Monday, May 30, 2016

Cruel Beauty: I like a book that has a little malice within + UPDATE (I know, again)

Before we go into this review, there's something I'd like you to know (or you could just skip this and read the review, no pressure): It's been four months since I last posted something on this blog, and no, I'm not adopting a once-in-a-four-month blogging schedule.

I'll spare you my (hopefully-not-mid)-life crisis; in short, I'm sort of in a blogging slump, if that's possible. Being absent from the blogging world for too long seems to have this side effect. I'm not quitting blogging, but I want to take a break for a while and find out what I really want to do (I know, deep.) So yeah, just to let you know, I'm not dead yet, and I'll be back eventually. I know I haven't been commenting on other people's blogs for god knows how long, so thanks for coming and reading my blog nonetheless. I love you humans (and non-humans, if you feel excluded.)

This is a review that I wrote a while ago. Enjoy.

Title: Cruel Beauty
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Blurb: Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle—a shifting maze of magical rooms—enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I'm Back: update, still in a bundle of nerves

wait, no. don't answer it. i know you all did.

I am delighted to announce that my blog is back into operation after nearly four months of hiatus. Gosh, I miss my blog.  A lot has happened during my hiatus, and you are about to be subjected to my recounting the past four months that probably won't make any sense, in a blogpost. Wish you good luck.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Some More Photographs

in which I decided that I am to busy to blog so I'll just put out some nice-looking photographs that'll hopefully grace your computer screens?

Ha ha no, just kidding. Hope you enjoy them anyway.

The first few are from a while ago when I was visiting my grandparents.
I'm actually pretty impressed that my phone camera is capable of shooting this. That berry was like 10 cintimertres in front of me.

This adorable thing. Just. Awww.

The photos below are from a vacation in summer. We went to the southern tip of Taiwan, where we went cycling for about 50 kilometres while the sun burnt us all and and left us looking like tomatoes for the next few days. But the landscape was breathtaking so it was kiiiinda worth it. Okay, okay, the trip was really amazing.

I really hope you enjoyed these. know, winter is coming. You might not be able to see this kind of sun for while. Mwahahahaha.

Unless you live in the southern hemisphere. Then well, enjoy your summer.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

School Nuisances and Weird Studying Habits

There's no weekend, there's no weekday, there's only one day--revise-your-ass-off day.

Here's what's going to happen in about half a year. Scratch that, in 189 160 132 days. After 189 160 132 days I'm going into battlefield. The battlefield of University Entrance Exam. In these 189 160 132 days I will revise 2 year's worth of 10 subjects, including Chinese Literature, the English Language, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, History, Geography and Civil & Social Studies, hopefully more than twice for each subject.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A Family of Hoarders

Admit that, you have some kind of hoarding habit. Perhaps you love collecting past magazines you've already read while new ones keep coming in; perhaps looking at all those neat nail polishes gives you a great sense of satisfaction although deep down you know you'll never going to use up all of them; perhaps that pile of office supplies will one day bury you alive but you don't care because they're so freaking adorable.

Well my friends, you're not alone. In fact, all five people in my family have some hoarding tendencies*. I'm going to tell you their darkest secrets hoarding habits**, and we can all have a good laugh at them us.

Monday, June 29, 2015

New Blog Design!

Yeah, I'm stating the obvious here....but anyway, I've redesigned my blog!

The previous isn't looking that good for me anymore--I feel that the header is kind of childish, and not everything is lined up as they should (ahem header ahem), which is quite annoying. Also I want to change the colours into something else, something not that bright and not so full of colours. I'm not really good with coding and web-designs, so I left most of it to the blogger template I did however made the header (or blog banner? oh, whatever) myself. I'm pretty pleased about it now, I'd say. And let's just ignore the Goodreads blog button on the right, which was made by yours truly, unlike the others, which I found on the internet. The packet has everything--Reddit, Pinterest, Yahoo, Wikipedia, Evernote, Vimeo, Youtube, Tumblr, Twitter, Bloglovin', even Google + (which I despise greatly). But Goodreads? Nope, not there. Apparently it's too cool to be made. Therefore I spent like an hour making that 48*48 sized icon. It still slightly resembles the style of the rest right? Right? Okay just ignore it. (After you follow me on Goodreads.) (jk, jk. only if you want to.)

So what do you think of the new design? I don't really know how long it'll last, but for now? I'm liking it enough to not delete it, aha.

EDIT Jul 7 2015: And I forgot to screenshoot (is that even a word?!) the last picture of my old blog design. Wow, well done, Mel.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Things Physics Can Do To Your Brain

I shouldn't be writing this post, but whatevs.

When you study for over a period of time, your brain will start to go nuts. Brilliant ideas for blogposts will start popping up (expect a post on languages and another on music, hehe) and also, funny, comical images. And then there's the extreme mood swings. Trust me, this is painful and delightful and insane, condensed in one book called Physics. I do love physics. But that's what love can do to you, ripping your heart in to shreds, baby.

Now, I'll show the the good, the bad and the ugly of physics.