Kathleen Ocampo. 21.
Wanderlust. Writer. Book Lover. Sports Fanatic. Photographer Wannabe.
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Sizzling Gambas for dinner!
Breakfast time :)
Stayed at Islandia Hotel in Alaminos, Pangasinan
The lovely sea and the islands
Now I can finally justify why Stephen Chbosky chose the title “The Perks of being a Wallflower.”
With Charlie being a wallflower, he had the perks of seeing things in a different perspective, of seeing everything as a whole. As he had been observing everyone while he’s there in the sidelines, he was able to observe what’s it like inside, which makes him understand life more.
Let’s say, you’re in a place where everyone was busy doing things here and there while you just sat there and observed. That moment, you were able to observe what they’re doing, how a certain person acts, or you were able to see what they’re being busy of.
Since he spent his childhood and his teenage life outside the social circle, he was able to see what’s happening inside of it. In that way, he was able to understand more than let’s say those who are trying to be busy inside the social circle.
That’s what this book has taught me. Sometimes, we should take a time out of all the pressure, of all the things that are happening, and try to take a look at everything and observe. It will help us become like Charlie—someone who isn’t that judgmental, someone who understands, who appreciates, who listens, and if given a chance, someone who speaks from the heart.
My Book Boyfriend is a weekly blog meme hosted by Missy from The Unread Reader, it’s to share fictional boys we crush, include stats, picture and quotes from the character that make us swoon. If you interest to join, visit Missy’s introduction post about My Book Boyfriend.
So okay, before I start introducing my book boyfriend this week, I would like to explain myself. I like Christian Grey sans his dark and kinky side. That means I did not choose him as my MBB this week because of his sexual expertise only but because of his funny and romantic side (and more of those reasons, actually.) Are we clear? :) Good!
So for this week, my book boyfriend (and I know most of you, if not all, know him already) is Christian Grey of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by EL James. Well, the trilogy has been very controversial and a lot of talks have been done because of it, but in the end, take it or leave it, women can’t help but fall in love with our sexy millionaire, Mr. Christian Trevelyan-Grey.
(Credits to Google for the pictures)
WHO IS HE: He is a 28 year-old super rich guy who owns and manages the Grey Enterprises Holdings, Inc. He is young, handsome, sexy, hot, charming, intelligent, and business-minded guy. As you reach the middle of the first book, you’ll find out that he has a different sexual taste: he likes to dominate a submissive (or a Dom-Sub relationship). All of the girls in his past were his subs, but he didn’t love them. It is revealed throughout the course of the trilogy that Grey had a dark past (part of it was being sexually abused by Mrs. Robinson)that made him adapt the BDSM lifestyle as his coping mechanism.
HOW DOES HE LOOK: Well, I got this from Wikipedia: “Christain is very engimatic and shown to be tall, muscular, broad-shouldered, having dark copper colored hair, and gray eyes.” And also for Anastasia, he looks better when nude. LOL.
WHO IS HIS LOVE INTEREST: Anastasia Steele
PLUS POINTS: He has an Audi R8 (which is such a sexy car), and Charlie Tango (a helicopter which he can pilot, to fly you to places you want to go.)
“You’re used of taking care to people.”
The edge in his voice attracts my attention, and I glance up at him.
"What is it?" I ask, startled by his wary expression.
"I want to take care of you." His luminous eyes glow with some unnamed emotion.
From: Christian Grey
Subject: One more request
Date: June 10, 2011 00:15
To: Anastasia Steele
Dream of Me.
CEO, Grey Enterprise Holdings. Inc.
“This is me, Ana. All of me…and I’m all yours. What do I have to do to make you realize that? To make you see that I want you any way I can get you. That I love you.”
“I thought I’d broken you.”
"Broken? Me? Oh no, Ana. Just the opposite."
He reaches out and takes my hand. "You’re my lifeline’" he whispers.”
“I lay awake for hours and watched you sleep,” he murmurs. "I might have loved you even then.”
“You’re the only person I’d fly three thousand miles to see.”
From his inside jacket pocket he produces a ring and gazes up at me, his eyes bright gray and raw, full of emotion. "Anastasia Steele, I love you. I want to love, cherish and protect you for the rest of my life. Be mine. Always. Share my life with me. Marry me."
"You wanted hearts and flowers,” he murmurs.
I blink at him, not quite believing what I’m seeing.
"You have my heart.” And he waves toward the room.
“And here are the flowers,” I whisper, completing his sentence.
Unwrapping the paper carefully so it doesn’t tear, I find a beautiful red leather box. Cartier. It’s familiar, thanks to my second-chance earrings and my watch.
Cautiously, I open the box to discover a delicate charm bracelet of silver, or platinum or white gold—I don’t know, but it’s absolutely enchanting. Attached to it are several charms: the Eiffel Tower, a London black cab, a helicopter—Charlie Tango, a glider—the soaring, a catamaran—The Grace, a bed, and an ice cream cone? I look up at him, bemused.
“Vanilla?” He shrugs apologetically, and I can’t help but laugh. Of course.
“Christian, this is beautiful. Thank you. It’s yar.” He grins.
My favorite is the heart. It’s a locket.
“You can put a picture or whatever in that.”
“A picture of you.” I glance at him through my lashes. “Always in my heart.”
He smiles his lovely, heartbreakingly shy smile.
I fondle the last two charms: a letter C—oh yes, I was his first girlfriend to use his first name. I smile at the thought. And finally, there’s a key.
“To my heart and soul,” he whispers.
And yes, I chose Matt Bomer as Christian Grey. He’s the one that should play that role. I love him (though I know he’s not straight.) But even so, I still love Matt Bomer and I appreciate his dedication to his talent and work. So Matt Bomer for Christian Grey, please?
And another thing, I love Matt Bomer as he is, not just because he’s Grey for me.
So you, who’s your book boyfriend this week?
P.S: All the quotes (except for the last one) I used in this post came from the 2nd book of the trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker, which is my favorite among the three. The last quote’s from Fifty Shades Freed.
So as my family and I welcomed the new year, my mind was full of thoughts on how would make this year better. Well it’s quite usual for a person not to do the things he or she specifically mentioned in his or her new year’s resolution list. With that said, I know I haven’t accomplished from my own list.
One of the things I wish to do this year is to spend more time with my family. Because of work, the past year was so busy for me. I know 2013 isn’t anything different, but it’s just all about time management. Well, I hope I can manage my time and allot some of it for my family.
I also promise myself to smile more this year. In 2012, I had my ups and downs. I really can’t count how many times I’ve cried in the past year. But even though I cried a lot, I was not blind to see that I was so blessed by God. It’s just I let all the negative things get into me which isn’t good. So for this year, I promise to be more positive, to be more brave, to have more strength of mind and heart, and to smile more often. I am so blessed in life that I shouldn’t be sad.
I also plan to share more of my blessings to others, most especially to those who are in need. God has given me and my family so much in life that sharing some to others will be our way of thanking Him for everything He has done for us.
And the final resolution that I have for this year is one that I want to accomplish by the end of the year. I have been saying this each and every but I didn’t succeed. So this year, I look forward to reach it.
Know what that is? To stay fit and healthy. Yes, for the past years I’d been so stubborn and lazy to exercise. But this year, I hope to be improving myself physically.
As you all know, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012-2013 was held in December. After watching it, I got so motivated to stay fit!
Credits to AdrinaLimaFans YouTube page for this video.
I hope I will be able to accomplish my new year’s resolution. I hope you do so,too.
Another chapter is about to end. We are now going to start another chapter in our lives. I hope that all the characters present in my 2012 will still be present in my 2013. Plus, I wish that there will be new characters who will add color in my 2013.
To all my blog readers, thanl you! :) To my fellow Hunger Games, Delirium, and Harry Potter fans, rock on!
To my family, friends, my boyfriend, and my boyfriend’s family, thank you for the support. To all those who tested me, who challenged me, thank you. You taught me that believing in oneself is what’s improtant.
Since 2012 is about to close, here’s my New Year’s Day anthem for all of you.
"I’m like a bird, I only fly away…."
Let’s all fly free like a bird as we welcome 2013 with our arms wide open.