Hello, you beautiful hooman beans! It's me, Ruzaika, and as my extremely creative post title indicates, this is going to be a general update on everything that's been happening recently and what to look forward to from me for the rest of this year. (Hint: not much!)
As you probably know, I'm a psychology student, and I'm reading for my Masters degree. September on is going to be my final, final, final semester and for lack of a better word- crazy.It's going to be crazy busy since I was just assigned to a supervisor and will be starting on my research project soon, and have an internship thingy coming up as well- not to mention regular lectures, coursework, exams and all that. So, I daresay I'd be finding it hard to keep up with blogging (not that I've been doing that all that much lately) and this, I'm afraid, means it's time for a--
It's starting to feel like I'm talking more about not being able to blog than actually blog so much lately, and I do apologize for that. I miss being able to blog, read other blogs and interact with all you lovely people in the bookish community, but I really do need a break and hence this decision. I'll still be posting this month, but I might not be around for the rest of this year. You can still talk to me on Twitter, Instagram and all that though (I'm @notyourhijabi pretty much everywhere). I'll miss catching up with everything that's happening around here and reading my favourite blogs, but I truly believe this is the best decision for now.
Anyhoo, now that that's out of the way, let me now tell you all about what I've been up to lately (apart from dying over assignments and exams, that is) lately. I recently started listening to kpop- and nope, I'm not really down that hole, but my lovely Juwairiya introduced me to BlackPink and I have to say I really, really love them. Which means of course I had to share a couple of my favourite music videos of theirs with y'all!
If you, however, feel BlackPink isn't for you, then fear not- I've got you covered! You've probably heard about BTS already, even if you're not involved in anything K-related). EXO, NCT and DAY6 are some other kpop groups and I'm especially in love with NCT (well, NCT's Taeyong, really) so, well, here's one each of their songs!
That's all the kpop I'm going to throw in your face, but there are two Tamil songs I've really, really loved lately, so I'm sharing them just in case you feel like expanding your musical tastes or something~
That's all the music I have for you, but wait! Remember I talked about the kdramas I was watching a few months ago? Well, I guess it's only right that I update you on them as well, so bear with me for a little longer?
Out of the 5 I was watching back then, I completed two. Suits and About Time. While the former quite satisfied me, the latter felt lacking, especially since things felt too rushed towards the end. Lawless Lawyer and Miss Hammurabi were both very promising and I loved what I watched of them (a few episodes each) but they were a little too serious and...dark? And I had to give up on them since I wasn't in the right headspace for them. I'll still get back to them someday, but I'm afrain it's a DNF for now.
Sounds like I've been having a very meh time with kdramas lately, doesn't it? Wrong. I actually watched two very, very, very good dramas the past few weeks- Why Secretary Kim and Are You Human Too- and they both made me so happy! The former, especially, but the latter is so underrated I don't even know why. If at all you feel like getting into kdramas, I suggest you start with Are You Human Too, and get to it quick because the finale is set to air next week!
I'm yet to catch up with the latest episodes of both these dramas, but Why Secretary Kim has already ended and Are You Human too, like I mentioned before, is ending soon- which means WHAT WILL I DO WITH MY LIFE?
(Uni, you'd say, I know. Shush.)
I've found myself three promising dramas- Life, Mr. Sunshine, Still 17 and ID: Gangnam Beauty- and it's only a matter of time before I end up trying any of these. So yeah. That's my kdrama update for you, but before I wrap up, let me also share with the trailers of two movies- both book adaptations- I'm really, really looking forward to!
TL;DR I'm going on hiatus from September on and I'll miss you...but check out this list of videos I've curated for you!
So, this is pretty much what I've been up to lately, and this is how the rest of my year looks like. What about you? Have you been reading and blogging as much as you'd have liked to? Is the rest of the year looking promising? What have you been up to? Let's talk in the comments below!