D: Since spring break is actually about to end, this is yet another delayed post. Sorry folks. Been enjoying a nice holiday since school/work let out last March 29. Here's the reading material that's been keeping me occupied.
Preview's obviously a monthly staple though I've got to get around to buying a long-term subscription to save me the hassle of driving to the neighborhood grocery store.
I haven't been a teen for a few years already but I'm just not ready to wean myself off of Teen Vogue. This is one subscription I'm not terminating any time soon. Maybe I'll graduate to (Mature) Vogue before I turn 30.
This is the book I'm currently enjoying. I can't bring myself to watch the movie until I've finished this! Plus when I get through with it, P will have his turn reading this. We love dissecting books for hours on end but I refuse to purchase 2 copies. Til then, the film will just have to wait.
Haven't started this one yet (my little brother has it on loan) but I certainly enjoyed Emma Donoghue's intense work, Room. If you haven't read it yet, you need to run to the nearest bookstore and pick it up. It's so good that I can't think of a better adjective than "good" to describe it. Just go see for yourself and you won't regret it.
One of the perks of being a teacher is having access to free books at the library. The sight of shelf after shelf of books waiting to be devoured is one of the most exciting things to see. After a long day in the classroom, I hie off to the library to get lost among the stacks and to unearth hidden gems or crap, as the case may be.
I have no expectations for the book above but the premise seems promising. It's a murder mystery piece about two teenagers searching for the truth about how their friend died.
Like Jersey Shore and milk tea, chick lit will always be a guilty pleasure for me. Although, it feels much better when you're not shelling out for the books. I admit, I do end up getting 1 or 2 "fluffy mamon" books for when I'm trying to read to sleep. It's akin to the chapters we were forced to read in college that always helped with those sleepless nights. Don't get me wrong though, a lot of these teen romance books have me squealing with kilig, no matter how formulaic they are!
P: Sadly, I don't have as much time to read books as I'd like. So I like to have magazines around when I don't have the time to invest in a good novel. GQ's a solid couple of hours' worth of leisure time plus it helps me find pegs for the tux I'll be wearing on the wedding day.
So while looking for DVDs in Metrowalk to assist in our state of vegetation, we stumbled upon this cool, little store selling imported items from Japan. Of course, we had to get some munchies for movie night.
We first set our sights on the brown sugar and red bean KitKats. We could only get two of these uniquely-flavored bars because they were selling for PHP60 a pop. These were a real treat though and we're definitely going back to try the dozen other flavors (i.e. Wasabi, Blueberry amd Strawberry Cheesecake, Almond Jelly, etc.)
We both love Meltykiss and green-tea flavored chocolate so we had to grab these sticks smothered in that winning combination.
The sweet tooth was not disappointed with the brown sugar flavor. It tasted almost like the syrup in taho but not sickeningly so. Good choice to pair it with white chocolate too.
It's really uncanny how these taste exactly how they say these will taste like. If you were eating this blindfolded, you would probably think it's bits of red bean mashed with chocolate.
Hope you saw something interesting here or were inspired to grab a book or some sweets. Wherever they may be and whatever you may be doing, hope your holidays are a peaceful and enjoyable.