Hello ~

Welcome to the moya-moya moratorium; feel free to stay and read my babblings.

The blog is called what it’s called because the feeling “moya-moya” seems to go hand-in-hand with moratoriums. I came across the term moratorium back in my IB Psychology class, where it was used specifically in the context of an adolescent’s questioning of their own identity before adulthood. As for “moya-moya” (もやもや), it’s a fun Japanese word meaning something along the lines of “hazy”, “fuzzy”, or “gloomy”. It’s pretty appropriate for what this blog is about too, considering how much anime loves coming-of-age stories.

Someone once suggested that I change the colour of my blog because I have this edgy avatar and site icon and the pink doesn’t suit it, but I simply can’t. I have come to associate moratoriums with this particular shade of pink for some reason. I can’t settle on one thing to be and my blog can reflect inconsistent identities. Having named myself “moyatori” (more because names are sadly limited when you’re using a free WordPress domain), I am clearly still in a bit of an existential crisis. Well, that and the fact that Moyatori sounds like a pleasant little bird (`Θ´). You can call me Moya, by the way.

I’m an anime-loving girl studying at UBC in Vancouver, currently working on a major in English literature. Like any good Asian kid, I was brought up with anime and have been into some show or another since Inuyasha was on TV back in Taiwan.

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