Monday, April 25, 2011

Write down the words

Hello. Sorry for being away for so long, and I probably will stay away for quite some time. I kind of rediscovered my inclination towards writing, as in using pen and paper.

I've actually started writing in a journal, for various reasons:

(a) I don't have time to get on the computer anymore since I have my OJT;
(b) Lately I've been feeling the need to get all the personal stuff out of my system and writing them down is really helpful.

But I've been thinking about revamping this blog, though. Maybe one weekend if and I when I don't end up sleeping for long hours.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Make me sing

Hello there! So here are a few of my favorite songs as of late. You can find me humming/singing these tunes right when I wake up in the morning or when I'm in the shower or when I see their videos on MTV or another music channel.

Sara Bareilles - Uncharted

Maroon 5 - Never Gonna Leave This Bed

The Script - Nothing

Jessie J feat. B.o.B - Price Tag

Maroon 5 and The Script are currently on tour right now and they'll soon be visiting the country. I wish I could go see both shows but sadly, I'm short on money, money, money. I'm on the lookout for contests/ticket giveaways though, so hopefully I get lucky. ;)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

That wonderful feeling

I get amused easily, whether it's because of something I see, hear or even taste. But usually, the amusement only lasts for a short while. There are things, though, that are able to make me very excited. Things that I get so excited about that I end up thinking about them half to almost the whole day. These are the simple things like finally watching that movie I've been waiting to see or opening a new book.

Yesterday, I finally started reading To Kill a Mockingbird. It has been sitting on my bookshelf for more than a month after purchase. Opening a new book after what seemed like forever gave me that wonderful feeling of excitement. I was looking forward to getting lost in it. Moreover, I was looking forward to how much I will like my new read.

Now that it's summer, I'm hoping I can scratch-off at least half of the titles from my to-read list. Although I'm going to have my OJT, I want to make time for reading books. I'll probably spend most of my weekends in front of a book instead of the computer. I think that would be nice.

Going to a bookstore and buying new books gives me that giddy feeling as well. When I'm at a bookstore surrounded by all these shelves of books it's as if I'm a kid at a candy store. I went to Booksale last Thursday and acquired a few new reads.

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen and Just Checking 
(Scenes From the Life of an Obsessive-Compulsive) by Emily Colas

I actually have this 2011 Reading Challenge I signed up on over at Goodreads. I've already read 2 books (going on 3) toward my goal of 12 books. I know it's only a small number but I didn't want to set a goal that I wouldn't be able to achieve. I've decided that every year that I accomplish this challenge, I will up the stakes, maybe by three or five books each new year.