Family, Gaming, Reads

Miss me?

Wow, I haven’t posted in ages! So sorry about that. I’ve just not had anything to talk about, really.

Let’s see, the last time I was here, I said I was going on some sort of diet. So far, I have lost 6 pounds. Yeah, it’s a little slow, but hey, it’s progress. My goal is to reach 111 pounds by Christmas. That’s what they said was the ideal weight for my height. Good thing that Luci, the cynic at heart, is supporting me on this. He even helps me prepare my meals. :) Wish me luck!

I have been playing online games again. And sad enough, I’m back in Nexus. My new mage has already peaked to level 99 and still growing. It’s easier to level there now, since when you first start off, someone higher will leech you in a cave that has good experience. Another game I’m addicted to right now, is Maple Story (MS). It’s really hard to juggle both games, because I like them both, and I can’t play them at the same time. My friend Jamie keeps telling me to stay in MS, but I don’t want to abandon Nexus. We’ll see how time goes.

In the meantime, Luci and I are trying to get our papers ready for the attorney that handles the adoption process. We have a lot to do, but I still wish my nieces were already here. They are already very excited and impatient to get here. Soon, my darlings, soon…

I’m also thinking of getting my cable internet at home again. Luci is also desperate to get his cable TV again. He misses Cartoon Network, hehehe. It’s hard enough getting bored at home when I have three days off.

But, good thing is, I’ve started reading again. I’ve read the first few books of Artemis Fowl lately, and they are very promising. I’ve also found some good reads off the library around the corner of the house. Most of them are young adult adventures, but I seem to like them better than the adult ones. Well, at least, the ones I’m reading now are better than the adult ones. :P

That’s all for now. I’m off to play MS. *sigh*

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Reads, Technology, Trips

I’ll See You Soon, Phil.

Let’s see…I have 8 days to pack. Or is it 7 days to pack? I am ever so lazy. We can’t even get the house straightened fast enough so our house sitter doesn’t have to worry about clutter. We did manage to get something done yesterday, but we need to do more.

Today is my last day at work before I go officially on vacation. I didn’t want to come in, but then what is just one day?

Oh yeah, we went back to Fry’s to get a ‘fix’ on our missing AC charger for my camera. The tech dude told us to go back to the camera section and get a new one. Oooh, a new camera altogether? Goodie! My hopes were dashed, of course, when we got there. The sales dude told us that they ran out of the new ones (they sold out after a day, imagine that! -sarcasm-) and only had open boxes, which could only mean that there would be at least a missing part in the boxes. What he did as an alternative, though, was to take the AC charger from one of the open boxes and give it to us with the one we bought the day before. At least I’m happy about that.

I got this new book for my cousin: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark. I don’t know what to make of it yet (of course, I want to read it first), and it sure is a huge, thick book. I hope I can finish it before I get to give it to my cousin, teh. I even finished a cute cross-stitched bookmark for it, though I won’t be giving that to her, hehehe.

Anyways, I’ll try to journal my travels (luckily they have Internet Cafes there) as much as I can. Toodles!

Ponderisms, Random, Reads, Sites

Pope Prophecies?

Wow, a new pope already? I was hoping they would stretch it out a bit. :P

Anyways, I found this in a forum about naming popes and I quote,

“…In my years of religious education, I remember Brother Bob tell me about this prophecy concerning the popes.

He said when the Pope is elected, he is given a secret manuscript that was dictated by Mary, mother of Jesus. He then chooses a name for his reign based on this ‘list of popes.’

Its all a doomesday prophecy.. but after 2,000 years can you imagine what documents are locked away in the Vatican’s library?

But Anyway, after Pope John Paul II passes away, there will be another pope, Pope Benedict XVI then Pope Peter II. There has never been a pope named after the first Peter before, and this signals the end of the Roman Church.

After googling, this is an interesting site on the idea:
The Future and The Popes

I do disagree with him saying that Pope Peter will not mean the end of the world.. well, I think it will not mean the end of the world, but probably the end of the Catholic Church–much as Nostradomas predicts that the Church and its corruption will end…”,

endquote.

I suggest you check out what the article said. It’s very interesting.

Food, Movies, Reads

Sushi, Books and Movies

I’ve been on a sushi craze the past week. Lucien knew I loved it so much he bought me a Sushi Book & Kit from Half-Price Books. I might try it one of these days.

Bought more books. And more books. It’s really nice how many books you can buy for 20 bucks.

Watched Lemony Snicket last night. Eh, it’s not as good as I thought it was, but at least they went by the book. Just wasn’t sure about the train incident, though.

Sorry, can’t think up of more updates, so I guess this is it.

Reads, Wow

The Da Vinci Code

Just finished the book. I actually preferred Angels & Demons than The Da Vinci Code like my friend Jo (hi!). DVC was a little simpler and less dramatic than A&D, in my opinion. I’m just glad that I read A&D first.

One thing about these books, though, is that it made me search through sites for truth. Though questions are still ringing in my head, I came up with one of them that seemed interesting and worth reading about DVC (true fact or fiction questions):

http://www.lisashea.com/hobbies/art/index.html

This also made me realize that I’m a closet mystery-thriller fanatic. I’ve always been curious and fascinated by who-dun-it novels/shows like Agatha Christie series, Nancy Drew (I have an old collection of ND books), Hardy Boys, even Murder She Wrote and Perry Mason. I didn’t realize it till I started reading A&D that I was looking for more similar books. Ugh. So here I am, out in full view.

Reads, Wow

Angels & Demons

Right now, I’m totally absorbed in the book entitled, Angels & Demons by Dan Brown, author of the Da Vinci Code. Can I just say: WOW.

More of the story can be found here.

It’s great. This has totally left me unable to let go of the book and keep on reading till the end. It’s gripping suspense, brilliant in its authenticity and factual history. To think of putting this on paper is absolute genius, let alone risky (in regards to credibility) but effective!

I suggest you read this first before the Da Vinci Code, because it’s where they first introduce the religious symbologist Robert Langdon.