Q: Would you kindly describe yourself?
Well, the name’s Monch – or Monching, whichever you prefer. I’m a retired cosplayer turned blogger, active from 2008 until 2014. I’m a Mod wannabe – yes, those guys that fought with the rockers in the 1960s and rode Vespa scooters, but only in the fashion and music sense. Lastly, I’m an old soul way past his prime yet still trying to make sense of things.
Q: Where did you get the blog name?
It was originally from one of my essays entitled “The Monching’s Guide to Maximizing P200 at Starbucks”. Since I wanted this blog to serve as a sort of quick guide to everything and the title was appropriate, I used it as such.
Q: What made you start this blog?
I made The Monching’s Guide mainly for these reasons: to share my knowledge and opinions and about various things in this existence, to know other people who happen to have the same interests as mine, and to showcase excellent dining spots around the city.
Q: If The Monching’s Guide has a selling point, what would it be?
I’d say it would be the different viewpoint of each post. I see and do things differently, far from what others perceive. But still, I get the same results or even better ones! Doing things in a different manner allows you to discover and learn new things you otherwise won’t find on the regular path.
Q: How did you get into writing?
I’ve been writing ever since grade school, but only took it seriously around 2005 or 2006 when I started writing poems. It carried on until college, when I shifted to Non-Fiction due to practical reasons (I find it hard to write fiction and poets were said to be perennially starving).
Q: Speaking of college…so how were your college days? Where did you graduate?
I’d rather not discuss it in detail here. About where I graduated…let’s just say it’s one of the best schools in the land.
Q: You mentioned occasional geek; what are your fandoms so far?
Right now, I’m a bit into WWE, anime, manga, and some games.
Q: How about cosplay? Can you elaborate more on this?
I started cosplaying around 2008, but hung up my boots 2014. I’ve done 20 characters so far, with notable ones being Albert Wesker from Resident Evil, 15-time WWE Champion John Cena, the iconic James Bond (Agent 007), and Naruto’s Ebisu.
Q: What are your preferences when it comes to food?
I don’t use ketchup or vinegar while eating. Aside from that, I’m not a picky eater. I suggest you stay tuned to the blog to find out my preferences, a’ight?
Q: Any rules here on The Monching’s Guide?
Well, basically it all boils down to basic civility. Be nice to me and I’ll be nice to you, be an asshole and I’ll kick you out of the bus. Comments are filtered, but the aura here is generally a civil one. By the way, just a note: I post reviews of products here because I was satisfied with the product and not because of a promised compensation package.
Q: Any last messages? If you have any social networking pages, do mention them here.
Feel free to look around, and I hope you enjoy your stay. account. Do stop by The Monching’s Guide on Facebook; don’t be shy and hit the Like button. Alternatively, you can send me an email over at firstname.lastname@example.org for any comments, suggestions, or reactions. Peace out, and see you around.