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  • 2018 / 12 / 20

    Must watch and must read titles! Onward 2019!

    The anime community sure gonna agree with me on how awesome 2019 line up is!  There are so many good manga series getting anime adaptation that we all have been waiting for (I particularly keen to watch a lot shonen series + wishlist granted!!) and today I’ll be sharing you list of anime and some books that I want to watch and read next year! But let’s pedal back to this year first (before I gush out the awesomeness), I—

  • 2018 / 12 / 06

    Twenty Eighteen’s Best of the Best!

    It’s that time of year once again! I’m quite pleased with how my reading progress went this year. And unlike last year where it was kinda difficult process because of my very, very small pool of manga to pick! It was a happy struggle to know I have so many manga and webtoons to choose from because of how productive my 2018 is in terms of reading. So that’s the good part, the downside of this all is my anime—

  • 2018 / 10 / 14

    Out of sight, out of mind? Hiatuses and the long waiting game.

    Let’s put disclaimer first, shall we? This is not me complaining about authors (regardless of the reasons) or me being ice cold b*tch who could not fathom that health comes first! That’s not the topic. Personal all-around welfare of the authors comes first! Always!  It’s just me and how my feelings for the series gradually slid down after numerous hiatuses. And when it comes to series I immensely loved in the past, confessing that I don’t like as much as—

  • 2018 / 07 / 16

    Mediocre? Underrated? Like I care, I enjoy it anyways!

    I do go mainstream. No scratch that, I tend to like very mainstream stuff… There’s a reason why they’re highly popular, there’s something that connects it easily to its audience. But once in a while, I find some awesome entertainment in the form of average kind of narrative. Nothing mind-blowing. Not really deep. It’s not even unconventional. It’s just a plain, plain story, and you know what, sometimes the simplicity of it makes it an ideal read for me. I’m—

  • 2018 / 03 / 13

    About those fashionable (?) rose-tinted glasses!

    I asked before about defending your faves and also loving something you read despite the obvious flaws! Yes, I know and still acknowledge that not all my favorites are perfect, squeaky clean from plot holes! Just because it’s my faves does not mean I see nothing wrong with it!  It could be so flawed but I still loved it; and I find that beautiful in reading! You know those rose-colored glasses! Sunnies? Yeah, I don’t like to wear one (I—

  • 2017 / 12 / 26

    2017 Statistics Report (and other geeky related things!)

    I come up with this feature when I was sorting out my throwback post last year. Although that statistic is not really based on actual numbers (because I didn’t have the time for that—actually, I just sort of forgot and I didn’t tabulate all the numbers I needed LOL failed there, self)  Anyhoo, this is just an estimate because even without the numbers I’m pretty sure about the things I read for the entire year (note: this stats/recap covers December—

  • 2017 / 12 / 20

    Onward Twenty Eighteen!

    When I was listing down the titles that I absolutely look forward to I got immediately overwhelmed! There. So. Many. Of. Them! Not that I’m complaining ‘cos the more the better, right? At least in this case, it’s true! There are tons of sequels from both old and new series that I’m currently following (manga-wise!) and I’m just super ecstatic that they’re coming this 2018 (which also makes me feel like 2018 will be good to me!) OK, I need—

  • 2017 / 11 / 23

    The Equally Important “Side” Characters

    When it comes down to it, my favorite characters are always the main leads. They’re the protagonist for a reason; and it’s very rare that I fell hard (like super into it) for the rest of the characters of the story. But even though I don’t put ’em in my non-existent hall of famers, I find that these characters are equally important to the grand scheme of things. I remember sometimes when I read a novel; there is always lack—

  • 2017 / 11 / 14

    How I choose my OTP/s (do I actually choose it?)

    When it comes to shipping I’m the girl to ask! OK, not really because I tend to be very erratic when it comes to my OTPs. Although certain tropes helped mold the ‘one’ I must say that when the pairing hit me so hard, it just hit me so hard—solid heart-racing feels that is! Do I need to emphasize how notorious shipper I am? I think I have written tons of spazzing about my woes and foes as one.  Also—

  • 2017 / 11 / 06

    Does everything need to resolve (in endings?)

    Do you like a conclusive endings, or open-ended ones? Either ways when you start the story you’re bound to reach the end. Ending is ultimate goal, right? It’s where all stories are heading to. And so, we—or I guess me who is a type of reader that nit-picks the ending. BUT! Yes there’s a big but there, it all depends on the story. There are certain stories that I want a more conclusive, solid ending. With all the loose ends—

  • 2017 / 10 / 21

    That thing called “Reading out of your comfort zone!”

    You know what, I still have some genres or subjects that I won’t read but it’s unlike the reader me before who was a cautious little rascal when it comes to her choices. While it’s thrilling to say that I sometimes seek reads that are different from what I normally consume but that isn’t all there is to it. I still find reading stories that fall under my normal/typical list more ‘comforting’.  But yes, sometimes I look out or consider—

  • 2017 / 10 / 06

    The absolute fun in reading!

    Funny thing is I wasn’t a fan of reading when I was younger!  When Twilight hit the big screen and people were gaga over which team they were part of that was when I decided to ‘check’ it out. I ended up reading Twilight series in one week. Yes, me, the same person who abhorred reading had actually read and enjoyed a book series! Not one book. Now two. But four! This was the game changer to me. Back before—

  • 2017 / 09 / 25

    Singing, here’s to never growing up!

    Back when I was in my bookish persona, I tend to skip anime channels to my late father’s surprise. He got used to me flipping between music or anime shows. But I didn’t watch anime or read manga back then, I solely focused on reading book (which makes me think that it’ll come back eventually it’s just no wow book has ever captured me right now. And yes, not without lack of trying.) Well, fast forward today I’m still this—

  • 2017 / 09 / 07

    The art of finding your next reads!

    Finding new reads isn’t an easy task…while it is easy to consider the books/manga I want to read but sometimes I just stack them up in a pile and let them rot for eternity…yes, I’m 100% #tsundoku. So when I say I don’t have anything to read, what I really mean is “I don’t have anything I’m in the mood to read for.” Ah, my mood always gets the best of me. *ugly sobbing in the corner* You have the—

  • 2017 / 09 / 02

    This is a Confession of a True Shoujo Fanatic!

    You’ve probably know already (if you’re a long time lurker and know me for quite a while) that I love reading shoujo/josei manga. What can I say a love the romance genre, regardless how cynical I am when it comes RL stuff (which I don’t wanna go further in anyways ) but reading romance is my silent sanctuary (also yes, sometimes it pisses me off how shallow stories can be, but who cares; mindless entertainment is what I need most—

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