Sunday, January 30, 2011

I've been given 2 new bags, one pair of shoes and a belt!

Finally I have gotten the bags of MY CHOICE! I am super duper happy~!


And, we went to Ikea. Wonderful, nostalgic Ikea. So what if we didn't buy much. I got to eat the symbolic Hot-Dog. :D It would be a pity if the hot-dog store was shut down. All the memories of eating the pipping hot hot-dog with the sauces ... *dreamy sigh* Nothing could beat that.

Next up, Camp!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Review: Ruthless by Anne Stuart

Few outsiders will ever witness the dark misdeeds of the Heavenly Host. And among this secret society, where exiled Georgian aristocrats gather to indulge their carnal desires, fewer still can match the insatiable appetitie of their chief provocateur, the mysterious Viscount Rohan.

Pursuit of physical pleasure is both his preferred pastime and his most pressing urge, until he encounters the fascination of a woman who won't be swayed. And while his dark seduction appalls the pure and impoverished Elinor Harriman, she finds herself intrigued...and secretly drawn to the man behind the desire.

It is actually good! I mean I've only read Stuart's Ice series which I love but I didn't think she could write a historical romance. Guess I was wrong :)

The hero is one of a kind. He is a very cynical man and then he meets Elinor. With her determination to not fall at his knees and the arguements she has with him everytime they meet, determined not to receive his charity, it almost feels like there is some passion underneath all that unwillingness that Elinor have of Francis, which is so sweet! I love reading the interaction they have together :)

Plus there's also a side romance between Elinor's sister, Lydia, and Francis's friend, Reading. The intense feeling that Reading has of Lydia is so ... how do I say it ... fasinating that I want their romance -- their courtship and their love-- to be featured in a book. Their own book!

The begining and middle was great. It has thicker than what I usually read but I am glad I've took it up. However, the instance that Francis discovered that he love Elinor was a little too fast for me to imagine that to be real. Perhaps that starling discovery wouldn't last a few years.

As Francis had said of himself as being interested in Elinor and did not like himself being bored, one can't help but wonder when they married, how Rohan's interest in Elinor would continue.

After all, Francis had chased Elinor because she did not fall to his feet like the others. But once they had married, it would be that Francis would have Elinor's love. And I wonder if that's enough. But with Elinor's personality ... perhaps that would be. I could imagine them living together and quarrelling all those things that newlyweds would quarrel but that would be hidden with their love for each other.

Hmm... I am very interested in what happens after their happily-ever-after.
3.5 Stars for this book. A little flawed at the end but wonderful in the process.

A new school, a new year

I should have posted this a few days ago but because of some Internet problems, I couldn't go online. But now I am here. :)

So I am now in a new school, in JC. And I am currently pleased with my choice.

On the first day of school, I met up with my primary school friend who was just SITTING NEXT to me!! And we were in the same group! OMG. This is fate, definitely. Because of meeting her and having her beside me, I wasn't that afraid to chat to other of my group mates. Sufficient to say, I have some new contacts in my phone ^^

There was an opening principal speech and that told me many things. For one, discipline is very important. For another, the pincipal's a she. Haha, a stupid tidbit. But listening to her speech has made me realise that I MUST study hard and get good results, otherwise, I can't compete with the rest of the world. Some might think of this as kiasu but really, there are more than 6 billion people in the world. Minus the elderly and the children there is still about 60% or more all fighting for the jobs. If I can't stand the pressure and expectation, HOW CAN I EXPECT TO LIVE COMFORTABLY IN THIS WORLD?

On a lighter note, these few days was fun. We played, danced and cheered. Haha! I don't think I have made a wrong choice. Especially when we danced to the tune of

The atmosphere was just exciting! It felt like one that I usually read from a manga and not in real life. Plus  the group leaders were all crazy~. Sweet!

Mon's our camp. Looking forward to that!

So how's your schoool days going? :3

Saturday, January 22, 2011

2nd time going for B & P !

This really feels like I'm a part of their group.

Thanks W for inviting me!

Our scores!

And then some time for some Arcade games~~

Then onto pool!

A fun day filled with laughter and happiness.


If this could last forever. . .

Review: The Gift of Love

Families come in many configurations, and every one is unique, made up of the personalities of each member. But the love that connects families is universal. Whether it is the love of parents for their children, the love between a husband and wife, the love between siblings, a love that transcends generations, or even the love for a family member never met, the family ties that bind us are the strongest and deepest emotional connections we experience. Families influence a person's development, how they treat others, and how they view life. In The Gift of Love, eight exceptional writers offer a variety of unique perspectives on what family love means and how it impacts our lives in ways profound and often surprising.

It seems that I am leaning towards short stories now, though I have no idea why.

Anyway, this book is really different from what I usually read. Take the previous review I've did, Inked. What a huge difference it was. I mean, just look at the cover! One looks so demure while the other just oozes sex appeal. One is contemporary romance, has a sweet and pleasant after-taste while the other is paranormal, with more action that that.

Okay, I am being distracted. Back to the review:

There are 8 stories inside this book. And I have already read one that made me fall in love with the author. The characters and the plot are way too cute! I won't be giving you the summary of all the stories because that would just be insane. Instead, I would choose a few to tell you.

First off is For the Love of Wendy. I had been surprised when I read this because I didn't know what type of book I'd picked up from the library; the blurb didn't help at all. Plus this was the first story and it had made me intrigued. Why?

Because the storyline goes like this:

Jack needed a wife for his daughter. And who better else than the one currently taking care of her. Just so this doesn't sound like those Mills and Boons books, it had not been forced at all. It was a willing decision on both parts. Now, the unique thing about this is that (because I seldom ... ok never read books which have that in it) Wendy (and I quote) " was a child who had suffered trauma while still in the womb, and as a result, her intellectual maturity would never match that of her peers. "  so it was like another door from the World of Books had opened for me.

The story was okay, just that it seemed to be a little fast on the love thingy but that may just well be because I'd skimmed through rather than read.

The next story I'll be featuring is Atticus gets a Mommy by Ann Christoper. Keenan wants Diana, and she him too. But there's a problem. Keenan is handicapped. That's to say he has no use of his legs. So he pushes Diana away. And there's that conflict. Diana doesn't want him to pull away, and that's why she has been pushing his buttons here and there, trying to make him confess his love to her.

I admire the way Diana could wait years for Keenan. I'm not sure I could be like her. But I don't like Keenan's way of dealing with that. His unwillingness to just accept that Diana wanted to be with him was making me a little irritated. Especially when he does the 'You are mine' tactic and then pushes away from her again. It was kinda frustrating until he moved past the blockage and tried to mend the bridge between them.

3 stars for this.
PS: Atticus is Keenan's monkey. Can you believe that?

The third one I'm featuring is the one that I'd mentioned on top. It's tittled Wolf Watcher's Diet. It's super duper cute, funny and plain heart warming. Especially when Luke and Ella interacted. I love it when they chatted with each other.

The plot goes like this:
Ella was 'accidentally' bitten by Luke, who was a werewolf. She shifted. And woke up still stuck in her wolf body. And so she needed Luke's help to make sure she shifts back to a human again. By losing weight. Something about the extra fat that Ella has. Cue laughing sounds.

This has to be the best story in this book. Love Ella and Luke ^__^ , though Ella had accepted her fate a little too easily. No questions, no what-the-hell?!!! moment that should have appeared.

Still, 4 out of 5 Stars for me.

Overall, it's a lovely book. Good enough to waste away your weekend time.

3.5 out of 5 for the entire packaging.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Review: Inked

Four of today's hottest urban fantasy writers together for the first time! From today's most provocative authors come four tales of urban fantasy and paranormal romance exploring body art that is more than it seems-in a world of magic and mayhem that always leaves its mark. This captivating tattoo theme surrounds each author's popular characters and worlds: Karen Chance 's war mage Lia de Croissets, Marjorie M. Liu 's demon-hunter Maxine Kiss, Yasmine Galenorn 's Otherworld Intelligence Agency operative Camille D'Artigo, and Eileen Wilk 's Lupi world.

I am quite surprised with me enjoying this book. Usually I don't prefer reading short stories because they're either too weak (as in the plot) or the story progresses too fast for my liking. However, my view for Inked differs.

The noticeable difference about this is that the stories are like a prolouge or an extra story added to the already published book that had featured the characters. So instead of the authors having to create new characters and to fit an interesting plot into about 130 pages, these writers just added the storyline to the already rock-hard characters! And this is what made Inked so fasinating.

The first story is Skin Deep. Lia is a headstrong female (who isn't?) who finds that there is something suspicious about a murder case. And not just any type, it's one that had it's victims skinned whole. Were victims. So yeah, this is definitely a paranormal-cum-mystery-cum-romance. Interesting.

The second is Armor of Roses. I think I have read the story that happened before this. This story should sort-of be like an extra. After all, there's Zee, Dek, Mal, Aaz and Raw. Not forgetting Maxine and Grant.

The third is Etched in Silver. I am thinking this is the prolouge for another book that should be coming out. Although I like all the stories here, I have to say, this was my favourite. You can't beat the starting of the romance between the two characters, Camille and Trillian. And the moment they met each other. After reading this, I am up for the series done by Yasmine Galenorn. I have to confess, though, I have some suspicion that I have seen the books written by her many times in the library but did not want to pick them up after I read the back summary. Perhaps I shall try them the next time...

The final story is Human Nature. I was pulled in to this story and I enjoyed it. But there was one problem --- it had too much twist and turns. Or just too much mystery things going on. My brain can't taking that type of guessing. So the way Lily solved the case was lost on me, because I couldn't even think by the time she reached the conclusion. But that's all right. She found the killer (with the help of Rule), arrested her and saved the day!

Overall, I have enjoyed this book throughly. I would advise you to pick Inked up because it is good. And doesn't have all those things the other short stories books have. You'll be immersed in them.
Rating: 4/5

Monday, January 17, 2011

They take my breath away

Love how they walked into the crowd like nothing had happened xD

Love her!! I find her so fasinating. Sue is really a complex character. I like her ^__^

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A game

Got invited to a game of bowling at CSC


That was actually the first time where I was invited to an activity which was not one that required everyone's participation, like our class BBQ. Cool ^^

Lovely people they all are ^^

These are the 10 photos per second. Looks so cool! And funny! xD
We then went to Beauty World for pool!

And then we chatted/conversed about our choice of schools. T was persuading people to go to PJC. :} Everyone got into the topic and some even changed their minds about their first/second choices. Haha, this just made things even more confusing and frustrating.

A lot of us were planning to go to PJC. I guess this means that if I included PJC inside my choice and got accepted, there'll be quite a few familiar faces. :3

I'll be going to submit my choice tonight. But first, I have to decide which course would suit me. *sigh*

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Yes yes yes!!

Got my O level results yesterday.

I am pleased with it ^^

I came a hour early for the results collection. And I wandered about. =.= Nothing and (almost) no one to talk to!

Then came the time.

That's where I sat.

When we sat down in the hall and when the teacher was briefing us, I was sweating. I could feel my underarms being sticky. Haha, thank god I have no BO ... or do I?

Anyway, when they showed the Top 5,  I ... had this surge, thinking that I could be in it.
But alas, I wasn't. Defeated by E1 and my classmates. And did anyone realise that all the Top 5 were foreigners? Wow, Singaporeans are really being overpowered by them. Got to work hard now.

Just 1 point less and I could be in it. And have my name displayed... *sigh* Still, I love my points ^^ Though to some it may be unlucky, cause it's 13 afterall. Thankfully it wasn't a Friday. Otherwise it'll be 13 on Friday. :D

Then after I collected my results, some people were still nervously waiting for it. Haha. Took this time to frame and ...

:D They said something along the lines of "Why are you taking this??!!!"

For memories sake of course.

Now onto the next step in my life. Choosing a new school.
I hope I can meet new friends who can accept me for who I am and how I look like.

I went to some teachers to talk to them. Amazed towards Mdm A, slighty sad to Mdm L, pleased as hell to Ms Y, gulity towards Mdm A and ... disappointed to Mrs G. I couldn't believe it. My humantites, the ones that I love, I received Bs. My favourite Geography, I got B3.

B3!!! And  Mrs Goh had already warned us before not to be complacent. I wasn't. But B3! I feel like I have disappointed her. Me who should have gotten an A for Geo. I can't believe that. I should have been stronger in that. Regret tastes salty. :(

My eyes got a little watery when we talked together. I'll surely miss her. Her lessons were always interesting no matter what. And what she told me made me quite happy.

"4E2 will always be my favourite class."

Love you Mrs Goh. Always.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

I can't cook? ... Yeah right.

Who said I can't huh? Just because I don't cook does not mean I can't!

So when I say, "It's my Dad who does the cooking," please do NOT assume that I am like a spolit brat who doesn't even contribute to my home.

I can cook. It's just whether I want to or not. So don't look at me with those frickingpityingeyes and say, or even converse with me that I am such a stupid girl, that I should be able to cook, BECAUSE I CAN.

Get that?



If you don't know me, then just keep your mouth shut.

Even if you don't say anything, no one will think you are mute.

Friday, January 7, 2011

I know I should have wrote this two days before but because I was in a procrastinating mood, it was delayed.

Anyway, if you have read the newspaper then you should know (and don't need this anxious girl to tell you that... )


I actually saw this first on Twitter. Can you imagine? Just shows how far technology has penetrated my life.

When I saw that, I was so shocked. I thought it would only come out around the last week of Jan. WTH! Only 3 more days till that life changing moment.

My God! I am really afraid. Scared that I can't get into the school that I want, that I got more points than what I wanted and that I disappointed everyone, including myself.

Because I know that I didn't do a good job during the O levels period. I used the computer at night, didn't really want, didn't felt the urge to make myself proud.

Shit. Freaking loser.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


From Aerandria Scans:

Roochen and Galnia are two countries that have been at war with each other for a long time. Now that peace has been established, princess Aldina of Roochen has to marry the prince of Galnia. However, according to the rumors, the prince of Galnia is a total debauch, and he does nothing but playing around?! Aldina wants to see for herself who the prince really is, so she disguised herself as a boy and tried to approach the prince...

It has been so long since I've did a manga review. A nice way to kick off the new year, yeah? :D

*cracks my knuckles.* Let's get started then!

The story line is cute, cuddly and slight funny. Aldina is living in a cage -- not literally-- until she heards that she will marry the rumored prince. So she decides to take off to see him, while she is in disguise, and check if he is really what she hears. Now this feels like one of the books which I have read a long time ago. The start feels vaguely similar.

Anyway, they got to know each other better and slowly, they fall in love. But there are obstacles that threaten their union. And they have to overcome them, otherwise ... you know.

I did like the beginning, however, as the chapters progresses, I feel that Aldina is somewhat of a crybaby. There are always tears on her eyes when something bad is going to happen or is happening. And she is like the females that would give up quite quickly when she realises that there would be no way out. I mean, if she could just hold on a little more, Izzy would come and save her. But she does turn back and return once she has realised her true feelings.

Another thing that is not really good is that I could not see much romance from Izzy. Mostly it's from Al, her actions and blushing face, but not much from Izzy. I mean, sure he blushes a little but could he actually tell her
"I love you, Al. Forever and ever more."

or something like that. I know I would love to hear that. That's almost like a typical male behavior.

Still, this manga was quite nice. It was nice chasing this for ... (how long?) until the manga ended. But I don't think I would re-read this again. A one shot manga, I would say it is to me.

Rating: 3 out of 5

It can be seen on or HERE

The 1st day of school. ... or not.

So I should have wrote this post on Monday instead. But it's better late than never. Let this post begin:

It's the first day week of school~

Oh the memory!

I could still remember my first day of school in 2010, waking up early, feeling refreshed and ready to go off to school! And anticipating seeing my friends and classmates again, laughing and joking. :D

God I love them.

But since I've not received my results yet, the start of school is a month away.

I am afraid.

That I will not go to the JC of my choice.

That I have to retake my exams.

That I have to stay back for one more year.

That my score is 26 or something.

I am scared.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

I'm Home!

A new year, kicked of with me reaching home in the afternoon. Nothing like home.

Although now, I understand why people like to travel. It's the moment of experiencing something different from what they're used to in that few days.

The two weeks at KL is really interesting. Granted, Mondays to Saturdays were all spent at the office but I was able to fill up my time. Plus I now have some ideas on how to spend the remaining month till I receive my results. :)

Happy 2011th Year