Friday, December 20, 2013

So I’m Actually Driving Now…

clannad after story ichinose kotomi

Even if I’m not an expert yet, I can say that it’s actually kind of fun to drive around in my own car.

Yes, I did say “my own” car, even though I haven’t fully paid for it yet. Said car is a cute, little Kia Pride, appropriately named “Stitch”. You may not believe this, but this is a dream car for me! I wanted to own a little Kia since I was in college, but my mom refuses to let us drive small cars because she’s afraid we’ll get squished in an accident.

Ok, Mom does have a point, but medium-sized cars are much harder to estimate and tend to be a little intimidating for me to drive. I know, because I’ve owned a gold Honda City before, and it scared me to drive that car around! Stitch, on the other hand, makes me feel like I can handle him.

Although the first day I drove was really scary because I wasn’t sure about all the intersections and turns, the second day was a bit better. I’m getting the hand of it, I guess, but I still have a lot to learn.

At least I’m not that scared anymore. It would be nice to drive around on my own some time~ Let’s hope I can do that in time for my birthday at least!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Operation: Break the Casanova's Heart

10 Tasks to Accomplish:

  1. Make him notice you.
  2. Differentiate yourself from other girls.
  3. Get an invite to a date.
  4. Make the said date memorable.
  5. Make him take you seriously.
  6. Ensure that he’s sating you exclusively.
  7. Snag an invite to meet his parent.
  8. Get a kiss – a sincere one.
  9. Be the best girlfriend he’s ever had.
  10. And finally, break his heart.

I finally got the time to read OBTCH! I’ve been interested with this book for a while, mainly because it’s one of the few books that speak my first language. Also, I’ve personally met the author, Alyloony, and being the bubbly, happy person that she is, I figured her stories would be just as colorful. Heck, the girl on her book cover reminds me of her, for goodness sake!

Well, I was right. Not only was the story adorable, it made me laugh (literally) and plastered a smile on my face all day long. Of course, there were several parts in the story that made me want to smack Stephen smartly at the back of his head, Naomi too, but that what makes a good story for me; I got to feel what the characters are feeling and somehow empathize with them. And kudos to Naomi, Yannie, and Francisco Juan for tricking Kryzel! That was possibly my favorite part of the book! (Aside from Naomi’s “Oh hell no!”)

My only complaint about this book is that it was so short! I don’t know if it was because I read it too fast, but some parts, I wanted to drag on a little… just a little! I wanted to know more about Drew and his girlfriend. I wish he fought for Naomi a little more! And I wish I knew what happened to Stephen when he was away for 3 years in that boat!

However, that’s what also makes the book great, because I can either write fanfics about it or draw fanart for the parts that I wanted to happen. Hehehe!

I do think that I really read this book a bit too fast. I think I might read it again just to make sure I’m reviewing this right.

Oh, and one more thing? I heard that this was translated from Tagalog to English. I’m not completely sure about said info, but whoever translated this, my hats off to you, sir/ma’m! That was a mighty impressive feat!