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twenty-four. full-time student and worker. a shy polyglot. quiet bts trash. kmusic, anime, and foreign culture fanatic.
hello, everyone. i’m mochi (or yasu, depending on what aspect of life you know me from). i’m the lazy driving force behind baepsae and am the only one that can be blamed for the constant in consistencies in content and updating on this blog. currently, i’ve got my hands full with working full-time and full-time studying, so keeping up with this blog sometimes gets pushed to wayside for an overtime shift or an essay that’s due on sunday. despite that, i try to make sure that when i do post the length and quality is somewhat up to par to make it worth the time away. in the time that i’m not here, i can typically be found on @teacupclub_ where i co-run with the lovely abbey louisa rose to share your posts as “your favourite ghost uncle, mochi”. [ note: i am still trying to work out how to get the chats going again without messing up my schedule. i definitely have not forgotten. ] follow my main twitter, @keo___pi_, to see my collection of bts tweets, food retweets, and general updates about my life unrelated to blogging.
baepsae —
formerly mchiblogs* and other names. active since december of twenty-sixteen. no particular niche or category. sporadically updated. ran and maintained by ghost uncle mochi.
hello and welcome to baepsae. baepsae is a nicheless blog, ran by a consistently overworked twenty-something year old, and (accidentally) takes it’s name for a kpop song from one of said overworked twenty-something year old’s favourite group. although the blog was started back in december of twenty-ten, it has gone through several revamps and name changes before finally becoming and settling on baepsae. if you look hard enough, it is possible to find a large portion of the older iterations of the blog and see the differences / growth. as baepsae, the blog normally is focused on one particular genre and is no longer set on being just a review blog. this was done so that mochi feels more comfortable blogging and less restricted. currently, baepsae is under a bit of construction and rewriting; however, baepsae has no intention of completely closing down or being fully retired any time soon. if you like what you see here on the blog, consider buying mochi a coffee so that they can continue to somehow exist with the hectic schedule they have and blog at the same time.
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hello! welcome to baepsae. baepsae is, admittedly, a blog that was named after a k-pop song and is a rebrand of a dying thing that didn’t yet deserve to die. the blog is maintained by mochi and has neither a particular focus or niche to this blog. you’ll typically find a bit of about music, books, anime, and the occasional rant, sharing of currents, and reviews.

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25 Before 25.
November 29, 2017
as the year quickly draws to a close and people grow more and more excited about the holidays, i find myself more excited about next year and the fact that it's the year i’ll finally be in my mid-twenties. i know how weird it may seem to people to hear that i’m incredibly chuffed to be getting older but twenty-five has always seemed like a golden age to me. for someone who has been battling major depression, other mental illnesses, and having attempted suicide a few times, seeing twenty-five is such a weirdly amazing thing.

while my twenty-fifth birthday is going to be absolutely true to my nature and i have no intentions of spending time celebrating or having a fancy outing, i still wanted to celebrate in my own way. admittedly, i’ve always found that those “____ before ____” type of posts/lists are incredibly interesting and have always wanted to do one. since twenty-five is such an important year for me, i thought it would be pretty amazing to do one of these. it’s absolutely not a requirement that you read this, but i just thought it would be fun to do and a great way to motivate myself to push forward.

when the time comes, i'll definitely revisit this list and see what i managed to get done and talk about the process that when behind getting it done, if i didn’t do it already on here. anyway, enough blabbering and onto the list.

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Current Rotations #01
November 24, 2017
today’s post, if you haven’t guessed it yet, is a music post and if you’ve been following me through the course of my endless cycle of blogging, then you know that i’m a massive fan of music posts. i’m one of those super cheesy people that think music is what unites us and that everyone’s different taste in music should be respected. there are artists that i don’t find particularly appealing, but i don’t judge people for liking them. point is, i love music posts. i love sharing my music tastes, recommending people music, and having that favour returned. it makes me all warm and fuzzy on the inside.

since i’m wanting to take a more chilled and relaxed approach to this blog and how i share things, i wanted to take this time to share a couple releases that i’ve had in rotation lately and just chat about them for a bit. that’s it.

so let’s jump into this. [also, you should totally check out my music blog if you want to listen to some of the things i jam to regularly.]
(i’m still bloody awful at the introduction thing. it’s been nearly a decade and i still can’t get it together. orz)

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The Vogue 73.
November 22, 2017
it’s been a long ass time since i’ve done one of these things but i was scrolling through gemma’s—of hidden little gempost on this tag and i realised that i definitely wanted to hop on and give it my attempt. plus, we all know how much i love myself a nice quality question & answer or tag post.

as per usual, i’m not tagging anyone because i, myself, was not tagged; however, i absolutely encourage anyone who wants to take part in it. i would love to get to know you lot a little more and have you guys get to know me a bit more. it’s a bit long, but i hope you enjoy it nonetheless.

this post includes pictures that are not owned by the blogger and are linked back to their original photo page.

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Serendipity.
November 16, 2017
this may or may not be a surprise to you lot, but i’m a massive fan of body modifications. piercings, tattoos, and the like consistently enamour me and i’m always planning when my next one is going to be. the other day i was chatting with my mum and when i told her about my current piercings and tattoo, she wasn’t even remotely surprised and only said, “well, yeah. you’ve always been into that kind of stuff. that’s a very you thing.” which made me feel absolutely chuffed. but it also got me thinking.

i’ve made a big deal about my septum in the past. maybe not on the blog, but, in general, i absolutely love my septum and i’m so glad i gave into the urge to go on ahead and get it done. however! i don’t think i’ve actually made mentions of my tattoo to anyone outside of my real life interactions and my closest mates. i know i made a weird series of tweets about it on my personal twitter, but other than that, i rarely ever reference it. heck, i often forget about it.

so i decided that i would finally talk about the tattoo and its significance in a more in-depth and cohesive manner.

before i do that, though, i want to make a quick note. this may be a bit triggering to some people. i’m probably going to talk about depressing things, share my suicidal tendencies, and talk a bit about the pain that i experienced with my tattoo. while i may not find these things too much to talk about, i do understand that other people may and if you do, feel free to skip this post. at the end of the day, while i adore sharing things, ideas, and thoughts with you lot, i want you guys to practice self-care if need be.

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Where Have You Been?
November 15, 2017
it’s been quite some time since we last spoke. almost three months exactly. i feel like i should have something more interesting and intriguing to say or offer up for why i poofed for three months but i don’t. to be fair, i always feel this way and never have anything much to say. if you read my last post before it got drafted and hidden, then you’re well aware of the fact that i have been over the blogging community as an idea and blogging as a thing for quite some time before my disappearance. in that post, i alluded to the fact that i found the blogging world to be clique-y, overly judgemental, and just, overall, an unenjoyable place to be in especially for someone who, at that time, was rather close to just up and attempting suicide or becoming a ghost once again.

admittedly, i do still feel that way but distancing myself from people and this world for so long actually made a significant difference. that combined with the fact that i’m seeing the fruits of my labour and planning slowly coming to fruition and having cut out toxicity out of my life completely has made me reach a level of contentment that i had been battling to reach for a long time. i’ve mentioned this a couple times—all in posts that are now drafted, archived, or deleted—that two years ago, i had a public falling out with someone that i considered, at that point, a friend. two years have gone by since that point and it took me a lot of thinking, alcohol, and thinking while drinking and drunk off said alcohol to realise that one of the things that were holding me back from being content again was the fact that i had spent so much time lying to myself about how i felt for that person. i wanted a reason to be upset and i wanted a reason to care about how that entire thing played out and in reality, i genuinely did not care about that person or the people that decided to continue to associate with that person.

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