Everyday, Love, My Likes

GoodReads

There is no doubt about the amount of love I have when it comes to reading books. Mostly, I read romance, sci-fi, young-adult, chick-lit and mystery. What I usually do is I read a new genre after another—it serves as a refresher to my mind. Too much romance makes my brain dizzy, same thing with sci-fi it becomes boring if I read another one—unless it’s in series.  It’s like I have this on and off relationship with books which brings me to my confession about how I stopped reading for a year now and totally forgot about GoodReads Reading Challenge.

GoodReads is like a database for all the books out in the market. It’s like Yelp for books with reviews, quotes and whatnot. So whenever I’m running out of books to read, I go to their website and look up to some interesting read. My favorite part is the GoodReads Reading Challenge.

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So this is done yearly, the mechanics is for you to set a goal number that you think you’ll be able to read for the entire year. And whenever you finish a book, you’ll include it in your ‘read’ section. So far my best record was last 2013. I read 41 books out of my goal of 40.

 

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My worst record was last year. I can’t believe I just got 4 out of 20! I guess I really did forget everything else when I was in Chicago last year, eh? Screen Shot 2017-04-19 at 11.51.03 AM.png

But this year, I don’t have any excuses not to read so I set my goal to 10 books for 2017 challenge. I don’t want to feel overwhelmed so I’ll just have to adjust it later after I come close to my number. Good news though, as of now I have read 6 books! Not long before I adjust it to 30. Hopefully, I’ll top my best record and make it 50 this year. 🙂

 

Wish me luck!

xoxo,

G

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Ask me 

Hello everyone! Saw this one on FB from berlin-artparasites. I love answering stuff like these cause it’s just a matter of yes or no😅 so here we go:

50 questions

1: What would you name your future daughter? A kid, really? Nah, I haven’t thought about it. 😩

2: Do you miss anyone? I do miss someone. 😟

3: What if I told you that you were pretty? Why thank you so much! I’m flattered.☺️

4: Ever been told “it’s not you, it’s me”? Err…yes.

5: What are you looking forward to in the next week? Peñafrancia Fiesta. 

6: Did you go out or stay in last night? Go out

7: How late did you stay up last night? 11pm

8: Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months? Yuh-uh.

9: What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon? Binge eating.

10: Have you ever told somebody you loved them and not actually meant it? Yes, when I was a kid.😂😰😖

11: Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol? No. 😒

12: Have you pretended to like someone? Yes.

13: Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette? Yes.

14: Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile? Yes.

15: Is it hard for you to get over someone? I say…very much. 

16: Think back five months ago, were you single? Yes.

17: Have you ever cried from being so mad? Yeah.

18: Hold hands with anyone this week? Nope.

19: Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed? NU-UH.

20: Who did you last see in person? Shobe. 

21: What is the last thing you said out lot? I don’t remeber lol

22: Have you kissed three or more people in one night? No.

23: Have you ever been to Paris? Not interested.

24: Are you good at hiding your feelings? Try me.

25: Do you use chap stick? Nah.

26: Who did you last share a bed with? Shobe.

27: Are you listening to music right now? No.

28: What is something you currently want right now? Leave my country.

29: Were your last three kisses from the same person? Yes.

30: How is your heart lately? Malfunctioning.

31: Do you wear the hood on your hoodie? Of course.

32: When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you? Oh.

33: What do people call you? Glaire.

34: Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t? Always.

35: Are there any stressful situations in your life? WHAT DO YOU THINK?!

36: What are you listening to right now? People chattering. 

37: What is wrong with you right now? Everything

38: Love really is a beautiful thing huh? You think?

39: Do you make wishes at 11:11? YES

40: What is on your wrists right now? Surprisingly, nothing.

41: Are you single/taken/heartbroken/confused/waiting for the unexpected? Heartbroken

42: Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wearing? Local shop

43: Have you ever regretted kissing someone? YES.

44: Have you hugged someone within the last week? I have. 

45: Have you kissed anyone in the last five days? Nope.

46: What were you doing at midnight last night? Sleeping

47: Do you miss the way things were six months ago? Every damn time

48: Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone? Alone

49: Have you ever been to New York? Now, that’s an interesting place.

50: Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it? I hope so.
painting by David Hockney

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First, My Likes

Where Rainbows End (Love, Rosie)

My first read this 2015. Where Rainbows End by Cecilia Ahern. I totally enjoyed reading it. Like seriously in love with them Rosie and Alex. The first time I read it was when I was about to sleep and I felt so torn and connected with the Rosie I could not sleep pondering about it. I don’t know why but it felt like I was Rosie and it’s my life laid out in there and there I was reading it openly. It’s like a warning and a preview of what will become of me. I love it. Really liked the book I can’t stop complimenting. Sorry! It’s just that I haven’t read this kind of good book in a long time. 😭

Here’s one of my favorite lines that Rosie said:

Life is funny isn’t it? Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, just when you finally begin to plan something, get excited about something, and feel like you know what direction you’re heading in, the paths change, the signs change, the wind blows the other way, north is suddenly south, and east is west, and you’re lost. It is so easy to lose your way, to lose direction. And that’s with following all the signposts

Totes recommending this book! There’s a movie adaptation to this book titled “Love, Rosie”. But first! Read it! ☺️

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Serene Night

Serene night? 😂 More of like freeze-to-death night. Haha here’s what I’m talking about:

9-ish pm

On our way home from a road trip(2 hour travel time), I decided to ride in the back of the pickup car. I mean I’ve always wanted to do it you know. It’s actually one in my bucketlists so I just crossed off another thing! Yay to that. So going back, I was only wearing short shorts and tee shirt no jacket whatsoever but I didn’t care and still gave it a go. I plugged in my music and enjoyed the trip.

30 mins after…

I’m loving the night sky! It’s full moon and the sky so lit up. And the wind daamn cool.

1 hour after…

Uhmm. Wait…the cold’s starting to creep up my skin. I think a blanket or whatver clothing would be much appreciated at the moment please. It’s starting to get cold!

1 1/2 hour after…
Holy shit I’m numb. I can’t feel my hands anymore! 😂 Good thing we had a stop over. My mom bought a coffee cause she was starting to get sleepy. Told her I wanted a black coffee too but it’s not available so…

At the moment…
I’m still cold af. 😂 I didnt go inside the car though. I can’t give up now I’m finishing this battle bitches. Besides! I’m kinda used to this kind of situation anyway and I totally love it. 30 mins to go before home. It’s 10:15 now and fingers are numb. How in the world can I still type these words is beyond my comprehension. 😅 I see we’re entering the city now, more cars and lights to see but no more trees and creepy shadows! I still like it more when in suburban. Damn I just wish this journey would be forever.

Time’s up. Finally home.

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Hangover Overload

Can’t get over the fact that things aren’t doing well ya know. Or maybe not that it’s not doing well. It’s just that things have their endings. And there are things that might have ended for me and that’s just sad. Or maybe it’s just a plain hangover!

I’m not totally gonna be specific here so Ima use the word ‘thing’ on this whole shit. Whatever. Okay so, thing one. I know I DID handle it right. Just that when I’m kinda used to having it around me and you know there came a point when I totally want to say ‘the words’. But that thing just suddenly broke things off. I mean I know I don’t make sense right now but IDGAF. And so you know, even tho I told myself it’s gonna be okay. I still gave it a chance and waited for it to be fixed. I gave it a day. Waited for it and I even told myself I’m ready to give my best you know. I mean I did give my best for that thing. And I’m willing then to give more than what I think was my best. But nothing happened so I decided to end it at night. And at that point, was the end of any possibilities. But then I found myself with it again the next day. I wanted to know its condition so I checked up on it. Found out it’s doing more than fine. Found out there were scrapes underneath it tho. Why hadn’t I noticed it before? Idk. Must have covered it pretty well during those times. 😏 Smh. I told you, no promises. Fu. Loyal my ass. You hurt me right but you do it nice, eh.

Thing two!
Day two since that happened. Best thing. 😀 I’m trying to forget it now. Too much is bad for my system ya know. :)))

Thing threeee in relation with thing two. Ermm, let’s not ever forget about it, ayt?

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I just love it when my favorite song comes up in shuffle. And my all-time fave song ‘Just A Dream’ by Nelly came up first things first.

Oh oh oh. I was thinking ’bout her, thinkin ’bout me
Thinking ’bout us, what we gon’ be
Open my eyes yeah, it was only just a dream.

This song will never get old to me. I don’t know about this one but I feel nostalgic every time I hear it. Heard this first time on cover and fell in love since. 😍😍😍

Just A Dream

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