How Do You Want Your Eggs?

There are so many ways you can prepare and serve an egg. I always preferred mine to be scrambled with a little golden brown on the edges. When I make my scrambled eggs, I put a little bit of evaporated milk, salt, white pepper and McCormick's Italian seasoning to taste. It was only about a few years ago when sunny side-up or poached eggs became alternatives to my regular breakfast staple. However, I'm not here to talk about eggs altogether. I'm using eggs as a slight metaphor for intent or context behind the words we say.

For nearly half of my undergraduate degree and a good portion of my professional life, playing with words was my pre-occupation. When I was browsing for a home dictionary, I was astounded by the size and sheer volume of some units on the shelves. Each year, the dictionaries get thicker and you suddenly start to wonder what new words have been added... which among them you can use in your daily lingo...

Because of that acquired skill, like a cook and his dozens of eggs, I am able to present my intention or meaning in so many different ways. I remember when my good friends ask me for their opinion about their new haircut, purchase or predicament, my standard reply (or retort) is: how would you want me to tell you?

Those who have been my friends the longest always ask for the knife-in-the-heart version: straight-up and bites like a bitch on steroids. Some friends ask for the melts-in-your-mouth version: saccharine sweet yet hits you slowly without knowing like tequila. Others and more often, the opaque-as-mist version: not too hard, not too soft.

I have recently exercised a version that marries all three: something I have never tried before. My feelings are quite mixed by it. However, I got my intended effect. I do hope whoever he/she is would make amends to the people I care about because I don't plan to hide my whip anytime soon.

I Hauled Away... Again!

Goodness, I missed blogging. I think I've been pretty much out of it for a few days, especially since I was pre-occupied with stuff like Ben Barnes Movies and Big Bang Theories among others. But despite all that and work, one thing is never missed on my daily activities: shopping. Okay, sue me for being a girl. I like shopping but not for the typical girl stuff. If you remember my last haul post, you hardly find any girly things in it. It still applies if you consider what I've hauled since 2009 started. And to be honest, they're quite a mass. Let's start with...


For the last 3 months, there were hardly any Twilight-related books in my hauls since I've pretty much completed all the book merchandise in the saga. And here they are:
  • The Gemma Doyle Trilogy (A Great And Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels & The Sweet Far Thing) - one of, if not, the best YA book series I've read so far...
  • No Fear Shakespeare - I just love the guy!
  • East Of Eden by John Steinbeck - thanks for this, Paw! you're such a doll.
  • Ophelia by Lisa Klein
  • Money by Martin Amis
  • The City Of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
  • Beauty's Punishment & Beauty's Release by A. N. Roquelaure
  • The Princess Diaries: Diaries Collection by Meg Cabot
  • Prom Nights From Hell by Cabot, Harrison, Jaffe, Meyer and Myracle
  • Twilight Director's Notebook by Catherine Hardwicke
  • Ransom My Heart by Mia Thermopolis and Meg Cabot
  • The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
  • The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman


Or comics if you prefer the simple term for it... Haha. This is nothing really new for me since I'm in the middle of collecting the 10-volume Sandman series (if money were not an issue, I would love to collect the huge 4-volume set). But this is the first time I've discussed this set of hauls in my blog along with some magazine purchases since they're quite a few. However my comic purchases are surprisingly inspired by some TV shows. Here's what I have so far:
  • Watchmen
  • Fringe, Issue No. 1 & 3
  • Chuck, Issue No. 2-6
  • Entertainment Weekly with R/K on the cover & some Twilight Director's Notebook previews
  • Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood issue
  • Vogue US March 2009 with a feature on Stephenie Meyer
  • GQ April 2009 with Rob on the cover

CDs & DVDs

Over the last 3 months, this would probably be the set where there's a lot more Twilight-related merchandise.
  • Twilight DVD (both released locally and from Target, the latter one I love)
  • Twilight Deluxe Edition Soundtrack
  • David Foster & Friends CD/DVD set which features Charisse Pempengco as one of singers in the show
  • Charlie's Angels and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle DVDs - on sale!
  • Stardust DVD - sale too!!
  • Cloverfield DVD - sale three!!! XD


Last on my haul bit are two (2) Twilight-related merchandise that I'm really proud to have: The Cullen Crest Jewelry Set from Amazon and the ALA Twilight Celebrity READ poster. I had the latter framed (it looks stunning) and I gave the signed Peter Facinelli card which I put in a glass frame to a friend of mine. Yesterday, she showed me a picture of where she hung it on her wall. It looked like it's found its real owner, that it was at home. And it made me happy seeing it.

It's already April. While I'm sporting a big grin doing this post, I think that I need to put my wallet to rest for a while. It helps that I still have books and magazines to read, DVDs to view, CDs to listen to, and a framed poster to hang. I hope you enjoyed my latest haul post because I look forward to NOT doing this again within the next few months. Haha. XD

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