Bookasaurus does it again

Monday, April 28, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

I'm not really sure whether I should be happy or not. You see, I just burned cash. Out of impulse. No. Not really. I have a reason for it albeit a petty one. Haha. Enough with the chase... I just bought a new book.


5th book of G.R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire Series

Books are kryptonite. Well, for me. One call from it and I'll be on a trance - picking one mindlessly, smelling the pages indulgently, letting my fingers skim across the spine like it's a lover's skin, then coming back to my senses only to find myself handing over my hard-earned money. Just like that.

The thing is, I bought this for the reason that it should motivate me to finish the fourth book of the series. Truth be told, A Feast for Crows (Book 4) dismayed me. It's too dragging and I'm struggling with it.

Don't get me wrong, I love Geoge R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series but book 4 just doesn't cut it. The story feels like it was paused. The unfinished story lines and the characters that just went AWOL was a letdown for me and it feels like they were held until the next volume. So yeah, the next volume it is. :)

But anyway, a book is a book. The smell of it alone gives me the high and the places it can take me are priceless. And yes, I'm now pretty sure I'm happy I bought one. :)

Run Forrest, Run!

Sunday, April 27, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

I aimlessly went to my old room upstairs for unknown reasons. Perhaps I just want to check how it looks now or maybe I was just looking for something to do. While randomly opening cabinets and rummaging old boxes, I was so surprised to find a thing that I've been looking for a long time. This:

An original VCD of one of my most favorite movies of all time, Forrest Gump. Take note, this is the only original VCD I have ever bought my entire life. And just so you know, it took me ages to save up for this. Php 399 is no joke for a college freshmen with no more than a hundred peso allowance daily, minus the fare that already took one-fifth of it, lunch money, and endless handouts to be photocopied. What's left is for my daily dose of street food and an hour of internet usage, to which I sacrificed all. It is worth it.


Saturday, April 26, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

It's been a long time since Jan and I spent a long time together. And I'm really happy to be spending even just a little time with him. ^_^

MTS. Date. Sweet. Heaven by your side. With some friends. "Para maka round 2". Hearty laughter. Rain. Happy.

I'll Be

Thursday, April 24, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

I am at my lowest point today. I lost my appetite, my motivation to work, and myself. I went to the office with very low spirits; unable to laugh at jokes, unable to hold a short conversation, unable to do anything right. And even those cheer-ups and pat-on-the-backs from my friends didn't work.

I smile to suppress whatever it is that I am feeling and for them not to notice it but my eyes say otherwise. The feeling's already too heavy to contain I was about to burst.

Thank God, there's Jan, who was there for me even if he isn't in his best condition. I wouldn't know how to cope if he wasn't there. Thank you Lord, for giving me a shoulder to cry on.

Jan, thanks again. I got your back, you got mine. Here's a song for you :)

From a fantasy lover

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

Fantasy you say? 

I've been to Middle Earth, Hogwarts, Narnia, Westeros, Camp Half-blood, and to kingdoms far far away. I met wizards, kings, elves of all kinds, gods, arcanists, gracelings, mythical beings, hideous monsters, and creatures you cannot fathom. 

I've rode on dragons, broom sticks, enchanted chariots, galleons, wagons of the nobility, white horses, and hippogriffs. I've witnessed alchemy, allomancy, wizardry, necromancy, numerous spells you can hardly speak, evil, death, and even love. 

I survived bloody skirmishes, epic battles of gods, empires, and races, and dangerous quests to peculiar places you've never imagined. I've uncovered secrets, read manuscripts written in languages you've never heard of, unraveled mysteries, deciphered codes, and known the unknown.

I laughed, I cried, I staggered. I left the mundane world and emerged a hundred thousand words later, breathless and amazed. 

Wow. I didn't realize I've travelled this much. :) 
My fantasy shelf. Just don't mind those 3 other non-fantasy books there (if you happen to see it)

Saturdate with Self

Saturday, April 19, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

A date with myself occurs rarely on my very busy life. Now's the perfect time for it as no one's around. No obligations, no chores, nothing but me. :)

Most people will have those Me-times at the spas or get pampered in salons. Perhaps I'll have that kind of me-time when I will feel the need for it. But for now, I chose to have a date with a book. :)
Hello there, Kvothe. It's nice to meet you. :)


Friday, April 18, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

You came from heaven to earth to show the way.
From the earth to the cross, my debts to pay.
From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky
Lord I lift your name on high.

Here's a flashback of one of our plays in church. "The Choice" depicting Christ's life before the crucifixion until His ressurection and our choice to accept salvation and Christ in our lives. Circa 2003 Lent (if my memory serves me right)

#32 Enjoy the little things

Thursday, April 17, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

A little conversation over Viber with someone special, not to mention, someone that I miss is more than enough to make my day. :)

Blessed beyond compare

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

There have been times when I questioned Your plans and Your will. Like that time when I was seeking for an answer why I had to let go of something that I have painstakingly fought for and held on for a long time, a relationship I thought could last a lifetime. I lost my faith in You. I was wrong to doubt You and  a fool to question the things You do. I doubted, I recoiled, I surrendered to my defeat. And it was a shame. The least I could have done was to TRUST in You and have FAITH in Your will.

You wanted me to feel the pain of letting go so that I can see that there are other hands I can hold on to, especially Yours. You wanted me to feel emptiness so I can stand on my own and make myself whole again - this time, stronger. You wanted me to close a chapter of my life so I can turn to the next page because You're just about to write a new story for me; and I know You're the best author out there. You wanted me to let go so I can hold something or someone much much better. :)

And it's such a shame that it took me some time to realize that I am indeed blessed beyond compare. I am not worthy of Your love yet You showed me one that's immeasurable and unwavering. Kuyaw jud ka mulihok Lord. The best ka talaga! Ikaw na! ^_^