The five flavours of shoujo manga….parenting.


And so, part 2 of MOB commences! Please be sure to vote for me when the time comes! Now, let the discussion begin! Also, I’m going to use the same graphic, because I… Continue reading

Manga Olympics for Bloggers Voting Information


Hello, everyone. As some of you might have noticed from my last entry, I have entered the Manga Olympics for Bloggers.  I’m competing in the Shoujo Category, and it would mean so much… Continue reading

MAN UP! The role of shoujo in depicting men, masculinity and relationships


Hello, all. Here’s my entry for the Manga Olympics for Bloggers. My writer cap is on and ready to give periodic electrical pulses to my neurons, so let’s get started, shall we? *ahem*

Review: Arisa


This review…took a while. Partly due to school commitments (as usual), but partly due to my discovery of Buzz Launcher. Oh, the customizability… This is the manga I wanted to talk about for… Continue reading

What I’ve been doing when I haven’t been updating my blog


As you might have noticed, I have been breaking my new years blogging resolutions in two. Or three. Or mortar-and-pestling them into dust. With that in mind, let me tell you what I’ve… Continue reading

Currently Reading: Kimi ni Happiness


Hello everyone! I’m kind of sort of back from exams (I have Japanese on Tuesday, but it’s not a huge deal), and I had a manga craving. As a result, I picked something… Continue reading

I’m going to be absent for a while longer, people.


Hello, everyone. I’ve been neglecting my blog (again). For good reasons this time. Finals are about to start, and I have to at least TRY to prepare. That means no more manga for… Continue reading

Japanese Tips! : を is NOT pronounced as “wo”!


First things first: Time to get my aspiring linguist hat on! ┗(`ー´)┓ … All right, here’s my story: Since I’ve been studying a lot about phonology, and preparing Japanese-speech related things, I’ve come across… Continue reading

Currently Reading: Reimei no Arcana


I was debating about which manga I should talk about next, but then I realized that I’ve been gushing about Reimei no Arcana more than any other shoujo manga I can think of.… Continue reading

Currently Reading: Kimi ni Todoke


Kimi ni Todoke is an interesting manga. It doesn’t have a unique premise. The characters don’t stray that far from established tropes. And yet, I love this manga SO MUCH. Here’s a look… Continue reading