Monday, December 28, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Yuyu Hakusho (also known as Ghost Fighter here in the Philippines) - one of my favorite anime shows of all time
I was so much of an anime junkie back then that I remember buying a Yuyu Hakusho manga (the pages were colored!) - written using Japanese characters! I know! You can call me crazy, I'll forgive you. LOL. That would have been fine if I had someone who could translate the comics for me. If I'd known about it, maybe I could have used an online service to do the translation for me. But as it was, I didn't have a handy translator back then so I had to content myself with looking at the pictures and trying to imagine what was going on with the story! I had a pretty good (and creative) imagination back then so I didn't really regret buying the manga all that much. :)
*Sigh* Those were the days. Now I'm too busy to have time to watch (and look out for) new episodes of anime. I think the last one I watched was the Vampire Knight series... any good recommendations? :)
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
That's all fine and well but it can get really bothersome when I'm trying to save money (what with Christmas fast approaching and all the gifts I need to buy) so I'm making this sort of to-do list for whenever I enter a bookstore (for the next few weeks or so, at least):
- If you really need to buy a book, just bring enough money for that book alone. That way, you avoid making impulsive purchases.
- Stay away from your greatest temptation (Eh?). I mean, if you love romance, it would be best if you can confine yourself to the mystery/thriller section. Or if you really can't resist it...
- Make sure that you only look at the titles. Make a list of the books that caught your interest, go home, mull it over and try to decide if you really do want to read those book(s).
- Or if you see a lot of books that you think you'd just LOVE and you really can't help but buy them right away for fear of not seeing them again when you go back the next time, just try to pick your favorite among the bunch. Or maybe your two favorites, at most. Haha.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
2. Going to a bookstore and finding out that the book I saw there the last time I was there is not there anymore!
3. Having a cold. I'm sure you know why. I feel bad. I look bad. My voice sounds bad! Btw, I'm taking Sinupret right now as it seems to work best. Still, any suggestions? Meds or homemade treatment or whatever? :)
4. Why Bookdepository dot com does not include Philippines in the list of countries that they ship to. Imagine, FREE shipping! Plus, online shopping is cheaper! Argh.
5. Finding out that my phone's battery is on its way to ballooning out due to overcharging. (Not that I'm surprised, as it's been with me for 3 years now.)
*back to watching, er, waiting. :)
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Not that I'm an expert on these things or whatever. I guess searching the world wide web for information on gold would be a good idea.
Surprisingly, there are actually a lot of different websites about gold. There's this certain site where you can find different facts about gold that I'm sure you've never heard of before. I found out that there are different types of gold, and they, of course, also differ in prices. I read that the Gold American Eagle is the most sought-after gold coin. I'm not really sure why, but it's probably due to its appearance - properties like luster or something. There were these types of gold from China and Australia. I'm not really sure but I think I've heard somewhere that the gold from the Philippines aren't really of top quality. Of course, I could be wrong.
The site also offers advice on proper gold investment. I know, right? There's such a thing as that? Though I guess, I could see why that would be necessary. After all, it is expensive. And I foresee it becoming more expensive in the future. Hmm. I might want to invest on gold myself some time. That is, when I have the money to invest. :)
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Anything But Ordinary by Avril Lavigne. This track is included in Avril's first album, Let Go. Has anyone heard it?
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
- Mentos 50 piece-bag
- Mini Mentos 25 piece-bag
- Mini Chupa Chups 15 piece-bag
- 2 New Moon trading cards!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Some of you probably already know why I use the username 'austenfan'. Well, for those who don't... I picked it because... I'm a fan, of Jane Austen.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
You and 4 other people like this.
You are a foodaholic.
Your royal name is
Your real age is 14 years old.
If you’re a normal and fun-loving student who regularly lurks the World Wide Web looking for anything and everything you could possibly find, then you’ve probably seen these words at least a dozen times. If you’re the type who just looks in from time to time to see what’s new, you should have seen them (or even one of them) at least once! But if you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, then do yourself (and everyone else) a favor and create a Facebook account already!
So what, you may ask, is Facebook? Basically, it’s another social networking site like so many others out there. For me though, it’s by far the coolest and most successful one to date. What exactly separates it from its predecessor, the hugely popular (and highly spammed) Friendster? A lot, actually. For one, you won’t get something like ‘You have 1 new messages’ over at Facebook. Plus, there are all sorts of quizzes to answer and apps to play if you’re bored and trying to pass time. Up to now, I’m still wondering why Facebookers simply love taking those quizzes which just seem like… utter nonsense (e.g. Quiz: How average is your life? Result: Average). But then again, when you’re bombarded with lab reports and plant design proposals, sometimes even nonsense equates to fun. J
By now, I’m probably starting to sound like a Facebook paid ad to you. I don’t know why, but I like it! And guess what? I’m not the only one who feels that way. At any time of the day, you’d see new friend updates all the time. People are getting way too addicted to it. So much so that a friend of mine even made a wall post 5 minutes after class was dismissed! Unbelievable, really.
Over the years, we’ve seen social networking sites spring up then slowly fade away. Undoubtedly, Facebook’s currently the one ruling that scene. I guess the question is: For how long? Sad, but true. Someday, users are gonna decide that Facebook has become too overcrowded for them and then move on to the next new thing. (I know that you know I'm right!) - :p Or maybe not - Mafia Wars has REALLY strong luring powers. LOL.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Rory and Logan, Gilmore Girls
Hmm. Wonder what Matt Czuchry's up to nowadays?
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Onto the topic of traffic:
(I grabbed this meme from some of the book blogs I've seen recently.)
Google Analytics is actually a great way to track your blog's visitors (where they come from and how they came about your blog).
I went ahead and looked at the keywords people search for that lead them here, and these made the top ten:
1. hot shot jerry yan
- Hmm, I should probably do more blog posts on Jerry Yan. :)
2. jerry yan
- Like I said.
- I think I did mention the site for a contest I joined.
4. "babble.com" too commercial
- Um, what?
5. "let the right one in"
- I think it's a movie that one of my co-bloggers recommended. Hmm, didn't know comments could be searched!
6. adgitize drop page rank
- Okay, I never said this.
7. as uncreative as
- I remember one of my blog entries having this phrase in the title.
- Oh my gosh, someone's googling me?! LOL.
9. boso sa overpass
- Now, this one really cracked me up! :p
10. captain frederick wentworth as a hero
- It's good to know that a fellow Captain Wentworth fan visited my blog! :)
Friday, August 14, 2009
Althroughout high school up until I began taking PI 100 classes, I was one of those people who believe that Andres Bonifacio should have been the national hero. My reasoning was the same as everyone else's (at least, I'd like to think so): that Bonifacio did greater things and sacrificed a lot more than Rizal by being courageous enough to fight for our country. But after every 90 minutes of class, I can feel myself wavering on what used to be a pretty solid belief of mine. I don't know why, but I'm beginning to appreciate Rizal's brilliance more and more nowadays.
Actually, I think they should put that on the course objectives! (i.e. To convince students that Rizal really is worthy of being a national hero) :p
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Lizzie of cH@zL!ZoN3 gave me two awards, thank you Lizzie!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I started this blog with so much excitement and joy over pouring out my thoughts for the whole world (at least, the blogging world) to see. I remember, I used to log on to the net and check how many visits it had for the day and if someone bothered to comment on one of my entries. But now, I can feel that passion slowly (or maybe even, rapidly) dwindling away. And that's just unacceptable! Though I do have a perfectly valid excuse - that being my overly demanding academic requirements. But still!
Now, I hope that with my new domain comes my renewed love for blogging. Not that it was ever lost, just there hiding somewhere. LOL. With that, I'm challenging myself to blog everyday for one week. Yes, seven straight days. But of course, there will be exceptions, like if our dorm internet connection suddenly went all berserk (which it has a tendency to do). Anyway, the point is I will try to post an entry for one week. Hmm. Hope I do get to do that. Wish me luck! :)
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
This blog post was inspired by a group that I joined on Facebook. The first time that I stumbled upon the group, all I could think of was, EXACTLY! Visit the group and you'll find a list of those hothothot fictional characters that the fans are raving about (from books, movies, TV shows, though the list is dominated by anime characters. :p)
Now, I'm making my own list! Okay then! This will be in random order since picking out who's on top would be just too difficult (and will probably take me ages). :)
CAPTAIN FREDERICK WENTWORTH
The hero to protagonist of one of my favorite books, Persuasion. A man of insignificant fortune who came back as a respected and successful naval officer worthy of reclaiming Anne Elliott's love. (I know, it sounds so lame and cheesy when I say it, you'd have to read the book!) :)
The image is actually from the book cover of Captain Wentworth's Diary (which I have yet to read), a spin-off of Austen's novel from Captain Wentworth's perspective.
FITZWILLIAM DARCY or more commonly known as MR. DARCY
from Pride and Prejudice, again by Jane Austen.
He's rich, good-looking, seemingly aloof and arrogant yet totally romantic on the inside! What's not to like? :D
Maximum Ride by James Patterson. If you haven't read this, you are missing A LOT. Quiet, cool, and really cute - Fang is every teen's romantic fantasy! Come to think of it, someone very similar comes to mind...
KILLUA ZOLDICK (not sure about the surname. :p)
Hunter X Hunter. My favorite assassin. Okay, he's the only assassin I like. LOL.
Let's not forget MICHAEL SCOFIELD who's outrageously smart, sexy (thanks to Wentworth Miller!), and just plain unbelievable.
And while we're on the TV world,
CHUCK BASS. Bad-boy extraordinaire. And everyone's favorite GG character, it seems.
And of course, my vampire loves (I have three! Haha.)
EDWARD CULLEN - Twilight
JACK FORCE - Blue Bloods
CHRISTIAN OZERA - Vampire Academy
I can't think of who to cast as Jack and Christian so I'll let RPattz do the honors. :)
How 'bout you? Who's on your list? :)
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Here are some of them:
Now, if only I can find something like those pearls and that something she's holding (a pipe?)
Very cool, indeed. But where do I get a car? And is it even allowed to do a shoot outdoors? :p
Another cute pic. Though I doubt I could make my hair look all wavy and beautiful and messy-yet-not-really like that. And did I mention the petals?!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Aside from that, I've become addicted to joining book giveaways lately. Go check out my other blog and see for yourself.
So there you have it. If I'm not at school, I'm looking 'round the net for book contests. Or I'm sleeping. :p
So, to anyone who have been visiting this blog for the past few weeks: Sorry for not being to blog hop and drop back EC's. I'll try to visit back in the coming days. :)
Sunday, July 5, 2009
When I was a high school freshman, we were supposed to create our own 'publication' for our computer class. Nothing grand, just something to help you hone your Pagemaker skills. One time, I was typing up an article I made for that when one of my classmates suddenly came over my workplace.
(translated to English for the benefit of everyone)
Classmate: Hey, do you want me to type that up for you?
Me: Huh? Why? Don't you have something else to do?
Classmate: Yeah, but it looks like it'll take you all day to finish that.
Me: (to myself: WTF???????? I can't believe he just said that! (I mean, we weren't even close so I couldn't take that one lightheartedly.) Who does he think he is, he doesn't even type that fast himself! You... You... You just wait! I'll show you!)
Of course I never said any of those things to him. Back then, I was the girl who was always quiet and never got mad at anybody. :)
And so I just said:
(putting on my poker face) No, thanks. I can manage.
Now, I guess my typing abilities have improved a bit, but still not as good as I would have wanted to be.
Just look at what Typing Maniac thinks of me.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
It's the first time anyone shipped anything to me, as in solely to me, so of course I was a bit excited and had to take pics. LOL.
So here they are:
And here are the prizes!
Thanks again Frances for the wonderful prizes!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Make me feel all gloomy and sentimental and... you get the drift.
And what do I do when that happens?
Find something to cheer myself up, that's what!
This is just one of those things.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I should be doing our plant design/research proposal right now but I had this sudden craving to see James McAvoy... so now I'm watching Penelope! Yeah, I've really got to set my priorities straight. But that would be for another time, meanwhile, I'm off to watch some more! :)
Sunday, June 21, 2009
And though I don't use makeup that much, still, I'm joining! You never know when you're gonna need to pretty yourself up! :)
Now, for the prizes:
Fruity Jelly Lipgloss
Moisture Extreme Pink Lipstick
Watershine Collagen Shimmers Lipstick
EyeStudio Vivid & Smooth Eye Liner
EyeStudio Eyeshadow Quad
Unstoppable Curly Lash Extension Mascara
Clear Smooth Minerals Liquid Foundation
Clear Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation
Clear Smooth Minerals Blush
Cool, eh? Hope I win! :)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
There you have it. I'm currently watching Tayong Dalawa and I am telling you, it's beginning to sound eerily like Prison Break. I mean, what is up with shaving the head thing, fellow prisoners bullying the new pretty boy, and the possible escape attempt! Really! And am I just imagining it, or is Gerald Anderson trying to act like Wentworth Miller?! Sorry to all you Gerald lovers out there, but just, jeez.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Another thing that I've been up to these days is - and I can't believe I'm saying this - playing Mafia Wars on Facebook!
I don't even know what I'm doing most of the time, just completing jobs and picking up fights, but in some unexplainable way, it's fun!
Take a look at my stats:
I know, I'm such a newbie! I need to play more! :)
Monday, June 8, 2009
Taking aside that bout of weirdness, I too am pretty scared of catching the A(H1N1) virus. And as usual, when I get really anxious about something, I do what I always do (if possible) and looked it up on the net. :)
In case you're still in the dark when it comes to A(H1N1), here are some helpful facts:
Source: World Health Organization website
- Avoid touching your nose and mouth.
- Avoid crowds as well.
- Make sure to keep your hands thoroughly clean ALWAYS (well, as much as you can).
- You won't be able to tell the difference between seasonal flu and A(H1N1) unless you get medical help (so if you're experiencing fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache and body ache, I think it's best to get medical assistance immediately!).
Saturday, June 6, 2009
This came from Rochelle of Femme Power. Thanks again for the award!
I think I'm supposed to give this out to 15 other blogs that I find lovely. But that's just too many so I'll pass this on to:
WHITE SYMPHONY: Demented Scribbles of an Insatiable Mind
The Epitome of True Beauty Lies Within
In My Own Words
I'm not sure if you guys already had this, but I'm passing it on to you anyway! :)