Even if you are reading this, I can guarantee that you have used at least a couple of emojis in your life?
I love emojis (who doesn't? Oh well I know who actually) because I am the type of person that often shows what I want to express visually.
If you have known me for quite a while, (I am so ashamed to say this but I have to) you know that I do lots of gestures. Excessively a lot, I should admit.
It is because I always think in pictures. I am a completely right-brainy girl, you get it right!
I love thinking so much, I love daydreaming so much that almost all of my sisters have at least poked my cheek to pull me back to real life when I was daydreaming for too long already that I looked so stunned.
I think about countless stuff. And I am so glad that "mind-reading" skill is not possible because I really don't want anyone to be able to read what is on my mind everyday.
I'll spill a bit of it.
I think about cute drawings, I think about pretty girls, I think about handsome boys, I think about talking animals would be so great, I think about my friends and scenarios about them, I think about travelling to other planets and meet Mojacko, I think about earning billions of dollars and build a super cool toys and games room in my next house, I think about hilarious scenarios I should have done to people, I think about my future a lot
To make it short, my mind is working so hard that I think I have quite some hair loss for a while now. Whatttt.
But the thing is, it is so hard for me to verbally express what I think about.
Imagine how noisy it is inside my head at the moment, and I wish to spill it out. But it is so hard to do, and although it is not like I cannot do it at all, I become an extreme chatterbox only to a handful of people. Let's say, to my sister and to only a couple of my best friends for years.
And I type a lot of things. In fact, I need to type a lot of things. I have to type a lot of things. I must type. It drives me crazy for keeping all my thoughts for a while and not letting it out at all. Thus, I blog.
And it has been 6 years and 11 months since my first blog post.
What an achievement! *confetti bombs*
Although I don't really earn much in blogging, but I did earn something. And that is only sliced spring onion in my noodle soup. That is a compliment for me in my blogging years.
So, the first time I started to use emojis was when I started using IMs.
Couldn't remember what was my first IM, I think it was Yahoo!, but even so, I didn't really used emojis apart from this :) and :( , and that didn't last long as well because I got tired of typing :) everytime.
The more I used these basic emojis, the more annoyed I became. Until I completely stopped using these basic emojis at all. Because I overused them, I became so annoyed with them. You know that feeling?
The popular emoji back on my school days was: :3 ; which means act cute face. I used this emoji so many times back then until one day I tried to mimic this emoji in front of mirror and I wanted to vomit.
Super act cute emoji that I hate so much. Screw this :3 emoji. Go die.
On this IM era when almost everyone can send IM from their phone, every time I receive a message with :3 on it, I erase it right away.
Then, when people start to accidentally have Whatsapp account (because it is always pre-installed in any newly bought phone?), I then took a good look at its emojis.
Man, there are tons of it!
And each time I see an uncommon emoji, I think of applying that emoji to real life conversation.
For example, I discover this emoji:
As bad as my current eyesight, I wonder if anyone can read what are written in these emojis?
And I think to apply these emojis in daily conversation:
Random conversation #1
Boy: Man, it takes me ages to write love letter.
Friend: Dude, try to make your letter looks mysterious.
Boy: Dude, how?
Friend: Make it like this. Something hand-written and looks vintage. Girls love it.
Boy: What the hell dude?! Make it larger please.
Friend: I wonder which one of us is dumber.
Or another (more make sense) conversation:
Random conversation #2
Male 1: Hey, wish me good luck on purchasing my lottery!
Male 2: Sure
Male 2: Pung dragons for you
Male 2: Hope that will send you good luck
Male 1: I like green ones better?
Male 2: We shall write a suggestion for the emoji creator to create green dragon tiles
Male 2: They should create whole ma jiang tiles set emoji
Male 1:: Great, now we play ma jiang on chat.
Excuse my lame and random ideas.
And among these tons of emoji, I definitely have my most used emojis!
I'll list them right away:
(Some images are spoilt because of the slow internet. Will fix them next time!)
What I mean to say: "hahahah" in a pure way.
What I mean to say: "shy!" level 1.
What I mean to say: "shy!" level 2.
What I mean to say: "if you treat me well I will send this emoji to you"
What I mean to say: "you make me very sad! (you'll regret it)"
What I mean to say: *gasp until lose voice* (that 'lebay' gasp)
What I mean to say: "wanna see what you perceive by me sending this naughty stare emoji" and "mm-hmm"
I still send tons of LINE stickers (cannot be helped) and I still use emojis every now and then. But it is actually, mostly depends on my mood.
You might think that my mood is easily read by how I chat you.
But I think it is right in some ways.
Emoji indicator of my mood:
◆ When my mood is super good, I send many emojis--I want to show how I feel, non-verbally.
◆ When my mood is normal, I don't send emojis. Maybe one, if you send one to me.
◆ When my mood is super bad, I don't send emojis at all even if you send me tons of it.
◆ I don't send emojis to people I just meet or recently know.
◆ I send tons of emoji to people I really like. If you have been wondering about me all of this time, well, you'll know. At least one part of it. List of people I really like is super complex and confidential--you are going to have a hard time figuring it out.
Cannot wait to see the future what will new emojis come out.
Lots of love ♥