By Aminah Khan, Elise Tran, and John Le, Staff Writers
Sophomore Jeannie Lee seems like the typical person. However, deep down, there is a secret obsession she has kept hidden from the public: her love of eggs.
Lee discovered her passion for eggs at a fairly young age, as she constantly kept eating them. It was only up until her eighth-grade year when she realized how prevalent eggs were in her life and how majestic the egg actually was.
“It’s just the way it’s implemented into everything really. The taste, the textures, the overall aesthetic of the egg,” Lee said.
Since then she discovered her egg icon, Gudetama. Gudetama is a Japanese character that is used to represent something or someone with no strength whom Lee finds very relatable. Everywhere she goes, she will at least have one item themed after this infamous carton egg.
“I’ve always been fond of eggs, and I guess that has come out more recently ever since [Gudetama] came out. I couldn’t relate to anything more because I’ve always liked eating anything with eggs in it,” said Lee with her Gudetama pencil pouch, purse and plush laying on the table.
Her family has slowly grown into accepting her addiction.
Lee said, “My mom was weirded out about it at first, and she thought it was a weird way to be spending my money. But she encourages now and thinks that it’s cool.”
However, many of her friends don’t have the same thoughts. Agreeing with each other, most of them thought her addiction was out-of-hand.
“It’s so weird, like who would be obsessed with eggs?” said sophomore Tracy Nguyen, a concerned friend.
Despite this, Lee disregards the negativity and persists in her addiction.
Lee said, “I hope the world continues to show love for eggs and make it seem more like a normal thing.”