This or That #7 – Hobby Edition

I just checked my This or That category on my blog, and it’s been almost 4 months since I added to this series…let’s change that today.

For those of you who have never seen this series from my blog, I will explain all of the rules. During every This or That episode, I list a series of questions with two options each (for example cat vs dog) and I have to choose which of the items I like more and/or prefer. Today, every question will contain two options that are related to hobbies or extracurricular activities. So, without further ado, let’s do this thing! ✨

1. Video games 🎮 or board games 🎲 ?

While I love a good board game during family night, I’m going to have to pick video games. I play them almost every single day, while I play board games only on certain occasions. Both of them are really fun, but video games are a more natural choice, for me.

2. Writing ✍🏿 or reading 📚 ?

This one is super tough, considering that reading and writing are some of my favorite hobbies. In fact, I think I might need to make it a tie; I love them both equally. Plus, a person can make a living off of either reading audiobooks or writing their own story. Not only are reading and writing fun, but they both give you plenty of opportunities to make a profit while doing so.

3. Blogging 📝 or vlogging 📷 ?

In case you aren’t familiar with the difference, a blog (such as my blog, The Joys and Trials of a Christian Teen) is a website that contains frequent posts, commonly filled with informal or casual writing from a person, such as myself. Vlogging is pretty much the same thing, but in video form.

This might not be a shock to you, but I definitely prefer blogging. I posted occasional vlogs on my YouTube Channel for about a year, but eventually I stopped and transitioned to blogging. I find it much more convenient since a blog post requires much less time, editing, and required equipment than vlogging does, in most circumstances.

4. Mobile games 📱 or console games 🕹️ ?

“Easy” is the first word that came to my mind when I thought of this question. Mobile games, all the way. Again, this response has to do with the one that I use the most. I tend to play the mobile game “Roblox” most days of the week. And while I have an Oculus Quest 2 (and I really love it) it’s not much of a go-to game. Since my mobile devices are super easy to pick up and play on, I tend to find myself using them more often.

5. Novels 📖 or comic books 💥?

YAYY!!! Another easy one. For me, the answer is definitely novels. I would agree that comics tend to have a lot more color, therefore they are really good for those who prefer visuals over pages of words. But there’s nothing that compares to a good novel, in my opinion. Novels (including graphic novels, which are somewhat similar to comic books) are definitely some of my favorite types of literature in the universe.

Answer Key:

  1. Video games 🎮 or board games 🎲 ? – video games 🎮
  2. Writing ✍🏿 or reading 📚 ? – both ✍🏿📚
  3. Blogging 📝 or vlogging 📷 ? – blogging 📝
  4. Mobile games 📱 or console games 🕹️ ? – mobile games 📱
  5. Novels 📖 or comic books 💥? – novels 📖

As always, this episode of This or That was such a blast, especially considering that it was focused on hobbies. I’m curious, what are your preferences from each of these This or That questions? Feel free to share your answers in the chat below.

Have a beautiful and blessed day or night! May God bless each and every one of you! Peace in! ✨

This or That #5 ✨

This or That #5


It’s been a little while since I posted another addition to This or That. To re-familiarize you all with this series, in it there are two items per question, whether they are food, characters, animals, clothing styles, or colors that are related in some way (item vs. item), and I have to choose the one that I prefer or like the most.

Let’s get started! ✨

1. Introvert 😐 or extrovert?

As of now, I would actually consider myself more of an ambivert, which is a person that has characteristics of both an introvert and extrovert. I do like meeting new people and trying new things, but I am also very cautious, and it takes me some time to open up to people. I will speak to you with a simple “Hello” when we first meet, then as I begin to get to know you more and (possibly) take a liking to you, I will get more comfortable around you. I’m much less shy then I was when I was younger, but I’m still smart and careful when it comes to boundaries.

2. Mashed potatoes 🍠 or baked potatoes 🥔?

Every since I was a little girl, I have never liked mashed potatoes, simply due to the texture. Baked potatoes are really good, as long as they are well seasoned. I usually like to put some seasonings (not including salt), along with some cheese on mine. Baked potatoes are probably one of my favorite dinners.

3. Guitar 🎸 or piano 🎹 ?

This question is slightly ironic, since I have already taken a Guitar course, and therefore I’m pretty good at playing the guitar already. Because of that, I will choose piano. The rich music and the way pianists move their hands to make the music has always been astonishing to me. Therefore, I’ve always wanted to learn how to play myself.

4. Underdressed 👖 or overdressed 👗 ?

In my opinion, looking your best is always a priority. I think it’s better to be overdressed then underdressed, considering that “overdressed” can just describe someone who likes wearing fancy or non-casual clothing. If you are underdressed, chances are the outfit might not stand out as much or make a statement.

5. Science 🧪 or Art 🎨 ?

Both. The world wouldn’t be the same without science or art. Science is an explanation of how natural events occur in the world, and art is a vessel of self expression and creativity. I’ve always found an interest in both subjects. However, some spiritual things cannot be explained by science. Miracles are possible and happen every day, all around the world.

Answer Key:

  1. Introvert 😐 or extrovert? – ambivert (some traits of both) 😐✨
  2. Mashed potatoes 🍠 or baked potatoes 🥔? – baked potatoes 🥔
  3. Guitar 🎸 or piano 🎹 ? – piano 🎹
  4. Underdressed 👖 or overdressed 👗 ? – overdressed 👗
  5. Science 🧪 or Art 🎨 ? – (both) 🧪🎨

I hope you all enjoyed my answers to these new ‘This or That’ questions! Feel free to comment your responses to each down below!

Click this link to look at the other episodes of ‘This or That’ on my blog.

Have a beautiful day! ✨

This or That #4: Christmas Edition!!! | Blogmas Day 1

This or That #4 : Christimas Edition!

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Hey, everyone! Today, I’m going to do a fourth edition to the This or That series. If you aren’t to familiar with this or that, it is a series where each question includes 2 items, which could be food, clothes, etc., and I have to choose which item I prefer or enjoy more! The only difference is that this time, it will be Christmas themed!

Feel free to comment your answers down below!

So, let’s get started with This or That #4 !

  1. White lights or colorful lights (on your Christmas tree)? 🎄

This all depends on the look that I am trying to portray. White lights are great for a simple, elegant color scheme, while colorful lights may be more festive. I’m a huge fan of color, so I’ll have to say colorful lights. But, I do think elegant white lights can look beautiful, especially at night time!

2. Gingerbread or sugar cookie? 🍪

I’ve never been a huge fan of gingerbread. I don’t hate it, but it’s not one of my favorite flavors, either. I think that nothing beats a good sugar cookie. Well…maybe chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies, but that’s about it!

3. Shop in-person or shop online? 🛍️

If you aren’t aware, I’m a complete homebody. Therefore, 100%, I would say online. However, every now and again, I do enjoy going on a girl’s day with Goodmommy at our favorite stores. What girly-girl doesn’t like to shop? 🙂

4. Hot coffee or hot cocoa?

In my opinion, coffee doesn’t have the best flavor, however, it might taste good if it was paired with chocolate. I honestly don’t think you can go wrong with a nice, warm cup of hot cocoa. Especially on those really cold winter nights. In fact, I think I want some right now! I’ve got to ask Goodmommy!

5. Star topper or angel topper? 👼🏽

While I admit that the star topper is a Christmas-tree classic, either one can be really cute and festive. Christmas’s purpose is to celebrate Jesus’ birthday, and many angels were present. The Christmas star is also a big part of Jesus birth. Therefore, they both embrace the Spirit of Christmas, and that’s what I believe is most important!

I hope you all enjoyed This or That #4: Christmas Edition! Please comment your answer to each ‘this or that’ question down below to participate in the Christmas fun! Only 24 more days left! I’m so excited!

Have a merry, blessed, and beautiful day, y’all!