Monthly Wrap-Up (July 2017)

051c03bf81b3211f4a67222f665a6e5aacfce467_hq.gifJin and his kisses were such a hit last month that I decided to let him send you more kisses with this July wrap-up! Wow, it’s August already! I don’t know if I feel as if July went by quickly or slowly…it seems to change for me depending on the day. But I feel like it’s the former more than the latter. Summers usually fly by for me because I’m a lot more busy with friends and family while we’re enjoying the (usually) nicer weather here in Canada. Winter has all of us feeling a lot more lethargic, which is fine since that means more reading and blogging time for me. But anyways, here is what’s been going on on Flavia the Bibliophile in the past month!

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Monthly Wrap-Up (May & June 2017)

051c03bf81b3211f4a67222f665a6e5aacfce467_hq.gifHello everyone! (Please enjoy the kisses sent to you from my BTS bias, Jin, GIF on the left)! He is seriously the cutest and dorkiest, and I love him. But anyway! As some of you may have noticed, I did not post a monthly wrap-up for May, and that’s because I was away on vacation for most of that month, and therefore hadn’t posted enough to put in a wrap-up! So, just as I’ve done with March and April, I decided to just attach the posts from May to my June wrap-up, and just put them up that way together. It just made more sense to me!

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How I Prepare for a Trip Abroad (Part 3): Food & Transportation

ezgif-2-d4cb38535bAnd here is Part 3 of my travel prep series, in which I discuss how I get ready for my trips abroad in the hopes that it will help some of you prepare for future trips of your own! In this post I will be discussing food and transportation, and don’t forget to read Part 1 and Part 2 so that you don’t miss all of the other important steps which I discussed there! If you have already read parts 1 and 2, or would just like to jump right in part 3 anyway, please read on!

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How I Prepare for a Trip Abroad (Part 2): Money, Language, & BONUS: Buying Plane Tickets

ezgif-2-d4cb38535bIt’s time for Part 2! Are you excited, because I know I sure am! This blog post is the reason why I got out of bed this morning. Haha. And I just made myself sound like a sad sad person, but to explain, I finished my contract full time work last Friday, and doing volunteer work toward that project before my trip. Plus it’s been very rainy here, which turns me into a zombie. Thus, getting up was a little hard, until I remembered that I would be writing this post for you guys, and publishing it today!

As some of you will know, I have been toying with the idea of travel blogging while I’m away on my trip this May. By this point, I know for sure that I will be writing a series of posts, although I am still figuring out how they will be set up and such. Some time last night, while mulling this all over, I realized that some of you might not be interested only in the trip itself, but also the days leading up to it. I know that before I started traveling (especially traveling on my own), that I did a lot of research regarding packing, and other such preparations. Now, I want to hopefully be “that person” who wrote “that article” which helped someone prepare for and plan out their trip! This is the second installment in the series, and if you’re interested in reading Part 1, you can do so here! If you want to read Part 2 now, please read on!

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Cheese in the Trap / 치즈 인 더 트랩 (2016) (Kdrama Review)

Cheese_in_the_Trap-p1Title: Cheese in the Trap
Revised romanization: Chijeu In Deo Teuraep
Hangul: 치즈 인 더 트랩
Director: Lee Yoon-Jung
Writer: Soon Ggi (original comic), Kim Nam-Hee
Network: tvN
Genre: Melodrama, romance, comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcasting Dates: January 4 – March 1, 2016
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
Source: watched online on www.dramafever.com

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Synopsis: Hong Seol’s life is filled with work and study, and her diligent attitude is often taken advantage of by others. Yoo Jung was similar in the past, but has developed an exacting system of give-and-take to protect himself. Behind his solicitous smile lies a cold mind that demands payment for any mistakes it notes. When he wants to start dating Seol, she finds herself caught in a tangle of problems as the consequences of his past and present actions come to light.

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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo / 달의 연인-보보경심 려 (2016) (Kdrama Review)

moon_lovers-p1Title: Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
Revised romanization: Dalui Yeonin – Bobogyungsim Ryeo
Hangul: 달의 연인-보보경심 려
Director: Kim Kyu-Tae
Writer: Tong Hua (novel), Jo Yoon-Young
Network: SBS
Genre: Historical, romance, time-travel
Episodes: 20
Broadcasting Dates: August 29 – November 1, 2016
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
Source: watched online on www.dramafever.com

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Synopsis: When a total eclipse of the sun takes place, Hae-Soo (IU) travels back in time to the Goryeo era. There, she falls in love with Wang So (Lee Joon-Gi) who makes other people tremble with fear.

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Reply 1988 / 응답하라 1988 (2016) (Kdrama Review)

reply-1988-poster-540x764Title: Reply 1988
Revised romanization: Eungdabhara 1988
Hangul: 응답하라 1988
Director: Shin Won-Ho
Writer: Lee Woo-Jung
Network: tvN
Episodes: 20
Broadcasting Dates: November 6, 2015 – January 16, 2016
Runtime: Fri & Sat 19:50
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
Related TV Shows: Reply 1997 (tvN, 2012) and Reply 1994 (tvN, 2013)
Source: watched online on www.dramafever.com

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Synopsis: In 1988, Duk-Sun (Hyeri), Jung-Hwan (Ryoo Joon-Yeol), Sun-Woo (Ko Gyung-Pyo) and Dong-Ryong (Lee Dong-Hwi) are high school students and Taek (Park Bo-Gum) is a go player. These five people have been friends since they were little kids. They all grew up together and are neighbors to this day. Their families are also very close to each other. They always hang around Taek’s room and spend time together.

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