Monday, August 11, 2014

The long and clinically winding road

Today dear wanderers, I have learned the art of taking the vital signs. I feel especially infinite. Today, the clouds parted and all my doubts and uncertainty vanished. I'm f***ing one step closer to the much coveted dream. And for that, I am commemorating this beautiful day of positivity all thanks to the best dad in the whole wide world. Medicine, I'm ready to get drowned to all that you have to offer. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Playlist: Sentimental

Hey guys! I know I haven't been really fully updated, and the book reviews I'm about to flood you in after this will scarcely be new and I really have no excuse for the lack of ideas to post. I know that as much as Med School is really a good excuse for my soon month long hiatus, I still think saying it over and over again is lame but I still have to because its practically legitimate. Also, my lack of presence + soul + drive in writing has been on the down low ever since I started to refocus my energy which is both a good and a bad thing. But here's what I have in mind:

  • I am remarkable Project is still going to be a huge part of my posts this coming months. I am aiming for 100 I am remarkable reasons even though we do know there's really a lot more. for the sake of deadline and finish lines. Right now, as of posting I am currently at number 12
  • Fill in the Gap Project is definitely still on: boo yeah! Finished my first book! Posting the classic review later and updating my page so you could keep track. 99 books to go!!
  • Friday Clickfest will be gone for a while. I really have no energy, if you want I'll give link for WebMD and Mayo Clinic and the likes but oh who are we kidding, you might even leave if I ever do that (I can read your mind, you!)
  • I am pretty sure that Playlists will always be up and about because I study good with Music on my background and it doesn't really take time to list down food for my soul. (admit it, you love it)
and lastly,
  • I will try my hardest and best-est (I know, couldn't help but emphasize it more though.) to come up with features + food for the brain once in a freaking while when time and space and love and inspiration allows me to. which I swear, I am nothing short of. Daydreaming are the sands that fills up the small gap of the bottle that is my life.
Sounds good, right? and I promise to brainstorm at my free time and fill up my blog journal so when free time comes, Im stocked! You wouldn't even notice I was gone. not that you really would notice!
I just learned that most of my blog views were spammers(!) I was so sad but then remembered the wisdom of Alexandra Franzen and I wasn't anymore. This is my stage. and only all my best to continue spreading my light until it reach even those who are in the darkest part of this entire earth, its going crazy! 

So yeah! that was a lot of energy for a playlist that aims to lull you to sleep. Hope you enjoy all the food for your broken souls! btw, you wouldn't believe how awesome the track list for PLL's 100th episode which was OMG astounding for a series who's beginning to sound sleepy! Listen friends, super worth it. I'll post the tracks in my next post and let's all get repaired piece by piece. (just had to let that out. No twitter to shout it out. take note. this was drafted way before this was published.)

I will miss you so much, I can see from here, how its going to be painful both for two things: School definitely and for not being able to do the thing I loved most. Stay cool!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Book Review: The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones
by Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones is the story of a family devastated by a gruesome murder, a murder recounted by the teenage victim. Upsetting you say? Remarkably, first time novelist Alice Sebold takes this difficult material and delivers a compelling and accomplished exploration of a fractured family's need for peace and closure. 
The details of the crime are laid out in the first few pages: from her vantage point in heaven, Susie Salmon describes how she was confronted by the murderer one December afternoon on her way home from school. Lured into an underground hiding place, she was raped and killed. But what the reader knows, her family does not. Anxiously, we keep vigil with Susie, aching for her grieving family, desperate for the killer to be found and punished. 

Sebold creates a heaven that's calm and comforting, a place whose residents can have whatever they enjoyed when they were alive and then some. But Susie isn't ready to release her hold on life just yet, and she intensely watch her family and friends as they struggle to cope with a reality in which she is no longer a part. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Book Review: The Kept Woman

The Kept Woman
by Susan Donovan

When a Good girl divorcee playing by the rules has left Samantha Monroe with an AWOL ex husband, maxed out credit cards, and the task of raising three children on a hairstylist's salary. Its time for a new game plan. When Sam learns that politician Jack Tolliver needs someone to play the part of his fiance for six months in return for a generous paycheck, she's ready to sign up on the spot. 

Meets a Bad Boy Politician. Jack needs Sam and her kids to help tone down his image from a womanizing cad to a dependable dad. But he was expecting Sam to be a frumpy single mom, not a wickedly smart, sexy redhead. Keeping nosey  newshound from discovering that his engagement is a charade is going to be a tough job, but one mind blowing kiss from Sam and suddenly Jack is ready to put in all the overtime necessary.

Love wins in a landslide. Now with a scheming opponents itching to bring Jack down, Sam's ex returning to stir up trouble, one stubborn pre-schooler, two squabbling teenagers, a crazy dog and some out of this world sex, jack and Sam are discovering that playing make believe can be complicated but not nearly as much as falling inlove. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Playlist: Broad Spectrum

Hi guys! Its been a while wasn't it? I've been really busy with all school-related stuff since summer is almost over. Aside from that, I've been doing my eldest-sister duties while I still can because I turn out to be the bitchiest when school begins (STRESS!), good thing I was still able to compile some beautiful music to soothes our nerves during times like this. Something to spin when the traffic is unbearable or just as background sounds for when you're studying. Weather's been really crazy this past few days. Its raining crazy one day, super sunny the next, anyway, well these songs can't be fazed by any kind of weather. John Mayer is becoming a mainstay in my playlists and well, Ben Rector, I am the ultimate fan, are you persuaded just yet? Hope you guys liked it anyway! 

Pardon my obsession for giraffes, long necks are my passion. 

Share your playlist with me, I'm dying for some new tunes to get addicted to. Music is my drug.