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Isn't it your birthday today? I wanna greet you a happy one, and I'm afraid of getting the date wrong. But, see, I have a feeling it's today.

This actually makes me very happy because... even though it's not my birthday today, I'm actually really touched that someone is actually thinking about my birthday to the extent that they're a week early. ;-;
You know what I mean? Normally, most people (myself included) just depend on facebook or ask.fm to tell you its someone's birthday.
And since I'm not on facebook very much, I tend to miss a lot of people's birthdays... q_____q

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Which light novels would you recommend to someone who's still new to the medium?

It depends on what you like!
The first two light novels I read were OreImo and Sword Art Online -- both of which I started reading because I finished the anime and wanted to know what happened next. In this sense, I would recommend picking an anime series that you like, and continue reading the light novel past where it ended (e.g. OreGairu, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, Durarara, Konosuba, Grimgar, etc, etc).
If you're planning on reading something from scratch, there are several crowd favorites, for instance Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria -- really just take a look at the plot and see if it seems interesting.
These days, I actually read more web novels than light novels, if only because they tend to be more diverse than the light novel scene (and I like my female protagonists ;-;). Some of the ones that I've enjoyed:
I reincarnated into an otome game as a villainess with only destruction flags… (https://omegaharem.wordpress.com/destruction-flag-otome/)
Dragon Life (https://omegaharem.wordpress.com/dragon-life/)
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (https://henoujikun.wordpress.com/tensei-shitara-slime-datta-ken-chapters/)

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Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yes!
Actually, my definition of love has changed a lot overtime, in the sense that I now believe you can love anyone you set your mind on loving.
I think a little bit about India's (and many places in the world's) culture for arranged marriages, and I actually think they're sensible in a way. I distinguish between "love" and "passion" and in fact I think that passion can oftentimes obscure love.
When you find yourself in the position of an arranged marriage, love becomes more a matter of quiet discovery -- of bonding -- you learn to love someone that you didn't before (and didn't necessarily think you could). And I actually think it is more powerful than many people give it credit for.
So love at first sight.
Yes, I believe in it. I also think we should try more to love each other at first sight. Love is partially a matter of effort -- partly a matter of intentionally making yourself vulnerable to another.
I don't believe love is as random or spontaneous as most believe.

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Did you grow up eating rice in every meal?

Almost correct!
I ate rice (and authentic Chinese-style cooking, known as "中餐" as opposed to "西餐") at pretty much every dinner. Either my mom or my dad cooked. There are a lot of vegetables I know the Chinese name for, but not the English name. ;-;
However, I bought school lunches (which everyone seemed to hate but I rather liked...). :P
My breakfast in high school consisted of cereal and milk. xD

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But does being weird make you a bad person?

No, I don't think so!
I actually grew up prizing weirdness, because I wanted to be my own unique person. I didn't want to be defined or restricted by "the box" (which is sort of the culture I was somewhat herded into -- you know, the stereotypical accomplished Asian American "box" -- being good at math and science and having strict tiger-mom-ish parents/community that view the "system" into a escalator/flag-clearing game).
I wanted to be more than the box.
I wanted to be different, and special.
I want to define myself, not let my parents or my culture define me.
Actually, to be honest I have no clue what I'm doing.
But I always embraced weirdness. It was one of the few things I always found comfort in (as early as middle school), because it's my own way of being counter-cultural -- rebelling against the invisible wall that I perceive around me -- a subconscious glass cage around me.

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so... is it Sanders or Clinton?

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[..cont].
It makes me upset, actually.
Very.
I've reached a point in my life where I've met a lot of incredible, amazing, people. I'm in the fringe of the health care industry, and I know people who throw their hearts into service. Health disparity. Patient advocacy. I know how much weight they put into the things they are striving to accomplish and I know how deeply they care. I'm stunned by the way they dedicate their entire breathing lives to it.
And it breaks my heart to think, imagine if, that the things that are said about Hillary are said to them.
It honestly, really, really, breaks my heart.
And the Internet doesn't really care. People make their judgements and their first impressions -- maybe you looked at her face during the email scandal and decided she was a bad person. Maybe you read an article that nitpicked on every single mistake and "lie" she's made in 40 years of a public life (which mind you, will never tell you what she accomplished or how hard it was, because the scale of her accomplishments far far far outweigh anything bad she's done).
Did you even ever consider that she might be a better person than you think she is?
For that matter, did anyone even bother to look?
Are you just riding the bandwagon of people who are plenty happy to smear smear smear?
A bandwagon that doesn't like Hillary because she looks like a disingenuous liar on TV.
A bandwagon that is ready to imply that any politician that has a link with business must be corrupt. That the entire establishment is corrupt for supporting Hillary. Anyone who has taken money from Wall Street or remotely related to business -- their votes must be bought.
Hey, my mother founded a biotech company. Does that make me corrupt and greedy?
Would it make me corrupt if know people working in Wall Street and am friends with a few of them?
Is the congressperson that you elected to the House corrupt?
Is your entire state legislature corrupt?
I absolutely reject that.
https://twitter.com/AnonymousMatcha/status/696073985377857536

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so... is it Sanders or Clinton?

Clinton!
Not just because I think she's more pragmatic though -- I actually relate to her more strongly and I see a little bit of myself in her.
Some time earlier last week I spent a good amount of time researching Clinton, and I focused particularly on her early life history. Surprisingly, I got the sense that her college-self was a lot like me (by the way, I know her alma mater very well; several of my best friends went there) -- the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement converted her from a Republican with a promising future (her family was Republican) to an activist democrat. She could have gone on to live in a complacent, wealthy career, but she sacrificed career for activism (particularly in social, racial, and health issues). Her mentors were major black leaders at the time, and her connections with the African American community are far deeper than Millennials realize.
It's not just lip service, which is what a lot of Sanders supporters will imply ("she's a liar, after all").
When I think of myself and the position I am right now -- yes, I could become an ordinary doctor and live a peaceful, wealthy, self-interested life. It's totally an option and lots of people do that. At 21-years-old, Hillary had that choice too, and when I look at the decisions (and sacrifices) that she made back then -- she is a hell of a lot better than a lot of us. And it pulls on my heartstrings because I'm at the same juncture in my life, and I have an ego -- I want to be bigger than myself. I want to dedicate my life to more than just me, and I don't care about the money.
What kind of glass ceiling did the future look like to her? How unknown and scary it must have looked? The amount of passion she must have had to turn back on her parent's political party and go with a new passion she discovered in college? Going rogue like that? Goodbye secure life?
Hillary is genuine. Her motives are genuine and her intent is genuine. You don't spend 30 years dedicating yourself to public service with the goal of being a corrupt politician in the end. She's also far more consistent with her beliefs than the way media presents it; you can read it in her record, if you ever bother to look.
Back then in the 1970s, as a woman, you don't run for office expecting you can get into office (so you can rig the political system for big business). Being the one of the few women in politics is like being in an alien world where people discriminate against you. Women couldn't wear pants in Congress until 1993; before then the rule was you had to wear skirts. Can you imagine being in that culture? It's a culture where there is a glass ceiling on every step, people looking down on you, and its not the same world we Millennials grew up in.
Have you ever thought of empathizing with Hillary?
Or was everyone on the Internet complacent with buying the narrative that she's bought by Wall Street and a compulsive liar without taking a second glance at her life?

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What's the most hardcore H title have you seen so far? (I'm [not really] sorry if this is too straightforward)

@______@ t-this might be too much to ask of meeeee... I'm trying to pretend I'm innocent, remember?!
Instead I will tell you the first H manga I've ever read. Nakajima Yuka Digital Lover series (OreImo). >______<
I still remember it pretty well because it was cute and good. ;-;

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Sometimes, it may be for the best to not know where things come from. I mean, that's how it is. We don't know the origin of everything we see/hear. Knowing stuff--a "Oh, now I know!" moment--doesn't always make you feel better because of some creepy/repulsive origin stories. Or maybe that's just me

blissful ignorance ;__;
when you know something you can never go back to unknowing it. (unless you forget, but that's hard to do intentionally)

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So if you didn't think it was me, who would you have guessed?

I have nooo idea. It didn't sound like anyone I knew. ;____;
I really did think it was yahalooing at first (you sounded like a guy in my head for some reason). The only other people who have submitted stuff on my ask.fm is Zero-kun, Alex, and Frog-kun, and it wasn't Zero-kun... so... Alex? But he's not using ask.fm and Frog-kun never asks that many questions in a row.
So I had no clue! I was thinking maybe someone on anitwitter who stumbled on my ask.fm for the first time.

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Nyahahahaha Good job at mentioning me, though. If you didn't do that, I would've kept teasing you. XD (Also, I'm pretty bad at lying because I'll always end up feeling bad--so there, I just revealed myself >_< )

It's okay, >____< you totally had me fooled because you already knew my name and tumblr and private account before this....

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