anime

Hatsune Miku is Getting An Anime

It’s been a long time since I’ve made an anime-related post! I recently came across a news article about the popular Vocaloid character, Hatsune Miku. She is getting an anime, which will combine the musical elements of the franchise, as well as animation and live-action elements. According to the article, Miku may also get a new design.

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Books

Recent Reads Roundup!

I have been trying to get back into reading again for fun. I graduated from university–and received my degree in the mail a few days before writing this post–and had been going through a bit of a reading slump. I think part of this slump was from excitement: I have so much to read, yet at the same time, the possibilities seem nearly endless. Still, something about holding the degree in my hands made this accomplishment all the more real.

The books I mention below are graphic novels and manga. I actually got into the habit of reading from graphic novels and manga growing up, so it’s an interesting way to get back to my roots!

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Books · Reviews

Book Love by Debbie Tung Review

I have been wanting to read this comic collection ever since coming across it on social media. This short collection is about a young adult who enjoys reading. It covers various experiences with books, reading, and book-related interactions. This collection is in a watercolor-like style and is in all black and white.

But usually with comics in this format, the main focus (other than the art), is the comedy. Does the humor hold up?

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Books · Reviews

She-Ra: The Legend of The Fire Princess Graphic Novel Review

She-Ra and The Princesses of Power was a Netflix series and a reboot of the original 80’s She-Ra Princess of Power. Although I watched a few episodes of the Netflix series (and did not grow up with the original series), I did really love the designs of the main characters in the reboot, especially the main protagonist, She-Ra.

I came into this graphic novel with a bit of knowledge from the reboot. I admittedly did see spoilers on my feed from the finale. However, I was curious about the journey in between.

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Books · Updates

January 2021 Update: Reading Roundup, Status on Podcast, and Thoughts on TBRS

I’m sorry for the unannounced hiatus! I finished grad school recently, and needed to rest for a bit after dedicating myself to my studies. I’ve also been in a bit of a reading slump and dealing with a bit of writer’s block.

I will try to make these update posts every so often. I might not be able to make them on a monthly basis, though I do find update posts a bit fun to make. This is a mixture of a recent reads roundup, as well as general house cleaning for the blog!

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Lifestyle

How To Make Bubble Tea at Home

Bubble tea is a fun drink–and I’m an avid tea drinker.  But not all bubble tea locations use real tea in their beverages!  I noticed a few shops use artificial powders and as an avid tea drinker, this bummed me out a bit, as there wasn’t really ‘tea’ in my drink! I’ve tried a few methods at home, finally coming up with a recipe I can make…with real tea! 

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Books

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu Review

I sometimes came across this graphic novel on my social media feeds and really enjoyed the adorable art style and cover. The main character, Nova is a witch. She works in a magical bookshop which loans magical books. She then comes across her childhood friend and crush, Tam, who happens to be a werewolf. At the same time, a mysterious super natural enemy appears in town. Tam needs help with overcoming this enemy–and Nova steps in to help. The two girls rekindle their friendship, working together and making new discoveries, while also navigating their own feelings towards each other.

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Books

Making Reading Goals For the New Year

I’ve realized that I’m am not the type of person who likes new year’s resolutions. They work for some folks, but for me, making massive yearly reading goals has always been a bit daunting. Overtime I’ve recognized that smaller goals are more attainable for me–and have the potential to turn into larger-scale goals.

Despite my thoughts on new year’s resolutions, transitioning from one year to another does give a good opportunity to reflect and work on smaller goals!

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