Friday, January 3, 2014

Books Read 2013

I kept a list of what I read last year... so here it is. I didn't put the author or anything, but I guess it should be easy enough to find on Goodreads. It's a bit messy, but I'm pretty proud of the overall list.

1) Percy Jackson and The Lightning thief
2)   Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters
3)   Percy Jackson and The Titans Curse
4)   Percy Jackson and The Battle of the Labyrinth
5)   Percy Jackson: The Demigod files
6)   Percy Jackson and The Last Olympian
7)   Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero
8)   Heroes of Olympus: Son of Neptune
9)   Heroes of Olympus: Mark of Athena
10)   The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid
11)   The Kane Chronicles: Throne of Fire
12)   The Kane Chronicles: The Serpent’s Shadow
13)   Star Wars: Lando Calrissan: Mindharp of Sharu
14)   City of Bones
15)   Divergent
16)   Insurgent
17)   City of Ashes
18)   City of Glass
19)   City of the Fallen Angels
20)   City of Lost Souls
21)   Free Four: Tobias tells the story
22)   I’d tell you I love you, but then I’d have to kill you
23)   Hallowed
24)   Artemis Fowl
25)   Artemis Fowl The Artic Incident
26)   Artemis Fowl The Eternity Code
27)   Artemis Fowl The Opal Deception
28)   Artemis Fowl The Lost Colony
29)   Artemis Fowl The Time Paradox
30)   Artemis Fowl The Atlantis Complex
31)   Artemis Fowl The Last Guardian
32)   The Perks of Being a Wallflower
33)   Quantum Prophecy
34)   Quantum Prophecy: The Gathering
35)   Quantum Prophecy: The Reckoning
36)   The Demigod Diaries
37)   Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia
38)   Book of Happiness
39)   Beautiful Creatures
40)   Cross my heart and hope to spy
41)   Alex Rider Stormbreaker
42)   Alex Rider Point Blanc
43)   Alex Rider Skeleton Key
44)   Alex Rider Eagle Strike
45)   Alex Rider Scorpia
46)   Alex Rider Ark Angel
47)   Alex Rider Snakehead
48)   Alex Rider Crocodile Tears
49)   Alex Rider Scorpia Rising
50)   The Host
51)   The Hunger Games (reread)
52)   The Hunger Games Catching Fire (reread)
53)   The Hunger Games Mockingjay (reread)
54)   I am Number Four
55)   The Power of Six
56)   Rise of Nine
57)   Gods and Warriors
58)   iBoy
59)   Legend
60)   Eon
61)   Eona
62)   Son of Sobek
63)   Prodigy
64)   Warm Bodies
65)   Dead Spy Running
66)   Eye of the World
67)   Matched
68)   Crossed
69)   Reached
70)   Fault in our stars
71)   Looking for Alaska
72)   Safe Haven
73)   The Notebook
74)   Clockwork Angel
75)   Clockwork Prince
76)   Clockwork Princess
77)   Maximum Ride: Angel Experiment
78)   Bane Chronicles: What Really Happened in Peru
79)   Bane Chronicles: The Runaway Queen
80)   Bane Chronicles: Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale
81)   The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Reread)
82)   The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes (Reread)
83)   The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass (Reread)
84)   City of the Fallen Angels (Reread)
85)   City of the Lost Souls (Reread)
86)   Star Wars: Truce at Bakura
87)   The Maze Runner
88)   The Scorch Trails
89)   Harry Potter and the Socerer’s Stone (Reread)
90)   Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Reread)
91)   Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Reread)
92)   Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Reread)
93)   Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Reread)
94)   Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Reread)
95)   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Reread)
96)   The Death Cure
97)   Divergent (Reread)
98)   Insurgent (Reread)
99)   Unwind
100)                 Unwholly
101)                 Alex Rider: Stormbreaker (Reread)
102)                 Unstrung
103)                 Star Wars: Thrawn Trilogy: Heir to the Empire
104)                 Of Mice and Men
105)                 Pendragon: The Merchant of Death
106)                 Pendragon: The Lost City of Faar
107)                 Hush, Hush
108)                 Crescendo
109)                 Silence
110)                 Finale
111)                 Midnight Heir
112)                 Unearthly (Reread)
113)                 Hallowed (Reread)
114)                 Boundless
115)                 Lux Series: Obsidian
116)                 Lux Series: Shadows
117)                 Lux Series: Opal
118)                 Lux Series: Onyx
119)                 Lux Series: Origin
120)                 Delirium
121)                 Requiem
122)                 Pandemonium
123)                 Fallen
124)                 Torment
125)                 Passion
126)                 Heroes of Olympus: House of Hades
127)                 Rapture
128)                 Vampire Academy
129)                 Frostbite
130)                 Shadow Kiss
131)                 Blood Promise
132)                 Spirit Bound
133)                 Last Sacrifice
134)                 Allegiant
135)                 Bloodlines
136)                 Golden Lily
137)                 Indigo Spell
138)                 Abandon
139)                 Alex (Delirium Short Story)
140)                 Alex Rider 10: Russian Roulette
141)                 The Time Keeper
142)                 Champion
143)                 Shatter Me
144)                 UnSouled
145)                 Homecoming
146)                 Fall of Five
147)                 The Book Thief
148)                 Uglies
149)                 Pretties
150)                 The Fiery Heart
151)                 Specials
152)                 Extras
153)                 Animal Farm
154)                 World At War
155)                 CHERUB: The Recruit
156)                 CHERUB: Class A
157)                 CHERUB: Maximum Security
158)                 CHERUB: The Killing
159)                 CHERUB: Divine Madness
160)                 CHERUB: Man vs. Beast
161)                 CHERUB: The Fall
162)                 CHERUB: Mad Dogs
163)                 CHERUB: The Sleepwalker
164)                 CHERUB: The General
165)                 CHERUB: Brigands M.C.
166)                 CHERUB: Shadow Wave
167)                 CHERUB: People’s Republic
168)                 CHERUB: Guardian Angel
169)                 CHERUB: Black Friday
170)                 CHERUB: Dark Sun
171)                 The Selection
172)                 The Prince
173)                 The Elite
174)                 Need
175)                 Captivate
176)                 Entice
177)                 Endure
178)                 The Kill Order

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Goodbye 2013. Here's my New Year Resolutions.

It's been a little over two years since I made this blog.

Happy late blogoversary to me, I guess. I don't know the exact date.

Lately there has been less time to post, less time to review books, less time to do anything but school work. I guess that's how it is in high school. But 2013 has been a good year for me. How's yours?

We don't celebrate Christmas, so I get jealous over all the fandom merchandise my online friends get. But that's not to say my holidays aren't enjoyable. I'm back home right now, and I went shopping and doing all the things I miss doing like going to the water park and such. I got a Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean shirt and a Mockingjay watch. And yes, it's sunny here. It's always sunny.

Anyway, here's my new year resolutions. I'd love to see yours, so comment below if you posted one on your blog so I can check it out. Tell me how your Christmas was too- and I hope 2014 will be awesome for you!

My New Year Resolutions

  1. Run a mile under eight minutes.
  2. Do twenty push ups continuously.
  3. Learn 1,000 Latin words.
  4. Continue learning French, and try other languages like Russian just because it's so cool.
  5. Practice the guitar well enough to be able to press every chord and play every song.
  6. Learn about computers. Hacking's really cool.
  7. Write with my left hand well.
  8. Improve in a sport. Preferably swimming.
  9. Maintain a 4.0 gpa.
  10. Learn to keep a poker face.
  11. Make new friends.
  12. Bring my weight down to 47 kg. That means to break up with food, my one and only love.
  13. Be 165cm tall. I'm so short.
  14. Read 200 books.
  15. Make some money.
  16. Be Happy. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

100 things I'm thankful for.

Time flies. When was the last time I posted?

Anyway, it has been almost exactly two years since I made this blog. I thought I'd do a little late Thanksgiving post listing a hundred things I'm thankful for. It's like little reasons to smile.

I'm thankful for...

  1. You guys commenting on my posts.
  2. Your blogs. They're awesome. Seriously. Even if I forget to comment on your posts. *cringes*
  3. Fate giving me a chance to meet my best friend here- she's a serious bookworm.
  4. How the colors of the leaves turn so beautiful in autumn here. We never get to see this in Thailand.
  5. The cool weather. I'd forgotten what it was like to be sweating.
  6. The internet. It gave me all my fandoms. Great- now I'm just going to start listing them.
  7. Star Wars
  8. Harry Potter
  9. Lord of the Rings
  10. Doctor Who
  11. Percy Jackson
  12. The Mortal Instruments
  13. Divergent 
  14. The Hunger Games
  15. Merlin
  16. Sherlock
  17. Taylor Swift
  18. Legend
  19. Caster Chronicles
  20. Maximum Ride
  21. I am Number Four
  22. Pirates of the Caribbean
  23. Narnia
  24. Disney
  25. Alex Rider
  26. Pendragon
  27. Artemis Fowl
  28. Marvel
  29. The Fault in Our Stars (Nerdfighters)
  30. Les Miz
  31. Maze Runner
  32. Hush Hush
  33. Vampire Academy
  34. Perks of Being a Wallflower
  35. Delirium
  36. The authors and creators of the fandoms above that I just went overboard on listing.
  37. My parents.
  38. My teachers. The awesome ones.
  39. Blogspot for hosting this blog. 
  40. Whoever invented the calculator. It saved my life.
  41. Cake and all the other foods. Seriously. I feel so sorry for the kids without food and water.
  42. Music. 
  43. My kindle. 
  44. My computer. I can't live without it.
  45. Air conditioning and a heater.
  46. A house with a roof.
  47. A comfy bed.
  48. My childhood dolls.
  49. Memories.
  50. The sun. (I'm not running out of things to write. I seriously started realizing how I'll miss the sun when it starts to snow.)
  51. Home. 
  52. The stars and every beautiful thing in nature. 
  53. My new mockingjay watch someone has given me a few days ago. He's awesome.
  54. Socks. They're so comfy and warm I can't imagine going through winter without them. Again, never had this problem in Thailand.
  55. Jennifer Lawrence. I saw Catching Fire last weekend and she deserves ten Oscars.
  56. Colour.
  57. Sleep. After starting high school I realize how much I love it.
  58. My friend back in Thailand who designed the header of this blog.
  59. Facebook- to let me discover people who are just as crazy as I am.
  60. Google. I don't know what I'll do without that website.
  61. A cup of warm milk. 
  62. The sound of rain outside.
  63. Scarves.
  64. Cameras- to take pictures of the little things in life.
  65. Poetry.
  66. Tissues- for wiping my tears.
  67. The floor- for being there when I fall.
  68. Water. 
  69. Table Tennis. I love it.
  70. The night light I had as a kid to scare monsters away and let me sleep in peace.
  71. Every one who genuinely smiles at me.
  72. My brain.
  73. Life. No matter how horrible it can become.
  74. The smell of fresh air after rain.
  75. Candles. I love the way the shadows dance.
  76. My grades. They may not be perfectly straight A+'s but I'm pretty satisfied with them. (Of course, they'll change if I don't stop doing random stuff like this and go study and do homework.)
  77. The trees for giving me tissue paper. Imagine life without tissue paper.
  78. Ideas flowing through my head.
  79. The clock for telling me I still have a bit of time to do homework.
  80. The people who promote healthy body image. Teens these days seriously need it.
  81. Tumblr for all the jokes.
  82. Voronda's letter.
  83. Traveling around the world.
  84. Paris. Especially Paris. Can't wait until I speak fluent French.
  85. Greece and Rome's histories. I need to visit those countries before I die.
  86. Beating the school's swimming record by 27 seconds on my birthday.
  87. The lullaby my mother sang to me when I was young- but I don't even remember the words.
  88. New songs.
  89. My hair. People say my gold-streaked hair is my best feature.
  90. My cramps being over.
  91. Fridays.
  92. My imaginary boyfriend from books.
  93. Lotion. I never needed it, but now if I don't use it my skin starts cracking and bleeding.
  94. Hugs.
  95. Time alone.
  96. Summer.
  97. Warm, comfy sweaters.
  98. Everyday internet pictures that makes me smile.
  99. Goodreads. Where I get half of my book recommendations from. 
  100. Finishing this post up because it's almost midnight and I haven't started homework.
So guys, I hoped you liked that! May the Force be with you! :)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

House of Hades BY RICK RIORDAN Review

This review will contain two parts: The first without spoilers. The second will have all the spoilers, rants, fangirling, and so on.


Wow. I can't believe I still love Rick Riordan after he put me through Hades.

Summary (Courtesy of Goodreads)

At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.

So. I started reading a Percy Jackson book (again), preparing to have my heart ripped out (again), and end up sobbing throughout the book (again). Yep, it was totally worth the wait. One full year of teasers and everything. I got the last copy out of the bookstore too. Lucky me. To sum up this book in one word: DAM. For non-Percy Jackson fans who don't get that joke, it's pretty much phenomenal. 

I mentioned before that a flaw (if I must state one) of the Heroes of Olympus books is the jumble of characters. Introducing a lot of new characters in mid-series is always a hard thing to pull off. Well, it’s not really mid-series, since the start of a new series, but to us fans (or only me personally?) we/I think Heroes of Olympus is a continuation of the Percy Jackson series. That’s why I was really angry that the Lost Hero didn’t have Percy inside, and at first I honestly thought I picked up the wrong book. We didn’t really care about the new characters as much as the old ones (Percy, Annabeth, Nico, etc.), with perhaps the exception of Leo. Fangirls totally love him. He’s the best new character Uncle Rick made.

In House of Hades, the mess cleared up and the new characters are much more likeable. I can’t go exactly into details without spoilers though, but I will say that each and every character, especially the new ones, seems to grow very well.

So, what exactly are some flaws in the House of Hades? Not a lot can be said (without spoilers at least). But I think it’s kind of weird that each new character have their own chapter to shine and they develop so much in that part… and the rest, they’re just there, helping out, but never really that important anymore. And maybe it’s just me, but I’d like to see some more romance. I never thought I’d say that, but Percy and Annabeth’s journey through Tatarus wouldn’t go as it had without their love for each other. I don’t see that a lot. I know Percy had some encouraging comments, Annabeth is worried for Percy, a few kisses, but still.

Everything seemed... ordered in this book. They face a problem, it was really hard and they can't use their fighting skills to defeat it, then they come up with an Athena-worthy way to defeat it, then they move on to the next problem. 

The theme of this book... I'm always looking for what I learnt from a book. This one was awesome. The hardest part of a war is learning to let someone else take the sword for you. At least, that's the hardest part for someone that's not evil.

I feel so sorry for Percy and Annabeth. I think they're like, the best heroes ever. They should be having a tour through disney land (okay, maybe not), not a tour through Tatarus. They're kids. With so much responsibility it could break them. But they went on. Ah. Young love.

To wrap the non-spoiler part up, this is an amazing book, but personally I loved Mark of Athena more. Maybe it’s because it left me crying harder. Rick is correct: no cliffhanger is worse than Mark of Athena. So while I’m looking forward to the next book, I’m not dying for it.


Now this is where the fun begins.

Seriously, Uncle Rick? Do you have to rub it in our faces?
Let's do a character analysis!

Starting with the seven.

Percy- of course, our favorite demigod is back.
Annabeth- as awesome as always.
Jason- well, now we finally get to know what's going on inside his head and what he thinks of everyone saying he's the "golden boy". I like him better. Oh, and now he doesn't seem as much of a rule follower as before. I'm also glad he chose Greek. 
Piper- she starts off in the book duck-taped. About a quarter through the book she starts becoming helpful in her one chapter to shine. After that, then meh. Her charm and her growing sword skills are fine, so I guess I'm starting to like her more.
Leo- him. I love him. Seriously. Now I totally ship him and Calypso. OTP worthy relationship. "That didn't happen" and "okay". Oh my gosh. And it shows how, without his humor, the seven wouldn't be very happy. He matured a lot.
Frank- Okay, he became more handsome. That's cool, I guess. And Ares/Mars yelling inside his head... gods, that must be annoying.
Hazel- So. She became a sorceress. That's awesome. I loved how she played a bigger role in closing the Doors of Death. And Hectate turned up! I'm not sure what to think about the goddess though. I guess I'll just stick with Hazel's opinion. I never loved her, but now I definitely like her more.

Other characters

Nico- ah, it kind of pains me to see this boy like this. He's fourteen. I'm surprised Rick put a homosexual character in a children's book, but I'm glad he did. I always loved him, but now for some reason I like him even more. It's especially heartbreaking to see how he starts off as this innocent, happy boy playing mythomagic to this pale, brooding person who lost his sister and went through tatarus and had to live with the fact that someone he loves is going through tatarus.
Coach Hedge- Awww, a baby! I thought he was going to betray them when we first saw him send those messages, but I'm glad he didn't. Mellie and Hedge is just so sweet.

Somethings I thought about:
-I wonder what happened to Arachne. 
-Hey, I want a prophecy. I get it, you're following a big one, but can't we have a small one?
-Nico's POV would be very interesting. 
-So... everybody's happy? No one dies? I'm very happy that they have a happy ending, don't get me wrong. But despite all the change inside each character, no one dies or obtain any physical damage. I was positively terrified when Annabeth went blind, and I thought it would stay that way. I know it's going to be horrible, but that would make it a good story. (Still, if she did go blind forever, I would curse Rick.)
Also, Percy and Annabeth isn't that worse for wear after coming out of Tatarus. It left Nico shattered, and he practically lived among the dead. I know Percy's a *stronger* demigod than Nico, but still. This is a horrifying experience.
-Foreshadowing was obvious. They talked about Bob, Bob came. After that it didn't play around much with foreshadowing. Some things were a bit predictable. I knew that when Leo met Calypso, they would fall in love even though they didn't like each other at first sight.
-I find it too much of a coincidence for both of them to be at the doors of death at the same time, considering the fact that even time in Tatarus doesn't flow the same way as time in the mortal world. So unless there is some divine force (not impossible) making them come at the same time, it seems a bit fake. But I didn't think about that during the book; it didn't trip my mind over or anything. I just thought about its weirdness afterwards.
-I know it's a children's book, but do bad guys always have to talk before doing something. You know it just gives time for the opponent to do something.
-I can't keep track of everything that happens in the book. All the names and places are really hard for me to remember in order. Of course, I remember the highlights (Leo and Calypso, Percy and Annabeth with Damasen, etc.) Still, all the fast paced and action packed events are what makes the book so fun.
-As much as I hate to say this, I think Leo is gonna die when he swore "An oath to keep with the final breath." Jason is gonna go ahead a fulfill the line "to storm (or fire) the world must fall." But Rick hinted this a bit, so I guess it's not really going to happen that way since prophecies never turn out the way we expected it to.

Little things fangirls notice:
-Reyna gets her last name. Yay!
-Hello, Grover and Rachel! It's awesome to see them even if they're in a dream.
-Again, we notice how easy it was for the gods to get away with things even after they swear on River Styx. Like how Zeus sired Thalia and got away with it. Calypso is still marooned on the island and nothing seems to be happening to the gods.
-Rachel kept the blue brush! 
-Connor Stoll burns M&M's to his dad. That's adorable.
-The word "homosexual" or "gay" isn't used in this book. 

So, the countdown starts again to the Blood of Olympus. Leave a comment below and may the gods be with you!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

I'm Back With Pictures That Will Make You Smile

So I've been MIA lately... Wow. When was the last time I posted? Oh right, Wolverine review. A month or so ago. So much has happened since then. No, I'm not dead. Yes, I'm thinking about blogging everyday. I hope you guys are still there.

Life has been crazy for me lately. I have so much to do, but I don't want to stop posting, so I thought I'd just pop in and say hi for a moment. Talk about fandom news and my personal life.

So, what's new?

I've read so much more books. I've moved to a new country. I started freshman in a new school. Everything is different. The only thing that remains the same is my good old fandoms. Of course, I've gained some new ones too.

I still haven't watched City of Bones and Sea of Monsters, which is totally freaking me out right now. I need to watch it. Almost as much as I need air to breathe. I also really got into the Fault in our Stars. I've read it a long time ago, but you can blame Troye Sivan for making the song based on the book that got me bursting into tears. You've got to listen to it. I don't think I talked about the Maze Runner Trilogy in this blog too. The books are amazing. You can just feel the character's pain at the end of the Trilogy. Their suffering reminded me of the Hunger Games- how they will always carry the weight of sorrow in them for the rest of their lives, but they lived on. This morning, I was also thinking about the Matched Trilogy. And you can't forget Unwind. That trilogy deserves more recognition. Oh, and Legend. Anyway, I'm on my 120th book this year. At the end of the year I'll post the list of books I read.

And did you hear that Harry Potter is going to have a new movie? Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them? THE HARRY POTTER FANDOM IS REBORN!

On the other hand, I feel like crying under my bed, not only because I haven't watched City of Bones, but because City of Ashes is being postponed. Not a good day for the Mortal Instruments fans.

But my other fandoms are not disappointing me. I'm excited for Catching Fire. Shailene Woodley looks great in the new Divergent stills, and I can't wait for Allegiant, the final book in the series. Woodley is also playing the The Fault In Our Stars. Awesome. I can't wait for the Maze Runner movie. And no, I didn't forget Desolation of Smaug. Taylor Swift's new song- Sweet than Fiction- is coming out soon and I can't wait. So that pretty much sums up my fandom life.

I've gained so many new friends when I moved here. Here meaning Pakistan. Did I mention that? Anyway, here they seem to love books more than back in Thailand. I'm delighted. I've got friends to fangirl with. Not a lot of Star Wars fans though. Anyway, everyone here seems to be pretty strong in English, unlike back in my country where English is a second language to everyone, including me. But I'm doing fine in English class, except for that fact that I unfortunately do not have much appreciation of the classical books. I've tried to love them, but honestly, I can't get through The Scarlet Letter without sleeping. Maybe I'll understand someday. I loved Of Mice and Men though. Anyway, the teacher thought I was pretty good in class and gave me an extra book to read at home... which is another classic.

The other subjects, however, came easier for me. I felt like I already learnt all the stuff. I moved up to French 10 because I already learnt the textbook the grade 9 were using. That means I had to mess with my schedule and move my PE class to learn with the juniors, which is totally fine because we're learning Physical Fitness. It's much better than PE. We learn how to keep fit through our adult life, and we can play whatever sports we want unlike how PE just lets us learn the concepts and each team sport. I moved to learn Chem/Physics with grade 10 too. That's fine since in my old school we do Chem/Physics in grade 9, not Earth/Bio. Oh, and I also moved my art class (I'm horrible at art, but at least not everyone here is that great either). And there's Math. I was really bored in math 9 so I took the final exam and went to Math 10. I love the grade 10 teacher. I hate math, but the teacher here's amazing. He gave out sweets and welcomed us during lunch time and after school if we don't understand anything. I came after school on my first day in Math 10 and he dedicated an hour or so to explaining it only for me. That's why I aced my math test. In History class, I already learnt the things the teacher taught us. The teacher's really awesome, though. I just sit through the class learning about things I already know. History's fascinating. Trench warfare in WWI, French Revolution, and all that stuff.

I joined the swim team, like I did in my old school. The difference is that I totally sucked there, and here I swim as fast as the senior boys. Wow. Ping Pong here is the same, though. I played and won and everything. At first the boys were reluctant to play with me- since this is Pakistan, a male dominated country, and boys and girls don't really mix. But after awhile they loosened up and it was fun. It's almost like my old school. I'm joining the yearbook club so I can do photoshop, which I haven't done in awhile due to my mounting piles of homework. I'm also gonna do NaNoWriMo. I haven't had a good writing exercise in awhile. I don't even know what's going to happen the novel I'm writing right now. Oh, and I'll be joining MUN. I don't know about the choir, though. It'll be nice to go into many clubs, since it's good for university and all, but I'm a bit shy about my voice.

Despite everything being so nice here, I still feel like I belong in Thailand. Which is probably understandable, but I haven't told my parents since I chose to come here in the first place. I don't regret my decision, but I still feel loyal to my old school and I don't have any interest in making this school famous through sports or whatever. My old friends from Thailand moved on, but I still keep in touch with some best friends.

There's some violence in this country, but honestly I think it's exaggerated on the news. I've seen a particularly bloody car crash, but you find that in many countries in the world. Africa was worse. On the whole, I'm happy here. I've got a great room (I keep everything very neat) and last Friday night I sat out in the stars eating barbecue and all that. I've got friends. Even if I don't, my books and fandoms are there for me. Sure, I've got so much chores to do. Sure, homework is crazy (I should really be getting into it now). But it's okay. I write stupid song lyrics, chat and smile with my old friend Bill, paint my nails, have a few rounds on my airsoft gun (courtesy of my brother), read, and do whatever it is I usually do.

Anyway, I'm sure you're all bored of me talking about my personal life. Have you smiled today? I've gotta post some random pictures that'll make you smile.

I'll leave you with my favorite picture right there. I wish it shows Maze Runner. Star Wars and LOTR is a bit before my generation though, but that doesn't mean I don't like it.

Anyway, I hoped you smile. Please leave a comment below; it makes my day. May the Force be with you!