Hello. My alias on this blog is Ren’Ai, but those who associate with me call me Nina or Amai. Any and all are fine.

This blog is just as it states: a memoir sweetened with visual representation in the form of meganekko (girls with glasses) to reflect the feel of each entry. The untold story of a lost & confused college girl now turned strong-willed, struggling adult woman. Despite how my intelligence may be undermined by my copious use of foul language, I am a college graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing/Digital Media.

And I love. A lot.

Here are a few other things you should know about me…

  1. Since I began this Meganekko Memoirs in Fall 2005, my domain has undergone many topical transformations and has been thematically redefined numerous times, but my critical writing style and, often times, no-nonsense, honest approach has remained fairly constant.
  2. This blog has, and always will be my domain for expression, opinions, rants, and the like. As of late, my writing focus falls on thoughtful, reflective content of gender, romance, loss, and the hardships that come with living life the best I can. If you disagree with me on some issue, please be candid and respectful…
  3. There was a time when I couldn’t give a shit whether anyone read or commented. Now that I’m older and have a more defined purpose for writing here, I would sincerely like to have a dialogue with others who share my struggles or have intellectual insights.
  4. I like anime, manga (including ecchi/mature themes), and Japanese culture. I also understand and speak Japanese at approximately junior high level once I get warmed up. Feel free to bring up any of those topics with me.
  5. As of 2013, I have come out to a number of key family & trusted friends as transgender. In 2014, I went public as specifically, a woman who happens to be transgender. I have written a number of entries on my deliberate journey since 2012 – hints of my gender struggle permeate this blog as far back as its inception – but this one will be a good place for newcomers to start.
  6. I support equal rights and opportunity for the LGBTQ community, and live out and about as female daily. Feminine pronouns only please.
  7. I’m a human being just like you.

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22 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Ren’Ai. I love your blog so far. You’re very genuine and honest. It’s beautiful you share your life with us too, that always makes one reflect upon her own. You are followed. 🙂

    1. My sincere apologies for taking so long to approve & reply to your comments! I’m very thankful you have come here & decided to follow. I do hope you continue to find value in my musings and I will surely watch your blog as well. : )

      1. No problem. I’m still learning my way around WP myself. Sometimes comments don’t show up and I stumble into them in another way. I’m sure I am going to like your blog, you seem
        graceful, smart and insightful. So I know there is going to be lots of value in your musings. 🙂

        1. Aww I’m sure you’ll get used to WP soon enough. You’re already writing wonderful posts yourself. I hope to be all you say; I do tell it like it is after all. 🙂 Will keep an eye on your blog also; you fit those adjectives much better~

          1. Lol. LET’S HOPE SO.

            I keep discovering these weird little functions I’m supposed to have set. I shoulda read the tutorial at the start. Anyway, thanks so much for the compliment and for looking at my blog back. If you followed, following!

            Awww, I hope I fit those adjectives. But I see it in you, I do.. :))

            See you soon luv…

  2. Hey Ren! Another Ren here :3 Just wanted to let you know that what you’re doing at the moment is fabulous and that you shouldn’t let anyone get you down about anything. You’re also very pretty 🙂 Have a great day

    1. Hey there, Ren! Yah, I noticed you had the name too. It’s more of a nickname for me haha~ :3 Thank you very much for your sweet compliments! It’s easier to keep positive in other cases than with my identity, but I surely won’t anyone get me down. I appreciate your support and please don’t be afraid to share your thoughts here. Do have a great day also! 🙂

  3. Hey Ren’Ai,
    I am setting my blog on private – tried sending an email via Word Press to you but it says there is something not valid with your email. So if you can’t view it (mine) just send the request access and I will confirm k? 🙂 Cuz I want ya to still have access! Lol.

      1. *****GREAT!!!**** Thank-you. I’m about to start talking about some stuff (professional) I don’t want searchable (general public) so I had to go private. Talk soon! xo

        1. Oh I see! I’m honored to still have access then! By the way, it may be easier for you to set certain entries on private or password-protected rather than your whole blog. If you go to Dashboard > Posts > Quick Edit on the post you want to make private or protected, you can avoid cutting off your entire readership. Just a tip since you mentioned you’re still learning WP. 🙂 xo

          1. OH!!!!!! I DIDN’T KNOW THAT. OKAY — I will do that. So what? I can place certain posts on private that way? And would it be the same deal? Would I have to invite people to the post? Cuz my next needs to be on private…

          2. Ren’Ai,

            I placed it on password protected (private was problematic).
            Please email me at writer of pure [at] gmail [dot] com if you’d like to read it and I will send you the password.

            *******Oh gosh, I hope your talk with your mom went ok today!!***


  4. Wow, your about section is so great. I’m still suffering over what little I have up. But it’s great cause people really do like to read something about you in the about section. It sets the tone…

    1. Aww thanks. I do agree that setting the tone does allow people to know what kind of contextual craziness they’re getting themselves into. Or maybe that’s just how I think of it, haha.

      Whatever you have in yours is what you wanted to share. Though maybe approaching it like a script-like style might work better for you?

  5. Keep sharing your stories. Not to sound like a bad fortune cookie, but the love you have inside will be returned to you when you’re not expecting it. All the kind and wonderful things you do for others will come back in some way. Thanks for putting yourself out there for all of us to learn from and be inspired by.

    1. Thank you very much for that. It’s sometimes difficult to continue doing this sort of thing, but I certainly appreciate it when people understand where I’m coming from. Especially people like you who are putting themselves out there just the same.

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