an imperfect guide to BTS

Aigoo… whether you are a kpop fan or not, BTS is everywhere. Trending on Tumblr and Twitter, attending the Billboard Music Awards, and even Vogue can’t seem to get enough of their glamour (read their two articles about BTS! 1 and 2). You may have wondered who they are, or you may have thought pshhhht…

sunday tunes: Oohyo (k-indie)

everyone needs a song. everyone needs a story. –ENTS by Oohyo as i often (half-heartedly) complain, i’m always (intentionally) bumping into good music. since summer is soon and i’m going to have more time, i decided to start a thing called “sunday tunes”, which will feature random song recs (or spotify playlists) from meeeee. today’s…

spring day.

and the sunshine of my life, for a hint of summer

May TBR/ Books I’ve Been Reading for Forever

may is a shared month. july and august, everyone is in different parts of the world; december and january, people pack their moments into a bag big enough only for loved ones. but may is a shared month. for almost everyone, it means flowers, birthdays, and the realization that you’re almost halfway through the year,…

diary keeping and other trivial (dis)obedience: i

this was my mid-day stream of consciousness Yesterday I bought myself a 5-year diary book. I really wanted it because it had a different question for every day of the year, so on May 7 2018, i can see how i answered the same question on May 7 2017. I was very excited to commit…

books, movies, shows n’ peeps

coucou! it’s been a while… a whole month to be exact. i’ve been busy hosting my exchange partner from france and we had a couple rad weeks together. meanwhile, if you know me, the crazier my life gets, the more stuff i expose myself to. i just can’t help it: books, movies, musicals, and this…

When in Aix-en-Provence: I

i took part in an exchange program at school, so i had the chance to spend three weeks in Aix-en-Provence, France. it has been the best 3 weeks of my life. apart from eating way too much cheese, i have also been introduced to way too much french music in france. of course, being the…

Arrival: movie review

🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4 stars) i could have enjoyed Arrival (directed by Denis Villeneuve)  more- if i’ve been more contemplative, if i had been alone, if i had gone to the movie theatre to see it. but instead i watched it on my laptop, and so one aspect of it really stood out to me- its quiet…

“Spring Day” by BTS

CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT BTS’S NEW MV, SPRING DAY?????? so in case you don’t know what BTS is, it’s a super popular kpop group; and in case you don’t know what kpop is, (you really should reflect on your life choices) it’s South Korean pop music, a genre with stunning choreography, great songs and…

Dear Evan Hansen: musical rec

On the outside, always looking in Will I ever be more than I’ve always been? Dear Evan Hansen is breaking ground in the most tender and creative way: instead of dazzling costumes and fairy tale twists, or murder mysteries and your standard multi-love-story plot lines, it is a musical about social media, deception and social…

Kids of Appetite + Wrap-up + TBR

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! This month I finished two books, Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick (read the review here) and Kids of Appetite by David Arnold. For February, I am going to continue reading Night Sky Without Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong and Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. I am also listening to History is…