Monday, May 24, 2010

Comments, people?


And yes, I am the artist of that.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Book Review: Crystal Clear by Nell Dixon

Book Review: Crystal Clear by Nell Dixon

Sometimes you have to go back to move forward...


For years Zee has tried to ignore her real name (who calls their kid Azure Dawn?) and her mother Marla's alternative lifestyle. A million miles away from all that new-age nonsense, she's got a reliable teaching job, a perfect life plan and sensible accountant Simon for a fiance. But when Marla gets sick, the foundations of Zee's rock-steady world are seriously shaken. Soon she's back home, in touch with the boy who broke her heart and even being sucked into one of her mum's hare-brained schemes. What about Zee's plans for the future?! Could they ever include a free-spirit from her past?







This is written in a first person view. I mainly like those in second-person but i think this book has been written fairly well.

I like Zee but not that much. She cares for her mother, after spending some time together, albeit a little too much. Especially when Zee realise her mother is intent on carrying out "crazy ideas". So she tries to stop it but fails. Then she meets Drew, her ex-boyfriend. Hormones fly about BUT Zee feels uncomfortable with the fact that she has a fiance so why the hell is she still feeling the attraction for another guy?!! Simon, Zee's fiance, is her way to a perfect (in her mind) life but it seems that not all is perfect.

 Problems arise.

Add an ex-boyfriend and a stranger (or is it?) into the mix and what do you get?

A up-and-down with some random things thrown in between and woa-lia! A chocolately, sweet book. But there are places where it's bitter.

Let's start with Drew. He is kinda an ass (before i mean), when he abandoned Zee for something else. Then 9 years later he appeared. So-called intruded onto Zee's life... Really not liking his actions at that time, though his *coughs* looks raised himself A BIT on my indictor.

However, it's good. The book is quite interesting. Though your eyes won't really be glued to the words, there's a warmly feeling when i read finish this book.

YET there are still things that i wish the book could contain.

Simon could appear face-to-face with Zee for the break-up. I mean what if it is really a misunderstanding?? What if the "excuse" Zee thought was actually the truth? It would be better if he actually appear since just going by Zee's thoughts is not enough. And i also think that the proposal is a little too rush; there's not enough time for Drew to actually realise that he's still in love with her.


You will like this book if you go for family-themed books which uses a first-person view and the characters are not really written in depth most of the time but does quite well in other aspects

Rating: 3.25/5

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My happiness level has twofold-ed

Why?

Well, because we've received back all our Common Tests papers annnd, to sum it all, I got:

Social Studies -- 22/25 (Usually my SS is low, this is damn good a change!)

History -- 15/25  (  :\ disappointed with myself)

E Maths -- 93/100  ( ... OMG)

Physics  62/80  ( phew, that's good ^^)

English is a B4 or C5   ( I passed!)

In addition to my previous post

So yeah, I'm in a verrrry good mood today :D

Though i realise i'm one of the lucky few that didn't fail anything. BUT it does not mean that i won't fail in the months to come ( now i'm trying to be humble here people...). So with a little encouragement from you (my friends), i think i can do well for 'O's. ^^


Ed

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

If you like me then you should feel happy for me cause...

Today's the day when we get back our Common Tests marks and i got

90 out of 100


for my A maths!! xDD I think my jaw just dropped when i heard that!

Plus my Chemistry and Chinese got 69/80 and 62 overall. I didn't fail~!

Furthermore, I got 43/50 for my Geography paper.

So i guess i am in a pretty good mood ^^

Though i realise that i shouldn't be too happy
cause this is not the 'O's yet,
i can't help but feel elated.
But I also realise that i'm showing off
but to me,
 it feels like i'm sharing my happiness with you,
 my visitor



Nothing can destroy my good mood today :D


Sports Day 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Amigurumi!!

I've made one!!!! (though it's half completed) 



No feet, no beak, no eyes. And in case you can't guess, this is a BIRD CHICKEN

I must say, i did a really good job, for a first-timer in under *checks the clock* 3 1/2 hours. Though my eyes have been strained, staring at this white background for the whole time.

Here's the video



Cyao!
Staring at this screen for any longer and i think i'm gonna puke.

No more Common Tests!

Yay! ^__^

Though Chinese O is getting closer :|

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Book Watch!!!!


Married by Morning




is Coming Out on May 25, 2010

xDDD Sooo excited! 1 1/2 more week only!!!

Hopefully it'll be faster when it hits Singapore's bookstores. I can't wait!!!

Leo gave her a warning glance. His sister knew better than to start a conversation with him so early. He preferred to ease his way into the day, whereas Amelia liked to fling herself at it full-tilt. Moreover, he'd slept badly the night before, plagued by erotic dreams involving Catherine Marks.

"You know I'll never marry," he said.


Marks' voice came from the corner. She was perched on a small chair, a sunbeam glancing off her fair hair and causing dust motes to glitter around her. "Just as well, since no rational woman would have you."

Leo took up the challenge without hesitation. "A rational woman . . ." he mused aloud. "I don't believe I've ever met one of those."

"How would you know if you did?" she asked. "You wouldn't be interested in her character. You would be far too busy examining her . . . her . . ."

"Her what?" he prompted.

"Her dress measurements," she finally said, and he laughed at her prudishness.


"Is it really so impossible for you to name ordinary body parts, Marks? Breasts, hips, legs--why is it indecent to talk about the human anatomy in a straightforward manner?"

Her eyes narrowed. "Because it leads to improper thoughts."

Leo smirked at her. "Mine already are."

"Well, mine aren't," she said. "And I would prefer them to remain that way."

His brows lifted. "You don't have improper thoughts?"

"Hardly ever."

"But when you do, what are they?"


She gave him an indignant glance.

"Have I ever been involved in your improper thoughts?" Leo persisted, causing her face to flame.

"I told you I didn't have any," she protested.

"No, you said 'hardly ever.' Which means one or two are rattling around in there."

Amelia broke in. "Leo, stop tormenting Miss Marks."

Leo barely heard her, his attention fixed on Catherine. "I wouldn't think badly of you at all if you did," he said. "In fact, I'd like you much better for it."

"No doubt you would," Catherine shot back. "You probably prefer women with no virtues at all."

"Virtue in a woman is like pepper in the soup. A little makes for a nice seasoning. But overdo it, and no one wants very much of you."


Clamping her mouth shut, Catherine pointedly looked away from him, putting an end to the rapid-paced argument.

In the silence, Leo became aware that the entire family was staring at him with collective bemusement.

"Have I done something?" he demanded. "What's going on? And what the devil are you all reading?"

Amelia, Cam and Merripen had spread papers over the table, while Win and Beatrix appeared to be looking up words in a massive legal tome.

"A letter was just delivered from our London solicitor, Mr. Gadwick," Merripen said. "It seems there are legal issues that weren't made clear when you inherited the estate."

"No surprise there," Leo said. He went to the sideboard, where breakfast had been laid out. "The estate and title were tossed in my direction like used fish wrappings. Along with the Ramsay curse."

"There is no Ramsay curse," Amelia said.

"Oh?" Leo smiled darkly. "Then why did the last half-dozen Lord Ramsays die in quick succession?"

"Pure coincidence," she replied. "Obviously that particular branch of the family was clumsy and inbred. It's a common difficulty for bluebloods."

"Well, we certainly don't have that problem." Leo returned his attention to Merripen. "Tell me about our legal issues. And use small words. I don't like to think at this hour of the morning. It hurts."

Looking none too happy, Merripen sat at the table. "This house," he said, "and the parcel of land it stands on—about fourteen acres in total—were not part of the original Ramsay estate. It was added later. In legal terms, it's a copyhold portion, which is a separate property within the main estate. And unlike the rest of the estate, the copyhold can be mortgaged, bought or sold at the will of the lord."

"Good," Leo said. "Since I'm the lord, and I don't want to mortgage or sell anything, it's all fine, isn't it?"

"No."


"No?" Leo scowled. "According to the rules of entailment, the lord always retains his land and manor home. It's non-partible. And nothing can change that."

"That's right," Merripen said. "You are entitled to the ancient manor home. The one on the northwest corner of the estate where two streams meet."

Leo set down his half-filled plate and stared at him blankly. "But that's a pile of rubble covered with scrub. It was built at the time of Edward the Confessor, for God's sake."

"Yes," Merripen said in a matter-of-fact tone. "That's your true home."

Becoming more and more irritated, Leo said, "I don't want that bloody wreckage, I want this house. Why is there a problem with that?"


"May I tell him?" Beatrix asked eagerly. "I've looked up all the legal words, and I know it better than anyone." She sat up with her pet ferret Dodger draped around her shoulders. "You see, Leo, the original manor home was left to ruin a few centuries ago. And one of the ancient Lord Ramsays acquired this fourteen-acre parcel and built a new home on it. Ever since then, Ramsay House has been handed down to each new viscount by special custom in the manor. But the last Lord Ramsay--the one just before you--found a way to leave all partible property, including the copyhold, to his widow and daughter. It's called an award of enfranchisement, and it's theirs for life. So Ramsay house and the fourteen acre parcel it stands upon have been left to the widow, Countess Ramsay, and her daughter Vanessa Darvin."

Leo shook his head incredulously. "Why haven't we learned of this before?"


Amelia answered in a glum tone. "It seems that the widow had no previous interest in the house, because it was a shambles. But now that it's been restored so beautifully, she has informed our solicitor that she intends to move in and take possession."

Leo was filled with outrage. "I'll be damned if I'll let anyone take Ramsay House from the Hathaways. If necessary, I'll bring this to chancery at Westminster."

Merripen pinched the corners of his eyes wearily. "Chancery won't take it."

"How do you know?"

"Our solicitor has talked to the copyhold specialist at his firm. Unfortunately there was never an entail placed on Ramsay House, only on the original manor home."


"What about purchasing the copyhold from the widow?"


"She has already stated that no amount of money would induce her to part from it."

"Women's minds are frequently changed," Leo said. "We'll make her an offer."

"Very well. But if she refuses to negotiate, there's only one way for us to keep this house."

"I can't wait to hear this," Leo said.

"The last Lord Ramsay made a provision that you would retain the copyhold, including the house, if you married and produced legitimate male issue within five years of ennoblement."

"Why five years?"

Win answered gently. "Because in the last three decades, no Ramsay has managed to live longer than five years after receiving the title. Nor have any of them sired a legitimate son."

"But the good news, Leo," Beatrix said brightly, "is that it's been four years since you became Lord Ramsay. If you can stay alive for just one more year, the family curse will be broken."

"And furthermore," Amelia added, "you have to marry and sire a son as soon as possible."

Leo stared at them all blankly in the expectant silence. A disbelieving laugh escaped him. "You're all mad if you think I'm going to be forced into a loveless marriage just so the family can continue living at Ramsay House."


Coming forward with a placating smile, Win handed him a piece of paper. "Of course we would never want to force you into a loveless marriage, dear. But we have put together a list of prospective brides, all of them lovely girls. Won't you take a glance and see if any of them appeals to you?"

Deciding to humor her, Leo looked down at the list. "Marietta Newbury?"

"Yes," Amelia said. "What's wrong with her?"

"I don't like her teeth."

"What about Isabella Charrington?"

"I don't like her mother."


"Lady Blossom Tremaine?"


"I don't like her name."

"Oh, for heaven's sake, Leo, that's not her fault."

"I don't care. I can't have a wife named Blossom. Every night I would feel as if I were calling in one of the cows." Leo lifted his gaze heavenward. "I might as well marry the first woman off the street. Why, I'd be better off with Marks."

Everyone was silent.

Still tucked in the corner of the room, Catherine Marks looked up slowly as she realized that she was the focus of the Hathaways' collective gaze. Her eyes turned huge behind the spectacles, and a tide of pink rushed over her face. "That is not amusing," she said sharply.


"It's the perfect solution," Leo said, taking perverse satisfaction in annoying her. "We argue all the time. We can't stand each other. It's like we're already married."

Catherine sprang to her feet, staring at him in outrage. "I would never consent to marry you."

"Good, because I wasn't asking. I was only making a point."

"Do not use me to make a point!" She fled the room, while Leo stared after her.

xD

Now i really can't wait!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Manga Review: LOVE PROBATION WITCH

Manga Review: LOVE PROBATION WITCH












 
 
 
 
 
 

This is a very very VERY cute-ish type of manga. You have been warned if you dread this type
 



Ok, the story basicly goes like this. The heroine, Shidori, got a prediction saying that the hero, Pavis, will be her lover and so she goes to where he lives to try and make him like her. He does not at first, due to some past that he experienced. But under her kind actions, he can't stop himself from caring about Shidori. Then some little problems appear (which you have to read to find out).

The art is pretty, the hair, clothings are quite detailed. This is a shoujo manga, which explains why Shidori looks like this, and why Pavis looks like who he is. ( I am such a sucker for bishonen >3> )

An example:

 But why is that only this type of manga contains such bishonen?? Such a pity -__-

The storytelling lacks a bit of punch. The art, though pretty, is almost the same as all the other cute-ish type of manga. Not really memorable, since the characters are almost stereotypes. Hopefully the other chapters will be more in-depth.

And I ask you, do you really think the bishonen ( :D ) is 17? I mean he looks like if he is 18-20! And the girl looks like 14/15, based on her actions ... Why on earth do people draw this ... cute-ish type of manga????! (Probably to attract those lolicons fans...)

It's not my type (thankfully) but if you want it's HERE . There is currently 1 chapter online now. Perhaps there might be more when you click on it, perhaps not.

Happy reading!
Ed




Most of the EXAMS ARE OVER!!!!


xD

Now all that's left is Physics.





Strangely isolated..




Cramming E maths

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Short skirts

How short is too short?

7.7 cm above the kness?

Not for these girls

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Words that i like







      

Saturday, May 8, 2010

I stare

I stare at people when they look at me.




I stare at them long and hard, until they are forced to look away.

I won't even let off the children .

I'm still unsure why i stare at people who stare at me.

Maybe because they look at me with a crappy look.


I kinda like staring at people until they look away. Makes me sure that they are unable to stare back.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I passed my Chinese !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P2

Can't believe it xD

I PASSED MY CHINESE PAPER 2!!!

I PASSED IT!!!!!

OMG!!

And to celebrate,

Photos! I captured today

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So who cares if i can't use it for my JC?

I PASSED MY CHINESE!! P2