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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Book Review - The Fault in Our Stars



After watching Teens React to The Fault in Our Stars Trailer, I just had to get the book and see what all the hype was about. The book is apparently the next big thing after the Divergent series. It is a teen story, so I jumped on the bandwagon since I like light reading materials.

So at the international terminal of KLIA, while waiting for my flight to Tokyo (which I really should blog about later! Fingers crossed, bahah) I stumbled upon the last copy of the book at the book store and immediately snagged it (along with a copy of March Cleo) to read on the trip.

Now, I am embarrassed to say that I didn't actually read it until the very last train ride to the airport on the last day of my trip. Because it was an hour plus journey from Asakusa station.

And wow.

I could not put the book down! I was smiling, giggling, frowning all my way through the book. It is a very awesome read! Different than the norms. I'd love to explain the story but I'll just quote from Wikipedia since it doesn't have any spoilers there.

"The Fault in Our Stars is the fourth novel by author John Green, published in January 2012. The story is narrated by a sixteen-year-old cancer patient named Hazel, who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she subsequently meets and falls in love with the seventeen-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player andamputee.
The title is inspired by a famous line from Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar (Act 1, scene 2). The nobleman Cassius says to Brutus, 'The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.'"

The author is actually a YouTuber, one of the vlogbrothers. Oh and even more awesome news is that a movie on it will be out soon! *squeal*]

Check out the trailer:




I rarely would review a book, but this was just too good not to. I am looking forward to read other books by the same author, since reviews about them have been amazing! I just might have found a new author to be obsessed with! Next on my list:

The Divergent Series
The Hunger Game Series

Can you see my pattern here? Movie books make me happy because they help me visualize them more. Haha. And who says teen reads are only for teens? Pfffttt.

Okay? Okay. 

p/s: That's a quote from the book, btw. lol.


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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

#PRAYFORMH370




Last Saturday, the world was shocked by the news of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared from the radar at 2.40am en route from KL to Beijing.

Search parties are doing their very best to search for the plane and bring everyone home. Nothing is confirmed yet. STOP the rumours. STOP the speculations. And STOP the assumptions. And definitely STOP joking around about it. 

Miracles happen once in a while, when you BELIEVE. 

Do NOT lose HOPE. KEEP PRAYING.



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Monday, February 3, 2014

British Youtubers

Here's a fun fact.

I was actually born in Kuching, but raised in England. My first language is actually English. And not that fancy Queen's English, the suburban English. I had the thickest Cockney accent! XD I returned to Malaysia at the age of 6 though, and the accent gradually faded away, which is actually such a shame. Though I find it does sometimes appear when I am randomly conversing with actual Brits.

I feel that my English has become soooo Americanized due to hours of watching all of these American TV series. I even had a bank staff asking me about my accent and I was sort of bamboozled by it.

However.

I have recently discovered some awesome British YouTubers that I am absolutely LOVING at the moment. And dare I say it? I might fancy them more than the American YouTubers. Watching British YouTubers, especially their vlogs, makes me want to jump on a plane to the UK and reminisce all the places I used to live and visit. :D So yes, that is officially in my bucket list now! I will try to achieve that in 5 years. Fingers Crossed! Now on to my favourite British YouTubers!

Louise from SprinkleofGlitter

She is one of the funniest person ever! And her daughter Darcy is the one that got me subscribing! Totally adorable!!! She has a beautiful family, and her vlogs are so much fun to watch! She is so real, and genuinely funny that if I were to meet her in real life, I feel that I could befriend her instantly!



Zoella

One of the top British Makeup Guru now and bff of Louise above there. She is sooooo cute! Her vlogs are also awesome and captivating! BTW, she just got the cutest guinea pigs! 8D



Tanya Burr

She is so fun and sweet! She seems like to have love for everybody! At times she can be clumsy (ie. in the kitchen lol) but she is so real! I don't feel like she is pretentious and such.



Bubzbeauty

Okay so technically she is actually Chinese, but she was raised in, waitaminute. Scotland? Ireland? I am pretty sure it was Ireland. Okay just googled. She is from Northern Ireland. Yes! Got my accents right! :D I have to say though, lately I am enjoying her vlogs so much more than her beauty vids. Just because I can't stop laughing my arse (see what I did there? XD) off to them.



FleurdeForce

Omg, she is sooooo pretty! Her eyes are so round and her lashes are, gah. I love how honest she is when she review stuff, that some might find her being snobbish and complaining but to be honest, the accent sort of does make anything you say sound fancy. LOL. Her vlogs are also awesome and she usually includes her very good-looking husband in her videos who is super funny. And her dogs are precious! :D She is also the first British YouTuber I subscribed! So thanks Fleur!



Sammi from TheBeautyCrush

My latest find over the weekend! She is sooooo gorgeous! In such a natural way.She doesn't wear a heavy load of makeup from what I can see in her videos, just bright lipsticks. But I guess it helps if you have the most gorgeous eyes evarrrrr! She is also super cute and funny. And her accent definitely brings back memories! :)




If you are looking for something new to get addicted to, subscribe! :D

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Touché

I am a huge fan of BuzzFeed!

If you haven't discovered the website yet, you should! For me it is a nice alternative from the usual memes and trolls on 9Gag, which I love, by the way. But sometimes I would love to read something that is actually linked to the real world for once. Haha. So I discovered BuzzFeed and I check it nearly every hour of the day when i first found out about it. Now it is more a daily morning routine. :p

I haven't been checking it out for a while so when I scrolled through it this morning, checking out all the stories I have missed out, I apparently had scrolled down to the very end. And guess what popped up?


BoyzIIMen's "End of the Road" started playing. OMG SO MUCH LOL. XD


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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I AM SHERLOCKED



Just finished watching all three seasons last night.

SO. MUCH. AWESOMENESS.



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