Monday, March 28, 2011

The Happiness Truck


This is such a cute video from Coke. We all can use a little happiness in our lives so I'm sharing this video. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Recent Read: Queen of the Babble

Finally finished reading Queen of the Babble


What's It's All About: 

Lizzie Nichols has a problem, and it isn’t that she doesn’t have the slightest idea what she’s going to do with her life, or that she’s blowing her college graduation money on a trip to visit her long-distance boyfriend (of three months) Andrew, instead of using it as the down payment for the cute little Manhattan apartment everyone is expecting her to rent after finding a well-paying job in the city.

Where she’s going to live and how she’s going to support herself in the fall are really the least of Lizzie’s problems right now. Not when she’s got to deal with the fact that she’s done it again. See, Lizzie can’t keep her mouth shut. It’s not just that she can’t keep a secret—she can’t keep anything to herself.

But this time when she opens her big mouth, her good intentions get Andrew in major hot water. Now Lizzie’s stuck in London with no boyfriend and no place to stay until the departure date written on her non-changeable airline ticket.

What’s an American girl with a big mouth—but an equally big heart—to do?

Fortunately there’s Shari, Lizzie’s best friend and college roommate, who’s spending her summer in the south of France, catering weddings with her boyfriend Chaz in a sixteenth century chateau. One call to Shari, and Lizzie’s on a train to Paris. Who cares if Lizzie’s never traveled alone before in her life, and speaks only rudimentary French? One glimpse of gorgeous Chateau Mirac—not to mention gorgeous Luke, Chateau Mirac’s owner—and she’s smitten…

But while most caterers can be trusted to keep a secret, Lizzie’s the exception. And no sooner has the first cork been popped than Luke seems to hate her, the bride is in tears, and it looks like Chateau Mirac is in danger of becoming a lipo-recovery spa. As if things aren’t bad enough, ex-boyfriend Andy shows up looking for closure (or at least a loan), threatening to ruin everything, especially Lizzie’s chance at ever finding real love…

…unless she can figure out a way to use that big mouth of hers to save the day.

My Two Cents

I loved reading this book. Meg Cabot was able to create a character that is funny and adorable at the same time. I mean, come on: a heroine who can't keep anything to herself? That would really be annoying. But not Lizzie Nichols. 

I liked how the story of her and Luke developed as well. I imagine him to be this handsome, well rounded guy who was just going through the flow of day to day life and when he meets Lizzie, he just wasn't the same. It's a heartwarming story that will also make you have a few chuckles along the way. 

And this is why I can't wait to read the sequels: 


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Finally watched RENT


I went with my friend, Mai  to watch RENT at RCBC last Saturday. It was the very first musical play I've seen - not counting the ones I watched in school. It was a great play. It actually made me cry. I gotta be honest. I bought the DVD of this before so I can watch the movie version but I fell asleep. Haha. Anyway, I'm thrilled that at least now I can scratch it off my list of things I want to do.

I now understand why so many people rave about RENT. It has a great soundtrack too. Seasons of Love, La Vie Boheme and No Today But Today are my favorites.

My favorite songs from RENT:


Season of Love 


No Day but Today


La Vie Boheme