About Isabel

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Isabel has created 28 blog entries.
23 Oct 2017

5 of my favorite 1950s romantic comedies

2019-04-10T18:16:49+08:00Oct 23 2017|Shows|

5 of my favorite 1950s romantic comedies There are times I feel I must have been born in the wrong generation. I've always been called an old soul, but there is something about the 1950s in particular that just draws me in. Everyone seemed to have this grace about them and carried themselves [...]

20 Oct 2017

5 ways I changed my financial habits

2019-04-10T18:18:06+08:00Oct 20 2017|Life|

5 ways I changed my financial habits I am by no means a financial wizard. In fact, I am quite horrible at saving. When I was getting an allowance in college, I'd blow all my excess money on books or concerts. I still did pretty much the same thing when I started [...]

13 Oct 2017

My To-Read List: The Sci-Fi Edition

2019-04-10T18:18:20+08:00Oct 13 2017|Books|

My To-Read List: The Sci-Fi Edition I've been a fan of most sci-fi movies since I first watched the X-Files and Star Wars in the 90s. But a few years ago, I realized I hadn't read enough sci-fi novels to declare myself a true fan of the genre. So I began researching [...]

10 Oct 2017

5 artists and the soundtrack of my life

2019-04-10T18:18:36+08:00Oct 10 2017|Music|

5 artists and the soundtrack of my life I wouldn't call my taste in music sophisticated at all. There isn't one particular genre I gravitate towards (maybe just old school pop?). I tend not to pay too much attention to lyrics, but melody is definitely important for me. As long as it [...]

06 Oct 2017

5 books that broke my heart for good

2019-04-10T18:20:12+08:00Oct 06 2017|Books|

5 books that broke my heart for good Do you ever come across lines in books that are written so beautifully that they make you sad? I generally stay away from books with heavy or depressing topics because I absorb emotions too easily. But when I feel strong enough, I challenge myself [...]

03 Oct 2017

The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

2019-04-10T18:20:26+08:00Oct 03 2017|Books|

The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie Is it just me, or does every child grow up wanting to be an amateur sleuth like Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys? I know I certainly did. Having read these detective novels as a child, I seriously believed myself to be one - [...]

29 Sep 2017

What I’m reading and watching – Sep 2017

2019-04-10T18:20:42+08:00Sep 29 2017|Books, Shows|

What I'm reading and watching - Sep 2017 I thought I'd start a monthly "favorites" series because I can't possibly recap every episode or review every book in as much depth as I'd like to. Despite it being a favorites post, I'll probably mention what I liked or didn't like about a [...]

22 Sep 2017

Travelogue: Taiwan 2017

2019-04-10T18:26:05+08:00Sep 22 2017|Travel|

Travelogue: Taiwan 2017 When my mother offered me a chance to go to Taiwan with her and her bible study group, I didn't think twice. I'd been to Taiwan once before as a teenager, but I just knew this trip would be different. Heck that was over 10 years ago, of course it [...]

15 Sep 2017

5 family themed k-dramas that had me bawling

2019-04-10T18:24:39+08:00Sep 15 2017|Shows|

5 family themed k-dramas that had me bawling I am a natural born cry-baby. Despite being completely rational in all real life scenarios, I am extremely emotional when it comes to my books and television shows. This year, I celebrate 10 years of watching Korean dramas. Having watched over 100 Asian dramas, I [...]

08 Sep 2017

5 reasons to binge watch Free!

2019-04-10T18:22:59+08:00Sep 08 2017|Shows|

5 reasons to binge watch Free! Swimming used to be my least favorite sport, but Michael Phelps at the 2008 Beijing Olympics changed all that. That epic win of his is still seared into my memory. So when my friend told me about a whole anime devoted to swimming, I could barely [...]