Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I am currently reading up on all the JCs in Singapore and will apply DA to some. ... This is really a last minute decision. Haha.. There's some potential schools in my mind, but i'm not too sure about the courses they offer..

*sigh* Everything is so rushed now.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Yesterday



Hahaha!! I got new shoes! :D

(Realising this is kinda small thing but still decides to post this is slighty ... wonkers) I think this is the first time that i bought and will frequently wear a ladies shoe. Haha, i can't wait to wear it again. (Even though the gold colour looks a little ...bright.)

Annd, yesterday there was a partial eclipse. On the top left hand corner of the moon.
Then a few hours later, the shadow disappeared and reverted back into a full moon!
 How cool!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sat.

I went out with Joey yesterday. I do have a life after all.

Did you know, Harris has Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas?!!!! We were both drooling when we saw it. But it cost $18.95 ... So expensive... Urg

Then went to library and played




Hahaha! You scream quite loudly Joey :D

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Book Review: Vision In White by Nora Roberts

Book Review: Vision In White by Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts cordially invites you to meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac – the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut’s premier wedding planning companies.

After years of throwing make-believe weddings in the backyard, flowers, photography, desserts, and details are what these women do best: a guaranteed perfect, beautiful day full of memories to last the rest of your life.

With bridal magazine covers to her credit, Mackensie “Mac” Elliot is most at home behind the camera – ready to capture the happy moments she never experienced while growing up. Her father replaced his first family with a second, and now her mother, moving on to yet another man, begs Mac for attention and money. Mac’s foundation is jostled again moments before an important wedding planning meeting when she bumps into the bride-to-be’s brother…an encounter that has them both seeing stars.

Carter Maguire is definitely not her type: he’s stable, and he’s safe. He’s even an English teacher at their high school alma mater. There’s something about him that makes Mac think a casual fling is just what she needs to take her mind off dealing with bride-zillas and screening her mother’s phone calls. But a casual fling can turn into something more when you least expect it. And with the help of her three best friends – and business partners – Mac must learn how to make her own happy memories…




I really liked this book, with its unique characters unlike other romance rovels.

In other novels, the hero is tall, well-built, dominating, arrogant and knows how to seduce a woman. However, in this book, the hero is lanky, slighty sensitive, knows how to listen and stammers sometimes when he meets the heroine. He has the type of inner will which you don't really see in romance novels, be it in the heros or heroines. You can say this character is definitely NOT a sterotype, which somehow or rather makes him likable. Reading this novel has endeared him to me, and he has (unexpectedly) become the few heros that i like.

I am also very envious of the friendship betweeen the heroine and her 3 other friends. Through up and downs, they are still together for more than 10years, each with their own roles in the wedding business.

This book focuses more on the emotional feelings of both leads and there are plenty of dialouge between the characaters. The book was well written in the fact that it had told how both hero and heroine fell in love with each other. Instead of the usual "sparks flew and we got in bed etc." in typical romance novels, this was more of a "we got to know each other and the flame burned, slow but steady" type, which was really nice and a good change.

If you are tired of those romance novels' plots that are too unrealistic, not enough emotional description and despicting the hero as one not likely seen in real life and you want romance that ordinary people can find, then this book is just for you!

I was lucky enough to pick up this novel to read and hope that you'll might be too.

Rating: 4/5

Vision In White is Book 1 of the Bride Quartet series.

Random Photos



She's still alive. And beside me now.




That's my brother's shoe, with my feet inside. See the difference?



Taken on the bus from KL to Singapore.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Book Review: Chalice Of Roses

Book Review: Chalice Of Roses


Romance and destiny intertwine in four all-new novellas inspired by grail quests-featuring two New York Times bestselling authors! From the bestselling and award-winning authors of Dragon Lovers comes an anthology of fantasy, romance, and eternal love. In these four novellas, history and destiny spark passion, and everything depends on the fate of one mystical cup: the Holy Grail. A young woman must find her love to summon the Grail to bring peace to England; a Regency lady must keep it safe from Napoleon's spies; a modern sorceress must keep the Grail from falling into Nazi hands, and an American must put the chalice at risk to rescue her one true love. These are four passionate and enchanting stories of desire and destiny inspired by one of our most powerful legends







This is a collection of short stories, total 4.

I was ...  This book has highlighted to me why i dislike collections of short stories. There are many things which i do not like, and i can name them aloud:

1) There is no room for character development. Seeing that there is a limited amount of pages, it is almost certain that the stories do not dive into the characters, their background etc. It makes sure that the characters are flat, there is no 'dimension' about them.

2) It's too fast. Almost all the stories proceed for about 2-5 days. And in one story, the hero and heroine just fell in love/ wanted to get married after meeting each other ONCE in real life! (One has to discount the "dreams" they had of each other)

3) It starts with the hero/heroine searching for the Holy Grail in every story, since that seems to be the theme. I find it ridiculous that they (hero and heroine) would want to get the Holy Grail for (something like) saving their country. It is just pushing the boundaries i set for Paranormal Romances (not in a good way). Plus the stories aren't told nicely, it was too fast, hence I didn't like this book.

In conclusion, seeing that i have no good things to say about this book, i'll give this  2.5/5. Not one i would want to re-read it.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Question

What is this


 actually asking?


A) Mum mum; or

B) Keep mum 

Ah, the uses of English


Thursday, June 3, 2010

This is definitely the best moment of my life

My father stood at the gate. And he handed to me a box.

Which made my day.


Side view

Omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomogmogmogmogmgmgomgogmogmogmogawd!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*gasping for air*





It's-it's




MY 4 MOOCHED BOOKS OF LISA KLEYPAS!!!

*Flying in heaven*

This, THIS, is the ONLY thing which pleasures me.

I AM SOOOOOOOOOO GLAD FOR IT!!

3 BOOKS IN A SERIES!! xD Hahaha!

Ooo, I can't wait to start reading them!

 *gleefully rubbing my hands*

Bye bye Library!

God, how i love Kleypas.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

OMG

There-there's another book about Cat and Bones coming out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!







Oh my g---




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The writer is currently foaming at her mouth.


Please wait a moment.

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*ahem*

Apologies.

But I swear, you'll be seeing me hog the bookstores on February 22nd, 2011.

I thought 'Destined for an Early Grave' was the final book of Cat and Bones' series but i am soooooo glad to know i'm wrong.

Currently i only have the final  fourth book but i'm looking into expanding my collection of Frost's works ^^

Hehehe, Just can't wait for Feb 22 2010~!

Mark Your Calendars! Cat & Bones Book 5 Has a Date!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Very Cool



I guess this could be considered a random fact ;p