08 / 14 / 16

A nerve-wracking yet exciting fresh start

you want it moreI haven’t posted anything on the blog since June 23rd. How crazy is that? July went by in a flash and suddenly it’s already August and my long break will finally end exactly on next Tuesday.

Back then, I wondered how I was going to spend all these four months of doing nothing but the truth is, now I regret some of the things that I hadn’t done during the break. This is the end of everything we’ve known so far. Our last holiday together as we transition into the scary, unknown world called college. Some of my friends who go to private universities have already started their academic term, have already met new friends and people who are going to accompany them for the next 4 years of their life. They talk about intimidating upperclassmen, strict professors and hang out spots around their campus — things that I don’t understand at all. I’ve come to accept the fact that I won’t see them in a daily basis anymore but I’ve just realized just how different our lives will be after this. Continue Reading

06 / 23 / 16

Spring 2016: in which I dropped so many shows

spring 2016

Bungou Stray Dogs © Bones

Been a while since I last posted a seasonal review!

Anyway, I didn’t have high expectations of this season’s line-up. Even after scrolling through the chart, only a couple series piqued my interest. I did give a chance to some recommended shows to no avail — I ended up dropping all of them. (WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?? AM I IN THE WRONG MOOD??) Continue Reading

06 / 20 / 16

An adventure to remember

Hello there! It’s been almost a month since I last posted on this blog. Shocking, I know! I thought I wouldn’t neglect it that long but things happened so yeah… I’m here now!

If you’re following me on Twitter or Snapchat, you might know that I went on a holiday with my friends on June 1st – 7th. We visited our friend’s hometown in Madiun — which is two or three hour train ride away from Surabaya — and went to nearby town called Sarangan as well. I’ve been to Sarangan once before but we didn’t stay there for very long so I didn’t have a chance to explore the town thoroughly. But this time, we rented a villa for three days and ended up doing all the things we wouldn’t be able to do in the city. Continue Reading

05 / 25 / 16

How to conquer my fangirl heart: Sports Anime Edition!


Kuroko no Basket © Fujimaki Tadatoshi

I have seen tons of anime shows but certain series just stay with me for a very long time and most of those which I deem memorable are categorized as sports anime. How do those beautiful series conquer my fangirl heart? What makes me emotionally invested in them so much that it’s painful and satisfying? Also, what makes sports anime so damn appealing and that it’s worth every squeal and tear? You know it’s coming — I can’t stop mentioning my sports-playing babies!  Continue Reading

05 / 12 / 16

Time for some slice of life recs!

slice of life graphic

Tamako Market © Kyoto Animation | Barakamon © Kinema Citrus | Gin no Saji, Anohana © A-1 Pictures

I’ve been binging slice of life anime lately and I was lucky enough to be introduced to amazing shows. I’m terrible at describing but in case you don’t know, slice of life is a genre that follows the ordinary lives of the characters. You can say that it’s quite similar to contemporary in books, except that it doesn’t have to be set in the modern world. In addition, there can be supernatural or fantasy elements in slice of life, but the emphasis is put on the characters’ daily lives and development.

Most slice of life shows in the anime industry are set in high school though. I might be a huge fan of sports anime and all things action-packed, but I like the fact that slice of life anime tends to make me experience a whole lot of emotion. Some of the stories are just simply humane and heartwarming that you can’t help but to fall in love with the cast. Continue Reading