Meet Esther


The very first thing you should know about me is that I am one of a family of five, the eldest of three daughters. This is the very first thing you should know because any resident insanity you discover in this blog is their fault entirely. 602037_10151670322866184_2015083351_n 11024648_951870201490756_3320437143916396236_n

[For that first picture, that’s how our parents looked when we told them that they look good together and should get married].

Our hobbies include watching the singing-dancing fountain at Eastwood Mall, eating S&R pizza after church, and watching tv series over dinner (BBC Sherlock, Flash, and loads of Doctor Who). You can see that we are one in our insanity.


I admit that I have my own unique form of crazy. It takes shape through:

1. Paper and Ink


Which is why, I suspect, I love reading and writing so much. I match paper with pens the way others match clothing-pieces. Empty paper is compelling; paper covered with words, even more so.

When I’m not writing or reading, I’m breathing in the pages, stroking them, and wiping ink on my hands in a paroxysm of weirdness. My favorite paper-and-ink concoction is Elizabeth Wein’s The Winter Prince.

2. Matching Thread Colors


I have this thing where I can’t sit still for long, perfect for crafts with lots of repetition in them. However, what I particularly love is spending time picking through thread colors, trying to find the weirdest color mixes that won’t offend the eye.

Some are themed: you can see the sky blue-and-yellow of Vongola Sky (from anime Katekyo Hitman Reborn), and the red, white, and black of Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity. Some are hits (as compared to misses). Some are the unfortunate result of not enough thread choices but fingers too active (or pockets too broke) to gather some more.

3. After-Aikido Dinners


I do suppose Aikido…is…fun…but the best part is gathering after dinner afterwards, comparing bruises, and enjoying the fact that we are still alive. Here, on an after-Aiki high, do we discuss everything from The Lord of the Rings to the Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Aikido is a passion, but the after-Aiki dinners make the three-hour dying sessions very worth while.

At the end of the day, I’m a girl who loves collecting book series (latest in my goals: the entire Mortal Instruments++ series by Cassandra Clare), loves watching tv series (hurrah for Goblin+The Crown+Man in the High Castle) and anime (currently, Fate Zero), and loves going out on dates with friends.


Many thanks!

– Esther


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