Sunday, January 5, 2014

20 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

  1. When someone asks you what your favorite book is and expects you to pick just one.image
  2. When the movie version of a book gets everything wrong.image
  3. And completely ruins your mental images of characters.image
  4. When someone you like tells you they don’t like to read.image
  5. When you forget to eat or sleep because a book is so good.image
  6. When your favorite character dies.image 
  7. And you pretend they’re still alive but it’s just not the same.image
  8. When a book you love gets a harsh review. image
  9. When an author stops writing mid-series. image
  10. When someone spoils the ending of a book.image 
  11. Or worse, the ending of an entire series.image
  12. When you walk into a bookstore.image
  13. When you lend someone a book and get it back in terrible condition.image
  14. Or never get it back at all.image
  15. When you finish a book and have to wait a year for the sequel.
  16. When a book makes you cry hysterically in public and everyone thinks you’re crazy.image
  17. When no one gets your obscure literary reference.image
  18. When someone says you read too much.image 
  19. Because you know there’s no such thing as too many books.image 
20. When someone interrupts your reading. Because, really, a book is basically a Do Not Disturb Sign
(Source: BuzzFeed)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 | New Year's Resolutions

2013 has been a roller coaster ride - there were a whole lot of ups and downs and some I couldn't even comprehend happening to me. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and every experience shapes who you are as a person. This year, I would like to make a conscious effort on changing certain aspects in my life, always for the better.

1. Lost Weight - This is probably the most cliche'd resolution, but this year I will exercise more. I'm determined to achieve my goal weight especially now that we're back to eating homemade foods with less calories.

2. Read 15 books - I've grown attached to books last year and discovered so many great authors that I never knew before. This year, I aim to read 15 books; I've set my goal lower this year because I'll be devoting most of my time on my career.

3. Relationship with God - I would like to strengthen my relationship with Him even further. Through good times and tough times, He is always there for me and I'm immensely thankful for that.

4. Take more photos - I would like to grow my collection of photos of my family, friends, special occasions, and other things that I'd like document. Now that I have my own blog, it'll definitely motivate me to do so.

5. Reconnect - I've been terrible with catching up with my highschool and college friends and this year, I really have to change that. I would also like to expand my circle of friends!

I'm going to link this up on Ashley's Monthly Goals and I'll continue doing this every month because it's so much fun! :) Here were my goals last month and let's see how well did I do:

Goals for December:

1. Workout 3-4 times a week. - I knew I was bound to fail this one right when S&R opened this month and it's situated so near our house. I love their pizza!

2.  Create a DIY project. - I love books and having an attractive place to store them. I was able to complete my DIY bookshelf and I'm so happy about the outcome. I painted it super crisp, solid white and then placed a nifty wallpaper made of foam,  which I bought at Daiso(a Japanese store) at a low price. 

3. Drink lots of water. - Check!

4. Save money! - I spent my Christmas allowance on books and presents, so no, I wasn't able to a save money this month.

5. Enjoy time with my loved ones and take lots of pictures. - One big fat CHECK! Now it's time to organize them and save some back up!

6. Read 3 books. - Despite my busy schedule, I'm glad I was able to squeeze in 3 books, namely: The Princess Bride, Eleanor & Park, and Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire. I'm completely satisfied with ending 2013, reading GoT(best new book discovery of 2013!).

7. Try 2 new recipes for our Christmas and New Year feasts. - Spicy tuna carbonara and Tiramisu! :)

I hope you all learnt a lot from 2013 and I wish you the best for 2014 - remember whatever you do - think positive!