Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Flora (4)

Tiao Grass Physical Description: A plant that looks like sunflower with red flowers and yellow fruits. Its fruits look like babies’ tongues. Special Properties: Consuming its fruits can make increase your willpower, making you less susceptible to deceit and temptations. Ghost Grass Physical Description: A grass that looks like the oil sunflower, with a redContinue reading “Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Flora (4)”

Moonlake’s Writing Updates- June 2021

From the second last week of May, I had actually moved into new territory. That is, I had put aside my WIP and gone into outlining my tentative next project. So I’m currently outlining book 1 or the grandma’s story.  I think I mentioned it before but somehow I decided that it will fit rightContinue reading “Moonlake’s Writing Updates- June 2021”

Outside the Starfish drift through the channel

Yet another Wild Writing piece based on a jump-off line from the poem Starfish, actually part of a line. I personally like it, because it pushed me into the lyrical realm, which is a realm that I like to visit but I’m not convinced is my natural place. But there is this central imagery thatContinue reading “Outside the Starfish drift through the channel”

Subgenres of Fantasy

If you thought from the title that this is going to be a Wikipedia-like post on the different sub-genres of fantasy, then unfortunately, that’s not what I’m going to write about today. Instead, I’m going to write about a potentially unpopular opinion I have about the sub-genres of fantasy. Which is that I’m not quiteContinue reading “Subgenres of Fantasy”

Self-Learning Updates

I’m still taking a two-pronged approach to this via reading and writing exercises. In terms of reading, I’m still taking down notes about my feelings to selected novels that I knew had made me feel something and I’m essentially typing up bullet point lists of where I’ve felt anything, what did I feel and whatContinue reading “Self-Learning Updates”

Maybe there is nothing going on

This piece below is still prompted by a line in the poem Starfish: Maybe there is nothing going on.  Maybe there is nothing going on. Nothing. Nothing at all. Nothing except my imagination. Oh, I’ve always had imagination. When clouds flowed by in the sky, I could see shapes in them. I could conjure storiesContinue reading “Maybe there is nothing going on”

Remarkable Women in Ancient China (9)- Li Qing Zhao

Who is she: Probably the most famous female poet across ancient Chinese history (there had been a number of other women known for poetry such as Ban Zhao but they were all way before her times. I’m not sure but I think her poetry work survived the most).   Notable Life Events: Born in 1084 duringContinue reading “Remarkable Women in Ancient China (9)- Li Qing Zhao”

Adventures Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 4

“What’s going on?” I bumped into Estella as she was moving towards the bridge. “No idea, either Guppy learned how to fly or the ship’s taking us somewhere important of its own will.” The Xing did that from time to time, we knew that. Side effect of the junkyard exercise. “Let’s get to the bridgeContinue reading “Adventures Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 4”

Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Fauna (3)

Tiao Fish Physical Description: A fish that looks like a four-headed chicken with red feathers, six feet and three tails. Its call sounds like that of the magpie. Special Properties: Consuming its meat is a cure for anxiety. Heng Gong Fish Physical Description: A 1.5-1.6m long fish that looks like a carp that is redContinue reading “Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Fauna (3)”