My 50Leaves 2009

50Leaves

1. The Bonesetters Daughter by Amy Tan (finished February 9, 2009)

2. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (finished around Feb 2009)

3. Candide by Voltaire (finished around Feb 2009)

4. The Cloak (Overcoat) by Nikolai Gogol (finished February 21, 2009)

5. The Death of Ivan Ilych by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude (finished March 3, 2009)

6. Pride and Prejudice (complete and unabridged version) by Jane Austen (finished April 13, 2009)

7. My Darcy Presents His Bride by Helen Halstead (finished April 14, 2009)

8. Naked in Death by Nora Roberts (finished April 17, 2009)

9. When Strangers Marry by Lisa Kleypas (finished November 6, 2009)

10. Charming the Prince by Teresa Medeiros (finished November 10, 2009)

11. The Wife Trap by Tracy Anne Warren (finished April 23, 2009)

12. The Devil Who Tamed Her by Johanna Lindsey (finished November 15, 2009)

13. The Runaway Princess by Christina Dodd (finished April 27, 2009)

14. Tales of Beadle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (finished June 8, 2009)

15. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler (finished May 19, 2009)

16. Japanese for Travelers: A Journey Through Modern Japan by Katie Kitamura (finished November 6, 2009)

17. One Kiss from You by Christina Dodd (finished November 21, 2009)

18. A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans (finished December 31, 2009)

19. Because You’re Mine by Lisa Kleypas (finished December 19, 2009)

20. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

21. Mr Darcy Takes A Wife by Linda Berdoll

22.Somewhere I’ll find you by Lisa Kleypas

23. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

24. Sex, Lies and Vampires by Kate McAlister

25. Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice

26. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

27. Taltos by Anne Rice

28. Lasher by Anne Rice

29. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

30. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

End of 2009, Total Books Read: 19books

Other members of Project:50Leaves[2009]:

1. Jane U. (mom)

2. Tiffy Chua

3. Ivy Eclairs

4. Dess Tan

Project 50Leaves Page

Books reviews can be found here

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Ending 2009

I’ve missed out on a few journal entries for Christmas and other such recent events. Haha. Recently, I just haven’t felt like writing about anything, just the normal plurking/tweeting/tumblring has sufficed.

Fireworks outside. They’ve been going on for the past couple of days now, random fireworks and/or gunshots. I can’t really tell the difference. It is scary though, when you think of the possibility of it being gunshots rather than fireworks. Then again, this is a safe community where I live, more or less, so I’d rather believe they’re just fireworks.

A couple of days ago, 2 fires broke out near my area. One on the street where my best friend lives, and one in a village where a few of my friends live. The first was the one where my best friend lives. Wasn’t freaking out so much since the first time I had heard about the fire, people said it was in a grocery shop and since it was past 9  in the evening, I wasn’t worrying so much about it since it was suppose to be closed. After a few discussions with friends on plurk, I found out that it was actually a condo that was on fire, and it started with R which was coincidentally the first letter of the condo where my best friend lives. So here I am, freaking out and calling up my besh on the phone. Turns out, the fire is at her place, on the opposite tower. Luckily, by the time I called, the fire had already been put out and as far as I heard, there weren’t any casualties though some of the sparks from the building crossed over to their tower and some hit the passers-by below.

The other fire in a village, from what my mom told me, was at the house of the best friend of the mom of my mom’s acquaintance. The day after the fire, I found out that “that house”  belonged to the brother of my dad’s cousin-in-law’s brother. There were 2 casualties. The mom and the daughter. So basically, my 2nd cousins’ aunt and first cousin. Sad really, especially with Christmas having just ended and New Year’s just right around the corner. Heard that the fire began from the Christmas lights again, which reminds me so much of the fire that happened around 3 years ago to a batchmate of mine from the all-boys high school across from my all-girls high school.

In other news, since 2009 is ending, I’ve counted the numbers of books I’ve read this year based on my 50Leaves Project and it comes to a total of 19 books for the year. It seems like a lot for some people, but for me who was able to read more than 200 books in my 4 years of High School, this is such a let down. Oh well, priorities are acads and other school-related stuff, so casual reading was not something I could do a lot. Oh well, 2010 is just around the corner. Hope I’ll be able to read more books then!

2 months till the end of my studies. Hopefully, will be graduating in March with my batchmates.

Goodbye 2009. Hello 2010. Please be good to me!

New Years Resolution

1) Will not make the same obviously stupid mistakes I did in 2009

2) Have more confidence in myself and my abilities