Student of the Week: Alyssa

Thank you, Alys from AlysinBookland for letting me share this tweet. And by the way, although she was a former ‘huntress,’ no rabbit was harmed in the remake of her blog. If you are in the search for prolific book reviewers or simply looking for an example on how to live a double life being…

My New Take on Slam Dunk

Over the weekend I watched a number of Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk episodes. They were chosen in random -not exactly since I focused on episodes where Sendoh appeared. Anyway, it’s not a secret anymore that I simply adore him. Certain realizations arise when you watch a series or even a movie for several times and…

July 2018 Articles

Thank you to Joey of Thoughts and Afterthoughts  for subtly reminding me that I have a huge responsibility to update my blog. Although, to be honest, he was only reflecting on his own blogging schedule and I just felt quite guilty. That feeling when you haven’t blogged in 5ever and your scheduled drafts end up going…

How did 2017 go for me?

I am not here to bore you to death with how it went –you’ve got enough on your plate without me ruining your digestion anyway. Let me just break it down to three categories: a) Reading Updates b) Writing Updates c) Personal Goals So without further ado, here’ s the list: Reading Updates I managed…

Vancouver Public Library

Inspiration comes in the form of one of the libraries I hope to visit. Source: Vancouver Public Library

Literary Constellations

I chanced upon this website when I was looking for an interesting read in Brainpickings.org . I am astounded that someone out there has taken time to make these literary constellations. How I miss Structure of English. Constellations of first sentences from each chapter of short stories Source: Literary Constellations

2017 Planner, National Bookstore, Review

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. This 2017, I’m going all out to using an affordable planner I purchased from National Bookstore. As a fan of planners, I go for utility rather than design – a poor excuse for me being monochromatic and boring – so I’d go for less expensive ones than those…

Blog Feature: Sushi and Adobo

Today’s Blog Feature highlights two of my favorites, Japan and my Yeobo-my ever-patient mentor in 日本語、a superb friend of mine. Sushi and Adobo is not your typical travel/personal blog. What does your blog offer? My blog offers random topics about Japan. The 3 categories I set are: 1. Did you know? – This covers my…

Blog Feature: Now Brewing

We’re back with another Blog Feature! Love Esios of NowBrewing2013.blogspot.com has granted us a chance to see what’s going on behind the scenes. Considering its official badge and To Be Continued‘s book jacket, you’ll know why this blog is special to me. Read on.   Love Esios ESL instructor. Frustrated writer. Trying hard to be a…

Blog Feature: The Backpack Adventures

Our first Blog Feature highlights a travel blog, The Backpack Adventures hosted by a former classmate, Neil Alvin Nicerio. Through a series of chats in Facebook, I finally managed to convince him to answer questions about how he started blogging and what tips he could give to those who enjoy traveling and want to share their…