Review: The Magical Language of Others by E.J. Koh

Neither happiness nor sadness are ever done with us. They are always passing by. – The Magical Language of Others Summary and Thoughts The Magical Language of Others is a powerful and aching love story in letters, from mother to daughter. After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji Koh’s parents return to SouthContinue reading “Review: The Magical Language of Others by E.J. Koh”

Review: Bokksu Satsumarche Kagoshima Chiran Tea

This aromatic, savory green tea grown in the Chiran region of Kagoshima Prefecture has a bold taste. It’s both fresh and mellow, with very little astringency. It makes a fantastic palette cleanser for even the strongest flavors, good for pairing with any food. – Bokksu This tea surprised me! At first sip, I immediately clocked thisContinue reading “Review: Bokksu Satsumarche Kagoshima Chiran Tea”

Review: Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence

Formula made with over 90% skin-compatible natural fermented ingredients delivers immediate absorption and moisture delivery at the first stage of your skin routine. Total skin essence solution stimulates promotion of the skin’s natural cell energy to create tighter, hydrated, bright and clear skin. – Neogen I’ve heard some decent praise for this unique, but somewhatContinue reading “Review: Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence”

April Reads

April’s been an up-and-down month for me. Aside from working on a variety of personal projects (which I may provide updates on here), I’ve also been busy with work/job hunting, leaving me with less time to read than usual. Still, I’m happy with the diverse books I had a chance to pick up and I’mContinue reading “April Reads”

Review: Adagio Lemongrass Ginger Tea

Let this uplifting, aromatic tea guide you through this coming cold and flu season. Zesty lemongrass and ginger blend with soothing peppermint and licorice root to provide a therapeutic cup of tea that pairs perfectly with a spoonful of honey. Consider this your new go-to sick day tea: Ginger helps clear your sinuses and calmContinue reading “Review: Adagio Lemongrass Ginger Tea”

Review: Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster

This concentrated booster with 15% pure vitamin C dramatically brightens uneven skin while improving the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. – Paula’s Choice Looking for a new Vitamin C and trusting the Paula’s Choice brand, I picked up their C15 Booster while it was on sale, hoping it would live up to the hype.Continue reading “Review: Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster”

Review: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

Emigration was a peeling away of the skin. An undoing. You wake each morning and forget where you are, who you are, and when the world outside shows you your reflection, it’s ugly and distorted; you’ve become a scorned, unwanted creature. – Infinite Country Summary and Thoughts At the dawn of the new millennium, ColombiaContinue reading “Review: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel”

Review: Bokksu Satsumarché Sakura Sakura Green Tea

This seasonally limited tea is only available for the spring. Ryokucha green tea from Kagoshima Prefecture is scented with Japanese sakura leaves for a floral fragrance over the fresh flavor of the tea. Tea leaves have the capacity to absorb scents, so by layering tea leaves with aromatic fresh sakura leaves, the gentle floral aromaContinue reading “Review: Bokksu Satsumarché Sakura Sakura Green Tea”

A Skincare Routine for Under $35!: Dry Edition

Hi all! Just like last time, I’ve decided to create a small list of recommendations for a cheap routine aimed towards dry skin (and full disclosure, this list comes to $35, so it’s technically not under $35). As always, please consider your own needs and allergies before trying out these products. I cannot guarantee theseContinue reading “A Skincare Routine for Under $35!: Dry Edition”

Review: The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar

I think to myself, It is terrifying to be visible, and then I think, I have been waiting all my life to be seen. – The Thirty Names of Night Summary and Thoughts Five years after a suspicious fire killed his ornithologist mother, a closeted Syrian American trans boy sheds his birth name and searchesContinue reading “Review: The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar”