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Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday fill-Ins #2

posted by Janet.

1. Getting a job and bying a digitel camera are some of the things I'm most looking forward to in October.

2. Sometimes I cry.

3. Nothing is impossible and everything could easily happen and that's why there is a saying, "never say never"!

4. When I'm down, I eat a lot.

5. The library is where you'll find me most often.

6. A rainy day is good for sitting next to the fire place with a blanket and watching a romance movie while drinking a hot chocolate.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to watch a nice movie, tomorrow my plans include meeting a friend that i didn't see in a while and Sunday, I want to make brownies!

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Review: Wonder Girls' new MV

After the success of their last music video “So Hot” that had the style of spoiled, fine, cool, HOT girls, Wonder Girls are back with a new music video yet a new style, that I personally like so much.

“Nobody” it’s the title of their new song. The song is catchy and got a nice beat, with those little english words that you can find in it, like all the Korean pop songs.

The music video got the “dream girls” style; you know the cloths, the hair, the stage and everything from the 60s.

The MV starts with Park Jin Young, the director of JYP entertainment, singing, I don’t know why I find his voice funny. Maybe it is. But the funny thing is that he already released a music video of his own last year named "Kiss". The song that he sang in the begining of the girls' MV it's one of his, and as indicated in the music video it called "Honey", and it was released in 2006.

JYP is the singer who got stuck in the bathroom because of the lack of the toilet paper, and got replaced by his background singers. The girls did great, so they formed a group named Wonder Girls (like we didn’t know). They got famous, and sang in television, wearing their glorious dresses, that made them so skinny with flat tummies, and with their fabulous haircuts.

The girls looked beautiful and sexy, even Sohee (the only one that I don’t like in the group) was looking good. The dancing was simple and nice, as they always do, quick little moves that we could learn very fast, and that people could imitate and joke about.

Everything was good, and the minute I thought “that’s good Yoobin didn’t do her rap part, it’s not gonna be suitable anyway” Yoobin actually started her rap part, see how lucky I am. It wasn’t bad though, just not suitable, for the era, the clothes, even the dance.

I liked the finishing though (before JYP and the toilet, part 2), the last move and position, they looked nice. I’m one of the fans of K pop and I like JYP entertainment because they got more than a good artist like Big Bang (my favourite band) 2Am and 2Pm the new boy bands and Rain the one who’s making his debut soon in the United States

Apparently everyone admitted that the Wonder girls looked beautiful, and even if the idea of the music video is not new but it’s nice for a Korean group.

Even the famous Hollywood blogger Perez Hilton, called the song fab! and said that he loved it

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins #1

posted by Janet.

1. There is no need to be afraid, it's just life.

2. Where in the heck did the week go?

3. Blogging all day is all I managed to do.

4. Prospects for the intership are not ready yet.

5. The truth is the message.

6. Simplicity and tranquility are the missing things in life.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to finish a lovely book, tomorrow my plans include writing and going to my aunt's and Sunday, I want to buy a new laptop!

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Second Challenge

I signed up for this challenge
Here's the main page


WHAT: Read 4 books by authors that you have only read one other

WHERE: Mister Linky will keep track of monthly books read on "Thoughts of Joy..."

WHEN: September, October, November and December, 2008

Because we love to read...why else?

Here's my list of Books:

Dead until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Ink exchange by Melissa Marr
I'm the Vampire that's why by Michele Bradsley

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Author Spotlight: Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck.

After publishing two stand-alone mysteries, Harris decided to establish a series. She began the lighthearted
Aurora Teagarden books with Real Murders, which garnered an Agatha Best Novel nomination in 1990.

Soon Charlaine was looking for another challenge, and the result was the much darker
Lily Bard series. The books, set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, feature a heroine who has survived a terrible attack and is learning to live with its consequences.

After Shakespeare, Harris created an entirely new series for release in 2001.
The Southern Vampire Mysteries is about a telepathic barmaid in northern Louisianna named Sookie Stuckhouse. The first book in the series, Dead Until Dark, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001. Each book follows Sookie as she tries to solve mysteries involving vampires, werewolves, and other creatures of the night. The series has gathered a strong following with its unique blend of mystery, humor, romance, and the supernatural.the eightenth, From Dead To Worse was released in May 2008.

Sookie Stackhouse has proven to be so popular that Alan Ball, creator of the acclaimed HBO television series Six Feet Ynder, announced he would undertake the production of a new HBO series based upon the Southern Vampire Mysteries.
He also wrote and directed the pilot episode for the series, "True Blood", which premiered on HBO.

October 2005 marked the debut of Harris's new series about a young woman named Harper Connelly, with the release of Grave Sight. Harper's been struck by Lightning and the experience has left her with a strange ability: she can find corpses and see how they died. Afterward, Harper and her step-brother, Tolliver Lang, make their living from finding the dead. Like her past novels, the Harper Connelly books are mysteries set in the sleepy south.

Professionally, Harris is a member of the Mystery writers of America and the American Crime Writers League. She is a member of the board of Sisters in crime. A former weightlifter and Karate student, she is an avid reader and cinemaphile. She is also a member of the vestry of St. James Episcopal Church.

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Book Giveaway

Between all the book giveaways, i found one that actually accepts international entries, and for sure I was happy.

Joshua Henkin has kindly offered to send a signed copy of the newly released paperback of his New York Times Notable book, Matrimony, to one lucky winner. Surely you've all heard of that book and you want your own signed copy.

To enter, simply leave a comment on the post in this blog .
For an extra entry, post about this giveaway on your blog and make sure to come back and let me know you've done so.
And for another entry, tell us where you met your significant other and/or best friend. In Matrimony, the main characters met at college. How about you?
So you could have three chances to win!
The name of the winner will be drawn on Sunday, September 21st. And international entries are welcome as I already mentioned.

For more informations about the book and the author you can visit his website.

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The eternal struggle

I was watching TV couple days ago when I found a TV show talking about Ghaza in Palestine. They interviewed people from there about their misery. I listened to the story of one girl and then I changed the channel because it was more than I could handle, it was sad and touching.

That girl was studying in the United States, and she suffered for three years to get her papers and to get the scholarship because her parents can’t afford the university coasts.

After those three years she came back to her hometown to visit her family. In her words, she found Ghaza getting from bad to worse. She couldn’t find the way to her house since most of the buildings were destroyed.

When she was getting back to the Unites states, she had to go to Egypt as always. The borders between the two countries weren’t always open, so she waited there for 24 hours because the time of the opening was not announced. When it opened it was crowded with students, sick people who had to go to Egypt for treatment and with people who are working there. It was her turn, when the Palestinian side sealed her passport but once she arrived to the Egyptian side, they said that the borders were being closed and that she needed to wait until the next opening that would be in maybe a week, two or maybe more.

By doing that they destroyed her future, she lost her scholarship and her papers since she got late for classes, and by doing that she lost three years of working and struggling. Now she should go back and repeat the suffering and the hard working for another three years so she could get back the things she lost. She won’t get back those three years and the fruit of the work that she did, but maybe more suffering and more agonizing experiences.

I couldn’t imagine what happened to her. It isn’t her fault that she’s a Palestinian from Ghaza and that there are problems in there. I was stopping my brain from imagining myself in her place, because I do that a lot. But this time, the suffering, the struggle, all that was too much for me, that you see what you accomplished slipping away from you, like it was never there. People would say so what, she could just do it again, well it’s not that easy. Maybe she got the easiest part, but let me take you to those other people that were with her at the borders. I’m sure one of them was going to work, and he was fired for not showing up, he got maybe more kids that we could imagine and they would starve and won’t go to school because he can’t pay, remember he got fired.

And I’m sure that one of them was sick and got to go to the hospital, but then he got worse because he couldn’t go, and he might be dead by now.

Sometimes I thank God for living the quiet, secure life that I’m living, and sometimes I feel guilty seeing other people not being capable to have the normal casual daily life that we have. God help them.

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Love List

I was watching an episode of the Oprah show, when they were talking about laws of attraction. At first they talked about being positive, optimistic and how to expect success and all that talk that we can hear and read in self development books.

Then I heard the word “love list” and that enthralled me. Sure I heard it before, but not in that topic. It seemed important after few people presented their experiences and how making a love list can get you a lover, not that quick but you must have faith.

I was still dubious about that when I talked to one of my friends, and expressed my uncertainty about that. But I was shocked when she said that she already used it and it worked since she got those characteristics in the one she’s with right now.

I honestly say that I have never thought of writing a love list, because I was too busy dealing with my failed relationships. After what I heard I guess I’m gonna give it a try and write one. What about you? Are you willing to try? And don’t forget to have faith.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Book Vs Audiobooks

I have never thought of using audiobooks until few weeks ago when I couldn’t find a book on paper. When I listened to the first track I simply liked it. So I just put it in my IPod and played it in the car, while I’m shopping or while I’m cleaning around. It was just amazing.

I admit that audiobooks might be addictive especially when you like the book very much. I was trying to create spare time so I could run to my IPod, not for music but for the audiobook, or simply not take my headphones off while I’m doing things I have to do.

Audiobooks can be useful when you can’t use books that means while driving, while you are in the gym, while shopping or cooking.

But the thing is nothing could replace books. Nothing could replace that feeling that you get when holding the book, caressing the cover, reading word after word, reading again the sentence that makes you laugh or touches you.

We can’t give up, or replace books but we can add audiobooks to our shelves to complete our collections. Honestly, I know I will buy the book that I listened to, and I will read it again. However, that doesn’t mean I won’t get audiobooks again.

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Birth day

I felt that my whole body was hot. The bottom of my back was hurting and so did my legs. I felt crumps in my stomach and it was driving me crazy. I tried paging the nurses by moving my hand between the serum’s tubes toward the button.

They finally came. They dragged me into another room. I was screaming out loud that I couldn’t control it. It was the convenient way to express my pain. The crumps turned to knifes cutting deeply my stomach and I felt things pushing into me.

I closed my eyes when the doctors came and put my legs wild open. I continued screaming hearing the nurses asking me one by one to push harder and feeling the doctor’s hands between my legs. I was feeling the thing going out of me, more than that liquid that came out few minutes ago, that thing was bigger and more painful than I thought.

I started pushing as I was told after being encouraged by my husband that just came in and stood beside me holding my hand and cleaning my sweaty face. I continued as I was, pushing and screaming, for few minutes while I was feeling the thing coming out and the doctor’s hand dragging it out gently. They kept asking me to push, until I hated that word, but I needed that thing to go out so I continued so.

I was enmeshed in the pain, when I felt the thing out of me completely, and heard it screaming to get the air to its lungs. I couldn’t open my eyes yet, I just laid my head back so I could relax my nerves even a little bit. I heard my husband saying how beautiful it was, but I didn’t believe it until I saw it myself.

I forgot about all the pain and the suffering the second I put my eyes on its beautiful tiny face. My husband carried it to me and said “This is Dana our beautiful girl, she looks just like you!”

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