September 29, 2016

2016 Wishlist#3

Filed under: Books, Shopping — Tags: — rvchua @ 12:14 am

kindleReading from my iPad mini is a strain on the eyes, I really need to move on to another device. Since 95% of the time I use my iPad mini as an ereader, I might as well get a Kindle right? However I have never physically come across a Kindle so I don’t know if I would like it. Can I still open the ebooks I have in my laptop? I am still thinking and thinking.

September 28, 2016

Tackling More Bad Eating Habits

Filed under: Food, Health — Tags: — rvchua @ 12:38 pm

It has been almost two months since I had no chicken, pork or beef. I want to shake things up again like eating less carbs (no more bread, noodles or pasta) which is what I fall back to days when I feel stressed or I don’t  have  a lot of options.

I still need to plan before I start with the next phase. Need to find more motivation especially with the temptations I find every where.


September 25, 2016

Blood Cleaning Hacks

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — rvchua @ 2:11 am

This is pretty useful for the problems that I always have every month. I wonder if these work on really old stains.

September 24, 2016

Vision Board #2

Filed under: Books, Travel — Tags: , — rvchua @ 11:17 am

Do vision boards really work? I don’t know so this is my experiment.

I already posted my the first picture for my vision board in Facebook. What does it mean, I am not exactly sure. Is it coffee? Work? Or?

One thing I really want do again is travel. I want to travel again. I am inspired to go to any of the Nordic countries. One is Sweden. I don’t really have an idea of what Sweden looks like except for two. The first one is Nyhavn where I saw a video of Kino McGregor doing Ashtanga in front of the people who just ignored her. That video also showcased her chanting the opening chant.

Another Swedish image implanted in my mind is the rapeseed field in the first Wallander episode, the one with Kenneth Branagh. I would love to visit the countryside: Ystad, Malmo, Skane, Smaland, etc. All those places mentioned in the books!


September 19, 2016

2016 Wishlist#3

Filed under: Books, Shopping — Tags: — rvchua @ 1:35 pm

I usually only buy used books but because I was impressed with Michael J. Sullivan’s Age of Myth that I want to buy the entire The Riyria Revelations. I must be mad!


September 15, 2016

Stranger Things

Filed under: Television — Tags: — rvchua @ 11:17 am

Staying up to 3:30AM to watch all eight episodes of Stranger Things has made havoc on my face! Last night I thought I would only watch 1 or 2 episodes but I just couldn’t stop. The show gave me vibes of The Goonies, E.T., Firestarter, etc. I really appreciated that the show did not drag. In just the first episode you know the basic direction of the show. Also there aren’t a lot of unnecessary detours that arise because of stupid decisions by some characters. I can think a lot of shows that could benefit with fewer episodes.

Right now I want to learn more about the show, like 80s movie references. By the way, I seriously love Eleven’s hair!

September 13, 2016

Doctor Thorne TV Series

Filed under: Books, Television — Tags: — rvchua @ 12:14 pm

29151142I am in a quandary. I have the second and third episode of the Doctor Thorne television series which is based on Anthony Trollope’s novel of the same name. So I don’t have the first one and I don’t know what to do. Most probably, I will have to read the book first. Thankfully I don’t have to read the novels of the Chronicles of Barsetshire in order though I am already finishing up Barchester Towers. I shudder the thought that the book would be as slow as Barchester Towers and is at least a hundred pages longer.

The television show includes Tom Hollander as Dr. Thorne, Ian McShane and Alison Brie.

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg Tandem

Filed under: Television — Tags: — rvchua @ 11:50 am

I just came across this new tandem: Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. They made brownies and mashed potatoes before and have an upcoming tv series. I am seriously impressed with Snoop’s knowledge about home decorations.

September 5, 2016


Filed under: Television — Tags: — rvchua @ 12:37 pm

I never went to Versailles when I was in Paris in 2007 and I barely have any background on French history however this new tv series Versailles has caught my eye! I don’t know where to find a copy of season 1 (10 episodes) that I had to console myself with the documentary The Real Versailles hosted by Lucy Worsley and Helen Castor.

I may try to find books about the House of Bourbons. Are there noteworthy French queens not including Marie Antoinette?

September 2, 2016

Pedro Pascal’s Oberyn Martell

Filed under: Television — Tags: — rvchua @ 3:47 pm

Here is the story behind how Pedro Pascal got his role of Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones.

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