26th. Friday. March. 13

March 14, 2015
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A friend asked me last night what my wish is and I absolutely didn’t know what to say. But now I know. I wish the universe don’t stop loving me. :)

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Sister.

March 11, 2015

I am my sister’s biggest secret fan so I’m posting some pics of her today. I think these are the prettiest things I’ll ever see today. Or maybe for the rest of the month! Teehee! :)

Barbie, beautiful girl

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Russian model, Barbie

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Happy International Women’s Day!

March 11, 2015

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*** This is a very very late post, I know. I had a hard time finishing this entry cos of other work commitments thrown my way recently (hehehe, not that I’m complaining), but anyhoodle….

In celebration of International Women’s Day, I’ll be sharing a list of incredible women writers who have inspired, educated and moved me in so many ways through the genius of their literary works. I discovered my love for reading so early in my life and I wouldn’t deny that almost 80% of what I’ve read so far is written by men. That’s why having the good fortune of getting ahold of a great book, story or non-fiction by a female author is like finding a magical and fiercely powerful object that can GREATLY stoke the inner fires I have for writing.

With that said, here’s the list:

 

Joyce Carol Oates, women writers, The Assignation by Joyce Carol Oates, The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense, I Lock My Door Upon Myself, Faithless: Tales of Transgression

I. Joyce Carol Oates

There’s something unspeakably evil in her book The Assignation in that it makes me want to STEAL it so badly and unrepentantly from my college library. I swear that book is something out of this world filled with precious little worlds there ain’t NOBODY who could better take care of it other than me.

book lover, reading books, stealing books in the library, books

I’m sorry. Do you want to get murdered?!

NOT EVEN THE COLLEGE LIBRARIANS, whom I have befriended by the way, could give the proper care it so obviously deserves. But they were just very sweet to me they’d even overlook some extra fines….. so, much to my dismay, the guilt there was enough to subdue the urge of committing library theft.  I’ve become an ardent fan ever since of JCO and made sure a book of hers would have a spot in my own book shelf, and so I have, in my ownership, her The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense, Faithless: Tales of Transgression and I Lock My Door Upon Myself, which are just as perfect as they can be.

The Assignation by Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike

What Others Have To Say: “Vintage Oates . . . short, sharp shots . . . from the master of moody foreboding.”– “Kirkus Reviews.” “If the phrase ‘woman of letters’ existed, she would be, foremost in this country, entitled to it.”–John Updike.

The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense, Joyce Carol Oates

What Others Have To Say: “The words gothic and macabre rather than mystery and suspense might better describe the 10 beautifully told stories in this superb collection from the prolific Oates” – Publishers Weekly

 

Kate Atkinson, Case Histories

II. Kate Atkinson

One thing that a very good book could do is to take a piece of you, which you won’t mind giving anyway.

i give you air from my lungs, nines TV, books gif

Take some of it, I won’t mind…:)

But come the ending, a friend — who’s been lurking around for a while, will sneak up, give you a cold hard slap in the face for no apparent reason and leave. He’s called Emotional Investment. The days which followed the end of reading Case Histories felt like a bad break-up, I had difficulties accepting the book and I were finally over. God, snot alert.

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I feel sooooo incomplete….

Case Histories, Kate Atkinson

What Others Have To Say: “Her best book yet, an astonishingly complex and moving literary detective story that made me sob but also snort with laughter. It’s the sort of novel you have to start rereading the minute you’ve finished it” — Guardian.

 

Jane Hamilton, The Book of Ruth, Disobedience

III.  Jane Hamilton

I read The Book of Ruth one summer when I was staying in my grandmother’s place some years ago, no access to the internet, and so a book became a constant and loyal companion. I tell you, this book and I? We wielded one great friendship that fine summer.

friendship gif, reading books gif

hmmmm…sounds about right.

The Book of Ruth, Jane Hamilton

What Others Have To Say: “A sly and wistful, if harrowing, human comedy. Hamilton is a new and original voice in fiction and one well worth listening to.” –Boston Sunday Globe

 

Marguerite Duras

IV.  Marguerite Duras

Oh God, where should I start? I don’t know if I have it in me to introduce to you such amazing gem (I feel so unworthy) but if it helps, The Fassbender is a VERY GOOD persuader of any damn thing:

Fassbender, Fassbender gif, Inglorious Basterds gif, books

Were he to ask me buy his mothballs, give me 2 whole cartons of it please.

L’Amante anglaise was sooooooo good I basically inhaled that novella like I’m short of air.

L'Amante anglaise, Marguerite Duras, books

What Others Have To Say: “one of her best and most successful works for the theater.” — The New York Review of Books

 

Emily Bronte

V. Emily Brontë

I read Wuthering Heights when I was 16, already in my 1st year of college and had relationship experiences like that of an incarcerated plastic shoe: NON-EXISTENT. So this could be the reason why I couldn’t remember getting bitchy about Heathcliff’s atrocious behaviour at all, I must have gotten so fascinated by how different and “manly” and extremely passionate Heathcliff was compared to the Sweet Valley High boys I had gotten so used to. Ehem, as if I boyfriend-ed them…..bwahahahahaha!

bitch please gif, bitch, eyeroll gif, mad men gif, christina hendricks gif

Exxxxxcuze me?!

Seriously, it was like going from this:

Casper, Devon Sawa, Casper gif, Christina Ricci

Duh, forevs……loveyoumwahmwah!

Casper, kiss gif, Devon Sawa gif, Christina Ricci gif

Weeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

 

To this:

jane eyre gif, Michael Fassbender gif, Michael Fassbender, I Love You gif

***clutches pearls

Michael fassbender, Shame gif

Errrm…

THE TRANSITION WAS INTENSE.

Anyhoodle, bach to WH…..I may not remember how Heathcliff, Cathy and the other characters are like but I have, what’s left of it, the wonderful memory of my younger self being so engrossed by this book and being in love with the setting and that gloomy mood that encapsulates the entire story AND the drama of it all. That, I think, is the most important thing. Also, this was my very first classic so its an added pleasure to my heart.

Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte, Michael Fassbender

If you’re on to reading this, I suggest not searching for any reviews of it yet.

 

Sylvia Plath, books, women writers, The Bell Jar

VI. Sylvia Plath

The iconic and tragic poetess who bore the words:

“Kiss me, and you will see how important I am,”

“Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences,”

“What have I eaten? Lies and smiles,”

“I am too pure for you or anyone,”

“I cut you out because I couldn’t stand being a passing fancy,”

and

“Out of the ash I rise with my red hair and I eat men like air.” 

Sylvia Plath, I eat men like air, man-eating monster, Pan's Labyrinth gif, books gif

Please excuse me for this image.

 

Good lord, I could actually go on and on. But whatever…. The point is if I ever see her in hell/heaven, imma bow down before this woman like I perfected the art of bowing down to a queen. 

Hello, my queen.

Hello, my queen.

Also, I wouldn’t want to waste this opportunity to include this forever favorite, one which I knew by heart when I was still in college:

Mad Girl's Love Song, Sylvia Plath, Sylvia Plath poems, Gwyneth Paltrow, books

The Bell Jar, books, Sylvia Plath, Woody Allen

Had Donnie Darko vibes for weeks after reading this book.

Woody Allen, Sylvia Plath, Lana Del Rey, The Bell Jar, Mad Girl's Love Song, Ariel

Woody Allen, Sylvia Plath, poems, books

whatever, Nicki Minaj, Woody Allen, Sylvia Plath, books

Ugh. Whatever.

 

*** still in progress….

 

 

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Hello Saturday! :)

March 7, 2015

just because the suave Bruno Mars is always a HAPPY pill! Happy Saturday all! <3<3<3

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well it’s Saturday night and we in the spot :)

For more funky dancing gifs, click here! You’ll never know they could make your day! :)

NOICE! This video is 100% happiness!

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