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  • 2018 / 11 / 18

    I read books again and I’m still a bookworm no matter what!

    Funny how I wrote and post about not forcing myself to read a book but after few weeks, I got the urge to pick a book and read.  And within a few days I managed to finished three books. In a few days!! That’s a big accomplishment and I guess that not obliging myself to read a book because of some part of personal agenda is really the only way to go. It just has to be. I guess that—

  • 2018 / 06 / 25

    Journaling for the lazy, the broke, and the uncreative!

    There are three things I love to see on instagram or weheartit: ① food ② travel photos ③ journals! I love the idea of journaling! I’m it doing right now but it’s nothing special, is not really instagram worthy (and instagram worthy I mean, creative enough to share). It’s not that I want to journal because I want to share but because there’s something about archiving with a bit creativity that greatly appeals to me. It’s not like I didn’t—

  • 2018 / 03 / 23

    Character redemption: An always yes, or it’s case to case?

    Usually this happens to anti-heroes or villains (especially ones with complicated backgrounds); for a character that so flawed, so infuriating (so evil…?) I think redemption is a necessity. But when it isn’t? Should character redemption always need to happen? Do characters need to redeem themselves or let them yield the consequences? Let them be their real evil selves? Normally, I always want the characters to redeem themselves. And in our true human nature, I’d like to see how he repent—

  • 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 / 09 / 14

    Let me tell you about my non-existent bucket list.

    When I check personal blogs and came across their list of things they want to achieve in life (sometimes with age limitation, what the!? You’re amazingly amazing!!!) I ponder the reason why I’m so reluctant to do it! Maybe because I’m always see myself spontaneous or take things slowly (once at a time) that I don’t ever come up with my own life’s bucket list! Sure I do have one…maybe? But it’s not as extensive or formal from what I’ve—

  • 2017 / 05 / 19

    Have you ever have one of those blogging regrets?

    Do I have blogging regrets? I don’t think I have, I couldn’t think of anything I did with my blog that I regret. Every changes I made, be it spontaneous or well-though out, I didn’t regret doing it, maybe because this blog represents so much of what I want, rather than what is out there!  Therefore I haven’t felt those regrets that I sometimes read from other’s experiences. I was thinking it through if there’s even a minor thing that—

  • 2017 / 04 / 20

    Rereading VS. New Reads?

    I just damn love reading! (And yes, reading purely graphic novels is still reading, I challenge you! #fightme —another post for another day!) It’s the best hobby for me! Immersing myself in the world of my favorite characters is just darn addicting!  This is probably why I gravitated so much to reading! I know that it has been a while since I opened a book—but as my monthly reading feature has attested I well damn read in every chance I—

  • 2017 / 04 / 04

    To art or not to art! (art in graphic novels)

    If you’re gonna ask the Mitchii of ten years ago, she will probably say yes—she is an art elitist.  She likes her manga beautiful, the panels well arranged, apart that story needs to be interesting! My requirements were pretty much out there. But y’all know I took four years absence from anything anime & manga, and concentrated in reading books. So when I returned I had tons of new manga to savor, it was an incredible feeling! But being a—

  • 2017 / 03 / 23

    Before the hype. During the hype. After the hype. (an anecdote…or not)

    Hype—you either hate it or follow the fad. When it comes fandom this is double edge sword for me. It’s nice to see similar minded people raving about something you absolutely adore. But when it comes irrational blind following, then it all get pretty ugly really fast! You still love the peace and cozy time when you’re part of fandom at the humblest beginning. Just few people; you all get giddy. The majority don’t get what you’re talking about. You’re—

  • 2017 / 03 / 14

    Dear manga series: You’re way too long!

    If it goes down to choosing, I always prefer long series.  The longer time I invested that richer the reading experience to me! (And I’m pretty good on managing my reading list, especially for currently on-going manga series.) But it still depends to a lot of elements; I mean would I like a poorly dragged down story just to say I love long series? Nope, chances are I might drop that series. And lemme say this I have tons of—

  • 2017 / 03 / 06

    The Unorthodox! Let’s talk about antiheroes!

    I don’t mind morally gray characters. I shared my thoughts already about how my favorite characters don’t represent my moral principles. I enjoy every spectrum necessary to elevate a narrative; if making the protagonist unethical then so be it. I’m way past that naïve thinking of a simple plot-line of good vs. evil. DEATH NOTE デスノート Now, antiheroes. Not really the most original idea an author will come up with nowadays. Many already did that, some were brilliant, and some—

  • 2017 / 02 / 19

    How romantic is romantic to me?

    I’m a woman of subtlety!I actually appreciate simple romantic gestures better than you know, those over-the-top/super cheesy ones!  So if you’re gonna ask how romantic is romantic to me: then equal parts of cuteness and rare small doses of sensual tension is enough. Although I’m character driven type of reader so even if the romance isn’t the story’s strongest feat I wouldn’t even mind. Almost all favorite shoujo manga are the light drama ones. There’s enough drama to stir the—

  • 2017 / 02 / 07

    I don’t like ‘plain’ love interest!

    If you frequent my blog and read my regular feature “What’s on my Reading List?” you know how shoujo & josei dominate my reading list. I’m unashamed about it because they’re my favorite things to read.  They are easier to digest and I have fun reading them. But not everything I read live up to my expectations (as expected!) but of course like many readers, I do have hopes to anything new I read. I want it to satisfy me.—

  • 2016 / 07 / 28

    I’m a Spoiler Freak & there’s nothing I can do about it!

    I love reading spoilers before I read the new chapter, especially for Tokyo Ghoul:re. It was never once deter me from completely enjoying the chapters. Sometimes you came across tidbits from your favorite series that still haven’t consumed by others yet. Often than not this unwanted information elicit raged from fans who don’t like to know it beforehand. I’m not one of those people. If you ever spoiled me I’m not gonna get mad. I’m not even gonna reprimand you.—

  • 2015 / 09 / 22

    Considering the re-reading value.

    When I give ratings I rarely consider the re-reading value of the book. I weigh a lot of things, but maybe half of the reason (or perhaps more than that) is always about its enjoyability. Did I enjoy the book? Did I have fun reading it? Were the characters relatable/enjoyable? You know, those usual stuff. But I never thought of adding the re-reading value to my factors when it comes to assessing (at least deliberately). In fact, I have books—