Ren Tsuruga: Lessons on Life, Family, Friendship, and Moving Forward – Manga Character Spotlight

Ren Tsuruga (敦賀 蓮) is one of the main cast members in the shōjo, RomCom manga series, Skip Beat! (スキップ・ビート!), and one of the very first otaku characters that I admired ever so greatly, after Takumi Fujiwara and Ryōsuke Takahashi from Initial D. In many ways, he’s the quintessential romance character with his tall, charming…

Self-Care Sunday Special: My Blogging Origin Story & the Strength of Small Moments – Blogaversary Celebration

Please note: This post shall have references to depression and abuse, and implications of suicidal thoughts. Please read at your own discretion, thank you. As the weekend comes to an end, while a brand-new month begins, I was reminded yesterday of an anniversary that I had completely forgotten about: my blogging anniversary! So, to celebrate…