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August 8th, 2016 Posted 12:27 am

Fangirling post because I have read so many good books recently. Finished Lang Leav’s Memories as well as Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur today.

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Finished Storm of Swords not long ago and it was so brilliant!! No wonder everyone says it’s the best book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Never thought I would be so hooked but the whole new universe that George R.R. Martin has created is simply beyond incredible.

Storm of Swords starts off with the White Walkers attacking The Night’s Watch and there’s my favourite Daenerys in Astapor scene too but it is the second half that is CRAY CRAY.

Red Wedding > Ygritte dies (“We should have stayed in that cave” omg everything sucks) > Barristan reveals himself to Daenerys (really didn’t see this coming cos it was different in the show) > Purple Wedding > Jon battles the wildings > Tyrion’s trial > The Mountain versus The Red Viper > Jon is Lord Commander > Lysa and the Moon Gate > Lady Stoneheart appears

My jaws dropped at the ending. At a lot of scenes actually. Even though I roughly know what will happen from the show, the writing is damn mind-blowing. Love how Needle is re-introduced!!! I didn’t even realise it was Needle at first… then the reveal is like WOOOO.

He wore three blades on his belt, Arya saw; a longsword on his left hip, and on his right a dagger and a slimmer blade, too long to be a dirk and too short to be a sword.

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Arya went to Polliver and knelt in his blood long enough to undo his swordbelt. Hanging beside his dagger was a slimmer blade, too long to be a dirk, too short to be a man’s sword . . . but it felt just right in her hand.

“You remember where the heart is?” the Hound asked.

She nodded. The squire rolled his eyes. “Mercy.”

Needle slipped between his ribs and gave it to him.

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Off The Map Chelsea Fagan

Read this little book (free on the Kindle store) while in KL to prep myself for my solo trip in Thailand. Loads of great stories and my favourite was from this girl who walked dunno how many kilometres in Africa because she couldn’t pass some border and had to turn all the way back while her friends drove on by themselves.

So she was one of my inspirations who made me go, “If she can do it, why can’t I?”

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Also re-read these two classics days ago because I had a sudden animal craving lol. Was introduced to Animal Farm in school and I think out of all the books we had to study for Literature, it’s still the best and my favourite.

Charlotte’s Web was one of the first few books I ever read if I remember correctly. Funnily enough, it wasn’t a purchase. I think someone had given me a whole bag of old books and it was inside. My book cover isn’t the iconic one with the girl but the obscure one above.

Anyway I cried harder this time than I did as a child at the ending wtf. Like full-on sobbing. Why is my adult self so emotional????

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Also re-read this YA novel called ‘The Way I Used To Be’ (life sure has a way of forcing you to grow up) that made me cry on both readings. You can feel how raw and real the emotions are… And also because I feel like I can relate.

Most of that hate, though, I save for me. No matter what anyone else did or didn’t do, it was ultimately me who gave them permission. I’m the one who’s lying. The coward too afraid to just stop pretending.

The plan was to get better, to feel better, by any means. But I don’t feel better, I feel empty, empty and broken, still. And alone. More alone than ever before.

Pain changes people. All that self-loathing, guilt, confusion, secret anger and resentment, wondering why something has to happen and why you are the only one suffering, wishing for anyone to just understand but nobody will ever do, wondering if your feelings are justified, wanting so desperately to forget and to just stop hurting.

Why, surely you didn’t think I just randomly decided to start drinking excessively for no reason? Or that I suddenly started working doubly, triply hard out of nowhere? Haha please. My previous post is only a very tiny fraction of everything that happened.

Ok said too much, back to my Kindle!

Some things are perfect from start to finish

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April 24th, 2016 Posted 11:09 pm

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So… Descendants of the Sun came to an end last week and it’s one of the few shows that I actually watched from beginning to end. Here’s my obligatory fangirling post 😀 Spoilers obviously. I haven’t seen the 3-part special though!

I was actually quite irritated with Episode 15 which I thought was stupid and unnecessary. Like they were doing stuff only for the shock factor. Knew the guys would come back but I wanted them to stay dead out of spite -_-

But the finale was so perfect, I have no complaints!!! Haven’t felt so satisfied at how a show or book wrapped up in ages. And I loved how they referenced the other episodes in the final scene. Made me so emotional that I cried lol.

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I think the main reason I found the show so enjoyable is because it’s so fast-paced (sometimes even a little too much) so it’s very unlike other draggy K-dramas where it’s just one misfortune after another and lots of women sobbing all the time. Good when you have short attention spans like me.

My favourite scene is definitely the earthquake which spanned three very thrilling episodes. This was like right in the middle of the show and all the scenes that followed kinda went downhill in comparison…

Anyway, it was so heartbreaking when Dr Kang Mo Yeon was made to choose which patient to save or both would die. Loved seeing the military and medical team working together and being so selfless… In fact, the journalists were the pesky ones, trying to get a scoop in such critical times, and it made me feel bad about myself LOL. But well, at least they contributed by donating blood in the end.

Loved the romance between the supporting characters too. It was just as strong and engaging as the main storyline, if not better?

Kinda feel that the epidemic scene in which Myeong Ju nearly died wasn’t intense enough to make us fear that she might really die. I guess that’s the problem with being fast-paced.  But the cafe scene was simply too adorbs for words!!

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Not to forget the awesome soundtracks and the breathtaking setting (yes I know I’ve mentioned this before… someone give the cinematographer an award please?) but it’s really SO beautiful. There are even tours to the filming locations now. Man… quite a bummer that the tranquility of the place will be disturbed by endless tourists now.

Anyway, I know some of the criticism about the show is that it’s too cheesy and unrealistic (both true). But that’s the point of watching fictitious shows, isn’t it? To escape from reality. Life is dry and boring and depressing enough.

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Sadly, Vampire Diaries has become a pile of shit so I haven’t been watching it. Season 7 keeps cutting from past to present to future so for the first time ever, I don’t really understand / can’t follow what’s going on.

Yet I’m not ready to give up on it yet because I love the Salvatores even without Elena. We were all wrong ok… the show was always about the two brothers and not the love triangle. But I’m still hoping that one day there’ll be Delena again. You see la, stubborn or not?