The Book Club TagMajor Tom
of Citizen on Mars tagged me for this book meme.What's in a book?Webster
defines book as, "A copy of a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)"
. Ok, then what's in it?
Well, it depends. In it could be something that has the power to dispel my worries, has the ability to allow my mind to wander - transporting me to exhilarating places, or ... could be something a bit of a snoozer.Number of books on the shelves:
I don't have much here with me as I, usually, after having read them, bring them myself or send them to my sisters in Manila. But there are also ones that I love enough to let them go -- I love re-reading them -- and they're here to stay.Those that I own or bought:
I used to be a subscriber of English Book Club
. Unfortunately, I had to stop the subscription a year ago for I got a bit tired of receiving bills for books I didn't order/purchase, etc. Almost all of the books I have now, I bought them from EBC.
I've lost track some of them for I don't mind lending too, there are books that I own (or shall I say, owned) that now vanished into thin air.
Here's a list of some of the books I have pour le moment
A Darkness More Than Night
Chasing the Dimes
City of BonesPatricia Cornwell
Point Of origin
The Last Precinct
Cruel and Unusual
From Potter's FieldJRR Tolkien
The Lord Of The Rings
Bilbo's Last SongStephen King
Violets Are BlueJKRowling's HP series
of course, I told you...Last few books that I bought:
Well, the latest one was HP and the Half Blood Prince.Book that I'm reading now:
I am re-reading Michael Connelly's City of Bones
.Last few books read:
The book my husband bought for me - HP and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth book in Harry Potter series. I've finished reading it and I hope the 7th or the last book won't take two years or longer to finish.
Analyse, Kayla and Bart
. Tag, you're it!
Past, Present and Future
Analyse tagged me for this one. Although I, like her, find this meme way too personal, I accepted as I don't want to disappoint her. Anyway I'm not a politician nor a big time showbiz personality who has an image to protect. So, that's fine.
Without knowing it, my fault of course (I should have bloghopped first before posting this entry), Major Tom tagged me too. Thanks, Major!20 YEARS AGO
1985. Freshly graduated from college with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Landed a dream job, my first job in my chosen field, in one of those prestigious establishments along Makati Avenue. I still remember, I took my family to dinner after receiving my very first paycheck. What a great feeling, it was such a relief - no more exams, no more never-ending homeworks, no more terror professors, just applying what I learned and made a living at the same time. Though I was living paycheck to paycheck at the time I still could afford to splurge on small luxuries every once in a while. That was the beginning of a new life, the beginning of my independence.15 YEARS AGO
1990. I was still with the same job, same responsibilities, just a different title. This time I wised up - I was able to lay away money every paycheck without fail. It was worth it and gave me a great deal of peace of mind when I found out that I was about to meet great
expenses. There had been things that had been very painful, and it happened this year. Maturity struck me forcibly. My then beau, who, at the time was to be petitioned by his parent living in the US, had to choose between "marriage and get stuck in the Philippines" or "migration and savor the good life". He chose the latter. Problem was, I was not alone when he left me.10 YEARS AGO
1995. I considered this year a new phase of my life. My son, already 5 years old, growing up as a wonderful marvelous creature. Same job ok, but this time in a different place and unusual entourage. I met my now husband, GGiant, at a friend's birthday dinner. He invited me to go out and that was the last time that I felt butterflies in my stomach.5 YEARS AGO
2000. I still clearly remember, I was fetching my son from school the moment I told him, that finally, he was going to have a baby sister or a baby brother. He was so happy that he returned back to his classroom and told his teacher about it.3 YEARS AGO
2002. Our daughter turned one. Made the most of her special day with the family and some close friends.LAST YEAR
2004. September of last year, an event that will eventually lead Clémentine into the wider world - her first step in education.YESTERDAY
We were at Nounou
's (GGiant's ex-nanny) place. We stayed for the weekend actually. I was totally bloated after eating up greedily Nounou
's tossed green & cucumber with mint-basil vinaigrette, boeuf Bourguignon
with mashed potatoes, Munster
cheese with homebaked baguette
and rhubarb tart, all washed down with Badoit rouge
Sipping hot delicious goodnight
tea while watching a documentary about Paul Loup Sulitzer, one of France's best-selling novelists.TODAY
Nounou's vegetable garden grows tomatoes, green beans, lettuce and some herbs. So, after a light lunch we picked some of these veggies and brought them home.TOMORROW
I'll probably go to IKEA and look for a curtain that suits with the now light olive-green living room walls.NEXT YEAR
Sell this apartment and buy a house. Well, hopefully.FIVE TO TEN YEARS FROM NOW
Ten years from now, hopefully my son has already finished his studies and be happy with his chosen field. My daughter, hope she'll do well in school like her brother. My husband, remains as my husband and continue bringing home the bacon, haha! And me, well aside from being 10 years older, to stay fit for my husband and my children. For our family, I'm wishing for good health, wealth, success and happiness.
Hope these ladies wouldn't mind if I tag them, but hey, if you don't feel like doing it, that's ok, it's your choice, no problem.