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9 Ways to Pretend You’re Good at Cooking

When at a friend’s house to help out or something- especially when they don’t have too much hope for you.

1) Learn basic knife skills. Like actually. I can’t begin to tell you how many people can’t cut things properly. In fact, just holding a knife correctly will make you seem 93.2% better.

2) Salt your water. Do it. Really.

3) Don’t insist on following a recipe exactly. If someone wants to swap out half and half for coconut milk, let them do it if you’re totally okay with the taste.

4) Clean up when it’s obvious that the pot does not need to be watched/stirred constantly. 

5) Remember, generally things in a dish are supposed to be about the same shape and size. Don’t dice peppers and slice onions.

6) Add oil to pans and stuff. ._.

7) When making soup, find any herbs and tie them together. 

8) Figure out what a few basic terms mean. AKA: blanching, julienne, ect ect.

9) OH MY GODS JUST FIGURE OUT HOW TO DICE AN ONION. (and use a sharp knife, your eyes would thank you)



Has weather that is a lot nicer than what I left behind.

It’s a pleasant 24 degrees here and where I used to be, it was like, 42 and insane humidity. Ugh.

And then there’s the hail and the thunderstorms.

I’ve been here for around, what, 2 hours now? the sun is finally going down and I kinda wanna frolic around outside. Honestly, I’m going to go onto a twelve hour flight, and I’m not sure if I wanna pass up this chance to run around =w=

Well, bai~ I’m gone for the next 45 days, tata!


Bye from Vancouver Airport!


I’ve Heard

From reliable sources that literally all of the social media platforms I use are inaccessible in China.

Fun, no?

It means that I don’t get to do my short lived dream of doing travel blogging. Not such a sad loss, since then I’ll get time to compile everything and edit what I wrote on each day once I get back on August 14th.

Thus, Maya is disappearing into the strange place that is China for a month and a half. I’ll be departing my home city in around twelve hours, and Leaving Canada in around seventeen. I’m sure Vancouver would be still interesting enough to poke an entry in c:


That is my single suitcase, everyone. Derp.


Have I Told You All?

That I’m literally attached by the ear to Tumblr? There is just such a ridiculous amount of deadpan humour and unexpected intelligence that I can’t help but enjoy it to to a point where I’m pretty sure it’s unhealthy.

Do I care? No~! Of course not!

Join me and see a slightly more awkward side on As It Goes



So, I thought that I should post things, since I really don’t do much anymore here…

So, I thought that I should post things, since I really don't do much anymore here...

I am now an exec of a club at school, and apparently the first task is to break the news to the people in the club.

They expected a long winded text post.





Who’s birthday it is~!


Yeah, das right.


Punnishingly Magical: Two

“Have you started the assignment?”

He cracked open the freshly-printed paperback, curling the cover back. Rules and Regulations Regarding Anti-Gravity was by the illustrious Prof Morrison, recently decorated; he had surprised scholars by deciphering centuries-old tomes, writing an incredibly elegant magical program.

Hours passed, the sun creeping into the snug covers of nighttime. The boy, brushing an auburn strand from his damp forehead, leant occasionally to his rectangular device, executing the program presented. When he felt the tug of sleep, the moon was high.

However, the charm seemed to work too well. The anti-gravity book was impossible to put down.


(I won’t be claiming this one, since it was agreed to alternate authors :>)

The Liebster Award

Wow, with my year of inactivity, I’ve basically abandoned all hope of interacting with anyone anymore on WP. dear Brittany has nominated me, and thus I’m obliged to do this. (And get back into the blogging spirit!)

Since Tumblr doesn’t really count as a blog now does it :I

Of course with these types of awards there are rules.

  1. List 11 random facts about yourself.
  2. Answer the questions designated by the blogger(s) who nominated you.
  3. Place YOUR nominations for the Liebster Award! Nominate five (or more) other bloggers that have less than 200 followers. Make sure to notify them.
  4. Make up a set of questions for those nominated bloggers to answer.
  5. Display the Liebster Award badge on your blog!

Thus, I begin with random facts :>

  1. I have a real issue with sleeping. I mean, I adore the activity, but I just don’t get enough of it. For the last couple months at least, a full 8 hours of sleep is indeed, just a distant dream.
  2. My eyesight is getting worse. And they’re already bad beyond comprehension. (-10 and -8.5 respectively) Legal blindness isn’t far off. Much to my dismay.
  3. always regret it when I get my hair cut/permed/anything else that I’ve done to it. Generally, I regret it till my hair grows out again to mid back. (At which point I start to contemplate getting it done, and this whole fiasco starts over again.)
  4. I’m the sort of person who has to fake emotions. No, seriously. I have a hard time feeling anything when generally people would have an emotional response. It’s sorta all about looking at the reactions around me I guess- and I’ve gotten good at this.
  5. On a similar sentiment, I’m also the type of person who you will never trust again if you’ve cooperated with me in a lie of epic proportions. No, I will not be sharing why, I still want trust from you ignora- I mean, the uninitiated. *Awkward cough*
  6. (Taking some inspiration from Brittany) I can sleep though a lot of random crap. Just on Wednesday, I slept though a thunderstorm which was followed by hail, which came with the tornado that passed within 500 meters of my house. I’m 84% sure that deserves some sort of award. (No worries though, it didn’t really land near here.)
  7. I am literally never on time. I would think about leaving for someplace almost an hour in advance, and somehow still end up five minutes late to wherever I need to be.
  8. Guren no Yumiya is stuck in my head. And I am setting the damn song to everything. Seriously, it’s too dramatic for anything, but it fits everything. No, really, play it on the bus and you will find it fitting.
  9. I can’t sing, but I sure seem to enjoy pretending I can!
  10. I automatically love anything green tea or strawberry flavored, even though they don’t seem all that popular :c
  11. Screw that, I just really like tea, though a friend of mine strongly regretted going to the tea tasting with me .-.


1) What was your very first blog post about?

Believe it or not, it was a pretty lame post that was on a friend’s blog about a recent development in Inuyasha. I totally have no clue which chapter it was for though… Needless to say, the blog was collectively deleted last year when my friend and I had a good laugh at our own expense.

2) How would you describe yourself?

Oh dear, it’s one of those questions that make me question everything I know and have a twenty minute head scratching marathon.

I’m going to need to go with a list of adjectives for this one.

Strange, humourous, intelligent, selfish, fair, needlessly cruel, consciously insensitive, creative, lazy, arrogant while being insecure, easily frustrated, vengeful, and apathetic.

Hmm… That’s more accurate than I’d care to admit, actually.

3) Favorite genre of music?

Dammit, this is pretty difficult. I tend to go for classical and soothing/depressing ballads more though. (I still much enjoy upbeat songs though.)
4) Least favorite thing to do?

Arguing with people that don’t see reason as a result of their own willful ignorance.

Seriously, ignorance is one thing, but willful ignorance? No.

I see the futility of continuing to talk to them, but at the same time, there’s a irritation that would linger because whoever I was talking to is still an egotistical little crap that is wallowing in misinformation.
5) Something you are looking forward to doing this year?

That’s easy!

Going to China! I haven’t been back for a decade, which is double the amount of time I spent there. Not sure what to expect, but the way people are talking, I probably shouldn’t be anticipating the trip this much .-.

Questions of My Own:

1) Which types of characters do you like?

2) Why do you like your favorite colour?

3) Why did you start to blog?

4) Do you draw? What types of things do you/would like to draw?

5) What’s an excellent pun?

N.O.M.I.N.A.T.I.O.N.S. !

Amy– TWIN! I will drag you into this!

NinjoZata– I’m pretty sure she has a new blog now, but I can’t track down the proper URL :I

I actually have three more people in mind but I really have no clue if they even exist anymore vAv

One year is a long time :c



I will make them one day.

With strawberry instead of chocolate.

Oh my god, that would be so pretty but so Asian of me because Pocky.

Originally posted on 17 and Baking:

Checkerboard Cookies

Yesterday, for the briefest moments, it started to feel like June for the first time.

It’s the last weekend before I’m done with high school classes forever, but rain has drizzled coolly for the past week. The temperature has dipped into the fifties, the wind has blown pine needles all over our damp cement patio, and the moss is drenched with icy water that seeps into your socks. It’s June, and I’ve worn my red rubber rain boots to school twice.

But yesterday the sun was bright enough to warm up our garden bench, nestled between the spindly apple tree and the velvet plum-purple irises. The sky was the kind of blue that makes you crazy – “turn up the radio” blue, “now pull over and dance” blue. Thin clouds stretched out like ferns, and it made you see the sky’s overwhelming vastness, a rarity in hilly Seattle.

On paper…

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Punnishingly Magical: Intro and One

Yay! Okay, so, I’ve worked out a whole new concept. Each little chapter drabble will contain a pun unless otherwise stated. So, when it’s truly subtle (like the “b”) it’ll be an adventure of sorts to sniff it out.

So, the setting is in the same world as Colours of a Rainbow. There are magical institutions, and not all of them are as underhanded as Erydia’s. This takes place in a city-state named Dylios, and that is all. The setting will be developed as time goes on and more drabbles are written.


Let’s go :)


One: Window


Light filtered through the tall window with curtains she never bothered to pull shut. The sunlight had no business streaming into her room! Technically, it didn’t really exist on the physical plane, as it is one of the many tiny dorms charmed into becoming a majestic high ceilinged room.

With a teeny tiny window.

That the sun somehow honed in upon with deadly accuracy.

Deadly for her blissful unconsciousness, that is.

Allise decided, as the probably unnatural rays of purposeful energy seared her eyeballs, condemned her vision and cheered the lilac room…

Floor to ceiling windows are such a pane!






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