#3 - "Teenager" by Jung Joon Young
#2 - "Eternity" by VIXX
#1 - "Sweet Dream" by MFBTY
I'm so very happy to announce the birth of "Esperes" as a novel!!! I found the PERFECT writer, she is such a sweet person to work with, inspirational, and above all - a very talented writer! I'll be publishing them on this site, under ESPERES > The Novel, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! ^o^/ <3
So exciting, seeing my story from 2007 come to life QAQ *cries in happiness*
*coughs* anyways, here are the links to prologue and chapter 1 - Bailey and I are working on chapter 2, so stay tuned!
Something I've stumbled onto yesterday, so much randomness and cuteness <3
I've done a lot of renovating on my original character profiles, so please feel free to check them out under Esperes or Solstice! I only have one OC: Hiroshi under 'Solstice', and I've already gotten some art for him from GO, but there will be a lot more coming in the future! For now, I'm working on Hiroshi's official reference sheet, and then in the future I'll get to Ryuushukei, Takao, and Daihitsuji-sama :)
I realize that I haven't been blogging lately, and taking seven courses this semester doesn't help at all! OTL I'll be posting art under the Art> Art Blog section whenever I can, and I'll start blogging on Korean cosmetics/travel during the winter break. I promise!! >w<
I've also re-vamped my commissions website, if anyone would like to check it out:
Recently I returned to GaiaOnline, because I realized that Esperes won't write itself and my hands are already full with Solstice! There are a bunch of awesome writers in GO, so hopefully I can gather a bit of money and hire some dedicated writers in the near future :3
So school will be starting up next monday, and our family has a tradition of being treated to whatever we like right before starting school! Kind of like a 'study hard' motivational thing, I chose to have ayce sushi and a walk in the park with mom ^_^ v
So here's pictures from 'Sakura Garden', an ayce sushi place nearby that I absolutely love:
Lunch is 13$, and everything comes out in small portions so that you can taste everything without getting too full! I ate:
edamame, mango salad, avocado salad, shrimp tempura, calamari, pan fried udon, shrimp pad thai, agedashi tofu, spicy tuna roll, red dragon roll, green dragon roll, eel&avocado roll, salmon and butterfish sashimi, rock shrimp, and green tea/mango/red bean ice cream to finish off!
I should've taken more pictures, but I was too busy stuffing myself XD
And then we headed to 'Toronto Botanical Gardens' after to walk it off~ it's a really nice, big garden that's about 5 minutes away from home ^^
If you live in Toronto, I really recommend that you visit this place:
here are some pictures I took there:
Beautiful day, great food and awesome memories ^o^/ <3 Actually looking forward to go back to school after a one-year break :) (And also, I feel like I've gotten dumber haha)
So two days ago, I had a bundle of bananas that were getting all spotty because no one had eaten them for so long! I didn't want to eat them so ripe, nor did I want them to end up in the garbage - so I decided to invent my own strawberry-banana smoothie!
What's so special about this, you ask? Well... I guess it's not TOO special, just the fact that I bought some ingredients off the top of my head and did a mini experiment with the ratios - because it makes a huge difference! I tried this and that, and tried putting less/more of specific ingredients. Once my sister came home, I made her try it (she's super picky with food/taste) and she liked it so much that she told me I should sell it :D
So I've decided to share this (not-so-special-but-special) recipe, try it if you have strawberry jam, milk and bananas laying around (which you probably do!)
I know that pictures aren't really necessary, but it's so that you see which brands of jam and yogurt I'm using - so that you can find them easier when you shop for them :)
"Sarah's Strawberry-Banana Smoothie"
Step 1: Peel & Add 1 & 1/2 Bananas
Step 2: Add 5 spoons of PLAIN yogurt
Step 3: Add 2 spoons of (real fruit) Strawberry Jam
Step 4: Add 1/2 cup of Milk (I use 2%)
Step 5: Mix it in the Blender (if you don't have one, well... squish and stir!)
And ta-da, enjoy!
The 8-month trip included Hawaii, Thailand, Philippines and South Korea. In Thailand and the Philippines, I was mostly involved in doing humanitarian work - three months in total. I miss the children there so much! They're so well behaved and disciplined, unlike the kids here :P
If you would like to know more about what I've done in Hawaii, Thailand and Philippines, visit this website:
I'm finally home!! the 8-month trip around the world was incredible, and spent every day so well that I barely had time to go on the internet ;) Now that I'm back, I'm going to blog about my travels (especially Korea muahaha) and obviously reviews about what I've bought there.
Before I went to Korea, I hated makeup. Hated it. Even wondered why girls were so obsessed and wasted money on it. But after my aunt bought me something from Nature Republic, I slowly became addicted to Korean cosmetics. So I will share what I found; what I like, what I didn't like, and the ins & outs of how to use them 'like Koreans do'.
Maybe I'll even post my favourite Korean dramas & anime & manga, along with clothes and accessories - I'm open to questions, so feel free to ask under comments or through e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org :)