Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Uncluttering My Room

While watching YouTube the other day, I somehow ended up watching some YouTubers' uncluttering videos where they cleaned out all of their makeup and closets. Watching those videos, seeing these girls get rid of massive piles of clothes and have a reorganized closet, really motivated me to clean out my closet yet again.

Here's one of the uncluttering videos. This is actually the first video of her decluttering her closet. There's a second one afterwards, but you don't need to watch it to get the gist of it.

I've cleaned out my closet a couple of times since this summer where I was casually find some clothes that I did not want to wear anymore, but I've never done a such a clean out where I took out the entire contents of my closet and drawers to completely start over like how the YouTubers did. Doing that definitely helped make me reorganize my closet into something neater. That and having my bf there also helped me decisively pick which clothes to keep and which to let go.

I wish I took a pic before I started cleaning up, lol. All I have are after pictures. Unfortunately, my closet actually doesn't look that much different from before. -__-" It still looks like I have a lot of clothes, which isn't wrong... Lol, I still couldn't clear out enough space to put my workout clothes anywhere, so they're still stuck on the ground.

But I did manage to get rid of quite a bit of clothes! There should be a couple more things in this pile, but I already gave some sweaters and pants to my mom, and one of my bro's friends is coming over eventually to look through the pile to see if she wants anything. The rest is going to Goodwill.

As you can see in the previous pics, I have some piles of TBR books in my closet, so I actually ended up getting rid of some more books and putting some more books in my while reorganizing my closet. This is because I had some TBR books underneath my bed for the past couple of months that I usually forgot that I owned since they were out of sight, out of mind.

I'll make another post of all of the books I'm getting rid of soon. I can't believe I already made a book unhaul post not too long ago, and I already need to make another one. I just own too many books that I'm never going to get around to reading, and I'm finally getting around to admit it, lol.

But yeah, uncluttering my closet felt really good. I've been trying to convince David to let me help him unclutter his closet as well, but he keeps on saying that he's too lazy, lol. I just want to help people unclutter their closets now because getting rid of unnecessary stuff feels really nice!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cover Lover 53

I haven't done one of these in a long time. I almost completely forgot about it! However, I've been reading a lot lately (I know! I've been reading actual books instead of online manga, lol), and I remembered about my love for book covers! These covers are actually old now, but I still really like them! Ugh, I wish I was this good at design, lol.

I found this website called Creative Market which has a Free Goods section which gives you free designs from patterns to typography to themes to illustrations every week. Every week, they offer up to nine free goods that you can download. Although you have to be a paid member to get all nine free goods, six of them are still free for nonpaying members, which is more than enough to keep you satisfied in my opinion, lol.

I've been downloading the ones that I like for the past few months, and every time I see the new goods every week, I'm inspired to create and design. Then I remember that I don't have Adobe on my laptop to do anything. -__-" I really need to get at least the student version of Adobe since I can't really go to school and use their computers anymore now that I've graduated, lol. Maybe I'll do that soon!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Book Unhaul (8)

I was in the mood to clean again last month, so I found a lot more books that I didn't want to keep to eventually read anymore. My TBR pile is slowly but surely whittling down, lol.  

Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Everbound by Brodi Ashton
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab 
Hold Still by Nina LaCour
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Tilt by Ellen Hopkins
Zaregoto: Book 1: The Kubikiri Cycle by Nisioisin & Take
Deception by Lee Nichols

I actually ended up giving Everneath and Everbound to Mikey since he was interested in them. He also took Tilt with him to give to one of his friends who likes poetry.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Books I Want to Read This Month

I really need to at least attempt to pick up a book this month, lol.
  1. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  3. Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
  4. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon? vol. 1 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
  5. Overlord vol. 1: The Undead King by Kugane Maruyama & So-Bin
  6. Seraph of the End vol. 1 by Takaya Kagami & Yamato Yamamoto
  7. Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  8. Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen
  9. Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
  10. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  11. Never Fade by Alexandria Bracken
  12. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  13. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  14. Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
  15. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Sunday, October 1, 2017

September in Retrospect

I definitely watched a lot of movies this month, lol. But I also finished watching two anime series that I've been keeping up with all summer as well! What am I going to look forward to watching every Saturday now?!

I read:
  • QQ Sweeper vol. 1 by Kyousuke Motomi
  • QQ Sweeper vol. 2 by Kyousuke Motomi
  • QQ Sweeper vol. 3 by Kyousuke Motomi
  • Love So Life vol. 1 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 2 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 3 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 4 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 5 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 6 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 7 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 8 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 9 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 10 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 11 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 12 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 13 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 14 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 15 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 16 by Kaede Kouchi
  • Love So Life vol. 17 by Kaede Kouchi

I watched:
  • Death Note (2017)
  • Get Out (2017)
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
  • Sisters (2015)
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
  • Riverdale Season 1 (2017)
  • Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale (2017)
  • Kuroke no Basket: Last Game (2017)
  • Hitorijime no Hero (2017)
  • It (2017)
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
  • My Hero Academia Season 2 (2017)

Friday, September 29, 2017

Weekly Haul (98)

There were a lot of used books on sale at Second and Charles when I was up in Kennesaw, and since I already had store credit from previous transactions, I basically got the DanMachi series for free, lol. The other two books were preorders that I made earlier this year. I still can't get over how shiny and pretty Jane, Unlimited looks!

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon vol. 4 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon vol. 5 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon vol. 6 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon vol. 7 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon vol. 8 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dinners, Concerts, Trips, Moving, Birthdays, and Movies!

This has been a pretty exciting month! There was a lot going on, and I still can't get over some of it, lol. This month has really flown by...

Earlier this month, Mikey's mom invited us over to eat curry. This is because one time when Harrison and I were over, I told her that Harrison wanted to try her curry, so two weeks later, she invited us all over. However, instead of just making a giant pot of curry, she also made wings and egg rolls. There was so much food that we got full really quickly. There were so much leftovers that she gave all of us tupperware to bring home, lol.

After we ate, we went to Harrison's place to watch Get Out since there wasn't enough space in Mikey's room to watch it, lol. It was definitely up to the hype; I understood why Mikey and Jerry were scared when we went to Harrison's parent's house last month, lolol.

That next week, I drove up and spent a week in Kennesaw at Shelle and Kyle's house to go to two concerts with them. The first concert we went to was Taeyang's concert that was later that night. Our cousin, Megan, also came with us, and it was so good! He was so good live! Ugh, I still can't get over it! Megan and I were screaming every time we recognized one of his songs and kept on hoping that he would take off his shirt at some point, lol.

He sounded just like his recordings, hitting all of those high notes like it was nothing. His live band were really good on their own, and they added a rock vibe to his songs, which made them sound even better??? Although he didn't sing the full song for a lot of his songs, he sang so many of them that I was surprised that I didn't recognize only one of them!

In between a couple of songs, he would talk to the audience in English, and his English is so cute! He was so cute! Then, he sang so many songs for his encore, including some Big Bang songs like Bang Bang Bang and Fantastic Baby! Argh, it was so gooood! And the animations and videos that played in the background as he sang and in between songs was really awesome! They complemented his music really well.

That weekend, Hurricane Irma hit Florida and Georgia, so we were all checking up on everyone back down in Middle Georgia. David lost internet for a couple of days, my parents lost power at the farm for two days, and Mikey's car narrowly avoided getting hit by a giant tree limb. Other than that, we were all okay.

That Sunday, everyone came up with Mikey to go to his last practice session with Kalman Csoka before his Taekwondo tournament. Since Alec and I were already near Atlanta, we met up with them to get brunch before his appointment before going there all together. Hopefully we weren't too much of a nuisance during his practice, since there were a lot of us there joking around, lol.

Afterwards, we went to Downtown Atlanta to go to Vitality Bowls, since Mikey wanted to go there last time only for it to be closed by the time we were free. Luckily, it was open that day, so we all got smoothies, and Mikey and Victoria got a vitality bowl to share. Then we walked around for a bit and went to Blick, the art store that we usually go to when we're downtown. After that, we went to Sam Flax, this even bigger art store that Shelle showed me when she used to work at her old job. It was even bigger than I remembered, lol. I ended up getting a lot of pens because I'm a sucker for nice, fine-tipped pens, lol.

For dinner, we went to Iron Age, which was the majority of the group's first time eating KBQQ, so it was a fun experience getting everyone to try different types of meat and side dishes. We had two grills since there was so many of us, and our side ended up eating 11 different entries, lol. Harrison was super sneaky and paid for all of us while we were still eating, the jerk.

Afterwards, even though we were super full, we decided to get dessert at one of the cafes next door. We ended up trying Cafe Mango Six, which was still relatively new. Omg, I loved the place as soon as I walked in because there was so much mango flavored products, and they had a bunch fake food examples of their products, which really made me want to buy a lot of them, lol. Luckily, I was too full to order more than a mango and coconut milk drink, lol. But Victoria ordered one of the honey toast, and it was amazing. I'm definitely going to get it next time!

The next concert I went to with Shelle and Kyle was the Jon Bellion concert where Carina was also supposed to come with, but she had to call it off because of work, which sucked. But the concert was also really good! We just weren't expecting to have so many opening acts, lol. They were all pretty good, but Jon Bellion was definitely the best one of the night. He told us that he believed live concerts should be an opportunity to sound different from recordings, so all of the songs he performed had a different vibe or remix to make them sound even better. Like, iRobot was so good remixed; I wished that it was also available on Spotify or something, lol.

I went home the next day, and the next Friday (this past Friday), we celebrated Jerry and Alec's birthday, since their birthdays are right next to each other. We had a potluck, so it was interesting to try all of our food and goof off. Jerry made meatballs, so we all made a lot of balls jokes, lol. We also watched a lot of Gordan Ramsey videos where he yelled at incompetent chefs and Hotel Hell, lol.

The next day, Harrison and I helped Mikey move the last of his uncle's stuff out of his apartment. Harrison and David moved the majority of his stuff last weekend, so this move was more to just throw away the rest of his stuff that he didn't need. God, his uncle had this one probably leather rolling chair that was so old and sticky that it was disgusting to touch and fell apart after it was moved downstairs. Thank god he was throwing that away, lol.

Afterwards, we went to Sushi Thai for dinner, and Mikey and I got to watch Harrison slowly become drunk since he ordered two large sakes and one small sake before ending the night with another large sake. He actually ordered a small sake at the end, but Josh, our waiter and somewhat friend, ended up charging him for a small and gave him a large. Lol, we got Josh to take a shot with Harrison because of that.

The next night, we all met up again to go watch IT. It was hilarious because Alec hates scary movies, Victoria also gets scared during scary movies, and I jump during jump scares and the like, and we were all sitting next to each other. Lol, Alec progressively slumped down in his chair throughout the whole night to the point that he was basically parallel with his seat and kept on saying that he hated us for watching this movie.

And today, I'm going to grab dinner and hangout with Cam! I haven't seen him in months! It'll be good to catch up, especially since he got a new boyfriend and has been pretty happy about it according to his snapchats, lol.

So yeah, this has been a pretty eventful month! I'm really glad that I got to experience all of these crazy fun things with all of my family and friends. :)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Book Unhaul (7)

Just clearing out my bookshelves again. I read Shiver and the first two books in the Paranormalcy trilogy, but it's been so long since I read them that I barely remember what happened, and I don't feel like rereading them anymore. I've lost my interest. 

I will probably donate these books to the library when I remember to go. Right now, they're just in a box full of last month's book unhaul collecting dust.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Supernaturally by Kiersten White
Endlessly by Kiersten White

Monday, September 4, 2017

Books I Want to Read This Month

I've just been reading manga these past few months, but I really need to start reading some actual books, especially since I'm trying to cut down on books so that it'll be easier to pack once I move.
  1. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  3. Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
  4. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? vol. 1 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
  5. Overlord vol. 1: The Undead King by Kugane Maruyama & So-Bin
  6. Seraph of the End vol. 1 by Takaya Kagami & Yamato Yamamoto
  7. Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  8. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  9. Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
  10. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  11. Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen
  12. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  13. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  14. Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
  15. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Friday, September 1, 2017

August in Retrospect

I managed to read and watch a lot of stuff this month. Probably because I have been procrastinating on finding a job, lol. I'm just so unmotivated. 

I read:
  • Hirunaka no Ryuusei vol. 1 by Yamamori Mika
  • Hirunaka no Ryuusei vol. 2 by Yamamori Mika
  • Hirunaka no Ryuusei vol. 3 by Yamamori Mika
  • Hirunaka no Ryuusei vol. 4 by Yamamori Mika
  • Hirunaka no Ryuusei vol. 5 by Yamamori Mika
  • Hirunaka no Ryuusei vol. 6 by Yamamori Mika
  • Hirunaka no Ryuusei vol. 7 by Yamamori Mika
  • Hirunaka no Ryuusei vol. 8 by Yamamori Mika
  • Hirunaka no Ryuusei vol. 9 by Yamamori Mika
  • Hirunaka no Ryuusei vol. 10 by Yamamori Mika
  • Hirunaka no Ryuusei vol. 11 by Yamamori Mika
  • Hirunaka no Ryuusei vol. 12 by Yamamori Mika

I watched:
  • Sekai Ichi Hatsuoki 2 (2011)
  • Ip Man 3 (2015)
  • Kung Fu Killer (2014)
  • Sekai Ichi Hatsuoki Movie: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai (2014)
  • The Boy and His Beast (2015)
  • 07 Ghost (2009)
  • Bleach Season One (2004)
  • Bleach Season Two (2005)
  • Bleach Season Three (2005)
  • Railroad Tigers (2016)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Weekly Haul (97)

I did so well the other month when I only bought two books, so go figure that I would end up buying so many books this past month. To be fair, Barnes and Nobles had a sale, which was why I bought so many, lol.

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? vol. 1 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? vol. 2 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? vol. 3 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
No Game, No Life vol. 1 by Yuu Kamiya
No Game, No Life vol. 2 by Yuu Kamiya
Goblin Slayer vol. 1 by Kumo Kagyu & Noboru Kannatuki

Monday, August 28, 2017

Trips, anniversaries, packing, and almost breakups

A lot's happened this past month. Really good stuff in the beginning, but then sad stuff towards the middle, and now it's getting better towards the end.

The day after I finished my exit exam for grad school, meaning that I completely finished grad school now, our group of friends spent the weekend at Harrison's parents' house in Newnan, GA. It was hilarious and fun because none of us realized just how rich his parents are, so their ginormous house completely surprised us and also scared Mikey and Jerry because of how dark and scary it could be at night when hardly any lights were on, lol. Like, it took me a while to understand the layout of the house because it was so large and had many interconnecting areas. Harrison played as our tour guide, so we got to explore a lot downtown and had mini photo sessions because Carina brought her camera!

Two days after we came back from Newnan, David and I went to Jekyll Island for our three year anniversary. I wanted to go there because I saw how awesome Driftwood Beach looked, so we book a hotel that was right next to it. The hotel itself had a pretty cool setup, because it wasn't just one building like most hotels; it was a bunch of smaller buildings that only held four rooms total. We went to the beach a lot and ended up exploring St. Simon's as well after we ate at this awesome breakfast place over there, which was cool. One of my classmates recommended to eat at Driftwood Bistro, which was located at our hotel, and it was amazing. Definitely recommended, lol.

On the drive back home from Jekyll Island, we stopped by Savannah for lunch and to explore a little bit since David had never been there before. Of course we had to stop by River Street Sweets to get pralines, because they're so unhealthily good, lol. The place we got lunch at was really good, too, though; they even make their own bread for their sandwiches! I wish I could remember the name of it, lol.

The Saturday that we came back from our anniversary trip, we all went to help Mikey and his mom pack and move to their new house, which took forever since they have a lot of stuff. Basically his mom is a hoarder; it's really hard for her to throw stuff away. They had three trips with the rented U-Haul, and there was still stuff that was left at their old house. It's been three weeks since they moved to their new house, and they're probably only halfway done upacking, lol.

But that morning, David's aunt asked him a favor and he accidentally agreed to it and then told her that he would ask me for my opinion first. When he told me about it, I couldn't believe that his aunt would ask this of him. I eventually told him my answer, and he told his aunt no, and she was okay with it. However, the more I thought about it, the more upset and confused I became, so I kind of ignored it and continued to help pack and stuff until later that night when I could talk it out with Shelle and Kyle, and I got super upset to the point that I thought that breaking up would be the best option. I didn't want to make any hasty decisions, so I texted David my questions about the situation that night, but he was already asleep, so he didn't answer it until the next morning. We basically texted the whole time about the issue that day until he just stopped answering after I said something about his insecurity being a problem. 

Our friends had already planned on having dinner at Harrison's apartment since Alec wanted to cook chicken adobe for us, and David didn't show up. I kind of didn't expect him to anyway, but it was good to take my mind off of our issue and just have fun with everyone else for a bit. But I eventually told them about thinking about breaking up because they were wondering where David was, so they told me the same thing that I was already thinking, which was to take some time to think things over since I'm still really emotional about it. 

The next day, David asked to see me and see where we stood in our relationship, and I had to tell him the same thing: I needed more time to think because I wasn't thinking rationally. We had a long, difficult talk that day, which didn't leave me with any answers either. I then spent the week thinking about the problem and then trying not to think about the problem and then talking to Mikey and Meethu about the problem and then having a talk with David's aunt because she heard about the situation and then finally came up with an answer. 

Ironically enough, when I was debating on contacting David to tell him my answer or waiting for another day or two, he texted me to see if he could see me today since he missed me. So we talked it out and decided to stay together and try to work it out together, but it wasn't easy. We couldn't go back to how it was before. I mean, I couldn't even kiss him on the mouth that day we made up. But it's gotten better lately. There's still issues, but there's always going to be issues, and I'm still trying to figure out if I'm handling it the best way possible, because I have no fucking clue what I'm doing anymore. 

But yeah, that's why I haven't been posting much lately. I was too sad and unmotivated for a while there. Then I didn't want to talk about it for a while because I felt like I talked about it enough with so many people already. I don't know if I made the best decision, but we'll find out. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Book Unhaul (6)

I looked around my room and remembered that I actually own a lot of manga and manhwa, lol. I decided to get rid of some of the series that I'm no longer interested in, which are definitely older and lesser known titles at this point.

Magical JxR vol. 1 by Lee Sun-Young
Magical JxR vol. 2 by Lee Sun-Young
Pig Bride vol. 1 by Kookhwa Huh & SuJin Kim
Pig Bride vol. 2 by Kookhwa Huh & SuJin Kim
Shiki Tsukai vol. 1 by To-Ru Zekuu & Yuna Takanagi
Shiki Tsukai vol. 2 by To-Ru Zekuu & Yuna Takanagi
Shiki Tsukai vol. 3 by To-Ru Zekuu & Yuna Takanagi
Shiki Tsukai vol. 4 by To-Ru Zekuu & Yuna Takanagi

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Books I Want to Read This Month

Welp, I totally failed at reading any physical books last month. However, I'm officially done with school, which means that I will have time to read in between job hunting, lol.
  1. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  3. Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
  4. Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev
  5. Overlord vol. 1: The Undead King by Kugane Maruyama & So-Bin
  6. Seraph of the End vol. 1 by Takaya Kagami & Yamato Yamamoto
  7. Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  8. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  9. Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
  10. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  11. Never Fade by Alexandria Bracken
  12. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  13. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  14. Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
  15. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Friday, August 4, 2017

July in Retrospect

It's been a busy month. I managed to read some manga and watch a lot of anime in between finals and projects and going everywhere. Lol, I'm still recovering from all of my recent trips. I just came back with David from Jekyll Island yesterday, and things are already busy for the next couple of days. 

I read:
  • That Wolf-Boy is Mine! vol. 1 by Yoko Nogiri
  • That Wolf-Boy is Mine! vol. 2 by Yoko Nogiri
  • That Wolf-Boy is Mine! vol. 3 by Yoko Nogiri
  • That Wolf-Boy is Mine! vol. 4 by Yoko Nogiri
  • The King's Avatar vol. 7: Deception by Hu Dielan

I watched:
  • This Boy is a Professional Wizard (2016)
  • This Boy Caught a Merman (2012)
  • Spiderman: Homecoming (2017)
  • Super Lovers (2016)
  • Super Lovers 2 (2017)
  • Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun Season 1 (2013)
  • Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun Season 2 (2013)
  • Junjou Romantica (2008)
  • Junjou Romantica 2 (2008)
  • Junjou Romantica 3 (2015)
  • Sekai Ichi Hatsuoki (2011)
  • Ip Man (2008)
  • Ip Man 2 (2010)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

My Last Finals Week Ever

It's been a busy semester, but the time has come, the end is near, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, etc, lol. It's finals week! My last finals week of graduate school! I just finished my finance final, and I have my Capstone final tomorrow and an exit exam on Friday, and then I'm home freeeee.

I can't believe it's almost over. I thought that walking in May was a great experience, but to know that I'm finally going to be done with school is a whole new level of happiness. And anxiety. I have to start job hunting now. 

Honestly, I should have started a month ago, but I've been pushing it back because of how busy I've been. However, we're planning on going to Harrison's parents' house in Newnan this weekend, and then David and I are going to Jekyll Island next week to celebrate our 3 year anniversary, so I don't think I'll start job hunting until after everything settles down. 

But yeah, I really do need to get a job. I just spent $150 on tickets for a Taeyang concert (who ever thought that he'd come to GA), and I'm going on so many trips, that I need to start making some money to afford everything. 

Anyway, I just wanted to do a little update since the past few weeks have been busy and next week will be busy as well. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Weekly Haul (96)

I managed to calm myself down and only bought two books this past month, lol. However, I made a big order online at Barnes and Noble the other day because there was a sale going on...

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

In other news, I feel like I'm dying. I couldn't fall asleep until four this morning... I think it was both because I was thinking/worrying about the future and because I really want to finish watching this anime, lol.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Book Unhaul (5)

I feel like this is becoming a weekly thing where every weekend, I look over my shelves and start questioning if I will ever reread or read any of these books on my bookshelves when I'm bored in the middle of the night, lol. They start accumulating after a while...

The Unidentified by Rae Mariz
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler & Maira Kalman
Cloaked by Alex Finn
Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
Beastly by Alex Finn
Up All Night: A Short Story Collection Edited by Laura Geringer

I haven't decided yet if I'm going to donate them to the library or wait and sell them to Second & Charles for actual money.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Books I Want to Read This Month

I can't believe half of the year is already over. Where did the time go? And yet, no matter how much free time I have, I've really been slacking on reading physical books lately, lol.
  1. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  3. Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
  4. Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev
  5. A Midsummer Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
  6. Seraph of the End vol. 1 by Takaya Kagami & Yamato Yamamoto
  7. Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  8. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  9. Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
  10. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  11. Never Fade by Alexandria Bracken
  12. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  13. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  14. Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
  15. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Saturday, July 1, 2017

June in Retrospect

Finally reading something other than just manga, but it's a translated Chinese series, lol. I definitely watched a lot of anime this month, too. -__-"

I read:

  • Classi9 vol. 1 by Yoshimura Tsumuji
  • Classi9 vol. 2 by Yoshimura Tsumuji
  • Classi9 vol. 3 by Yoshimura Tsumuji
  • Classi9 vol. 4 by Yoshimura Tsumuji
  • Classi9 vol. 5 by Yoshimura Tsumuji
  • The King's Avatar vol. 1: The Banished Battle God by Hu Dielan
  • The King's Avatar vol. 2: The Beginnings of the Thousand Chance Umbrella by Hu Dielan
  • The King's Avatar vol. 3: A Stormy Situation by Hu Dielan
  • The King's Avatar vol. 4: Pursuit by Hu Dielan
  • The King's Avatar vol. 5: Ace Showdown by Hu Dielan
  • The King's Avatar vol. 6: Heavenly Domain by Hu Dielan

I watched:

  • Justice League Dark (2017)
  • Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (2017)
  • Bungou Stray Dogs Season 2 (2016)
  • Gangsta. (2015)
  • Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers (2015)
  • The King's Avatar (2017)
  • Quanzhi Fashi Season 1 (2016)
  • Blame! (2017)
  • Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys (2017)

Friday, June 30, 2017

Haircut, Lake House Trip, Food With Friends, Puppy, Wonder Woman, & Birthday Party!

It's been a pretty busy month! Haircuts, lake houses, going out to eat with everyone, puppies, movies, and a birthday party... My weekends were definitely packed.

I finally got a haircut at the beginning of the month! I've been saying for months that I wanted to get an undercut, so I finally did it! I booked an appointment the day of, and finally got a haircut and a trim, since it had been a year since I last got a haircut, lol. I showed my mom and she hated it. It was great watching her reaction, lol.

My friends and I spent the first weekend of June at David's aunt and uncle's rental lake house, which was hilariously fun. Lol, due to everyone's crazy schedules, we had planned this trip two months in advance, so I'm glad everything went fine. Man, there were so many jokes and pranks during that trip, I can't believe was only three weeks ago!

The best parts were Harrison constantly mooning Jerry, becoming enemies with everyone playing Uno, Kim escaping Alec through the window in her room, Alec unscrewing the doorknob to Kim's room to get inside and bother her some more, watching Teen Titans: The Judas Contract and coming up with Daddy Deathstroke, watching drunk Harrison and drunk Victoria play chess, and eating Harrison and Alec's awesome cooking.

It was definitely relaxing and fun, and I can't wait to do another trip like this with everyone. Luckily I won't have to wait that long since we made plans to visit Harrison's hometown during the first weekend of August. He's told us that the town really supports artists, so there's artwork everywhere downtown, which I'm excited to see. 

I definitely ate out a lot this month. Two weeks ago, Alec randomly decided to see if we wanted to get dinner that night, so I decided to go since it was right after I finished my class that night. It turned out that he was going to the Philippines the next day, so we ate at Buffalo Wild Wings and hungout for a bit. We also ate out again when he came back last week. Lol, there was a miscommunication problem, so Mikey and Victoria actually went to a different sushi restaurant than the one the rest of us went to. 

David's older sis and her boyfriend were fostering the most adorable puppy for two weeks while her boyfriend's dad built a dog house for him at their house. His name is Hercules, and he is the most adorable, obedient, sleepy puppy I've ever met! He's so cute, and he loves to be around people and take naps next to you, and ugh. I wanted to steal him all of the time. I literally came over to their house to see and play with him in addition to seeing David, lol.

Jerry even came over to see Hercules at one point because we kept on sending him cute snaps of the puppy. David's mom had planned on taking their whole family out to dinner, and because Jerry and I were there, we ended up going to get Thai with them, too, lol. It was really funny when I realized that the only single people there (Kim and Jerry) ended up sitting next to each other, so our whole table was coupled up.

We also went to watch Wonder Woman as a group a few weeks ago. It was awesome! We all liked it except for one part near the end about the power of love, lol. Knowing us, we ended up staying in the lobby until 11:30 that night, but instead of leaving while they were closing up, we stayed outside talking for another hour, lol.

The other weekend, Jackie held a joint birthday party with one of her roommates since they had the same birthday, so Meethu, David, Shanice, and I came to celebrate it with her. Lol, it was the first time we had ever seen Jackie drunk, so it was pretty funny. She eventually got into a fight with her boyfriend, so we spent a large part of the night taking care of her, since she was so wasted, but it was still pretty funny because drunk Jackie is even sassier than normal Jackie. XD

But yeah, this month has been pretty busy with everything going on and working out and classes. Definitely an enjoyable summer so far, lol. And tomorrow, we're all going out to Alec's house for a BBQ and fireworks for Fourth of July! :D

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Book Unhaul (4)

I've been combing through my bookshelves and TBR piles lately and found some more books that I lost interest in or have no interest in rereading again. The Tae Kwon Do school that I workout at is helping out a local church by donating books and canned food, so I donated these books to them for the cause.

A Brief History of Montmary by Michelle Cooper
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Dearly Departed by Lia Habel
Winter Town by Stephen Emond
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Shows I'm Currently Watching: My Hero Academia, Fukumenkei Noise, The King's Avatar, Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys, Sherlock

Normally, I'm the type of person who watches anime after the season is already completed, but somehow, I've gotten into watching four anime this season and have been keeping up with them every week for the past month or so. All I know is that it all started with me wanting to watch My Hero Academia every week since I had already read the manga months ago. Then I kept on getting interested in other anime as they came out, and here I am, keeping up with four different series every week while binge watching completed series in between them all.


It's as good as the manga that's for sure. This anime is really good at building up the tension and then ending on an epic cliffhanger that makes you burn in anticipation for the next episode. Now I remember how I sped through the first season so quickly--those cliffhangers killed me! I had to immediately go to the next episode! Lol, I feel like I am I even more impatient for the next episode since I already know what's going to happen next.

The main character definitely has a one-tracked mind, which doesn't maker her as likeable because she's so focused on finding her long-lost friend that she basically becomes insensitive to the people around her most of the time. That, and it messes with her emotions so bad that she creates bad situations for the people around her. I'm not super into this anime and am a few episodes behind, but I still want to continue it to see what happens, lol.

This is actually a Chinese MMORPG based anime that my bro told me about. It's a little confusing because there's so many characters introduced in most episodes, but the fight scenes are cool, and I like how unflappable the main character is. The anime's based off of a light novel series with the same name, which gives a lot more info about the plot compared to the anime. I think there's only one or two more episodes left of the season, so I might start reading the online translations of the novels after the anime is over.

This is an 8-minute episode anime that's based off of a dating game with the same name that was probably made to promote the international release of the game. It has gender bender and martial arts/fighting, which grabbed my attention, lol. Overall, it's pretty entertaining for such short episodes. I just wished that the episodes were longer.

The newest season was finally added onto Netflix, so I started watching it. The ending of the first episode shocked me so much that I haven't brought myself to watch the last episode yet, lol. That, and I haven't had much time for myself to basically watch a movie, lol.


One of the protagonists is a badass deaf samurai. Enough said. It's violent and interesting and heartbreaking learning about people's histories, and the soundtrack is awesome! Definitely give it a watch.

This is more of a who-did-it mystery set in a fantasy adventure setting. I liked the art and character designs for the most part, which initially grabbed my attention. It was also fun trying to figure out who the traitor was, but that ending killed me. Like, wtf?! This anime is also based on a light novel series, with the anime based off of the first book. A lot of people who read the books said that the second novel is better, so I'm tempted to read the series now and figure out what is going on, lol.

I think the English translation for this is called Full Time Magister. This is a Chinese anime that I started watching mainly because I really liked The King's Avatar and was curious about what other Chinese anime was like. Unfortunately, this anime was pretty subpar, especially in comparison to The King's Avatar and Japanese anime in general. Even though this anime only came out last year, the difference in quality was astounding. In general, the anime reminded me of early '90s anime in terms of exposition, voice acting, comedic humor, and action scenes. Man, the action scenes were pretty disappointing; they were slow, the animation didn't make it look exciting, and I felt like the amount of time it took for the characters to talk lessoned the tension. Also, I felt like everything was too convenient for the protagonist, which made everything less interesting.

But, I did watch the entire season, even though it was only 10 episodes long, so what does that say about me? Lol.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Weekly Haul (95)

I bought a bunch of books this month, and it's all pretty random, lol. Lots of poetry books, graphic novels, a manga, a light novel that my sis and bro-in-law got me, a YA book, and a book for one of my classes.

Overlord, vol. 2: The Dark Warrior by Kugane Maruyama

Giant Days vol.1 by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, & Whitney Cogar
Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
One-Punch Man by ONE & Yusuke Murata
Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Chaos of Longing by K.Y. Robinson
Anchors & Vacancies by Kat Savage
Uncaged Wildflower by Jennae Cecilia

Friday, June 2, 2017

Books I Want to Read This Month

Last month was kind of a reading fail since I only read manga online... I've started summer classes already, but I do want to try to make time to read something this month!
  1. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  2. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  4. Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
  5. A Midsummer Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
  6. Seraph of the End vol. 1 by Takaya Kagami & Yamato Yamamoto
  7. Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  8. Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
  9. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  10. Never Fade by Alexandria Bracken
  11. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  12. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  13. Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
  14. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  15. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Thursday, June 1, 2017

May in Retrospect

For some reason, I started getting into a yaoi manga mood, so I read a whole bunch of them towards the end of this month, lol. There goes my plans on reading actual physical novels this summer. However, I think that I've been feeling obligated to read books, which is making me not want to read them recently...

I read:
  • Seven Days vol. 1 by Rihito Takarai & Venio Tachibana
  • Seven Days vol. 2 by Rihito Takarai & Venio Tachibana
  • No Touching At All by Kou Yoneda
  • Even So, I Will Love You Tenderly by Kou Yoneda
  • Rutta to Kodama vol. 1 by Youko Fujitani
  • Rutta to Kodama vol. 2 by Youko Fujitani
  • Rutta to Kodama vol. 3 by Youko Fujitani

I watched:
  • B-Project: Kodou*Ambitious (2016)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
  • 13 Assassins (2010)
  • Bungou Stray Dogs Season 1 (2016)
  • Your Name (2016)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Book Unhaul (3)

After I finish a semester, I always end up cleaning my room, getting rid of old stuff that I don't use anymore and donating clothes and books that I don't want anymore. There were quite a few books that I felt like I wouldn't read any time soon because I lost interest in them, so I decided to donate all of these books to the library recently. However, there were a couple of that I donated that I had already read but decided to donate because I didn't want to keep them anymore; I felt no desire to want to keep them anymore since I did not want to reread them in the future.

  • Blood Ninja by Nick Lake
  • Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
  • Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  • Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
  • Wildefire by Karsten Knight
  • Truancy by Isamu Fukui
  • Truancy Origins by Isamu Fukui
  • The Way of the Dragon by Chris Bradford
  • Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
  • The Way of the Sword by Chris Bradford
  • The Way of the Samurai by Chris Bradford

  • The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June by Robin Benway
  • The Last Seer and the Tomb of Enoch by Ashland Menshouse
  • Tales of the Madman Underground by John Barnes
  • Split by Swati Avasthi
  • Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson
  • I Am J by Cris Beam
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Leaving Unknown by Kerry Reichs

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A relaxing past few weeks

It's been a relaxing past couple of weeks just chilling at home or hanging out with friends that I keep on forgetting to blog about it.

David, Alec, and I went to go watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 the Monday after it came out. It was so good! Less humor but more plot this time, and I was not prepared to get so many feels at the end with all of the character development, lol. However, the best part was baby Groot, lol. He was so cute and angry, lol.

Later that week, Mikey and I helped Alec make homemade gnocchi at his house as part of the dinner we were going to have later at Harrison's apartment, where we were going to swim and grill chicken and vegetables at the grills near the pool. We ran a little late making the gnocchi and grilling in general, so the sun was already setting by the time we finished eating, which made swimming pretty cold. As such, Mikey, David, Jerry and I just sat around the pool while Alec, Harrison, and Kim swam and goofed around in the pool. Lol, Mikey had Harrison do a bunch of different dives into the pool, most of which looked really painful, all so he could put it on his Snapchat.

I walked during my graduation two weeks ago and had a graduation party the next day. It was a long event, lol. Graduation involved a lot of sitting and waiting, and the party was fun but exhausting because we essentially had a mini party in the afternoon and a full-sized party at night. I had to take a lot of pictures with everyone wearing my cap and gown, hood, tassels, and medal, which was super hot after the first five minutes, lol.

I got mad at David twice last week, which kind of accumulated to the point where I kept on wondering if maybe it was time to breakup since he kept on making the same mistakes and I just kept on getting angrier and angrier every time it happened. I talked about it with my friends though and realized that we really don't have a bad relationship and that sometimes you get in a slump in your relationship, and that it's just something that you go through.

But yeah, we ended up having a Wine Night with Shanice and Meethu, since Shanice was heading back in town last Friday. We ended up talking about relationship problems for a while along with job oddities and just catching up in general. It was really nice since I hadn't had a chance to really talk with them for a couple of months now.

This past Sunday, Victoria completely forgot that we were working out that day and slept in, so while we were waiting for her for 30 minutes, we made plans to go to IHOP for breakfast instead, lol. She messaged us to tell us about how she never even set an alarm the night before when we were almost done with our meals an hour later, lol. Afterwards, we made plans to meet up at one to hangout some more later after we showered and stuff.

We planned on kidnapping Kim and teaching her how to drive since she really needed to practice. But before that, we ended up watching how food was made while waiting for Jerry to show up, since he was still napping by the time we all met up. We drove over to the old mall in town that was bought out by the hospital nearby, since the parking lot was empty and easy to navigate for a new driver. We spent the next hour and a half--I think--teaching Kim the basics of the driving test and had her do all of the drills with Alec as her main teacher, since he's always the one explaining things in our friend group.

After that, we went back to Harrison's apartment to figure out where to go eat for dinner. We decided to go to Sushi Thai again since all of the other places we were interested in going to had already closed for the day or was closed on Sundays in general. -__-" We finally had Josh as our waiter, who has been trying to be our waiter and friend for a while now, lol. He ran into David a few weeks ago and asked for his number to try to be hangout with our friend group, but he's only been able to go to one of our workouts so far.

Then, Kim and I had to rush back to her house because I was supposed to go to pick their sister up from Macon with David 20 minutes ago, since Steph needed David drive her and her friend to Atlanta to one of her friend's apartments because they were all going on a trip to Costa Rica early the next morning. Basically, they couldn't park Steph's car at her friend's apartment, so David had to drive the car back home after Steph drove us up to Atlanta. Since we were near GA Tech, we decided to stop by Sublime and get some donuts, because I really love their fresh strawberry and cream donuts. :D

The next day, I hungout with Cam and Jessica until midnight because Cam's boyfriend decided to leave him while he was gone on vacation for a week with his family, so Jessica and I came over to cheer him up. Man, I love hanging out with them because it's basically endless hilarious story after story, and if it isn't hilarious, it's some type of crazy that's vastly entertaining, lol. Crazy stuff happens to them all of the time, and we don't hangout enough to catch up with each other like we should, so everything builds up in between hangout sessions, lol.

But yeah, that's basically all that's happened for these past few weeks. I hungout with David a lot in between everything, and we talked about a lot about our relationship and seemed like we were on the verge of breaking up once or twice, but I think we're working things out.

I also regret not reading any books these past few weeks when I actually had the time to crack open a book. Instead, I watched a lot of anime and read manga. I feel really guilty about not reading any of my bajillion books when I actually have the time to do so, but I think that's actually what's holding me back from reading them; I feel obligated to read them, which makes me not want to read them. -__-"

I start summer classes tomorrow. I'm not excited at all. I actually forgot to order my textbook until last week, but even then, I didn't have my mom's card to order it until today. I'm just really waiting for these next eight weeks to pass, because I really don't want to go to school anymore. I'm really to find a job and move out and start being an adult, lol. I'm tired of classes and homework and tests and all of the stress that comes with it.