Hello again! I’m not really used to having classes during my supposed summer, so it’s a bit challenging having to go to school when all you want to do is to stay in bed and watch anime, read books, and the like. In my last post, I promised to make my next post somewhat decent and less rant-y and I haven’t posted “My Favorite Things” for a while, so finally, here it is!
1. Choices: Stories You Play
Since I wasn’t able to properly install a certain game in our computer, no matter how hard I tried, so I decided to try Otome games (From wikipedia: literally “maiden game”; a story-based video game that is targeted towards the female market). I wasn’t really hooked by any of it cause’ most were more on the story telling side than the decision-making side. But then I found this game, “Choices: Stories You Play”, which is not exactly an otome, I think, but it’s got a lot of decision-making and what you decide really affects how things will go.
The stories are really nice and it’s fun making decisions for the characters. There’s a variation, too! Not only does it have stories of the romantic genre (which I really like!), but they also have stories of the fantasy and mystery genres. You can play the first chapter of each of the books, but you’ll need keys to play the rest of the chapters. You get two keys every two hours, but you can only have two keys you can use MAX. Basically, four hours can go by, but if you haven’t used your two keys yet, it’ll remain two keys. AND there are decisions or outfits that require diamonds, which you earn every chapter you finish, but it’s pretty difficult to save diamonds. So yeah, the keys and the diamonds are the only kind of “downside”, but they’re not really downsides, per se. And you can opt to buy more keys and diamonds with real cash, but I’m not that rich.
The trailer’s for iOS, but the game’s also available in the Google Play Store.
I’ve been watching more KDrama than anime, recently, but it’s cause’ they’re so good! I’m having a hard time trying to describe how amazing Goblin is, but let me just say that it’s got a bit of action, some scenes taking place in a historical setting, quite a bit of romance, a lot of plot twists, a cute and really energetic lead girl, played by Kim Go Eun, a mysterious and cool-looking grim reaper who’s completely innocent about plenty of things, played by Lee Dong Wook, and, of course, the Goblin, played by Gong Yoo. And that’s only scratching the surface! There’s loads more to it, so I definitely recommend you watch it! I made my family watch the first episode and my mom was hooked af.
3. Fight for My Way
Fight for My Way is another Korean drama, but unlike Goblin, it’s currently on-going, as of writing, so I have to wait every Tuesday for TWO new episodes. It’s more of a “slice of life” kind of drama and a bit of romance here and there. I like this drama particularly because it shows the reality of chasing after your dream careers and having to live as an actual adult. There’s a certain plot twist that I’m not quite over with, but the pacing is good and I recommend that you watch this, too!
4. Hamilton: An American Musical
Need I say more?
Just kidding, Hamilton is just ABSOLUTELY legen(-wait for it-) DARY! I can’t really find the word for it, actually. Amazing? Awesome? Magnificent? Well, I’d say it’s all four and more! The songs will leave you with the LSS for months, the characters portrayed as real and human, and it will tell you A LOT about American history, enough to make you ace that exam, I’d say haha. If you can, please please watch it on Broadway, or anywhere it’s available (I’m seriously not sure). But if you can’t, there are a lot of animatics and full soundtrack videos on Youtube!
And let me just say: LIN MANUEL MIRANDA IS A GENIUS!!!
I actually finished this in less than a week, before my summer classes started. I had heard a lot of about it from my friends who’ve watched it, so I decided to give it a shot. And personally, I wasn’t disappointed. I got hooked by the first episode and the suspense and mystery made me watch it non-stop. The characters have different sides to them, the plot is really good, and the ending leaves you wanting more.
6. Hot Dog Bush
Just minutes after I passed my last requirement for my English class last semester, I thought of playing at Y8.com, which is a site full of games. I remembered playing this particular one when I was a kid, so I tried playing it again and I realized that the game really gets you hyped up, in a way. It’s a food service game, but there’s a certain amount of money you’ve need to earn at the end of each day of the week and you serve in different venues. I couldn’t stop playing till’ I gave up trying to reach the quota for the day.. when I was already inside the alien spaceship.
7. Waving Through The Window (“Dear Evan Hansen”)
I’m not deep into the musical, YET, but I really like this particular song because it’s a lot of people, including me, could relate to it. It’s about feeling like an outsider or a wallflower, someone who’s invisible to everyone else. “When you’re falling in the forest and there’s nobody around, do you ever really crash or even make a sound?//Did I even make a sound? Did I even make a sound?//It’s like I never made a sound.//Will I ever make a sound?”. I know it’s a bit sad and lonely, but, for me, it makes me want to make noise and make people remember me and all that. If you don’t feel the same, then just remember that I think you’re never really alone and that you’re a beautiful human being.
And if that song’s a bit too sad, then try listening to “Sincerely, Me”. It’s got a funnier and easy-going vibe, so it’ll cheer you up after listening to the previous song, hopefully.
8. “Tasty” Videos
During study breaks, for me, it’s really relaxing to watch Tasty videos. And I actually have a “Must Try: Cooking” library which are recipes that I will, hopefully, try to actually cook.
9. Nestle Nesfruta: Dalandan
It tastes as citrus-y as lemonade and addicting af. Absolutely perfect for a hot summer day!
And a secret #10 because 9 is an odd number and I just need a 10th one, alright? HAHAHA
10. Doctor Who… A G A I N
My copy of the new Doctor Who seasons are all gone and I’m left with Youtube videos. I didn’t realize I needed it back in my life till’ I watched the video with River Song and Capaldi’s doctor (12th doctor). I thought I’ve already passed this phase in my life, but boy was I wrong.
So, there ya’ go! 10 of “my favorite things”, at the moment. I’m still quite horrible at describing them and persuading people to give it a try, but I hope you do try at least one or two of them because they’re really better than how I’ve described them. I’m positive that they’re definitely worth your time, except possible “Hot Dog Bush” because you might regret spending hours and hours playing it. Just give it a try, but keep track of the time. Enjoy!
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