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Lyra Kua
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I'm a learner and I love to share what I know to the world.

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Travel & Places
by Lyra Kua
1 year ago
How to Plan Your Trip to Japan

Here are some suggestions to planning your journey to Japan if you're traveling solo.

Travel & Places
by Lyra Kua
2 years ago
Weird and Interesting Chinese Taboos

Why can't Chinese people keep two dogs in one house? Why are they afraid of the number four? Why do they get angry when you give them a clock? Learn about the answers to these strange questions in this article.

Home & Garden
by Lyra Kua
2 years ago
Rules of Feng Shui

Feng Shui is a Chinese belief wherein the structure of the house and the furniture arrangement can greatly affect one's luck. In this page, I will be sharing some simple and easy-to-understand rules that you can apply in your own home.

Lifestyle
by Lyra Kua
2 years ago
7 Misconceptions About Introverts

Here are some of the things that many people think wrongly about introverts.

Entertainment
by Lyra Kua
2 years ago
I'm No Monster Book Review - A True Story of a Man who Kidnapped His Own Daughter

I'm No Monster is a true story about a man, Josef Fritzl, who kidnapped his own daughter, Elisabeth, and forced her into sex slavery. Determined to keep her hidden from the rest of the world, he built an underground home where the girl lived for twenty four years.   After the girl...

Pets & Animals
by Lyra Kua
2 years ago
9 Common Mistakes of Freshwater Fish Owners

Many beginners have misconceptions about the proper fishkeeping. It is not simply placing the fish in a bowl filled with water. Fish can live a happy and healthy life as long as you keep these few pointers in mind.

Entertainment
by Lyra Kua
2 years ago
What I Like and Dislike About Fated to Love You

After watching the Korean drama "Fated to Love You," I had some mixed feelings about the series. Here in this page, I have listed down the things I like and the things I dislike.

Entertainment
by Lyra Kua
2 years ago
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Why Itazura na Kiss 2 is Disappointing

I have watched both the first and the second season of Itazura na Kiss Japanese drama series. This is what I think about the sequel.

Health
by Lyra Kua
2 years ago
Understanding People: Personality Types Explained

The personality types developed by Myers-Briggs are one of my favorite personality theories. Upon learning my personality type based on the theory, I came to understand myself better. The descriptions of these personality types are very in-depth and precise. Of course, whichever theory you refer to, none of these can put you inside the box. These theories mainly serve as a guide to help you understand yourself, and understanding oneself is part of personal growth.

Travel & Places
by Lyra Kua
2 years ago
10 Things to Know Before You Go to Tokyo

Here's a list of pointers you need to know to make your Tokyo trip more hassle-free.

Entertainment
by Lyra Kua
2 years ago
Love in Tokyo Drama Review

Here's my review about the recent Japanese adaptation of the popular manga, Itazura na Kiss.

Entertainment
by Lyra Kua
2 years ago
Utsukushiki Wana Review: A Suspenseful, Comical, Insightful Drama

Here are my thoughts after watching the Japanese drama "Utsukushiki Wana."

Lifestyle
by Lyra Kua
2 years ago
A Guide to Chinese Food

If you haven't tried Chinese cuisine yet, here's a quick overview of what you'll be having.

Entertainment
by Lyra Kua
2 years ago
Escape from Camp 14 Book Preview - Horrific Details about the North Korean Prison Camp

A true account about a man who escaped from North Korea's total control zone.

Travel & Places
by Lyra Kua
3 years ago
The Park Lane Hong Kong Hotel Review

If you're planning to travel to Hong Kong but don't have a hotel in mind yet, consider Park Lane. In this article, I will be writing about my experience with this hotel.

Entertainment
by Lyra Kua
3 years ago
Walk In My Shoes: An Eye Opening Book about Life as a Refugee

My take on a book narrating about the story of a girl who fled from a war-torn Afghanistan.

Travel & Places
by Lyra Kua
3 years ago
8 Things to Do in Guangzhou

Some quick itinerary suggestions if you're planning to visit China's third largest city.

Entertainment
by Lyra Kua
3 years ago
Chinese Cinderella, A Sad Story that Touched My Heart

Chinese Cinderella, a true story tale of an unwanted Chinese daughter. My thoughts about the book.

Entertainment
by Lyra Kua
3 years ago
The Bonesetter's Daughter Book Review

After finding out that her mother has Alzheimer's disease, Ruth decides to read the memoir her mother has given her years ago. Since it is written in Chinese, which she is very poor at, she asks the help of a translator to learn about its contents. As she reads the material, she learns about her grandmother, the daughter of a bonesetter in China.

Entertainment
by Lyra Kua
3 years ago
Book Review: The Valley of Amazement

A Chinese-American named Violet narrates her childhood and feelings of distance from her mother, her new life as a courtesan after she is kidnapped, and her dreams for a happy future.

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