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Fallen

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This book is sure to give you a blind rush of forbidden love as passion ignites lovers LITERALLY as they come close to each other. A religious mistake breaks the cycle and as the past is revealed and explained, they have their first chance and attempt at their happy ending.

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The Red Pyramid

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Cover. Check. Title. Check. Content. Check. Check.
Remember the time in English class where you need to make a story? It was never recommended to use the first person’s point of view. In fact, it is said to be lame. But those who said so should be fired and shut downed because this book just made it to the list of bestsellers using a first person’s point of view.
Rick Riordan finally broke the status quo once again with another book bound to make you regret buying the other one. Riordan wrote about Greek and Roman gods when the people are demanding vampire and werewolf paranormal romance and his books were neck to neck with others in the list in a different genre.
Sibling relationship is now in with him and just a bit of romance to keep the readers thirsty. Twists and turns and a whole of unspoken promises are sure to surprise you by the time you read the book. Seriously though, you should read it.
I mean, yeah, it’s not the first of its kind to use a first person’s view nor is it the original in using siblings as the main character. But his books are always a good read and he has never let down on expectations, he just exceeds them. His new series Kane Chronicles has such a divine starting point in the form of the first book, The Red Pyramid. The Red Pyramid might not be too smooth or too sassy or interesting compared to others, but it shows promises and thrills enough to make you want to buy the next one.
The introduction might be too much and too flashy but it serves purpose and justice to the content. After all, it is from a different perspective. The ending comes abrupt to you as the story is so-called ‘narrated from a digital recording’ and it’s a bummer that you know they get to do another adventure giving off the ‘suspense’ vibes to future events.
With a very distinguishable uniqueness, its flair comes from its unusual sense of magic and history from Egypt.
Carter and Sadie are at stand-offs, not very much surprising given their experience of growing up. The story is on a neutral base but readers are seemed to be more or less forced to pick a side ( I’m on carter’s …or maybe Sadie’s).
Most of the story is based on fact (yeah, I know… I did some research) but it is not at all boring or geeky. Maybe it is a bit geeky, but in a nice way. It’s actually nice to enjoy reading a book while picking up some random facts about Egypt from it.
The book may be overshadowed by the past series of Percy Jackson and the Olympians but red Pyramid is sure to make you feel like embarking on your own adventure. The book is a hit so save some pocket money and be sure to buy a copy ASAP.
Two thumbs up to Rick Riordan!

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Falling in love

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Teenagers these days seem to succumb into hormones and emotions faster and harder compared to their parent’s generation.

Almost all of them are in a relationship and the remaining singles are busy with studies, waiting for the “right guy” or plain engrossed in something else. Rules and reprimands seem to serve no purpose anymore as the saying “rules are meant to be broken” became famous. Nobody obeys them anymore.  But as age comes into the picture, the question remains unanswered, “Are we ready for a relationship?”

Whether it is just peer pressure dictating we need a partner to belong with the crowd or hormones dictating love notes, nobody knows for sure. All we know is what we feel for that person and that is elation, joy and happiness. We go further into the relationship craving for the promise of love only to hit a hard wall as both parties fall out of love and realize the bitter end as a split is coming in.

A cries, screams and tantrums with a lot of thing-throwing follow. Tears , lots of them and ultimate pain  are always at the end of goodbye and its either you part as friends or you part as enemies, you’ll still conclude that you are not meant to be for each other.

You might move on and let go or else you’ll stay, mourn, be left behind and hang on to a hopeless case of reconciliation. Things become awkward with you and your exes and you’ll always miss the feeling of having someone behind your back, of somebody comforting you.

Frankly, I don’t think twelve to sixteen years of experience is enough to say you are in love and if there is an instance that they have found the right one, well, pray, it isn’t the right time to work on loving them, and this institution is the least romantic getaway for any couple.

And frankly, who am I to dictate your hearts with your loving? But as life goes on  and my feelings and emotions roll in turmoil, with my pulse racing, my heart beating and my face flushing, God help me, I fervently hope I am not falling helplessly in love.

Falling in love

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Teenagers these days seem to succumb into hormones and emotions faster and harder compared to their parent’s generation.

Almost all of them are in a relationship and the remaining singles are busy with studies, waiting for the “right guy” or plain engrossed in something else. Rules and reprimands seem to serve no purpose anymore as the saying “rules are meant to be broken” became famous. Nobody obeys them anymore.  But as age comes into the picture, the question remains unanswered, “Are we ready for a relationship?”

Whether it is just peer pressure dictating we need a partner to belong with the crowd or hormones dictating love notes, nobody knows for sure. All we know is what we feel for that person and that is elation, joy and happiness. We go further into the relationship craving for the promise of love only to hit a hard wall as both parties fall out of love and realize the bitter end as a split is coming in.

A cries, screams and tantrums with a lot of thing-throwing follow. Tears , lots of them and greatest pain  are always at the end of goodbye and its either you part as friends or you part as enemies, you’ll still close that you are not meant to be for each other.

You might move on and let go or else you’ll stay, mourn, be left and hang on to a hopeless case of reconciliation. Things become awkward with you and your ex and you’ll always miss the feeling of having someone behind your back, of somebody comforting you.

Frankly, I don’t think twelve to sixteen years of experience is enough to say you are in love and if there is an instance that they have found the right one, well, pray, it isn’t the right time to work on loving them, and this institution is the least romantic getaway for any couple.

And frankly, who am I to dictate your hearts with your loving? But as life goes on  and my feelings and emotions roll in turmoil, with my pulse racing, my heart beating and my face flushing, God help me, I fervently hope I am not falling helplessly in love.

Kristia41

Defining P-Noy

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                    “P-noy is just       misunderstood,” is what I can say of him.

Forced into the limelight by his parents’ popularity and democratic roles in the society, he is pushed and pressured to follow in his parents’ footsteps and lead the nation up the ladder of success.

He is an individual with a bland personality and down-to-earth strata as seen on national television and heard on his press conferences, known as one who never cracks under hard work and smiles with wrong timing. Oftentimes, his speeches are never breathtaking in form but contain so much in promise and hope for a better future.

His presidential term has not even reached its peak yet the people he led are expecting him to have done much more and will do more in so little time. But I can say that government projects are currently much more active now compared to the last few years of my existence. Besides, there is a limit to how much one can do in six years.The mistakes of the past cannot be altered entirely in one seating.

P-noy’s trust rating are climbing up after the low downfall of last recordings of SWS and individuals are now appreciating his decisions and the changes he made in their lives, yet, they are still not satisfied and want more from P-noy each day.

A humble man, he chose to serve his country before his own happiness. Criticism has no effect on his demeanor and he behaves as if hearing them is a good thing. His weird quirks are hard to understand and I never got the hang of his facial expressions and his ultra simple but long and promising speeches but I trust him. I trust him enough to put our country’s welfare into his hands. I trust him, because I believe that with his leadership, our country might get the chance for a shot for prosperity.

Kristia41

My teachers, My Heroes

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Teacher are really difficult people to understand. You can’t grip their perception on things and their reactions are far from their expectations.. And the most difficult thing is that when you think you know them, a different side of them appears, making you a lot more puzzled than before.

But I think their trait is a factor that binds me closer to them.  To most teachers, I may just be an average student who comes and goes after  four years, never to be seen again.

To a simple student, teachers are individuals to be endured for ten months every year for fifteen years or so.  To them, every Monday is dreaded and Friday is celebrated.

Well, to me, teacher are specks of gold, meant to be treasured for they are rare to find and valuable to man.  It takes luck to be able to find one in this world.

They bring happiness to be found and collected in my quest to my ultimate goal. A simple word from their lips sends hundred of tremors through my brain which branches out to ” Huh?” and “Ahh.”

They give off light and leave trails that enables me to follow a path towards a better future and the hints and pieces of puzzles they give to me are then pieced together to finish the puzzle of education and growing up.

Hundred of items and skills were passed down to me from different teachers and information and wisdom from them prove to be priceless in the world of moral etiquette.

The list for the things they’ve done to me, for me and for others is endless and this blog post is hardly the beginning. Saying thank you to them is not enough to compensate the pain, suffering and enduring they have to keep up with during the process of molding me into a better citizen, student and person.

I truly find it difficult to express gratitude in person but through my writings and ideas, I wish to let you understand that My Teachers are My Heroes!

Kristia41

This is an entry to the Thank You, Teacher Blogging Contest on The Teacher’s Notebook