I do realize I've been slacking off with daily posts lately. So here goes my latest addiction (briefly) explained - which will hopefully tap into the relatable, understanding corner of my reader's mind.
Sally's fallen head over heels for anime. Again. Anyone else been in the zone of staring at a magical fairytale full of kawii, non-stop? As strange as it might sound, it's just as comforting as the very moment you jump into bed after a demanding day. I can visualise heads nodding vertically.
From age 6 up (my memory as an anime fan only extends so far back), I've been through Detective Conan, Ojamajo Doremi, Kaichou Wa Maid Sama, Chibi Maruko Chan, Death Note, Nodame Cantabile, and - ah too many to name - but I'm sure you get the gist. Now after a hiatus of half a decade, the phase is back. Yumeiro Patissiere has sweetened my life with its plates full of desserts. Each one drawn, almost, to perfection. For sure it'll get you treating yourself to a maracon (or something equally as delicious), before heading home next time you're out.
Ichigo Amano, the protagonist, is your seemingly ordinary 14 year old girl who has a no talent, except eating a whole lot of cakes (and later making them too). Grasp the idea of tumbling into patisserie academy and being teamed up with the school's top 3 patissiers, Makoto Kashino, Satsuki Hanabusa and Sennosuke Andou, the Sweets Princes. Without a doubt, they're all equally charming with their own specialty - chocolate, candy sculptures and flower based cakes, and Japanese sweets, respectively. Of course, you can't forget the Sweets Spirits. Adorable fairies who come to the human world to find themselves a sweets partner. Once pairs are matched, they'll help each other create the best dessert. I love them. Wish I had one too, except maybe a musical one would be better. Musical Spirit! *Imagination gone wild*
Since the marathon started approximately a week ago, it should come as no surprise that I've finished the first season, a total of 50 half-hour episodes, this morning. As 7.53pm strikes it's 10th second hand, I'm onto the seventh episode of Yumeiro Patissiere Professional Season 2.
Although there's definitely symptoms of addiction, I still recognise my limits.
Time to eat dinner.
*But thank who ever I need to thank for giving me pretty good eyesight till this day.
I've fallen in love with 85% cocoa dark chocolate. Bitter? Not at all. My tastebuds have adjusted to the refined sweetness within the bite of compact, bitter richness. Before I disliked white chocolate. Now I don't think I can stand milk chocolate either...
Everyone knows there are amazing health benefits accompanying this tiny dessert treat. I do realize you could google it and find heaps of scientific articles about its goodness, but, if you're too lazy to do that, I've jotted down some basic >85% quality cocoa dark chocolate's facts below: