Gin no Saji: a heart-warming anime

silver spoonAs a girl who grew up in a big city, farming and agricultural stuff in general are alien to me. Sure, we learn the basic at school but to be able to milk cows? To take care of livestock? To raise crops? We got the basic during our study tour in 11th grade but never the real deal.

Gin no Saji sparked my interest not only because it’s a show about a kid in agricultural high school but also because the mangaka is Hiromu Arakawa. She’s the one who wrote Fullmetal Alchemist — one of my all time favorite series — so it’s a given that I had a huuuuge expectation prior starting it. Yep, those two series might differ in so many aspects but I believed Arakawa-sensei would bring the best out of it.

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2D Boys Appreciation Post!

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Clockwise from top left: Miyuki Kazuya, Kougami Shinya, Mamura Daiki, Son Hak, Oikawa Tooru, Aomine Daiki, Shinomiya Kojirou, Akashi Seijuurou

Does February 14th ring any bells? Of course it does! Everybody knows it’s Valentine’s Day and for single people like me, it’s a day for sharing chocolate with friends and spending time with loved ones (doesn’t necessarily have to be romantic partner right? Especially if you don’t have one ^^;) But as a fangirl, it’s my day to shower the boys who have grazed my fangirl life with some lovin’! Behold, these boyfriend materials!

Most Chivalrous: Son Hak (Akatsuki no Yona)

Is there any categories more fitting than this?! I kid you not! A super loyal companion who would sacrifice anything for you and protect you at all costs? It’s not like us girls need saving all the time but it’s nice to have someone dependable to watch your back right? I need Hak to be real! Continue reading 2D Boys Appreciation Post!

2015 favorites & new discoveries: it’s time to choose!

Looking back on 2015, I think I did pretty well for someone who is trying to find a balance between real life and hobbies. While I realized that I had disappeared from the blogosphere multiple times (same old story HAH!) I did make some amazing new discoveries this year!

Bookish stuff

best reads 2015I only read 31 books this year. I know it’s such a small number to your 100s but hey, at least I met my Goodreads challenge despite my busy school life. Below are my favorite books in no particular order. Continue reading 2015 favorites & new discoveries: it’s time to choose!

We’re not the king, we’re the challenger!

Diamond.no_.Ace_.downloadOnce again, it’s proved that you don’t have to be knowledgeable about sports if you want to watch sports anime. After watching the entire first season, catching up to the second season and manga, I can safely say that Daiya no Ace is completely worthwhile. I do admit that it feels weird at first. I guess I was too used to watching basketball or volleyball or soccer LOL. It takes quite a while to get into the baseball feel but once I did, the game felt thrilling as hell! Especially the Summer Koshien final, it was such an intense match I really had no idea who would win!

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Some quick thoughts on Spring Anime 2015

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My initial reaction upon the beginning of the season: SO. MANY. FANTASY. I started 7 new series but dropped some along the way because I wasn’t too keen on continuing them. And I’m putting two shows on-hold at the moment (Ore Monogatari and Denpa Kyoushi). I think I was just not in the mood for shoujo or slice-of-life kinds of shows???

Arslan Senki | Imagine Akatsuki no Yona, but with a male lead and no romance. It’s a nice show and I like watching it, but it doesn’t give me much excitement nor drive me into obsession. Still, I will keep watching this anime since it’s gonna last for another season. Continue reading Some quick thoughts on Spring Anime 2015