- I love chocolates but I don’t like chocolates with almonds, nougats, fruits, or whatever. The only chocolate with nuts that I love is Cloud 9.
- I am scoliotic.
- When I was just starting in grade school, I used to have a very ugly penmanship. However, when I was in Grade 3, something happened that made me realize that I need to improve my handwriting. My teacher asked us to copy the mission and vision of our school and she told us to memorize it. When I got home and was about to start memorizing, I was shocked because I couldn’t read some of the words I wrote! My penmanship was so ugly that even I myself found it hard to read it. My mama said that it looked like it was kinahig ng manok (scratched by a chicken.) I cried! So from then on, I swore to the old gods and new (yay for game of thrones reference) that I’m going to improve my penmanship.
- 30% of my bath time is spent talking to myself in front of the mirror.
- I’m in a love-hate relationship with Justin Bieber.
Am I losing the fire?
It’s taking me so long to finish Inkheart! Have I read way too many romance books to the point that I’m losing my place in the World of Fantasy? Is this what they call “growing up & maturity?” Or just another phase of my bookish life? I need my Peter Pan. :(
The Happiness Project #1: Rain
I may be one of the few people who said that they love the rain. Honestly, I understood why most people hated rainy days. Who would want to go to work dripping? Who would want to go to school with muddy shoes? Who would want to swim in the flood? Well, I’m not saying that I love those things (particularly the flood.) However, in my opinion, rain has nothing to do with the flood. (What?!! Cora, are you nuts???! Of course rain has EVERYTHING to do with flood!)
Okay, okay. I heard your thoughts and I saw you rolled your eyes but sorry, I’m not taking back what I said. Rain has nothing to do with flood. Instead, PEOPLE have everything to do with flood. Not guilty? Okay then. Let’s blame it to global warming, deforestation, illegal loggers and to the corrupt officials who stole the funds that should have been spent on the construction of proper and functional drainage system. You can blame your neighbors. Or me. But man, do not blame the rain. Rain is a natural phenomenon. It’s God’s gift to us. Remember that story in the Bible where a town didn’t experienced rain for months (or even years maybe) because God was angry with them? We should be thankful that we are still receiving lots of rain despite all our sins. Hah. That got you thinking, right?
But seriously, I’m not here to play as the smarty-pants attorney of rain. I’m here to discuss why I love rain and how it makes me happy in spite the fact that most people associates rain with sadness and depression. My poor, poor rain.
I love the rain the way Olaf the snowman like summer. It’s a dangerous love affair. Hahaha!
Kidding aside, I’m in love with rain. And here are my reasons:
- I love the sound of raindrops hitting the pavements.
- Whenever I’m inside the car and it’s raining, I can’t help but look out the window and stare at the tiny raindrops on it. I even host my own Raindrop Race! How? I stare at the window and choose two droplets. I mentally name them as Droplet A and Droplet B. They’ll race all the way down to the bottom of the window and the first to reach the bottom wins!
- When I was a kid, I used to go out and play in the rain. My brother and I make paper boats and we race them. Most of the time, no one wins because the boats always sink. We run and play! We go to our aunt’s house to fetch our cousin and let her play with us. The neighbor’s kids are outside too. That was like ten years ago. Hahaha! Now, I don’t see children playing in the rain anymore. They are more interested in playing with their laptops and PSPs than going outside to make memories in the rain. :(
- I missed playing in the rain but now, I have another awesome way to spend rainy days. I stay in bed in my favorite pajamas and read my favorite book. My nanay would make hot chocolate drinks for me and yes it’s always the best time of my life! I love it! I feel so comfortable.
- Sometimes, when I’m out with my friends and it rained unexpectedly, I invite them to lounge at a coffee shop. We order hot drinks and pastries. We find a cozy corner and sit there for hours talking about life, love and other random things. Waaaah! Nothing beats the idea of catching up with friends over hot coffee on a rainy day. Call me an old-fashioned but I like coffee/tea party more than the party where booze is involved.
- Ohhhhh and yeah before I forget…I love to associate rain with music! I have this “Raindrops and Roses” playlist in my phone and I play it everytime it rains. It is composed of feel good songs. No hard rock or metal, just soft music that will relax you and will eventually lull you to sleep. It is mostly composed of old songs. I’ll post about it next time.
So yeah, rain has been a huge part of my life. I think if rain is a guy he’ll be the romantic kind. He’ll be cool and warm all at the same time. If rain is a guy, I’ll definitely marry him. Without hesitation. On-the-spot.
As what I always say, "I am the girl who was once lost in the fire but was saved by the rain."
PS I wrote this inside my sauna-like room. God, how I miss rain! But not the flood. Oh there you go again, Cora!
The Happiness Project
Hi wanderers! Today, I’m launching another feature on this blog and I’m calling it The Happiness Project. Every week, I shall blog about something that makes me happy. It can be a thing, an event, a memory, or an idea. The main purpose of this is to appreciate all of the simple joys life (and God) has given me. To track the little things that make life worth living. It’s like The Happy List but this one is more specific.
So today, I’m starting a new feature of this blog. The 5 Randoms is inspired by Ina. Every once in a while, I’ll post five random things about myself.
- Papa and I did some house cleaning today. Well, sort of. I just swept and mopped the floor, sprayed Lysol and washed the electric fans. But man, that was tiring! I love to live in a clean house but I’m not really into having the initiative to tidy things up. Also, I just don’t wanna clean because Mama doesn’t seem to appreciate my effort. I feel offended everytime she repeat sweeping the floor. Lol.
- After 1234850308 years, I finally have a brand new shirt!
- Was about to post my February Playlist but I realized that I’ve been listening to only 5 songs this month!
- I don’t feel like reading now. My current read is Inkheart by Cornelia Funke and I decided to put it down for a while. Why? Because I’m on that part where Mo and Meggie sets off to find Fenoglio. I don’t know but I have this feeling that something is wrong. Capricorn may know that Mo needed the book so much. Plus, Meggie doesn’t actually want to go if not only for Mo and the chance to finally be reunited with her mother. Is that some kind of foreshadowing? Are they walking towards their enemy? I’m worried.
- I still refused to believe that I’m addicted to Coca-Cola.
I am drifting.
Have you ever been so dejected that you feel that your life was just a one, big and stupid lie? Have you ever been so frustrated about it that you just wanna climb up a mountain and scream “Fuck you, Life!” until your vocal cords rip apart?
I hate my life. I hate my choices. I hate my failures. I know there’s nothing I can do to rewrite the past but still I feel helpless. I feel stupid. I feel dead.
Everything’s falling apart. I am drifting.
Four Books for February
February is almost over and so now I would love to share to you the books that I finished reading this month.
This month, I read four amazing books from three amazing authors.
1. Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster. I always wanted to read this book. I remember watching its cartoon series when I was in grade school. Back then, I didn’t know that it was actually based on a book. Fortunately, a friend recommended me this book and so I immediately searched for it and yes, the book is as good as the cartoon series! I love the characters! I love Judy!
2. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Last month, I finished reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and from then on, I craved for more from this amazing author! I can say that this book is a light read but it has a more serious tone than Fangirl. I love the writing style and the characters, especially Park <3 (I actually can’t say or think about his name without being so swooned). I’m in love with him!
3. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Yes, another book from Rainbow Rowell. I was intrigued by its description from Goodreads so I read it without hesitation. Although, to be honest, I thought that I wouldn’t like the book because I thought Lincoln (the main character) is boring. But then, when I read further, I realized that I was wrong. Lincoln is awesome! Just like Park, I think I’m in love with him too! J Rainbow Rowell creates amazing characters indeed!
4.The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. I found Oz while searching for Alice in Wonderland. Huh? What do you mean, Cora? I was originally interested with Alice because I haven’t read her story yet and I think it would be a shame if i won’t take time to read it. However, while reading the first few chapters of it I realized that Alice annoys me with her constant chatter so I put the book down and picked up Oz instead. I’m sorry Lewis Carroll! Maybe I’ll get back to Alice next time.
So there you have it! Those were the four books that I read this month! I haven’t done with the reviews yet! My to-review list is piling up! But still, I’m hoping to read more and more books! I’m currently reading Inkheart by Cornelia Funke and I’m loving it!
How about you? What books did you read this month?