Aug 26, 2010

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger


On my bedside is Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, and I have 9 Stories lying around somewhere in the house. I have been trying to finish these two books for a week now, with no success yet because I keep getting sleepy. The book does not catch all my interest at this point. Obviously, I am not an angst-filled youth and I cannot at this point of my life, make a connection with Holden. But seriously, If I had my hands on this book when I was in high school, I may have turned out differently! I may have done something really really stupid and life changing! The boy is so obviously troubled. I lost a brother too when I was young and I felt lonely and guilty most of the time back then so can you imagine having a hero like him? Gosh, no wonder this book was banned. I am not sure if that was right though. I will try to make another go at a review once I am done with the book though. As for 9 stories, am already on the 3rd story, The Laughing Man and I still don't get it!

One quote I liked from the book:
Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.
If I read this back then, this would have killed me.


Aug 25, 2010

Join Quicker8's Blog Contest!

Quicker8 is having a contest and while I will win the 1st prize, I ask all of you to take a shot at it too! They say if you want something bad enough, then you will have it. I want the watch, there, I said it maybe 4 times already in all my four blogs, haha! By the way, the contest ends September 8 so hurry up. And she will announce that I won the watch on September 18 by random.org, haha!

Anyway, here are the prizes for you to drool over:


1st prize - Ladies Chronograph (bic face) watch
2nd prize - Kate Spade kikay kit (orange)
3rd prize - Kate Spade kikay kit (floral)

And to join, juts follow these instructions:
1. Subscribe to my feed via email located right side bar (REQUIRED) - 1 Entry
2. Blog about the contest along with the Prizes {You MUST include the Prizes and My link}- 5 Entries
- If you have multiple blogs, much better. Each blog post along with the Prizes -5 Entries.
3. Leave a comment in this post telling me what you did and give me the link of the blog post. 1 Entry.
4. Comment to any of my post. From August 8,2010 to Sept 8,2010 and you’ll have 1 entry each comment.
-Make it sure it's at least three word ! LOL And NO SPAMMING, PLEASE!
So head over to Quicker8 and join the contest now!

Aug 23, 2010

Dear John

I love it! Its your typical boy meets girl, they fall and in love, they separated because he was in the army, she fell in love with somebody else, he came back but they cant be together anymore type of love story. That is the plot of the book by the way. It is a very easy to read book, the characters are not complicated, but you can feel the goodness of the characters. I cried several times while reading this and despite the unhappy ending for John (and maybe a little for Savannah) I still love this book. I have no intention of watching the movie because the keep saying its crappy. I really love Nicholas Sparks, but my favorite story is still A Love Story by Erich Segal. Now that is one love story!

Aug 10, 2010

A Versatile Blogger Award!

First, I would like to thank pachuvachuva for this Versatile Blogger Award and to my book suppliers namely my bosses Aldrich, Mickey and Lara and also esnips.com for free ebook downloads. He he. I would also like to thank Booksale for their low priced books because you know me, if its not free or if its not cheap, I cant buy it.

Anyway, to share the award and the love, here is what I need to do:
  1. Thank the person that gave you this award, so again thanks to pachuvachuva!
  2. Share 7 things about yourself
  3. Pass the award to 7 other bloggers
  4. Let the 7 bloggers know that you've picked them for this award.

So the 7 Things about me:
  1. I used to read as a form of escape. I usually have no baon for lunch when I was a scholar at St Paul Pasig, so I would go to the library and read. It helped pass the time but not the hunger. I was so skinny then.
  2. I started reading short stories and Tagalog novels of Lualhati Bautista, then I moved to Sweet Valley and RL Stine and then to Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King.
  3. When I was in elementary, my neighbor had a store and she rents out Komiks. I didn't have to pay her because she made me read all of them and I tell her what's good and what's crap. I also remind her of how the story was in the previous story.
  4. I don't understand it that my kids don't love to read.
  5. I only recently completed my paperback collection of the 7 Harry Potter books, after my bosses gave me GC's at Bestsellers. Yes, I am a cheapo!
  6. My husband gave me the 4 Twilight books in a span of 1 year: as a birthday present, Mother's Day gift, anniversary guift and Christmas gift. I loved how he took the effort to reserve and search the books for me.
  7. I have a big balikbayan box of books at the office, under my desk, waiting to be brought home. Sadly, I don't have anymore space at home for them! But I don have the heart to sell them or give them away. I love re-reading them


I pass this award to this 7 bloggers:
  1. Some Things Are Free
  2. Crayons and Pencils
  3. SOSYALERANG FROG
  4. Deliciously Spicy Moments
  5. Unchained Thoughts
  6. Mom's Wish Lists
  7. Ruthilicious

So spread the love!

Aug 5, 2010

Come and Join BC Bloggers 4

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No more link-baiting and begging for links because BC Bloggers is now here! Join us so you can have all the blog links that you will ever need! Just visit Paula's Place on how to join!

Blogroll

BC Bloggers 4.1!

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My Daily Notes
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Aug 4, 2010

Meme or Me Me!

I just saw this meme from Mich's blog, loved it and decided to answer them here!

10 years ago I was...
... working at a freight forwarding company in Manila and only 3 years fresh from school was already feeling burned out. Shortly after, I quit, enrolled in graduate school and found another job in Makati.

5 years ago I was...
...only 28 years old and already a proud mother to 3 kids. Was already 3 years on my current job and realized this one is for keeps. I also started reading blogs at this time but didn't have the courage to start one yet.

Yesterday...

...I was all wet from the rain and had hot mami for dinner.

5 Favorite TV Shows...
...Charmed
...Glee
...How I Met Your Mother
...Shaun the Sheep
...24 Oras

5 Favorite Toys...
- Liway, my laptop
- Diwa, my external hard drive
- Kinang, my canon powershot
- Simang, my new Samsung phone
-Tinig, my Philips Go Gear Aria
...yes, I name my gadgets!

5 Fictional Characters I Would Date...
...Mark Wahlberg (just pick a fictional character for him and I will date him)
...cant think of anybody else!

5 Biggest Joys...
...Noel, my husband
...Drexelle, Danniel and Denise-my kids
...my family and friends
...travel
...my work and the pay

5 Places I Would Run Away To...
...Boracay (we were there recently!)
...my house in Montalban
...any country in Asia for my first travel abroad
...Rome or London for work
...church to pray

5 Things I would do with $100M...
...buy a house, a car and shop till we drop!
...give to Kapuso Mo Foundation
...build a building named after my father in an elementary school in my hometown
...give money or help my siblings and friends
...treat my family an all expense paid trip somewhere really nice

Aug 3, 2010

A TEACHER’S LINK EXCHANGE PROJECT

What do you say when a teacher tells you to do a project? You join of course! And I am joining Vernz without batting an eyelash :-) If you check out all my four blogs, all have the same post at the moment.



So link up, all of you out there! This is sure to be fun! Just click the link on instructions on how to link up.