All the Anime I Watched in 2016

By Mikey Dunn

Let’s face it, 2016 was a bad year in general. But one good thing that came out of the year was the great anime I watched. Definitely a record year (for me at least) in terms of the number of shows I saw in one year.

So now in the order of when I started them, here are all of the anime I watched in 2016 and my thoughts on them.

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How to Find Internship Opportunities

 

College is ticking away, and you need to find an internship – fast. As you probably know, having internship experience nowadays is vital. It gives you real-world experience, teaches you how to professionally present yourself, and can lead to a full-time offer after graduation. Luckily, that’s what happened to me!

But finding internships to apply for can be difficult. Where do you even begin? Take out a notebook or open a new Word document and try out these:

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Mikey Dunn Returns

The last time I posted on my blog was in August 2012. It’s obviously been a while.

Now that I’m finished with college, I have a little more time on my hands. Well, I still have my internship in New York City, and I’m in the process of job hunting, but no more essays, exams, business simulations, or group projects to worry about.

My degree will come in the mail some time in January. Graduating early is very surreal, and it certainly hasn’t hit me yet. I feel like I’m still on a holiday vacation, and I’ll return to campus at the end of January. When my friends go back to college and I don’t, that’s going to be weird. And my Commencement ceremony is in May, so that itself feels so far away.

But that’s enough talk. So what’s going to happen here since I’ll be writing again?

My plans are to write about otaku things (e.g. anime, Japanese culture, j-pop, etc.), little adventures in New York City, technology, and social media. I’m planning to start vlogging again pretty soon, so new videos will get posted here with a little more behind the scenes content written out on the post. My Tumblr will stay the same: reblogs of anime gifs mostly, but here I’ll actually be writing out thoughts.

Sounds like fun, right? I’ll probably be testing out the waters as I go, but you can expect a post at least once a week!

I’m Mikey Dunn, until next time, I am done. 💁

Why I Think I’m Obsessed With Coffee

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I drink coffee almost every day. All coffee lovers agree that when they were little, they hated the bitter stuff. Most people also agree that it smells way better than it actually tastes. However, I still love the stuff, but that got me thinking: why?

I got hooked on coffee with the Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino. I know some “coffee-haters” that still indulge in this guilty pleasure (which I consider hypocritical). I think that was 8th grade. By high school, I started using it to help me stay awake. Demanding honors classes and so many extracurricular activities and commitments were sucking away hours of sleep. Then I got a part-time job: more coffee please?

I’ve done instant coffee, iced coffee, lattes, Frappucinos, VIA packets, McDonalds Frappes, hot mochas, yadda, yadda, yadda. I’m not really a fan of Dunkin’. I mean, I’ll drink it and be content with it, but I’ll always prefer Starbucks. I like strong and slightly bitter versus smooth and creamy.

That doesn’t mean that I drink it straight-black either. After much experimentation, I’ve gotten to prefer half-and-half with a a decent amount of brown sugar (just not too much).

But I digress, why do I like this stuff??

It wakes me up

Yay for caffeine. But there are the trade-offs: Stop one day cold-turkey, and a headache comes along. Sometimes certain brews don’t even wake me up (and put me instead to sleep!)

It tastes good

Yes, it still smells better than it tastes, but after what I believe to be the development of my taste buds, I enjoy the taste of certain blends.

Dat smell

And back to the smell, the aroma of brewing coffee can always begin to perk me up on a dreary morning. It comforting.

Starbucks makes coffee cool

I started with the brand and will probably will remain loyal to it. Taste is number one, but Starbucks also sells an image: smooth jazz and an artsy atmosphere.

It’s everywhere

I may not live in Manhattan with three Starbucks at every street intersection, but we still have a lot of options. And coffee comes in a large variety of “formats!”

It complements a lot of foods

What doesn’t coffee go well with…? Okay, maybe cereal (but I have had a bowl of Coco alongside a cup of Joe before).

It’s portable

Tumblers, thermoses, disposable Dixie cups… all for those crazy people like me who need their wake-up fixes on the go.

Coffee can be as common or fancy as you want it to be

That’s the thing about coffee. You can make it in your home, sip it in a cafe, or order it after dinner at a five-star restaurant. It’s all the same thing at the core, really.

My Keurig makes coffee fun

These machines are present in my dorm room, the Student Government office, and at my on-campus job. Pop in a k-cup and out comes a fresh cup of coffee! I find it fun because I’m a dork.

I’m a college student

Crazy assignments that result in all-nighters, 8:00 am classes, morning presentations, afternoon slumps… I salute those who do without any sort of caffeine in the world of higher education.

And those were reasons why I think millions of people around the world sip their coffee every morning. Cheers!

Do you like coffee? How do you do your perfect mix? Starbucks or Dunkin’? Any tea lovers out there (Teavana ftw!)

It’s December!

The day has come! Today is the start of the month of December, and it’s probably one of the most busiest times of the year. It’s the month that countdowns for everything start: countdown to Christmas, the last day of school, and to the end of the year.

Here’s some of what December has in store for this year… from a college student’s perspective.

Too much coursework!

Everyone goes home for Thanksgiving Break, but it really is just like a tease. Nobody really gets any homework or studying done, and then it ends all too quickly! And, welcome back to college! Here’s more work in the next few weeks than you had since the semester started. The fact that you’re in a lazy, non-productive mode when you return is no big help either. So we primarily get research papers to do. Fabulous.

True story.

Finals

Stress central shall begin! By the sound of it, my college is going to implement 24-hour quiet time in the dorm buildings. Thanks goodness! The fact that the library is on the other side of campus relative to where I live isn’t to appealing this time of year…

End of the Fall Semester

After surviving the deluge of work upon our return, and taking all those darn finals, the semester ends. And Winter Break shall be awesome this year. It’s the holidays, your friends (regardless to where they go to college) usually all come home, and the break lasts for about a month. I know it’s probably going to fly by, but might as well take it in day-by-day.

Cold Weather

This year, we had a blizzard in October. Then we had moderate to warm days in November. Who knows what December will bring! But one thing’s for sure: it’s colder. Much colder. Mikey Dunn is not

a fan of the cold. (I blame it on my Filipino genes.)

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Cold weather is a good excuse to bake stuff in the house. Like cookies, pies, cookies, cookies, cake, cookies, cookies, and more cookies. Cookies.

Warm Drinks

Bring out the cider, the peppermint lattes, holiday roast coffee, and hot chocolate!

Pearl Harbor Day/Mikey Dunn’s B-Day

Not many people remember that December 7th is the anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor back in 1941. On the other hand, I have no choice; it’s the day I was born. And having a birthday in December isn’t all too great either. All my family really does is eat cake and pass cards. No big parties or presents… yet. Christmas is around the corner…

Christmas

Now it is fitting for Christmas to explode onto the scene. The music, decorations, lights, Christmas trees, caroling, shopping, parties, parades, etc. all can happen now. For me, nothing bothers me more than hearing Christmas music before Thanksgiving even happens. (Justin Bieber, now I dislike you even more.)

New Years Eve

With Christmas over with, New Years is like the cherry on the sundae. Staying up late, eating food, and gathering around with friends screaming as the ball drops in Times Square is always a good time.

So…

My question to YOU is: What are you most excited about this December? Let me know in the comments!

Mikey’s College Life

Wow, it’s been 3 months since the last MikeyTALK episode GURLZ DAY AT THE MALL. Starting now, I’m planning to make more vlogs weekly and release at least SOMETHING on MikeyTALK every Sunday. Sunday’s are good days for videos, especially to the high school and college audience. It’s the time when you put off all the homework and stuff due for Monday, so you end up staying up late Sunday to do it. And then you still procrastinate, or at least take little breaks, here and there. I always end up watching YouTube videos. So yeah, new MikeyTALK every Sunday now. Yay!

So now this episode shall serve as the first of the “college edition” of the series; yup, it’s officially the first MikeyTALK I’ve filmed while at college! When you watch it, you’ll notice the segmented format of the show, which I plan to keep…

Now about how college has been. To say the least, it has been “very good!” I think, out of a lot of people I know, I’m having a super-awesome experience and easy freshman transition. I’ll probably be writing more about college life more in the blog in days to come; I’m so glad that we have a lot of down time at my job. And if I’m lazy with writing, I can at least update you guys with vlogs. Many more vlogs to come! Yay iPhone 4S!

Well, that’s all I have to write for now. I’m Mikey Dunn, until next time, I AM DUNN. (lol)