Tuesday, February 21, 2012

132: Of Romance Book

I never really have said it aloud, but yes I have weakness for romance books (seriously, people should stop calling it a trashy novel. okay?). What I particularly love about romance book is that it's an easy read, romantic, and always have a HEA.

To let you know, I totally have an aversion towards books that has no happy ending. If you ask why, it's because it pains me so much when the book ends up tragically. There's this book that I've read which I have invested my emotion and it ended up breaking my freaking heart. From then on, I told myself that I will avoid such kind of books.

Then I was introduced to romance novels.

The first romance novel I have ever read was written by Judith McNaught entitled Remember When. It was the book that made me fall in love with the genre. After discovering Judith's books, I ended up searching for books in the same type.

If you're going to ask me what particularly kind of romance reader I am, I'll tell you that I am fond of historical romance. Historical romances are just totally engaging. I love the dresses, the courting, the parties, and the etiquette the book tells about.

Plus, plus historical romances have those incredible cheesy raunchy book covers and step backs. I love love them.

Anyway if you're new to romance, I'd tell you to read Judith McNaught, Lisa Kleypas, or Julia Quinn.  They were a better romance to start with. ☺

Saturday, February 18, 2012

131: Deeper than the flesh

If you follow me on twitter, you'd see this twitpic that I have sent yesterday. I was so taken with Claire's passionate love with Jaime that I have to take this picture. If you want to know, I am currently reading Diana Gabaldon's Drums of Autumn. It's the fourth installment of her Outlander series; and the story was still as good as the first book. ♥


Happy Weekend.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

130: A Sad Post

Finally, at home. Yesterday, I got some upsetting email from my boss and since we will be having a meeting with her I was a bit nervous about it because I know I was in trouble. When we started our meeting I was really hoping that she won't pin point to the mistakes our team have done and end up highlighting my name. I was lucky that our boss did not name "us" (who made mistakes) but generally discussed the errors with us. It was embarrassing enough that she had emailed all of my team with my name in the screenshot who did the mistake. hahaha! Oh well. It happens.

On other things, I am little saddened of the fact that my father seems to be a little distant today [which was weird]. It started when my brother and I was not able to buy my mother something for Valentines. I really did not mean not to buy her a flowers, I wanted to, I just failed to do so. But I am planning to make up for it. I'll be buying her a flowers and a cake. Anyway, I believe that it was mostly where the drama started; because he had ranted how disappointed he was. But I do not know, my father has an unpredictable mood swings, and today might just be that day.

To say, my relationship with my father is complicated. Our relationship with him is complicated. I wish I could elaborate but I can't so let's leave it that way. Tomorrow's another day, let's just hope for a brighter one.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

129: Goals 2012

all images except the teeth with braces are all taken from google

The last time I've checked here I only had 15 followers, now I have 18! Wow. What an improvement.

The days has been a bit fast this time. I was sure New Year was just yesterday but apparently we're on a fast pace! Few days from now it's Valentines already. It's cliché to comment how fast the day is. hahaha! Oh well, so this year I have few targets. I love setting goals and achieving them because it makes me feel that I am in control of my life (among other things). So here are my goals this year:
  1. Get myself a brace   - ✓ ~ Feb 03, 2012
  2. Read 100 books - ‣ 
  3. Buy my Panasonic Lumix GF2 (if not GF3) - ❑
  4. Buy Playstation 3 or iTouch 4th Gen white color  - ❑
  5. Get a pension/life/insurance plan - ‣
Legend: ✓ - Accomplished ‣ - In Progress ❐ - Pending

There are reasons why I wanted to achieve those. First, is the brace. You see I have gaps on my teeth. It was not really an embarrassing space but I get so conscious of my smile. I wanted to have the gap closed since then but my father thinks that it is unnecessary so he never got me a brace. I never demanded my parents to get my teeth fixed, so I just told myself that I'll be the one getting it.

It was expensive! But after a year of saving, I'm happy that I finally have it. To let you know, I started saving when I got hired last year.

Hurrah for accomplishing that goal. 

My second goal, which is to read 100 books was something that I have been trying to accomplish since 2 years ago. I was never successful then because along the way I slacked off. Last year, I was able to read 50 books. I set the challenge late already. If I probably have set the challenge when the year started I would be able to read more than that. 

Now that I was able to set the challenge as the year started. I am positive that I will be able to beat the count this time. Currently, I have read 10 books already.

My third goal is to buy a Panasonic GF2 (or 3). I wanted to buy this because I really want to put up an active photoblog. My cellphone might be enough but I couldn't get a decent coloring out of it. The pictures ends up being grainy after applying the effects. In order for me to achieve the effects that I want to apply on my pictures I need to have a high resolution images.  So, having this camera would help me build up my photoblog! 

My fourth is to buy a Playstation 3.  The reason why I wanted to buy it is because of my brother. But I'm a little hesitant now because he has a new toy. On a second thought, if I am not going to buy Playstation 3, I have the option to buy iTouch 4th gen instead. I wanted to buy that one since I already have sold my 1st gen. I may probably buy it on my birthday this March but if not probably on April. I'm not really in hurry in buying it but I'll start saving for it.

Last, is getting a pension/insurace/life plan. I really wanted to purchase this because this is important for my future. I already have a savings for this if in case I have to start already. But then, I am still in progress because I am still searching for the best plan to get. Of course I do not want to buy in impulse without getting all the possible options. 

When my sister arrives this last February it is our mission to find the best plan for me and also look for possible investments. It is important to have these streams of income rather than just relying solely in work. I'm not that kind of person who wants to depend so much on my salary alone.

I know some of the list in my goals might appear shallow to someone. But I have read that it is necessary to set goals to ourself even how little it is. Achieving small things can lead to bigger things. It's the practice that will hone me as a better person. 

I'm excited for the goals I always set because I realize how capable I am in achieving them. Additionally, there's this pleasure in knowing that I have achieve that all by myself.

So more plan for me this year. :)
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