Twenty-Fourth

“Twenty four oceans
Twenty four skies
Twenty four failures
Twenty four tries
Life is not what I thought it was
Twenty four hours ago”

So I just turned 24 last month, and now I am so wise and matured. Just kidding, of course. Being twenty-four doesn’t feel any different from being twenty-three. I spent my birthday eating. Haha! I went to The Nook with my sister. It’s a Harry Potter-inspired cafe in Maginhawa, Quezon City. We tried the Butterbeer. I am definitely coming back to this place because I did not get the chance to try the robes. Haha! It was a Wednesday afternoon, but there are still many people coming in and out the cafe.

Here are some pictures I have taken:

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Then, we (the family) had dinner at a seafood restaurant. It’s been an awesome day and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Too bad I had to go to work the following day. Haha!

Anyway, I am nearing half of my twenties and I still haven’t figured out what to do with my life. I have goals, of course. But I feel like what I am doing with my life right now is not the right path to achieve my dreams. Do you feel me, reader? When I was younger, I have this mindset of what to do someday, but now is part of that someday and I’m so off track. I’m scared that when I get back on track, it might be too late. I don’t want to spend my life regretting my choices. That would suck.

One day you're 17

But I believe it will all work out in the end, because if I won’t, who else will? So here’s to kids who are in their twenties and still figuring out life. We got this. We can do this!

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All I Want

All I want is nothing more to hear you knocking at my door.

‘Cause if I could see your face once more, I could die a happy man I’m sure.

I discovered this song accidentally, and the first time I hear it I fell in love with love with it. I love the lyrics and the melody. And eventually, Kodaline became one of my favorite bands. So I search for them in YouTube and found the music video for All I Want. I know it’s kinda weird I didn’t watch the song’s MV the time I fell in love with it. Haha.

So here it is. There are two parts. The videos are so awesome, I promise.

All I Want

I’m baaaaaaaaaaack!

I’ve been away from this blog for what feels like a really long time. It’s so good to be back. I’ve missed writing. Anyway, I’ve been kinda busy with work (Yes, I am employed now. Hooray!) and my old laptop broke down. It’s sad because I had that laptop for more than four years. That’s long for a laptop, right?

As I’ve said, I’ve been kinda busy with work. Although I have no work during weekends, I don’t have enough time for leisure during weekdays. I live in Quezon City and work in Makati. I don’t mind the travel since I love travelling. But sometimes the commute makes me tired. At first, I ride the bus but nowadays the traffic is so heavy it makes me late for work for a few times already. So I decided to take the MRT. But man, the queue! I feel like I spend more time waiting for than train than actually being in the train. A commuter life is such a hard life.

The most awesome thing happened last March. I passed the Electronics Engineering board exam! OH YEAAAAAAAH! I got a Conditional status last December so I have to take one subject in March. Yey! This makes every one in the family and my circle of friends so happy. Hihi.

2013 Reads

2013 has been a great year for my reading. I’ve read a total of 98 books. I had a goal of reading 100 books but obviously I failed at that. I was kinda frustrated because that was only 2 books away. That sucks. But that’s okay now. Here are the books I’ve read in 2013.

January

  • Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • Love Is The Higher Law by David Levithan
  • Love, Stargirl (Stargirl #2) by Jerry Spinelli
  • Stargirl (Stargirl #1) by Jerry Spinelli
  • The Future Of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Macker
  • The Hand You’re Dealt by Paul Volponi
  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

February

  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
  • Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn
  • Never Been Kissed by Melody Carlson

March

  • A Match Made In High School by Kristin Walker
  • Chance Encounters by J. Sterling
  • City Of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare
  • City Of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare
  • City Of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare
  • Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
  • Faking 19 by Alyson Noel
  • It’s Not That Complicated: Bakit Hindi Pa Sasakupin Ng Mga Alien Ang Daigdig Sa 2012 by Eros Atalia
  • Kissed by An Angel by Elizabeth Chandler
  • Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel
  • The Ultimate Harry Potter And Philosophy: Hogwarts For Muggles by Gregory Bassham
  • Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt

April

  • Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks #1) by Miranda Kenneally
  • Desire (Desire #1) by Kailin Gow
  • Pretties (Uglies #2) by Scott Westerfeld
  • Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
  • Shattered (Desire #2) by Kailin Gow
  • She’s Dating The Gangster by Bianca Bernardino
  • Stealing Parker (Hundred Oaks #2) by Miranda Kenneally
  • Summer Wishes (Desire #1.5) by Kailin Gow
  • Ten Days Of Perfect ( November Blue #1) by Andrea Randall
  • The Alchemyst ( The Secrets Of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1) by Michael Scott
  • Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
  • Uglies (Uglies #1) by Scott Westerfeld

May

  • Anna And The French Kiss (Anna And The French Kiss #1) by Stephanie Perkins
  • Lola And The Boy Next Door (Anna And The French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins
  • Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic
  • Para Sa Hopeless Romantic by Marcelo Santos III
  • Specials (Uglies #3) by Scott Westerfeld
  • The Lost Symbol ( Robert Langdon #3) by Dan Brown

June

  • Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
  • Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver
  • Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover
  • Taking Chances (Taking Chances #1)  by Molly McAdams
  • The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
  • The Boy On Cinnamon Street by Phoebe Stone
  • The Dead And The Gone (The Last Survivors #2) by Susan Beth Pfeffer

July

  • Caught by Harlan Coben
  • Play Dead by Harlan Coben

August

  • Bad Behaviour by Sheila O’Flanagan
  • Crescendo (Hush, Hush #2) by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Silence (Hush, Hush #3) by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • The Carrie Diaries (The Carrie Diaries #1) by Candace Bushnell

September

  • Burn For Burn (Burn For Burn #1) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
  • Dash & Lily’s Book Of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
  • Diary Ng Panget (Diary Ng Panget #1) by HaveYouSeenThisGirl
  • Fire With Fire (Burn For Burn #2) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
  • Finale (Hush, Hush #4) by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • It’s Not Summer Without You (Summer #2) by Jenny Han
  • Midnight Sun (Twilight #1.5) by Stephenie Meyer
  • Point Of Retreat (Slammed #2) by Colleen Hoover
  • The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest Of Hands And Teeth #2) by Carrie Ryan
  • The Forest Of Hands And Teeth (The Forest Of Hands And Teeth #1) by Carrie Ryan
  • This Girl (Slammed #3) by Colleen Hoover
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer #1) by Jenny Han
  • We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer #3) by Jenny Han

October

  • Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Jeremy Fink And The Meaning Of Life by Wendy Mass
  • Me And Earl And The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  • More Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops (Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops #1) by Jen Campbell
  • That Summer by Sarah Dessen
  • The Beginning Of Everything by Robyn Schneider
  • The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  • The House Of Hades (Heroes Of Olympus #4) by Rick Riordan
  • Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops (Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops #1) by Jen Campbell

November

  • 18 Things To Consider While Young / 14 Things To Refuse While Young by Ed Lapiz
  • Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin
  • Keeping The Moon by Sarah Dessen
  • OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu
  • Talk Back And You’re Dead! (Talk Back Trilogy #1) by Alesana Marie

December

  • 11 Birthdays (Willow Falls #1) by Wendy Mass
  • Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  • Falling For You by Lisa Schroeder
  • Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
  • Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me by Eros Atalia
  • The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window by Kirsty Moseley
  • The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
  • The Infinite Moment Of Us by Lauren Myracle
  • The Realm Of Possibility by David Levithan

Best Month: September | Worst Month: July

I was supposed to write this post on December 31 but I was too busy doing nothing. Haha!

When Science Met Romance

This episode, The Romance Resonance, is one of my favorite episodes of the show. Mostly because of the song. Haha!  I love this song so much, I want to share it with you, guys. Hihi. Never thought Science terms could be this cheesy. ♥

The lyrics:

If I didn’t have you,
life would be blue,
I’d be Doctor Who,
without the TARDIS.

A candle without a wick,
A Watson without a Crick,
I’d be one of my outfits,
without a dickey.

I’d be cheese without the mac,
Jobs without the Wozniak.
I’d be solving exponential equations
that use bases not found on your calculator
making it much harder to crack.

I’d be an atom without a bomb,
a dot without the com,
and I’d probably still live with my mom.

[All:] And he’d probably still live with his mom.

Ever since I met you,
you turned my world around.
You supported all my dreams
and all my hopes.

You’re like Uranium-235,
and I’m Uranium-238,
almost inseparable isotopes.

I couldn’t have imagined,
how good my life would get
from the moment that I met you,
Bernadette.

If I didn’t have you,
life would be dreary.

I’d be string theory,
without any string.

I’d be binary code,
without a one.

A cathode ray tube,
without an electron gun.

I’d be ‘Firefly’, ‘Buffy’, and ‘Avengers’ without Joss Whedon.
I’d speak a lot more Klingon,
Heghlu’meH QaQ jajvm

[All:] And he’d definitely still live with his mom.

Ever since I met you,
you turned my world around.
You’re my best friend,
and my lover.

We’re like changing electric
and magnetic fields.
You can’t have one
without the other.

I couldn’t have imagined,
how good my life would get
from the moment that I met you,
Bernadette.

[All:] Oh we couldn’t have imagined,
how good our lives would get
from the moment that we met you,
Bernadette.

Oh. By the way, I’ve read somewhere that the translation of the Klingon part is “Today is a good day to die.”.