Happy Friday vol.1

So I have seen this trend wherein people post about the things that made them happy during the week. I’ve decided to follow the trend because why not? And it’s good to list down the things that made you happy so that you’d appreciate the blessings you’re getting. And so that years from now, you’d have a list of the things that made the younger version of you smile.

This week, November 15-21, or also known as the APEC week, I’m happy because of so many things. I was able to stay the whole week in our house so I am very elated right now. I know it’s Saturday today but I wasn’t able to do this post last night because we watched Mockingjay Part 2 (one of the reasons this week kicked ass!).

1. One-week vacation!

Since I began my senior year in college, I wasn’t able to go home as often as I used to. Sometimes, I don’t come home for a month and that’s so sad. I’m very clingy to my family especially to my mom. Though I wouldn’t admit it to them, I really love my family. Sometimes I think it’s not healthy. Haha. So this APEC week, it felt like an early Christmas gift because I had a week of staying completely at home.

2. I finished 3 books! 

So because I had lots of free time and nothing better to do (lol take that, acads!), I read books. That week, I was able to finish Maybe Someday (GODS, RIDGE! YOU FRUSTRATE ME SO MUCH), Forbidden (Okay. I didn’t really finish this one because I’m going to have emotional breakdown if I did. But I read the ending somewhere in the internet and I was just so glad I didn’t read it myself because my heart would be all over the place if I did), and I also finished reading Maybe Not (It was okay).

3. I binge-watched TV series.

I’m happy whenever I watch TV series but this week, I’m more of… heart-broken with a tinge of annoyance. I’m annoyed because Ophelia from The Royals just annoy the shit out of me. And I’m heart-broken because King Francis just died in Reign! It’s an emotional week for my tv-series-loving heart.

4. I was informed that the cover of my book is already finished!

It’s one of the stories that kept me up at night. I really worked for the plot of this story so I’m just so excited that it’s really about to hit the bookstores! And the cover’s really pretty!

5. I bought La Germania Gas Range.

So my mom decided to re-designed the whole kitchen and the CR (and she plans to re-design the whole house so good luck to us) and being that I’m a bored human being, I decided to come with her when she was shopping for appliances and other shiz. Remind me not to bring my card because she pressured me to buy that freaking gas range. But anyway it’s still a happy thing for me because I’d be able to bake pastries! So yay still!

6. We watched Mockingjay Part 2!

So it wasn’t as good as Catching Fire but it was still good. We watched the 3D version because that’s the only time we could watch. We were bummed out because it was a waste of money. The movie was good but watching it in 3D doesn’t make sense but oh well. My sister was annoyed with me because the people looked at us when I shouted during the part where Finnick died. She couldn’t blame me! That scene was so wow! I kinda hated Katniss for a while during that part!

7. Was able to finish one of my papers.

I wasn’t really productive this week so I’m happy I was able to finish at least one. I’m being optimistic about this when in fact, I still have 6 papers waiting to be written.

8. I was able to talk to this really hot British.

Though he annoyed the living daylights out of me, I learned a lot of things from him (one is nothing good happens after 2am. Really, NOTHING.)

9. I am an official copywriter.

I wrote this sort of ad for a company and they said they liked it and they’re asking me to write for them again!

10. I was finally able to buy VIP tickets for The Vamps! With Meet & Greet!

OMG I’m just so happy! I already bought one but I can’t let this chance pass! I’ll be able to see Bradley face to face! I’m so excited for January!

Eydee x

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Life of the Royals: Booze and Scandals

I think it is lame that my first official blog post would be a review of a recent show that I have watched… but I’m following a list here so why the hell not, right?

So last week, I came across this show entitled The Royals. I found this show because I was reading a story by Kimber Lee (you should check her works out! She’s awesome!) and she promoted this show and being that I am in love with Kimber Lee’s works and I trust that whatever she’s promoting is worth it, I decided to give this show a try. And boy did I enjoy this show!

For those who’re interested, here’s a short blurb for you. It’s about the royal family of England and how they struggle to keep their family when the monarchy’s under the threat of complete abolishment. Of course being that they’re the royal family, we couldn’t keep them off from scandals, booze, and sex (definitely lots of it in this show). There’s the Queen who’s keen on controlling the life of her children while maintaining an affair with her childhood love, the prince who’s enamored with this American who called him idiot (seriously though I skip their part because they BORE me), and of course there’s the rebel princess who’s always high (I can’t recall a single episode where she’s not high, really). And the most important part for me here is their British accent. Bloody hell it’s entertaining listening to those lovely twangs.

So what’s so good about this show if it features a lot of sex and drugs? I couldn’t care more for the sex and drugs because I’ve had enough of those when I watched Skins (good show, this one, except for the crappy latter seasons). For one, it shows you the life of the modern royals, how they live their everyday lives, how they run from the paps, and how they avoid scandals. It also features lots of hot British guys (I think this is reason enough). But what I really do enjoy in this show is the scenery. I love England. I love how cultured the people are. I love the infrastructures. I love how they live their everyday lives. I love how few cars are there and how they actually use motorcycles and bikes to go around the place. It just feels so… homey.

And I’m becoming more and more comfortable with the British accent! Thanks to all the Brit shows I’m watching 😛

I also love the drama in this show. I love how cunning the queen is and how she’s controlling everybody’s life. I mean, who doesn’t love a queen who’s set out to destroy anyone who goes against her, right? She’s so icy and manipulative that her presence is enough to keep me watching this show. Though prince Liam is hot, I hate his presence. He’s so weak and indecisive, and attracted to this commoner just because she called him idiot. I mean… really, prince Liam? It sounded like a poorly written love story. The prince falls for the girl who’s stupid enough to call the royal prince idiot. Seriously I can’t stand those two. And lastly, I love Princess Eleanor. She’s the major reason why I instantly fell in love with the show! She’s so full of angst and drama and she’s so stupid sometimes. She hates it when her mother manipulates her life but really she’s making it really easy for her mother to meddle. Using reverse-psychology on her is so easy. If you want her to do things, just make her feel like you hate that and surely she’ll do that to infuriate you. Very easy to manipulate, that one.

And of course how will I be able to forget about Jasper and his blackmailing ways? After all the episodes I have watched, I still don’t know a thing about this guy. All I know is that he’s playing with the princess’ heart and he’s hot and he’s American. That’s all there is to say about him. But his sizzling relationship with the princess is what makes the series all the more exciting. If not for them, The Royals would suck lemons.

Though I think I kinda spoiled some things, there are still plenty of things to watch out for. The Royals is a good show (though there are scenes that are obviously fabricated but still a good show, nonetheless). And the British twang is just an added bonus.

Eydee x

List of things

I have so many thoughts yet I have so little words to verbalize what I have to say.

I worry that years from now, I would not be able to remember all the thoughts I had thought, the words I had said, and the things I had done… Quite terrifying if you would ask me. Living a life and not being able to recall one single thing? Is it even considered a life well lived?

Because of this fear I have inside my tiny, little head, I have decided to blog about my thoughts so that years from now, I would be able to read what I was thinking when I was 21 (I feel pretty old right now, btw, 25 year old me) and realize how petty the things I worry about were. Well, I’m really hoping that my future would be much, much better than the present I am living right now… Not that I’m complaining because my life’s pretty great as it is. I love my life and it’s true (it’s a pity that only a few people could truly say that they love their life).

I do write a lot. I think I write at least 2000 words a day (either doing school papers or penning a story) but I have never written anything that’s just purely about… thoughts. So here I am doing it.

And since I’d be blogging about my thoughts, I’d care for a list of things I could talk about. I got this from a site but I changed a few things because really, I wouldn’t care to blog about motorcycles. I don’t have any interest in riding one nor owning one. All the motorcycle accidents I have heard about did enough scare for me.

#1 Review books/products/films

#2 Make comprehensive guide/tutorial

#3 Interview someone

#4 Criticize a website/blog or a person

#5 Tell a personal secret

#6 Write inspirational/motivational post with famous quotes

#7 Share recent travel experiences

#8 Host a giveaway

#9 Write down a conspiracy theory

#10 Show log files of intense conversations

#11 Write a short story

#12 Create a list of something

#13 Write down all the thoughts you had in mind today 

#14 Share your goals/dreams publicly

#15 Build your to-do list

#16 Write a post in response to some recent post/news

#17 Make a full case study about something

#18 Share your favorite blogs/bloggers in one post

#19 Invite your readers to submit guest posts

#20 Publish the best comments that your blog has received throughout the history

#21 Tell a joke

#22 Bust a myth

#23 Publish a post about your success and epic failures

#24 Ask your readers to tweet, like, and share the posts they like –

#25 Start a poll

#26 Write a post about things you regret doing/not doing

#27 Pose a rhetorical question in your blog post

#28 Publish some little or unknown facts

#29 Publish an In Memorian post

#30 Bring out the most important dates in history

#31 Tell about your latest event experiences

#32 Publish your CV online

#33 Post an obvious lie

#34 Write where you’d like to travel

#35 Write about the most important lessons you’ve learned in your life

#36 Tell your readers what they should do to succeed

#37 Do a video post about your day

#38 Create a blog post about your bad habits 

#39 Write a longer “About Me” post

#40 Write down your monthly personal budget and expenses 

#41 Write in your own everyday language/writing style

#42 Publish a post about cons and pros about something

#43 Publish a list of your most successful Tweets/social media posts (based on re-tweets & likes)

#44 Make a post about future plans

It’s a pretty long list so I think I’ve got the entire year covered. I really don’t feel confident about telling secrets because I love my secrets but what’s life without a little inconvenience?

Eydee x