Hey girls, today I’m super exicted to be giving my Rainy Cocoa first impressions. It’s been three weeks since the series started and there’s finally enough material to actually craft together a blog post. Each episode is two minutes long … Continue reading
After Hestia finds out how much Bell has grown on his own, she resolves to support him wholeheartedly along the way and beckons him not to leave her. He of course decides to do his best with her and promises … Continue reading
Rating: 3/5 happy clouds We return to UtaPri this week with the kick-off of the new cross-unit groups. Natsuki and Otoya are sent to a rock musical while Nanami is tasked with writing the main theme of the musical. Dayum … Continue reading
Rating: 3.5/5 curious clouds I’m pretty happy with the fact that Hibike is really taking the music aspect slowly because I really know nothing about orchestra. In this sense, we’re learning about the band the same way the first year … Continue reading
Hey guys, how are you all? Today I wanted to share with you guys tons of pictures of my trip across Europe. I took a trip with Contiki tours which is an organized tour for individuals between the ages of eighteen or thirty-five. The trip was really spectacular. I went from London to Amsterdam, Rhine Valley, Munich, Innisbrook, Hopfgarten, Venice, Rome, Florence, Paris and back to London again… ALL IN TEN DAYS. Really this was one of the most life changing trips I’ve ever taken. I really didn’t take any pictures in London because I’ve been to the city so many times but here are some highlights from my trip.
My favourite city of the entire trip is definitely Venice with Florence being a close second. I just love how the cities are so warm and exciting. Venice was a dream, really. And we really didn’t get to spend enough time in Florence because we were literally there for less than a day and then quickly hopped back onto the coach bus for France. Rome had been one of my most looked-forward-to destinations but in general the city didn’t live up to the dreamy expectations I had had in my Latin and ancient history studies. The highlight of Amsterdam was the Anne Frank Museum and later in Germany, we took a detour into a concentration camp in Dachau which was a really eye-opening and humbling visit for me. Innisbrook and Hopfgarten were the coziest and sleepiest towns I’d ever been in. We were literally whispering on the streets because of how tight-knit the community was. My favourite part of Rhine Valley was the wine tasting because their white wines and ice wine was just absolutely A-MA-ZING.
France though was probably one of the most hectic days for me. The night we arrived in Paris, we headed to the Eiffel Tower, went all the way to the top, checked off my bucket list and then ran down EVERY SINGLE STEP back to the coach bus cause we thought we wouldn’t make it in time hahaha. The next morning, my travel buddies and I woke up extra early to get into the city by seven. Since the Metro is so convenient, we got into the Notre Dame on Easter Sunday which was really wonderful. Next stop, I headed to the Louvre while my friends headed shopping. Then over to Angelina’s for some delicious brunch and (famous) hot chocolate of course. Finally, we walked down the Champs-Elysees and hiked up to the Arc de Triomphe. The entire trip ended with a fabulous night at Moulin Rouge with singing, dancing, good food and good wine. All in all, it was an absolutely magical and fantastic trip. If you guys get the chance you should definitely take a tour with Contiki cause it’s a great way to meet new and diverse people from all over the world.
These are just some of my main highlights from the memories on my trip. Hopefully in the next week or so I can skim through my travel video clips and put together one or two vlogs to share on my channel. Till then, I hope you guys enjoy some of these pictures =)
Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Munich in Germany, Innisbrook and Hopfgarten Austria…
Venice, Rome and Florence in Italy…
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Rating: 3.5/5 happy clouds Since Tsukasa is being paired up with Isla, he’s assigned to live with her in the dorms. Awkwardly for them, Isla won’t talk to Tsukasa in the house at all. As a result, the entire first … Continue reading
Rating: 4/5 happy clouds Subaru seems to be caught in that strange transition phase between regular girl and magical girl. The entire episode is centered around Subaru’s resolve to rekindle things with Aoi and learn how to fly on her … Continue reading
Hey guys! I hope you are all well. Today I wanted to share with you some long overdue concert photography. I had the pleasure of seeing Nathan Sykes in concert earlier in April at Newcastle in England.
For those of you who don’t know, Nathan Sykes was previously a member of the Wanted and is recently pursuing activities as a solo artist now. His new music has snappy brass sounds and immesenyl catchy beats. It was such a pleasure to hear him live because he is SUCH a powerhouse. Shout out to my flatmate Mia who dragged me to the concert in the first place. It really opened my eyes up to a whole new talented artist int he music world.
Since my friend was super busy fangirling at the front of the stage, I set myself up a little farther back. I’d only brought my Nikon 1 J3 with its original 10-30mm and 30-110mm zoom lens since I was afraid they wouldn’t let big DSLR cameras into the show as all the music featured in concert were completely new songs. I shot in shutter speed priority and manual mode, switching between both depending on the song and how quickly the performers were moving. The J3 did surprisingly well but there was still a lot of post-processing work involved with exposure and lighting. For photos that didn’t quite colour well with the settings, I rendered black and white. The grayscale style also goes quite well with the concert atmosphere I think. Overall I’m quite pleased with how the photographs turned out and though I haven’t shot a concert in over three years, I hope you guys enjoy these photos nonetheless.
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“It is said that Heracles overcame twelve labours and was welcomed by the gods afterwards. He is unyielding, the ultimate expression of human perseverance…” – Gilgamesh Rating: 4.2/5 curious clouds This week probably gave us one of the most powerful … Continue reading
What I love about Seraph of the End episodes thus far is that each episode so cleverly introduces a new part of the world to us and pushes Yu forward in its own little way. This week, we’re introduced to the concept of “cursed weapons” and the demon contracts that come with the Moon Demon Company.
Yoichi, Yu’s new friend, is hounded down by his previous bullies so that he can help them find their friend. If you remember in previous episodes, the bullies snuck into the Forbidden Chamber part of the school which is – you know – “forbidden” which is why their friend “disappeared.”
Shinoa reveals that the Forbidden Chamber is one of the “wonders of the school.” The particular area is actually a training facility for Vampire Extermination Unit members…. Actually, the entire school is a Vampire Extermination training area. A demon is locked underground the school and those who resist the pull of its evil energy are later recruited into the extermination unit.
I suppose this is the first of many of Yu’s “headlong charges into danger” because though he’s heard so much about the demons preying on humans and their hateful energy, he charges right into another student’s test, disarms him and goes into the test himself. Yu easily breaks out of the demon trance and returns to his own mind though. Despite being haunted by memories of his family’s death, he approaches demons and monsters fearlessly with only one thing in mind, revenge. Surprisingly he’s immensely clearheaded with who and how his family members were. Seems like people keep underestimating him.
My favourite scene is probably the twist at the end of the episode where we see the demon noble, who Yu supposedly slayed, not dead; and Mikaela, Yu’s beloved best friend, alive, and with the demons.
What are you pondering today?