Things I Love Saturdays.

Waking up to real good weather. Manila is sooooo cool in the mornings these days, it makes it doubly hard to get out of my bed, with all the fresh sheets, the smell of fresh laundry and all.  California Berry Blueberry Yogurt + Red Mango Green Tea = I am still obsessed over froyo. Eat, Pray, Love {Book}. Critics say {fine, what do they know?} Liz Gilbert is just another narcissistic divorcee who puts an excuse as to why she left her husband but I think otherwise. Did you know there was a parody to this book? Drink, Play, F%@k is a man's journey to Ireland, Las Vegas and Thailand to search for, well, anything. Where I am in the book right now {a little bit of the Pray/India part} already affirms that this book will land in my list of my most enjoyed books. I laughed out loud how 'me' the first line of the book is. You would know if you've read it =P But if not, haha, it's such a laugh trip.

I seriously cannot wait for the movie!

This video is when Queen Sofia of Spain visited Team Spain in their locker rooms and they were desperately hiding their socks and undies. UBER CUTE!

Lusting over these books:

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Taking her very personal brand of pessimistic magical realism to new heights (or depths), Bender's second novel (following An Invisible Sign of My Own) careens splendidly through an obstacle course of pathological, fantastical neuroses. Bender's narrator is young, needy Rose Edelstein, who can literally taste the emotions of whoever prepares her food, giving her unwanted insight into other people's secret emotional lives—including her mother's, whose lemon cake betrays a deep dissatisfaction. Rose's father and brother also possess odd gifts, the implications of which Bender explores with a loving and detailed eye while following Rose from third grade through adulthood. Bender has been called a fabulist, but emerges as more a spelunker of the human soul; carefully burrowing through her characters' layered disorders and abilities, Bender plumbs an emotionally crippled family with power and authenticity. Though Rose's gift can seem superfluous at times, and Bender's gustative insights don't have the sensual potency readers might crave, this coming-of-age story makes a bittersweet dish, brimming with a zesty, beguiling talent.

Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela Choi

On the outside, twenty-eight-year-old Fiona Yu appears to be just another Hello Kitty—an educated, well-mannered Asian American woman. Secretly, she feels torn between the traditional Chinese values of her family and the social mores of being an American girl.
To escape the burden of carrying her family's honor, Fiona decides to take her own virginity. In the process, she makes a surprising discovery that reunites her with a long-lost friend, Sean Killroy. Sean introduces her to a dark world of excitement, danger, cunning, and cruelty, pushing her to the limits of her own morality. But Fiona's father throws her new life into disarray when he dupes her into an overnight trip that results in a hasty engagement to Don Koo, the spoiled son of a wealthy chef.
Determined to thwart her parents' plans to marry her off into Asian suburbia, Fiona seeks her freedom at any price. How far will she go to bury the Hello Kitty stereotype forever? Fiona's journey of self-discovery is biting and clever as she embraces her true nature and creates her own version of the American Dream, eliminating—without fear or remorse—anyone who stands in her way.
Angela S. Choi is a writer who lives in San Francisco, California. Born in Hong Kong, Angela practiced law until she took up writing. Hello Kitty Must Die is her debut novel.

Affirming love for material things in life. Amanda Marshall's I'll Be Okay Because I shall be.

Bear hugs and bunny kisses,