The clouds earlier today (June 25, 2012)
“Clouds may come, but clouds must go, and they all have a silver lining. For behind each cloud you know, the sun, or moon, is shining.”
June 13, 2012 - How was my first day of school? Oh, ‘twassss great! /sarcasm
So far, my day went well though.
I’m not telling you to make the world better, because I don’t think that progress is necessarily part of the package. I’m just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it. To look at it. To try to get the picture. To live recklessly. To take chances. To make your own work and take pride in it. To seize the moment.
- Joan Didion
★★★☆☆ 3/5 - 3 stars for 3 books. 19 books down for the year 2012.
Let’s tell the truth to people. When people ask, “How are you?” have the nerve sometimes to answer truthfully. You must know, however, that people will start avoiding you because, they too, have knees that pain them and heads that hurt and they don’t want to know about yours. But think of it this way: If people avoid you, you will have more time to meditate and do fine research on a cure for whatever truly afflicts you.
- Letter to My Daughter | Maya Angelou
Through the view finder of Canon AE-1: Cat Appreciation post
Reading not only keeps me sane and entertained, it does not only help me escape reality and let me uncover different realities, but it also helps me widen my imaginations and develop my creative faculties. That is why reading is fundamental.
★★★☆☆ 3/5 - 16 books down for the year 2012.
The very first Tagalog novel I owned. I find this book very funny because of the gay lingos and the manananggal thingy. It was an entertaining book and a good read. Ricky Lee made sure that all of the characters were given their own spotlight in the duration of the story. All in all, I liked it even though the ending left me unsatisfied. Btw, I’m planning to buy Ricky Lee’s first book, Para kay B. :)
Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata - Ricky Lee
“Eleksyon, 2010. Isang baklang impersonator, si Amapola, ang naging manananggal at nakatanggap ng propesiya na siya ang itinakdang magliligtas sa Pilipinas. Ang naghatid ng balita: si Emil, isang pulis na Noranian. Ang pasimuno ng balita: si Sepa, ang lola sa tuhod ni Amapola, na nanggaling pa sa panahon ng Kastila at may unrequited love noon kay Andres Bonifacio.“
“Napaka-imaginative ng Pilipino at di nauubusan ng mga bagong paraan ng pagdurusa.” — Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata
★★★☆☆ 3/5 - 14 books down for the year 2012.
A friend of mine said that I should give this book a try, so yup. It was a sad book but I like it though. I enjoyed reading it and also, I’d like to read the whole series but I’m too shy to borrow the remaining 12 books. Haha! ‘Twas okay at least I’d had the chance to read Lemony Snicket’s first book. :)
The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket
The Baudelaire kids had a good life living with there mom and dad in a big house which also had a big library. One day the Baudelaire children went to a beach on a gloomy day and no one was there until they saw Mr. Poe who brought bad news. He told the children that there parents have died in a fire and there whole house have been burnt down even there beautiful library. After that the Baudelaire childrens life turned upside down with them now having to live with there uncel who had no contact with then ever before.
I asked my granny if I can have all her old landscape photos when she was in Europe and some yellowing post cards and she said yes! Yay, another addition to my collection. ❤
It has been ages since I last soaked in the bathtub and I missed it.
I’ve gotten a lot of followers lately. Yay! Soooooo.. let me tell you guys some tidbits about myself.
I’m April, I just turned 19. I live in the Philippines, MNL all my life. I’m incoming 3rd year college in STI taking up BSIT. I’m inlove with nature, heavenly bodies, books, eiffel tower, snail mails, and the list goes on. So yea, that’s it! Can’t think of things to write down anymore, so just msg. me if you want to know more about me or if you need someone to talk to. I may not be the best advisor, but I’ll try to give you the best advice I can think of. I’m just here if you need a friend, k? (≧▽≦)♥
5 Random Book-related Facts (I just copied freedomblogger’s post)
12 13 books down for the year 2012.
I just finished 2, well technically 3 books in a week. Yay! So now I need lotsa money to buy [a] new book[s]—oh how I hate being broke. Anyhoo, I’ve read The Vampire Diaries, The Hunters: Moonsong and Paper Towns and I give them ★★★★★ 5/5 stars. These books are page turner and reading them (and my other book purchases for this month) definitely kept me sane these past few weeks of (deadly hot) April.
The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Moonsong - L.J. Smith
Life is better than ever, Elena and her friends can’t wait to attend Dalcrest College. But when students start to disappear from campus, suddenly every new acquaintance is a potential enemy. Then Elena uncovers a long-hidden secret, one that shocks her to the core, she realises that darkness has followed her from Fell’s Church. But will it be Stefan or Damon who catches her when she falls?
Paper Towns - John Green
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life–dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge–he follows.
After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues–and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.
★★★☆☆ 3/5 - 11 books down for the year 2012.
I had high hope for this book and it came short and the plot didn’t quite work for me but I liked it though. P.S. Nothing beats John Green’s, The Fault in our stars!
Looking for Alaska - John Green
Miles “Pudge” Halter is abandoning his safe, boring life. Fascinated by the last words of famous people, Pudge leaves for boarding school to seek what a dying Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Pudge becomes encircled by friends whose lives are everything but safe and boring. Their nucleus is razor-sharp, sexy, and self-destructive Alaska, who has perfected the arts of pranking and evading school rules. Pudge falls in love with her. When tragedy strikes the close-knit group, though, it is only in coming face-to-face with his problems that Pudge discovers the value of living and loving unconditionally.