We had a Ford Focus, not quite the dream car, but definitely a dream part of my adventure.

Q2: What advice do you have for someone wanting to dive into blogging?

For new bloggers, I would say anyone can do it. Just find your voice and start putting your thoughts into words in front of you. Be clear about what you want to share and stick with it. It’s your interpretation so there’s no right or wrong. But you do want to have your own unique style. Trial and error until you find it. Good luck ?

Q3: What was it like moving from Yorkshire to London?

I had lived in Yorkshire for the majority of my life, but my year out had got me wanting to see and do more. Whilst my heart will always remain in Yorkshire, my move to London was an easy one. There is so much to see and do and there is a great mixed culture, so I still get to meet lots of new people and it definitely keeps my adventurous side ticking until I can travel some more.

Q4: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I have always wanted to try the transiberian express. I wanted to stick it onto my year out, but it would be a real contrast of thick snugly warm clothing, which wouldn’t go well with Australasian climates! I will be ticking it off my bucket list though for sure. I can’t wait to take pictures with those stunning landscapes. I also think it would be fun to drink vodka with the locals in the carriages!

Q5: What is the best advice you can give to another blogger with your niche?

To other bloggers in my niche: tell the reader something they don’t know, that’s what we all want, new information 🙂

Note from the Blogger:

I’m excited to share my adventures with everyone who wants to get involved. I had a group called ‘Coming to a Town/City near you…….’ on Facebook, that was a smaller version of my adventure.

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Blogger Spotlight | Cairon at Travel Bear

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Another Blogger Spotlight for you guys! This babe is all about travel. Cairon is a 25-year-old blogger from Northumberland, England. Today’s interview is going to focus a lot on the travel and mental health aspects of her blog as that is what she emphasized in our personal conversation! Below is the interview I had with Cairon as well as her links to her social media and her blog.

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Q1: What inspired you to travel to Australia?

I was inspired to go travelling to Australia because of a family holiday to Florida in April. The holiday came during the height of my mental break down and it wasn’t until I was in Florida that I started to feel better and like there was something worth living for. I decided once I got home from this holiday that I needed to pursue my passion for travel & I wanted to go somewhere in the sunshine…So I chose Australia. Then once I started to research it and saw how much there was to do there I couldn’t not book it!!

Q2: As you mentioned that you are using your blog as a way to write about your mental health issues, what kinds do you struggle with specifically?

I struggle with anxiety & depression quite badly. Earliest this year I was very ill, I couldn’t leave the house, go to work, talk to friends. I felt so so isolated. But with the help of one amazing friend in particular I started to open up about the dangerous thoughts I was having and got the help I needed to start to feel better. Then I went on my holiday & started to chase my dreams.

Q3: Do you think that you will eventually dive into providing advice to those who are thinking of traveling?

I would love to help people live their dreams of travel! Part of my blog now is all the details of all the preparation going into my trip so that if anyone is considering it they can look at all the steps they need to do to complete it! Obviously once i’m out there in Hong Kong & Australia i’ll be able to give more first hand information about my experience which I hope will be helpful!

Q4: What is one piece of advice you would give an aspiring blogger?

I would say…write for you! Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks or wants to see. When you’re starting write about things YOU care about and your passions. This will shine through to people who share the same interests and your following will grow naturally! I tried to start my blog & only focus on travel – but after a week or so I realised I didn’t feel like I was being true to myself and it has slowly developed into the most intimate and honest place in my life/ Because of this I received such amazing feedback from people saying I’ve helped them with things too. It feels amazing!

Q5: Do you think that mental health should be made more of a priority in day-to-day life? If so, why? If not, why not?

I think mental health should be a priority for each and every person! Yes, not everyone wil get a mental illness, but EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THE WORLD has mental health. It’s essential to know how to maintain and care for this, know what triggers your anxieties or stress. We’re all human, we’re all affected by things on occassion. We need to normalise mental health completely. It is just as essential as physical health and two are completely interlinked! It should be taught to us from a young age in schools and then carried through with us into adulthood and the workplace. Mental health is crucial to our producitvity and happiness in every aspect of life; friendships, relationships, work, study, family. To me it is just completely essential and needs to be spoken about so much in society. That’s why I’m so proud of what I’ve achieved with my little blog so far and hope to take it so much further in the future!

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Blogger Spotlight | April at Travelling Wanderer

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Bringing back my Blogger Spotlight series and I am so excited to be doing so! The first blogger I am featuring is this sweetheart, April. She has been a doll and I have enjoyed getting to know her on Twitter (@travellinwander) and love how raw she is on her blog. Below is the interview I had with April as well as her links to her social media and her blog.

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Q1: As you stated in our conversation, you changed your blog’s name from “Hopeless Wanderer” to “Travelling Wanderer”. Is there a particular reason or did you feel this was more suited to your style?

“Hopeless Wanderer” originated from the Mumford Sons song which I felt personally connected to. Specifically, the lyric “I will learn, I will learn to love the skies I’m under.” After I started to focus more on my blog and what I wanted to write about, I realized that when you travel the feeling of hopelessness rarely occurs. Through travelling and broadening my world of perspective, I realize that I am far from hopeless which sparked the name change. I travel, and I am a wanderer person driven by a taste for discovery, newness and invention, a person who sees adventure in the every day, in every moment.

Q2: What do you think the most exciting part of traveling is?

I love that travel awakens your senses, and makes your life rich with experiences. The world is so busy, that some people forget to take time away to explore new areas. The exciting part about travelling is that you embrace the unknown, and muster up the courage to be in an area unfamiliar to explore. You gain a broad perspective of the world outside of your own, and that can plant seeds to help your own personal growth. Travelling is about the beautiful places to you go, meeting new people, and gaining riches that will last a lifetime.

Q3: What are the top 5 places you want to travel to?

One of the top places that I want to go to is Alaska, ever since I was little. I dream of one day being able to stargaze in the forests, and capture astrophotography of the stars and northern lights being as one. Secondly, I would love to travel to Thailand to be embraced in culture, the food, ride an elephant, and to wander the beautiful beaches. Third, I want to go to Iceland to encapture all the scenery, and go to the Blue Lagoon. Fourth, I want to go to Oregon (which I will moving there in the upcoming months) as I am a sucker for the oregon forests and coastline that hugs the entire state. Fifth, I want to go to Greece for the intrigueing culture and to see the different towns. This travel list continues…

Q4: Do you have any tips for newbies who want to dive into the world of blogging?

In the world of blogging I am still considered a newbie, however, if I was to give one piece of advice I would say to just be yourself. There is a whole blogging world out there, find it and connect, but stay true to what your original creation is and continue to be uniquely different. Follow your love and always remember the reason why you started it, to use your passion to inspire yourself and others.

Q5: To you, what does the quote “Not all those who wander are lost,” mean?

A person who wanders does not need to have a destination or a goal, and that would not deem them as lost. These wanderers have a deep curiousity and need to explore without a compass or a map. It is about where that journey takes you, it is not about the destination or where you plan to go. Some wanderers, are lost and hopeless because they have not realized the value of the journey, only focusing on the destination. It is about learning to love the sky you are under, and following the wind without hesitation on the journey that you were meant for.

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103 Blog Post Ideas

103 blog post ideas

Being a blogger, writer’s block can be one of the most difficult things to overcome. You want to put out awesome content but you can’t think of what to write. I am coming to you with 103 ideas to help kickstart those mind muscles. As a beauty, lifestyle, and college blogger, I think it is only fitting that I suggest these types of posts to you.

103 blog post ideas


  1. monthly favorites
  2. makeup of the day
  3. current skincare routine
  4. favorite makeup brand
  5. favorite face masks
  6. high end vs. luxury brand
  7. makeup dupes
  8. top 5 under $5
  9. top 10 under $10
  10. favorite drugstore products
  11. Sephora/Ulta haul
  12. favorite beauty bloggers
  13. favorite beauty vloggers/YouTubers
  14. testing full face of full coverage makeup
  15. testing a new product
  16. step-by-step makeup tutorial
  17. share your makeup collection
  18. show how you store your makeup
  19. products for your skin type
  20. products to help fight skin problems (acne, redness, etc.)
  21. “The Power of Makeup” before/after look
  22. what makeup means to you
  23. recent purchases haul
  24. all-time favorites
  25. how you did your makeup in ___ (middle school, high school, etc.)
  26. yearly favorites
  27. do your friend’s makeup
  28. let your significant other do your makeup
  29. review of new products
  30. series of themed eye looks (Disney, Harry Potter, etc.)
  31. brand first impressions
  32. do your significant other’s makeup


  1. why you started a blog
  2. how to get followers via email
  3. daily routine
  4. house/apartment tour
  5. weekend recap/vlog
  6. have someone guest post on your blog
  7. your planning essentials
  8. “Plan With Me” post
  9. create a freebie
  10. things to do on a mental health day
  11. ways to kick depression
  12. fun at-home exercises (with and/or without equipment)
  13. places to visit in your city
  14. DIY furniture creation
  15. your current wishlist
  16. your morning routine
  17. ideas for date nights
  18. review a book you just read
  19. top 10 favorite movies
  20. current music playlist
  21. current favorite vloggers/YouTubers
  22. how to get followers on Instagram
  23. how you edit your Instagram photos
  24. your favorite Twitter chats
  25. your favorite bloggers
  26. talk about something you love to do and why
  27. seasonal bucket list (fall, winter, spring, summer)
  28. monthly/yearly goals
  29. 10 five-minute healthy meals
  30. your workout playlist
  31. ask your reader’s something and give your answer
  32. your must-haves for a good day
  33. 5 ways to brighten someone’s day
  34. things that make you happy
  35. things that grind your gears
  36. how you stay creative
  37. respond to someone else’s blog post
  38. top 10 favorite TV shows
  39. your night routine
  40. monthly favorites


  1. must-have school supplies
  2. favorite planners/agendas
  3. deals for back-to-school
  4. favorite backpacks
  5. best laptop for college students
  6. how to get straight A’s
  7. how to read your syllabus
  8. why you should be a “Teacher’s Pet”
  9. being in a fraternal organization
  10. why you should get involved on campus
  11. why you should live on campus
  12. dorm move-in recap
  13. dorm shopping haul
  14. how to solve rando-roommate conflict
  15. how to combat homesickness
  16. places for students to hang out in your city
  17. favorite dorm-safe meals
  18. what’s in your backpack
  19. favorite apps for college students
  20. how you take notes
  21. how to study for exams
  22. what questions to ask at the beginning of the semester
  23. your favorite writing utensils
  24. back-to-school clothes haul
  25. how to meet new friends
  26. how to choose your major
  27. share how you chose your major
  28. share what you want to do with your degree
  29. semester goals
  30. dos and don’ts of college parties
  31. how to stay safe on campus

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Blogger Spotlight | Alex at “Me So Hapa”

For my next blogger to featured in my Blogger Spotlight series, we have an amazing lady that likes to represent and embrace her culture as well as advocate for those who are similar to herself! I am featuring Alex from “Me So Hapa“. I recently became friends with this blogger through Twitter and she’s been a complete sweetheart from the start. I love her blog – especially how she features another hapa, like herself, in a segment called “Hapa Hour” every week! Now, onto the interview!


1. What do you think the biggest misconception is regarding “hapas”?
Oh man, there are several that come to mind. One being we are this “exotic” species. It drives me crazy. I am continually being asked, “what are you?” My response has literally become “I am human.” Another big misconception is how people are continually trying to put us into a “box”. For example, because I am half Japanese, I, therefore, am considered full Asian. Never mind the other half of me, that’s completely irrelevant due to the fact that as American’s we only see the “ethnic” side of someone rather than the “white”. However, it’s  hilarious because I am continually being told I am not Asian enough.
All these misconceptions are why I am producing a multicultural cabaret at The Triad in NYC (Click the link to check it out!), September 12th. I want to tear down the stereotypes, show the world that we Hapas are human and the bridge between cultures, ethnicities, and creeds. We are human.

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2. What is your favorite food dish, why, and what does it include in it?
OMG, I love food and having to pick one dish sucks! Haha. Well, since I have to pick one, I’m gonna go with my maternal Grandmama’s Sweet Sour Cabbage with Marrow Bones, Short Ribs and Flanken in Tomato Sauce. This dish has been in my family for generations all the way back to Romania and France.


3. Are there cultures other than your own that you want to learn about? If so, which ones and why?
I want to learn about every culture! I think it’s absolutely fascinating how we are all so similar! Being a half Japanese, French, Russian, Romanian Jew I’ve really only explored the Jewish and Japanese side. I’m really excited to being going back to Paris with my family. I can’t wait to explore Parisian Culture. I feel like the last time I was there it was just all about hitting as many museums as possible.
I LOVE to travel! I’ve always been interested in Egyptian culture. I hope to visit Egypt one day. I also want to explore Asia! So much good food to eat!
I basically want to travel so that I can eat foods from different cultures.


4. What made you decide to start a blog based on your ethnicity?
I’ve never really felt like I belonged. When I moved to NYC I met so many other Hapas who felt the exact same way. I thought why not start something where I can bring people together that have always felt like an outsider. Hapas are a minority within a minority. Also, I love food! Hapas have a unique approach to food. I thought this could be a really cool blog. Oh, and each week I feature a Hapa and we talk about food and difficulties being multicultural in the entertainment industry. Like I said before, Hapas are continually being told they aren’t “white”, “black”, “Asian” etc. enough. With the lack of diversity on stage and screen, I wanted to voice these problems. Change begins with me.


5. If you could give one piece of advice to someone struggling to “live life”, what would it be?
Stop worrying so much about what other people think of you. Seriously, it will make your life soooo much easier and less stressful. Find what you are passionate about. Stop being scared of failure, that isn’t actually a thing… That is a state of mind. Surround yourself with good, positive people. Eat yummy food. Dye your hair that crazy color you’ve always wanted to try. Live your life to its fullest capacity and fill it with love! You and you alone have the power to change your life for the better! I feel it is our duty to leave this planet a better place. And remember to breathe!


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Blogger Spotlight | Stew at “The Guy With The Owl Tattoo”

Praising bloggers for their amazing work is something that I think isn’t done enough in our community. We are always quick to promote our own blogs and try to get all the comments and views we can but sometimes we can forget that all our other blogger friends have the same goals and ambitions, even if they’re in different forms! That is why I started the Blogger Spotlight. I began this series on Blogs for Days and I want to continue it on Life of Kimberly.

The first blogger to be featured on LOK is Stew from “The Guy With The Owl Tattoo“. He is a blogger that has supported me from day one and we always keep in contact on Twitter. He’s a great guy with an awesome blog! I love that he posts as if he’s just communicating with his friends. I feel like I really know him when I read his blog and that’s amazing blog quality, in my opinion. So, without further ado, here’s my interview with Stew!

1. What made you go from being a podcaster to blogging?
I was in the middle of moving house and I really couldn’t dedicate enough time to the podcast I was currently on, I still have a Podcast Network that I am involved in and run but decided to give blogging a go as another avenue to still voice my opinions on bits and pieces. I will be going back to podcasting over the coming months but it will be something a bit different to the comic/geek style one I was on before.

2. How many tattoos do you have and do they have any meanings?

I have lost count of how many tattoos I have now, I have one completed sleeve (bar a few touch up’s) which is just full of things I like and think look cool, I have an incomplete sleeve on the other arm which is bird themed, (its how I came up with the name for my blog as well) which I am trying to finish by the end of this year if I can. I have a few others dotted about on my legs and chest. Most of them don’t really have any meaning, apart from one of two of them, I have a tattoo of my parrot which I really like, and one of a tooth that I have so much trouble with I had to get it removed after spending a small fortune trying to save it. I also have a quote from Shawshank Redemption which is one of m favorite Books/Films, I have “Get busy living or get busy dying” which I think is quite cool.

3. What is your favorite movie genre and movies within it?

I love all movies, it’s really hard to pick a specific genre as its all about what mood I’m in when I pick a movie to watch. I was born in the 80’s so I am very fond of the movies from that sort of era with Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Back to the Future films being some of my all-time favorites that I can just watch over and over again. That being said I watch all the new stuff that comes out when I get a chance and you can not beat sticking on a Disney film every now and the as well!

4. Have you ever played in a band with your drumming skills? 

When I was younger I played a couple of Pop Punk bands at School, but since then all I really haven’t been involved with another band fully, Now I like to do is Jam with some friends of just sit in my drum room and play along to some of my favorite songs. I’m sure my neighbors love me.

5. What is one piece of advice you’d give to a new blogger?

Just do you! Don’t compare yourself to anyone else, we all start somewhere and come from different backgrounds so everyone’s audience/readership is different. There is no right why to blog so do what you like when you like, just enjoy it! The blogging community is nice, bunch of people for the most part so interact and you will make some friends in no time.

Visit Stew’s blog by clicking the banner below. Be sure to also follow him on Twitter and Instagram!
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