Thank You and Goodbye 2012

2012 is perhaps the most tiring and wonderful year of my life. A lot of things happened to me this year, some are good and some are bad.  I think most of them are common problems in human life, nevertheless  they taught me valuable things in life. 

My faith in some things were tested, I let go of things that I consider important in my life, I accept a reality that I should’ve been accepted  years ago, and I have to made a tough decision that I never doubt for a second that it was also the right decision. I don’t expect people around me to understand or even respect my decision, I am proud for all the decision that I made, for stand up to something that I believe in. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to to learn the important lessons, for me it seems to have come upon me all to quickly.

Now the good things that happen in my life this year, some of them are something that I don’t even dare to dream and the rest are something that I’ve been working hard to achieve. I got my college degree after a lot of tears, hard work and months of sleepless nights doing my thesis. I let go a few people that I truly consider as a friend, but hundreds (yes, hundreds) of wonderful people has come into my life this year. I’ve met some of the kindest, most generous people; I am eternally grateful and blessed to have all of you in my life.

Thank you for all the lesson I’ve learned from you 2012. 2013, BRING IT ON! I’m ready for whatever you have for me.

Happy New Year, everyone! May the year of 2013 be a year of health and happiness. And also a year of love and laughter.

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Book Boyfriends of 2012 That Make Me Breath Rapidly

(Please forgive any wrong grammar or structure, it should be noted that English is not my first language.)

I was going to pick 10 characters, but it’s just too hard to narrow it down to 10, so I settled on 15.   Intelligent, willing to do anything to save their loved ones, protective, and funny are the main reasons why I chose these delicious men:

1. Professor Gabriel O. Emerson from Gabriel Series by Sylvain Reynard

2. Satan Jack from Seraphim Series by Debra Anastasia

3. Braden Carmichael from On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

4. Stephan Coleman from Finding Anna Series by Sherri Hayes

5. Carmine de Marco from Sempre by J.M Darhower

6. Gideon Cross from The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day

7. Beckett Taylor from Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

8. Christian Grey from 50 Shades Trilogy by E.L James

9. Simon Parker from Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

10. Ryan Matthews from The Remembrance Trilogy by Kahlen Aymes

11. Ethan Blackstone from The Blackstone Affair Series by Raine Miller

12. Kellan Kyle from Thoughtless and Effortless by S.C Stephens

13. Blake Hartt from Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

14. Jack Hamilton from The Redhead Series by Alice Clayton

15. Gabe Adams from Throwaway by Heather Huffman 

 

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My 10 Best Book Couples of 2012

(Please forgive any wrong grammar or structure, it should be noted that English is not my first language.)

These characters have the most romantic and beautiful love story I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I’d like to thank the authors for sharing such a beautiful story to the world. I am forever grateful that I get the chance to read your story. Here’s My 10 Best Book Couples of 2012 list:

1. Gabriel and Julia from Gabriel Series by Sylvain Reynard

2. Braden and Jocelyn from On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

3. Ryan and Julia from The Remembrance Trilogy by Kahlen Aymes

4. Beckett and Eve from Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

5. Carmine and Haven from Sempre by J.M Darhower

6. Jack and Grace from The Redhead Series by Alice Clayton

7. Carter and Claire from Chocolate Lovers Series by Tara Sivec

8. Kellan and Kiera from Toughtless and Effortless by S.C. Stephens

9. Gideon and Eva from The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day

10. Gabe and Jessie from Throwaway by Heather Huffman

 

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Top 10 Books That I Would Definitely Read Again and Again

(Please forgive any wrong grammar or structure, it should be noted that English is not my first language.)

Well, not exactly 10 ‘cause some of them are series. But I will tell you in advance, they’re THAT good.

1. Gabriel Series by Sylvain Reynard

2. Sempre by J.M Darhower

3. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

4. Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

5. Finding Anna Series by Sherri Hayes

6. All books written by Heather Huffman

7. The Blackstone Affair Series by Raine Miller

8. Bittersweet Seraphim by Debra Anastasia

9. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

10. Down to You by M. Leighton

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Top 10 Books I’m Glad I Read in 2012

(Please forgive any wrong grammar or structure, it should be noted that English is not my first language.)

I love reading. It keeps me alive, just like eating and breathing. There are a lot of books that I read in 2012. But there are 10 books that hold special place in my heart because of their stories and because of series of events that follow after I read said books. Here are top 10 books I’m glad I read in 2012:

1. 50 Shades of Grey by E.L James

2. Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

3. Throwaway by Heather Huffman

4. Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

5. Sempre by J.M Darhower

6. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

7. Bared to You by Sylvia Day

8. The Siren by Tiffany Reisz

9. Slave by Sherri Hayes

10. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

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Here’s Why…

(Please forgive any wrong grammar or structure, it should be noted that English is not my first language.)

This post is not something that I want to write, but I need to get this off my chest. My kind friends on twitter has been asking me what it is that bothers me so much today. The attention that they give to me is really overwhelming, in a good way. You see I’m used to being invisible. So here’s my story…

In my post I’m Grateful for my Friends I mention something about a back stabbing bitch/former friend.  I’ve known her since my 2nd year of college. It’s safe to say that she’s one of few people that I truly consider as a friend. She graduated a year before me because I took on the job training outside the country and frankly because her grades are a hell lot better than me. Back on December 2011 she contacted me and told me that her boss is planning to open a 3 star hotel with her as the General Manager and she needs my help to set up a few things because she doesn’t know anyone else who knows more about room division than me. I was busy with my thesis at the time (I planned to graduate on February), but I just can’t see my friend being so helpless so I agreed to help her with a few things.  Then her boss offers me a job as Room Division Manager and I took it. Between December to February my days is filled with research for my thesis, class and work. But don’t worry, I manage to graduated on February as plan. 

On August I found something that really shocked me (work related) and I confronted her about it. But nothing’s changed so I chose to quit my job with whatever dignity I have left. I give my notice and she makes no attempt to stop me. In fact she encourage me to quit sooner rather than later. Believe me when I say I have no choice but to quit. If I have any option I wouldn’t give up my job so easily. September 29th was my last day at work and she didn’t say anything that day,  so I just go through my last day and went home. I plan to take rest for a while, so  I make no attempt to find another job. 

Today (December 3rd 2012) I ask her to give me a recommendation/reference letter so I can use it to find another job. But she won’t give it to me, saying that an employee has to work at least a year to get that kind of letter. The instance I received her message, tears started to falling down. It’s the first time I cry since this whole mess started. I didn’t cry because she won’t give me the letter, I’m sure I can manage something else, I cry because it seems to me like our years of friendship means nothing to her. 

You know the sad part is? I’m not/can’t angry or hate her for everything. I just don’t understand and confuse as to how could she do this to me? Me, the only friend who’s willing to help her when nobody else can’t or won’t. Me, the only friend who attended her father funeral two years ago. Me, the one who help her get to where she is today.

I’m no angel by any means. But I never hurt other people on purpose or walk away on someone in troubles when I can help or at least try to help (All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing and all that).  

I don’t know why, but  in all that mess all I can remember is this quote: “For if you truly believe that kindness is never wasted, you have to hold tightly to that belief even when the kindness is thrown back in your face”

― Sylvain Reynard, Gabriel’s Inferno

Now, I’m questioning my ability to judge people’s character and where I went wrong with this friendship?

I really can’t thank my twitter friends enough with their support today. Siobhan, Professor Emerson FP, Manda, Debra, Lauren, Fiona, Squally, Elena, Terry, Caroline, and Joan I’m really lucky to have you guys. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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