Mystery (Rhythmical Rant)

Life is a mystery;

One that I’ll never really fathom.

Yet I still study its history,

Forming thoughts to help me imagine.


Rules change,

And concepts never apply.

Try as you might– you’ll still be strange,

Try some more, but by a corner you’ll still cry.


Should we care—

About the things people say?

Fight it fair and square?

Or let their knives deform you like clay?


And who you are–

Upon what is that based?

On what they saw described in your star?

Or everything else you once faced?


But then,

Hasn’t the past already departed?

Why look into it again,

When it’s the thing I’ve long since parted?


Why judge me on the first glance,

When it’s only what you just saw?

I’ve still so much to enhance,

And it’s my life— it’s what I’ll draw.


And yet,

We care about reputation.

When it’s a sad, sad threat,

Looming over every single nation.

Well yes,

It’s their word against yours—

Indeed, a fine game of chess,

But who is it to settle the scores?


Now I think I’ve strayed a bit far,

So let’s get back to the subject.

I’ll talk about the scar,

And in that, I’ll be direct.


People judge,

People hurt.

They’ll walk round and trudge,

Not caring about what they blurt.


So now it’s only up to you,

To give them what they need.

Hand over the glue,

And tell them we’re all a broken breed.


No one’s perfect,

But that’s the way it should be.

In everyone lies a bit of a wreck,

Mostly hidden under the sea.


And yes: life’s still to me unknown,

But that’s one down and a million more to go.

With that one issue finally blown,

I guess I’ll just have to take it slow,

And believe that truths will one day rise and glow.




What did you think of my rather rhythmical rant? Enjoyed it? Should I make rhyming rants a thing or just get back to bulky paragraphs? Which part did you relate to the most? The bit about the glue and the one about the sea are my personal favourites, to be honest. 

Everything aside, I hope you all have a lovely day and I look forward to your feedbacks~

–Midnight Ranter (aka Ayaka)

3 Days, 3 Quotes– Book Tag


How’s everyone? Enjoying the last bits of November? I surely hope so!

So I was tagged by my very lovely friend Dez from @Dez| The Fun In Reading Books. I’m telling you, ladies and gentlemen, this human has one of the best blogs and personalities I’ve had the pleasure of coming across; so do yourself a favour and check her blog out!

So what’s the tag? The rules go as follows:

1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day


So today’s quote is *drumroll* ….

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I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned these two facts but:

a. I take such a pleasure in reading quotes; and I love quotes so much that writing one from my ‘favourites’ list everyday may last a decade and more– it’s that bad, yes.

b. SHERLOCK HOLMES! Oh goodness… if I could just begin to describe my admiration to that classical book series, we’d never see the end of it. And I don’t love it so much just because Benedict Cumberbatch made an epic TV series of it. No sir, it goes way beyond that too.

And that sadly concludes the fangirl session on quotes and being a major Sherlockian. I have a passion for the truth and unmasking lies, so this quote takes the top of my list.

Oh yes, the nominees!

I tag:

  1. TrainOfThoughts 
  2. Birdie BookWorm
  3. ForensicMom 

I wish I could tag everyone all at once, but I guess that’ll have to wait until tomorrow’s post.


Know the quote, though? A fellow Sherlockian yourself? Let me know!

Loads of love,

Midnight Ranter (aka Ayaka)

PS. I changed up the blog’s theme– I felt like I needed something more to the immaculate side. What do you think of the new one? 

The Screwdriver

Once, I was looking for this singular screwdriver and I couldn’t find it anywhere I looked. And mind, I rummaged through everything and every drawer to get it; but sadly resurfaced empty-handed.

My father, bless him, sees me in my disarrayed state and asks what I was looking for. When I told him, he asks me, ‘What colour is it?’

And I answer him and tell him it’s yellow.

He smiles-grins a little, looks me in the eye like he knows some secret I haven’t a clue on, and tells me that there was also a purple one, which was right under my nose and I couldn’t see it even though I searched that place at least three times.

The moral is: sometimes you’re looking for something in this distinct shape and never find it; but once you realise that the shape could change, you may as well find it right in front of you, hidden (or not so hidden) in plain sight, with you not having the least idea on. You just had your sights on something too distinct.

The end you’re looking for may not be there, but that doesn’t mean that there is no end. It just means that there’s a different shape and colour to it.

So open up your mind more as I have learnt to open mine.


Midnight Ranter (aka Ayaka)

The Versatile Blogger Award

Heya wonderful folks!

Seven hundred and seven years ago, I was nominated by the astounding, most gracious and epic lady, Dezel, from dez | the fun in reading books for The Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you so blooming much, mate; and I apologise for my late post on it. I realised that doing such posts eons after being nominated could be a tad bit rude (okay, maybe too rude) so I am really sorry about that.

And, just saying, her blog is simply beautiful and her posts and book reviews take the top of my favourites’ list, so check it out to grace your eyes and mind a bit 🙂

The rules of said award are:

-Thank your nominator;
-Share the award on your blog;
-State 7 things about yourself;
-Choose 7 new nominees who have fewer than 300 followers;
-Notify them via social media.

Now onto the 7 deadly facts about yours truly:

  1. I am quite the bibliophilic, as you may have already noticed. I love purchasing books, stacking them on my wooden shelf, and looking at them when I feel down. Obviously, I read said books but.. I just love looking at them (and smelling them, okay? I’m weird. Fine.), it’s calming.
  2. I’m the eldest of four girls. And being the eldest somehow made me automatically sound older than my age and, in a way, quite mature for my age. That’s one thing that I think I liked from being the responsible one.
  3. I’m quite the romantic chum. Romance–not the cheesy one– gets to me. I like reading stories with romance in them and not romance with a story to it. Like YA romance, they’re too adorable. You get my point?
  4. I speak 3 languages– Japanese, English and Arabic. Not fluent in all three but I do my best.
  5. I wished to become a forensic scientist, or a psychologist; but my father is trying to persuade me in looking into Aesthetic Medicine.
  6. I like deep talks. Most people I know shy away from deep talks or just avoid them altogether but I just love them. I love hearing your views on things and matters and seeing where we’re alike and different. It’s a part of being human and I love it.
  7. Last but not least, I love this community. I love all the comments I get on the blog and all the thoughts and compliments.All the people and virtual mates. They get me going when no sugar or caffeine can possibly drive me; and I’m eternally thankful for that.

And onto the nomination of the wonderful bloggers:

  1. TheNightOwl
  2. Azura Skye 
  3. TrainOfThought
  4. Shraddhatandelwritings
  5. My Mind Speaks Aloud 
  6. Ivy Iris 
  7. You! I nominate you, epic reader and blogger. Just let me know when you decide to do the award and I’d love to read facts about yourself!

Hope you enjoyed my post and you ought to visit these lovely people mentioned up there, they deserve all success.


Midnight Ranter