My Own Kind Of Paradise

“I have always imagined that Paradise
will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges

Heaven has a library…

It all started back when I was in my elementary years. While waiting for my parents to pick me up at school, I always end up waiting for them at our school libraries. It’s the place where I can be comfortable enjoying even if its I am only by myself. In this place is where I can have countless adventures and creating my own fantasy world. Ignoring the time and the people around me, I am in my own little paradise.

Browsing in libraries and bookstores are one of my hobbies. I think I can spend a whole day in those places just browsing and reading different kinds of books. I believe there is hidden treasure somewhere in those pile of books. I am always looking
and searching, different kind of novels with different kind of genre. Sometimes I am looking for the classics, from children’s book classics to romance novel, I just have this huge attachment to anything that pertains to something classical cause I feel
there’s a certain magic in those books.

Aside from reading and browsing books, I also like collecting them. I like the feeling in my own place to be surrounded by books, it feels like I have a companion just waiting to for their cure to tell their own stories. Not only that those books fills up the empty wall with their different designs and stories. Often times I just sit in front of them
wondering which book to read or simply trying to tell myself the stories on each of those books, which is kinda hard but I have my favorite one.

I am not obssessed with books, I just love them and sometimes when you love something its hard to explain. Its hard to explain  why I would rather choose to read hardbound books rather than just reading the movie adaption from that novel. Whenever someone asks me why I like to read books, its hard to find the answer
that fits the question maybe because there is no appropriate answer when it something you love.

For a bookworm like me, my place of solitude and relaxation is a place filled with books. It’s my own little world, my own little fantasy, and adventure, mostly it’s my own little paradise.

Here’s my list of my favorite books that turned into a movie or a TV series adaptation, I read and watch both.

  1. Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit
  2. Harry Potter
  3. The Fault in Our Stars
  4. Maze Runner Trilogy
  5. Game of Thrones
  6. Heroes of Olympus – The Series
  7. Narnia – Novel Series
  8. Time Travelers Wife
  9. Pride and Prejudice
  10. Les Miserables – Abridged Version

New Year’s List

Here it comes again one of the most awaited event, NEW YEAR!
Goodbye to the old and hello to the new. it brings positive joys, the plans for the year or maybe that never-ending New Year’s resolution. Even the media is at frenzy when it comes to New Year, they are all planning something to welcome it. Of course, one of the most looking forward topics is the Big Hit News for this year 2015.
Yeah, they will always have that list of news that catch wide attention whether positive or negative.

It made me think of having my own Big Hits for 2015, the highlights of that happen in my life. It is not for me to boast but to show that before  welcoming the New Year we should always
look back to what happen this year and always be thankful for the blessings that came our way.

Here’re my Top 10 Big Hits!

1. Overnight with my Friends – We had food trip, movie marathon, and with the ladies DIY home spa, karaoke and late night talks. It’s our bonding moment

2. Movie Marathon – By myself watched those movie series that I always love – Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribean and Harry Potter also the TV series Game of thrones

3. Cooking Experiment – Yeah I am not really much into cooking but ever since I watched the movie “Chef” and “One hundred foot journey” I started to busy around the kitchen for months.

4. Zumba! – I am not very much into health and fitness, but I enjoy doing Zumba, even if it’s only once.

5. Reunion with my old friends – Yeah you will always have that old friends who can’t wait to be with you.No matter how long you have not seen each other you still consider them your friends.

6. Summer Camp – Youth summer camp one of the highlights of my year. I meet some new friends and hang out with the old ones.

7. Storm before the travell day – It was a memorable event for me, I think I can relate it about my own life.

8. Ships and Seas – It’s been a long time since the last time I travel by ship and I love the experience. Add up to my bucket list vacation on a cruise

9. Dogs and Cats – I am an animal lover, got reunited with my dogs and cats after long years of separation. Yes, I finally got a chance to go back home and with my furry friends.

10. Teaching – It is a vocation, not a profession. That’s what I mostly doing right now teaching some ladies here  in our place. It was fulfilling, knowing I am giving them something worth listening for.
Well, that’s my big hits that happened in my life this 2015. Even though there also not so good times, all I can say is “This had been a good year for me!”

What’s your big hit list for this year 2015?