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Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor | Book Review

It’s been so long since I last did a book review and I would be so happy to review this book by Melissa Kantor! Let’s start right away! 

Book Review: Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor 

Published by: HarperTeen 

Genre: Contemporary YA

The story: 

Zoe and Olivia have been best friends since they can remember – they do everything together, they danced together, they planned the future together. Then Olivia is diagnosed with leukemia and everything is so uncertain. Zoe tries her best to be there for Olivia and treat her normally as she continues to get treatment, misses school and seem to continually get weaker but it becomes hard for her with how everything changes and how she is supposed to continue living in a forward motion when things with Olivia are so uncertain. 

Review: 

I honestly liked the book so much, especially the main characters, Olivia and Zoe. Their friendship is INSANE. And that’s what I like about the book, the honest friendship. Their friendship of course is not perfect, has its ups and downs but what matters is that it’s real.

I admire Zoe for being there for Olivia at all times. She did everything for her best friend. Many reviews told that they didn’t like Zoe but I’m the other way around. I liked her so much, she’s so realistic and she’d really be a good best friend in real life! However, Olivia is strong as well. She did her best to fight cancer, to still live with her best friend Zoe and dance again together. 

I almost had to put the book down in first parts of the story but good thing I didn’t! I managed to finish the book in just one sitting and oh god the feels! If you like John Green’s and Nicholas Sparks’ books, then you should absolutely try this one! 

I give this story 4 stars. There has got to be more. When I was reading, I was waiting for a strong impact that will help me get to connect in the book so much. But sadly it didn’t. Overall, it’s good and a must-read! 

Have you read this book? Share your feels in the comments down below! 

I’ll see you in next post, bye! 

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Talkish Thursday: Love and Kindness

Hello everyone! I wasn’t really planning to do a Talkish Thursday post today but it’s the last Thursday of February and I don’t wanna miss a single Talkish Thursday post which happens every month. So here you go! 

Talkish Thursday: Love and Kindness

How long has it been since you last gave food to someone out in the street who needs it? How long has it been since you last talked to your so-called friends or best friends that sadly betrayed you? How long has it been since you’ve been kind to someone? 

Maybe your answer’s a minute ago, a month ago, a year ago, yesterday or what. And I salute you if your answer was a minute ago. 

Last week in our ESP (Values) class, we studied about love and kindness. And the two are likely the same. The quote that our teacher said to us was:

How can you love God whom you have not seen and hate your brother and sister who you see everyday? 

My reaction to that was “right. How can I really love God if I have hate for my brothers and sisters?” That moment, I realized that my love for God wasn’t right. Because I do sometimes hate other people. And at that moment as well, I was willing to change my interaction with other people to truly love Him.

The first step of it is being kind. Kindness. That’s the answer. But now questions keep on rushing, right? Like..

  1. What if they fool me? 
  2. What if they hurt me? 
  3. What if they make fun of my kindness behind my back? 

I ask you not to worry. As Grace in God’s Not Dead 2 said, 

“I’d rather be judged by the world and stand with God, than be judged by God and stand with the world.”

That clearly explains everything. Whether they hate you or they make fun of you, at least you’ve been kind and you’ve showed that you love them in the simplest possible way. Kindness will be your defense mechanism to judgmental people, I believe that.

And whenever you’re feeling angry, just walk away and get some air. If you talk to someone angry and you’re angry, that will lead to so much misunderstanding. Just be patient and everything will be okay.

It would be so nice to see the world with so much kindness in everyone, with love and hope and faith. So let’s start spreading love to everyone! 

Thanks for reading and I hope you’re happy wherever you are right now. See you! x

Late Valentine’s Post

Hello everyone! I’ve been inactive for like a week now, I’m absolutely sorry! Many things were happening and one of it is.. we have no internet connection. Bummer, I know. 

But hey, I’d like to greet you all a Happy Valentine’s Day even though it is 5 days late. I hope you spent Valentine’s day great with your loved ones.

My teacher once told to us that Valentine’s is spreading love all throughout. Not just with your boyfriends or girlfriends, but with your friends, family, enemies and the whole world. That is the essence of Valentine’s day. 

And oh, let me tell you a life update. I will be playing Fantine (from Les Misérables) in our school play!! It’s not an easy job, to be honest. But I’ve been practicing a lot to hit the high notes and to get the right acting. I will tell you more about it maybe soon! The play will be next week so I need to practice and practice and practice.

I’ll catch up with your posts when we got our internet back! Stay safe and have a fun weekend! 

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Watch Me Fall

To the people who wants me to fall, then watch me fall. Watch me as I cry out loud, as I break my heart, watch me as the tears don’t stop falling from my eyes, watch me as I can’t take it anymore and is ready to give up. Look at me and watch me.

Are you done? Are you satisfied with what you saw? Do you feel okay that I feel bad? Do you feel happy as I feel sad… and broken and sick? Did watching me fall make you contented, did it make you feel at ease? 

Sure, you can feel all the happiness in the world. But one thing I can say to you is that I will never fall again. You can say everything you want right now– but I will never fall again. And if I’m about to fall, I’ll do my best to stand up and smile. Because at that moment when I’m falling and you’re grinning at me, is the moment that I watch you fall as well. And all I could feel for you is pity.

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This is dedicated to my friends. Stay strong. God bless us all. 

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Valiant Blogger Award

Woah. So my blogging sis Liz C. created an award and actually nominated me. I honestly can’t believe it. It is an honour. I think I’m not worthy of this award but still, I’ll do it. 

Valiant Blogger Award

So here’s the link to Hall of Valor, which is a list on other bloggers posts about this award. I honestly enjoyed reading blogposts about this, and I ended up following new blogs. 

In 200 words or less, share about the greatest challenge in your life and HOW you got through it. 

Honestly, I’m not sure on what is the greatest challenge in my life, yet. Maybe I already passed through it or maybe it still hasn’t come. 

But here’s one– anxiety. I suffered from it (I still do at times). If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that this blog is for my anxiety as well. The last time I had a panic attack, t’was midnight, and I honestly don’t know what to do. I was bullied, not exactly bullied but I was being talked about behind my back in social media. It was on my fan account and we had a group chat. (I think I did a blogpost about this before.) Our group chat was going so well and nice ’til newcomers ruined it all. I didn’t hate them, but I disliked the fact that I had a panic attack because of them. It’s been years since I last got one, and just because of a groupchat, I experienced one again. I never wanted to experience panic attack again simply because it wasn’t the best experience ever. That night, my world seemed to be so narrow and so dark and my hands sweaty and my knees trembling and I can’t breathe.

But I just let my panic attack to finish. I’ve read in an article that just let your panic attack be finished and stay calm as possible. And I did it. When I got back to normal, I immediately apologised to her even if I did nothing wrong. And that was a great move because she accepted my apology and she apologised as well.

Another thing that I suffer from is self-rejection, up until now. And I hate, really really hate myself for hating myself- for rejecting myself. I often get so unproductive because I always think that people don’t like me anyways, why would I do that? It happened to me in blogging. Last 2016, I was so unproductive, even in blogging. And I must say that it was my darkest times (so far). I didn’t post for months last year ’cause I thought no one reads it anyway. Why would I still write? Why would I still put time and effort? Who would read this nonsense? Nobody even likes me though. 

And I hate myself for being so ridiculous. I shouldn’t have thought of that. And I only realised what I was doing when I attended Live Pure Conference which tackled  about destiny, with God and with other things. Attending that conference was probably one of the best decision I’ve made last 2016. It made me realise that I was wrong, and that I should stop rejecting myself. Everything is going smooth and fine now, which is I’m really thankful of.

Give one piece of advice to people who are struggling with something in their life. 

Hey, you. Yes, you. No matter how rough you are going through right now, I advise you to stay. Stay in the same path, in the same direction, stay in the good one and never ever ever give up. If you found a boulder that’s clearly blocking your good path, make a way to pass through it. Never run away from it, because running away from it will make it worse when you face another boulder that’s bigger than the first one. Take things slowly, calmly and surely. 

There will always be other people who’s gonna bring you down and laugh as you fall. But remember the good people beside you, remember their smiling faces as they hope for you to stay strong as you pass through your own challenges.

Stay beautiful, stay strong, stay faithful for you are God’s beloved.

I nominate these people below– the ones who have been really close to me and the bloggers that I really love. I’d love to know your story.

hangoutwithlucia

Mental Catastrophe

Write, Ally! Write!

Life with Dannielle

Kate Gold

Miss Pineapple

Just A Blank Space

Zoel Hernandez

boundlessblessingsblog
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To my blogging sis, Liz, I really enjoyed writing this post. Thanks again for nominating me to do this award.

Thanks for reading. See you again next post and I hope you’re happy wherever you are. x

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January Favourites 2017

Hey everyone! It’s so good to be back! Not that I really left but, I have completed all the school works to do, which is a great accomplishment! 

January has been a great start for me, I hope it did for you all as well. Though I almost gave up this January, but I still kept on going. So here, I’d love to share the things I loved this month. 

This one’s a freebie from Eveready. It is a lamp and I use it whenever my kittens are sleeping in my room. I honestly love this one, so useful!

This was given to me by Rain, a Christmas gift. I displayed it on my table and I really love it!

This Tily Hand Wash and Moisturiser is absolutely my favourite! And it smells so good! I don’t know where my mum got it, I just found it at home. 

This Nivea Creme is my go-to moisturizer this month! I bring this whenever I have sleepovers plus it can fit through my pocket! I absolutely love this one!

Last one is this Nescafé Christmassy Tumblr. I really love this one. I saw it at the store and I immediately grabbed it because of it’s design. 

That’s it for my January Favourites! I hope you enjoyed reading and I hope you’re happy wherever you are right now. See you! x

The Mystery Blogger Award

Hello everyone! So I was nominated by P.S. It’s Peri to do the Mystery Blogger Award which was created by Okoto Enigma. Thank you so much for the nomination, Peri!

Without futher ado, let’s start!

The Mystery Blogger Award

The Award Rules:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. List the rules.

3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.

5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.

6. Answer five questions from the nominee.

7. Nominate anywhere from ten to twenty bloggers.

8. Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog.

9. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question.

10. Share the link to your best post.

  • THREE THINGS ABOUT ME

1. I like weird things and I love being weird.

2. I’m an introvert.

3. I’m a Christian.

1. If you could be one celebrity, who would it be?

– I would love to be Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams or Zoella. I chose Sophie and Maisie because I’d want to cast in the Game of Thrones and be a Stark so bad! And Zoella of course, because she’s honestly my favourite. 

2. What is your favourite book and why? 

– Honestly, I have no favourite book. My mind changes from time to time but my most read book is Shatter Me. And oh, you can’t take away Harry Potter from my heart. 

3. Since I used a Disney GIF up there and mentioned going to Disney World, favourite Disney movie? 

– Defo Beauty and the Beast! I’m actually waiting for the movie! It would be amazing to see Emma Watson in Belle’s yellow dress. 

4. Myers-Briggs type? I’m running out of ideas of questions lol

– INFJ 🙂

5. Fav thing to do when bored? 

– Read. So I can go anywhere I’d like!

That’s it! Thanks for the questions, Peri!

I nominate: 

Mental Catastrophe

OY30

Write Ally, Write!

hangoutwithlucia

Debbie

Liz C.

Lavender

BEXoxoBlog

Charlotte Elisha

Beachygirlmonique

Here are my questions:

  1. If you were given 50 thousand pesos/dollars, what would you do?
  2. Name a place that’s on your bucket list.
  3. State whom you would marry, kiss or kill.
  4. Favourite artist as of the moment?
  5. What would you want to do/be in the future? 

So here it is. Thank you so much for reading! See you!!