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January 22, 2013

Time fillers!

While most of us are already moving on with the new semester, I'm currently still at home waiting for the offer letter from UM to arrive. Good news is that our supervisor just told us yesterday that they will be here by the end of the month so - fingers crossed! I can't find much to do around the house and so I juggle between reading books and watching TV. My extended holiday is about to come to an end and I think I'm ready to move on.

Meanwhile, I'd like to share with you guys the books and TV shows that I am currently watching!

Switched at Birth

This is one of most unique shows I've watched so far because many of the characters are either hard of hearing/ deaf which means using sign language as part of the script! I've always been interested in sign language and wanted to learn more but I just don't know where to begin. It'll be awesome if UBD has a sign language club! I picked up a few simple signs that I recognized from when I am friends with this girl in my high school who is deaf herself but apart from that I am lost in the quick gestures and hand movements. It was weird for me because back then I hardly know any sign language so this friend of mine taught me bits and pieces here and there and in the end we were able to 'talk', gossip and even joke around! I can't explain how enlightening the experience was. Talking to her challenges me to use my facial expression more carefully and it makes me so much more aware of other people's body language. I guess it goes to show that language is so diversified that sometimes, you don't need to speak to be understood.

Anyway I went off on a tangent there. haha Emmett used to be my favorite character but I'm not so sure anymore after he slept with Bay's (his then gf) nemesis. This is a great show if you wanted something easy on the mind. Even when things go wrong it won't be as bad as when things go wrong in Gossip Girl or 90210 where you know the characters really f*cked up bad. lol

Bunheads

I don't know why I'm still watching this. It's not that interesting and there really isn't much going on. But it fills my time so I guess that's why. It's about this woman who married a man (Hubble) on a whim and moved to his town to find out that he still lives with his mother. The man died soon from an accident and she is left stranded in this little town where everyone knows everyone and there isn't much to do. Hubble's mom owns a ballet studio though so this show centers around her and her mother in law who is the teacher, as well as the students.

Revenge

 Though the plot of Revenge confuses me sometimes, I still like watching it because for once, the main character has the upper hand. Most movies/shows are like Pretty Little Liars, where A, the bad guy is always messing with the girls while they are consistently one step behind in everything. Revenge, on the other hand shows Emily the main character as the one with the power. I like how she is able to play her cards right and is able to do considerable damage to her enemies. It's refreshing to see her plot her revenge and succeed while giving that little smirk she always does when everything went well. I think that's part of the reason why I like this show so much. I'm always wondering who is she gonna mess with next!

Pretty Little Liars 

Speak of the devil. I don't even know what to make of this show anymore because there are so many twists and turns to the plot not to mention the side stories which are just confusing to me. I thought this is a friendlier show but apparently I am wrong because someone actually tried to kill Aria by trying to push her off the train in a box with Garett's body in it. Talk about murder! Also, what's up with Aria's dad?? One second he is all 'I'm so sorry, Aria' and the next he's giving her that perverted look saying 'I know what you're up to, Aria. I found that letter in your boot.' This must sound confusing if you haven't watched this show. Give it a go if you're into mysteries and suspense but if not, I'd say skip it. I wish I could say I have a favorite character in this show but alas, I'm annoyed with them all. hahaha I'm still watching because I wanna know exactly what the heck is going on and am half-hoping they'd clear up my confusion with each episode that I watch.

The Vampire Diaries

Compared to Pretty Little Liars, TVD's story plot is straight to the point and that's exactly what I like about this show. You know with each episode what is going on and what they are doing or trying to do. Side stories aren't so bad as well and they all have an ending which makes more sense than PLL's. I'm glad they finally put Elena and Damon together but I'm starting to wonder what they're gonna do with Stefan. I think Stefan's gonna be forever mulling over his breakup with Elena in self-pity because that's what he does. I don't know, we'll see. Apart from the love-triangle, I love watching Klaus with Caroline! Who doesn't right? haha

Modern Family

No explanation is necessary with this. The picture says it all. lol This is my favorite sitcom apart from The Big Bang Theory. I can watch this over and over again and still laugh about it like it's the first time I'm watching it!

The Big Bang Theory

Sheldon Cooper. 'Nuff said! Actually, he's not the only one. The things these characters say is just freakin' hilarious I can't even! I usually download these shows and sitcoms are the one I keep in my folders whilst I delete the rest once I've watched them. I can't bring myself to delete this because I know I'll watch it over and over again!

X-Men

This is random haha! I've recently started reading X-Men from the very beginning at Issue #1 when it was first published in 1963 and although the story wasn't that amazing at first I quickly grew to love it. In the 1960s each issue comes with a new 'threat' in which the X-Men have to defeat in order to 'save the world' but now that I'm in issue #201 (1986), I noticed that the story flows more now. They not only concentrate on the X-Men fighting the villains but they also talk of things that are happening within X-Men. Storm losing her powers, Cyclops getting married, Professor X gaining and losing the use of his legs. There's a lot going on and I find that I'm usually more drawn to when things are more slow-paced. The fighting scenes are good but it's not my favorite. The drawings are getting better and better and I can't wait to reach the 1990s issues!

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

The Lucky One started with this man who found a picture of a girl among the ruins during his time in Iraq and after the war he decided to search for her. On foot. With his dog. His friend believed that the picture bought him luck because he survived a lot of tricky situations during the war in Iraq while many don't. So off he goes and of course, he found her.

 I read this so long ago that I've almost forgotten the story plot. What I know for sure is that the book is about a thousand times better than the movie. As it always is. The writing style is very similar to Dan Brown's where the author writes in a sense that we as the reader read in the perception of one character to another. However I particularly liked the main guy character who is Zac Efron in the movie. If you are interested in this story, I strongly suggest you read the book instead of watching the movie and you best believe you'll enjoy it more!

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

I know I'll love this book even before I read it because Kinsella never disappoints! She always puts magic in her book and I'm left laughing and crying. Sometimes I do both at the same time. This is no exception and even better, it all started with a cellphone. I guess it's time we finally admit that technology is all over the place nowadays it's so hard to avoid them. Even in books. Like most of Kinsella's book, I've Got Your Number is an easy read with a quirky main character who's gonna make you laugh yourself silly. I love how she puts into words these thoughts that the main character is thinking and made it sound so funny!

The story started when Poppy lost her engagement ring during dinner or something with her friends in a hotel. She panicked and somehow lost her cellphone too in the chaos and then amazingly enough, she found one in a trash bin and claimed it as hers because well, finders keepers. So she started calling her family and friends and told them to use this new number to contact her instead if they ever found her ring. Turns out this cellphone actually belonged to this multimillionaire's (doh) assistant who quit her job and dumped the cellphone in a trash bin. While the ring remained to be found, Poppy and this man started texting each other... read the book to learn the rest!

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