Maximum pleasure

I was at the drugstore the other day with my friend and I was in line to pay at the cashier. You know how they have all these little things around the cashier in case you realize, that yes,  you did need gum! Or batteries! Or condom.

The line was taking a long time and I started to pick up things from the shelves. I picked up something called a lubricant jelly.

I didn't know what it was.

But its slogan was "USE TONIGHT FOR MAXIMUM PLEASURE!" I may sound stupid, but I still couldn't figure out what it's for.

I stared at it figuring out what it's for but my friend nudged me and whispered "Put that down." I looked at him weird.

The other people in line were looking at us disapprovingly.

"What's this for?" I asked him, but he didn't reply and just took it from me and put it back. He was blushing and the old people near us were giving us the stink-eye. I had no idea what their problem was.

"Maximum pleasure? THINK ABOUT IT." He told me later and I realized ..

Guys use it to ...



The slogan finally made sense.

He just laughed at me all the way home.

A Match Made in Highschool

When the principal announces that every senior must participate in a mandatory year-long Marriage Education program, Fiona Sheehan believes that her life can't get any worse. Then she marries her "husband": jerky jock Todd, whose cheerleader girlfriend, Amanda, has had it in for Fiona since day one of second grade. Even worse? Amanda is paired with Fiona's long-term crush, Gabe. At least Fiona is doing better than her best friend, Marcie, who is paired up with the very quiet, very mysterious Johnny Mercer.

Pranks, fights, misunderstandings, and reconciliations ensue in an almost Shakespearean comedy of errors about mistaken first impressions, convoluted coupling, and hidden crushes.
Synopsis from Goodreads.


Back to the book...


What does a school do when the divorce rate across the country is going up? Implement marriage education, of course!

I thought that was silly and cheesy. I've only read about such things in fanfictions and they're not exactly my favorite. But the reviews on Goodreads said it was hilarious and good so I tried it.

Fiona Sheehan gets randomly paired up with Todd, the guy he hates the most. Todd's girlfriend gets paired up with the love of Fiona's life, Gabe. Marcie, Fiona's best friend, marries Johnny Mercer, who shares Fiona's music taste and has a good sense of humor.

Couples are required to do what real couples do: get jobs, earn income, save money, spend money. Fiona thought he had  the worst luck in the world. Todd has made it clear he despises her, which is good, because the feeling is totally mutual. Weirdly, Fiona realizes that maybe Todd enjoys their fights and banters. What's even more weird is that Fiona feels the same way. The like that they hate each other.

I thought they were going to end up together, because that's how it's supposed to be, right? Two people hate each other forced to spend time together are bound to fall in love. Or kill each other. I was hoping it was the first one.

They were just so right for each other in ways I could not describe. I just felt that they do.

And then enter Johnny Mercer. Johnny Mercer, who took the fall for Fiona when the principal caught her pulling a prank on Todd. Who worked after school just to get Fiona's confiscated items back. Johnny, who she gets along really well. Johnny, who is so nice to her. Too nice.

When Marcie told Fiona that Johnny does indeed like her, I thought, "Oh no."

No no no no no no no no no no no no no no

I was pretty sure she's going to end up with Johnny but I still rooted for Todd and Fiona.

And when something finally happens between them, when they finally get along with each other, Fiona realizes she feels nothing for Todd. She thought he was a good friend.

Okay, Todd never confessed to actually liking Fiona BUT I KNOW IT WAS IMPLIED.

So I was absolutely pissed off when I realize that nothing's going to happen ever between them.

A fan-art I made last night. Made with hatred
and rage in my heart. You're welcome.

I mean, Johnny's a great guy, but I think he's too ... boring for someone like Fiona.

Oh well.

All in all, I liked it. Minus one star because no ToddxFiona.

Love Story

Mom's home, finally! Lots of chocolates here and I'm drowning. From joy. Did you know that I haven't eaten anything else today aside from chocolate because I'm home alone and I'm too lazy that I can't even heat food in the microwave but apparently not too lazy to run to the fridge and grab more chocolate?

Oh, and I have a phone now! It's only temporary, but I don't know until when I'm going to use. Probably until I can buy my own phone. It's an old iPhoone 3G. (Not even a 3Gs, I know.) It's okay. But I can't install  the Goodreads app (and a whole lot of other apps because it requires an iOS higher than what my phone has, and since it's 3G, it can't update anymore). Boo. It's good. I don't really use my phone very often.



But I'm already starting with Kristin Walker's A Match Made in High School, so I'm probably not going to finish I Hunt Killers soon. Sorry. I apologize to my classmate whom I borrowed the book from and promised that I will return it before this year ends.

Before I went to the airport to fetch my mom, I stopped by a mall to check if any of the bookstore had John Green's Paper Towns in stock. My sister and I have been wanting to buy it for weeks now but everywhere we go, all we hear is "Sorry, ma'am, we're out of stock" from every bookstore near us.

Is someone hoarding copies of Paper Towns?!

Anyway, so I bought another book instead. Erich Segal's Love Story, which has been in my Goodreads' Wishlist shelf since September but I always forget to buy.

So very hipster.

Adding it to my To-Read List, after Perfume: Story of a Murderer, Let It Snow and of course, I Hunt Killers. (Maybe I should just change the theme of this blog to The Books I've Read Before I Finally Finished I Hunt Killers.)

My sister also bought a book by Gretchen Rubin called The Happiness Project. It was the only copy in the bookstore and she was literally screaming and jumping up and down and I had to inch away hoping people thought I wasn't with her. She said she read it as a feature on teen magazine and just HAD to buy it so she did. I'm not sure what it's about but I searched for it in Goodreads and someone shelved it as Self Help. Normally, I don't read Self Help books, but I'm probably going to read it too. Hopefully after I Hunt Killers.

I have to go study for Family and Community Health now. Yesterday, I failed a quiz on the subject because I didn't know we were going to have a quiz!!! I scored two points below the passing grade. I would've passed if I had known what the name is of the thingy we use to measure our blood pressure (to which I answered 'blood pressure measuring apparatus' and I had to fight the urge to add -inator after. Re: Phineas and Ferb, if you don't get it) and if my brain didn't suddenly forget everything that I tried to memorize before the actual test, because the question was exactly the one I asked my seatmate before the professor hushed me.

Oh well. It was horrible.

my feels


It's such a great book that I'm kicking myself for not reading it immediately!!! (Alas, I judged it too fast immediately. I should stop doing that.)


It's a freaking great book. In fact, it's one of the best I've read this year!

A book fangirling is in order! (Yes, that's what I call book reviewing from now on.) Although I'm probably not going to do it any justice because I suck at reviewing! And I don't know why I'm ending each sentence with an exclamation point!!! Maybe it's because I'm so darn emotional right now!

I'm going to miss food ... I mean grandma

My mom's going to be home in about 12 hours! I'm so excited. She's been to the U.S. and Canada, and if Facebook status are an indication, I'm pretty sure she enjoyed herself there. It's only been three weeks, but it felt shorter.

But now that she's coming home, my grandmother, who's staying with us while mom's away, will have to go home already. Nooo! For three weeks, we've eaten everything except take-out, pizza and canned food! I kind of miss pizza, but nothing beats whatever my grandmother cooks. I will miss her and her cookings even though they are loaded with vegetables I don't eat. I guess we're going to go back to not-healthy eating.

Jace is sexy. Yes, I'm ashamed that that's
all I've picked up from the book so far.

I started reading Huntley Fitzpatrick's My Life Next Door last night and when I stopped this morning, I was almost halfway done. WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF?! Is there an app for when you'r reading and it sets off an alarm after like a few hours to remind you to stop reading for a while and do your homework (I HAVEN'T STARTED!) because that would totally be a useful app. For me.

Oh when will I ever finish
Also, I'm still not done with Barry Lyga's I Hunt Killers, which I've been reading for SEVEN DAYS now. In those 7 days, I read two books in less than a day and I finished one in three days.  What is wrong with me? It's not that it's not interesting (It is. It's about a son of a serial killer, how can that not be interesting?!) but ... I can't focus on one book when there are other books I can't wait to read just staring at me whispering "Read meeeeeeee."

I better get started on my homework.

After a few more chapters.


Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.
Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.
Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

Synopsis from Goodreads.

Hands down, this book is one of the best books I've read this year. I finished this one in one in less than a day. I've stumbled upon this book a couple of times in Goodreads before, one because I've seen it was nominated for a Best Young Adult Fiction or something? I forgot. It was nominated alongside The Fault In Our Stars, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (both of which I've read already) and I Hunt Killers (which I'm currently reading)

I didn't want to read it first, probably because of the cover. I know, I know. I shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I can't help it. The third time I somehow stumbled upon it, I read the summary again and I formulated a theory about the supposed shocking revelation that tears Will and Layken apart. So I gave the book a go to prove I was right.

I was way off. I was off by a thousand miles and a couple of oceans.

I wouldn't spoil the book or anything, but when I read that revelation, I felt queasy. I didn't like reading books about such topics. (I'm being careful with my words!) But I didn't stop reading, mostly because I was curious about how these two characters who seem so perfect for each other overcome this obstacle.

This isn't your typical Y.A. novel about teenagers falling in love, but it did start like it was. Well, not exactly because Will isn't a teenager, but you get the point. I've read a lot of Y.A. novels about falling in love, that I have noticed a pattern: boy meets girl, they find each other attractive but don't say anything about it, they have all these cute moments that I would kill to have with an attractive guy, conflict in the form of an ex-girlfriend/boyfriend/family issue/personal issue, conflict gets resolved, they get together in the end, yay!

Slammed isn't like that.

There  is so much conflict that you think there's no way out of it, unless you know there's a sequel. (which there is and I haven't read it yet!) I love a book that makes you scared for what the future brings for the characters, that you can't stop reading because you want to know what happens next, that makes you care for not just the main characters but for everyone else.

Spoiler alert: I cried. And it takes a lot to make me cry.

I know this isn't much of a review but I just wanted everyone to know what a great book Slammed is. I give it 10/5 stars!! (This is my blog, I make up the rules.)


A good way to kick off the birth of this blog is by saying the reason why I started this blog in the first place: I'm panicking.

It all started a few weeks ago. I was reading a book (The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, which is a great book, by the way, but is in no way related to my point. I just wanted to say that I loved the book.) when a realization hit me like a speeding train: I want to write. I want to write a book. I want to write a novel.

Easy enough, right?


I can't think of writing novels! I shouldn't even dare think of writing novels! I have a plan. I finish my pre-med course, take the NMAT, hopefully get into a good medical school, survive, take the board exam, be a doctor. That's my plan. Did you see a 'write a book' anywhere? No. Me too. And this is what's scaring me right now. What if I'm not good enough to be a doctor? I'm not smart. I'm just a mediocre student and I've been wondering how I made it to third year of being a Human Biology student. So okay, maybe I haven't failed any of my subjects (yet. I still have 3 semesters to go. I don't want to jinx it.) and that probably means I'm doing something right, but going to school when you love what you're doing shouldn't feel like a task right?

I feel like all my classmates are way ahead of me. They're so ready and geared up for medical school while I'm still deciding. I tell myself  I WANT TO BE A DOCTOR!!! when I'm having doubts, and that worked for the past 2 and a half years, but now, not so much. I'm so scared. I don't want to disappoint anybody but I don't want to disappoint myself either. I don't want future me to hate past me because she didn't have the balls to stand up for what she wanted. But I also don't want future me to look back at past me and be like, "You made the wrong choice, dude. You should've become a doctor."

A friend I confided about this told me that maybe I'm just having a quarter life crisis (is that a thing?) and maybe I should wait until I'm done with my pre-med and see if I still feel the same. That's 1 and a half year to go.

So in order to keep myself sane, I made this blog.

Also, I love to read. I don't know how that relates to anything I just said, but I just wanted to share. I might post book reviews once in awhile, although I'm not good at reviewing. It's probably just going to be like "OMG THIS IS AMAZING ASDFGHJKL." I don't have anyone to fangirl over books with, so I guess this blog will do.

I don't know how to end this post! I'll think of an awesome catchphrase later.