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Liebster Award

What’s up readers? I’ve been nominated for The Liebster Award by the gorgeous Rebecca in her blog, Rebecca Rose, where she blogs about her love for all things beauty, baking and interior related. Check out her lovely blog here.


Rules for this Award:

  • Create a new post thanking the person who nominated you, providing their link in the post.
  • Also, include award logo.Answer the questions provided.
  • Make a new set of 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Nominate 10 others and share your post with them so they can see it.

Questions:


1. In about a paragraph, tell me about your blog, what it is about, why you run it, or anything else?


My blog is a book blog with all things book-related. Recently though, I’ve been writing some posts about my life beyond just books and reading. I started blogging to express my ideas and thoughts about books I’ve read and to recommend books to people. I think it’s a great way to interact with those who have the same interests as mine.


2. Why do you think, at this point, that your life is worth living?


I think my life is worth living because of my family, close friends, and readers of my blog. They are the reason why I get up in the morning and excited to start each day.


3. How do you see yourself in the future?


I like to be positive when talking about the future so I would most probably still be running this blog and youtube channel and  hopefully become a translator. I also see myself as traveling the world and still getting excited to wake up each day for new adventures.


4. What makes you emotional? Interactions with people or movies or books or anything?


Words make me emotional when reading and movies make me emotional too but I think I’m most emotional when listening to a song while feeling the melody and lyrics especially when that song reminds me of the past.


5. If, right now, you had the chance to stop living your routine life for a week, what would you do?


If I had the chance, I would travel to a different country and get lost in their culture and the newness of things.


6. Are you an early bird or a night owl?


I’m a night owl during weekdays and an early bird during weekends. I find I’m more focused during the night when most people are asleep so I make homeworks late at night and read a book before sleeping and that’s when my creativity is highest and when I get more stuff done. An early bird during weekends because I wake up early and I’m always super excited to start the day on Saturdays and Sundays because I can change my routine since there are no classes. I usually have many things planned for weekends mostly a list of books to read.
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7. What trait about people annoys you the most?


Arrogant and rude people annoy me the most. 


My Nominees:

Oh, The Places We See

DoniW

Carries Book Reviews

Rabia Rambles

Jirah Merizz 

Cass

This Is My Truth Now

My Philosophie

Kawaii Paper Pandas 

Books and Co.

Questions for My Nominees:

1. What/Who inspired you to start a blog?

2. What do you do during your free time?

3. How would you describe yourself?

4. What’s the best part about blogging?

5. What’s the worst part about blogging?

6. What song best describes your life?

7. Are there any bloggers you look up to?

8. Describe what the perfect day for you is like.

9. What is your favorite quote and why?

10. What is the one thing you’ve done that you’re most proud of?

If you didn’t know, I uploaded a video on my Youtube channel where I take you guys with me to the bookstore so if you want to come with me, just click the link below to be directed to my video. 😄 See you there! 😁  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k799IestTY

Also, I’m conducting a giveaway of Origin by Dan Brown so if you want to win and I know you do, here’s the link for the instructions on how to enter. 😊 https://flexireads.com/2017/11/09/blogtober-and-instober-success-giveaway/

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Thank you for reading and cheers to more books!
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Love,


Flexi



Chill Autumn Playlist

What’s up readers? It’s the 19th day of Blogtober! If you don’t know what Blogtober is, it is a series I am conducting that starts from the first of October wherein I post on my blog everyday until Halloween. 🎃📚📖🍁🍃🍂😄


Today I’m going to share to you guys my chill autumn playlist. Of course, I also listen to other songs aside from the ones mentioned in this post like pop music and R&B etc. but these are more on calm and relaxing songs (chill songs) that get me in the mood for autumn. 

If you want to listen to any of these songs, just click on the titile and you will be directed to the music video.
Gold by Matt Hartke feat. Maggie Peake


All Is Well by Austin Basham

We’ll Light The Sky by Lyonn

Home by Glimmer of Blooms

Skin by Glimmer of Blooms


Heart of Life by John Mayer (Acoustic)

Wells by Joshua Hyslop

Breathe Me In by Jared and the Mills

Do you also have an autumn playlist? What songs do you listen to? Let me know in the comment section below. I would love to know! 😄❤🎤🎵🎶🎼🎧
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Also, I’m doing an Instober (Instagram version of Blogtober) so if  you’re interested, you can follow me on Instagram 
@flexireads. See you there!

Don’t Miss A Day of Blogtober! 😄

Blogtober Day 1: October Book Releases

Blogtober Day 2: Ask Me Anything

Blogtober Day 3: Q and A with Flexi Reads

Blogtober Day 4: Book Haul 3

Blogtober Day 5: September 2017 Book Wrap Up

Blogtober Day 6: Books to Read This Fall 2017

Blogtober Day 7: The Billion Dollar Spy by David Hoffman Book Review

Blogtober Day 8: Relatable to Book Lovers 

Blogtober Day 9: Tea Haul

Blogtober Day 10: Favorite Lines from The Billion Dollar Spy

Blogtober Day 11: Stationery Haul 2

Blogtober Day 12: Fall Decorations for Book Lovers

Blogtober Day 13: Favorite Lines From The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Blogtober Day 14: Why L. A. Pourquoi Paris? Book Review

Blogtober Day 15: Blogtober Update and Announcement

Blogtober Day 16: Google Translates Harry Potter Titles 

Blogtober Day 17: Books to Read When Going Through A Heartbreak 

Blogtober Day 18: Book Haul 4


Thank you for reading and cheers to more books!
🍷📚💕😄

Love,


Flexi

Tea Haul

What’s up readers? It’s the 9th day of Blogtober! If you don’t know what Blogtober is, it is a series I am conducting that starts from the first of October where in I post on my blog eveyday until Halloween.




Today’s post is another haul, this time it is tea. I’m not a fan of coffee but I love tea so without further ado, let’s jump right into the tea haul. 


Variety Pack

First tea I got is this variety pack and with 4 kinds of tea. It consists of chamomile, rosehip, peppermint, and rooibos. It’s non-caffeine which is an added bonus for me because it means I can drink it at night. 


Organic Rooibos Tea

The next tea I got is this organic rooobos tea which was recommended by my friend. A beautiful fragrant red herbal tea with a naturally sweet taste and floral aroma, Rooibos grows exclusively in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa and on a bush that is very unlike traditional tea plants. The Red Bush (Rooibos) grows about 3 feet tall and has needle-like leaves similar to a pine tree.

 

(ほうじ茶) Houjicha

Another tea I got is this houjicha. If you don’t know what Houjicha is, it is a Japanese green tea. It is distinctive from other Japanese green teas because it is roasted in a porcelain pot overcharcoal, whereas most Japanese teas are steamed. The tea is fired at a hightemperature, altering the leaf color tints from green to reddish brown. I like how it comes in a triangular tea bag. It’s my first time buying a tea in a triangular tea bag. If it’s your first time seeing it too or if you’ve been drinking a tea that comes in a triangular tea bag leave a comment below to let me know. 😄

麦茶 (Mugicha)

The last tea I got is this mugicha or barley tea in english. Barley tea is a roasted-grain-based infusion made from barley which is a staple across Korea, China, and Japan. It has a toasty flavor, with slight bitter undertones. Whenever I go visit my grandma’s house, we drink barley tea more than we drink water and I used to like barley tea compared to green tea but recently I’ve been drinking a lot of green tea compared to barley tea. 


That’s it for my tea haul! I hope you enjoyed it! Which do you prefer, coffee or tea? Let me know in the comment section below! 😄👇☕🍵
Don’t Miss a Day of Blogtober: 

Blogtober Day 1: October Book Releases
Blogtober Day 2: Ask Me Anything

Blogtober Day 3: Q and A with Flexi Reads

Blogtober Day 4: Book Haul 3

Blogtober Day 5: September 2017 Book Wrap Up

Blogtober Day 6: Books to Read This Fall 2017

Blogtober Day 7: The Billion Dollar Spy by David Hoffman Book Review

Blogtober Day 8: Relatable to Book Lovers 

More Hauls: 

Stationery Haul
Book Haul
Book Haul 2
Book Haul 3

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Thank you for reading and cheers to more tea!
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Love,


Flexi

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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Thank you for reading and cheers to more books!
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Love,


Flexi