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How to Really Know Someone Vol. 1

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I’m going to pull a Corinth and join this How To Really Know Someone tag since all the questions looks too interesting! And so you guys can get a glimpse into the inner workings on my mind. I hope you guys will be able to join this tag so I can look into your head, as well! I hope that doesn’t sound too creepy. You could also just leave your answer/s as a comment below.

1. How do you feel about birthdays?

I used to be really excited about birthdays but now, not so much. I guess I got tired of just celebrating the year I get older – I don’t want to get older! I just want to stay in my twenties to mid-twenties. I’ll probably stop celebrating after 25! Or at least stop saying my age. Haha!

2. Do you believe in fate?

Fate: the development of events beyond a person’s control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power. Fate confuses me. If everything’s already planned out, then why are we still second guessing ourselves if it’s already a given on what will happen next? I think we make our own fate with every word and action that we do. I like to think we have the option to change things with every single second. Or else I’ll go crazy knowing that I’m just following a plotted storyline.

3. What do you think when a band/artist “sells out”?

It makes me sad to see bands/artists conform to what they think will generate more money or because it’s what they believe the people wants and not what they want. At the end of the day though, it’s still their band so they can do whatever we want. I don’t put much thought into it. If I am no longer into the band/artist because they changed, then there’s that. Nothing comes out of saying negative things about them. Let them work their art out.

4. What do you think of fans and fandoms?

I’m a fangirl through and through. I go to concerts, buy their CDs, and even sometimes pay to get to meet the bands/artists. Through different fandoms, I was able to make friends online and in real life. My experience with the fandoms since ’11 were mostly great times so I think highly of them! However, there’s a fine line between being fans and stalkers, and I think this is being crossed nowadays. It’s funny how a fandom can now know what their idols have for lunch and the media is feeding this frenzy. There’s also this stigma nowadays that if we don’t know everything – and I mean, everything – about your idol, then that means you’re a fake fan. I hope these people stop giving the rest a bad name! Fans and fandoms now have this negative image of just being a really possessed and obsessed self-absorbed teenage white girl – which I think is also because the adults of this generation casting aside millennials’ everything.

5. Any specific personality traits you would like to see in your life partner?

He should have enough patience for the two of us! Haha! Honesty, loyalty, and a good sense of humor are also really required. I also want a life partner who loves to travel or at least is adventurous enough to try different things.

6. Should parents be their child’s friends?

Yes! No doubt. It’ll make a more comfortable and trusting relationship between the parents and their child. It might mean less secrecy while the child is growing up. However, I think the parents should still enforce that they are a parent and not just their child’s friends. I saw many kids growing up disrespectful to their parents as they only really treat their parents as a friend.

7. What do you think of doctor-assisted suicide?

My aunt had cancer. We thought she’ll be able to make it but her last few months were terrible. She’d wake up every night screaming and crying for the pain to stop, begging for it to stop, begging to end it all just to make it stop. Nothing’s working and this cycle repeats again and again until the end. I am for euthanasia and yes, I am a Christian. Before other people start sprouting, “Only God has the power to take a life” blah blah, you have to consider the pain and suffering a person is undergoing though. It’s easy for us to say that doctor-assisted suicide is murder and not righteous but we are not the one under the circumstances on why they want to do it. Let them choose.

Is it a surprise that I’ll be answering seven questions per post? Mm. Maybe not, haha. Join in on the fun! See all the fun questions here.

What would your answers be?

xoxo, Richel V.

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    Beatrice
    June 20, 2016 at 5:55 AM

    All of these answers are so well thought out! I’ve never seen or done this tag, but I feel like my answers would be very similar to yours! Especially the question about fate.

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      Richel V.
      June 20, 2016 at 5:48 PM

      The questions are definitely something that’ll make you pause and think! 🙂

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    DownTownSofie
    June 16, 2016 at 6:05 AM

    I think you asked yourself some great, unique questions, that probably not everyone as an answer for. I really found this interesting to read. Great article! x

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      Richel V.
      June 16, 2016 at 12:05 PM

      Credits go the linked tumblr post! There are a lot of interesting questions that I hope to answer soon!

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    Justine
    June 15, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Oooh this looks good. I might think about joining it!

    Well for me I don’t mind if a band “sells out” as long as they’re happy to do so.

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      Richel V.
      June 16, 2016 at 12:04 PM

      Go join na, Justine! Haha.

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    The Bambi Eyes
    June 14, 2016 at 8:22 AM

    These are all unique questions! Although I don’t always celebrate my birthday I still think they are important. I get pretty hurt when people forget about me…yes 29 year olds have feelings too! haha

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      Richel V.
      June 14, 2016 at 1:43 PM

      I get hurt when my best friends forget my birthday, hahaha! I’m not too big on celebrations anymore tho. But I like inviting them out on trips.:D

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    Smile, Snap, Sparkle
    June 14, 2016 at 12:42 AM

    This tag sounds really cool, I think I’m gonna join as well! 🙂 Loved getting to know you a bit better, must say I agree with pretty much everything you said, especially the part about fans / potential stalkers and euthanasia. Have a great day! 🙂

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      Richel V.
      June 14, 2016 at 1:48 PM

      I would love to see what answers you’ll have! 🙂

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    Pallavi (@wildfirecharm)
    June 13, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    This was such a lovely and unique set of questions. I enjoyed reading these. I do believe in fate but I believe it only has certain events planned out more than just everything we do. That’s how I look at it anyway 🙂 x

    http://www.wildfirecharm.com

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      Richel V.
      June 13, 2016 at 5:13 PM

      Fate still confuses me, the same way faith does. I like to think of it like fate is a guide on how we walk through life but the decision is ultimately on our shoulders.

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    Face to Curls
    June 13, 2016 at 2:25 AM

    Very interesting read and such a broad range of questions.

    Face to Curls | http://facetocurls.com

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      Richel V.
      June 13, 2016 at 4:22 PM

      The broad range of questions makes it a lot more fun. 🙂

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    Jeini Relova
    June 13, 2016 at 12:21 AM

    Envy you. I was also suppiose to start on this one 3 months ago, yet again I procrastinated. Haha. Been a long time since I’ve visited again but this is a nice read Rich. Oh, yes when it also comes to the medical field we really have to face the worst or expect something far worst than we could expect. 🙂

    Spices + Everything Nice | http://www.ajeinomoto.com

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      Richel V.
      June 13, 2016 at 5:08 PM

      Do it, Jeini! Haha. Been wanting to do this tag for ages as well. Haha. I’d love to read you answer about doctor-assisted suicide. 🙂

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        Jeini Relova
        June 13, 2016 at 8:40 PM

        Haha. Me too. I wonder what will be my answer to that by that time. Haha. 😀

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    Tara
    June 12, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    I’m all for doctor’s assisted suicide. Nobody should suffer their last moments of their life. If they know they have something incurable and it will only lead to a painful death, then they should be allowed that option.

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      Richel V.
      June 13, 2016 at 5:07 PM

      Exactly! If I’m in pain 24/7 and there are no chances of getting any better, I’d want to have that option. It’s so easy to judge if you’re not the one in the position of pain.

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    Sarah
    June 11, 2016 at 1:21 AM

    Lovely piece 🙂 Your thoughts on euthanasia are very thought provoking. Someone in my family recently relapsed with cancer and its a very worrying time. Though they’re nowhere near the stage we need to think about it, I can’t imagine how anyone can go through pain any worse than they are right now so its a shame to think we’re not at liberty to respect people’s wishes on that matter x

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      Richel V.
      June 13, 2016 at 5:11 PM

      I hope your family member pushes through! S/he has already beaten cancer once, I hope s/he can do it twice! I’ve always been for euthanasia but when you’re in a country that’s mostly Catholic, thoughts like that are taboo. It’s disappointing.

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    mintnoti
    June 11, 2016 at 12:41 AM

    I’m not a big birthday person either, I prefer to have a low-key celebration rather than a party. Interesting read!

    Eden | Mint Notion

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      Richel V.
      June 13, 2016 at 4:30 PM

      I love eat-outs, but not a whole blown party. Nowadays, I prefer going to a place I’ve never been to before and inviting my friends to an adventure. 🙂

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    Ochi Bernadas
    June 10, 2016 at 12:08 PM

    Wow this is interesting. Might pull the same thing on my blog if I have the time! Haha

    I believe in #1 as well. I stopped celebrating at 25 so I can be forever 25.

    Ochi | Ochi In The City

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      Richel V.
      June 13, 2016 at 5:02 PM

      Do it! I’d love to see what answers you came up with! Hehe.

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    Carmen
    June 10, 2016 at 8:16 AM

    Hello!

    I’ve been reading some of your entries and oh my, you’ve got a beautiful blog! I personally enjoyed the ones about the places you’ve been to the most, I love travelling and it’s SO nice to see people the same age as me visiting other parts of the world.

    Anyway, sorry for rambling, cool entry! It’s always wonderful to learn more about others 🙂

    Carmen x

    http://wandering-banshee.blogspot.com.es/

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      Richel V.
      June 13, 2016 at 5:03 PM

      Hi Carmen. I’m happy you read around my blog. I love reading about travel stories people my own age also share. It inspires me more to get out there and explore! Hope you can drop by again. 🙂

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    British Milan
    June 10, 2016 at 3:30 AM

    Ahahaha loved reading this! I will probably stop celebrating my birthday after 25 too, I think! I’m 22 and I already feel like “heeey can anyone stop this please?”

    http://www.britishmilan.co.uk

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      Richel V.
      June 13, 2016 at 11:10 AM

      If I can be immortal and is allowed to choose which age I’ll stop aging, I’ll probably choose 25! Not too old, not too young. Haha!

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    Gene Goquingco
    June 9, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Hey Richel!

    Decided to join the bandwagon as well! 🙂 http://genegoquingco.com/2016/06/really-know-someone-part-1/

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      Richel V.
      June 13, 2016 at 11:09 AM

      Hi Gene! Already dropped by your post. I love reading your answers!

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    Stephanie
    June 9, 2016 at 5:29 AM

    Interesting read! Thanks love

    Stephanie | http://www.stephykeung.com

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      Richel V.
      June 9, 2016 at 10:08 AM

      No worries, Steph. xx

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    Coco
    June 9, 2016 at 4:44 AM

    Not just frivolous questions wow! I’ve stopped celebrating bdays after my 30th, four years ago. I think parents should listen to their kids but not be their friends either. It was a pleasure coming across your blog by the way! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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      Richel V.
      June 9, 2016 at 4:18 PM

      I like these questions because they made me pause and think, hehe. 🙂 Thanks for dropping by my blog, Valeria!

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    Mili
    June 9, 2016 at 4:14 AM

    This was an interesting read! Thanks for sharing more about yourself 🙂 With the growth of media and the internet, fandom has definitely caused for a rise in stalkers or people who are simply too invested in other people’s lives. The whole doctor assisted suicide is a tricky topic. Unless you’ve been there it’s so difficult to judge but at the end of it all, I do agree with you.

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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      Richel V.
      June 9, 2016 at 4:11 PM

      You’re welcome. It was a nice Q and A, haha. True. Stalkers are not equal to ‘biggest fans’. It’s just creepy, most of the times! I’ve always been for euthanasia, even before my aunt’s cancer. It’s a taboo topic but I think doctor-assisted suicide is very different from suicide and it’s more complicated.

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    Noor Unnahar Siddique
    June 9, 2016 at 4:09 AM

    I recently came across a book where doctor-assisted suicide was mentioned. It seemed difficult, very difficult, to let a loved one go like this. But considering the amount of pain they must be going through, there’s no room left to be judgemental about it.

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      Richel V.
      June 9, 2016 at 10:10 AM

      Is it Me Before You? I’ve re-read that book recently and doctor-assisted suicide was running around the plot. Personally, if they think that they can no longer held on, it’s time for us to let them go. I can’t imagine a pain so intense that they want to end it; I wonder how much worse they are feeling.

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    Corinne
    June 9, 2016 at 1:46 AM

    I love these questions! It’s nice to see some interested topics being discussed, I might do this myself.

    Corinne x

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      Richel V.
      June 9, 2016 at 11:54 AM

      I’m mighty curious on what your answers might be, Corinne. 🙂

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    carolina
    June 9, 2016 at 12:43 AM

    great post !! i love learning a little bit ore about you

    http://www.carolinapinglo.com/

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      Richel V.
      June 9, 2016 at 11:54 AM

      Glad you liked it, Carol! 🙂

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    Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's
    June 9, 2016 at 12:23 AM

    #3 I feel like reality talent shows sometimes influence up-and-coming artists to sellout. // #7 Dang that was a heavy question. But I’m on the same page as you 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

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      Richel V.
      June 9, 2016 at 1:13 PM

      #3. Agreed! I think it’s because they think they should behave in the way that the media perceived them? Idk. // #7. It was a heavy question, a taboo question, even. But I think it’s something people should think about. 🙂

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    Anne
    June 8, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    The questions do sound interesting Richel! Also, #6! I really like it when parents and their children can see each other as best friends. Respect is there of course but it just makes the relationship even more connected and fun.

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      Richel V.
      June 9, 2016 at 4:09 PM

      Being best friends with the parents and still having that respect for them is the best relationship between child and parent. For me, that is. Hehe.

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    wordsbykatie
    June 8, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    This is such a cool tag! Thanks for sharing! I’ve never came across it before, so interesting to learn more about you lovely. ^_^

    Katie // Words By Katie

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      Richel V.
      June 9, 2016 at 1:26 PM

      It was! Hopefully more people will join. I love hearing another’s opinions and thoughts about different things! 🙂

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    Jackie Harrison
    June 8, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    You absolutely correct only God take us when is in his time not ours.

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      Richel V.
      June 9, 2016 at 11:53 AM

      I am actually for euthanasia. 🙂

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    Rosanna
    June 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Great answers, loved the tag!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

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      Richel V.
      June 8, 2016 at 8:19 PM

      Thanks! Feel free to join the tag. xx

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    Da Dominguez
    June 8, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    I used to enjoy celebrating birthdays, too. But now… meh, not so much. Idk, does that really happen as we grow older? Haha. This seems fun and interesting! I might try this out soon

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    Yiota
    June 8, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    Well, this is an interesting post, I don’t think that I read another one similar to it. I stopped celebrating my birthday after 30 and the only person that wants to celebrate them is my mum haha! She still thinks I am a baby 🙂

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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      Richel V.
      June 8, 2016 at 4:14 PM

      I think we’re always a baby in our parents’ eyes, hahaha.

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    Nana
    June 8, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Ohey I’m so glad you’re doing this tag! I’m a big fan of Corinth’s posts as well haha. I completely agree with your last answer. I am for euthanasia and I wish it could be available worldwide :/ Anyways, I look forward to getting to know you better through this tag!

    Arraday.com

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      Richel V.
      June 8, 2016 at 10:40 AM

      I wish it could be available worldwide too. Coming from a really “religious” country, the chances of it passing here are really, really slim. 🙁

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    renalexis01
    June 8, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    This is a great blog series! Can I join? hehehe

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      Richel V.
      June 8, 2016 at 9:15 AM

      Feel free to join, Renee! I’d love to hear your answers. And maybe link back the post to Corinth and me? I don’t know who else is doing this tag. Hahaha!

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    Mitzie Mee
    June 8, 2016 at 1:33 AM

    That’s a really broad range of questions. I think my answers would be very similar to yours. Having a partner, who shares the same values and interests that you do is really crucial for a happy relationship:)

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      Richel V.
      June 8, 2016 at 10:41 AM

      I like how the questions go from one topic to another. It really picks your brain apart, hehe. 🙂

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    simpliannie
    June 8, 2016 at 12:35 AM

    Wow now that’s one insightful post! Next time whenever I meet someone, I am gonna ask these questions 😀

    Hey, subscribing to your blog via email, would love if you subscribe my blog too 🙂

    Come visit us soon
    xx
    Makeup, Style and Sugar
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      Richel V.
      June 8, 2016 at 10:40 AM

      Hahaha! Make sure you print the questions so you don’t forget. LOL.

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    Love Of Mode
    June 8, 2016 at 12:06 AM

    Oh, I love this ! What a great tag idea!

    XoXo,

    Tamra – loveofMode.com

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      Richel V.
      June 8, 2016 at 10:38 AM

      It was a fun tag to join in. xx

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    stevevhan
    June 7, 2016 at 11:48 PM

    Aw, now i went inside your head richel! hahahaha.

    I am interested on the birthday part. Just celebrated my 25th last May and i felt a little older, that time passed that fast, it’s like i just graduated from college and now, i’m halfway 30, single and hurting (hugot here) but yeah, i gues, celebrating birthday is ok as long as you’re already secured with someone whom you know your life partner. getting older being alone is really scary. 🙂

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      Richel V.
      June 8, 2016 at 9:39 AM

      I kept thinking about this All Time Low lyrics while answering that questions: “I’m over getting older.” I’ve always been single so my brothers are always my date when it’s my birthday. Hahahuhu. I’m also running out of cool things to do on my birthday. Sometimes I just ask my mom to make carbonara and that’s that, haha. Belated happy birthday!! 🙂

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    Sheena
    June 7, 2016 at 11:30 PM

    Great post richel!

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      Richel V.
      June 8, 2016 at 9:37 AM

      Thanks, Sheena! xx

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    Danica Rama
    June 7, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    Oh this looks interesting 🙂

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      Richel V.
      June 8, 2016 at 10:38 AM

      The questions are interesting. 😀

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    Nerdy Maria
    June 7, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    This is such an interesting tag! I loved the questions and I definitely agree with you about fangirling part. I fangirl too but I really don’t like when people do crazy and start stalking, ringing bells at the idol’s house and all that weird jazz. Like come on, give them some privacy! All those starts have lives too and surprise, surprise they are humans too!

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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      Richel V.
      June 8, 2016 at 9:40 AM

      RIGHT? Stalking is very, very different from being fans. It’s rude and disrespectful! They can’t even use the ‘they chose to be popular so it’s on them’ line. It’s just basic respect to give them a bit of space and privacy. I don’t know about them but if people know where I am and what I
      m doing 24/7, I would freak out and probably have a breakdown.

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