Feeling Critic: Point of Retreat

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I don’t know if I now have higher standards when it comes to romance novels or I have just become highly-dependent of Owen Hunt lovin’. And yes, I thought I would have a different reaction to this book and no. If I have given “Slammed” 2/3 stars, I’ll give Point of Retreat 3/5. But this book made me discover that I like male POVs better! AND THIS JUST HEIGHTENS MY EXCITEMENT FOR THE RELEASE OF THE SECOND BOOK OF MY FAVORITE DISASTER SERIES!!! And just like that I could forget all about Will Cooper. God, I hate his name. 

So there. I don’t like it. I don’t want to talk about it. I want to read another book. I am too tired so I’m watching Grey’s Anatomy tonight. Again. Just like I did last night because of “Slammed.” But this one page I’ll never forget. You had me at this, Will. Oh, you had me so bad with this!

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Feeling Critic: Slammed by Colleen Hoover

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I wanted to cry. I wanted to cry so hard maybe because I’ve been in a whirlwind of emotions now but all those are in the higher, happier level for days now. I wanted to cry so hard to have a better reason to blow my nose other than the virus I caught days ago. I wanted to cry like how Meredith Grey did to me when he showed Derek their “house” with just candles, like how Alex Karev’s wedding vow did to me, whenever Hunt kisses Yang!, like how the scene where Ed Slaterton said sorry to Min and him wanting to screw up again and say it a million times because that’s how long they are together, how the love of Travis and Abby made me cry and how these things make me cry by just thinking about them but wanting to do it over and over again.

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I made the wrong choice. Not that it was not a good book, it was a good one. But Will Cooper will definitely not make it to the top of my list of the best male fictional characters. I hated that it contained of things familiar to me. The name Will Cooper, really? What’s next? Tiny Grayson? The name Gavin was mentioned in On Dublin Street and I hated that they were opposites. That Elizabeth Kubler Ross quote and I swear, I could hear Meredith speaking as I read it. I ABSOLUTELY HATED HOW WILL OCCUPIED MOST OF THE BOOK’S PAGES BY SAYING LAKE AND HIM CAN’T BE TOGETHER! The author wanted to make this novel as close to reality as possible but hell, fiction should take our hearts to a whole new world! I’m disappointed, I wanted to cry and I still want to. You failed me, Will and you better not in the next book!

Rhyme Time: Here I Love You

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A beautiful piece by one of my favorites.

Here I love you.
In the dark pines the wind disentangles itself.
The moon glows like phosphorous on the vagrant waters.
Days, all one kind, go chasing each other.

The snow unfurls in dancing figures.
A silver gull slips down from the west.
Sometimes a sail. High, high stars.
Oh the black cross of a ship.
Alone.

Sometimes I get up early and even my soul is wet.
Far away the sea sounds and resounds.
This is a port.

Here I love you.
Here I love you and the horizon hides you in vain.
I love you still among these cold things.
Sometimes my kisses go on those heavy vessels
that cross the sea towards no arrival.
I see myself forgotten like those old anchors.

The piers sadden when the afternoon moors there.
My life grows tired, hungry to no purpose.
I love what I do not have. You are so far.
My loathing wrestles with the slow twilights.
But night comes and starts to sing to me.

The moon turns its clockwork dream.
The biggest stars look at me with your eyes.
And as I love you, the pines in the wind
want to sing your name with their leaves of wire.

Pablo Neruda

Watch List Wednesday: Awkward

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I know this series has been watched by most people but for those who haven’t, this definitely is a must-watch! And to those who have finished the entire series, have fallen head over heels for Matty and Jake (TEAM JAKE ALL THE WAY!), and are very eager for the release of the third season, this is still worth watching over and over. Yes?

I’ve decided to create a new category on my blog since I have yet again gained the fondness of writing again (but why) and yes, I make it  point to have at least a post daily. So here is what you guys get now (although I don’t think people ever read my blog or subscribe because you guys just view this due to my Twitter links. *blogger heart stab*)

Okay, so here are my feels about the series which I greatly hope ill encourage you to try watching this (pretty please!):

  1. FUNNY AS HELL
  2. Jenna is as normal as any girl which is why I love this show
  3. She’s a blogger!
  4. She has real feelings
  5. Matty and Jake (AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!)
  6. Complete;y irrelevant: SUPER OA NI JANICE SA INA KAPATID ANAK JUSKO HAHAHA
  7. I’m going to watch it now
  8. My god, I’m spazzing
  9. Team Jake!
  10. OMG Jenna’s parents are the funniest!
  11. Ming Huang and the Asian guy I ship so hard!
  12. Matty is my perfect guy great man disguised as a jerk but this has made me realize that I like the Jake types better
  13. WATCH IT OKAY OKAY

Here’s a link to where you can watch the full episodes 🙂

Click here

Toodles! (Eww)

Soul Mates

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Here’s a tweet about my soul mates and possibly my idea about it. A soul mate, for me, is someone (but there could be exceptions too like the above) who/that makes you completely happy. It doesn’t have to do anything to make you smile because just thinking about them would. It/He/She completes you and gives you the best feeling in the world. Since I don’t have one yet (the person), I’ve been declaring a number of soulmates I have such as: Datu Puti (a cocktail drink) and Bangus/Tuna (I forgot) Sisig from Drews, Kare-kare from Hapag (my friends and I’s favorite lunch place), Ate Lards’ (Large) Mango Graham shake! but my true soulmates are those stated above. They make me happy and whenever I am free, I spend my time practicing on it. Here’s my latest work though I’m not proud of it, I just have to post something. Hahaha!

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My point is, everyone should have a soul mate to make you feel better whenever you’re down. I’m happy I found mine! 🙂

Rhyme Time: Desiderata

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Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann

We have been assigned to memorize this poem back in elementary school and I have to be honest that I have not taken this poem seriously like it deserves to be until now. I like how the author made use of simple words and reminders. With just a few lines he was able to tell us to live good lives and appreciate what we have. This has to be the poem of my life (well, next to those of Neruda and Poe) but God let me be mindful of this everyday.

Good morning! It’s a brand new day and I’m a lot worse but I can’t close my eyes and sleep. I thank the Lord for everything I have now – my life, my family, my friends, everyone and everything. And I wish to not forget about doing random acts of kindness each day, to share my blessings, to keep peace with everyone and be aware that I’m just a steward of God that I must learn how to forgive and ask for forgiveness, to love, to give and not ask for something in return.