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The daunting thing about starting something new

Hey everyone! I hope you all have been well, and I apologise for my lack of contact and activity on the blog. So so much has changed recently, and I’ve been trying to settle in and adapt to the changes.

In general, it’s been a while since I’ve written a post unrelated to reviews or ranting about some ‘minor’ pet peeves I may have with certain drama trends, but today I felt the urge to update the site with a post that encapsulates the current stress and major changes that I have encountered within the span of a couple of months.

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Thoughts: Friendships?

My life exactly...Credit: Link

You know who you are hahaha…Credit: Link

Have you ever sat down for a second and thought to yourself: “Who are my friends?”

If you’re thinking of that question now, who did you think of? Was it the people you saw on a daily basis due to work or school, or was it the ones who you’ve rarely seen since ‘life’ happened, but still chat with on a regular basis?

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My Life in Reflection at 20 going on 21

This is going to be a post that is quite different from what I have done in the past. As I use this blog predominantly as a place for expressing my interests that I love sharing with others, I never venture into anything too personal as I sometimes feel that is almost…unnecessary? As in, this blog was created out of the love I had for kpop and dramas, and I had thought that it should stay that way.

But for today, I wanted to kind of share some personal issues I have with myself, and I hope that this post may be of some assistance to others, whatever your struggles or problems may be. Continue reading

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Temporary hiatus, and my sad reality (sob)


*Sigh* If only it were that easy...

*Sigh* If only it were that easy…

Hey everyone; this is going to be quite brief.

I am going to probably going to be MIA for the next two weeks. This is due to the fact that I have two 3000 word essays due in under two weeks time, both of which I have had hardly any progress in over the last couple of days. I’m trying, honestly I am, but I am just having so much trouble with them, especially my US History one; that one is just over my head now.

So, I do apologise that I won’t be able to post anything up. I really wanted to pump out my Empress Ki review tomorrow, but I’ve decided to place it on hold for now, and post it up first thing once I get a chance to actually do so. I really want to put a little bit more effort into it since I believe it requires a little bit more than just say “Hey, I liked it, and the ending sucked; finished”. NO, that is not my opinion about the drama, and it will remain this way 😉

Also, there was a bunch of things that I wanted to do too besides it. Here is a miniature list:

  • First Impressions: “步步惊情 (Bu Bu Jing Qing)” (Yep, it finally started, and it feels like a MESS!)
  • First Impressions: “Conspiracy in the Court” (JIN YI HAN!!!)
  • First Impressions: “A New Leaf” (…JIN YI HAN!!!) Hey, can’t help but support Tal-Tal, right?
  • Final Review: “You From Another Star” (Yes, I finally finished it! Thank goodness~)
  • First Impressions: “Golden Rainbow” (It seemed interesting enough to watch)

Phew, that was a list huh? And it’s all just sitting here, collecting virtual dust for at least the next two weeks 😦   Hopefully, I will jump back on the bandwagon ASAP once everything is done!

I love you all, and I hope that this will not take me away from you all for too long. I am sorry that I haven’t been as active as I could be, but uni work is just biting up my butt at the moment, and I can’t just ignore it – it is practically impossible to do so! Seriously, I really need to get a working timetable on both my uni and blogging life; this is getting terribly out of hand!

Thank you all for the continuous support you all have provided me, and I promise to see you all very soon~~


❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~

P.S. Have some beautiful and handsome Tal-Tal pics while you’re at it 😉    No need to thank me!



I will forever ship this couple...FOREVER I TELL YA!

I will forever ship this couple…FOREVER I TELL YA!


I got nominated for a Liebster Award?! WHAAAAAAAAAAT?!

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Hey everyone!! I am so so sorry that this particular post has gotten to you guys so very late. My life at the moment is getting pretty hectic; suddenly being forced to move out within one-two months is a big ordeal in my life, as finding a place to live is impossible apparently in the world I live in. But, no matter what happens, blogging will continue! (Even though I was taken away from it for days on end ><)

Andddddd HAPPY CHINESE/LUNAR NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Hope all you people who celebrate it (me included) had/have a nice time spending with the family and celebrating the New Year with everyone! 恭喜发财!!!

Anyway, thank you to the the lovely Sarah from DramAdrenaline,  Coffeenlucia, Chocokokoro and Kelly from Kellydramafantasy for nominating me for the award!!! You have no idea how much this means to me >//<

So, I honestly cannot believe that this is actually happening; seriously, when I first found out, I thought that it was a joke. I got nominated for a Liebster Award, which in blogging-land is a REALLY BIG DEAL! It is also quite legit, so there are rules and everything! Wait, give me a sec while I run away and calm down for a bit, yeah? *Runs around in a circle for 15 minutes non-stop* Okay…I think I’m…going to be sick!

How the Liebster Awards works:

1. Each nominee link back the person who nominated them.

2. Answer 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.

4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

Alright, firstly I will answer Sarah’s questions, then move onto pantomiming‘s, Chocokokoro’s and finally Kelly‘s okay?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

Hello everyone! Wow, it’s been ages since I last did a photo challenge. I do apologise, and in all honesty, I feel absolutely guilty about it ><

So, here are my entries for this week!

This first photo was taken in the library on the 8th floor at my university. Bored as hell from the countless pages of readings, I was inspired to actually take a moment and ponder upon the view which I had totally ignored.

An early morning start at university. The view itself helped keep me motivated to finish a couple of readings before my first tutorial.

An early morning start at university. The view itself helped keep me motivated to finish a couple of readings before my first tutorial.


The next photo was actually taken the next day, after my girly cravings kicked in early in the morning. Green tea latte with waffles drizzled with chocolate sauce? Why the hell not?

The next morning, I decided to spoil regrets ><

The next morning, I decided to spoil myself…no regrets ><

So, I hope you all enjoyed this week’s entry, and I will be back next week with my next one (hopefully!)

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~

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Day 3: Purses? *Pfft* No one uses purses anymore…right?

Day 3: What’s in my purse?

Hmmm, looking at this...I may consider a new bag >< how sad!

Hmmm, looking at this…I may consider a new bag >< how sad!

Okay guys, so it’s already DAY NO. 3! WOW!!! And it is another…27 days to go -__-…to soon Hyunnie, too soon…

Soooooo in order to make this a lot easier, I’ll just take a photo of my things. Today, I wasn’t really at uni for long so there really isn’t much to see.

My lovely yet dirty bag that carry to uni everyday...I really need a new one hehe

My lovely yet dirty bag that carry to uni everyday…I really need a new one hehe

All of the stuff today in my bag (btw, my iPod and phone were in my pockets today so they don't count!)

All of the stuff today in my bag (btw, my iPod and phone were in my pockets today so they don’t count!)

From left to right, up to down: My textbook, filing folder, exercise-folder,  pencil-case, wallet, umbrella (you never know…), glasses case, water (it’s expensive on campus), tissues (well duh we all need them ^^), chewing gum (once again, you never know…) and a SHIT-LOAD OF LIPSTICKS!

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Lipsticks + lipbalms + cream…this collection isn’t even a quarter of what I have LOL

This is definitely too embarrassing >< I am a lipstick/lip balm WHORE, no joke, Since my lips are the only part of my body not covered/troubled by acne, I tend to take extra care of them lol (does that even make any sense?). Not something that I am proud of but, oh well who cares?

…maybe I do care a bit, just a little >.<‘

So, once again, it’s a short post again today. i know that this isn’t too exiting but tomorrow’s will be much better, I promise!

Also, a friend of mine has recommended me a film to watch and review on so hopefully, you will all stay tuned for that!

So, as always, thanks for reading and I will talk to you guys soon~~

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~

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Inspiration searching!

Okay,  so I just scrolled through my tumblr like any Asian-crazy maniac and I discovered alot of these 30 day challenges that I find REALLY REALLY interesting.

I really want to become more active on this site but I found to lack in motivation and inspiration. These challenges may be what I might need right now. Also, I found out about this ‘weekly photo challenge’ that seems really intersting and realistic since these 30 day challenge ones may become too demanding.

But these seem so interesting…anyways, I may start the photo challenge next week. As for some challenges, I may have to still go searching for perhaps shorted ones.

Oh, btw, I want to do these challenges on this blog rather than tumblr. Still will refer back to them but I feel more comfortable typing here 🙂

Will be back soon with new stuff to talk about. I may do an MV review of ‘Wolf’ soon as well.

Hope you all have a lovely day. Enjoy and I hope to talk to you soon~~ Got to go and finish off my history essay now >< oh, the agony lol!

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Okay, so this site has been pretty dead huh?

Please blame that on university and not me *cough cough* but yeah, life has been pretty tough on me at the moment because of the stress that university can inflict upon you ><

I promise I will keep this site more updated once the semester concludes. First review will be up, PROMISE!!!

Anyways, love you all and I hope to get back to guys soon~~