Book Beginning #1: The Blood Of Olympus

Book Beginnings on FridaysBook Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader, where we share the first sentence (or so) of the books we are reading, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

I’ve recently stumbled upon this meme and it looks fun and easy so here’s my first post 😀

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)
Name: The Blood of Olympus
Author: Rick Riordan
Number of Pages: 528 in Hardcover
Published: October 7, 2014 by Disney-Hyperion
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Mythology, Adventure

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“Jason hate being old. His joints hurt. His legs shook. As he tried to climb the hill, his lungs rattled like a box of rocks. He couldn’t see his face, thank goodness, but his fingers were gnarled and bony. Bulging blue veins webbed the backs of his hands.
He even had that old man smell — mothballs and chicken soup. How was that possible?
He’d gone from sixteen to seventy-five in a matter of seconds, but the old man smell happened instantly, like BOOM! Congratulations! You stink!”

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Yeah. I know. This is not nearly “First sentence (or so)”. First paragraph, perhaps. I couldn’t help it. If I could just copy the whole book here. Why not? LOL. Anyway, initial thoughts. Hmm.. When I’ve read this, I immediately felt worried about Jason and really thinking “What on Earth Mother happened to him?”. Continue reading

Happy Birthday The Blood of Olympus! ♥

Currently Reading #23

It’s the 7th of October for God’s sake! Oh. God. Oh. God. I have it! AT LAST! I’m so excited and I can’t believe it. Okay. I’m hyperventilating or perhaps just exaggerating. LOL! Sorry. I have to set aside Winterspell for this. I’ve waited for this for ages and there’s no way I’m not reading it now. 😀

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)Name: The Blood of Olympus
Author:
Rick Riordan
Number of Pages:
528 in Hardcover
Published:
October 7, 2014 by Disney-Hyperion
Genre:
Fantasy, Young Adult, Mythology, Adventure

Goodreads

“Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it “might” be able to stop a war between the two camps.
The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.”

I’ve excitedly turned the pages, found this and nearly fainted..

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Happy 2nd Birthday to my Blog! Ü

Three days ago marked the 2nd birthday of my blog! Well, this specific blog since I have a couple of other blogs from different websites before. It has been 2 years of memories and fun! Though my stats have fluctuated this past few months, that did not bother me at all since I consider this as my public journal and it’s not like a Facebook status where you expect a viewer to like it or comment on it. I have always kept my blog posts positive since I want this to be my memory keeper; those memories that I can back read and smile. I am so over those days that I had to keep them on a notebook! Thanks for technology!

I have gathered some photos from my previous blogs which commonly depict my personality and what mostly composed my blog.

  • Adventures

I have always love the sea and kayaking on an open sea is a dream come true Ü (Our Rainy Summer Adventure)

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BFF’s Birthday Blast

Like every year my best friend Jacqui always see to it that her birthday celebration would be a blast. This year, we had an arrangement with a friend who’s co-owner, if I’m not mistaken, of a bar called Classique Bar at The Home Depot in Ortigas. It’s a weekday so we need to have the bar’s operating hours extended until five in the morning since Jacqui’s shift would end at 12 midnight. She invited our close friends from work and YES! WE HAD A BLAST! Ü

My Bestfriend Jacqui, the birthday girl

Jacqui and her hubby Don

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A Food way to celebrate!

Alie’s growing too fast.. Too fast I can’t imagine him having girlfriends already.

We celebrated his 10th birthday and initially we planned to go out for a movie but it turned out as a pig out day since we ate a lot.. seriously! Hubby, Alie and I were arguing which place to go to for dinner that night but Alie and I won! Haha! We wanted some pasta, chicken and pizza! Ü

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Our Birthday Swim ♥

Who says it’s too late for summer? Well, remember me complaining about my frustrations to have that one summer getaway that would definitely quench my thirst for fun? Our birthday [Yeah. Hubby and I shares the same birthdate Ü] was the best time to have it, I guess.. and my Dad was my Fairy GodFather who made my wishes come true Ü

Our actual birthday is May 29 but we decided to have the Birthday Swim last May 30th so my siblings can come too. We had it at Jed’s Island Resort in Calumpit, Bulacan. It was the perfect weather.. The sky was partly cloudy and the breeze was just right.

I’ve accidentally erased my supposed to be header of this blog, unfortunately so I picked this instead. It’s not as good as my first shot though..

He greeted me at the entrance. Hihi Ü

The birthday boy ♥

The entrance at the hanging bridge. There’s my Hubby planking and my brother. Lol!

That hanging bridge scared the sh*t out of me for real. It’s swaying especially if there are people crossing it like this shot. I may look like smiling but I’m trembling like hell. LOL!

Luckily, we got a cottage near 2 kiddie pools for my nephew and nieces.

Ayeee.. I’m the queen of the world! Ü

My brother, nephew and nieces ♥

The birthday celebrants Ü

I took a lot of photos so I decided to just choose my favorites to post on this blog or it’ll take like forever for me to finish this. They have this leisure park that includes life-size action figures and all the cutest that you could imagine.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Shrek and the Family

Alie at the Bikini Bottom [May mga epal na mouse sa likod! Haha]

Hi Super Mario Ü

Mint.. err.. Fooling around Ü

Ahlie with his favorite characters Ü [Yes. He is stick thin]

Cheessssyyyy..

The Avatar

Mini hanging bridge

The Little Soldiers

Find me!!! Ü

Cayse + Liezl + Me

We have captured the beast!

The Fishing Village

OUCH!

Our house? Haha!

Haha! So ano to?

The Monk

The Hulk

The Frog and The Prince Ü

Chillin ♥

Me + Cayse

At the Hut

Mint as the Elephant face! LOL

With Appa, The Last Airbender’s pet Ü

Buddhist Temple

At the shore? Ü

My brother Ronnel with The Avengers

Mom, my nieces and The Justice League.. I think.

Mint and The Thing

Darth Vader

My dad trying to kill Sylvester..

with Iron Man

With my Spidey Ü

Mint and I strolled the whole leisure park and took photos of the place and the beautiful landmarks. Here’s some of the photos I took.

The Liberty Ü

The place is so beautiful and we really enjoyed the trip as obvious as the photos right? I am so happy that we were able to celebrate our birthday with my family. It was truly a day to remember and cherish. I’m hoping that we could have more trips with the family in the future. Belated Happy Birthday to us xoxo ♥♥♥

Happy Birthday Mommy ♥

My Mom’s birthday is so weird. According to her, she was brought to this world by a hilot and the hilot got confused about her birthdate. My Granny told me that her actual birthday was February 29. Yes, leap year indeed but the hilot indicated March 28 on her birth certificate. So Mom’s got 3 birthdays every year when it’s a leap year of course. February 28, 29 and March 28. We usually celebrate it every February 28 though.

My beautiful Mom ♥

Though I have a love-hate relationship with her, no one can replace her of course. She’s my ever dearest Mom. I remember her telling me that I would definitely follow her when she’ll die (not now and in the near future pls) because I don’t know anything when it comes to household chores and the like. She also added that I should look for a guy who would do everything for me. Lol! Well, thanks for my hubby, perfect choice I may say. My mom is so masipag, that’s why I always miss her when I moved out of our home. Yung feeling na pag gising mo, she’s done with the laundry, cooked lunch already (I usually woke up late, I always skip breakfast. Lol), cleaned the house and just busy reading her favorite pocket books or watching telenovelas on TV. Some says that I am the official black sheep of the family but Mom would always tell me that it’s not true. Wala daw talagang black sheep in every family. They’re just confused and lost kids that needs proper guidance in order for them to grow inline with the good things. Congrats to my Mom since I’m proud of who I am right now. She’s done a very good job. I hope for more birthdays for her, good health and all the love in the world. I ♥ you Mommy Yow Ü


Yves’ Post Birthday Bash

Yves’ birthday was actually January 10 but we were unable to celebrate it because we were experiencing poverty then. In short, taghirap kami nun. Haha! The nomo session was not really planned but hey it was a blast. We managed to have friends joined our little gathering. We even have out team leader to be there.

Yves + Boss Niki

The haggard ME + Jean + Boss NIki + Yves

My becky friends 🙂 Jules + Gerald

Gorgeous Gerald LOL 🙂

Yves’ brother Jason + Jules

Yves + Gerald

Iris + her hubby Frank

Me + my hubby Mint

Boss Niki + Iris

The Boys 🙂 Mint + Frank + Yves

Have you notice that it was like a Green party? Like most of us were wearing Green? LOL! That wasn’t planned at all. It was so much fun though there were dramas and all. Haha! Beers were pouring and they’re so drunk. Yeah, THEY were, because I only had 5 bottles of Tanduay Ice and they had 5 cases of Redhorse, I believe. Jules and Yves were so drunk that they didn’t know what they’re doing anymore. LOL! It was a non stop laughter night. Jules slept over at our place since he left his keys at home and the rest headed home by 3 in the morning. We would definitely planned for a repeat soon. That is if our schedules allow it and I hope it does 🙂