It’s been a long time since I last visited Diana Agron’s blog and lo and behold, I found one of her latest entries to be one of the most pleasing to thy ears. Though I know I may or may not want to send anything, or may or may not know what to talk about, I’m still thinking about it. After all, she said it herself, there’s no need to hurry! 😛 KAPAL EH!
I’m not much of a bookworm, though I’m a big fan of non-fiction literary pieces ranging from book compilations of short, real-life, inspiring stories to funny, real life anecdotes of ordinary people, to plain contemporary non-fiction type of books. Maybe I was too impatient to read long, dragging novels or maybe I was too content with having to read books in just one sitting (which dates back to grade school years when I used to love reading compiled horror stories) which is why I am more interested and giggly at the sight of these types of books.
This one I got a hardbound copy of from Booksale for a whopping Php45 only! ata? and it’s a compilation of short and funny anecdotes of the author herself.
This one is surprisingly, a novel, which I downloaded an ebook version of, and mind you, I think it’s probably the wildest (if you know what I mean) book I’ve read so far, but also one of the most romantic of all! ❤
At around 2002-2003, came the awkward teenage years when I learned to read a bit of fictional, young adult books (thanks to classmates who were generous enough to share their collections of Sweet Valley High/Middle School books). Later on, I discovered another genre of much interesting reads——-the amazing ‘chicklits’. If I’m not mistaken, I think I read my very first romance novel back in high school, thanks to my good friend, Christine who lent me her copy of “the Breakup Diaries” (I think). Thanks to that very instant too, I learned to love Philippine contemporary literature. I got addicted to the rest of the Summit Books and bought whatever I thought was appealing in terms of book illustrations/design and syempre, the synopsis at the back. I can even remember being excited, exchanging insights about these books with my 3rd year HS seatmate, Pochay. Also, my sister, Kat also influenced me into reading this one book titled “Drama Queen” (also by Summit Media) which by far became one of my/our favorites because of it’s intensity 10 kakilig ending!
Fast forward to the present time, I still buy and read books by local authors, however, I found myself taking interest in romantic novels written by foreign writers BIGTIME! Thanks to Booksale, I found a couple of dirt cheap novels that tickled my hopeless romantic heart. Then, when I discovered the joy of downloading ebooks online. I couldn’t help but fill up my disk space with TONS of free copies of books of different genres. I was able to download Paolo Coelho‘s novels and so were Nicholas Sparks‘ and Neil Gaiman‘s! I even downloaded and read the entire book 6 of Harry Potter on my ever dependable laptop! Imagine having to take pleasure in reading your all time favorite novels without having to burn your pockets!
Today, our 1 week lecture was culminated with our evaluation exam. Phew! We finished a little before 2pm and I headed straight to Ever Ortigas! Sadly, I wasn’t able to buy a book since I am saving up for the repair of my laptop’s charger. Good thing my trip to National Bookstore didn’t exactly suck seeing a lot of new books I could save up for next week!
First of all, I discovered these cute-colored novels of the Little Black Dress books with fancy illustrations—-hundreds of them on the teen-lit section. They were all priced at Php255 and they were all pretty interesting. I think I spent more than an hour reading almost all the books’ synopses!
Then there was Alexandra Potter and her equally eye-catching novels.
This one I was itching to buy because I was so interested with the plot (it’s a rom-com :)))). Unfortunately, I really was prioritizing my laptop repair so much I had to control my urge to buy it.
Then there was the book I was eyeing for the longest time, “Kapitan B”, which I would most probably be buying 2-3 weeks from now, if God forbids!
Long story short, I was “craving” for a new romantic novel, something with a bit of comic relief (since I’m a sucker for rom-coms) to help me unwind especially in the weeks to come. I’m scared I’ll drive myself crazy if I don’t find something to amuse myself with! 😛
Again, thank you Lord, for giving me another day/year to spend with the people I love (aka: family, friends and special friends haha). Thank you for showering me with so many blessings (in disguise/s) hahahha! I LOVE YOU! My only wish is for all of us to have a great life ahead of us! Thank you Lord!
Photos made by my longtime best/friends NIKKI and JANNINA! Had a great time yesterdaaaaaaay! Shall post pics next time!
This day is obviously one of most-anticipated and most celebrated day of this year, or ever, since it will only come once in this lifetime. I for one don’t even know what to do to make this day meaningful, so I could at least write something interesting for once, but sad to say, all I am going to do today is probably study and make a wish twice, one at 11:11 am and one at 11:11 pm. When are you even supposed to wish exactly? Would both wishes count or would the other wish be cancelled out if you wish for the 2nd time at night? Can I have more than 10 wishes at each time, long as I could say everything before the minute ends? How does it work? Sugapa sa wish much?
Also, tonight there’s going to be this lantern lighting ceremony at Banchetto and I wish I could go see it or just watch it even from afar. Kita kaya yun sa Antipolo or dito sa bahay? Asa pa. Unfortunately, I probably cannot go out again tonight. I thought my siblings are gonna go there like what they always do on Friday nights, but sadly, they said they wouldn’t. I would’ve gone with them this time if that’s so. Plus, my friend, Christine even planned a party tonight just because this day is that special, but I couldn’t go either, so………..
But I wouldn’t wanna mope around all day, after all, it’s a really special day and it’s up to me if I would let it pass uneventfully or not! I could always ride a jeepney to Antipolo or Taytay and see if the lanterns look good from afar. Hmmmmmm, should I? Kidding aside, I could just study real good today so that at least I know I did something productive on this 11th day of November 2011. LOOOOOOOOOOOSERRRR!!! HAHA! 😛 😉
Nikki discovered their “BY CHANCE” video while we were watching the Nestle Habambuhay Kasambahay short films online. I was probably too hooked to the Nestle videos to notice theirs. But I wasn’t disappointed because the first time I watched it, I fell in love with them instantly. I found them cute and inspiring (in a way that they make love seem so less complicated and enjoyable), plus, this video was well-thought of, the editing wasn’t bad either and it was based on their real life love story (I think) so even though Nikki and I were hesitating to at first, we eventually had to “like” their page on FB and from then on, Yes! I admit it, I became a fan! hahaaha!
If you look at their facebook page, you’ll know how famous these two have become. It’s really amazing what youtube does to people’s lives! They even had mall tours, tv/radio guestings already! CRAZY! Anyway, here are Jam Sebastian and Pao Liggayu and their beautiful story……
Recently, I found out (via their FB account) that they made another video. Though this one wasn’t based on true events anymore and it didn’t have a happy ending, it was still worth watching. 😛
And here are some of the videos they also made , most of which were school projects (ata?) and others were probably made just for fun:
This last one is a compilation of their pictures, made by a fan (ata ulit..haha). It’s so lovely, I cannot help but smile 🙂 :
love love love is in the air……..weh 😛
One hour later…………………………I found the inspiration for their “by chance” video, here’s “strangers, again”
and I just realized that these were very similar videos…. the concept and the storyline were the same. I guess I didn’t pay much attention to the last part of Jamich’s video before. hahahhaha