29 September 2014

Smiling Pasta-Taiwanese Drama

It's been many years since I watch this series, and I still haven't forgotten the fun I had when I watched this, so I thought I'll review this today :)




Smiling Pasta (Taiwanese TV show)
Genre: Romantic-Comedy
Rating: 4 / 5 stars




SUMMARY:

The story begins with Xiao Shi day dreaming on her balcony, wishing for a successful love. In her dazed state, she accidentally knocks her mug over the edge, which then lands and bounces off the front of pop sensation He Qun's sports car, when he happened to be driving past. This marks the beginning of their intertwined destinies.

*****

My Review:

To be honest the woman protagonist wasn't that good to act, but as the episode went she seemed to have developed her acting better.

The main reason why I like Smiling Pasta is because the story was good. Maybe it's not on top of my list, but it's one of my favorite drama.
Every episode made me smile, it's funny and cute, the story is a bit predictable, but still made watch all the way to end. It made tears up from time to time and cheer them on, if you like showbiz scandal and lots of public love/relationship declaration this drama is definitely for you.

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28 September 2014

What took you so Long




Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Summary:

Freshly Bachillerato graduate, Milky Valdez, inexperienced, but not innocent, moves from Alicante to Madrid, ready to take on the world and prove her worth. There she encountered and befriends, Luke, a handsome music producer and major womanizer. After Milky overheard the man she was infatuated with hating virgins, she asked the unthinkable from Luke.

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26 September 2014

The Vision of Scaflowne

I'm feeling lazy today, so I'll just review one of the animes I've seen.

The Vision of Scaflowne
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mecha, Romance
Rating: 3/5 stars

Summary:The series focuses on the heroine, Hitomi Kanzaki, and her adventures after she is transported to the world of Gaea, a mysterious planet where she can see Earth and its moon in the sky. On Gaea, Earth is known as the Mystic Moon. Hitomi's latent psychic powers are enhanced on Gaea and she quickly becomes embroiled in the conflicts between the Zaibach Empire and the several peaceful countries that surround it. The conflicts are brought about by the Zaibach Empire's quest to revive the legendary power from the ancient city of Atlantis. As the series progresses, many of the characters' pasts and motivations, as well as the history of Atlantis and the true nature of the planet Gaea, are revealed.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org

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Review:

The anime was not a very traditional mecha anime since most mecha animes are in a futuristic like setting. The Vision of Escaflowne was more on a medieval tone of architecture. 
The romance is great and I like the show depict Van’s struggles as a young prince with his kingdom getting burned to the ground, and his conflicts with his elder brother. The action was there of course, pure mecha action at it’s finest. Granted it may not have the laser guns and missiles but the classic giant sword duels was more than enough to keep me hooked on. 
The show also showcased a lot of things like the importance of honor and pride. Though I had a bit hard time to keep up at times, this anime is definitely worth watching.

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17 September 2014

Author Spotlight: Jennifer R. McDonald

Hello! I've been too busy lately to make any decent post or review and instead of leaving my blog hanging I'll be featuring author's once a week.

The first author is the author of Veilwalker Trilogy. Jennifer R. McDonald


About this author

I reside in Canada with my husband and two adorably rebellious children. Urban Fantasy is my favorite genre to write but I enjoy reading Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and anything with great antiheroes, cunning villains, and flawed characters.

Into the Veil, Through the Gloom, and Across the Blood Red River complete my Veilwalker Trilogy, and I’m currently working on more magical world shenanigans in my next series: The Helios Chronicles.



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Check out her trilogy:


Into the Veil (Veilwalker Trilogy, #1)
BOOK 1: Into the Viel

Life isn’t easy for a teenage veilwalker.

Lyric has been on the run for over a decade. Her brother is her only friend, her father treats her like a soldier, and after an ill-planned trip to purgatory she’s stuck with a bitterly displaced ghost.

Charles Hathor has problems of his own—problems he’s confident can be solved with the aid of Lyric’s realm-crossing ability. As the leader of a powerful coven, he’ll stop at nothing to ensure her cooperation. Kidnapping, extortion, maybe even murder; everything goes in his quest for retribution.

Alongside her twin, Lyric is forced back into the bowels of the magical world. But working for a vengeful warlock is not for the faint of heart. 

Relationships will be tested. Unlikely alliances will be forged. And Lyric will discover enemies closer than she ever imagined. 

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Through the Gloom (Veilwalker Trilogy, #2)
BOOK 2: Through The Gloom

Lyric Yama’s life is starting to feel as bleak as the purgatory in which she spends her days.

The line between enemy and ally has blurred. To unravel a heinous murder, she’s agreed to exploit her veilwalking gifts for her new coven leader. 

But as the Lyric sinks deeper in the quicksand of lies and deceit, she’s forced to re-evaluate exactly what she signed up for.

Is the pursuit for truth worth becoming the very evil she’s been running from? And if so, can she survive the soul-crushing loss that truth will ultimately reveal?




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Across the Blood Red River (Veilwalker Trilogy, #3)
BOOK 3: Across The Blood Red

To lost souls, the veil is a cold, tragic existence. But for Lyric Yama, the living world is so much worse.

Lyric has finally uncovered the truth of her mother’s brutal murder. Now her hands are stained and her mind is plagued with the bitterness of regret.

Soon she will have bigger problems. A grieving warlock is closing in. He’ll stop at nothing to reap vengeance on the young witch.

As the consequences of her past march closer, and the illusion of safety is abandoned, Lyric must decide whether to run or stand and fight.

But when the full power of a veilwalker’s magic is unleashed, no one—living or dead—will ever be safe again.

This is the final installment of Jennifer R. McDonald's Veilwalker Trilogy.
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10 September 2014

Weight Loss with Coconut oil

Other than writing and reading fiction book, I also like reading herbal, acupuncture, massage, yoga... you name it and that includes "alternative" diet books. However, I never really been into reviewing them. Somehow, I don't know how to express myself when it comes to them. But two days ago I read John Webs book and I somehow got inspired to review it :)



My rating: ★★★★ / 

Summary:

You’re about to discover how to use coconut oil when cooking and preparing food for weight loss, health and beauty.

A few years ago, you probably do not care about coconut oil unless you are cooking exotic dishes like curry. It used to be a food ingredient that you do not normally use and you can only find it in specialty stores like Asian stores or health food stores.

Recently, coconut oil gets recognized for its role as an effective ingredient that promotes many benefits. This is the reason why many people start talking about it and start to include it in their everyday diet. If you also want to find some great recipes using coconut oil, you are in luck because this book includes coconut oil recipes that promote weight loss, health, and beauty.

Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Learn When You Download Your Copy Today:

  • Everything You Need To Know About Coconut Oil
  • Coconut Oil Recipes For Health And Weight Loss
  • Coconut Oil Recipes For Beauty
  • BONUS CHAPTER from "Essential Oils - A Beginner's Guide To Lose Weight, Increase Energy And Stay Young & Healthy With Essential Oils"
  • Much, much more!

*****

Review:

Being born from a country abundant with coconut trees and being a coconut lover myself (oil or whatever) I pride myself for knowing a lot about coconut products and the benefits it gives. Sure, I've read a lot of familiar information that I already know in this book, but I kept reading. It's fun reading it and the recipes were great! And most of all, I gain even more knowledge reading the book, especially in the end.

Want to loss weight the fun way, without making yourself sick of eating salad every single bloody day? Try this! ^_^
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03 September 2014

My tour to another town

There's one good thing to have older people as your neighbors. That is, they're most likely done decorating their homes and you'll have a quiet day most of the day the whole year. One thing is good to have a new younger neighbor would that you save your alarm clock from being tossed to the wall each morning when you don't feel like waking up, because they'll wake you up with their noise! God dammit, I feel so annoyed! I feel like there's not a day that one of our apartment neighbors don't drill on the stone wall! This week is the worst! Luckily, it's the day my husband and I decided to travel on another town in Norway.

Road to Sarpsborg



Waiting to board the Ferry in Moss port after Waiting to board the Ferry in Moss port after my longest #drive for the first time in a peaceful #Norwegian #highway in the night.



At the Salon of the Ferry as it's not allowed to be in the car deck.

Now, it's past midnight and I'm back home. In cozy silent. So, it's time to get back on my writing. Hahaha :D


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02 September 2014

A new Favorite!

A lot of good things happen for watching romantic films. I get cheered up! Haha :D And to welcome Sept. what could be better than a RomCom review!

Today's film is I do, but I don't! Staring, Denise Richard & Dean Cain, now if I could just find out who the gay assistant at the end of the film my day would even get better. Shh...I'm his new fan! I wish I could watch more of his movie (if he have a lead role.)




Story:
Junior wedding planner Lauren Crandell is assigned a wedding for Darla Tedanski, the daughter of a prominent family by her boss Gennifer "G", who promises her a long overdue promotion if she does well.


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This film is funny, simple, not too dramatic and romantic! There're lot of misunderstandings, but with a nice happy ending we are looking for! This romantic comedy just made my day!


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