Monday, October 31, 2011

Coldplay x Rihanna

I'm a pretty big fan of Coldplay and a much, much bigger fan of Rihanna so when I found out that they will have a collaboration on the band's new album, I was more than excited.

To date, Rihanna is the one and only artist to be featured on a Coldplay album. Frontman Chris Martin even said, "Rihanna was the only name on the list. It's the only duet we've done and the only one we wanted to do."

Coldplay feat. Rihanna - Princess of China

Aside from "Princess of China," I've been listening a lot to Rihanna's new song "We Found Love." It was released several weeks ago but the music video only premiered a little over a week ago. I already love the song as it is but the treatment for the video gave it a whole other meaning.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flammel

A couple days ago, I started reading the first book from the Nicholas Flammel series, The Alchemyst. I knew I had to get back into reading once my semester break started so I borrowed these babies from my classmate. I know, I know, I still have more than a couple books on my shelf waiting to be read but I really wanted to get into the world of magic again so I immediately started with this.

And boy, it has been like a roller coaster ride from the moment I turned the first page. I'm already just 4 or 5 chapters away from the end and I can say that it can get exhausting reading the book continuously. And I'm not just saying exhausting for the eyes, no, I mean, it can really make you feel tired from all the action that goes on in the pages of the book. Another classmate of mine who has already read the book actually told me that I might not want to read the book non-stop, but I just can't help myself!

More than half of the book happens in just one day so all the things that happen are really fast-paced. See, I love that about novels, because it makes them all the more interesting since I find myself wondering how things would really turn out in the end considering that things happen in just a short amount of time. Like right now, I'm already looking forward to what events are going to happen in the second book, The Magician, even though I'm still not through with the first one. It's simply all too exciting!! :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bookstore Chronicles

I'm sure I've told you more than once before how much I love spending my time at Booksale, whether buying or just browsing books and/or magazines. Today I was able to buy two Rihanna magazine covers (Vogue and Cosmo). I picked up a couple of books as well but decided against buying them since I still have several books left untouched on my bookshelf. I didn't really feel bad walking out of the store without them, though, since I had in my hands what I wanted. (I've been waiting for Rihanna's Vogue cover for months now, and finding her Cosmo issue was just a bonus - I don't really read Cosmo but because Rihanna's face was on the cover, I just had to buy it.)

It was a good purchase, actually, the Vogue mag. I first grabbed a copy that was priced at P165 but then I found another copy that was cheaper, the tag said P95 only, that's P70 off! You just have to be patient to go through all of the magazines and you might just score a pretty nice deal like I did. And that goes for the books, too!

Some other thing made me feel bad about another purchase, though. Weeks ago, I bought "The Mermaid Chair" (Sue Monk Kidd) at Booksale for P115. And today, there was a stall selling buy one-take one books for only P99. Guess what book I found sitting on one of the shelves? Yes, The Mermaid Chair. And what bothered me was that I could've gotten "The Inheritance of Loss" (it was on the buy one-take one shelf as well) with it as well for less than what I had paid for at Booksale. Oh, well.

What's the lesson here? It's simple: Good things come to those who wait. And I believe it applies to more important matters, too, so just keep that in mind.

Meant To Be

You are the one for me
After all the waiting, I can finally breathe
Earth and skies say what they may
I will love you all throughout my days
Happiness happens when our hearts combine
When it's you I'm with I come alive
It's just so clear
See, darling we, are meant to be

Just listen to this song, it's just so sweet and mushy and nice and everything. I've listened to this for two or three consecutive days already. I'm so kilig even though there's no reason to be, haha. I mean, just look at those lyrics. Those lines are legit wedding vows material, don't you think?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Adele - I Found A Boy

I thought I told you, he'd be home soon
Couldn't help myself, you're too good to be true
I fall short each time
Everytime he ain't here
You and your charm get closer, closer in here
Like a fool for fire I fall, with my pride and all
Like a bomb before explosion
Ticking by your call
You're the wiser one, disguised from greed
And I'm just a child who belongs on her knees

But I found a boy who I love more
Than I ever did you before
So stand beside the river I cried
And let yourself down
Look how you want me now that I don't need you

So, you thought that I crumble to my knees
At the first I love you
Crawling back to me
To whisper 'will you leave your man?'
Cause you swear that this time you can stand by me
I won't stand by you

But I found a boy who I love more
Than I ever did you before
So stand beside the river I cried
And let yourself down
Look how you want me now that I don't need you

Gonna get down this sembreak!

Haha, I wish. As much as I want to laze around the whole duration of my sembreak, I can't. But that doesn't mean I can't have some fun here and there, right?! I mean, I've already spent my whole Sunday sitting in front of the TV (totaling my list of movies watched to 74!). So there goes my bit of lazing around this week.

I've decided I'm gonna lose weight this sembreak (and really mean it). I need to flush out all of the junk that I put in my system for the last couple of months. When I say it's a lot, it's seriously a lot of junk food. Think all the amount of junk food I didn't eat for the past year accumulated to just 2 months worth. And I really wanna change back my eating habits to not getting hungry at midnight and craving for munchies. (Come to think of it, I also need to adjust my sleeping habits so I won't stay up that late anymore.)

Also, I wish my hair would grow longer faster. I want to have it colored and maybe get wavy curls, you know, for a change, since I've always worn my hair straight.

So yes, those are the things I aspire to do this break. As for the other things like watching this movie or reading this book, I prefer not to list them down this time, instead, I'll try and be spontaneous with my choices. I'll give you the lowdown afterwards. ;)

I hope everyone will have a swell October!