My 50Leaves 2012


1. Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto (January 27, 2012)

2. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

3. The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan

4. My Country, My People by Lin Yutang

5. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

6. Darcy and Elizabeth: Nights and Days at Pemberley by Linda Berdoll (April 15, 2012)

7. A Song of Fire and Ice: A Feast for Crows [Book4] by George R. R. Martin

8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (April 20, 2012)

9. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (April 21, 2012)

10. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (April 27, 2012)

11. Lasher by Anne Rice (May 14, 2012)

12. Taltos by Anne Rice (May 31, 2012)

13. Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice (June 26, 2012)

14. Vittorio the Vampire by Anne Rice (June 29, 2012)

15. Howards End by E.M. Forster (August 29, 2012)

16. Room with a View by E.M. Forster (October 05, 2012)

17. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

18. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (October 24, 2012)

19, Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James (October 27, 2012)

20. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James

21. Stainless Longganisa by Bob Ong

22. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (November 21,2012)

23. Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger (December 5, 2012)

24. Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas (December 10, 2012)

25. Message in A Bottle by Nicholas Sparks (December 30, 2012)

26. Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger

27. The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice

28. The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (December 31, 2012)

End of 2012, Total Books Read : 18books.

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The Gift of Starbucks, 2012 edition

The 5 colors of this year’s Starbucks Planners

I don’t know if you recall but in 2009 and 2010, I wrote about how I was a Starbucks Planner girl. A few days ago, mom went to an event with Starbucks for their Christmas season opening, or something like that. Of course, with every Starbucks Christmas season, there are 2 things people look forward to – planners and seasonal drinks. So when mom mentioned that she received a planner for 2012, I immediately asked for it. I’ve been using the Starbucks planner since 2006, and last year both my parents gave me a Starbucks 2011 planner EACH (so yes, I have 2 and use only 1), which was a surprise after I came back from Beijing for a short vacation.


Unboxed Front

Unboxed Back

Funny how some things work out. I only got my Starbucks 2011 planner around February because that’s the time I came home from Beijing, and though I really wanted to buy a Starbucks Beijing planner…it was just too expensive. And now, I have the Starbucks planner, even before the stamp collection starts. It’s amazing. 🙂 Also, with a lot of things brewing for next year, having the Starbucks 2012 planner early is a good thing. It lets me set aside time to see how the future is panned out, how to organize things, and the like.

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