So starting a new series to log things I’ve been liking throughout the week. I figured that if nothing else, at least this blog can function as my makeshift digital notebook.
This series is (hopefully) going to include anything and everything from books, movies, products, food. Basically whatever I thought was cool in the past week. Anyway here goes.
1. Book ‒ 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami:
OH MY GOD first of all, I fucking love Murakami. Kafka on the Shore and Norwegian Wood though. Such love. Very engage. Much wow.
I’m about a hundred pages into the book (which is barely a tenth of the book by the way) and there’s already been a very well executed murder and a very shady sounding business deal (won’t say more because spoilers).
2. Music ‒ What Happens Next by Joe Satriani
Joe Satriani released a new album last month which is absolutely blowing my socks off. High energy, yet soothing. Intricate, yet streamlined. That’s the best I can think of to describe this. In particular I’ve been loving ‘Cherry Blossoms’ and ‘Thunder High on the Mountain’. Seriously recommended if you’re into some good guitar.
3. Skincare ‒ All things Vitamin C
I don’t even know what place this has on a blog like this but honestly I have been loving using vitamin C products. I have really sensitive, acne-prone skin and hella pores. Two Vit. C products in particular have been life changing for me: The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Daily Glow Cleansing Polish and Innisfree’s Whietning Pore Synergy Serum. Both of these I use at night everyday and just within a couple of weeks of using these I already feel like I have a lit-from-within-kinda glow and so these guys deserve special mention somewhere in my life.
4. App ‒ Dr. Moku’s Hiragana
I’ve been trying to learn Japanese lately and because of the difference in scripts, my preferred source of language learning (Duolingo) seems to suck in this case. Dr. Moku is much better to understand the Hiragana script relatively quickly, making it easier for me to grasp the script so I can move on to more complex language topics on Duolingo or the likes. Although I put this here as a ‘favorite’, it might just change pretty soon because I haven’t really tried any other apps that teach Hiragana script (suggestions are always welcome though).
Anyway I guess that concludes this post. We’ll see how much of it changes next week.