Tuesday, April 17, 2018

New Anime and Movies This Spring That I'm Excited For!

Lately, Georgia weather keeps on fluctuating from winter to summer, so it doesn't really feel like spring, lol. Regardless, there's a lot of new anime and movies coming out this spring that I'm looking forward to watching! Of course the new Avengers movie and season three of My Hero Academia are at the top of my list, and almost all of the anime I want to watch have difficult to remember titles, lol.

Movies:
  • Rampage (April 20)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (April 27)
  • Deadpool 2 (May 18)
  • Ocean's 8 (June 8)
  • Incredibles 2 (June 15)

Anime: 
  • My Hero Academia Season 3
  • Mahou Shoujo Ore
  • Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi
  • Piano no Mori
  • Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru
  • Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai
  • Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Book Unhaul (13)

I've spent the last few months slowly selling, donating, or giving away books that I don't want to keep anymore, and I'm still surprised that I have so many that I'm willing to get rid of, lol. However, I'm moving in two weeks, so I really need to make room for more things to pack up in, and these manga and manhwa are taking up space that I need for other things. That means it's time for them to go!

I'm kind of sad to let these go since I've had them for so long and really enjoyed reading them. :( But I don't ever feel the urge to reread them anymore, so it's time to let someone else give them a chance.


Moon Boy vol. 1 by Lee YoungYou
Moon Boy vol. 2 by Lee YoungYou
Moon Boy vol. 3 by Lee YoungYou
Moon Boy vol. 4 by Lee YoungYou
Moon Boy vol. 5 by Lee YoungYou
Moon Boy vol. 6 by Lee YoungYou
Moon Boy vol. 7 by Lee YoungYou
Moon Boy vol. 8 by Lee YoungYou
Moon Boy vol. 9 by Lee YoungYou
Reborn! vol. 1 by Akira Amano
Reborn! vol. 2 by Akira Amano


Hissing vol. 1 by Kang EunYoung
Hissing vol. 2 by Kang EunYoung
Hissing vol. 3 by Kang EunYoung
Hissing vol. 4 by Kang EunYoung
Hissing vol. 5 by Kang EunYoung
Hissing vol. 6 by Kang EunYoung
Special A vol. 1 by Maki Minami
Special A vol. 2 by Maki Minami
Special A vol. 3 by Maki Minami
Special A vol. 4 by Maki Minami
Special A vol. 5 by Maki Minami

Monday, April 9, 2018

Kpop Appreciation Post: Red Velvet, NCT U, IKON, Infinite

It's been a couple of years since I've last done one of these posts. It's not that ever I've stopped listening to Kpop, but I kind of got out of it for a while and stopped being part of the fandom. I kind of still don't really get into fandom parts of Kpop anymore, but I still listen to the music all the time (thanks Spotify playlists, lol) and watch a couple of variety shows every once in a while. But yeah, there's been so many amazing songs out lately that I've been absolutely loving and wanted to share with you!

First off, Red Velvet's new song, "Bad Boy," has been a particular favorite of mine recently. I was a little on the fence when I first heard it, but the more I listened to it, the more I loved it.


The music, the chorus, the music video, the outfits, the attitude... I like it all! Just watch the music video and fall in love with the song, too. It's just so catchy and addictive, and while I really liked a lot of Red Velvet's other title songs, I'm pretty sure this is my favorite song of theirs to date.

Next is another SM group song that's been stuck in my head for a while now, which is NCT U's "Baby Don't Stop." Lol, it doesn't help that I got David addicted to it, so now we randomly start whisper/singing "Stop, baby don't stop" to each other because we're weirdos like that.


At first, the whisper/singing in it didn't really appeal to me, but oh man, did I change my tune after hearing it for the second and third time. It goes with the song so well, and I like their individual voices together and alone as well. The rap parts are great, but I really loved the singing parts, especially when his voice goes so high and light. It helps that his English is really great and sounds so nice when he sings it like that, lol. Also, the dance is so cool!

I've also been loving "Love Scenario" by IKON. I thought that it was so different from most Kpop songs which usually oscillates between being super hardcore and badass to being super sad and lonely to being super cutesy and bright, which is why I really like it at first.


The beat is really nice, the dance is really interesting, the raps go with the song really well, and their voices go together really well in this song. The music video was kind of typical though, lol.

When I found out that Infinite had a new song out, I was super excited to hear it because I always like their songs. "Tell Me" was definitely not a disappointment. It was so nice and catchy and had the Infinite vibe that I always associate with their songs.


Ugh, it's just a really good song. I forgot how much I love Infinite until I heard "Tell Me" and watched the music video got to see the dorks in action, lol. As usual, their dance is really technical and in synch. Their vocals and raps are amazing as usual, and the chorus is so catchy and nice and retain the Infinite flavor their known for. What more can I ask for? I was sad to find out that Hoya left the group though. :(

Monday, April 2, 2018

Books I Want to Read This Month

I didn't manage to read anything but fanfics last month, but since I'm moving at the end of this month, I want to read at least one or two of these books so that I don't have to pack them up and bring them with me (and collect dust because I am a terrible bookworm, lol).
  1. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  2. Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
  3. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  4. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon? vol. 9 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
  5. Seraph of the End vol. 1 by Takaya Kagami & Yamato Yamamoto
  6. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  7. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  8. Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
  9. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  10. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  11. The Consumption of Magic by T.J. Klune
  12. The Sons of Thestian by M.E. Vaughan
  13. Meet Cute: Some People are Destined to Meet edited by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  14. Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  15. Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

Sunday, April 1, 2018

March in Retrospect

This month was pretty much a flop in terms of reading or watching anything. I only managed to watch two movies, which isn't too bad since I've been meaning to watch one since it came out last year and the other because I've been looking forward to the sequel since I heard about it, lol. I really need to stop reading fanfics and start reading actual books. -__-"

I watched:
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

Friday, March 30, 2018

Shows I'm Currently Watching: Victoria, Miira no Kaikata, Overlord II, & Dame x Prince Anime Caravan

It's been a while since I've done one of these. I actually made this post sometime last year but didn't get around to posting it, so I decided to combine it with my more current shows as well. That's why it probably looks like I've been watching a lot of shows, but not really, lol.

I also decided to tag this as mini reviews as well because they basically are my mini reviews on all of these shows. Long story short, these are all great anime and tv shows that I highly recommend!

CURRENTLY WATCHING:


I started watching this last December, and I really like it! I remember getting immediately sucked into the world and the romance and plot. You could definitely tell just how young Victoria was when she took the throne and how her sheltered life really shaped her personality and interests and the way she wants to rule. I really liked her as the protagonist because of her charisma and sharp wit. 

I've said all of these great things about the show, but I haven't even finished the first season yet! I remember just not wanting to watch the next episode halfway through the season. I think it was because I really liked how the last episode I watched ended and wasn't ready for the next rollercoaster of events to happen, lol. Hopefully I will get around to finishing the season, because the second season has already ended.


This is the CUTEST anime ever. I literally die every time I see the little mummy do anything. All of the characters are adorable and funny and sweet. Basically, this anime is like soft fluffy clouds and cotton candy. It's just so sweet and cute and pure, and I feel like a better human being after watching an episode. Watch it immediately.


I was planning on watching this when the season was over so I could just marathon it, but then David started watching it every week, and I had to watch it as well so we could watch it together and talk about it every week, lol. This season has a lot more buildup and characters compared to last season, but I'm definitely enjoying watching it all shape up together towards the end. Not as violent as I was hoping it would be, but there's some really good violent/gory scenes when it does happen.


Lol, I wasn't sure if I was going to like this anime because it sounded like your typical boring reverse harem anime, but I was sure wrong! The main character isn't some super sweet, dense heroine who is boring and predictable. She's loyal and kind, but she's also funny and ironic and sees through people's ridiculousness. Plus, all of the princes are extremely ridiculous to the point of satirical. It's a great spin on your typical royal reverse harems, lol.

FINISHED:


I decided to rewatch the series before I started watching season two to familiarize myself with the characters again, and man, this series as good as the first time I watched it! It reminded me all over again why I liked the anime so much and why I was looking forward to season two when it was announced!


This anime was not what I was expecting! Now I see what the hype was about when it first came out! The main character's so mysterious; you're always wondering what happened to him from the few glimpses you're given, and the other characters are so interesting as well. Definitely a lot surprises and suspense in such a short anime. I hope there's going to be a second season.


I was recommended to watch this anime by both David and Alec a while ago, so I finally started watching after the anime ended. It was definitely like how they described it: cringy and hilarious, lol. Even though the episodes are only 12 minutes long, I could only watch a couple of episodes at a time and had to take breaks in between because some of the characters and scenarios were too cringy and ridiculous to comprehend. Lol, the student council president and the delinquent were my favorite couple.


I've been wanting to watch this for a few years now when I first heard about it, and I'm glad that I finally got around to watching it. This anime was definitely not what I was expecting in the best way. When I was expecting action and adventure, I got a slow-burn romance, economics, and politics. I was definitely okay with it, lol. The main characters are so cute watching them developing feelings for each other! The only sad part is that there's no chance of a second season, so you have to either read the novels or manga to find out what happens next. 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Cover Lover 49

Haven't done one of these in a while. Most of these covers have been out for a few years now, but I haven't looked at book covers in a while, so they're still new to me!






Saturday, March 24, 2018

Endless Driving, Asheville Adventures, Job Interviews, Drunk Cooking, & Surprise Puppy!

Whoops! Definitely did not mean to suddenly vanish this month!

This month has been pretty hectic. I had to drive my bro and I up to my sis's house to spend the night, since we had to pick up our parents from the airport at seven in the morning and didn't want to drive wake up before 5 to do it. Then I had to drive my bro to the dentist so he could get his wisdom teeth taken out, and then drive us home after dropping my parents off to pick up their car from a friend's car shop. That was all just one day. I think I did over seven hours of driving in less than 24 hours.

That weekend, I drove Meethu and Jackie up to Atlanta to Shanice's apartment, where we met up with Emily to go on our Asheville, North Carolina trip we planned a month ago. Because I love finding new places to eat, I looked around and found us some delicious looking places to eat at, so we were all excited try everything. Lol, it basically became a food adventure.

We had dinner at this packed place called Wicked Weed, which had really good burgers and got drinks at some Irish pub I found a local beer that I actually liked to drink! Apparently I like sours, lol.



We also did an escape room, which ended up being right across the street from the bar we went to, which was super convenient. We had literally walked around a whole bunch trying to find a bar that wasn't packed. So we did an escape room tipsy and escaped with 10 minutes to spare!

The next day, we had brunch at this placed called Biscuit Head where the biscuits were huge. For dessert, we went to the Baked Pie Company, which had the best vintage/tea room aesthetic ever. Basically, we were all in a food coma by the time we drove back home, lol.





I've also been busy panicking over phone interviews and interview techniques and ettiequte this whole month trying to get a job. I actually had my first in person interview yesterday, which was nerve-wracking. I was more surprised to actually find that I'd been offered a job offer with them today, lol. It was such a quick turnaround! But I got a verbal job offer for a year long internship with the company and am going to get a formal offer emailed to me on Monday! I can't believe it!!!

Lol, I forgot that I made plans to make Pad Thai with Jessica two weeks ago until she texted me about it the day of my interview, so I went to her place after I finished my interview to make dinner. We went to Wal-Mart to get the missing ingredients but forgot to buy eggs, so we were like, screw it, we'll make it some other time and made chicken and shrimp alfredo instead while drinking lots of wine, lol.

I also got dinner with the crew on Sunday at a new place called Piedmont Brewery and Kitchen in Macon. It was fun since I hadn't hungout with them much this past month. Lol, it was raining when we finally left, so we all ended up soaked by the time we reached Jerry's car. And then, us being us, we ended up just talking and playing music in the car for an hour before we finally left to go back home.

Dad also got us a German Shepard puppy! He brought him home, and mom was super pissed since she didn't know about it, lol (Dad told everyone but mom because he knew how she'd react, lol). We named him Atlas. We had to bring him back to the farm the next day though since he was being too noisy, and mom wouldn't let us keep him inside the house.

He's so cute and adorable and soft and cuddly! I love him, lol.

So yeah, it's been a busy month, and it's not even over yet! We're planning on going to the Cherry Blossom on Sunday for the Food Truck Frenzy, which I'm excited for. We've been going to it for the past couple of years, so it's a nice tradition for our group. :)