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I can not remember a time when I wasn’t there for him. He is the man that I have always wanted to love. He is strong, so much that he became indestructible. He has walls that I can’t come apart. I can’t even get in. One time, in my solitude, I thought of being his girl. But yet in my solitude, it permits me not. 

What is it with him that I am terrified of him? Why can’t I tell him just how much I adore him? 

He is not a typical guy who would hug you when you are sad. Not the man who would let you touch him when he is mad. He’s not the type of man who adores the simplest things you do. Certainly not the one sorry for his behavior. 

He is romantic in some way. In his own godless way. I cannot tell whether or not he likes me. One day, he’s sweet, the next day, he’s so cold. When he’s near, I can’t look at him. 

When he’s far, I can’t stop thinking about him. He is so much of a man that I have always wanted him to be but he is too selfish at times. Too selfish that he forgets that I, too, have feelings. 

I have forgotten what it’s like to be man-touched. Or be loved. Or be longed for. Or be cared for. He loves mystery so much that he became one (borrowed from Papertowns). I was trying not to care for him, at least for a day, but it’s hard not too. 

How can I not care for him when the word care for me tells me his name?

  

May is a very special month for me. Aside from the fact that this is my birth month, it’s summer too! Pretty amazing huh. So this blog talks about why I was not able to update since I cannot remember the date of my last post. Fast forward to today, I am busy because of few things.

  1. I am a certified business woman now! Yes. I am a business woman now. It’s pretty much related to one thing that I ever loved! Apparels. Yey! I have a new business that’s called Renee’s Closet. It’s formerly known as Dress to Kill but that’s way too overused. I decided to have it named after mine. It’s more of a summer collection. You can check on my Facebook account to see more of it.
  2. I am a weekend warrior at the beach. Thank holy goodness for the weekend rest days! I get to camp at the beach every weekend. Surf. Eat. Read. Sleep. This is an ideal life. So the place I go to is a remote area and the connection is sporadic, I can’t find time to share with you my wonderful experience back there. I will make sure to post pictures soon.
  3. I am reading a lot lately. Sometimes what we need is something that’ll feed our minds and soul. One good thing about the new Blackberry Software Update is that I get to download from amazon.com. That was the reason why I have Our Daily Bread that I, take note, can also set to remind me every end of my shift at work. What a great way to start my day. (My work starts at night and ends in the morning.) I bought 10 new books. I have about 50 eBooks to read. And believe me, this is euphoric and so addicting.

There it goes. These are the things that fill my days. Fill me in with yours.

Expenses on a Spread Sheet

The Salary isn’t really 9000. But I would like to see how far I can go with that alone. The excess of 9000 will automatically goes to my savings. Also, if you notice, the School Fee is tagged as “TBA”- it stands for To be added. It isn’t the start of school year yet and I have no idea whether the school will stick to the old pricing or not.

I hate to say it, but cigarette is really part of my daily finances.  I don't have food budget because I always eat at home before I head out to report to work.

I hate to say it, but cigarette is really part of my daily finances. I don’t have food budget because I always eat at home before I head out to report to work.

I forgot to include the Tithes and Offering for our church but I guess that shouldn’t be considered as daily finances. It is something you give out of faith and belief and it is for the love of God and our church.

When it comes to finances, I find it hard to sustain myself the capacity to be victorious over temptation. There’s a lot to indulge and also, places to go. How can I ever resist the mountain when it’s calling me? How can I resist the voices of nature when they’re alluring me? These questions and a lot more. I was asking those questions to justify myself when it comes to finances because I, sometimes forget my limit. I do not have discipline and thought I have no control over the matter. But it isn’t true. This actually led me to finding this book that talks about finances.

250 Bible Verses About Money

On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come. – 1 Corinthians 16:2

When we pray, after we thank God for all the blessings, we actually ask for provision. And to me, praying for provision and guidance would not mean anything if you won’t help yourself.

With great determination I know I can do this.

I shall. And I will.

Read: Exodus 2:2. The scripture talks about The Birth of Moses.

1. Perception for our children. If you perceive something as special, you’re going to take care of it.
2. Protection.
3. Preparation.

For kids;
Honor your parents.
Being smarter doesn’t mean wiser.

For parents;
Guide your children. Perceive for them, protect them and prepare them to see the world.

Photo credits to Goodsalt.com

The Birth of Moses.

..Because books for me are the things you buy and you still feel rich.

Words of Margaux

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This one goes to all my bookaholics out there.

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Done!
I am so inlove with Rush!
I spent 2 days reading these books.

What can I say?
It’s a story of love with twists and turns as usual, but the way Abbi wrote it, It made a lot of difference for me. I fell in love with the characters. It made me ask for more. I even thought I had separation anxiety when I am about to finish reading it. That was kind of exaggerated, I hear ye. 😛

Here are some of my favorite quotes..

“Everyone always says that love was enough. It wasn’t. Not when your soul has been shattered.”

“When you find your reason for living, hold onto it. Never let it go. Even if it means burning other bridges along the way.” ― Abbi Glines, Forever Too Far

“You don’t have to love me. Just don’t leave me,” he said against my leg”
― Abbi Glines, Fallen Too Far

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“I’m starting to realize that people lack good mirrors. It’s so hard for anyone to show us how we look, & so hard for us to show anyone how we feel.”
― John Green, Paper Towns

This book is now listed as one of my favorites. I was kinda surprised how John Green can easily make you laugh by his metaphors. He is a genius and to me, the story is twisted, exciting, and funny.

There’s a puzzle, a mystery to solve. And everytime you turn the pages, you get excited to see how resourceful the characters are and wonder how J.G was able to write it. He is generous enough to make me wander in the U.S while I was just sitting in my office table. I felt like I am part of the story. I felt involved and made me think of my own longing for an affair to the world.

This is different from his other famous books, The fault in our stars and Looking for Alaska. That is quite surprising. I mean, after TFIOS, I cried a river. Hell..oww..

The ending is not bad. But I was kind of sad. How fortunate ironies can happen.

And Margo is such a strong girl, She loves mystery so much that she became one.(borrowed line from the book)

“You’re painfully beautiful and all mine. Kiss me.”
“Once I’ve had you, you’re mine.”

Finally! I’ve waited for this chance to finish reading the 800+ pages. I started last week and I tried to read it at the airport and while on board, but I got destructed by the air turbulence. Now I am hoping to finish it with no more interruption.

This Man is part of a series. One of New York Times Bestseller.

About the book: According to General Books online..

Series : Book 1 of “This Man”
Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has an appointment for a first consultation at The Manor with the owner, Mr Jesse Ward. She is expecting nothing more than an overweight, cravat wearing, well-­to-­do countryman, and on arrival, nothing would suggest otherwise. How wrong could she be? This Man is devastatingly handsome, charming and confident. He is also a conceited, hedonistic playboy, who knows no boundaries. Ava desperately does not want to be attracted to him, but she can’t control the overwhelming affect he has on her. Every instinct is telling her to run, so she does, but Jesse Ward is not so willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her. She knows she is heading for heartbreak, but how can she run when he won’t let her?

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Sorry, I am still reading it. I can’t give you a review. Besides I am not good at that. I am only good at sharing what I am reading.

Also, allowing zero interruption is hard, especially if you have kids all over the place. Poor me!

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Who would dare miss it for the world?
Obviously, not me.

I went out on a date with my two good friends.
They are couple and I looked like a chaperone.
But since they are the only ones I can watch this movie with,
I didn’t mind for a second.

So, Stoick was dead in the movie. The mother is still alive after 20years of disappearing. Toothless became the Alpha. Hiccup is now the chief.

I guess they’ll have part 3 of this movie. Who knows.
But the adventure, fun and excitement while watching it was there.
The movie is good for everyone.

No dull moments. The baby dragons were so cute.

I recommend it for everyone who has kids. They’ll love it for sure.

I was not a natural. . . . This is the story of becoming . . . the Hard Way.”
― Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon

If you can’t talk about it, then write about it.

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Book Cover”

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The Movie”

What I like most about watching a movie captured in New York is that I get to imagine my life in there.

Where unimaginable things happen. The luxurious life. Tall buildings. City lights. The people. I love liberal minds.

There’s just one thing I don’t like.
Since I have seen a lot of movies filmed in here, I learned how a New Yorker leads his life.

They are always out partying like nobody cares if they get drunk.
People are famous for being rich. Girls are well known in a fashionable society.

They don’t look at life the way I see it.
They are rich. They live in a cozy place. They are elegant.

While I prefer to be in Ohio.Or any place beside a beach. A country song. Birds chirping. Farm animals. Fresh air. Tall trees. Green environment.

So, what I like about the movie? It’s not bad. Everything that means luxury isn’t bad at all. It says everything that you can imagine, can happen.

Plus Leonardo Di Caprio is a real man. I lurvvve him.