Category Archives: Personal

12 Days of Stuff #6: This Crazy Language I’m Learning

I’m supposed to study Japanese right now. There are kanji characters I have to write to practice my handwriting, grammar patterns to digest, and particles to decipher. (Those goddamn particles.) I’ve been doing this for a year. And it’s really … Continue reading

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6 Years?

So this blog’s 6th year anniversary passed by, and I was simultaneously marveled and horrified by it. I haven’t been posting for a while because of various reasons, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think about my blog at all. … Continue reading

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Wake Up, Girls! and the Harshness of Criticism

One of the hardest parts of fiction writing is getting good feedback. The problem is that good feedback tends to be harsh and blunt and awful to hear. And we writers need it. Writing is hard, precisely because it’s hard … Continue reading

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12 Days of Meditations #12: What’s the point of this all?

Why do bloggers blog? It’s a simple question, but you’ll probably get different answers from everyone. For me, blogging is a form of introspection, an outlet, a tool for reach out to like-minded people. It’s great to have a site … Continue reading

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Growing Up With Hidamari Sketch

The second half of Hidamari Sketch Honeycomb episode 7 (whew!) is about Yuno going off to meet a friend in art college. Apart from being a Hidamari story in top form, it made me realize how much I’ve grown alongside … Continue reading

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Slower, But Steadier

[pixiv source] I turned 24. I think I’ve slowed down as an anime fan. Back when I was in university, I used to marathon anime on a regular basis. The feeling of having finished multiple series in a week is … Continue reading

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That Summer Just Became My Summer

I don’t remember my summers as a high school student. More so than the passage of time, there simply is little to write about them. I didn’t belong to any clubs, I didn’t have friends whom I could go out … Continue reading

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