act-age

  • “the difference between an angel and a demon is merely the name we give it.”

blue period

  • “people never try to compare themselves against god.”

old fashioned cupcake

  • “i'm also in love with you to the point of death.”
  • “in time, we will forget.” “i won't forget, and i won't let you either. i couldn't figure it out and that frightened me, so i ran away. i'm sorry. but a tomorrow where you're not by my side is even more frightening. for better or worse, i'm prepared to be one portion of your life. a new kind of happiness that you've yet to discover - i want to witness it with you.” “forget being one portion and pl...
mar 22 2021 ∞
aug 19 2021 +

station eleven, emily st. john mandel

  • this life was never ours. we were only ever borrowing it.
  • no one ever thinks they’re awful, even people who really actually are. it’s some sort of survival mechanism.
  • hell is the absence of the people you long for.
  • a life, remembered, is a series of photographs and disconnected short films.
  • this was actually the main difference between twenty-one and fifty-one, he decided, the sheer volume of regret.

why fish don't exist, lulu miller

  • happiness comes from doing, helping, working, loving, fighting, conquering, from the exercise of functions; from self-activity.
aug 11 2021 ∞
aug 19 2021 +
  • blue period
  • delicious in dungeon
  • different country diary/journal with witch
  • frieren: beyond journey's end
  • march comes in like a lion
  • skip & loafer
  • witch hat atelier
mar 23 2021 ∞
aug 19 2021 +

(note: not in particular order)

  • skip to loafer - country girl moves to the city, meets all sorts of new people, soon friends. premise is very common, author doesn't try to twist the cliche to un-cliche it, but works around it and it works
  • amaama to inazuma - single father tries his best to learn cooking for his toddler daughter after his wife passes with the help of his student. super cute, super fluffy, super sweet, with a hint of sadness in the background. no teacher-student trope, if you're worried about it
  • team medical dragon - ambitious female doctor tries to overthrow the regime of a power-hungry old man in the hospital system with the help of a seemingly airheaded but actually really skilled surgeon. got me, someone who never wanted to get into the medical field, thinking to get into said field
  • mahou tsukai no yome - abandoned young girl became the assist...
dec 30 2016 ∞
oct 7 2021 +
  • the strangeness of grief
    • my sorrow lasted for two years. for two years i mentally dated everything, even the purchase of a book, by its distance from shiva’s death.
  • the wound of multilingualism
    • the more i felt at home in english, the less arabic felt like one. so much so that learning a new language was to acquire a new wound. multilingualism meant multi-wounding.
  • what college can't do
    • in “the waste land”—a poem that is about, among other things, modern busyness—people seem superficial, hollow, disengaged, and exhausted. but the problem isn’t their individual choices; it’s the age, which shouts, at every opportunity...
may 25 2021 ∞
aug 19 2021 +

——✧ haunts

  • longreads
  • dumbo feather
  • lithub
  • brain pickings
  • musing mind
  • aeon magazine

——✧ resources

  • japanese language learning resources
  • how do you help a grieving friend?
  • useful websites, curated
  • stretching for lower back pain
  • how to incorporate colours in your outfit based on colour theory
  • unconventional fanworks exchange
  • the evolution of trust, a game
feb 13 2021 ∞
sep 2 2021 +
  • the view outside the window from kintetsu nara line, after ikoma tunnel, between kintetsu ishikiri station and hyotan-yama station
  • azalea festival in spring at nezu shrine
  • lavender blooming in summer at furano
  • tulips blooming in spring at keukenhof tulip gardens
  • the orange & yellow & reds of yuelu mountain in autumn
aug 9 2021 ∞
aug 22 2021 +