Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Greatest Korean Drama I Have Ever Seen In My Life

The first time someone tried to get me to watch a Korean drama was at least 5 years ago. My friend had come over from another city and I had invited her over to my place for the evening. We had sat down and talked and then she wanted to show me her favorite K drama that she was loving at that time.

I think it was Boys over Flowers? As well as another popular one that I can't recall at the moment. Both were romantic dramas, something that has never interested me. I think I'd watched about half an episode of either drama and given it up there. I can't even find what drama I had watched because Google can't seem to find good results for "korean drama where ugly girl becomes pretty". And then there was this other "drama where a shooting star knocks down a house". I can't remember if it was Korean or Japanese. Either way I can't find out what drama it was with such vague descriptions...

After I wrote out the review for Attack On Titan (without even watching most of the second season yet), another friend of mine from med school decided that she wanted to watch it too and she highly recommended the K drama I'm about to talk about in this post. "It's really good, you'll like it" she said. Spoiler alert: she was right.

Innocent Defendant

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Netflix Castlevania Review: That One Dracula Game Adaptation I'm Gushing Over

A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly beasts controlled by Dracula himself. Inspired by the classic video games.

When my friend shared the trailer for this Netflix series, I was excited out of my mind. Everything about it looked amazing, from the visuals and colors to the characters and the premise of Dracula, I absolutely had to watch it. I think it's one of the only Netflix trailers that made me so excited about a new series and had me waiting anxiously for the release date to come by. 

7th July. I didn't watch Castlevania the whole week because I had an exam on that Friday and had decided to dedicate my time to studying instead of being so wholly distracted by what I thought would be the most amazing animated television adaptation of a video game. Was I right to wait until the weekend? I definitely was. Worth it. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Love Yourself Cause No One Else Will Ever Do It Properly

Hi. Yeah, it's me again. I made a promise to post regularly, but unfortunately and sadly, I've broken this promise. In fact, I've broken it every time I make a promise like this and I want to take the time to thank you guys for sticking around with me. I've had a pretty rough past month with lots of things crowding into my life and whenever a lot of things pop up into my life, I have a safety mechanism where I shut myself down and decide to pretend a lot of things don't exist, as if that would somehow make things better. Spoiler alert: it doesn't.

I've been trying my hardest to get back into the writing zone with lots of little pushes and prods from everyone. Shout out to my friends who sent in messages, shout out to my friends who sent in emails, shout out to me friends who tried pulling me out of my pit of depression with all their special ways. I'm writing this post thanks to you. And of course, thank you Envy for tagging me in the first place (:

Anyway, let's get this post started.

i'm not satisfied with my graphics anymore, I need to find a new style.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Quick Blog Update + Small Giveaway (?)

Ramadan Mubarak! I know I'm a little late to this, but I hope you have a wonderful month ahead of you with all your prayers granted and all your sins forgiven. I hope this month removes your hardships and replaces everything with ease.

I normally don't have a lot of content to crank out during Ramadan since I have school and studies which tend to exhaust me while fasting. I think this year will be different because we've shifted houses and I now live in a basement house which is great because it could be searing outside but it's not horrible inside, in fact, it's great. Heat has a tendency to make me feel very exhausted and irritable, so having a cool underground home sounds like heaven.

Either way, I have to celebrate something with you guys! Not too long ago, I reached 50 followers on my blog via Google Friend Connect and I've been leaping in joy ever since (although somewhat shamed as well, since a lot of my content seems to be pretty watery and yuck. I'm sorry I'm a terrible blogger...), so I figured I had to do something for the amazing folk who follow my blog and read the terrible stuff I write (again, I'm sorry).

Presenting Kanra's very first "Everyone Wins!" Giveaway:


1. You must be following me on GFC or Bloglovin'.
2. You must have commented on my blog at least three times
3. Follow me on twitterinstagram and pinterest.
4. You should be a blogger!
5. Sign up to the newsletter at the bottom of the post (optional, but appreciated)

If you do all of these things, you are automatically a winner. And you get to pick one of three prizes:

1. An image edit of your choice. You can send in a photograph and your favorite lyric/quote for me to illustrate for you. Additionally, you could send just a lyric/quote and let me choose the photograph. Examples: i, ii, iii, iv.

2. An aesthetic edit of your choice. Whether it's a fandom or something you really love, I can build an aesthetic edit for you and will send you three files: the unedited version, the edited version and the Instagram version. Here are some examples:

Medicine Aesthetic:
Medicine Aesthetic

Ocean Shark Aesthetic:
Ocean Aesthetic

3. An aesthetic edit of your blog. Just send over your blog URL and some personal preferences (would you like your own pictures in the edit? do you want quotes as well as images?) and I'll make you something really nice. Example:

The Lunar Descent Blogger Aesthetic:
The Lunar Descent Aesthetic: Instagram version

I would email these files to you and if you want, I could feature it on my blog along with a short description of your blog, a few posts of yours that I liked and a quick social media shout out!

So if you're a winner and you like the idea of any of these, comment below! I will email you for further details once I'm done verifying. Please note that these will take a little time. I intend to post these prizes on a weekly basis of no more than three winners per post (and that's IF you are okay with me posting on my blog).

Have a nice day!

Friday, May 26, 2017

5 YouTube Channels Every Med Student Should Know About

YouTube is possibly the greatest and most accessible place to learn. Yes, there are websites out there like coursera that have courses and certificates for you to get, but if you don't have the time for getting a complete qualification or if you're doing it for fun or if it's for supplementing your tuition, then YouTube is perfect. It breaks down a lot of difficult concepts and makes them easy and if you can't figure something out, try a video made by someone else!

I used YouTube a LOT during my first two years of medicine. Near the time of exams, I would close my books, take out my notes and start watching a video on Youtube. It helped me go over concepts quickly and piece them together into a cohesive, coherent form. Of course, it took me a while to discover these channels and so I thought it would be super helpful if I linked them all up for you!

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