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The Weekly Recap (159)

Posted February 1, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 10 Comments


This week, there was a funeral in my family and I sat through the 7 hour funeral feeling bad for my niece. My cousin’s grandson passed away last month and they were finally able to lay him to rest on Friday. He was the same age as my Lukey so I’ve been thinking about Luke a lot lately. Hold your babies close because you just never know.

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

Off the Blog

What I Watched


Run BTS: This week’s Run BTS follows the boys as they play games. In order to go home, they have to complete all 14 games and let me tell you, Suga, Jin, and J Hope are terrible at games. I laughed plenty of times watching the boys try to finish and win the games and just…failing. When Jin and RM watch V make his way through the laser games so smoothly and without hitting the bells, it was super funny.

True Beauty: This show continues to make me smile with each and every episode. It hasn’t been super perfect because I feel like Im Ju-gyeong be doing the most when trying to hide her bare face from everyone. But I’m really liking the romance between her and Lee Su-ho and though I do enjoy the friendship between her and Han Seo-jun but for me, and this is coming from someone who didn’t read the webtoon, I’m Team Su-ho through and through.

Naruto: I started watching this show because my friend B Nice wanted to show some love to our other friend Therese because we’re constantly forcing Therese to do things that we love and she does it (I have the best friends) so to show her that we love her, we both started watching Naruto because it’s Therese’s favorite show. B Nice and I started it together but B Nice has blown way past me. I started watching it on Netflix and for some reason, I could not understand what the heck is going on so everyone told me to watch it on Hulu, and even though it’s the same show, it’s heaps better on Hulu. Now that I’m all caught up on everything, I’m finally understanding what the heck is going on and who is who so yesss I’m enjoying it so much more now.

Sweet Home: I binge-watched the entire first season this weekend and enjoyed every single minute. This just might be the year that I get into horror stuff because I’ve watched a couple of movies and now this show and I think I’m hooked. I’ll review this one soon.



The Forgotten | 3.5 out of 5
The Call | 4 out of 5
Finding Ohana: | 2.5 out of 5
What I Read


The Roommate by Rosie Danan | 4 out of 5
The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan | 4 out of 5
What I Listened To


Map of the Soul: Persona
Map of the Soul: 7

On the Blog

Eye Candy Friday


Jeon Jungkook
Jungkook from BTS



Kim Seokjin
Jin from BTS

What I Reviewed


The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen | 4.5 out of 5
Record of Youth | 3.75 out of 5
Scandal of the Year by Laura Lee Guhrke | 4.5 out of 5



The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt. 1 & 2, Young Forever
What I Posted
The Weekly Recap (158)
The Weekly Playlist (2)
Eye Candy Friday: Jeon Jungkook, Jungkook from BTS
Eye Candy Friday: Kim Seokjin, Jin 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 (158)

Posted January 18, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments


For the most part, my days and nights are a routine of daily tasks. Get up for work, make some coffee, work, figure out dinner, cook or help my sister cook, take my meds, and though I should be bored by all of the mundane tasks that I do every single day, I’m not. I like having a routine. I like having a to-do list, I even like cleaning the house on Saturdays. I never, in a million years thought I would ever like waking up on Saturday to clean.

I’ve been living in Las Vegas for a little over two months and I think my body has finally become accustomed to this dry ass Vegas winter weather because I’m not struggling anymore. I was hating life for a few weeks but I’m super glad that all of that seems to be behind me now.

This post is coming to you a little late because I took the day off yesterday and then completely forgot to schedule this to go up this morning. Oops.

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

Off the Blog

What I Watched


Run BTS
True Beauty
Naruto
BTS Prom Party – Re;View & Pre;View

Last week was a great week of TV watching for me. I’m really amping up on my Naruto binge watching and I’m wanting to spank Naruto less and less though now I’m wanting to spank all of the other kids, even Sasuke. True Beauty was great this week too. Holy shit, Lee Su Ho!!! This week’s BTS concert/fan event that I watched was the BTS Prom Party and that was yet another fantastic show. I really want to see these guys live in concert. I can’t wait for them to start touring again.
What I Read


Training Camp by Wesley King and Kobe Bryant (Rain) | 4 out of 5

It took me a couple of days to get into Rain’s story but once I had a grasp on what was going on, the story really picked up and I ended up liking this one. I’m breaking up each kids story since it’s a lot to read at one time so next month, I’ll read the next story. Still, Rain’s book was a solid one.

What I Listened To


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

Oh man, this set of albums was fantastic and I think most of my favorite songs are on the Love Yourself: Tear album. So much goodness so it was a great week in music for me.

On the Blog

Eye Candy Friday


Min Yoongi, Suga from BTS
What I Reviewed


Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews | 4.5 out of 5
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon | 4.5 out of 5



Dark and Wild by BTS
What I Posted
The Weekly Recap (157)
My Worst of 2020: The Books
The Weekly Playlist (1)
Eye Candy Friday: Min Yoongi, Suga from BTS
What Are You Reading? (552)
What Made Me Laugh

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

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The Weekly Recap (157)

Posted January 11, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments


Happy Monday, everyone! Considering what happened last week in D.C., I’m not sure how many people are having happy days these days. We’re living in some seriously weird-ass times and I’ll just be over here, distracting myself with books, kpop, and kdramas. Last week was a pretty sad week, first the madness in D.C. and then Tommy Lasorda died so it was a sad week for Dodgers fans everywhere.

My friend B Nice surprised me this weekend with a surprise visit and it was so good to see a familiar face from home. We had a girl’s night in and watched the BTS 5th Muster Magic Shop fan event and it was such a fun night. The concert was such a fun concert and it was SO MUCH FUN to watch it with another BTS fan. I force Brenna and my sister Ingrid to watch it but I didn’t have to force B Nice. Thanks so much for coming over B Nice! I had a lot of fun and hope you did too.

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

Off the Blog

What I Watched


True Beauty | 4.5 out of 5
Run BTS | 5 out of 5
Naruto | 4.25 out of 5
BTS 5th Muster Magic Shop | 5 out of 5

This week was a great week of television watching for me and I enjoyed every episode that I watched. True Beauty is back and I enjoyed both episodes from this week. I like the second lead but not more than the first lead. Cha Eunwoo does the aloof hero so well and I’m here for it. This week’s episode of Run BTS was another funny one. I swear Jimin and JK stay making me laugh and seeing J Hope get frustrated trying to walk Jin and Suga through cooking a recipe and V’s dry sense of humor in this episode made for such a fun half-hour and I’m looking forward to this week’s episode.

I’m still making my way through Naruto, it’s slow going because I’m watching only about 5 episodes a night but I’m still laughing my way through the episodes and I still want to spank Naruto but he’s got a charm about him that I like so I’m here for his shenanigans.

My favorite thing that I watched was, of course, the BTS 5th Muster Magic Shop fan event concert. They sang most of my favorite songs that we don’t see them perform all that often so I was super happy. They sang Magic Shop!!!
What I Read


The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom #2) by Danielle L. Jensen | 4.25 out of 5
What I Listened To


The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2 by BTS
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Young Forever by BTS
Wings by BTS
You Never Walk Alone by BTS

On the Blog

Eye Candy Friday


Kim Taehyung, V from BTS
What I Reviewed


Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) by Ilona Andrews | 4.5 out of 5
It’s Okay to Not be Okay | 5 out of 5



2 Cool 4 Skool, O!RUL82?, Skool Luv Affair by BTS
What I Posted
The Weekly Recap (156)
The Monthly TBR Pile: January 2021
Eye Candy Friday: Kim Taehyung, V 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 (156)

Posted January 4, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments

Hey everyone!

It was a quiet holiday season for me. I’m here in Las Vegas now, away from my family but with the way that things are going right now, it’s probably for the best. It hasn’t been an easy time lately with this pandemic and all of this political BS, it’s been tiresome. Brenna and my nephew RJ have been with us since before Christmas and they leave for L.A. tomorrow so I’m going to miss having them around. They’ll be back for a quick stop next week Sunday but she’ll be making her way back to Utah so after that visit, I won’t see her again until the last weekend in February for my niece’s wedding. My kid is truly a grown-up now. So am I, for that matter. I got a credit card for her for emergencies and I’ve never been able to do that for her before. We’re both grown-ups. LOL.

Anyway, I hope that everyone had a great holiday and that the pandemic isn’t kicking your asses too much.

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


True Beauty | 4.25 out of 5
Run BTS | 5 out of 5
Run On | 3.5 out of 5
Naruto | 5 out of 5
All My Life | 2.5 out of 5

I’ve finally gotten a hold of my k-drama addiction. I’m not binge-watching shows that much these days and I’m watching the newer released k-dramas as they release weekly episodes. I’m watching True Beauty, Run BTS, Run On weekly but I’m binge-watching Naruto as well. I just got into Naruto right before the end of 2020 and I’m enjoying it so I’m watching it along with all of the other shows that I’m watching. I want to spank Naruto’s ass in every episode but I do really like the anime. The same can’t be said for Brenna’s movie pick for our New Year’s Eve, All My Life. That movie was super boring and I’m too old to pretend otherwise. It was a sad story for sure, even sadder because it’s based on a true story but the movie was boring to me. Ahh well.
What I Read


Twisted Creek by Jodi Thomas | 3.25 out of 5
The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) by Danielle L. Jensen | 4.5 out of 5

I read two books in the last week. Woo hoo! My friend Holly recommended both of these books to me a while ago and Twisted Creek was a re-read for me. I enjoyed it but it was still a really slow read for me. The Bridge Kingdom, however, that book rocked my socks. I freaking loved it all. The suspense, the ill-fated romance, everything. So good!
What I Listened To


Dark and Wild by BTS
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt.1

I’m still listening to all things BTS. I’m making my way through their albums from start to finish and I’m loving each and every single album. I’m so sad that I didn’t know about these guys until this year. I missed out on some great stuff. Thank goodness for Weverse, YouTube, and V-Live.
What Made Me Laugh
For those of you who are starting the new year with a new diet. Here are some dieting tips from Kim Seokjin and Kim Taehyung. 🙂

There you have it, my weekly recap. How was your week?

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The Weekly Recap (155)

Posted October 19, 2020 by Rowena in Features | 6 Comments


Happy Monday! Sorry for disappearing on you guys, one of my best friend’s Dad died and so my mind has been with her and her family. He was laid to rest last week and my friend is getting ready to go back home to Utah so yeah, I’ve been thinking about my friend. It’s never easy losing someone close to you so losing someone as close as your father is super hard and I’m trying to be available for her. On top of burying her Dad last week, they also celebrated his birthday without him.

As for me, I’m not sure if I ever mentioned it here on the blog but in two weeks, I’m moving from L.A. to Las Vegas so I’ve been getting ready for my move. Brenna and I are ready to start a new chapter in our lives and that chapter is taking us away from the only home the both of us have ever known. California is home, will always be home but I’m ready for a change so the countdown has begun.

Pretty soon, this will be me to L.A.


I’ll still be Lakers and Dodgers gang though and after last night…my Dodgers are going to the ship, y’all!! Oh man, I’m going to be a mess for the next series but holy shit, we came from behind to win this series and I hope that the Dodgers bring a trophy home just like the Lakers did. Let’s fucking go!!!!


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


Record of Youth
Tale of the Nine Tailed
Itaewon Class
BTS Bon Voyage, Season 2

I’m still watching Record of Youth and Tale of the Nine Tailed every week and they’re both really good. I was SO happy last week when my boo thang Park Seo Jun did his cameo on Record of Youth. The entire time he was on, I had a giant smile on my face and acted just like Hye Jun’s manager, Min Jae.

Man, I’ve missed watching him on my screen. I missed him so much that I started watching Itaewon Class again. My nephews RJ and Chance started watching it so I started watching it too. I still love that damn show to the moon and back. Along with my re-watch of Itaewon Class, I’m watching the second season of BTS Bon Voyage. The boys are in Hawaii and I normally watch it right before bed and I be cracking up, all loud and shit in the middle of the night because when Jungkook was singing Paper Hearts by Tori Kelly and then ran off with the money? That shit was so funny and then when Jimin started chasing him?? Hahahaha, oh man. I freaking love those boys.

What I Watched
I haven’t been binge-watching any Korean drama’s lately and that’s due, in large part, to discovering BTS. The more songs I hear by them, the more I fall in love with their music, with their message, and with every single member of the group. I have consumed so many different shows, songs, performances from BTS and show no signs of quitting any time soon. I’m complete Army now. Baby Army, sure, but Army all the same. It’s been so much fun diving into the BTS world and discovering new songs and I had no clue that I would enjoy singing in Korean. I get a lot of shit from my family but I don’t give a damn. BTS is the bomb and I hella love them. So this week, I’ll be sharing the Youtube videos that I’m watching and loving.


Hey Charlie | Can You Guess 60 BTS Songs By Emojis (Challenge): Watching Black YouTube react and discover BTS has been so much fun for me. Hey Charlie is probably my favorite BTS reactor. This guy is hilarious and I’ve found myself playing all of the BTS trivia games along with him, wanting all the smoke because I beat him on the emoji game, haha.


BTS LIVE TOUR 7 | BTS Magic Shop [Live Video]: Along with their shows like American Hustle, Bon Voyage, and In the Soop, I’m watching a lot of their live performances on YouTube and I caught all of their performances on Jimmy Fallon (for BTS week), the BBMA’s, the NPR tiny desk at home performances and every damn performance leaves me more and more in awe of how freaking good they are. They sing a lot of my kind of music and I love so many of their songs. This performance of Magic Shop is one of my favorites. Magic Shop is also one of my favorite songs right now. The boys did their thing with this one.


btsfilming | [ENG SUB] BTS – Ddaeng Live Performance (Vocal Line Vers.): This is probably my favorite performance of all BTS performances. I love how goofy they are and how much fun they’re having on stage and I’m not gonna lie, I laughed my ass off the entire time that I was cheering for Rap Man Jin. Mr. Worldwide Handsome had me dying but I was super proud of all of the vocal line because they killed the rap line’s song. I was shocked by how well V delivered Suga’s part of the song. I knew that Jungkook was going to kill RM’s part though. He ain’t the Golden Maknae for no reason. I loved every minute of this performance and cannot wait to see them live in concert.
Eye Candy Friday


Ri Jung Hyuk
Crash Landing on You

What I Posted
Eye Candy Friday: Ri Jung Hyuk

What Made Me Laugh

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

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