20 June 2015

The Butterfly Effect

As my slogan say, I'm in love with happy ending. I've never read Shakespeare's book so I won't pretend to know what I'm talking about. But one thing I do know is that I hate Romeo and Juliet's love story, not because the story is bad. No, I've watched the old film (not sure from what year, but one thing for sure it was before 2000. And no never felt interested to watch a newer versions,) I have to say that even though I know how it would end I was still really depressing to see a tragic ending. It's been years since I watched the film, and I still bear the scar.

Enough about Romeo and Juliet what I really want to talk about today is the film called "The butterfly effect." I just watch the first film and must get my feelings out of my chest. 

I mean why?

Oops! Warning... spoiler ahead.

Oh, but first the intro:

(source: Wikipedia.org)

Summary:

Evan Treborn frequently suffers from blackouts, often at moments of high stress. As a young child and adolescent, Evan suffered many severe sexual and psychological traumas. These traumas include being coerced to take part in child pornography by neighbor George Miller (father of Kayleigh and Tommy); being nearly strangled to death by his institutionalized, mentally estranged father, Jason Treborn , who is then killed in front of him by guards; accidentally killing a mother and her infant daughter while playing with dynamite with his friends; and seeing his dog being burned alive by Tommy.

Seven years later, while entertaining a girl in his dorm room, he realizes that when he reads from his adolescent journals, he can travel back in time and is able to redo parts of his past. His time traveling episodes account for the frequent blackouts he experienced as a child.

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Review:

Why? Why do the can't Evan and (her name) be together? He has gone through so much trouble to change things. They suffered so much together. They have so beautiful chemistry, why do one of them have to die? Well, I'm not saying that they should die together, it's just that this bittersweet ending is making me heartbroken.

I still love the film and I almost want to be mad at myself now for thinking that it was actually a nice ending too.

I've also watched the second and third film. The second wasn't anything special, and the third had a kind of happy ending, but they weren't as good as the first.
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19 June 2015

[news] Devil in Disguise

Devil in Disguise is now available in Kindle for 0.99. I wish I could set it for free for a few weeks, but Amazon don’t seem to offer free promotion for non-exclusive titles :(
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12 June 2015

Just a Little Rain by Jayen San Diego




Genre: YA, contemporary romance

Summary:

Samantha Soriano can make a love song come alive when she sings it, but all her true feelings are trapped inside. Jared's one of the cutest guys in school and when he befriends her anyway -- despite her being such a nobody -- she falls hard, but was content with keeping it a secret. When she decides to finally tell him, he surprises her with a request: He wants to date Claudette, her friend from childhood, and now the most beautiful girl either of them have ever seen. Would she help him? Should she?






My Review

Wow! What a great rollercoaster ride! I started reading this book just because it was in my Kindle. I bought it as a bundle together with all the #romanceclass books, and this one was the most unattractive in my eyes. First, I don’t like the cover (I hate how the guy was drawn), and second the summary was like someone standing in front of me shooing me away. After all, I dislike people who want to help the person they love get happy with another… so there you go, that’s the reason it took me this long before I decided to read this book. Now, after finally reading it, I can’t help but tell myself the old saying, “don’t judge the book by its cover.”

Though, I’m keeping my stand with not liking anyone who does the same thing as Samantha, Sam manage to make me sympathize with her. It was a long journey for her but with a great ending. I can’t say much about the hero, he didn’t make me swoon but well… I’m not easy to impress. Haha :D

This book climbed to be one of my favorite books despite my first impression, which the author proved wrong. Great job Ms. Author!

P.S. Despite being the anti-hero of this story, Claudette is my favorite character and I wish her all the happiness in her future.


Purchase it:

Amazon or Smashwords
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08 June 2015

French FairyFail in paperback


After two years since the eBook was published by Flipside, A French FairyFail paperback is finally out!

This is my second Filipino novel (Taglish actually) and the first book for this standalone series is now available in Amazon. Do check it out!
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05 June 2015

Boys Over Flowers (Special)...my addiction journey.

I think that almost everyone who like shojo manga has at least heard about Hana Yori Dango (even though it's an old story now), the story of four handsome, spoiled rich boys called F4 and poor but headstrong girl Tsukushi Makino.

I heard about F4 through a the first Asian TV drama which was adapted from the manga Hana Yori Dango in 2001.

The show was called Meteor Garden. Since it was Taiwanese, the names were changed too. At that time, I have no idea what manga was. Anyway, I was hook-up with Meteor Garden from the first episode that I got soo depressed when I had to go to Europe without watching the complete episodes.
Once in Europe I search for any information about the TV series online, and there was a lot! But I was not good at internet surfing then not to mention

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