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[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 3 (Land of Prophecies)

Back to our routine of episodic Kino. Just learned that Kino is a "she," so I won't be using "they/them" to describe her anymore. This episode features not one, but three seemingly unconnected countries, each with their own obsession with the concept of tradition. The Land of Prophecies The textured filter really gives the scenery… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 3 (Land of Prophecies)

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Is it Time for a New Username?

This is a bit of a heavier post, but the topic is an important one that I hope to gain some insight on. There’s been some talk on Twitter calling for non-Japanese users to not use Japanese names online. The reasons cited include concerns regarding cultural appropriation and undermining the Japanese community’s online presence. Certainly,… Continue reading Is it Time for a New Username?

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[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 2 (The Tale of Feeding off Others)

September's not even over and it feels like winter already (T_T). Perfect for this episode of Kino, I guess. Check out the Episode 1 highlights here if you missed it. Kino ready to survive winter, a pandemic, or a round of Among Us Big change in season and scenery from last episode. It makes me… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 2 (The Tale of Feeding off Others)

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Mystery Blogger Award (x 3)

Considering the content I write and the IRL tidbits that I Tweet, I'm pretty sure there's not much left about me that remains in mystery. But before we get to the mysterious nominees whom I'm curious about, here we go anyway about myself based on YahariBento, Matt-in-the-Hat, and Emiko's questions (thank you!). Rules Display the… Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award (x 3)

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Visiting Jiufen Pt. 2 (Lanterns, Taro Balls, and Spirited Away)

Pt. 2 of Moya being a tourist. Carrying on from where I last left off, my friend and I arrived in the town of Jiufen, famously (mis)attributed to be the model town for Spirited Away. A few years back when I last visited, you could hear Japanese and English being spoken everywhere, and would be greeted… Continue reading Visiting Jiufen Pt. 2 (Lanterns, Taro Balls, and Spirited Away)

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Visiting Jiufen Pt. 1 (Mountain, Shrine, and a Cat)

I'd like to start my Kino's Journey reviews, but I'm currently still going on small and sporadic journeys of my own. Been just over a month since I arrived in Taiwan, minus the 14-day travel quarantine. Life is pretty normal here, but masks are still mandatory on public transit and in many establishments. The travel quarantine (and… Continue reading Visiting Jiufen Pt. 1 (Mountain, Shrine, and a Cat)

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500 Follower Appreciation Post + Random Anime Reveal

I thought I timed it so that 500 followers and the blog's third anniversary should happen at about the same time, but looks like we hit the milestone early. Well, you people really rock! I'm still a bit jet-lagged as I write this, so please pardon any less coherent bits. Starting this blog might be… Continue reading 500 Follower Appreciation Post + Random Anime Reveal

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Personal Update: Traveling During the Pandemic

As the title of this post suggests, I have made the somewhat ill-advised decision to travel to my homeland, Taiwan, during this pandemic. In fact, my flight is tonight. Looking forward to the ~30 hrs of masking and the 14-day quarantine that ensues... It's not an extremely essential trip, but my younger brother already had… Continue reading Personal Update: Traveling During the Pandemic

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Accepting Random Anime Recommendations

A big thank you to all who contributed ideas in the last post for my 500 follower celebration. After looking at everyone's ideas, I chose Aria's comment as the winning suggestion (but will combine a few other ideas with this): Maybe take recommendations from your followers (anime-only if you want to stick to your theme,… Continue reading Accepting Random Anime Recommendations