Archive for July, 2010
Photos of My Life No. 6: My Favorite Non-Fiction Book
Posted on: 20th of July 2010 | Under: Geek Talk

For my sixth Photos of My Life, Faye requested a photo of my favorite non-fiction book.

If you don’t already know, I am a bit of a bookworm. For the past couple of months, I have set aside shopping for clothes, shoes and makeup, and replaced it with trips to the bookstore instead. Every single week I buy about two to three new books to add to my reading pile. It’s such an expensive hobby (which is why I love book sales and coupons!), but something I just can’t seem to live without. My goal of books to read this year is fifty, and I’m glad to say that I am already on my thirty-first book. That’s already past my twenty-seven books for the whole of 2009. :)

Most of my reads are fiction, but I do pick up several non-fictions from time to time. My current favorite is Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love.

Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

I read Eat Pray Love two years ago, and it was one exciting book that I just couldn’t put down. It was a delight to experience the author’s path to self-discovery through her adventures of food, travel, love and inner peace. A book filled with both humor and positive life realizations. It made me itch to pack my bags and go on a year-long travel around the world.

The movie adaptation of the book coming in August is definitely something that I’m looking forward to. I normally find movie versions of my favorite books a letdown, but I think experiencing Eat Pray Love visually would still be a nice treat for a travel junkie like me.

What about you guys? What’s your favorite non-fiction book? :)

** For more photo requests, please comment in my Photos of My Lifepost. **

 

Photos of My Life No. 5: My Favorite Outfit
Posted on: 10th of July 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

For my fifth set of Photos of My Life, Ate Janz requested a photo of my favorite outfit.

My fashion style is mostly on the safe side. I prefer buying classic pieces that won’t go out of style, so about eighty percent of my wardrobe consists of plains and basics. I don’t have a lot of printed stuff. However, I do have one printed dress that I really really like.

My leopard print bubble dress:

My Favorite Outfit 1

Leopard print bubble dress (SM Department Store), paired with my comfy brown flats (Rubi/Cotton On) and necklace (which I made).

It’s such a comfy and versatile dress. I can wear it on a casual stroll at the mall with a pair of flats, or for a night out of drinks and dancing paired with killer heels. Even my sister likes it. She has one too, which she wore during our ROM. :)

I love SM! They’re always stocked with gorgeous clothes and accessories at affordable prices. I grabbed this dress as soon as I laid my eyes on them. I just knew it was a keeper! =P

Anyway, because of this photo project, I ended up having a mini photo shoot with the husband earlier. =D

My Favorite Outfit 2

Photo by: scrufus.

 

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A Girl’s Guide to Life by Katie Meier
Posted on: 7th of July 2010 | Under: Geek Talk

Received my first complimentary book from BookSneeze a few weeks ago. I currently have a stack of books waiting to be read, but I put them aside for a day and picked this up instead.

A Girl’s Guide to Life is filled with pointers on dealing with various adolescent issues. Divided into three sections (Mind, Body and Soul), it has answers to questions most teenage girls are generally afraid (or shy) to ask about. From family, self-esteem and pressure, to boys, love and sex. It’s a simple guide for teens to deal and live their adolescent years wisely and worry-free.

Now, for a twenty-seven year old, this book had very little impact on me. However, if I was presented with this book a decade or so earlier, then I’m sure it would’ve served as my teenage life bible of some sort. =P