Friday, September 30, 2011

86: Life Rant: When Time Permits

22 years and time had been running fast; albeit too fast. Most of my life I had been a spectator. I watch how the world go round, I watch people come and go, individuals becoming couple, things get broken and fixed. I had been an audience -- most of the time watching and never playing an important part. 

Maybe on the right time, someone will hand me the role that I have to play.

S o m e d  a y .

Sunday, September 25, 2011

85: Here comes the kindle!

Proud owner of Kindle
name: King (09.24.2011)
Amazon Kindle 3rd Generation

Monday, September 19, 2011

84: ALDO: Watch and Earrings [set]

I have a current accessory obsession store: ALDO.

I think what I love about ALDO is that its accessories are affordable yet very elegant and fashionable. I should have posted this few days ago but I was a bit busy, so yes this is quite an overdue post. teehee. What I have bought are a set of earrings and a watch set that has different color straps to suit my dress/clothes theme.




Their set of earrings (that are not dangling) are quite limited though, I am hoping they will have a new stock coming soon. I'm not really fond of dangling so this is the only one that had tickled my fancy. Suffice.

have been browsing in ALDO and I cannot go wrong with their accessories; with a reasonable price and with a elegant style what else should I look for? I'm not disappointed with what I have browsed and I'd absolutely would like to go back and have my accessories bought there.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

83: Letter: [T]hen comes oblivion

A letter for him; some parts are omitted.

While trying to gather my thoughts in what I should write to you (and if ever you'll get to read this), I'm currently enjoying red wine from Napa, California while listening to Ray Lamontagne's Trouble CD (I'm currently in Hold You In My Arms track). I always have thought Ray Lamontagne, Michael Buble's songs were a good choice to spend the night lounging and swaying while tipsy. Mind you, tipsy not drunk.

Well I am hoping that after writing this, I could get a dreamless sleep. Thanks to my wine. ;)

The weather here is just perfect. It's not hot, just perfect. It had been raining then and now. So the weather's cool. You'd find the bedsheets cool during the night, and night just smells like an after-washed rain. I think you have mentioned that you had a flu due to your trip to Taiwan, I hope you are well now. Must have been quite hard to be sick traveling.

Well regarding my shift, no. I'm still working late at night. I'm getting used to it anyway. It wasn't pleasant but bearable. [...] Anyway, most of the time during weekends, I would find myself awake early in the morning (like 2 AM) just because I was asleep during day time but I find night time very comforting. Everything is too quiet; almost had reminded me that peace is probably just like that.

About my nude drawings, well I'm getting the curves of the body but has never perfected the face of the person. I sort of wanted to exclude the head and just the body because it ruins the drawings. But probably a few more practice, I'll be good. I'm using pencil, colored pencil, and oil pastels btw. You know, I like having colors, smudges on my hands. It felt so ... sexy. I don't know but there's something so very enticing in drawing a nude picture, completing it and knowing that I have made it with my own hands and seeing the traces left on me.

[...]

Well I hope to hear from you soon. I hope you get to read this and have not this buried on your junk mail because I'd be disappointed. *sigh* Anyway, I'm happy for your dog. Let your dog have a great life. She'd love you for it. *wink*.

Before I end this, I'm currently listening on Luther Vandross' Superstar and half finished on my drink. 10 minutes after this, I'll be on the bed lying, after 30 minutes of staring on the ceiling -- thinking what you are probably doing by the very minute; then comes oblivion.

Goodnight.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

82: Life rant: Beginning a new chapter as a woman.

I don't know how many times I have ranted how I wanted to change. But I am pretty sure that I have blogged about it once, twice, or thrice already. I had unceasingly mentioned that I wanted to change. I want to change how I dress and how I act. I wouldn't say that it's not a struggle because it was a struggle. Coming out of my comfort zone was hard because I had to battle the things that I was already used to. I have grown to what I had been so things that I do already come unconscious.

For 20 years, I have never really cared about how I look. I was not fashionably inclined. It never bothers me that I wear the same things over and over again; or I'm fine with a sneakers, jeans, and a comfy shirt. But I realized that it cannot be the same case forever.

I think I just came to a certain point in my life where in I realized that I cannot be the same person for the next years to come. I had never bothered to buy a dress, never bothered to put a make-up, never bothered to buy accessories, etc., but I realized after watching few shows, movies, and reading about woman things how much I wanted to look like a woman; to act like a woman.

With few inspirations I realized how much I wanted to "blossom". I never understood how woman spend their money buying clothes, going gaga over shoes, pampering to look better because I never felt the same craving. But now I understood how unimaginably it feels so good when I indulge myself to look better.

It was not vanity; but just the fact that I wanted to look better.

People I know teases me for outgrowing my old self. They realized that my facade as a nerd/tomboy was slowly changing -- slowly ending. They now see me beginning my new chapter as a woman.

Change is a work. It's a constant battle of what I have been and of what I want to be. But with determination and with constant reminder of what I wanted, made me guarantee myself that I will succeed in changing.

Friday, September 16, 2011

81: Jaime Fraser and Claire Beauchamp - Chibi!

Click to full view.

My comment?
I wish I were more adept in digital drawing. I'm having a hard time with stroking using the pen tablet. But well ... to say I'm a little content. But I think I could have improved it more. 

*sigh*

80: Book Rant: Sinful by Charlotte Featherstone

omg, first I have to collect my thought. I'm still in spaz.

okay, inhale exhale.

I was skeptical about reading this because someone had left a nasty review on this book that took out all of the enthusiasm I have (okay, remind me not to read reviews again ). But I have tried to read this and thought just to get on with it. So I started earlier in the morning until I realized that I was dragged. The book had dragged me and made me so hook that I spent the last of my 9 hours reading it; and finishing it within the day. ~ I kick arse, ain't I? hahaha.

I love love love how Charlotte Featherstone write. So far with the last two books that I have read I was not disappointed. She brings the emotion in the story. She shares to the reader the depth of the emotions that her characters were feeling. Thus, I couldn't help but share with them what they are going through. I had been angry, sad, happy, just by reading it.

~ I love you Charlotte for being a good author! ~

The characters in the book had so much depth in them that I understood so clearly why they are lead to be that way. It was easy for me to understand them. To sympathize with them because I had understood their character.

What I also love about this book is that it did not tread to the usual historical - romance plot. It had its own twist. It would take you for a ride while clenching your hands against your heart because it's going to be broken ... then mended.

All in all, I recommend this book. If you love a deep -- I mean emotionally deep -- gut wrenching deep historical romance pick this one. It's not a disappointment.

... I want to say something though; damn all the characters who gets in the way for their happily ever after. hahaha!



Well off I go and to read the epilogue!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

78: Outlander - Character: (Young) Jaime Fraser


If you don't read Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon you will never relate to this post. Anyhow, this is exactly how I picture Jaime Fraser in my head. I just need to see him in kilt and then perfecto! 

If you want to know who is this gorgeous man, his name is Gabriel Aubry; model, was (/is) connected with Halle Berry (father to her child/ren, not sure hahaha). 

*sigh* this whole casting is really just nutty. No one knows if this movie/mini-series will push through yet people at the Diana Gabaldon Fans Group in Facebook had been very adamant in talking about the movie/mini-series' casting. hahaha

Well I must admit it's fun to believe that there will be a movie/mini-series in the future.

Oh well I guess we can all hope. :3

77: Wisdom: Forgiveness

76: Should have never watched Insidious

what a bloody idiot.

Well for one, I have watched Insidious; and now I am scared to death to sleep. I really don't like watching horror flicks because it would mean paranoid days and nights for me. After watching a horror film, the feeling I have while watching it stays with me. Worst is, whenever I sleep I end up having bad dreams ~ all connected with the movie I have watched. Thus, I get all jumpy and scared all through out the week.

It's been so very long since I have watched a horror film and I thought I'd give it a try and be reasonable about it. You know, consoling myself not to be afraid because it's just a silly movie after all. But ~ for some damned reason ~ my emotion cannot be controlled. hahaha! I still ended up being paranoid feeling haunted by the ghost in the movie that I have watched.

Oh well I hope can get a grip eventually.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

75: Doodle time.

practice. practice. practice.

Jaime and Claire: Chibi version

I should definitely start installing the wacom tablet.

74: Cook-along with Gordon Ramsay: Rib-Eye Steak



Heavens, just look at how bad-ass Gordon Ramsay cook that rib-eye. I am a sucker for Rib-eye steak. I am salivating just by looking at it. By weekend, I am going to do this. By God.

Monday, September 5, 2011

73: Look at the pretties! ☺

Just look at that pretty sight

I am so in love with the Outlander series, you just don't know. I'm on the fourth book now but I am delaying. I'm going to read it (probably) this coming Saturday when I have the Fiery Cross on my hand. Actually, the original plan is I'm going to read it after I finish re-reading the Outlander; but I don't think I cannot wait that longer. Anyhow, if you're wondering why I am delaying it's because I want to savor the book and not hurry on it. haha!

I'm itching to know what will happen next and what adventure/drama/twist awaits for me. I just hope nothing really heartbreaking because dang I get all affected as well.

P.S:

Jaime and Claire forever otp.

72: Room cleaned! ✓

Today is American holiday, thus no work for me. I was happy about it because it means long weekend for me. I have decided to clean my room, since I have free time on my hands. I have been meaning to clean it but I have been procrastinating. I am glad that I was able to push it through today.

It had been quite some time since I have cleaned my drawers; and funny how I have dug some old treasures! Well not really treasures but just some stuffs that I haven't been seeing for a while. Plus, I was able to discover some bills and coins hidden somewhere in my room. I think I retrieved a hundred bucks by just rummaging on my bags and drawers. But what I love most is that: I was able to retrieve my Christmas cards that was sent to me by my friends in livejournal.


After almost three hours of cleaning, I am proud of myself to be able to store back the beauty in my room.

Cheers!

71: Book Rant: Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

OMG. http://www.smileycodes.infoI finally have finished it, yet I am not yet ready to move to book #4! You can't imagine what I'm feel right now. Totally mixed emotion: Happiness, longing, and dread. I want to weep. This third installment of the series is where Claire had finally reunited with Jaime after they parted in book #2 (Dragonfly in Amber) .

After 20 years, Claire had learned the Jaime survived the Culloden War thus her decision to return to the stone to go back to him (who the hell wouldn't? I would! I would!)

During the times they were apart, I have shared with them their feeling of sadness and loneliness. I think I can no longer go back to the part where Claire and Jaime had went on to their separate life. It was depressing. It was saddening in deed.

I do not like reading the moments of their separate life because it was really nauseating. Plus, people who gets into their relationship is annoying! But when I got to the point where they reunited, my, sparks fly. I cannot contain my happiness when they got back together! So Happy!

Anyway, the voyager will take your emotions in different heights. I also love the adventure behind and the incredibly surprises and twists and turns. I cannot wait to read the next book but I have to stifle the urge for a while because I want to prolong my reading. I would want to go back reading Outlander again and understand the book more. :)

This is not a disappointment.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

70: Beacon in the darkness ~ Mac.

Hello, Mac. 

69: Video: Adele - Rolling on the Deep


See the shoulder rocking! I love it!

Adele, Adele how could you question my sexuality? Adele is definitely my favorite artist right now. Everything about her is just perfect. 

My gosh. I'm infatuated.


Rolling in the Deep

68: Artsy Fartsy: Adele - Rolling in the Deep

We could have had it all” - Adele

Saturday, September 3, 2011

67: Dreamcast - Outlander: Claire Beauchamp FOUND!


Yes! You  might disagree with me but I really -- really -- would like to see Gemma Arterton play Claire Beauchamp (if Outlander movie/mini-series will push through). My second choice actually was Emily Blunt but then when someone posted in Tumblr saying that s/he sees Gemma Arterton as Claire, I couldn't help but agree as well. She has brown hair, can play fierce, and be soft as well.

Now, let's find someone who can play Jaime Fraser but by gosh that will not be an easy task (but Chris Hemsworth halfly convince me to play as Jaime).

Can you see? Can you see? I can see!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

65: !RANT: Die with the T

Okay, gaddamnit. I am writing my frustration towards dieting. Dieting is actually a word die with a "t" in the end. You have to die losing that gaddamn pounds.

I am the type of person who diets but look simply not losing anything. Though, on a brighter side, I think my flabs are somewhat lessening considering the fact that my jeans are already loosening. hahaha! Anyway what frustrates me is the fats on my back.

It never seems to lessen!

While I was using my laptop and my brother was lounging behind me he took notice of a "lump" on my back. He touched it and laughed and said that I have a funny stored fats at my back they almost look like a girl's small boobies.

Small boobies at my back! Horseshit. I have a small breast on my back.

How do you exactly lose that particular fat? Because if I wouldn't lose that fat I might as well wear a bra on my back.

64: Book Rant: Simply Forbidden by Kate Pearce

Your most scorching desires come blissfully true at Madame Helene's Pleasure House--an elite brothel in Regency England where passion has no limits. . .


Nothing's More Satisfying Than. . .


With an unconventional upbringing and a reputation as a shameless flirt, Lisette Delornay-Ross is not your typical young lady of the ton. Unlike her peers, she is not afraid to follow her desires. And what she desires is Major Lord Gabriel Swanfield. . .


Fulfilling Forbidden Passions. . .

Returned to England after his harrowing ordeal as a war prisoner, Gabriel has shunned society. When Lisette brazenly confronts him, he feels an overwhelming stirring of lust. He's sure she would never entertain the illicit desires he indulges at Madame Helene's. But when he kisses her, he discovers her thirst for pleasure--and adventure--matches his. . .




Finally the 6th of the series!http://www.smileycodes.info

You cannot imagine how I am so relived that I am about to finish this series.

I'm not much of an erotic reader but to say that though this series is highly unusual to appeal my taste - it did. Surprisingly. I don't know why this did. The series contains m/m/f, anal, m/m, BDSM, etc.,. Not for the faint heart. I'm not into this kinds of books. I love romance. I love love stories. Not sadomasochism. But probably I'm a masochist myself (only in terms of reading!) so I take pleasure reading books that will torture me. http://www.smileycodes.info

So what I have to say about this book: First, I am surprised to say that in the House of Pleasure series this book is the tamest of them all. Second, there are less m/m/f action and the hero is not incredibly hungry towards sex. Unlike the previous book wherein the heroes are REALLY into sex.

Anyway, Gabriel and Lisette stands second to my favorite couple in this series just because they want their relationship just just between them. Thank God. I think I had enough of the menage a trois. hahaha!

I think the book was a little dragging because I got a little annoyed with their behaviors. But then it could be be looked over. I love that this book made me feel I am reading my usual historical-romance, the hero has a tortured past while the heroine has a strong personality. Also, the story does not only revolve around sex but you'll read how they developed their relationship as a couple. Lastly, their conflicts in their past has more depth.

You might enjoy reading this if you are not squeamish because there are scenes that MIGHT cause you to cringe ~ mostly in the sex scenes. But hey this is an erotica book what do you expect?

All in all the book was good. You'd like it if you are an erotica/historical romance reader.

Rating: 3/5
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