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Dilemma 

Have you read a book that makes you hate it as much as you love it?

Well, lately I read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and ended up with having mixed feelings, like mixing a variety of sauces: sweet, bitter, sour, spicy…

I loved it, there’s no doubt about it. But, I hated it too. Why? I hated it when Will chose to give up despite everything Louisa had done. He made it sounded like he’s a saint by sacrificing himself. But to me, he’s a totally selfish jerk.

I know, it was his intention (to die) all along. The 6 months grace period was more to comfort his parents. Then he shouldn’t have let Louisa into his heart, nor him into her heart. He made me wanted to punch him. Cool down, it’s just a story. I know. But after reading all of Kasie West’s sweet young adult romance, this book made me mad!

Have you read this book? What’s your view? Do you love it, hate it, or have mixed feelings like me?

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Just Jot It January 1st: Persnickety

Just Jot It January is a new challenge. May I call it a challenge? Hmm… anyway, you can find the rules here if you are interested to participate. 🙂 The prompt for 1st Jan is Persnickety.

Well, I am persnickety – in everything I do, but I’m changing. For the better or worse? I really don’t know. I’ll go into every detail so much so that I sometimes irks people, my husband especially. LOL! My former boss – legal counsel and director of a listed company – loved this characteristic of mine though. We had to be meticulous when drafting legal documents and agreements. Maybe I was just over… you know… like a missing comma, a missing apostrophe, upper/lower case… etc… do you get the picture?

I’m changing. I can set high expectation of myself but I cannot force my expectation on others. Some feel that my expectations are too high, but I love to challenge myself to the limit. Still, I have to consider the people around me, whether they are up to it. Sometimes, I stressed myself out over nothing.

I just have to learn to take it easy and relax, and try not to be stressed when others cannot meet my expectation. This will be one of my new year’s resolutions.

Are you persnickety too? I would love to hear from you. 🙂

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Where did my comments go?

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Yesterday, I had spent the entire morning reading posts at the Reader and commenting at numerous wonderful posts.

I was wondering why no one replied to my comments. Maybe my notification was not working. Hence, I decided to visit some of the sites again to check for replies. But sadly, all my comments had disappeared!!! That explained why no one had replied to me! I tried leaving the comments again, second time, third time… but each time I refreshed the screen, my comments disappeared! Even today! All the comments that I had left vanished into thin air! cry-smiley

I was able to like the posts but not able to leave any comment. This is weird! Not sure since when this started. Therefore, I would like to apologise to all of you.

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You have written wonderful posts and stories. I enjoyed reading them, and had left my comments too! But they simply vanished!!! Halloween is over, but the spell wasn’t lifted from my account, I guess!

Another weird thing happened to me. Yesterday, my girl was reading my draft for the NaNoWriMo. Half way through the story, the words began to blink. The entire chapter was blinking non-stop. 😦 It was perfectly fine when I wrote it few days ago. Thank God I had saved another copy.

I wished I can leave comments on your wonderful posts soon. 😦

Do you have the same encounter?

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NaNoWriMo Summary Week #1

What am I doing here? Shouldn’t I be writing my novel? Well, today is the 6th day of NaNoWriMo. Therefore, I intended to update what I’ve been doing so far.

In October, I was so excited and couldn’t wait for November to start. When November finally came, I put on my thinking cap and wrote for three consecutive days.

On the 4th day, my speed reduced. I was like a runner who sprinted in the beginning of a marathon… big mistake 😦 ! I had so much to write that I hit 10,000 words within the first four days.

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I was a fully charged battery on Day 1. Then my energy slowly reduced like the image shown… haha.

battery-charging-reducedOn Day 5, which was yesterday, I simply had no mood to write!!! shocked

I couldn’t believe my battery went flat so soon. 😦

Thus, I declared a day off yesterday and watched movies online to my heart’s content! 😀

My daughter asked me yesterday, “Mommy, how much have you written today?”

“NONE!” I answered proudly …LOL. teasing-smile

She commented, “I’m becoming a giraffe while waiting to read your novel, yet you didn’t write a single word?”

So, I promised her that I’ll get back to my novel as soon as I FEEL like writing so that she would not turn into a giraffe eventually! 😀

Oh! Oh! Time to get to back to my novel. 😦 Frankly speaking, I prefer to blog then to write novel, as it’s more fun to write about different stuff everyday, then think of how my story will continue. Am letting the story leads me now, as I’d not finished my planning in October.

Till then! Take care and have a great weekend! 🙂