February Favorites

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Hey guys! It’s almost March, and although February has not been a very great month for me, it still deserves a run down of random things I loved about this month! Wanna know what they are? – then just keep reading!

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First up on my list this month is my new found love for Poetry. ❤ I have never been a very big reader of poems ever since the history of me being a reader. I mean, yeah – I do appreciate them but I haven’t really developed an inkling interest, until now. The recent poetry books I got is Milk and Honey and Chasers of the Light – which I both LOVE.

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If you know me (well not all of you do obviously, haha) you’ll see that I am always inside the four corners of my room being the introvert gal that I am. I rarely go out these days which is something that I am trying to change. So my few escapades this month really made me want to see more of the world, lol. Seriously though, life is too short to spend in bed. (but bed days are great too of course 😁)

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Well if you’ve been a frequent visitor of my blog you probably noticed that I regularly post and update weekly spreads. I’m quite proud that i’ve been keeping up with this so crossing my fingers that I continue to do so until this year ends. Love love love journaling.

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OMG I love my bluetooth earphones like SO MUCH. I use this every single day. Music is my daily dose of vitamins so this gift from Sudio Sweden is just perfect – perfect for my iPhone which for some reason does not have an audio jack, like wth. But seriously, this earphone is life. Check out their products here.

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Speaking of music, well this song is on repeat for the nth time most of this month! It’s not a new song, but I just recently appreciated it so..

Anyway, I just love it so much. And yes, my playlist’s name is “PlauUntilIHateIt” – lol, because that’s what I do. I play a song a gazillion times until I realize i’m hating it already. I am so weird, I know.

 

 

 

 

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Okay. Can I just say that I literally do not know what to do with my life after i’ve finished all the seasons of Game of Thrones. I mean I literally cannot function as a human being. I swear this show took over my life. I just love it! I cannot believe I waited this long to watch it – but yeah, better late than never because Jon Snow is bae.

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I am not a big mobile gamer (is that a thing? lol) but as I said, I need to divert my attention to something after my GoT addiction so I asked my friends from Instagram to suggest to me a game I can play and one of them suggested this one. I have downloaded a bunch of games that they suggested but this one made me really hooked. I loved it! Won’t be too long now until I abandon it and look for something else though, haha. My attention span is short. Btw, you can download this from the App store for free. I think Android has this game too 🙂divider2

And there goes my February Favorites! None super exciting so far but still it has been a pretty good month to me, and I hope you had a lovely one too!

Talk to you soon!

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Top 5 Anime Shows You Need to Watch!

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Nobody’s too old for animes… I’m 20 plus years young (you do not need to know the exact) and I still watch them alright! I got no time for other’s BS telling us we should grow up, so here I am, recommending you my TOP 5 anime series or shows that you definitely need to watch before you die – well.. don’t die, but just watch these will you?

Without further adieu, here are the shows I love for you to watch IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER…

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So I am starting with the feel good show and there weren’t so many anime shows that made me all giddy and light than watching Kimi ni Todoke! Okay.. it’s romance, school life, comedy kind a show and if you aren’t a fan of those STILL, go and watch it! Haha, I swear YOU.WILL.LOVE.IT!

It’s about a girl named Sawako who’s being feared by her classmates because of her appearance (and not to mention her name sounds like the well-known girl from a horror Japanese film). Rumor has it that she could see ghosts and spirits but the truth is she is only a shy girl who also long for friends and companions. Everything changes though when the popular boy, Kazehaya began talking to her. She met new friends and people also see her real personality. Soon, love blossoms for these two and it is cute AF! ooops sorry.

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Okay, watching this felt like I was transported back to high school! It makes you feel young and in love! Everything about this show is just so lovable. I watched this like a hundred times already and more marathon to come in the future! If you are down and sad and don’t know what to do with your life, watch this – then at least something in your life is good (at least for about a quarter of an hour). And I want you to be happy so please watch this okay?

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100 years before our story begins, giant humanoid creatures called Titans starts appearing and nearly wiped out all of humanity. They do not appear to need food and yet they instinctively attack and eat human on sight. Those who survived were forced to live inside three big walls – the outer called Maria, the middle is Rose and the innermost is Sheena. Fighting the Titans is the military which is divided into three branches: The Survey Corps who goes out of the wall to reclaim lands from Titans, although they were often mocked and called suicidal because of little progress and great number of death tolls; The Garrison are the ones assigned inside to keep peace inside the walls and guards civilian; last is the Military Police whose sole responsibility is to guard the Royal family.

All of what’s left of humanity managed to live at peace for at least a hundred years without even seeing a Titan until one day a Colossus Titan appeared after a lightning and breaches the outermost wall. The story then revolves around a boy named Eren and her foster sister Mikasa and their childhood friend Armin as they were forced to leave and all vowed to avenge what has happened to their home.

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I don’t think this is for the faint heart – if you don’t like shows that makes you nervous and gruesome and those that are full of deaths then I guess this won’t be your cup of tea, because this show is so full of it. I suggest you don’t get too attached to the characters because well, you’ll never know. But d*mn this show is sooooo amazing! So action packed and the story was just so well put! I swear the only thing that I disliked about this is WHERE IS THE NEXT GODD*MN SEASON?! It takes forever, I heard it’s to be released soon though.. Anyway, I’ve already read the manga. HA.

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This story takes place in a world where Alchemy is the most practiced science. Alchemists with help of patterns called Transmutation Circles have the ability to create almost anything they desire, but they must provide something of equal-value in accordance with the Law of Equivalent Exchange. The only thing they are forbidden to transmute are humans and gold. The main characters here are Edward and Alphonse who lives in a rural town along with their mother and their father who later on left them for not apparent reason. A few years later when their mother died, they performed the forbidden technique of human transmutation in an attempt to resurrect her. As expected, the transmutation backfires and in law with equivalent exchange, Edward’s left leg and Alphonse’s whole body are destroyed. Edward then sacrificed his right arm to rescue Alphonse’s soul, binding it to a suit of armor with a blood seal. Their old neighbor and family friend who happens to be an automail mechanic made Edward’s arm and legs. Being skilled now in use of alchemy involving metal materials, Edward was then invited to become a State Alchemist – they are alchemist who work for the government and are automatically given the rank of Major in the military. Edward later on agreed in hopes of researching a way to bring back their bodies – especially Alphone’s.

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I actually didn’t expect that I will like this show but gods, I LOVED IT! It was sooooo intelligently written and intense and just WOW. It’s like nothing i’ve ever watched before. It will make you feel all sorts of emotions and grips you every single freaking episode. I just love it! One of the absolute bestest! I can’t recommend it enough, just watch it okay?

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This takes place in a world called Earth-Land where places are full of mages. They form guilds to hone their magical abilities and apply them to paid job requests. A girl wizard named Lucy runs away from her wealthy home in hopes of joining Fairy Tail – a guild famous for its members’ overly destructive antics lead by Makarov. Luckily enough, she crossed paths with a member Fairy Tail, Natsu – a wizard with dragon like abilities and his cat friend called Happy who invited her to join the guild after overcoming an obstacle. They formed a team inside the guild and later on joined by Gray, whose power involves ice, and an armored wizard named Erza who is feared by many… and then their adventures begins.

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I am not a big fan of anime shows involving the use of magic but oh boy this show – I AM HOOKED. I was literally addicted and can’t get enough. This is that type of show that makes you feel proud, and your heart happy. So full of adventures and no dull moments AT ALL. Totally the bomb!

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Clannad revolves around the story of Tomoya, a high school student who does not have a very good relationship with his father. One incident that led to him dislocating his shoulders marks the even more drifting apart of their relationship. He tends to separate himself from the rest and comes home late every night which led to him being delinquent. He has a delinquent friend though named Youhei who he constantly hangs out with. At the beginning of the school year, Tomoya meets Nagisa, a year older girl but happens to be in the same year as his because she stopped during the previous year due to her sickness. She desperately wanted to join the Drama Club only to find out that the club was already inactive. Tomoya then decided to help her reform the drama club that led them to meet other people who turned out to be friends.

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To be honest, I wasn’t a very big fan of animes with this kind of drawing style, like that overly big eyes and antenna hairstyle (lol), but a random person – who I honestly forgot –  recommended this to me and told me that I will surely love it and the rest is history. I remember this being the very first anime that legit made me ugly cry. This show is deep and full of metaphors that were used so well. It stayed with me for awhile after watching it. Oh, watch the After Story too because that’s where it gets sh*tty and yet beautifully true. I swear the song will stick to you! 😀
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And you think i’ll stop there? Well, you’re wrong!

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This one isn’t actually a series – it’s a movie so I’m considering it as a bonus recommendation to you. I just can’t help not telling people about it when I have a chance, lol. And I won’t be giving like a summary because I think this is best experienced when you have no idea about it (just as I was). But I assure you – THIS IS AWESOME! The plot is uniques, the plot twist is genius.  I love it so much and I hope you will as well! It’s fairly new too!

 

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And that is it for my recommendations! Hope you watch these shows if you haven’t, and if you already have, well let’s just fangirl together! ❤

Talk to you soon!

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My Top 10 Books of 2016

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I know, I know, we’re almost done with the first month of 2017 and I am only posting this today. But it’s here either way so let’s rejoice! 😀 I asked on my Instagram account which topic you’d like to see here as a “year-ender” and this is one of the most highly requested. So let’s get to it!divider2

NOTE! Let me just tell you that the arrangement of these books are in no particular order, I will put something for last though because of different reasons, but know that I have enjoyed ALL books that are mentioned here a LOT. I will also leave a link for reviews I’ve made (if I’ve made any) for items on this list.

Here we go…

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness left me so emotional. I wasn’t expecting it, but it tore me apart, gave me the worst heartbreak I had from a book in a while. I am literally in love with the sadness and the sight of hope of this book. Utterly beautiful! (see review here)

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Another book that I enjoyed reading last year is Uprooted! It was like an adult fairy tale and it was so magical that it made me all giddy and happy. Definitely recommended for fans of modern day classics! (see review here)daisy

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I didn’t expect at all to like The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater but holy gods I actually did! It was something different with it’s urban fantasy vibe and paranormal romance and the excellent way of the author’s storytelling. Superb! (see review here)

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Another book that blew me away last year is Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. This was my first novel from Christie and it did not disappoint! I was extremely impressed and is the reason now why I am a die hard AC addict. lol (see review here)

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is a book that I know will break my heart – so I expected it wouldn’t hurt as much, but f*ck it – IT STILL DID! Big time. It was one of those books that will leave you staring at the ceiling on hours end wondering, WHAT THE HELL DID I DO TO MYSELF. So bad yet so goooood! (see review here)

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I may be biased because I loooooove Cormoran Strike novels- I love Cormoran Strike period. I immensely enjoyed Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) because unlike other crime/mystery/thriller novels, where I always end up guessing which one is the killer, but here, I have no idea and it freaking excite me! I was nervous, anxious, emotional, etc. Rowling is just really a genius! Hands down! (see review here)

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This I am going to tell you: there is nothing like Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff! Man this book is amazing! It was unconventional, so futuristic – so different! I enjoyed every f***ing minute when I was reading it. Loved it!! (see review here)

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The Secret History by Donna Tartt is NOT an easy read –  that I am telling you. It will take getting used to but holy sh*t this book is insane! You can’t help but feel an emotional attachment to the characters even after the evilness they slipped in to. It was twisted, dark and crazy that will keep you turning the pages for more. My first of Tartt but definitely not the last! (sorry no review yet, will do so in a few days so come back! :D)

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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie is to date my most favorite AC book. This 200+ pages of a book blew my mind in many different ways! Agatha is absolutely the Queen of Mystery! I have never freaking guessed who is killing who in any of her books and this book is in the peak of it! Totally surprising, so intelligently written! The one thing that you would like to do after reading it is to read it again. SO SO GOOD. Does it even surprise you that I have 2 Christie books in this list, you shouldn’t be. She’s something else! (see review here)

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Okay so there’s a reason that this might seem odd to include this here – and it is because I haven’t finished it yet. Yes, I haven’t. I’ve contemplated a lot if I will put this here, I almost didn’t but I felt bad for not doing so because this book is just really beautiful. I did had some share of reasons for putting it off of my reading list for a few months but I promised myself to get back to it when I am ready for it. You see, I wanted to read it during the time that I will most appreciate it’s beauty. I came to a point where I am reading several books at once while reading this and it just didn’t seem right. I am more than half way, probably 200+ pages more left (it’s 700+ paged) and I want to continue with it again when I know it’s time. I just felt it won’t be fair for this book not to be listed here when it’s absolutely one of the best books I’ve ever read last year. So yeah, obviously no review yet but I will when I’m done. Be patient with me. 🙂

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And there you have it! My Top 10 Books of 2016! Let me know if we had something in common so we can fangirl together! Feels so good to be in this blog again! Talk to you again soon! Bye!

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