December 2020

Life ๐Ÿ‘ง, Reads ๐Ÿ“š, Blog…

4 months ago | filed under News
Ever since I started this yearly recap seven years ago, I consistently called it "throwback" but for this year specifically, I don't think it's an apt name because of what went down. So for my 2020 yearly-end special, I will call it "reflection." Yeah, there are so much I pondered this year. There were many things I was able to take time processing, reeling in. And I'm sure I'm not the only one who had moments of weakness & almost mentally broke down because of the pandemic and stress of the new life we are trekking. 'Cos who would have 

New Year means New List!…

4 months ago | filed under Personal
All in all, 2020 in terms of my goals, challenges & resolutions were pretty OK-ish. I'm giving it a passing grade regardless. Yes, as I said in this mid-year check that some were not really doable because of the pandemic, but I was able to do some so I think that counts? Biggest lesson learned this year (it has more weight now) every milestone I did this year I cherished it because our situation made me appreciate the little things more than ever. And as we greet the coming new year (with bit??? more anxiety than how I normal do 

Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ถ and Happy…

4 months ago | filed under Personal
And just like the title says it's that day of the year again, I greet y'all Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I know that year's Christmas is different. We're not allowed to gather or party! But let's all pray that this pandemic will end soon so we can go back to our regular days! But I hope we have brought lessons and improvement moving forward! โ€œFor to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of 

Onward 2021! ๐Ÿ“บ Those anime…

4 months ago | filed under Anime
To sum up the yearโ โ€”anime & manga wiseโ โ€”I was on the consistent side. What I plan to watch, I watched...well, most of the titles in this list ended up being postponed with the whole pandemic currently being the ultimate buzz kill of the twenty-first century. But hey, I understand! Our lives are more important than our entertainment and we have to follow rules; the sooner this ends the better, we all agree on that, right? Besides, I'm pretty content with what 2020 served despite all the cancellations. I still read tons of new series this year so that made me 

Crรจme de la Crรจme! ๐Ÿ†…

4 months ago | filed under Feature
Goodness, it's been eight years since I started doing this: honoring my fave reads! At first, I made some, like maybe??? super duper tacky categories but choosing from my reading pile was lots of fun. But when my reading of books went in declined (because there was a year *coughs* rainyink phase *coughs* that I was in a limbo and I randomly called it "fave picks from this mix" just so I could still continue the tradition...yes, that's best I could do that year!) then went back to calling best of the best but focusing more on my reading format 

Bar, graphs, and all things…

4 months ago | filed under Fiction
There was no significant changes to my reading habits this year. If anything, I've read so much this year! Well, what can I say this pandemic and the still ongoing but more lax lockdown did a number to my anxious mind! And to cope with everything that has, still happening??? since the year started, I went to my fictional stories to ease my mind! The temporary withdrawal from my reality did wonders to my mental health! I know lots of us tried many things or picked up new hobbies just to keep us from boredom (or keep our sanity