Book Photography

As much as I love reading, I also love photographing books. Here are some of the photos I took during the duration of Holy Week, since I’ve been bombarding myself with love stories so as to forget temporarily the real problems. Such as school, of course. And everything else in between and whatnot.

1.) The Selection Series - The Selection and The Elite
Finished these two so fast since it was not hard to love the story, the characters and the setting. Who could not love a story where there’s a prince, a competition for the crown (and his heart, of course. Duh) and a lass who is pretty much totally against the idea of having a competition for love and unfortunately she’s in that game (predictable, I know but I had fun reading)? I personally think that America Singer (the lead character) is troubling herself by not having made up her mind as to who she really wants. It’s totally easy, she could just pick Prince Maxon Schreave and forget about Aspen. If I were in her shoes, I would so pick the former and live a happily ever after. But another thing that I like about this story is that it shows us readers that even though she’s the lead character, she is nowhere near perfect. Yeah one can say that it’s a piece of cake, her decision, as to whom shall she pick - obviously Maxon. But then again she’s so stubborn and indecisive, I, myself want to shake her on the shoulders merely saying “Just what are you dooooing girl you can just say yes to Maxon and omg you’d actually live a life thousands of girls are just wishing on!”. I’m sometimes annoyed with her decisions or the lackof. Still, she’s a lovable character, strong and witty.

2) Love & Misadventure
This book of poems is exactly a fantastic one. Lang Leav’s poems are so relevant - they speak what you never knew you were feeling. Or still feeling. She’s so good with words that you’d actually say “Aww” or “Wow”. Well I did. She’s that good. And I love that she is also an illustrator, her works were cute and amazing and weird at the same time. Which is a totally good combination, imho. She must have really experienced a lot for her to be able to come up with such intricate poems. Or Michael Faudet (her boyfriend) must have really made her feel so much relevant feels for her to write them. Or maybe she’s just a naturally amazing poet. Either way, I love Lang Leav.
“The half of this book - the whole of my heart”
My most favorite line, and this was just her dedication. Amazing, I know.

3) Attachments
Currently reading this and stopping in between since my eyes have grown tired from all the reading I’ve done for the past 3 days (nonstop reading, I tell you). So far, I love everything about the book. So funny and smart and did I tell you how funny it was? Of course it has to be, it was after all, Rainbow Rowell who authored it. I just love the way she writes. So honest and witty. It makes me want (just a little bit) someone to read my e-mails. Or maybe not, lol

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I love the feelings I get and have whenever I read a book. I love flipping through its pages, I love (emphasis on this one) the smell of books. I love how I am able to relate to the characters in a way or another. I love how I am able to sit for a couple of hours, hurt my back so much, and just get lost in a good read. I love how I am able to laugh even at this state.

Some say to read is to escape. It’s half true for me. Escaping in a sense of forgetting the real world and diving into the characters’ worlds which are obviously better and totally not realistic. Still, they’re better, which makes everything okay, I think.

So here I am again, blabbering at this time. Me and my unnecessary feelings.

Just always so unnecessary, it kinda annoys me already.

On another note, it’s a very Happy Easter Sunday tomorrow! Or later, technically speaking.

At this point, I am somehow, in some ways, absolutely convinced that nothing is ever real.
I hope someone will be able to convince me otherwise.

You can say I’m a pusher. I push people away.
Don’t take it personally, I do it to almost everybody, if not all.
But I’m trying to change.

Instragram: Summer (classes)

For our couse, it’s pretty normal to have summer classes every year. I’m used to it already but still, a part of me envies other people who get to enjoy their summer minus the classes.

Anyhow, the first week of summer classes have already started and these were what I’ve been doing:

1) BanaNutella and a good read - always a good combination
2) Some back to school reminder I’ve written in my planner. I’m left-handed, btw. Whenever I see lefties, they amaze me. Probably because we’re only 15% in the whole population.
3) Japanese food is one the best cuisines! @ PepperLunch
4) Always going to the yogurt store because of mama, who’s actually addicted to eating yogurt. Yogurt > normal ice cream, imho tho. This was at White Hat.
5) Met with Marlon & Ian at CoffeeWorks!
6) Some good old coffee and smoothie for a chill afternoon
7) I’ve been and always am craving for some milk/fruit tea - Naicha Kenko’s Kiwi Green Tea. It was okay and yummy, nothing special tho.
8) BanaNutella, again. I always make this whenever I want to eat instantly and just because I love bananas (I’ve been having this weird cravings for banana lately ever since I arrived from Cebu. What is this sorcery),
9) First time to try Lazy Panda! Their place was so cute and you have to remove your shoes and sit down without a chair, aka Japanese style. Their warm brownie is yummy, even though I’m not really fond of sweets. A must try milk tea shop! It’s located in front of the Mormons Church in Hinaplanon, near Ramen-Yah.
10) Detox juices from Mom’s Juicery! Time to get healthy, says … no one lol. I loved photographing the bottles of juices tho.

Today is the official start of Holy Week and I’m planning to spend it by reading novels and just sleeping.

On another note, I’m feeling so ill, physically and emotionally. And I’m the only one who can help myself.

Instragram: Summer (classes)

For our couse, it’s pretty normal to have summer classes every year. I’m used to it already but still, a part of me envies other people who get to enjoy their summer minus the classes.

Anyhow, the first week of summer classes have already started and these were what I’ve been doing:

1) BanaNutella and a good read - always a good combination
2) Some back to school reminder I’ve written in my planner. I’m left-handed, btw. Whenever I see lefties, they amaze me. Probably because we’re only 15% in the whole population.
3) Japanese food is one the best cuisines! @ PepperLunch
4) Always going to the yogurt store because of mama, who’s actually addicted to eating yogurt. Yogurt > normal ice cream, imho tho. This was at White Hat.
5) Met with Marlon & Ian at CoffeeWorks!
6) Some good old coffee and smoothie for a chill afternoon
7) I’ve been and always am craving for some milk/fruit tea - Naicha Kenko’s Kiwi Green Tea. It was okay and yummy, nothing special tho.
8) BanaNutella, again. I always make this whenever I want to eat instantly and just because I love bananas (I’ve been having this weird cravings for banana lately ever since I arrived from Cebu. What is this sorcery),
9) First time to try Lazy Panda! Their place was so cute and you have to remove your shoes and sit down without a chair, aka Japanese style. Their warm brownie is yummy, even though I’m not really fond of sweets. A must try milk tea shop! It’s located in front of the Mormons Church in Hinaplanon, near Ramen-Yah.
10) Detox juices from Mom’s Juicery! Time to get healthy, says … no one lol. I loved photographing the bottles of juices tho.

Today is the official start of Holy Week and I’m planning to spend it by reading novels and just sleeping.

On another note, I’m feeling so ill, physically and emotionally. And I’m the only one who can help myself.

Not so typical ootd: Forever 21 white lace dress and earrings, Primadonna nude pointy heels and Casio vintage gold watch.

Taken during the College of Nursing Pre-Commencement Exercises where I and 8 other batchmates were given this medal. Grateful, I am. 🙌

#oyster  #lol  

Ásgeir Trausti

I love pronouncing his name, even if I have a hard time doing it. #geekery

A specific song from their latest English album caught my attention whilst I was watching Channel V last night. I immediately Googled and downloaded all of Ásgeir Trausti's songs. This particular album is entitled Dýrð í dauðaþögn which was released during the summer of 2012. 

Let me just say this: even though I don’t understand a single word from his songs (which are all Icelandic - amazing language), I loved everything - his voice, the beat and the feels I get whenever I listen to these songs. I think that’s the most, if not, important when listening to a song - the feeling you get. Don’t get me wrong, the lyrics of a particular song are everything too. But this album’s an exception. For me anyways.

He also has an English album entitled In The Silence(amazing songs too, hands down) but the songs below are from his Icelandic one:

  1. Hærra
  2. Dýrð í dauðaþögn
  3. Sumargestur
  4. Leyndarmál
  5. Hljóða nótt
  6. Nýfallið regn
  7. Heimförin
  8. Að grafa sig í fönn
  9. Samhjómur
  10. Þennan dag

I have a thing for foreign songs. 

March-ing On

You may think that after arriving from Cebu, we’d be academic-related stuffs-free, that we’d have the time to rest - mentally and physically. If you were thinking that, you are so wrong.
We had exams and duties right after, but I am not complaining though. All I thought was “Let’s get this over with” so I can finally say “Yay it’s summer!”.

Last few weeks of March were spent on food and novels - two of the many things that I fancy. I am always craving for food, and more good food. Speaking of food, I’ve been craving for bananas than ever - the simple fruit itself or may it be a milk tea or crêpe - just as long as it has banana in it.

Fast forward to now, it’s officially summer for me (which will end in a week because summer classes). Thank Jesus for time to sleep and read. I know I should be exercising (for my health, of course) but my mind is always diverted to eating. What is this sorcery. PMS, perhaps.

Happy 1st of April and Happy April Fools’, fools!

I’M HOME!

Basically speaking, I arrived at Iligan yesterday morning where my mom and sisters fetched me. We went straight ahead to CDO to drop off my eldest sister (she’s studying there) which means I had no rest but it’s okay, I’m not complaining. 

My body aches so much upon waking up this morning. And, turns out that we’ll have our I&I final examination tomorrow. 

It’s the universe telling me that it really is back to reality, reality that is school.

To give you an overview of my Psychiatric Nursing exposure in Cebu, it was totally awesomesauce. I miss it already! I miss Maxwell Hotel, my roomies, the basement, therapy practices, ward duties (omg I know right) and everything else in between. I miss it so much. // Brb, reminiscing 

#personal  

  • what camera do you use aside from your iPhone?

I use Canon PowerShot Sx150 for some of my photos. But I use my iPad mini on a daily basis. 

  • I want to watch your film!!! Link? :))))

Thanks for wanting to watch The Bucket List! :) But, I haven’t had the time to upload it yet since I’m quite busy these days. And I’m off to Cebu later (I’ll be gone for more than a month) and I don’t think I can upload the movie there since I’ll be superbly busy. Maybe after I arrive, I can upload it. Thanks, dear!