Gie (@psy_kaoru) [similar]

Yohan and books 📚 #YohanChronicles 😊💕 #PsyKaoruRecs 🔖The Engineered Throne - Megan Derr

Gie (@psy_kaoru)

I thought Briar Rose by Jane Yolen was a suitable book to bring along to Disneyland since it's a retelling of Sleeping Beauty. Obviously, I had to photograph it with Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background. 😊🏰
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I learned some interesting trivia while doing my travel prep. Here are a couple:
📌Sleeping Beauty's Castle looks farther than it really is when you view it down Main Street. This is achieved via an optical illusion. If you look closely, you'll notice that the 2nd and 3rd levels of the buildings lining Main Street get smaller in height as you near the castle. 📌Several actors portray Mickey, Minnie and the other Disney characters. Disney maintains the illusion that they are real people, so you won't be able to see 2 Mickeys walking around the park at the same time. The actors also had to to learn how to write the characters' autographs.
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Gie (@psy_kaoru)

Book 20/80 - 'The world's not always a pretty place, but sometimes you find what you're looking for in the midst of all the shit.' ~ Working It by Riley Hart & Devon McCormack
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Working It is the 2nd book in the Metropolis series. I liked the first book more. I found this repetitive in parts and I'm not really down with Cody and Hayden's uber laid back approach to romance so it took longer than usual for me to finish this. But I still enjoyed this especially the the positive message about family, friendship and acceptance. My rating: 🌟🌟🌟/5
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Gie (@psy_kaoru)

I am down with all things Gaiman and all things mythology. And so this book Gaiman + mythology = ❤️😍
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Gie (@psy_kaoru)

The hotel casinos in Macau are some of the biggest and grandest in the world. We visited several during our stay there and we enjoyed taking in the opulent sights. Swipe left for more photos. 📌The Parisian Macao lobby
📌The Parisian Macao domed ceiling
📌Studio City lobby
📌Studio City hologram show
📌Galaxy Macau Fortune Diamond lobby
📌The Venetian Macao domed ceiling
📌The Venetian Macao Grand Hall
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#travel #macau #asia #architecture #theparisianmacao #studiocity #galaxymacau #thevenetianmacao #aroundtheworld

Gie (@psy_kaoru)

I got In Cold Blood by Truman Capote in the mail a few days back. I don't get to read true crime these days but I've always been interested in that genre. In Cold Blood is considered as a breakthrough work and is the 2nd biggest selling true crime book--only 2nd to Helter Skelter (which is a massive book! I read it years ago when I still had a lot of time in my hands). I have high expectations for this and I'm glad to finally add it to my library.
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Gie (@psy_kaoru)

Spreading some Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell. ❤️ I still need to get a copy of the illustrated Neverwhere. I have yet to read Fortunately, the Milk and it looks like a zany adventure which I'll enjoy. 😊 Anyway, it's almost the weekend yey! I hope you all gave a great one ahead. TGIF! 😁
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Gie (@psy_kaoru)

My Hong Kong and Macau haul! ❤️ I always try to buy at least 1 book and 1 bookmark whenever I travel as souvenirs. Sadly, there aren't any commercial bookshops in Macau. Fortunately, I was able to get a bookmark at Rua do Cunha. 😊 Here's a rundown of my haul:
🔷Heroine Make loose powder and CC Cream and EOS lip balm from Sasa Senado Square
🔷Wood Bookmark from Cunha Bazaar
🔷Beat Poets Everyman's Pocket Poets from Eslite Harbour City
🔷Mickey mug and ref magnet from Disneyland
🔷Good luck bookmarks from Nan Lian Garden
🔷Veins Bookmarks from Temple Street Night Market
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#travel #macau #hongkong #asia #heroinemake #disneyland #eslite #books #booksph #booklover #bookworm #bibliophile #poetry #readingissexy

Gie (@psy_kaoru)

Book 19/80 - 'Nothing went the way either of us thought it would. We each had a long road filled with way too many potholes, but when I look at him, all obstacles that brought me here were worth it.' ~ Faking It by Riley Hart and Devon McCormack
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This is a super cute romance that plays with the pretend dating trope. Gary and Travis complemented each other so well. I love how Travis brought Gary out of his shell and helped Gary build confidence in himself. While Gary taught Travis to let people in and allow himself to care again. This is such a positive story and it left me smiling. My rating: 🌟🌟🌟.5/5
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Gie (@psy_kaoru)

My favorite among the places we visited in Hong Kong is Nan Lian Garden. It's such a beautiful and peaceful place and provides a nice contrast to the bustling city surrounding it. Yohan enjoyed running around with Papa and exploring the paths and plants. (Swipe left for more photos) 😊
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(Yohan @ 17 mos)
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#YohanChronicles #YohanInHK #AroundTheWorldWithYohan #travel #hongkong #nanliangarden #asia #toddler #family #motherhood #fatherhood #parenthood #aroundtheworld

Gie (@psy_kaoru)

Back to work today after the Lenten holidays. 😭 I'm cheering myself up by gazing at this gorgeous volume of The Compleat Ankh-Morpork City Guide which includes a fantastic map of the twin cities. This is a must-have for every Discworld fan and I'm lucky to grab it for cheap at Book Outlet. 😁 And now I go back to my paper tower of correspendence. Happy Monday! .
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Gie (@psy_kaoru)

Book 18/80 - 'I want you around for a long, long time. I want to spend the next fifty years with you. I'm counting on spending the next fifty years with you. So please, for the love of God, don't do anything to mess that up for us. Not everyone gets a second chance.' ~ So This Is Christmas by Josh Lanyon
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I somehow missed out on this last December. I was waiting for it to be released and then it dropped off my radar because Christmas holidays here in the Philippines are brutally busy. 😭 This is an Adrien English Christmas short and we get to visit Adrien and Jake after the events of The Dark Tide. It's really nice to see their happily ever after. These two deserve all the happiness after everythig they've been through, especially Adrien. There was a nice surprise here and I enjoyed it hugely because it's something truly unexpected. I want to revisit Jake and Adrien again, but if this is the last story Josh writes about them then I'm ok with leaving them here. My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5
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#books #booksph #booklover #bookworm #bibliophile #joshlanyon #adrienenglish #lgbt #mmromance #mystery #readingissexy

Gie (@psy_kaoru)

The Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple is home to three religions: Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. It's one of the most popular temples in Hong Kong because of it's reputation of making every wish come true upon request. There are 2 dragons flanking the entrance to the temple and you're supposed to rub their feet for good luck. .
#travel #hongkong #siksikyuenwongtaisin #temple #architecture #religion #asia #aroundtheworld #discoverhongkong

Gie (@psy_kaoru)

The historical center of Macau is a truly picturesque place. I love the Portuguese architecture with its clean lines and simple color scheme. And there's so much free food when you walk along the street leading to St. Paul's. 😁😋
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#travel #macau #asia #senadosquare #ruinsofstpaul #dompedrovtheatre #architecture #aroundtheworld

Gie (@psy_kaoru)

Book 17/80 - 'No one really knew what went into the building of a monster.' ~ Fair Chance by Josh Lanyon
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Fair Chance is the 3rd book featuring Tucker and Elliot. Knowledge of the 2 previous books is needed for this since there's a lot of reference to earlier events. I really enjoy Tucker and Elliot as a couple. I think they're the most mature of Josh Lanyon's pairings. However, this book really needs more Tucker. He's barely in the story at all. The ending also felt rushed and abrupt and I still really want to know The Sculptor's motivation for killing. It wasn't revealed here because The Sculptor wss more interested in playing mind games with Elliot and I found that frustrating. I did enjoy this for the most part, but I think it could've been better. My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5
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Gie (@psy_kaoru)

At The Venetian Macao. It's still as opulent (and as shiny!) as I remembered. .
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