• Book review

    The Sauvage Domicile

    jessica larsen, jessica e larsen

    When 2019 started I promised myself to read one book a month and The Sauvage Domicile is not the book I was planning to read in January but the moment I was given a time-limited credit, this was the first one I chose to buy. I wanted to wait after I finished the one I’m currently reading but curiosity got…

  • Teasers

    Hi February

    Jessica Larsen - Sparks of attraction - February cover, Jessica E larsen

    It’s that month again! The start of the romantic month, exciting for hoping singles and happy couples, and additional reason to be depress for lonely people. I’m somewhat somewhere in between. I’m happily married but I’m broke and have a super adorable son to spoiled… okay maybe not, but I doubt that my husband will get that couple date he…

  • Book review

    The Vicar of Nibbleswicke

    I love quite a lot of Roald Dahl’s book. My most favorite is Matilda and his first biography book Boy: tales of childhood (not the illustrated version). But this latest short story from him (and his last book according to the preface) is my newest addition. Friendly warning: Spoiler (or teasers?) after the blurb. Blurb: The Reverend Lee is suffering…

  • Writing

    Kilig

    Some of my English books, those that are set in the Philippines or with Filipino characters, are sometimes sprinkled with a few Filipino words. I do it for “just because reason” but sometimes I write them because I just can’t find a word to use in English. The word kilig is one of them. Kilig is probably the most complicated…

  • Music

    Push The Button by Sugarbabes

    All three guys of Push The Button music video are good looking, but am I the only one fangirling over the first guy? The one with glasses? The cool nerd. Someone in YouTube commented that his name is Emrhys Cooper ( sounds like a hard name to pronounce. Thank goodness I’m writing. 😀 ) His messy attire and handsome face…

  • Travels

    Wonderful Wednesday

    I come to a decision that I’ll be dedicating Wednesday for pictures of places I’ve been. Romantic areas of the world you might want to visit. Who knows you may even be standing at the spot I took the shot. Coincidentally my first travel post, Lovely but Guilty, was also in Wednesday, so I’ll try to keep this up 😉…

  • TV Series / Movies

    La Doña – review

    Back when I was a teenager there was a Spanish series in the Philippines, Marimar. I was very addicted to the series, but sadly school got in the way and I never had the chance to see the end until I bought the DVD. Ever since then I been on the hunt to find other of Thalia’s series, but I…

  • Travels

    Lovely but Guilty

    There one thing I learned from leaving in Europe for 14 years. Four seasons are fun and annoying at times. I’m a tropical girl but when I married my Norwegian husband and went to live with him, that’s when I finally understood the meaning cold. Whenever Filipinos in the Philippines told me how cold it was the other day in…

  • Book review

    The Retreat by Yeyet Soriano

    I’ve read one reviewer saying that “somewhat had flat characters” but I didn’t want to believe it. The first book I’ve read from Yeyet is her #romanceclass novella Kate, Finally and the characters… ah… let’s just say that they put me in a rollercoaster ride of emotion. The Retreat did the same just better. The surprises and twist in the story…

  • Writing

    One chapter a day

    Happy romjul everyone! I have no idea what it’s called in English. Google translated it as “Christmas” which is wrong. After going to the English version of Wikipedia the translation I got was “Boxing week” what? Is this correct? It sounds weird. To make it short “romjul” is a Norwegian term for the days between Christmas and New Year. Romjul…

  • Writing

    Tapping on the forbidden zone

    It’s been a long joyful and depressing year for me. Joyful because I have my family, but depressing because I haven’t published as much as I wanted. Curse this damn monetary world. I’m too broke to have an editor check my finish manuscript. I also haven’t write as much as I want the last two years because, well, too busy…

  • Minsan Pa

    Minsan Pa

    Natutong mahalin ni Neena si Yuusuke noong teenagers pa lamang sila. Subalit sobra siyang nasaktan sa bigla nitong pagkawala ng walang paalam. Sa paglipas ng mga taon wala siyang naging balita rito maliban sa mga scandal nitong nababasa niya sa mga magazines. But after eleven years, Yuusuke’s back as her boss at muling pinalalambot ang puso niyang akala niya ay…