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100 Best First Lines from Novels. One of my favorite novels is at #4:

Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendi­a was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. -Gabriel Garci­a Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

All you need to know about having a pet meerkat. Random, I know, but I had a thing for meerkats yesterday so I looked up how to go about acquiring one as a pet. Oh well, it’s okay.

Why Does Spicy Food Taste Hot? Interesting!

In Case of Emergency, Please Remove Your Bra. A counterpart device for men is in the works!

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Recently Read: Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska is about 16-year old Miles Halter leaving his uneventful life in Florida for Culver Creek Boarding School in Alabama, in search of “the Great Perhaps.” There, he meets his roommate’s best friend aka the hottest girl he was ever seen aka Alaska Young and predictably falls in love with her. She is moody, intelligent (presumably because she has a wall full of books she calls her “Life’s Library), a little nutty, and self-destructive. Hello, Manic Pixie Dream Girl. She also has a long-distance boyfriend but I think he’s kind of a jerk. These are personality quirks that make her desirable to Miles which surprises me a little because what teenage boy would want to deal with that mess? But maybe I just knew the wrong kind of dudes (so LOLSUX4ME) and to be honest, I wish I had a Miles in my life when I, myself, was a dramatic, self-destructive teenager.

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Reading List: Getting In Touch With My Inner Teenager

I may or may not do 100 Books in 1 Year… and if I do decide to do it, I’m afraid I will have to stick to light, easy reading because I cannot afford to dedicate an entire week to one book an existential crisis at my age (the last thing I need is a life-defining moment brought upon by reading fiction that will encourage new bad habits). Anyway, here’s my initial list (provided I find all the ebooks!):

1) Paper Towns, John Green
2) Will Grayson, Will Grayson, John Green
3) 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Maureen Johnson
4) The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
5) Percy Jackson and the Olympians (series, 5 books), Rick Riordan
6) The Mortal Instruments (series, 3 books), Cassandra Clare*
7) Prep, Curtis Sittenfeld
8) Sloppy Firsts (and the succeeding four books), Megan McCafferty
9) Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli
10) Love, Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli

Total: 16 books.

*Carina calls Clare the devil because she is a shady shady person, but I still wanna give this a shot.

outfits, the weekend

The Weekend In Photos: The Usual

First, an announcement: eleven days without coffee! I don’t plan to give it up completely, though.

My plan for an alcohol-free weekend fell apart Saturday night when I got a text from my high school best friend saying he was heading to Cubao X. I could have easily said no, except 1) we haven’t seen each other since 2004 or 2005 and 2) I honestly wanted a drink.

Not a lot of photos because I was too lazy to take my camera out of my bag. Not pictured: latest thrift buys, a bunch of movies I watched over the weekend (Remember Me, Salt, The A-Team, The Expendables, Shutter Island), and Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies (ebook, lol. I started reading it but I don’t think I’ll be finishing the series. Everything else pales in comparison to The Hunger Games!).

Outfit + scary face. Thrifted button-up bow top (I ♥/currently have a thing for tops that button up all the way) and thrifted animal print skirt.

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Egg In Toast

Today’s breakfast was egg in toast.

I saw a “tutorial” for this on Tumblr last week and I couldn’t wait to try it myself. It usually calls for two eggs and two slices of bread but I didn’t want to feel heavy so early in my day (do not want to start needing for diet pills, heh) so I just ate the second slice of bread with a slice of cheese.

It’s seriously a little pathetic how lacking my cooking skills are. I think I would do well, as long as I had a recipe book to refer to but I’m lazy! Yay for me for still trying, right?