*** Correction, the Sutherland annual plant sale is THIS weekend in KC.
Sorry I was such a downer in my previous post. It's spring. Let's look forward to pretty things.
I hear Sutherland is having their annual truckload plant sale next weekend. Last year, I think it was a pack of 4 starter plants for $0.99 or maybe it was $0.79... don't remember, I just know it was cheap! They grew really well too. I bought some eggplant, tomato plants, va
So... this is another installment of my random post; this one might be stranger than the others. I'd like to talk about Gardasil, the HPV vaccine.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a doctor, physician, nurse or anyone who can give medical advice. I have never been to medical school or studied medicine. My opinions are my own and do not constitute as medical advice or any advice in general. My opinions are not in representation of anyone else. &
Haven't really done much since I published the last Polaris route on the Ides of March (March 15th). I started on a spin-off for Dui's true ending because I knew the last book didn't do him much justice though I'd intended it that way. Dui played second chair to Bai Hu the entire novel so it didn't seem right for Bao Lai to fall head over heels for him then. Besides, she needed to close the attachment to Bai Hu in order to give Dui her entire heart. &nbs
This issue is trending right now with United Airlines having injured a Vietnamese doctor who refused to get off the plane. I'm a little dismayed and somewhat pissed for several reasons, mainly because I am Vietnamese (Lenne "Pen"ry is my nom de plume) and I've hated United Airlines for a long time before this happened. Guess this is more of expressing some agitation than anything else on my part.
Borrowed this book from my sister a while back and hadn't finished reading it until recently. It's called "Dumb Luck" by Vu Trong Phung. The whole thing is a satire; very comical and clever. It's about a vagabond off the streets who, through unusual circumstances (more like stars aligning), finds his way to the upper classes... eventually saving Vietnam (sort of--gotta read it to know what I mean). He's vulgar, real and hilarious. A
Hey you foodies and big eaters!
Check out this monster from Leed's Diner if you're ever in the Kansas City area. I heard of this place by chance and decided to try it out. The first time, I had chicken fried chicken, ~$8 bucks with two huge sides and awesome toast (one of the daily specials). The folks were really nice at this old-timey diner, the portions were huge and I liked the atmosphere, very blue collar type place. Most importantly, very clean!
I've been bingeing on old Iron Chef episodes. Does anyone have a favorite Iron Chef? Mine is Sakaiiiiiii-san!
For a long time, I thought Chairman Kaga was an eccentric millionaire/billionaire who built Kitchen Stadium for his own amusement, until they did the American version and introduced his "nephew." Then, I went and looked him up and found out Kaga was an actor... the bad guy in some Pokemon movies at that... bummer. He
I've finished the CGs and cover for the new book so, going back to make more edits now on the texts, hyperlinks, etc. Here's a teaser for the next book in the Polaris series. FYI--This is not the full cover. I went with a more realistic facial art this time instead of anime-ey? Let me know what you think!
I'm excited about the new Polaris book coming out soon, not giving an ETA yet since I'm still editing and haven't worked on the CGs for the endings. However, I did manage to draft the cover. Anyway, just wanted to show off one of the guys you can aspire for in the new book: Doctor Dui. He'll be on the cover (picture below isn't the full cover of course). Let me know what you think!
Last year, I made a bunch of goals. Let's see if I kept them and where I want to go this year. Also, please feel free to share your goals too.
Personal GoalsLose 20 pounds (I say this every year but I'll try to Wii Fit those pounds off this time!)Nope, I gained weight. Figures. I'll try to do better this year! Keeping this goal for 2017.Pass a few certifications so I can find a better job;
Bayonetta 2 is an old game but I didn't have a Wii U back when it first came out, now I do but the game is pricey so I rented it with my free trial of Gamefly. I have to say, I really like this game.
Yes, the story line is average, cheesy and often times, doesn't make any sense but that doesn't take away the charm of the game. Yes, there are often innuendos, sometimes blatant perversion, that accompany the game. And yes, if you tell people that Bayonetta uses her h
For those who likes ghost hunting shows, here's a good one I've been watching on YouTube: EVP Mediums (they also have a Facebook page). They don't have a lot of viewers but I personally think they do a better job than the ones with funding on tv. *cough, cough* Ghost Adventures! Don't get me wrong, I like Ghost Adventures, but most of the time it's too dramatic for my taste. I want to see the evidence captured, not watch theatrical displays by the cam
The holiday season can be a little stressful, especially when the purse strings are forced to stretch farther than my sweat pants! Wouldn't it be nice to find cheap gifts and maybe even make a little bit of money in the process?
In the past, I've done another post about making money from home. One of the websites I mentioned was Swagbucks. I've spent most of today's evening accruing points by doing a fe
I just heard from an otome-fan on Twitter that the new Hakuoki Kyoto Winds otome by Idea Factory and Otomate will include <3 Sannan-san<3 (Sannan Keisuke) as an obtainable character along with Shinpachi, Yamazaki and three new characters! Coming in 2017.
I love this series, despite the MC being annoyingly cliche. The characters develop well, the art is amazing and the voice actors are on point. Now, if you've read by bio,
Have only read about 15 story tickets and um... he's not what I expected. I thought Ritsu was the detached, aloof, semi cold person who would eventually show his kind side... typical tsundere based on my impression from Kakeru Yamagata's route. Boy, was I surprised to see him kiss the MC just like that! He pulled a very Kakeru move in the meeting room... maybe for a reason. Undoubtedly, there will b
From Oct. 30 - Nov. 6, Empress of Ning will be available for $0.99 instead of the usual $2.99. Trying out a promo to see if any interested readers will give it a try. This will only be available on Amazon.com.
I've been busy with my day job and wracking my brains for my night/weekend job (ie, putting together the third novel for Polaris). Finally, I've decided to go with Bai Hu and Dui..yep, the physician who replaced Master Yu from the first book, that Dui. So why Dui of all people? Didn't think he would ever be a main guy? Me neither. Actually, while I worked on the first book, I had random ideas and jumped to di
I've finished Yayoi's route! So, here comes the bashing! Just kidding. I like Yayoi in general, compared to the other guys in the story. And, I should have known they'd introduce a new character in this seemingly last route of the story... Ibuki. Although, I am curious if Kuroko will have his own route eventually. Let's ignore them for now.
Again, the heroine plays a small part in her own route, watching from the side and being protected while sh