Sunday, August 26, 2012

Long hiatus is long

I know, I know. I've been a very bad blogger. Considering it has been a year and about two months since my last entry, a lot has happen. Where do I  even begin? 

I took a semester off after I finished in the fall if 2011 at my community college to work and earn money for a new laptop, and other unnecessary things (by that I mean clothes and junk food). I go back to a 4-year college this coming fall and I can't wait. 

I got a MacBook Pro during tax-free weekend (in Massachusetts) along with the Back to School Student discount and I am in love with it! I haven't mastered it just yet but some day I will. I'm happy with the purchase and glad to finally have a laptop after my 3 year old Dell broke many months ago. 

I unfortuantely still do not have my driver's license. Yes. Shame on me. I let my permit expire before I even got to take a road test.

I work at a frozen yogurt shop and it'll almost be a year in October that I've been working there. I also work in retail but right now I've been doing floor sets, which is when you come when the store is closed and bring out the new clothes and change the store around and it is the worst job ever. But I suck it up because I like the 40-50% off employee discount on non-sale clothes. At least 7 hours from 9pm to 4am which can last even till 5 or 6am and by then the sun is already out!! I don't know how long I can stand working there, but thank goodness I changed my availability so that I don't have to deal with pretentious snobby customers and their spoiled teens.

With all this time that has gone by, I have seen a lot of movies, TV shows, and read books that I can't wait to share with you. Until next time, which I hope is not another year. 

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Thirteenth Tale

So I am somewhat settled into the new house. Finally got internet about 2 days ago. We had flooding in the basement and it turned out the pipes that was attached to the house to the sewers collapsed so my family and I were without water for the night. No showers, flushing, or washing dishes. Sucked when I had to pee, haha. Tomorrow my bed frame is coming and on Thursday my order of Monsters, Inc. and Fringe will be arriving. I am excited.

Okay, enough about me. Here's a book review:

The Thirteenth Tale by Dianne Setterfield
From Amazon: "Sometimes, when you open the door to the past, what you confront is your destiny.
Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her own painful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret is mesmerized by the author's tale of gothic strangeness -- featuring the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Together, Margaret and Vida confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves. --This text refers to the Paperback edition."'

It's an intriguing and captivating novel that will keep you reading just to know what their secrets are. The novel often goes back and forth from the past and the present. If you want a good read, get The Thirteenth Tale.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


So today is moving day and the weather is not very friendly. It's raining with a chance of thunderstorms at 85+ degrees, when yesterday was a beautiful 75ish degrees. What the hell happen!? ): 

The only thing exciting about moving is that I get to have a bookshelf in my new room.  I mean  I have one now but it's not like those skinny library bookshelfs. I honestly can't wait. My books and manga took up 3 boxes and they are really heavy. I feel bad for the guy who has to carry them.

The downside of moving is that I'll be about 35 minutes away from the city and 40 minutes away from my school. There's nothing really to do in the new town. Though there is a nice sushi restaurant 3 minutes away.

I apologize that there hasn't been any book reviews lately but, I promise I'll post one next! Hope you all are enjoying the first day of June. (:

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Hangover Part II, Water for Elephants

It's been a very busy May for me, which is why I haven't been posting much.  I went to Florida this past week for my brother's engagement party and I'm moving at the end of this month. I really don't want to move, but I don't have a choice. ):

So in the past two weeks, I saw two movies: Water for Elephants and The Hangover Part II. Still have yet to see Thor!! :< Anyway,  let's start with the most recent film I saw.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


So today I saw Bridesmaids. I was actually suppose to see Thor but the only one that played was in 3D and I am not a big fan of 3D.

"This spring, Universal Pictures and producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) invite you to experience Bridesmaids. Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love. -- (C) Universal"

Bridesmaids was very enjoyable. It was hilarious and I laughed pretty much throughout the whole film. Kind of like a girl version of The Hangover. Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph (both from SNL) are tremendous actresses but Melissa McCarthy (Sookie from Gilmore Girls) stole the show. There are many memorable scenes and it's not exactly like a romantic comedy, so fellas you should see it too!

Monday, May 9, 2011


I am a sucker for Disney/Pixar movies.  I watched Up, probably more than five times, watched Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. probably more than ten times, and I watched Toy Story (1, 2, and 3) so many times I lost count. Well... You get the picture.

I watched Tangled recently for the fifth time and I'm still in love with this film. If you didn't know already, Tangled is Disney's version of Rapunzel. In this version, Rapunzel was kidnapped as a baby by a wicked "old" woman and forced to live in a tower and never leave. Flynn Ryder, the most wanted thief, hides out in the tower only to be knocked unconscious by a really long haired girl with a frying pan. The tiara he stole is hidden and Rapunzel offers him a deal.  He'll get the crown back if he takes her to the "floating lights" and thus their adventure begins.

If you're unfamiliar about the story of Rapunzel, it's basically about a girl with long hair who lives in a tower.  She is held captive by a woman who yells, "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair" and then Rapunzel pulls her up to the tower. A prince falls in love with her and sees how the old woman has gained access into the tower. I have read other versions of the German fairytale. In one, the prince impregnates Rapunzel on that one visit. The old lady finds out, cuts Rapunzel's hair and kicks her out the tower.  Prince comes back, is tricked, pushed out the tower, and blinded by the thorns below.  Rapunzel gives birth to twins and she and the Prince eventually find each other months later. Of course Disney went a different direction.

If you're into Disney princesses, singing and dancing, or happily ever afters, then this is the film you need to watch!

Pascal is making you watch Tangled!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunshine Award

A super big thank you to Jay from The Reel Photo for giving me the Sunshine Award! After my first awful hangover, this was such a nice surprise.  Check out Jay's blog for some amazing photos!