Saturday, May 16, 2015

Shadow Hunters

One of the series of books that I have been the fan of is the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I was happy when I found out that it was going to be made into a movie but was slightly disappointed with how it was executed. Not that it was bad but more because it was not what I had expected.

Movie Cast: Clary (Lily Collins), Simon (Robert Sheehan), Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower), Alec (Kevin Zegers), Isabelle (Jemima West)

When I heard that the movie did not do well at the box office I knew that meant that the rest of the story would not be seen onscreen anymore – at least, not in the cinemas anyway. I recently learned that the books will now have a TV incarnation on ABC Family.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Let's Do This

Back in high school we had cooking classes where we were grouped together to try different recipes every class. We had that for two years and I enjoyed every minute of it. To this day I have this memory of me and my group mates singing along to Richard Reynoso’s “Hindi Ko Kaya” while we worked in the kitchen.

At home I hardly ever did anything in the kitchen. My younger sisters were naturally good in the kitchen while I was the OC one who preferred doing things exactly the way the recipe book says it should be done so I relegated myself to dishwasher at home. There are times when I cook but for the most part I leave it to my sisters because my OC-ness would mean that our meals would take too long since I’m checking and re-checking things as I go along.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Keep Calm and Blog On

Back in 2003, blogging was something I heard about from a friend that I decided to try out. Twelve years later, blogging has evolved from being a person’s online journal to being a media and marketing tool that has made many people into online celebrities.

For a time I considered trying to evolve my blog into the kind of blogs that are popular these days. I contemplated finding a niche to write about and creating entries that were meant to target readers and bring more traffic to my blog. After all, many bloggers have tried it and are now popular names in the blogosphere depending on the categories they chose to blog about.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Chasing Life

One of the TV shows that I’ve found myself becoming a fan of is Chasing Life. The story of a young woman and her journey with cancer, it is something that I find myself relating to after my recent thyroid scare.

I love that the TV show inspires people who have the disease to “chase life” even if they have cancer. I love that they give cancer patients a face and help viewers understand what they go through. There are some things in life you cannot relate to or understand unless it happens to you -- this show gives you the opportunity to look at what life could be like if you had cancer.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

J.Lo Love

Jennifer Lopez is a celebrity I’ve been a fan of since she starred in the movie Selena. Some people love her, some hate her and some probably just don’t care about her but I am a fan. I mean why not? She had a successful movie and music career and a succesful TV career as well (did anyone know that apart from being a judge on American Idol she is also one of the Executive Producers of the show The Fosters?).

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention how I am also a fan of her looks. If I can look THAT good when I’m in my 40s it would be a cause for celebration – I am not kidding!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Time to Be Prepared

The recent earthquake in Nepal has been all over the news. It is sad to see so much destruction and I cannot imagine how difficult it would be for the people affected to pick up the pieces and move on when the life they came to know was destroyed in just minutes. It made me think of how life is so precious and how anytime it can be taken away from you and there is nothing you can do about it.

The earthquake also got me thinking about how our country is said to be due for a big one. I think I’ve heard this a lot over the past five years. I’ve read about how a big magnitude earthquake happens at least every four hundred years or so and it is likely that a big one will happen in our lifetime. I have experienced scary earthquakes and knowing that they weren't the big ones yet makes me worry – is our country ready for something like that? Apart from the earthquake drills and whatnot, are we ready structure-wise?

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Major Distraction

There’s so much that I’ve been meaning to do with my spare time (apart from blogging): draw, color, paint, write the books I’ve made up in my head, read the ever-growing list of books that I have on my tablet and a lot of other things that would probably bore you so I will stop there.

As I have mentioned in a previous post, the heat and my thyroid-related issues have been a challenge for me. I would rather not move with the heat and constant fatigue I have been feeling lately.

Something to pass my time that required very little movement has been my major distraction from the summer heat: SIMS 4. I have installed it on my laptop and I’ve been spending most of my free time playing the game while lying in bed.