Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New blog up!

Posted by austenfan at 11/30/2010 11:00:00 PM 0 comments
Hi everyone! My new blog is up! If you want to know what it's all about, just click on the link below and find out for yourself!


Make sure you leave a comment, okay? :)

I'm not quite sure what to do with the layout yet, so I'll leave looking for that for another time. By the way, if you're looking for an affordable web host, I can recommend the one I'm using, just leave a comment here. :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Need to get pretty.

Posted by austenfan at 11/27/2010 03:16:00 PM 0 comments
Now, please don't go judging me just because of this entry's title. What I meant was, now that the board exam's finished, I need to go back to taking good care of myself once again. More specifically, I need to go back to applying my facial care routine again.

I stopped using toners, moisturizers, and eye creams while I was reviewing for the exam because it took up too much time and back then, I needed to put those minutes into studying. But now that the exam's done, I can't continue to neglect my skin care again or else I might have to use a face lift cream soon.

Anyway, I'm still deciding whether to go ahead with my current eye cream since the last time I checked, it seems like I developed some unwanted spots around the eye area when I applied it. Hmm, could it be that my skin was just adjusting to the cream or should I go ahead and try another eye cream that suits me better? What do you guys think? :)

Blog checklist

Posted by austenfan at 11/27/2010 01:28:00 PM 0 comments
I'll be starting a new blog soon so I need to create some sort of checklist just to help me sort things out smoothly. Alright, here are a few things I probably need to do:

  • Look for an AWESOME blog template. It has to be something neat and striking at the same time!
  • Decide on which widgets to install. I don't know much of what the current and popular widgets are out there, so I might have to do a bit of research with that.
  • Make a list of the blog listings and directories where I can submit the new blog to. That way, people will know that there is such a blog, right?
  • Get ready to blog hop again! I need to start dropping by other blogs as well, if I want to introduce the blog. :)
I'll be posting a new entry once it's up, then! :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

These anime boys...

Posted by austenfan at 11/26/2010 08:47:00 PM 0 comments
I always have a type for my anime crushes, and it doesn't look like it's going to stay the same for a long time. For proof, here are the guys I like:

1. Hiei (or Vincent) from Yuyu Hakusho (also known as Ghost Fighter)
2. Killua from Hunter X Hunter
3. Ryoma Echizen from Prince of Tennis

If you know these guys and have seen these shows, I'm sure you can see the pattern here. The thing is, they're all a bit short that they seem to need an hgh releaser to be able to gain some extra inches on them. It's true, try searching for some images online and see for yourself. Next, they're all unbelievably strong, though each one has a different kind of expertise. It makes sense, though, that I would like the strong characters. I mean, who doesnt? And finally, and I don't know why this side of them appeals to me, they're all mysterious yet kind of rude. Of course, one can't help but fall for the silent and mysterious types, especially someone like me who loves romance novels. And I suppose their rudeness (just a bit, though) adds to their charm as well. :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Starting again.

Posted by austenfan at 11/25/2010 08:55:00 AM 0 comments
I'm about to start a new blog again, and it's making me feel and anxious and excited at the same time. Do you remember how you felt when you first made that step? When you thought of the best (and available) blog name there is? Can you think back on when you first made that entry? How you obsessively visit your blog every hour or so, just to check if anyone else has visited it too? Plus, how you made sure you had all the widgets you need for the blog? It's a very overwhelming feeling, and I'm about to go through that again.

Of course, it's not yet been finalized as I'm still waiting for the hosting. What I'm doing now, though, is preparing and psyching myself up with what the blog is going to be about. Yay!

More updates when it's finally up!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Prince of Tennis again.

Posted by austenfan at 11/23/2010 09:10:00 PM 0 comments
I'm getting really into this. Watching this show is such a great stress reliever that I feel like I'm playing kids games while I see it. With every episode comes a certain excitement over what's going to happen between the character's tennis matches. Though the moves are actually physically impossible, I don't find it the least bit ridiculous. I mean, it's anime, after all. It's supposed to be exaggerated to be entertaining. :)

The only thing I don't like about watching it online is waiting for the episode to completely load. Sometimes, my connection's a bit slow that I have to pause the show for a bit before I get to watch it again. Still, it's okay, though I wouldn't mind if I can borrow some downloaded episodes from a fellow fan. Haha.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Who doesn't know how to draw?

Posted by austenfan at 11/22/2010 10:37:00 PM 0 comments
I've never been good at drawing. Sure, I can draw the usual things that children can do - landscapes, mountains and houses, but I've never been much good at drawing anything else. I can't draw people that do not have stick figures. Come to think of it, even my stick figure drawings aren't that much to look at either. Haha.

Still, I hope this doesn't translate to me having no talent at all in decorating or any other area that involves artistry. I would love to be able to design my own house (when I've saved enough and am able to buy one) with beautiful and unique pieces. I still don't know what type or style I would want to use. It can either be very modern or be something that will go well with rustic furniture. The point is, I hope I'll be able to have enough sense of style in me that I can make it look good. :)

Anyway, please don't go thinking that I will be buying a house soon enough. I need to save up first!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Prince of Tennis love

Posted by austenfan at 11/21/2010 11:08:00 PM 0 comments
While I'm waiting for the Prince of Tennis episode that I'm streaming to load, let me just right this short blog entry. :)

All along, I thought I've gotten over my fascination with anime shows, what with all these other TV shows that I've been watching (like Chuck and Gossip Girl). Well, it turns out that I haven't. I've just been waiting for the right show to come along. And now it has. I'm pretty sure you know which show I'm talking about as it's written all over this entry's title. :) I'm not really sure what draws me to it. Maybe it's how the characters look or maybe it's because of the unbelievable tennis shots that each character shows. I've never been a big tennis fan so I'm not sure if tennis lovers will like this show as much as I do.

Anyway, I definitely like watching it more using my notebook computer than on TV where I have to wait for commercial breaks and for the next episode for another day. Plus, it's fan to be able to replay my favorite parts of the episode (and believe me, I have a lot of those). Okay then, the episode must be almost all ready to load. I'll get back to it now!

Must have!

Posted by austenfan at 11/21/2010 10:41:00 AM 0 comments
I must get this book (once I get enough cash for it!). It's the fifth book the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz. By the way, in case you didn't know, Melissa de la Cruz is actually a Filipino author who's now a huge name in the young adult world. :)

Unlike other YA series that I've started, I haven't yet grown tired of this one so I'm still looking forward to reading the latest installment, Misguided Angel. If I were to be completely honest, I think my love for this series has more to do with the characters themselves than the actual storyline. But, oh well, that's normal for me. Haha.

It doesn't hurt that the book covers look awesome as well! Just try and search for them on the internet and you'll see what I mean. :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Chuck, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, here I come!

Posted by austenfan at 11/20/2010 08:34:00 AM 0 comments
Yay! Finally, I can watch all the shows I like again! Just yesterday, I was able to see an episode of Gossip Girl (not the latest one, though, so you could say I'm still not fully up to date :)) and as usual, I was amazed with all the wonderful clothes and gadgets that the characters have. It makes me want to go ahead and buy stuff at this Black Friday sale. If I had a lot of spare money, I'd definitely want to get myself a new laptop, especially since my laptop's battery doesn't work anymore. Yep, it works like a desktop nowadays. :)

Anyway, have you seen ETC's preview for Pretty Little Liars? It looks really good. I'm debating whether to watch it on ETC (commercial-free) this Sunday or to watch it now on the internet. But then again, I'll be catching up on a lot of shows from the net (including Prince of Tennis) that maybe it would be better if I just wait for it on TV. Haha.

Alright then, Gossip Girl and Chuck, you're up next on my to-watch list! :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

What are you watching these days?

Posted by austenfan at 11/18/2010 10:44:00 PM 0 comments
Let me just make a survey on what TV shows people are currently hooked on right now. Personally, I watch Gossip Girl and Chuck, and yes, a bit of anime as well. The new show on ETC, Pretty Little Liars sounds good too, so I might get around to seeing that too! How about you guys? Any shows you'd like to recommend? It can be anything - Korean, American, Taiwanese, Japanese - as long as it's good and will be keep me entertained. :)

All this talk of TV shows is making me crave for popcorn. Haha. Speaking of which, we have to be mindful of what we eat these days. Fiber will do you a lot of good in flushing out all those unwanted cholesterol in our body systems. You can also get a colon cleanse, which, as the name implies, works to clean and detoxify. But, to be sure, staying away from fatty foods is a good idea too!

So, going back, any shows you think is good and which you want me to watch? :)

Gotta eat healthy!

Posted by austenfan at 11/18/2010 05:57:00 PM 0 comments
I need to start eating healthy! I'm eating "healthier" now that I don't consume so much fast food meals like when I was staying at the dorm during my college days, but I think I need to step it up, which means more fiber-rich foods for me. Hmm, a bit of chips and sweets wouldn't be too much, right? Haha.

Anyway, I should put a stop to eating too much carbs or else I'll gain weight again and I might start to have to search for phrases like " do diet pills work " on Google. :) By the way, I think they do work, but only if you match it with proper diet and exercise well. I haven't tried them, though. This is just me telling you what I've heard from other peoples' stories. Haha. I still think the best way to lose weight is to eat healthier and get some (or a lot of) exercise. Okay, spoken like a true healthy-eating and exercise-loving (not) person. :)

Cigars...

Posted by austenfan at 11/18/2010 05:41:00 PM 0 comments
I don't smoke. I mean, I've never tried smoking. Though, you could see me holding a cigarette holder on my yearbook. Don't be fooled, though. That's just me trying to imitate Audrey Hepburn. Haha.

So, I've never tried to smoke cause the idea of smoking just doesn't seem to have any appeal on me. I think I'm just going to start coughing once I try it. Anyway, imagine my surprise when I learned that cigarettes actually come in different flavors, like these Acid cigars that I saw on the internet. I heard there's even a chocolate-flavored one. Wow. That's kind of cool... and a bit weird, actually. But still, it's pretty neat that every product out there seems to be innovating continuously. Hmm, is this cigarrete manufacturers' way of trying to lure the chocoholics in? :) Who knows, maybe next time these flavored cigarettes would be so widely spread that you'd be able to buy them everywhere! :)

Not very active on Twitter lately.

Posted by austenfan at 11/18/2010 05:27:00 PM 0 comments
I haven't been tweeting much these past few days. I don't know if this has to do with me installing the Chromed Bird application on my browser or if it's just because I don't feel like tweeting. :) But seriously, it seems much more fun when you tweet using the real Twitter site than just using a browser add-on. The site's look makes tweeting much more engaging. Hmm, maybe I should un-install Chromed Bird and get back to using the Twitter homepage, maybe then I could get my enthusiasm for tweeting back. Haha.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A very, very quick break!

Posted by austenfan at 11/13/2010 12:29:00 AM 0 comments
Yep, this is me, taking a very quick break to let myself relax even for a little bit. :)

I just noticed, though, that people seem to have gotten tired of watching Gossip Girl, and that I'm the only one who still watches it (though I haven't seen the latest episode yet). I still find it fun and entertaining to watch so until I stop doing so, I don't think I'll stop watching it no matter what others have to say about the show. It's just fun to get to see that rich, socialite filled world, especially since I don't have any idea what goes on in it. As Gossip Girl depicts it, people there are so filthy rich that they probably have no need for a cheap life insurance. They'd probably get the most expensive one, or not get one at all! Haha.

Anyway, for those of you who still watch Gossip Girl, please don't spread spoilers in places where you're not supposed to spread it, namely, in Facebook, Twitter, or any other social networking site (because I'd like to not be unsurprised). :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Anime fan again

Posted by austenfan at 11/05/2010 10:06:00 AM 0 comments
I'm getting addicted to watching anime again. Scratch that, I'm getting addicted to watching one anime show, in particular, that is, the Prince of Tennis. It's a bit weird, really, since I'm not a big tennis fan. Sure, I find it fun to watch, for a few minutes or so, but I've never watched a whole game. I don't know, though I think I'll feel differently about the sport if I was crushing on a tennis player. Haha.

Prince of Tennis gives me just that - a tennis player to crush on. Though, of course, he's not real. And thus begins an addiction for the anime show. It makes me want to download every episode off the net. The 2o minutes of weekday airtime isn't enough for me! :) (Of course, that would have to wait.) But still, it makes me want to go to Japan and look for Prince of Tennis collectibles - jackets, caps, tennis rackets, etc. Don't take me seriously here, though. I've never even been to another country, and I think would prefer it if the first place I would go to overseas is somewhere I can use some discount Disney World tickets. I've never been there, but I heard it's really awesome! :) How about you? Ever been there? Tell me your stories!

Might start looking for a webhost

Posted by austenfan at 11/05/2010 09:58:00 AM 0 comments
I might start looking for a web host for the new blog that I will be starting. And no, I'm still not sure when I'll get around to starting it. Anyway, before I worry about that, I think I need to learn first how to put up a self hosted blog. I know! I've been blogging for a long time, but my knowledge on hosting services is still limited (by that, I mean very little. Haha.)

Can anyone give me any advice/tips on web hosting? Do you know where I can get an affordable hosting package? Do leave me a comment! Thanks!
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