Review ~ The Ancient Magus’ Bride

Review ~ The Ancient Magus’ Bride

The Ancient Magus' Bride is a Japanese manga. It's not only a love story, but also packed with action and lots of magic. There are comic books, or you can watch the show English-dubbed or with English subtitles. Chise (che-say) is a teen slave who is bought at an auction by Elias (elle-EYE-us), or the [...]

Mythology Monday ~ Kitsune

Mythology Monday ~ Kitsune

"Kitsune" is the Japanese word for "fox." In Japan, foxes have always held great spiritual significance. Foxes are seen as clever, intelligent, and powerful creatures. In Japanese mythology, foxes possess paranormal abilities such as shapeshifting, possession, fire bending, and mind manipulation. Foxes can use their trickery for evil -- causing harm to others, or for [...]

Fashion Trends ~ Kawaii / Creepy-Cute / Pastel Goth

Fashion Trends ~ Kawaii / Creepy-Cute / Pastel Goth

Three very similar, yet completely distinct fashion trends: Kawaii, Creepy-cute, and Pastel Goth. These alternative styles are often mixed and matched. But they all have their own vibe. Kawaii Kawaii is a part of Japanese culture that equates to "cuteness." The literal translation of the word means the act of blushing, because something is so [...]

A Minimalist Home

A Minimalist Home

If you are moving to a new home, or making changes to your current living space, consider incorporating minimalism! Minimalism is a philosophy that less is more. Especially in western culture, we accumulate so much material stuff and end up using less than half of it. The consumer-based society conditions us to believe that material [...]