With lackluster fall anime line-up (don’t start hatin’ on me, that’s just my opinion), I was craving to watch something during late nights weekday (that I can watch one episode per night) aside from my regular late replay of travel program on lifestyle channel on cable (that’s now much I miss travel!) or cooking shows. I hit the internet for something to watch!

True Beauty has been in my watch-list for almost a year now! But I can’t watch it because my device isn’t supported by Viu, which is the official streamer of this k-drama here on SEA region! But I found a way to make it work! (I sideloaded TV bro and watched it on browser, I have remote mouse so it wasn’t a hassle to watch but come on, Viu make your app accessible!)

I always, always prefer to watch drama/anime legally! I’m all for supporting creators! *coughs* Anyway, I finished all 16 episodes. I enjoyed it, if I were to rate it maybe 3 to 3.5 out 5 stars! At first I was little disoriented with how the first few episodes went down. I didn’t want an exact replica of the webtoon but there were so much changes. So if you were hoping for a more direct and faithful live action adaptation (for me What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim was better) then this isn’t it! Nevertheless, it was pretty enjoyable and fun series! I also dropped the webtoon anyway after Ju Kyung and Seo Jun broke up so I didn’t mind it at all and watched it like a standalone drama.

Let’s be honest, she only has rosacea and maybe few pimples but gosh, she’s super pretty even! I wish I was as pretty as her tbqh! And if you didn’t know, Seo Jun was my fave character, at first wasn’t super giddy with the actor choice, but Hwang In-youp did good; was hoping for more Ju Kyung x Seo Jun moment but with limited episodes and so much material to cram, it was understandable how the relationship had progressed in the drama! While I didn’t like Soo Ho in the webtoon, I can’t stop admiring Cha Eun-woo’s beauty!

11/11/21

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

Wow, it’s already November and Imma still about to talk about my birthday! Well, not what went down, it’s more about, you know, my yearly reflections! For the birthday itself, nothing special, again we ate lunch at home (opted for late lunch than dinner). I ordered Korean and Thai food; the food was plenty many & super delish! We were all stuffed!

Onto much serious things:  I’m in my mid-30s which kinda whack because well, it hits me so much that I am no longer that ✨ young ✨. I’m closer to 40s than 20s which kinda demoralizing in some pathetic way! But sometimes random posts in twitter or instagram gave me the boost I need. Like, this one post said that that 30s is like 20s only with more money! You know, financially, I’m so much better now than my 20s! I broke down few times having almost no money to spend. I was also not mentally & physically fit in my 20s. As you might figured it out, I was broken young adult, not that I am 100% okay now, but life’s been overall good to my  early 30s, so yeah, I appreciate God’s blessing to me! The wisdom He bestowed upon my much mature self!

Apart from I’m officially starting my mid-30s still in pandemic (while situation here is gradually getting better, in the capital almost 90% of eligible population are vaccinated! hooray for victories like this!) But the truth remains that yeah, I’m old now. And I’ll continue to get older. I might still pass as woman in her late twenties (y’all young folks don’t forget your SPF!) but the whole aging thing does put me in a bind sometimes. But I’m happy to be here, alive, in a pandemic no less! For that I’m SUPER grateful! We can’t be forever young but we can age gracefully!

11/06/21

I am totally freaking out! A lot of fans must have heard this few months ago but I only found out this week! I searched high and low for the official statement and it is TRUE! Season 3 is finally dropping very soon! The author even shared a sneak peek of his workspace with the webtoon panels beautiful shown (though I could hardly see the details but this is enough evidence that’s gonna be out really soon and this just empty words and promises! I’m so happy!

It has been 5 years since I read the breaker and been waiting, and waiting, and waiting, holding on to those promises. Two webtoon series after (trinity wonder and promised orchard???), it’s so happening now! I’m so excited to see Shi-Woon true badass form now that he finally let go of seonsaengnim and he’s learning his real martial art! But I admit, the clan leader Shi-Woon persona makes me so excited! I wanna see him all reveled and admired by many (as he should be!) Maybe it’s time to re-read the manhwa! Should I? Should I? Maybe I should!

09/06/21

With lackluster fall anime line-up (don’t start hatin’ on me, that’s just my opinion), I was craving to watch something during late nights weekday (that I can watch one episode per night) aside from my regular late replay of travel program on lifestyle channel on cable (that’s now much I miss travel!) or cooking shows. I hit the internet for something to watch!

True Beauty has been in my watch-list for almost a year now! But I can’t watch it because my device isn’t supported by Viu, which is the official streamer of this k-drama here on SEA region! But I found a way to make it work! (I sideloaded TV bro and watched it on browser, I have remote mouse so it wasn’t a hassle to watch but come on, Viu make your app accessible!)

I always, always prefer to watch drama/anime legally! I’m all for supporting creators! *coughs* Anyway, I finished all 16 episodes. I enjoyed it, if I were to rate it maybe 3 to 3.5 out 5 stars! At first I was little disoriented with how the first few episodes went down. I didn’t want an exact replica of the webtoon but there were so much changes. So if you were hoping for a more direct and faithful live action adaptation (for me What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim was better) then this isn’t it! Nevertheless, it was pretty enjoyable and fun series! I also dropped the webtoon anyway after Ju Kyung and Seo Jun broke up so I didn’t mind it at all and watched it like a standalone drama.

Let’s be honest, she only has rosacea and maybe few pimples but gosh, she’s super pretty even! I wish I was as pretty as her tbqh! And if you didn’t know, Seo Jun was my fave character, at first wasn’t super giddy with the actor choice, but Hwang In-youp did good; was hoping for more Ju Kyung x Seo Jun moment but with limited episodes and so much material to cram, it was understandable how the relationship had progressed in the drama! While I didn’t like Soo Ho in the webtoon, I can’t stop admiring Cha Eun-woo’s beauty!

11/11/21

I never thought the travel would be far-fetch dream again…for simple people like my family. We planned our once a year travel many months in advance, tried to save all the money we can save so we can explore foreign places! But I never would have imagined that travel is far out of our reach again. Gone are days we are stalk local airlines for ticket sales! Or reading lots of travel on budget blogs so we can save with our travel!

This is such an iconic photo that I have taken from our latest travel back in January 2020, before the pandemic shutdown tourism to its knee. I miss circling the calendar dates, packing, exploring! I miss walking down the streets of some unfamiliar place. 😔

07/22/21

I didn’t prepare anything special for this month, in fact I kinda forgot about it until I was quickly typing up my little birthday post (which I have to publish later I guess); I realized this month’s also my blog’s birthday! *face palm* But I moved on from the schedules (which I was praising for many years as my ultimate blogging arsenal) so the forgetful person that I am, it totally slipped off of my mind! Yikes 😳 but better late than never!

Last year, I redesigned (that didn’t last even a year—and I had to code it from the ground up!) and I also sum up a whole decade of blogging. But like I said here, the whole situation changed my mindset when it comes to blogging. I wanna it to be as effortlessly as possible. No more, scheds, no more photo sesh (maybe sometimes when I feel like doing it; maybe the post is special?), just complete spontaneous blogging mojo! And I love it!

Being in this kind of blogging that doesn’t mean I am in love with it less. I thinkto be totally frankthis way allows me to love it more because it doesn’t feel like a chore anymorecontrary to what I said that blogging before was easy, it still took effort and time, and less be real, laziness hits me in wrong time & place. And then the pandemic happened, and it caught me in limbo and I have reassessed what do I really want to do with the blog. My mind respond with “let’s start clean, but not forgetting the past” that’s why I still didn’t delete all my previous posts!

Ah, ✨ eleven years ✨ are plenty many! And I’m proud of this blog! I think I’m thriving well despite the whole lot of change in the internet landscape. My blog is still here vibin in its little quiet place in this vast online space!

10/24/21

There’s something to rejoice whenever Taylor hints on something! I really thought that the next album she will re-release was either Speak Now (chronologically speaking, it did come out after Fearless) or 1989, because all the buzz and hype that surrounded it prior to the announcement! But Taylor didn’t come around playing, she all got us excited when she officially announced that it’s gonna be Red! And you know what, I love RED! It was the album that I kept on repeating as my lonesome company because of all those things that happened to me (a lot of painful ones though T.T), so for sure I’ll (re)listen when it finally drops this November!

I mean, can we all agree that we’re all so looking forward to finally listen to All Too Well and it’s glorious 10-minute version?! Yes?! I once told my sister this that while I’m happy that Taylor has now a relationship for keeps, when she writes heartbreak songs, you can totally feel the sadness and all the emotions! As much as I love Death by a Thousand Cuts, it isn’t as heart-wrenching and soulful as ATW! But oh we are blessed truly! Taylor Swift, queen of productivity! 👑

07/10/21

I used to write tl;dr! Even did the extra mile, acting like a pro blogger! But life is ever changing and so I compromised!

This is faiery’s rebirth, I still want a space of my own to pour some 04:09PM thoughts in a jiffy! Missing some of my trad posts, check some random highlights →