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The Weekly Recap (164)

Posted March 22, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 16 Comments

I spend a lot of my time working or working on my house and when I say working on my house, I mean putting my house together. This is really the first time that I’ve lived on my own and though my sister and I share a house, this house screams me. All of the things that I’ve ever wanted to do once I got in my own place, I’ve done here. From the bougie spice jars to the bougie as hell pantry, I’ve put together my dream house. This weekend my sister and I were productive as hell. We put our spice drawer together and it’s a thing of beauty though I’ll share pictures of that later.

We rearranged our living room to separate it from the dining room but we did it in a way that there’s more room in the dining area and even though we covered a window with our TV, the room is a lot brighter now than it was before. I’m not quite sure why that is but it is and it’s weird…but still, I really love the set up now and while putting our living room together, we made plans for our now bare wall where the TV used to be and I can’t wait to start crafting up a storm to fill that wall up. But here’s what our new set up looks like and I’m one happy camper. Our TV looks so much bigger where it is now and I love it.

I finally put up the Samoan prints that we got a few months ago and I’m really happy with the culture that it brings to our living space. We still have a few island pieces that we need to get frames and shadow boxes for but we plan on getting that done in the next week or so. I’ll update you with more pictures once we finish that up. We’re also searching for two chairs to put up against our picture wall (the bare white wall on the right, above the barrel) so I’ll busy myself with that search because I’m eager to finish off the living room before I start working on my personal library (*squee* My inner book nerd is beyond excited for that). I’ve been looking for white bookshelves for months to match my office desk but I guess everyone else wanted white bookshelves too because everywhere I looked, they were sold out. So I finally changed my mind and bought some other bookshelves and will be putting that together in the next few weeks and then I’ll start gathering print books again. Yippy skippy!

I’ll keep everyone posted on my progress throughout the house but that’s all for now.

Now, let’s get into all of the things that I did last week…
What I Watched


Demon Slayer | 4.25 out of 5
The King (2017) | 3.25 out of 5
Cold Eyes (2013) | 4.25 out of 5

I watched Demon Slayer with my friend Therese and I really liked it. It’s a little on the gory side but it was an interesting anime with a fantastic sibling story. I’m curious about the next season though I’m even more curious about when the next season will drop. I heard we’re getting the movie coming to theaters next month and I plan on being at the theater to watch that. I’m pretty anxious for that, tbh.

I watched two movies this weekend and one I really liked, while the other one I was pissed off throughout most of the movie and liked the ending. Cold Eyes was a Jimin recommendation and I really liked it. I’m really into crime thrillers and this was a smart one that had me cheering on the good guys from the jump. I really like Han Hyo Joo so it was nice to see her in action again in Cold Eyes. I ended up liking The King but I spent a good deal of the movie pissed off at the main guy and even in the end, I was still mad at him but was glad that he stepped up. It was funny and totally unplanned but the villain both movies was the same guy. LOL.
What I Read


The Switch by Beth O’Leary | 4 out of 5

I had my monthly meeting with my book friends this weekend so I read this book because it was the book we chose to read together as a group. I hadn’t finished the book before the meeting started but I did finish it afterward (I only had about 30% of the book left to finish) and I liked it. I liked it a lot more than some of my friends but that’s okay. I really enjoyed both Leena and Grandma Eileen. I liked their stories, liked seeing their life swap adventure and I’m very interested in reading more of Beth O’Leary’s books thanks to this one so yeah, I liked this one.
What I Listened To


Telepathy by BTS

This is my favorite song on the BE album so it doesn’t surprise me that it’s getting a lot of playing time. I listen to it quite often and am happy to report that I can finally sing along to most of the song. Yay for me. Practice really does make perfect.
What I Reviewed


The Start Up | 3.5 out of 5
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts | 3 out of 5



The BTS Listen: Love Yourself Her, Tear, and Answer
What I Posted
The Weekly Recap (163)
The Weekly Playlist (4)
What Made Me Laugh

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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The Weekly Recap (163)

Posted March 15, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments

It’s been a busy last couple of weeks for me so I’ve been noticeably absent from the blog. I’m also not reading for shit so there’s that. I am, however, watching movies and dramas so I’m not completely bored when I’m not working. My niece Chach got married a couple of weeks ago so I was in Utah for the wedding (and it came out great!) and then after the wedding (literally the day after the wedding), a good friend of mine from high school’s son died and my family stayed in Utah for that funeral but I was already home, and so was my Dad so instead of staying home, I went to Cali and worked from my sister’s house and took care of my Dad for the week.

It was good to spend some quality time with my Dad because he’s freaking awesome. He’s funny as hell and he’s just great company. I miss him when I’m home in Vegas so it was good to get some quality one on one. While I was home, I had dinner with both of my brothers and I even got to hang out with my BTS buddy B Nice and I was able to surprise my bestie, Therese, who had surgery on her neck/spine and was recovering at home. I watched a kdrama with her and her Mom so our surgery crew was back together again and it was nice.

Thanks to my BTS bestie, B Nice for picking me up on my last day in L.A. and spending the entire day taking me to all of my favorite Asian spots in L.A. that we just don’t have here in Vegas. I missed my black almond milk tea (with 3 pumps of sweetener, haha) from CHA for Tea and our kimbap from The Place Gue Jip in Gardena. It was also great to grab some BTS albums from the new kpop store in the Del Amo Mall. We made a day of all of my favorite spots and it was a blast!

BTS didn’t end up winning a Grammy last night but it’s all good. They performed and though it wasn’t my favorite performance of Dynamite, they still performed well and worked hard and that’s all that matters to me. I’m not a big fan of the Grammy’s but if the boys want one then I guess I’ll keep watching them until the boys get theirs.

Now, let’s get into all of the things that I did last week…
What I Watched


Kingdom | 3.5 out of 5
Signal | 4 out of 5
Tazza: The Hidden Card | 4.25 out of 5
What I Read
Not a hot damn thing. Get it together already, Wena.
Eye Candy Friday


Sa Hye Jun
Record of Youth
What I Reviewed


The Traitor Queen by Danielle L. Jensen | 4.5 out of 5
The Beast of Beswick by Amalie Howard | 4 out of 5
What I Posted
The Weekly Recap (162)
Eye Candy Friday: Sa Hye Jun from Record of Youth
What Made Me Laugh

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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The Weekly Recap (162)

Posted February 22, 2021 by Rowena in Books, Features, Movies, Music | 6 Comments


The Weekly Recap is pretty self-explanatory. It’s a feature where I recap my week in books, movies, and kdramas. Since we’re still in a pandemic, I’m not doing much outside of my house and I really doubt you guys want to hear about my trips to the grocery store so stick around and let’s see what I got into this week.
What I Watched


A Love so Beautiful
Run BTS!
Sisyphys
What I Read


The Beast of Beswick by Amalie Howard | 4 out of 5
What I Listened To


What if I by Ailee



One Step by Hyolyn feat. Jay Park



24/7=Heaven by BTS
What I Got


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
What I Got for Review


The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary
The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He
Eye Candy Friday


Kim Namjoon
RM from BTS
What I Reviewed
Nothing again. Get it together, Wena!
What I Posted
The Weekly Recap (161)
The Weekly Playlist (3)
Eye Candy Friday: Kim Namjoon, RM from BTS
What Made Me Laugh

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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The Weekly Recap (161)

Posted February 16, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments


The Weekly Recap is pretty self-explanatory. It’s a feature where I recap my week in books, movies, and kdramas. Since we’re still in a pandemic, I’m not doing much outside of my house and I really doubt you guys want to hear about my trips to the grocery store so stick around and let’s see what I got into this week.
What I Watched


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 3: Always and Forever | 4 out of 5
The Uncanny Counter | 5 out of 5
Time to Hunt | 4 out of 5
Burning | 3.5 out of 5
What I Read


Wicked Fox by Kat Cho | 4 out of 5
Time Magazine Collector’s Edition: BTS | 5 out of 5
What I Listened To


Love Yourself: 轉 Tear
Skool Luv Affair
BE
What I Got


Love Yourself: 承 Her
Love Yourself: 轉 Tear
Love Yourself: 結 Answer

I’m collecting all of the BTS albums (the actual albums, not just on Apple Music or whatever) and so far, I’ve got the first three (2 Cool 4 Skool, O,RUL82?, and Skool Luv Affair) then I have the special edition of the Skool Luv Affair and the BE album. This weekend, I added these three albums to my collection so it’s been a super great week for me in terms of my BTS collection. As far as photo cards? I got a J Hope, a Jimin, and a Suga so woo hoo for more photo cards! I’m still waiting for a V since he’s my bias but I get just as excited for any photo card so I’ll patiently wait for my turn to nab a V photo.

Eye Candy Friday


Park Jimin
Jimin, from BTS
What I Reviewed
Nothing. I really need to start writing more reviews and posts. Yikes.
What I Posted
The Weekly Recap (160)
Eye Candy Friday: Park Jimin, Jimin from BTS
What Made Me Laugh

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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The Weekly Recap (160)

Posted February 8, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 12 Comments



Not much has been going on lately. Especially this week. Things are poppin’ at work so I’ve been busy there but it’s mostly boring stuff that is only interesting to me and my coworkers. Brenna started her job last week and my kid is so grown now. She has a 9-5 job, she’s exhausted when she gets off of work but she still makes time to call me every day to tell me all about her day. I think I talk to Brenna more now than when she was here. Our talks are more meaningful now and even though she gets on my hot damn nerves when we’re together, I miss her. I’ll get to see her in a couple of weeks for my niece’s wedding so I’m looking forward to that. I’ll also get to see my Dad. It’s been an adjustment not seeing him every single day but like Brenna, I do talk to my Dad at least once a week and our talks are a lot more meaningful now. He’s still the same, happy go lucky guy and I’m fortunate to still have him around. I’m looking forward to seeing him again.

I’ve also been thinking about my best friend, Therese. Since I know that you’re reading this, I’m thinking of you, Therese! My fast went well yesterday and I’ve got my fingers crossed that you’ll get some answers. Love you, dude!

Now, let’s get into all of the things that I did last week…

What I Watched


My Mister | 5 out of 5
Reply 1988 | 4 out of 5
True Beauty | 4.25 out of 5
What I Read


Wicked Fox by Kat Cho | 4 out of 5
What I Listened To


Map of the Soul: 7
You Never Walk Alone
Dark and Wild
Eye Candy Friday


Jung Hoseok
J Hope from BTS
What I Reviewed


The Roommate by Rosie Danan | 4 out of 5



Wings and You Never Walk Alone
What I Posted
The Weekly Recap (159)
The Monthly Recap: January 2021
My TBR Pile: February 2021
Eye Candy Friday: Jung Hoseok, J Hope from BTS
What Made Me Laugh

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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