Steampunk Sculptures made out of Cardboard
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The Conjuring Ready to Scare Audiences this August
Meet the Demi-Gods in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
2013 Book Review #36: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Sage Singer was a baker who kept mostly to herself and she befriends an old German man named Josef Weber during her grief counseling. From there it seems that everyone has their own secret to tell and one was kept by her friend. Josef admits that he was a former Nazi guard and it is his dying wish that Sage assists him to die. It is now in Sage’s hands if she will turn him over to the FBI or grant him his request. Tried and proven guilty former Nazi soldiers were almost always sent to prison or deported back to Germany.
Amusing Potato Food Art
Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in The Internship
The Purge Movie Review
Get Luscious Lips with Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter2013 July BDJ Box was the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter. I had been ecstatic that it was included in the box. Checking out the official product page from Revlon, would you believe that this particular line of lipstick has 20 available shades?! Oh wow. The one that was included in my BDJ Box was Cherry Tart and the other lipstick shades also had names that sounded so delish. Among them are Tutti Frutti, Fig Jam, Candy Apple, Juicy Papaya etc. The main ingredients in this particular lipstick are mango, shea and coconut butter, all of which are known to provide moisture.
Make Great Mindmaps with Mindomo
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The Wolverine Movie Review
2013 Book Review #35 Reflex by Steven Gould
Davy and Millie are now married. In response to the ending of the first book, Davy now does freelance secret missions for the NSA but one day, he is kidnapped. Even his teleporting abilities couldn’t help him this time around. Without any idea of what happened to Davy, it becomes Millie’s task to find out what happened and rescue him.
The Character Posters from the Movie Seventh Son
What is the movie all about? A very powerful witch named Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) was imprisoned centuries ago by Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) but has now escaped. On her path to vengeance, she has summoned all her followers hell bent on the world’s destruction. Master Gregory must then find and train a new apprentice, the seventh son of a seventh son. Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) will learn to fight as no other man would.
Sadako inspired Milkshake
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 quirky stuff 0 Comments
Move over Barbie, You’re no Longer the Favorite
Apparently in the parenting world, Barbie’s figure is a bad influence to little girls and it fosters early negative body image. According to this Time article that I read, parents are choosing to buy instead dolls that promote positive body image. One candidate is the American Girl Doll which is pictured below.
Godzilla Heads our Way in 2014Pacific Rim, news of the most famous Kaiju has his very own movie that is set to be released in 2014. See the latest image art released for Godzilla below. The movie will star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche. They will also be joined by David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. Say what? Aaron Taylor-Johnson? Okay this movie will automatically be on the must-see list.
Get to Know the Characters of Disney’s Frozen
Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell)
She’s the younger sister of Elsa and is described as caring, optimistic but also a bit impulsive. She has long been estranged from her sister but when Elsa accidentally causes the eternal winter that befell the kingdom of Arendelle, she sets out to make things right.
Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel)
Born with the power to create ice and snow and lived with this secret for so long. Fearing that she might become a monster because of her powers, her anxiety caused an eternal winter to the kingdom of Arendelle.
Tonto and The Lone Ranger Serve Up Action and Adventure in The Lone Ranger MovieJohnny Depp totally immersed into the role, not minding the heavy make-up that he had to put on for the film. Such was the role of Tonto, while at the same time Armie Hammer wears the mask that made The Lone Ranger famous.
2013 Book Review #34 Grimoire of the Lamb by Kevin Hearne
In Grimoire of the Lamb, I was thrilled to finally read about Egyptian mythology. In the novel, a very important grimoire (a book of magic) was stolen from Atticus' shop and it takes him to the land of Egypt on the tail of the thief. There he encounters thousands of cats and their goddess Bast and the Egyptian deity known as Sobek. They’re illustrated below.
Start a New Journaling Habit with Day Journal
Day Journal is a free Android app from the Google Play Store and will just take about 2.9MB of storage space. Here’s how the dashboard of the app looks like.
Learn how to Make your Own Ice Cream with Illustrated Ice Cream Recipes
We All Scream plays host to illustrated ice cream recipes made by artist-animator Lili Chin. Just seeing the sheer number of recipes on the site is enough to convince you to make an attempt at ice-cream making. The illustrations are just adorable and the recipes collected looked fun and delish to try out. Browsing through her Flickr galleries made me crave for ice cream so much. Here are some of the recipes that I liked.
2013 Book Review #33: 11th Hour by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
In this book, Lindsay Boxer finally gives birth to a baby and her married life will never be the same. However, the initial joys of parenthood is replaced by trouble in Lindsay’s personal life that is the toughest one that she has had to deal with yet. Despite the stress she’s been dealing with at home, she has to be on top of two cases two. One case is about a vigilante cop on the loose and the other one is a collector of severed heads. The plot of 11th Hour was very riveting and so engaging but the authors didn’t deem that enough, the other members of the Women’s Murder Club were also experiencing drama too.
There’s too much going on in this novel but I mean that in a good way. It reminded me why I fell in-love with the series in the first place. The writing just makes you care so much with what happens to the characters. It got my heart racing and I’m not ashamed to admit that I got affected with what was happening in Lindsay’s life. The cases were elaborate but believable. It’s a contrasting look at two extreme facets of the evils of human nature. One that is twisted by cynical reasoning and the other had been the product of a macabre upbringing.
How to Train your Dragon 2 TrailerJay Baruchel) are once again in an unparalleled adventure that would sure to delight and entertain audiences of all ages.
How to Train your Dragon 2 picks up from where the first movie left off with hoards of dragons and Vikings soaring up into the air on the island of Berk. With the union of the Vikings and Dragons comes the end of the war. As luck would have it, they discover a secret ice cave in one of their adventures. The ice cave was home to hundreds of wild dragons and a mysterious Dragon Rider. Their arrival was of course met with resistance and together they must stand up for what they believe in.
Ready to be Pampered by the 2013 July BDJ Box
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2013 Book Review #32 Jumper by Steven Gould
David Rice found out at an early age that he can teleport. Probably born from the need to get away from his abusive father and the social outcast that he was at school. He ran away when he found that he’s got a chance and from then on found means to survive on his own. He funded his lifestyle with robbing banks and avoiding being caught. He found love with Millie and finally his mother. However after suffering a traffic circumstance, Davy finds himself on a path of vengeance as he tried to make people pay for his suffering. However, these activities raised red flags and soon local authorities and the NSA are on his tail.
After reading the book, I understood what enraged fans of the book. The movie only retained some key aspects from the original novel and embellished on a lot to make its plot more dramatic. The paladins were nowhere mentioned in the book and it wasn’t at all necessary. The novel was okay but I found that it had dragged on for a bit in some chapters. I also didn’t like that it was mostly about vengeance but it was a good insight into what Davy can do with his teleporting abilities.
Learn some Kaiju Trivia while Pacific Rim Dominates CinemasMan of Steel last June. Pacific Rim is one of the must-see films this year and make it a point not to miss it. Meanwhile, let me interest you with some Kaiju trivia from the film.
Trying out the New Nescafe Frappe
Thursday, July 18, 2013 Food Reviews 0 Comments
Terry Crews Cosplays his Role in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, where he lends his voice for the character of Earl Deveraux. He was even shown to cosplay the role.
Will you try an Escargot Facial?
Taylor Lautner Stars as Hunky Frat Kid in Grown-Ups 2
Unleash the Fury of The Wolverine
Hugh Jackman is back in the role that brought him to the spotlight as The Wolverine in this latest movie in the franchise. A century had passed and The Wolverine finds himself in modern Japan where he’s on the run with a mysterious and beautiful heiress. He learns to battle the politics between the Samurai and the Yakuza while at the same time exposing his vulnerability and his craving for mortality.
J.K. Rowling’s New Novel Under a Pseudonym
Monday, July 15, 2013 Books 0 Comments
The Cuckoo’s Calling had received a good rating of 4.1 on Goodreads even without the readers knowing who the real author was. So I guess the ploy worked. J.K. Rowling can now indeed call herself a crime/mystery novelist without worrying about the pressure brought about by her name. Three months in though and the secret is out. Is this another ploy to get the sales for the book up? Could be. The main character of the novel is Cormoran Strike, which is a very unusual name for me. The fact that there are good reviews for this book made me curious enough to look it up. How about you? WIll you read this anytime soon?
Read the synopsis for The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) on Goodreads.
2013 Book Review #31: 10th Anniversary by James Patterson and Maxine PaetroI’ve been following the Women’s Murder Club series ever since I’ve picked up the first book. Now 10 books in and the series looked to be going strong. I find that it’s the series that I always default going back to everytime I need a crime novel fix. 10th Anniversary still follows the crime adventures of Det. Lindsay Boxer, Chief Medical Examiner Claire Washburn, journalist Cindy Thomas and Assistant to the DA, Yuki Castillano, who fondly call themselves the Women’s Murder Club.
The book follows the development of two cases that places both Lindsay and Yuki both at their wit’s end trying to solve them in time. One case was of girl found almost dead on a highway and who had just apparently given birth but with no trace of his/her child with her. The other one was of a trial for a woman who was accused of killing her husband. Like the rest of the books, stories about the lives of the women continue on as well. Lindsay is finally married!
The cases in this book were nowhere as near as engaging as the ones in the early books but if you’re a loyal fan like me, I couldn’t help but read anyway. I don’t know if it was for the nostalgia or something else but I couldn’t put it down. This was a quick read and still has most of Patterson’s flairs in writing. This brings to mind though, just how long will the book series run for?
Moisturizing as a Habit: Ahava Essential Day Moisturizer
I tried out Ahava Essential Day Moisturizer for a week just to see what it could do for my skin. Directions for its use says that it should be used directly on freshly cleansed face and before your usual skin care routine. On the first day of use, I noticed that my skin became a bit more oily than usual. I blotted this out with an oil blotter and patted it dry with a compact powder and proceeded about with my day.
A Tale of Jaegers and Kaiju: Pacific Rim Movie Reviewhigh expectations for Pacific Rim. I even wore my new teal pants. By now you’re probably seen all the buzz in various social media networks about this movie and if you’re wondering what the fuss is all about, then read on. Don’t just let the trend sway you, let me make a more convincing argument about why you should see it this weekend. You need not worry, I won’t be writing any spoilers here.
A portal was opened in the Earth’s core where an alien race called the Kaiju can freely pass to pillage the Earth. It becomes evident that they were sent to invade and to exterminate the human race. The term Kaiju came from Japan which means “strange beast”. The first Kaiju to set foot on Earth was named Trespasser and destroyed the Golden Gate Bridge in 2013.
Trivia: The most famous Kaiju is Godzilla.
2013 Book Review #30: Nine’s Legacy by Pittacus LoreI’ve been following The Lorien Legacy Series by Pittacus Lore ever since I saw I am Number Four at the cinemas. My favorite members of the Garde are still Six and Nine. After reading Six’s story, I couldn’t wait to find out what the story of the other Loriens were like. I was really glad when this short story of Nine’s life was released. Nine grew up to be a strong fighter and invaluable member of the Garde even if he was raised very different from the other kids of Lorien. Nine and Sandor his cephan were living at the Penthouse of the John Hancock Center.
Nine started out as scared and weak but Sandor worked hard to train him. However, his hardwork was not enough because he lacked the discipline and the passion to do so. It was only after suffering a tragic loss that he finally found the motivation to find the reason for the battle.
Tour de France Celebrations at SpiralSpiral Buffet Restaurant, you can savor the dishes of French cuisine through themed menus that highlights amazing food from different regions of France. The said themed menu is in honor of Tour de France, the legendary and most historical cycling competition that is joined by hundreds of riders around the world. Each week at Spiral will be a gastronomic tour and it’s a great way to get to known traditional French food. I got to sample these wonderful dishes recently and it was a very good experience.
To start off our meal was a wine tasting by Mr. Damien Marchenay, the director of food and beverage. At the wine-tasting, I got excited by the sight of all those wine glasses and the cheese platters. We were served to sample three kinds of wine.
Two Terrifying Films Coming our Way
The Conjuring features the investigations of Ed and Lorraine Warren played by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson to help a family living in a secluded farmhouse. Roger and Carolyn Perron (Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor) are the residents of the house who were plagued by a demonic entity. As is the case when the subject is very unpredictable, The Warrens soon find themselves with something that would make them fear for their very lives.
The Layers and Scents of the Selena Gomez PerfumeBDJ Box, not only do I get excited for the variety of make-up items that I find in there but I also get giddy when there are perfume samplers inside. For the April BDJ Box, I got to try the Selena Gomez Perfume which came in this cute spritzer with a magenta nozzle. Before I get into detail about how the perfume smelled like. Let’s take a look first at the celebrity behind the perfume.
Selena Gomez is presently 21 years old and one of the most successful teen stars from Disney. She is most probably best known for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place, her show on the Disney channel. She stands tall at 5’5” and was most recently in a relationship with Justin Bieber. She appears to be a host of a lot of talents because not only can she act, she has also recorded an album entitled “Kiss & Tell” which gained a Gold record award in sales. She is also reportedly about to launch her own clothin line at Kmart – “Dream out Loud”.
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