Blog Update and Challenge

What’s up readers? I’m thinking it would be fun to write posts about my life beyond books so starting this October, I will be posting “Life Beyond Books” aside from book-related posts.

I think it would also be nice to challenge myself to blog everyday this October and call it “Blogtober” (Blog October).

I will also do a challenge on Instagram where I will try to post daily there and name it “Instober” (Instagram October).
I’m so excited for all these challenges. I hope October will be a great month! 😄🍁🍃🍂

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Stationery Haul 

What’s up readers? Today I’m going to do a stationery haul. Most of the stationeries I bought are from Daiso which is like a dollar store in Japan because almost all of their products are ¥108 which is about $1.00.

First thing I got is this rabbit notebook in hardcover from Daiso. A6 with 100 sheets. It’s small and perfect for bringing everywhere be it for writing grocery lists or for writing down random ideas.

This is what it looks like inside. It is a ruled notebook that comes with a ribbon as a bookmark common in most diaries.

The next thing I got is this vintage-themed notebook with the word “BRITISH” written in bold.

This is what it looks like inside with just plain pages without lines. Nice to draw on but since I’m not good at drawing, I’ll just be writing down poems in here.

I also got a bigger notebook in the size B5, 48 sheets with the words, “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. -Bern Williams”

This is what the inside looks like. I don’t know what I’m gonna use it for but the puppy is too adorable.

Next are these monthly schedule books also from Daiso. Yes, I got 3 because I will be using 1 for blog post schedule, 1 for class schedule and the last one for health and fitness.

This is what it looks like inside with calendars from October 2017 to January 2019. It also has ruled pages to write a more detailed plan for your schedules written on the calendar. There is also a map of Japan and an illustration of pressure points in the hands and feet.

I think it’s a very unique schedule book or planner. What I like about this schedule book is that although it is for 2018, you can start using it from October of 2017. I think the purpose is so that you can build a habit before 2018 starts.

The next thing I got are these pastel-colored highlighters from Daiso. They’re pastel and I love the colors.

I love bananas and I go bananas over bananas. So I got this banana-shaped pencil case from Flying Tiger which is really cute.

This is what it looks like with pens.

Lastly, I got this Mini Stapler and Tape Set from Daiso. I like how it’s very compact making it easy to bring anywhere.

This is what it looks like inside with one mini stapler and extra staple wires, a mini scotch tape with tape dispenser, and a bunch of paper clips. I got the white set but they also have a black set so you get to chose between the two.

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Google Translate Translates Book Titles 2

Hey! Ho! What’s up readers? I’m back with another “Google Translate Translates Book Titles” post since you guys seem to enjoy the previous one. 😄

There were 5 questions that I included in that post. The following are the answers to the questions of the previous post, which if you haven’t read yet, you can check it out here.

1. Torch at Night
A Torch Against the Night

2. We Stars Fault
The Fault in Our Stars

3. All Light Location
All the Bright Places

4. Brutal Songs
This Savage Song

5. Candles Again
An Ember in the Ashes

Here are more funny translations of book titles from Google. 😂😂😂 These book titles were translated from English to Japanese to French to Korean to Italian to Chinese to Spanish to Russian and back to English.
The Sun Is Also a Star
The Sun Star

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Woman Size Tattoo

It Ends with Us
Ends in the United States

This Is Where It Ends
This Is A Place at the End of

And I Darken
I Have a Dark

Can you guess these titles?

1. The Problem with Forever
2. The Star-Touched Queen
3. Tell Me Three Things
4. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
5. Holding Up the Universe

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Google Translate Translates Book Titles
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August Book Wrap Up 2017

What’s up readers? Today I’m going to share to you the books that I have read last August. 😄📚💕📖
1. A Few Minor Adjustments by Cherie Kephart

2. Lies We Tell Our Kids by Brett Wagner

3. 借りぐらしのアリエッティ

4. となりのトトロ 1

5. となりのトトロ 2

6. となりのトトロ 3

7. となりのトトロ 4

8. 午前〇時、キスして来てよ 2 by みきもと凛

9. 午前〇時、キスして来てよ 3 by みきもと凛

10. ダークハンター 放課後のふたり by 浜田翔子

11. ちびまる子: 王子のきつね

12. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything by Elizabeth Gilbert

13.  あたしんち 原作 (げんさく): けらえいこ

14. クレヨン しんちゃん The アニメ by 臼井義人 (うすいよしと)

More Book Wrap Ups:

July Monthly Book Wrap Up

2017 Half Year Book Wrap Up
Weekly Wrap Up for the 2nd Week of June 2017
Weekly Wrap Up: First Week of June 2017

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Beginning French by les Américains Favorite Lines

What’s up readers? I posted a book review of Beginning French by les Américains yesterday and today, I’m going to share to you my favorite lines from the book. I hope you like these lines too! 😄 📚💕🌼

“On the map a village is just a village. When you’re standing in the middle of one, you realize that this is a particular village, with a particular atmosphere and a particular magic.”

“Trop haute (too tall), trop petite (too small), trop grande (too big), trop lourde (too heavy), and trop chere (too expensive). Also Combien pour…? (How much for…?) and En avez-vous d’autres? (Do you have others?).”

“You know— why we do it,” she says. “Why we pack up our clothes, our computers, the dogs, everything. Why we close up our house in California and hire strangers to watch over it.” “Why do we?” “Because of this,” she says, with an inclusive gesture. “This landscape. This fragrance. This view. As soon as we get here I start to forget all the effort and pain. And then I never want to leave.”

“There are three great pleasures in life. Eating when you’re hungry. Falling asleep when you’re tired. And finding love when you’re lonely.”
“Ce n’est pas de ma faute.” It’s not my fault.

“You do not come to my hotel and parade your pâtisseries in front of the breakfast guests.” She indicated a small group of diners behind us. “Unlike you, they have paid for their hotel meal.” Apparently, there were different rules in France, and we had just tripped over one. We made apologetic sounds and submissive gestures. We offered to reserve tomorrow’s breakfast for the sake of international relations . It was her country, after all. Pointing out the differences between our cultures wouldn’t serve much purpose. The best strategy in these cases is to make a mental note and move on.”

“It doesn’t cost a cent to dream.”

“Madame,” he said from across the room, leveling a chef’s knife at Eileen. “You do not come to a fine restaurant and fail to order a starter!” “Monsieur—” she said, pushing back her chair and pulling herself to her full five-foot -two. “You do not speak to a lady in that way. I am the customer. You are the chef. I will eat what I can, and you will prepare it. D’accord? ”

THE FRENCH will tell you there are two Frances: Paris, and the 36,500 smaller communes that make up the rest of the country. These two Frances are as different as New York City and the rest of the United States.

“Hunting is how we live, but beauty is why we live. Would you want to go through life without art, or music, or movies, or stories?”

“It’s one thing to see a village on a map. It’s another to smell the mussels simmering in the pot, to taste the subtle differences among cheeses, to hear the music of accordion and guitar, to walk on cobbled streets with half-timbered houses leaning out over your head.”
“When we need to talk I bring a dictionary, and David brings a sketchbook to make drawings.”

“Only yesterday I was on top of Mt. Everest. Today I’m lying in the Mariana Trench.”

“Aquitaine is unique in that it combines extraordinary beauty with a relaxing serenity, an authentic “Frenchness” that remains unspoiled by tourism and commerce.”

“Any object worthy of perpetual fantasy is priceless.”

“Relationship problems are zombies. Just when you think you’ve killed one, it reappears right behind you, dragging its blood-soaked Ferragamos in slow-motion pursuit.”

“You can’t really feel like part of a community if you don’t have some skin in the game.”

“French is the language of aesthetics and philosophy and Moliére.”

“It was never our dream to live in luxury. It was always to travel broadly and experience deeply.”

“Whatever you do, don’t change a thing until you understand it.”
“Sara believes that a happy occasion can be made happier with a fabulous meal. Conversely, she feels that an unhappy situation can be reversed in exactly the same way. No matter what the question, good food is the answer.
It smelled like death— the death of a dream.”
“The Johnsons moved to France fifteen years ago on the orders of a doctor. Peter’s health had been suffering from the increasing stress of his engineering job, so his physician issued one of the best prescriptions ever written: “Go to France and drink red wine,” he said. “Your working days are over.”

“Money isn’t wealth. It’s only potential wealth. It might even be a barrier to wealth. Real wealth accrues when you invest in things that matter. Family, say, or your community. Your own education. Your ever-broadening view.”

Eileen would quiz me: “Seventy-eight.” “Soixante-dix-huit,” I would shoot back. Not seventy-eight, but sixty plus eighteen. “Correct! Now, three hundred eighty.”“Trois cent quatre-vingt.” Three hundred plus twenty times four. Apparently, the French have to learn to multiply before they can count.

“My French numbers took a hike. My vocabulary dissolved into gibberish. All brain functions ceased.”

“LOOKING BACK, it had been a summer of progress. There had been no boiler explosions . No pool contaminations. No major plagues. We had gained the acceptance of the boules group, discovered the joys of night markets, and cracked the code for duck burgers. We had even learned to dance— after a fashion.”
“A dream is only a wish, a light sketch of a possibility. Yet some dreams turn out to be the meaning of your life. What do you want your life to be? How big a world do you want to live in? How much do you want to discover who you’ll become? You don’t have to buy a house in a foreign country to address these questions. You don’t need much more than a “travel attitude”— a curiosity about other people, other places, new experiences.”

More Favorite Book Lines:

My Favorite Lines from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth: Favorite Lines 

The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning by Chris Colfer (Favorite Lines) 

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick Quotes

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Quotes

Favorite Lines from Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Favorite Lines from Cress by Marissa Meyer

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom Quotes

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo Quotes
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