Thank you for making me suffer!

Lol. I feel like a law student after rereading these articles for eight hours. (5:00pm to 7:00pm, then 11:00pm-5:00am) These were to prepare me on what to write on our Kaspil term paper. Because of this, I didn’t manage to get any sleep last night. Now, I’m only 33% done with it. Grr. Hate it! :)) Oh by the way, I started writing when it was 5 am. Now it’s almost 3pm!

I’m such a slowpoke haha.
-Ria

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I’m not a reader, really.

Finishing this book is taking me way too long. At first, I thought that I could read the whole book and finish it on one sitting. Unfortunately, I failed on that attempt. Next, I, instead, challenged myself to finish the book over the weekend- just before our finals. Again, I failed miserably on that. Now, it will almost be a week and I’m stuck on the 400th page of the book. There has been a minimal progress. I think because the book was not the usual type of book that I actually read. Normally, I like reading Young Adults and Chic-lit books. This one was different. I came across the best seller section in National Bookstore in which 50 shades of Gray was at number one. I ignored it for I don’t read x-rated books like that. Then the Night Circus, at six, caught my eye. The cover was simple yet beautiful.

I grabbed it, read the synopsis, and decided to buy it for P299.00. I didn’t even read reviews on the internet and I was completely unaware of the existence of this book and the author. I was just simply bored because there was really nothing to do during the week-long suspension due to inclement weather. And in order to kill time, reading a novel was certainly one of the best solutions.

So here’s the synopsis:

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway – a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love – a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

I’m not a reader, really but I’ll give this one a 3 out of 5. It was really a slow-paced book. The turn and advancement of events, and the progress of the plot only became obvious on the last few chapters of the book. The author focused too much on giving details, and introducing characters after another. And the love story that happened between Celia and Marco, the two protagonists who were both an illusionist and magicians, were a little bit too cliche. It was boring. And I didn’t get any intimate feelings over any of the characters that the author introduced. (Unlike in Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, I got moved with every feelings that the characters depicted. I, admittedly, got a crush on and fell inlove with Percy, up to the point that I didn’t want Annabeth to be included in the series. Percy’s only mine! He’s my one and only). Anyways, I think I’ll compel myself into finishing this book this weekend. I just hope that there will be an epic, yet unexpected ending. I might give it a 3.5 to 4 out of 5.

Over the three day term break, I’m planning to buy Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami.

After Being Gone for Six Months

After being gone for six months, I’ve decided to rise from the dead again. The reason why I opted not to update this blog now and then was because of certain matters I couldn’t reveal on public. (I discussed the reason on one of my blog entries, The Last Post) With that span of six months, I actually made 2 new blogs here in WordPress, for which I had the liberty to write personal, gibberish things about my life once more. Sadly, those blogs of mine didn’t last long. For me, they were only short-term antidotes, to fill up what was missing in my life. Perhaps because I’ve found yet another source of inspiration to write once again. I’ll hide him under the name of King(Hahaha!. That’s the first name that crossed my mind. Please bear with me. Well, it’s better than Dakota and Jamison, anyways ((: ).

I admit, I have this tendency to have a multitude of small, happy crushes simultaneously. Currently, I have three hahaha but I’m certain that they are all just infatuations. I blame my friend for this- for always teasing me about it. Anyways, this King guy, is my classmate and groupmate, as well,  in one of the courses I’m taking right now. I wasn’t even sure how I ended up liking him in the first place. First off, he’s not that cute/handsome/popular guy. He’s just your typical nice, shy-type-of-guy, whom no one even dares to notice. I even had a conversation some time ago with my younger sister, in which he was the topic. I didn’t ask her directly if she knew this guy named King since he looked too familiar, and if he was okay/passable or not. Yes and no, was her answer. Yes- he was familiar because he also went to Xiamen Study Tour last 2009 & 2010(mentioning this would kill me for sure. Probably, if ever he reads this, I’m dead. Ohwellpapel!) And no- He just wasn’t good enough. My sister’s exact words were, “Pangit pangit na!” Huhuhu! Without any hesitation, I agreed with her. Why would I have a crush on someone who was not that good-looking? This baffled me even until now, as I am writing this. I couldn’t find any answers that could answer this situation, and the rationale behind it and the complexities that lurks within..

We don’t normally talk in class unless there’s a group activity or whatnot. Even if there is, we only converse once in a while. Whenever, he asks me questions, I can’t manage to meet his eyes with mine for a long period of time. Normally, it will only last a second or so. I try my best to keep my composure. And whenever he mentions my name, I can feel a strange tingling sensation inside of me. I get curious, excited, nervous, and happy at the same time. I force myself to hide my smile.

As weeks passed by, I couldn’t help myself. I grew more and more interested into him. Out of curiosity, I “stalk” him in his social networking sites, particularly his Facebook, his Twitter, and most importantly, his WordPress blog. His blog made me access into a lot of things about him- his likes, his personalities, his life( What a stalker hahaha!). I was able to dwell and learn new things about him, things I didn’t knew he possessed. I learned that he graduated as the Valedictorian of their batch, and that he was a consistent DL. I found him really interesting and I personally grew fund of him, especially his writings. I got absorbed with them and that’s how I ended up blogging again. To feel connected with him although it is only one-sided. I think he’s a great guy who bounds to have an auspicious life ahead of him.

Although, we share a lot of things in common, I think, I still don’t have the courage to talk to him, or add him in Facebook, or follow him on Twitter/ WordPress. If I do that, he’ll make assumptions that I like him. I never want him to find out, even with the slightest hints, that I admire him. Never. And never will I, as cliche as it sounds, judge a book by its cover.