Monday, August 04, 2014

July Favorites

Go Book Yourself. If you're looking for more books to read, I suggest you this website, which basically gives you a good variety of book recommendations.

Pic Monkey. It's an online photo editing site. I stumbled upon this website while looking for something that could help me create a collage for my Pittsburgh trip. It's free and you don't need to sign up!

Starting Over Again. It's a movie from the Philippines, starring Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga. I judge Pinoy movies based on their trailers and if I like them, sure, I'll watch it. And this movie right here, I knew that I wanted to watch it as soon as I saw the trailer from one of the movie dates that Tom and I had. Unfortunately, the movie came out a week after I left the Philippines, so I had to wait for the digital copy to come out. More on the movie, it reminded me of 500 Days of Summer, one of my favorite movies of all time, because it's a story about love but not exactly a love story. Filipino or not, I highly recommend this movie. It made me laugh and cry!

The Raid 2. If you're into action like me, this movie is for you. If not, then your father, brother, boyfriend or best bud might appreciate this movie like I did! It's the second instalment for The Raid Redemption. It has exceptional hand to hand combats, blood and more blood than the first movie. Believe me, it is really great. Watch out for the fight scene in the kitchen!

I can't pick one song! Each song came from different genres that made it hard for me to pick.

Valentine by Lotte Mullan that brings you back into the old times!
I love listening to synthpop. I find it really relaxing and chill. Having a mix sang by James Vincent McMorrow makes it even more appealing. 
I can't remember when I first heard this song but I only found out the title last week! The music video, lyrics and everything about it is A+!
Book: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.  Mystery novel. Vividly written. It was almost as if I'm being taken into another world with each word. Twice when I shook the book out of disbelief! This novel was made into a British drama film. It was okay. The actresses were lovely! If I'm not mistaken, a girl from Game of Thrones portrayed one of the main characters of the book.
Revlon Magic De-crease Eyelid Primer. It leaves a light tint and sometimes I'd wear it as it is. It does the work for holding that eye makeup!
Essie - Sand Tropez. I wore this twice last month. It's beige but when I go color blind I see it as lavender. Lol


  1. Love the Essie Sand Tropez,its one of my favorite.
    Lovely blog


    1. Thank you, Blair! Beautiful name by the way!

  2. I love pic monkey too, I use it for my photos|

  3. I love The Raid 2, too. Great movie! I love the scene in a train when a lady using a couple of hammer to kill a japanese ^^

    1. Yeah, it would be hard to mess with her. Haha Welcome to blogging, Janice! I couldn't find where to comment on your blog!

    2. I know, a few days ago I stuck because I don't know to show the comment box on my blog :( but finally it shows up \m/

  4. Do you use Goodreads? How does it compare to Go Book Yourself? (btw, "book recommendations by humans, because algorithms are so 1984" HAHA that's really good) Another fun book recommendation I found is The Book Seer. I actually haven't used it before, because my To-Read list is 68 books long, but I really like the layout. // Have you listened to Kodaline's cover of Latch? Gahh you've reminded me of my love for James Vincent McMorrow :') I actually haven't heard that song or the remix, so thanks for the share!! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

    1. I do! I added you on Goodreads. Compared to Goodreads, it lacks the reader's interaction with one another, but I do like Go Book Yourself's theme. I actually have over a hundred books To-Read. Haha I'm listening to it right now! It's pretty good! Youtube has a lot of gems. Thank you, Audrey!

  5. what a great post! thanks for recommending those sites! I'm always looking for good books to read!



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