Tag Archives: Japan

Moving to a new site

Hi guys! I just launch my official website today so if you have time please visit it and follow me! I won’t be using this site anymore.

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Random Drawings

I love to draw even though I’m not that good at it, I still draw. I’m mostly interested to draw anime or manga characters, Harvest moon characters, and/or some doodles and chibi. But to be honest, I can only draw good arts when I’m inspired because if I’m not, those paper and sketches will end up in the trash. So today, I decided to share with you some of my artworks. I used to have so many but I gave it as a farewell gift to one of my best friends.

NOTE: These photos are mine. Please ask permission or at least “give credit to where credit is due” before posting it to other sites. Thank you! 

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These are all unfinished versions. I’m very sorry about that. It’s just that I have that bad habit wherein I don’t finish my artworks except if it’s a school project.

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Japanese Products

Hello, everyone! I’m back! Okay, so I wasn’t able to post anything yesterday and the day before because I’d got to run a few errands. I’m so sorry about that! But don’t fret because today, I’m free! Hooray! Oh and by the way, I was able to change my blog’s GMT, finally! I think this is the correct one. It was quite confusing, though. Enough of that! Today, I decided to tackle about Japanese products, specifically, Japanese Food/Snacks! These snacks came all the way from Japan — Chiba Prefecture to be exact. This was a present from one of my friend’s mom who resides in Japan *Arigatou Gozaimasu, Oba-san!* Since this is a very late post, I’ve already eaten some of them so sad to say, they were not included in the photo.

NOTE: These photos are mine. Please ask permission or at least “give credit to where credit is due” before posting it to other sites. Thank you! 

By the way, I’m not familiar with Japanese products/snacks so I named some of these wrong, please correct me! Thank you!

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1. Ebi-Obanyaki – This is like a shrimp chip or cracker. Unfortunately, I didn’t like it. It has a weird taste, well at least for me. And add to that, a “fishy” flavor (well, it’s shrimp, what do you expect, you idiot?) that I really, really abhor when it comes to food.

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2. I don’t know the name – (I can only read OSHIYABU__) *not sure with the “bu” part* This one tastes like a dried seaweed or something. I’m not really sure! It’s very weird.

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Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

3. I don’t know the name – (I can only read _WAKAME_SHISO_) I don’t know how to describe the taste. It’s sour, though. I’m not sure if this is the sukonbu because I ordered one since I was very curious how it tastes like (yeah, I’m a Gintama die hard fan and I love Kagura-chan so much!).

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Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

4. Dorayaki – I think of all the snacks oba-san gave me, this is the one that I really like the most. Fine, fine. Scratch that. Let’s be honest, this is the only one that I like. This one tastes like a pancake with bean paste fillings. I actually got 2 different fillings but unfortunately, I already ate the other one (which I couldn’t remember the flavor).

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Rating: ★★★★★

5. Senbei (Japanese Rice Crackers) – I’m not so sure if both of them are called Senbei. Anyway, it’s too salty for my taste. It reminds me of Chinese crackers, although I prefer the Chinese version.

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Rating: ★★☆☆☆

That’s it. So, which post do you like the most? Have you ever tried one of these snacks? Did you like it? What is your favorite Japanese snack? Do you have any recommendation for me? Please hit the comment section if you do! Thank you! Itadakimasu!

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Shoujo Manhua & Manhwa Recommendations

I decided to have a separate post for Shoujo Manhua & Manhwa Recommendations. I’m not finished yet with the Shoujo Manga Recommendations, though. But I’m very excited to this already that’s why I decided to post it today! It’s very hard to find interesting manhua and manhwa that’s why seldom read them. I’m not a big fan but below are the ones I really loved! I swear, you will not regret it once you give it a try!

Definitions: 

Manga – comics created in Japan, or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language.
Manhwa – comics and print cartoons created in Korea or by Korean creators in the Korean language.
Manhua – comics created in Taiwan, Mainland China and Hong Kong.

NOTE: Do NOT remove sources. Click on the pictures to direct you to the sources. Thank you! 

Chinese Manhua:

1. Ingueno (Steel Heart) Status: Completed
Synopsis: Ding Jiayu dreams of being a photographer. Her idol is none other than Yung Jo. When Yung Jo’s photography company holds an audition to find a new photographer, Jiayu decides to take a chance. The thing is, Yung Jo’s company doesn’t hire women, so Jiayu has no choice but to dress up as man and enter. Yung Jo takes great interest in Jiayu’s talent and makes her his apprentice. It may seem like a dream to work with your idol, but for Jiayu, it’s nothing of the sort. She takes a beating from Yung Jo everyday, and since all the crew members think she is a guy… (Source: Esthétique)

2. Lovely Everywhere Status: Completed
Synopsis: Tong Danwei is a highschool freshman with romantic dreams about the boy she is fated to meet. While on the way home from picking up groceries, she runs into a pretty boy, and that’s where our story begins. Will she find love in high school? And more importantly, will any boy be able to overlook the fact that although she is in high school, she still looks like an elementary student? Follow along on Tong Danwei’s adventure of love and high school angst, with plenty of comedy thrown in to the mix.  (Source: Transcendence)

Korean Manhwa:

1. Cheonsaeng Yeonbun Status: Completed
Synopsis: Ji-woo has dreams of inheriting her grandfather’s company. However, her grandfather has other plans and they involve a certain person named Kang Min-woo. Ji-woo will stop at nothing to prevent those plans from happening! (Source: Shojo Manhwa Raws)

2. Angel Diary Status: Completed
Synopsis: The only Angel Princess of Heaven is betrothed to the Emperor of the Underworld. Unable to accept her future with the Demon King, she realizes that her only choice is to run away. Her plan is to join the human world disguised as a schoolboy! Now all of the Gods from Heaven and Hell are searching high and low on the earth trying to make sure that a wedding happens. (Source: MU)

3. Perfect Couple  Status: Completed
Synopsis: “There is a thin line between love and hate.” Meet the most hot headed people! Je Hyeong is a young movie director, who has had several big successes in the short time he joined SJ Entertainment. His next project is going to be a drama, but the writer of the story refuses to sign a contract. Han Miso is a successful author. After copyright troubles at work, she left and has decided to focus mainly on writing in solitary. Her latest novel is chosen by Je Hyeong. This is where their quarrels begin. (Source: MU)

See? I can only recommend a few Manhwa and Manhua. I’m so sorry to let you guys down. I’ll try to find as many good one in the future. Have you guys ever read one of these manhua and manwha? Did you enjoy it like I did? And do you have any recommendations for me? Please don’t hesitate to leave some comments! Thank you so much!

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