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6 Year Anniversary

August 07, 2014 By: Nopy Category: Announcements

Happy Birthday, Nopy’s Blog!

Its been exactly six years since the day I started Nopy’s Blog and that means its time to look back on another year on the interwebs. Unlike previous years, there has been little activity on here. In fact, if you scroll down the front page, you’ll see that my 5 year anniversary post is still there, which says a lot.

Unfortunately, real life has me in a stranglehold. I thought the summer break from school would give me some free time, but schoolwork still haunts me and I don’t think I’ve left work before or at quitting time since I started. Oh how I miss the days when I just had to worry about putting in 40 hours a week and which figure to order next.

In terms of blog traffic, Nopy’s Blog is far from its height when it received 1500 views per day. Last year it was averaging 500, and now it’s down to around 350. I feel like one of those old bloggers that keeps talking about making more updates, but then eventually disappears from the internet and is completely forgotten. Well, hopefully that doesn’t happen, especially considering I scheduled my classes this upcoming semester so that I have 4-day and 3-day weekends.

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In other news, I got myself a little anniversary present, which you can see above. It’s a Sailor Moon Star Locket, which was sold by Bandai in the mid-90’s. What’s special about this locket is that it plays music when you open it, just like the one Sailor Moon has. While the original price for one of these was around $10, they now go for $400-$600 depending on the condition.  While not as expensive as my Sailor Moon Gold Card, it’s still not something you just buy on a whim.

As far as I know, there are the following releases: Japan (1992), Korea (1995), and Europe (1992/1995). The Japanese ones say “Bandai 1992 Made in Japan” on the back, the Korean ones say “Bandai Asia 1995″, and the European ones say “Bandai 199x Made in China”. The one I have is the 1995 Korean release. There’s also a special pink version of the locket, which is worth somewhere between $3,000 and $4,000.

Anyways, people have been telling me that the second year of the MBA program is easier than the first so fingers crossed that this post won’t still be on the front page next year and I’ll have time to review all the backlogged goodies I have.

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12 Comments to “6 Year Anniversary”


  1. Very nice, just rewatched all the Sailor Moon a few days ago
    especially liked all the panty-shots.

    congarulaitons on your anniversaire
    really hope you will soon be able to blog as much as I do^^
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  2. Congrats on reaching the seventh year of activity ^_^

    My blog just passed four years a week ago, but it’s sure not as busy as when I was still attending university, and posted three reviews a day :D

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  3. Congrats on 6 years! My blog will be turning 8 in October =D Unfortunately I had to put it on hiatus this summer for the first time in years but I hope to be back to a regular blogging schedule in fall. Even if I can only manage a new post once every couple of weeks, I still want to keep it up for as long as I can XD

    Good luck with your studies! You seem like someone who has good karma as far as school and getting good jobs so I’m sure you’ll be fine and your hard work for your MBA will pay off~
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    • I hope that I’ll still be around for my blog’s 8th anniversary.

      Thanks for the encouragement, I hope this all pays off too.

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  4. Congrats on making to the 6th year. I kind of understand what you are going through as I had less free time when I started my master’s degree compared to my undergraduate years. Of course, some majors require a lot more work than others.

    For me, my blog will turn 6 years old in 6 more months.

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    • I don’t think there are many bloggers who have been around as long as we have. Almost all of the people I knew when I started have disappeared.

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  5. “While the original price for one of these was around $10, they now go for $400-$600.”
    You could make one hell of a fortune, lol.

    Anyway, hopefully you’re still well enough and really hope to see you in the blogsphere more frequently soon enough, without breaking yourself mentally due to time pressure of cause.

    About the blog views, it kinda make sense, lol. Back then when I was making several posts per week, I managed 1000+ views per day too. Nowadays when I’m barely making a post per week, I will be lucky if I even managed 400.
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  6. Oh, can’t believe I didn’t mention it in my comment, lol. But yea, happy anniversary!
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  7. Happy anniversary Nopy! Wow, 6 years. Time sure flies, right? I admire you for still making quality posts on your blog even if you have little time. All the best to you and the years to come! ^^
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