Wednesday, 31 December 2014

TOP 15 FAVORITE BOOKS BEFORE 2015 !


Hello Beautiful People!

Happy New Years Eve ! Before 2015 comes knocking the door, I made a list of my
TOP 15 FAVORITE BOOKS BEFORE 2015 !

1. City of Heavenly Fire
2. The Darkest Minds
3. The Infernal Devices Series 
4. Divergent Series
5.The Book of Tomorrow
6. Wonder
7. Scarlet
8. Paper Towns
9. Let it Snow
10.The Heroes of Olympus
11. Made for You
12 Percy Jackson and the Olympians
13 If I Stay
14 Eleanor and Park
15 Graceling

I have already leave a link on them if you want to check them out and leave in the comments what is your top 15 favorite books before 2015 knocks on our door. I would love to know !

HAPPY NEW YEARS !


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Monday, 29 December 2014

Curry Chickpeas Recipe || Healthy Eats

Curry Chickpeas Recipe

A filling vegan lunch or ideal dinner for the cold winter days. It's pack with goodness and leave your body healthy and full through out the day.




I N G R E D I E N T S

  • a drizzle of oil
  • one red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3-4 mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of boiled chickpeas
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of boiled corn
  • 1 cup of water
  • a thumb of ginger
  • some sriracha (optional)
  • dash of salt and pepper


I N S T R U C T I O N S

  • Heat the pan with oil and add in onions, ginger and garlic.
  • Sautee for a few minutes till it hits a little yellowish but not brown
  • Add in the bell peppers, corns and mushrooms
  • cook it for a few minutes then add in the boiled chickpeas together with the fresh tomatoes.
  • Then when it's all mixed, add the curry powder and sriracha.
  • Add water depending how you like your soup's thickness.
  • a pinch of salt and pepper to season it then let it cook for a little more.
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5 tips on How To Start Reading More for the New Years

Hello Beautiful People,

I have heard many people saying that they want to start reading more and at starters, they do, but that only lasted a few weeks. Some would say they "weren't born to read" while some would say that they simply have no time. But what I think is that you don't find the time to read, you simply make the time to read. Reading can be fun and enjoyable, trust me on this one.

Here are some tips to get started on reading for the new years.

1 . Don't be ashamed.


Sometimes, people don't intend to read because it's not "cool" You know whats not cool? Not been able to experience the world and the magic books brings. Its like taking you to a whole new world , escaping the reality.

John Green said, "Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself.” 


2. Get a library card


Once you are committed to go to a public library, borrow one or two books.  I find that when you borrow a book, you are more likely to read it then when you buy them. This is because library has due dates for you to return the books you borrowed. Thus this makes you set a goal or a deadline. You will have to train yourself to read the book before the deadline while buying them you won't feel the need to do pretty much anything at all.

3. Join a book clubs


Book clubs usually helps you with understanding the story more in general. So when you join and participate in one, you are most likely to read the book before hand so you don't feel lost or left out.. If you don't know where to find a book club, check the local library, there will be book clubs and book evens where readers gather together to share their thoughts.

4. Find your interest


You cant be reading a book you have totally no interest in. It's like reading History textbook. Unless you like it then read it otherwise, don't waste your time. I find that when I am interested in one specific type of book, I could inhale it in one sitting. But if the book isn't my type of genre then you will find the book lying round my room for a week ! Thus, discover and explore different variety of genre, then decide what you like best and which you are most interested in.

5. Sign up for Audio Book !

Audio Book is basically a book but instead of reading it to yourself, someone else it reading it to you and the best part is, you only have to listen. I find it helpful to have audio book when your have a busy schedule. You could listen to the book while you get ready for work in the morning, you could listen to the book while you make dinner for your family, and you could even listen to it through your phone when you are driving and stuck in horrifying traffic. Its a good and easy way to get a head start in dipping yourself into the world of books. I will link the audio book website at the side bars so feel free to check that out !


These are my 5 tips on How To Start Reading More for the New Years ! I hope you enjoy and find this a little helpful. If you have more tips and tricks, comment below or send me a Tweet !

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Sunday, 28 December 2014

Brain Booster Foods || Healthy Eats


Hello Beautiful People !


As the new years is ringing our door anytime soon, it's time for us to get our wish list filled and planned. Everyone wants to start eating healthy for the new year and a great way to do so is start with the first meal of the day ! Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day.

Here are the reasons why:
  • Breakfast improve your memories
  • Breakfast improve your concentration
  • Breakfast improve your verbal communication
  • Breakfast improve your mood
What to Eat:
  • Whole Grains
  • Berries
  • Bananas
  • Walnuts, Pecan and almonds
  • avocados
  • green tee
What I love for my breakfast is a simple oatmeal top with lots of cinnamon. I add cranberries, coconut flacks, nuts and even berries. If you are not a breakfast person, start small, but seriously, once you start, you will want breakfast for every meal ! Truly speaking, I don't wake up early and have breakfast, I wake up early FOR breakfast ! It's simple that good. Be creative and you will fall in love.

I did a blog post about the number of overnight oats or simple oats you could make to get motivated here .



Not a oatmeal fan? no excuses ! here is a simple all year round parfait you could try !



And if you are not a breakfast person, then starting with juices is a big benefit !
check out all the different juice you could make for the morning here !

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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Never Fade || Book Review



Never Fade Book Review

Ruby was working with the devil the last time we saw her. She erased Liam's memories of her in order to keep him safe. She killed and destroy for the devil to seek freedom but was freedom worth the risk?
Ruby was a leader of a small ground of 4. There's Visa, Jude and Nico. Visa was a Blue. Jude was Yellow and Nico was a green that as a pretty darn amzing skill in computer. On one mission, her mentor asked her to save Prisoner 27. They were trained not to ask question and just do as they say. Learning that the prison was about to blow up, Ruby didn't follow the order to stay in the prison. She got out and when she was free, she saw him, Prisoner 27, Liam's brother, Cole.

She couldn't believe her eyes, someone such like Liam but so much different as well. She saved him and brought him in. After the explosion was over, Cole secretly asked Ruby for help. The devil of the system was trying to find a intel drive that Cole stole from the laburatory. He claims that it contains knowledge of the cure. A cure to their difference, a cure to make all the greens, blues, yellows, oranges, and reds equal. Despite the good news, the intel drive wasn't with Cole, when the police came for him, he left it in his jacket and the worst part was, Liam has the jacket. Ruby's brain screamed at her and her heart yelled back. She didn't want to face him but she has to save him. She agreed to help Cole, only if he agreed that Liam would be left untouched.

Ruby escaped the system to finished what Cole started. However, she wasn't alone in this mission. Jude and Visa came along. No matter how much she didn't want them too, she knew they were better with her outside the system then to be inside. Her first guess on where Liam would be was his parent's house. She knocked on the door and a familiar face came by, Chubs. He was shot, bleed and dead but now he was standing in front of her, well and fit. She told Chubs about the intel drive and they went to find Liam together, knowing that it wasn't safe anymore to stay in the house. 

Things got worst on the road, they got captured by a group of Blues. The leader, Knox, tortured the kids he capture. If they are useful, they are allow to hunt and get rewarded but if they are too weak and too powerless, they starve and die in disease. When Ruby and the other got caught, they would not help Knox so he sent to a room filled with trapped kids. In the room, kids were skinny, weak, sick and dying. In the center of the room, lies a man, just about Ruby's age, lying on the floor, sick, his face was familiar, when he turned, Ruby held her breath. Liam.

Liam was sick and got caught for a week or two. Ruby was furious and went to destroy Knox. Knox knew Ruby was coming so he declare a challenge for Ruby and Visa. They were going to fight, not against each other but against someone, something, a Red. The Red, was big in size and had yellow teeth, chained up like an animal. Whenever they tried to hurt him, he burn them. Ruby knew there wasn't a way to win this by force, so she reach into his mind. She saw the Red's pass, Masson, was his name, she saw what a normal life he had before this and she saw what horrible things they had done to him, treating him as an animal. Using Ruby's powers, she talked to the Red with her mind and Masson turned against Knox, killing him in the process. 

When Liam got better, he remembered, he remember Ruby and the love he had for her. No power is greater then true love. Ruby now had the intel drive and was debating on weather to go back to the system and give it to Cole, or disappear with Liam. She knew her duties and she knew she would never forgive herself knowing that there was a cure but too selfish to share. When she was going back to the system, she fell into Clancy's maze. He wanted the intel drive he wanted to cure. But not to use it , to destroy it. It was an insult to him that they were finding the cure to take away their ability, they powers, and there identities. The leader of the cure investigation, was a Professor and she was Clancy's mother.  

The cure was destroyed and the system collapsed, exploded from a boom. Number of kids were trap in it, including 15 year old Jude. Ruby's heart shatter into pieces for he was like her little brother. When they think things could finally end, it got worst. Now, they have to start over again but Cole as leader. Now, they won't hide underground but go up front to destroy the government. Now they won't hold back their powers. 

Rate : 4.5/5 
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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Made for You || Book Review


Made For You

A girl named Eva was pretty, popular, and loved. She was the center of the star, the one most boys wouldn't take their eyes off. One day, she had an accident, the accident nearly killed her but she lived. Tho there's a catch, her leg was broken and her skin was badly cut that she had scars all over her face. Despite that, Nate, her childhood friend that ignored her through her high school, re-appear into her life. 

She is alive now, but she isn't safe. It wasn't an accident, and there was a murderer on the run. 

After the accident, another girl died, her friend, and on her skin craved letters : For you Eva. Eva didnt know who it was and why he was doing it. But despite that there's a killer trying to kill her, she discovered something more deep and mysterious. Since the accident, she could see someone's death sentence when they touched her bare scared skin. She saw many of her friend's death, Grace (her best fried), Piper, Madison, Reid, Nate and Robert (her ex boyfriend). Some death were unpreventable, but others were because of the killer. She saw how the killer hunt them down because of Eva, she saw how the killer earn their truth then kill them, she watch the hope in their eyes slowly fade as the killer crave words of Eva on them. Only Grace and Nate knew about her ability. She tried to prevent things from happening, asking her friends not to go to certain places that she seen them die, asking them to stay home and have the police as their emergency hotline. 

She thought she could stop the killer from killing but she was far too wrong. The killer wasn't just anyone, the killer was a close friend, the friend that had been there all the time, hiding in the back ground, watching her, and planning every move. A killer A friend that was there for her, that showed no interest yet had million. The killer was Reid. Reid thought that since he couldn't kill Eva the first time, it was a sign that they should be together from God. He was going out of sanity. When Nate and Eva found out, it was too late, three of her friends were killed and Reid kidnapped Grace. Without thinking, Eva tried to called Reid out and lead them to Grace. Together with Nate, they went to Reid and he brought them to Grace with the deal that he would trade Grace for Eva. When they found Grace, she was going to escape. Grace and Nate attacked Reid. Nate was a big boy but poor Grace was too small, too tired. Reid took the advantage and knocked her out. Grace knocked her head. Thinking that her best friend, Grace was dead, Eva pulled the trigger.

This book got me out of my seat ! It was both thrilling and dangerous yet beautiful. Melissa has a talent to capture your heart with her writing and let the characters flatter your soul.

Rate : 4.8/5

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Bitterblue || Book Review

Bitterblue Book Review 

This book is about Bitterblue becoming a queen she never wants to be. She was blinded by her nobles and her advisers that her kingdom was safe and had moved on from the pass. But little did she know. One day she sneak out and found a group a nice people. She create a new identity and tried to help them with their problems. Those people, Teddy and Saf, were trying to save the kingdom, repair what Leck had done and recover what was destroyed. But something was always chasing after them. Someone was always hunting them down, burning their houses and destroying the ones who seek the truth.

Bitterblue, Po, and Katsa search deep into the mystery and found nothing. Each turn was a dead end. Bitterblue learnt not to trust anyone because the closer she gets to someone the higher risk she face. Saf and Bitterblue got closer together and Bitterblue was deciding to tell Saf her true identity, his queen. But she suffer from dilemma. Once Saf knew, they had a large argument which sentence Saf to death. Luckily Saf could hide and had Bitterblue covering for him. Together, Po Katsa and some of Bitterblue most trusted friends help her relive the truth of what her father, Leck had done to the kingdom. Leck's death doesn't not break the compulsion but ignite it. In the end, Bitterblue found out that it was her noblest, her advisers and even her most trusted friend, Tield that had been responsible for all the murder, burning houses and kidnaps. Bitterblue learnt that it wasn't entirely their fault, it was a way for them to forget and heal from the pass and when someone tried to bring it back to live, they got triggered. They kill people who tried to learn the truth of the cruel past. The truth about them. Leck did not cut all the animals and the little girls. Leck watches as he forces his advisers, his nobles to do the dirty work themselves. The advisers and nobles were compelled and forced to cut, to rape, to torture the weak.

Bitterblue wanted to start her kingdom fresh by not covering up the pass but learn from it and heal every edge of the kingdom that Leck had destroy. Bitterblue character had definitely grown and became stronger through the whole series. This book is easy to read, and very exciting as well. What I love most is that it has a lot of mysteries and trilled that really draws you in to the book and makes you wanting more.

Rate : 4.5/5 
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Monday, 15 December 2014

Top 5 Myth from Childhood

Hello Beautiful People!


Do you remember some of the things we 90s kids do as a believe? Here are some top 5 myth that we thought were or still is true.

1. Counting 1 to 100 when we can't fall asleep.


I remember when I just could not go to bed, my dad would ask me to count 1-100. But guys, the thing is, it doesn't work this way. Sleeping was meant for our brains to rest and shut down from thinking after the whole day of work. Yes I know there is REMS and Dream modes but those come naturally, when you count 1 to 100, then you are basically forcing your brain to think and come up with the next number. The reason why we do fall asleep after counting is because you give up and just decide to shut your eyes and go to bed. End of story.


2. You use your whole brain 


I have read that if you are right handed, you use your left brain, and if you're left handed you use your right brain. Its not true! Every part of your brain works.Its just that when doing different activities, different parts of your brain get trigger to function. Say if you are walking, the center of your brain functions. When you are seeing things, the front part of your brain awakes. When you are memorizing stuff, your right side of the brain moves it's gear. So we do use all of our brains, congratulation !

3. Counting till ten will calm you down when you are angry at someone.


When you are angry, just be angry, counting till ten just make you feel annoyed and eventually over power the anger emotions. But psychologically, it doesn't work. We human are meant to feel things. Let say you are happy, you don't count to ten to stop being happen so why do you want ti count to ten when angry? Be angry and be what your mind whats to feel. The more you go against it the more you will think about it and the more you over think it. So stop counting to 10, you will just annoy your brain.

4. Dropping a penny from a tall building will kill someone.


If you were to head to the top of the Empire State Building and fling a penny down to the sidewalk below, it won’t kill anyone. Pennies are fairly lightweight at around one gram and being a flat circle doesn't bode well in terms of aerodynamics.

5. It takes seven years to digest swallowed chewing gum.


Chewing gum does not take seven years to digest. In fact, you don’t even digest it at all. Aside from a small amount of sweeteners and flavorings, there’s really not a lot inside the gum that the human body can actually break down and use. The bulk of gum is made out of rubbery polymers known as elastomers along with glycerin and vegetable oil-based ingredients to keep the gum soft and moist. Once the body has extracted what little it can from the gum, the rest is passed along as waste, just like anything else. However, that doesn't mean swallowing gum is a great idea. Swallowing large amounts of gum can cause constipation and gastrointestinal blockage that needs to be removed by a physician.


I hope you find this interesting and fun because it was sure to know the sad truth that we have had been believing. Hope you enjoy and thanks for reading !

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

We Were Liars || Book Review



We Were Liars Book Review 


We are liars. Gat, Johnny, Mirren and Cadence. they were liars. 


This story is based on Cadence point of view. Her family was the Sinclairs. There were rich, normal, perfect. They have mansions all around the world but what the Liars want most was their island. The island they play on for years since they were a kid. The island that brought them together. Mirren and Johnny were Cadence cousins and their moms were sisters. Gat was only a friend that had granted permission from their most wealthy grandpa to stay with them. Gat and Cadence then grew closer together, falling madly in love.

Suddenly, Cadence black out. She work up, feeling the burn, the pain and the missing memories. She didnt know what happened and didnt know why it happen. No one would explain, no one was there to help her remember, not even Gat. She knew she was sick, because she had to take medicine. She knew something happened because each time she looked at her mother, her aunts, there were a sign of lost hope and depression written on their face.What she dont know was why she couldnt remember and what had happen that night at the island.

Slowly, she decided that if no one would help her, she would have to help herself. She walkedpass her memories, trying to remember. Finally a glimps of hope light herspirit, she did remember.She remember fire, burning house, and the Liars planned it. She rushed to see Johnny and Mirren. They then told her the truth. During Summer, their grandpa decided to prepare his will. Each of their mother argued on how should get the most of the houses and wealth. Soon, the wealth torn the perfect family apart. The wealth burned the fuel in each of their hearts. The Liars were forced to separate and to them, as fifteen year old kids, it was the end of the world. They didn't want their moms to argue, they didnt want their grandpa to be adding oil to their burning hearts for wealth, they didn't want to leave the island. So they made a plan, a plan to destroy a house by burning it down and in hope that it will bring the family back together. For insanity could actually for once be sane. That was their thought. So one night before their flight, the visited the house on the island, they planned it all, each of them would burn of floor and gather outside. 

Cadence remembered, she remember that two naughty dogs were trapped inside, she remember calling Johnny, Mirren and her Gat. She remember the scream, the smoke, the empty pain of lost. She remembered it all. The fire did brought the family together but it broke the Liars apart. She didn't know. She didn't know that she had single handed killed her precious Liars, the one she was willing to risk anything for to stay together. Now it's all gone. The memories all came back to her and the image of Johnny, Mirren and Gat slowly faded back into thin air. 

She was broken.
but she was a Sinclair
so she was perfect
she was endure

Wow, this book-. Have you ever had this one stubborn scar, that won't disappear? or this one image of something you saw earlier that just keeps popping into your head? or a song that was stuck in you head for as long as you can possibly think of? Well, after reading this book, it is utterly unforgettable. Its like the scar willing to be seen, the image willing to be remember and a song waiting to be sung.

Rate : 4.5/5

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Friday, 12 December 2014

Stir Fry Vegan Tofu Recipe || Healthy Eats

Stir Fry Vegan Tofu recipe 

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 block of firm tofu
  • Handful of asparagus
  • 3 baby carrots
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp sliced ginger.(or more if you like some heat like me.)
  • 1 small red chili 

Instructions:
1. Grill your firm tofu with coconut oil/olive oil / sunflower oil in low heat. 
2. Add in the chopped asparagus and carrots first as they tend to take longer time to cook.
3. after the carrots had soften a little, add the tomatoes and bell peppers.
4. Season it with some pepper and salt.
5. for extra flavor, add some sliced ginger and chili 


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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

City Of Heavenly Fire || Book Review

City of Heavenly Fire Book Review

I cannot believe I had not made a blog post of this book. Lets say, my whole fantasy world revolves around this story. Its so complete and a serious page turner. I remember siting on my bed and reading the first chapter, the next thing I know it was noon and I was almost finished with the book. It is such a beautiful and elegant story. Clare completes her whole series so well though of that it is mind blowing.

This book is about Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup (an holly angel object), he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell. Basically, he turns good shadowhunters emotionless, and cruel. They look and feel the same to their love ones but their heart is taken and ripen from them. Not only that, demons now walk free on land and the only ones  protecting the mortal, shadowhunters, are trapped in Iris. Clare has to kill her own brother to save the whole Shadowhunter world and to set things right.

I don't want to spoil a lot from this book and sure not going to tell you the ending because you truly have to read it and experience it in order to understand it. The bitterness of sacrifice, the ability to gain strength from people you love, the mysteries and hided secrets, the terror of losing what you believe in. Its definitely a must read. If you read this series and loving it, you would love The Internal Devices Series as well because in the end, the two series actually join together to form one. It is utterly breath taking. Hope you enjoy this and thanks for reading !


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Monday, 8 December 2014

Food for Healthy Hair Growth || Healthy Eats



Hello Beautiful People !

I have been struggling with hair lost and thinning of hair for the past year and I finally put a stop to it. By eating healthy, my hair has grown so much thicker and the amount of hair lost has definitely reduced.
Here are the few super food I found that helped a lot in hair growth:

  • Salmon 
  • Walnut
  • egg 
  • sweet potato 
  • yogurt
  • blueberry 
  • kiwi
  • pumpkin seeds
  • Cashew
  • Hazelnut


Note: Zinc is important in your diet for a healthy long thick hair but in order for our body to consume and absorb all the zinc is if you have enough Vitamin C. So eat up some vitamin C food like oranges, papaya, leafy green vegetables, kiwi and my favorite broccoli !

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Vegan Chickpeas Curry Recipe || Healthy Eats


Vegan Chickpeas Curry Recipe 

I N G R E D I E N T

1 tablespoon olive oil 

1 1/2 cups chopped onion 

1 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices carrot 

1 tablespoon curry powder

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 serrano chile, seeded and minced

3 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

1 1/2 cups cubed peeled baking potato 

1 cup diced green bell pepper 

1 cup (1-inch) cut green beans 

1/2 teaspoon salt 

1/4 teaspoon black pepper 

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained 

1 (14-ounce) can vegetable broth

3 cups fresh baby spinach 




Instructions :
Just throw everything in a big pot and put it on a medium high heat. After about 30-40 minutes, lower the heat and put the lid on for another half an hour. If you don't want to put it on low heat, you can also put it in the oven for 40 minutes on 375 degrees Celsius after cooking on high heat.


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Friday, 5 December 2014

Graceling || Book Review


Graceling Book Review


Pause, let me tell you something, I got this book at 9 am today and finished it at 3 pm. I literally inhale the whole book in one sitting. It is that good. I had not read something this beautiful since I read The Darkest Mind. Its very really and the world the author created is very complete. 

This book is about a girl named Katsa who is a Grace. A Grace is basically someone who is born with abilities and powers. They eyes are also different color from one another so it was easy to tell who was a Grace. Katsa's grace was the ability to kill. She wasn't locked up or killed simple because her uncle was the king and he intend to use her for his wars and torturing anyone who displeased him. Katsa however was apart of this Council who helps people in need. She then met Prince Po. Everything changed. Po was from another kingdom and he was graced too. He was able to read mind and sense when someone was near him. Katsa saved Po's grandfather (who was an old royal king) that was kidnapped. Katsa went against her uncle and ran away with prince Po. Now, Po and Katsa has to find the kidnapper to know the reason of the kidnapping and in order for his grandfather to be safe again. 

They travel to another kingdom and found out there was something wrong with their recent new king, Leck. Rumors tells that animals and young girls were scared and hurt without any reason. Soon the animals and the young girls would die with no explanations Po and Katsa then discovered that Leck was Graced too. He has the grace of fooling people, leading them to believe what he wants them to. Po and Katsa then had to save, Bitterblue, Leck's daughter, from her own cruel father that was hunting her to play his tricks with. In the end, Katsa was able to safe Princess Bitterblue but something happened to Po. Katsa had to leave Po behind and take Bitterblue to safe grounds. 

Tho, safe grounds weren't safe. When they got to Po's castle, expecting a shelter and some protection, Leck got there first. Leck compelled  the whole castle that he was the new king. Things weren't going as planned. Katsa tried her best not to be in Leck Grace's maze. When Leck mentioned Po, she snapped, she pulled out her blade and threw it straight and strong at Leck. Leck died and the compulsion broke off. When Katsa went to find Po again, something was off. Po was blind. But thankfully for his Grace, he need not have to see, he has his grace to sense.

Rate : 4.5/5
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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

World After || Book Review


World After Book Review

This is the second series of the Angelfall book and I have to say, I like the second one a little more. Its very well written and i felt that the characters grew to be more wise and mature. Another part of me was also missing Raffe and Panryn romance. This  book consist of adventures and action but still have a glitter of humor and love.

In this book, Panryn sister, Paige, turned into one of the Angel's creature where they are always hunger for human. Paige then ran away because she felt like she was a monster. Panryn think Paige was going to join the Angels but it turns out she was seeking for revenge. When the war between human and angels starts, Raffe appeared and took Panryn away from the war zone. There is a beautiful ending and I am really looking forward to a next book.

Rate: 3.9/5

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Vegan || Healthy Eats


Hello Beautiful People !


If you are know me, you know I love healthy eating and eating clean. So I had set a challenge for myself that I would start being vegan. Now hold on to your judgement about vegans not having enough protein and too many carbs. A person can be a non-vegan but still consuming too much carbohydrate and too less protein. So it's all about balancing. If you know me, I love fish and salmon and seafood and eggs so it is definitely hard to cut them all out but I am taking little steps at a time.

Here are some list of Vegan Verified foods:

Protein
Tofu
Beans
Seeds
Nuts
Lentils
Kale
Edamame

Calcium
Sunflower seeds
Sesame seeds
Soybean
Chickpeas
Tofu
Flaxseeds
Kale
Broccoli
Figs
Orange
Okra
Almonds

Iron
Kidney beans
Quinoa
Lentils
Pinto beans

And of course being vegan means unlimited about of vegetables and fruits !

What I recommend is if you still love meat and seafood then be a semi vegan. What is semi-vegan? It is being vegan most of the time but you still have exceptions and spaces to breathe. Lets say you are being vegan for breakfast and lunch but for dinner you are spending time with your family so make an exception to have some kind of non vegan food in small about. Or maybe you have been vegan for two to three days and then then you crave some omelette or salmon, I'll say, go a head.  Healthy eating is not a restriction and it definitely isn't a punishment so don't feel like you are lock up with this diet or this healthy eating lifestyle. Have fun, play around with variety of food during your healthy eating lifestyle but don't restrict yourself too much because being healthy is a journey not a destination.

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Saturday, 29 November 2014

The Sky is Everywhere || Book Review


The Sky is Everywhere 


I heard mix feeling of this and was definitely nervous to read this. Honestly, I did not like the book as much as I would love to. The story line was great but its just not good to me.I read like 75% of it and got bored. It is about a girl who's sister died and now she has to deal with life without her. She first felt  a connection between her sister's boyfriend, Troy which  I think was so wrong. Then she fell in love with a boy named Joe. Joe is a sweat heart but when Joe found out about her and Troy things went down hill. While she tried to fix what she had with Joe, she was also slowing building her mental strength which is to move on and let things go, for better or worst. 

No much really as I said in the beginning, I would not purchase it tho but if it's from the library then sure you could give it a try and see if you like it and send me your thoughts of it on Twitter or Gmail.  

Rate : 2/5

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Wonder || Book Review


Wonders by R.J. Palacio

This book buries a clear yet deep message. This book is funny, sad, happy and a all in one book. It definitely open my eyes to how big one heart can be. In this book, August was born dis formed. Since birth he had multiple surgeries but never get out a sigh. His family were super supportive and one day his mother wanted to send him to a real school as he has been home schooled ever since. At first August did not want to go, the fear of being judged. But all the reasons came through and he agreed to give it a try.

At first it was hard, he had people taking behind his back, avoid touching him like he had disease and even called him names. He ignored them and despite all the negative, he found the good in bad. He made some friends who were really nice and truly wanted to help him. Summer and Jack was always there for him and its so touching to see how the bundle together and make the best of every day. In the end, August made everyone realized who he truly is and what is underneath his skin, a funny, smart and kind boy who just wanted to be normal. August has the strength to not grant pity but the heart and souls of others just by being true to himself.  

This book taught us a lot on how we should love ourselves despite what size, color and physical appearance. It also taught us that sometimes, being imperfect is enough and enough is perfect.

Rate : 4.5/5

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Delirium Series || Book Review

Delirium Book Series Book Review

I watched a short film of this book series and was dying to get my hands on it. I have to say I was not disappointed. It was definitely a good read.

This book is about a girl named Lena who trusted the government and wanted the cure, the cure to amor delirium (aka love delirium). Basically its like a "disease" that they believe you will get once you falling love, it makes you emotional, excited, sad, unrealistic and etc. so the government set a rule to give everyone a cure and they will be set up with their partner. Lena then met Alex. They fell in love and Lena did not want to get the cure. She ran away with Alex but the cops caught up to them. Alex asked her to run and she did, thinking he was behind her. When she got over the fence, she realized Alex was tied down, bleeding and caught.

Lena then lived in the Wild with her new friends, Raven and her group. The part of Lena died when Alex was caught. she though he was dead and some part of her wanted him to be because she couldn't bare what they will do to him alive. Lena and the group then planned a rebellion to go against the government. It was a hell of a ride. Lena then fell in love with Julian, the major's son who wasn't cured and escape to the Wild with Lena. When she thought she could start fresh again, Alex showed up. To add more to her problem, Lena found her mother who she thought was dead since she was young. Together, they fought the government for their right, for freedom, and for love.

This book is so planned out and beautiful written. You really get into the character's mind and feels what Lena is feeling. It has a clever way to drag you into the book and make you apart of it.

Rate :  3.8/5

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Angelfall || Book Review


Angel Fall Book Review

This book is about a girl, Penryn, who has been running and hiding all her life with her mother and little sister from angels. Now angels were suppose to be good but in this story, angel were only warriors who take orders from the Messenger, who took his orders from God. One day, Penryn saw an angel been attacked by other angels and his wings were cut off.. The other angels saw Penryn, her mother and her little sister. They ran but the angels were faster and so they captured her little sister. Penryn got slipped from her mother and she was horrified that her little sister, who was in fact in a wheel chair was taken away. He held the injured, wingless angel as hostage, demanding the angel, Raffe ,to tell her where they have taken her sister.

In this book, the angel was described as muscular, tall, strong and definitely good looking, no doubt your heart will flatter after reading. As said before, the angels only took orders from the messenger, because they trust him to have direct orders from God. But no one or no angel really had seen god. they just took orders and leave no questions on the table.

In the end, Pernyn did find her sister, along with hundred of kids the angels had kidnapped. It turns out, the angels were doing an experiment on them, turning them to something terrible. Penryn and her sister almost didnt make it our, surrounded but angels, but Raffe  got then out the rebellion came in time to save them, booming the angels' building and labs.

This story is too much of a fantasy to believe. Angels with labs, bars and hotels? it wasn't my kind of fantasy and I am not saying I hate it. I like it to certain level, would be a better phrase.

Rate : 3/5



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Thursday, 13 November 2014

The Darkest Minds || Book Review


The Darkest Minds Book Review

Truly speaking, I have not gotten a good night sleep after finishing this book. This book is beautiful written and definitely had captured my heart.

This book is about a some sort of disease that only children had. But the way I see it, it's not a disease,but more of an ability. The kids was captured and brought to camps where they were tested and organized to groups depending on their abilities. There are Reds, Orange, Yellow, Blue and Greens. The Reds are the most "dangerous" one out of them which mean they are the most powerful ones. Oranges have the ability to control minds, make you think and feel the way they want you to. Yellows have the power of electricity and Blues can move stuff with just a blink of an eye while Greens are free from this "disease".

Theses kids didn't know anything about what the government was going to do to them and they have absolutely no clue of their abilities till they discovered them themselves. In this book, Ruby was taken away after her tenth birthday. She was scared but she had no one to turn to because the adults were terrified of their own child. The government took her to a camp where they did test on her and also the other kids. She was scared of what the results were to be so she told the doctor she was Green. Surprisingly he believed her and walked away. Soon she discovered her ability. Not only she can make others think and feel the way she wanted but she can also erase their memories. Once, Ruby accidentally erased her friend, Sam's memory of her and since then she lost her only friend in the camp.

Soon after, she broke out of the camp with a help of a doctor, Dr. Cate. Cate didn't do it for free however. Cate wanted Ruby to help her form an Army of Orange and go against the government. At first Ruby thought Cate was there to help her and the other kids till she met Liam. Liam told her that no organization is ever going to help the kids, the only way to survive is to help yourself. So Ruby escape from Cate and went along with Liam and his two other friend, Zu and Chubs. Liam and Chubs was a Blue and Zu was a Yellow. Ruby told them that she was Green because she herself did not want to admit her abilities after seeing what happened to her friend, Sam.

After weeks of running and hiding, they found a safe ground. But was it really safe? The main organizer,Clancy was an Orange and was also the President's son. Clancy  promised Ruby to help her with her powers and Ruby felt drawn to him but soon after, she question the feeling she had between Clancy and with Liam. She knew Clancy was playing with her mind and so did Liam. They planned to run away with Chubs but the evil found his way. Clancy caught them and locked them up. However in the end, Ruby use her powers over Clancy. Clancy send the Red for her but the government caught up.

SPOILER ALERT

In the end, Clubs was brought to the hospital after been beaten up and Liam and Ruby was recapture by Cate. Ruby knew Liam would be hurt and killed with Cate around. They will use Liam as a tool to manipulate her so she made a deal with Cate. Cate has to promise not to harm Liam and set him free or Ruby will play with her little brain till every last of her regret the day she lay her hands on Liam. Her love for Liam was real and Liam loved her equally as much. Ruby visited Liam in his cell and they talked about their future together, creating a story line of how they want and wish things should be. Ruby finished their happy ever after with a kiss but with one kiss, Ruby erased Liam's memory of her. And when she pulled away, she was just another stranger in his eyes. Ruby was broken but she knew she had to, for Liam.

SPOILER ALERT

This book shows the strength, the power and the courage of a sixteen year old girl who had never fell in love so deeply in her life that she had to let him go. Her character was clever, fast thinker and also humble. She never wanted or intended to hurt anyone from the beginning of the story, but she knew she couldn't save every soul, so in the end, she let her soul die but her love one's live. 

RATE : 4.9/5

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Health Benefit of Fruits || Healthy Eats


I have heard many people sating yogurts are fatty, bananas will make you fat and are so high in calories, muslies have too much carbs. ARGH ! it makes me angry actually. Expecially when people say fruits are sugary and high in calories and carbs. What magazine or website you are reading ? So today I am going to talk about heath benefits of some fruits

As I said : Calories DO NOT count when you are eating healthy. 

Here are some heath benefits of fruits:

1. Bananas 





  • Bananas make you smarter and help with learning by making you more alert.
  • Bananas act as a prebiotic
  • Maintaining a low sodium intake is essential to lowering blood pressure
  •  Consuming bananas, oranges and orange juice in the first two years of life may reduce the risk of developing childhood leukemia.
  •  The fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6 content in bananas all support heart health. 
  • Bananas reduce depression (BONUS POINTS)

2.Apples

Apple Nutrition


  • Apples satisfy hunger for few calories so it’s not surprising that they can be part of a healthy diet that promotes weight loss.
  • The soluble fiber in apples has also been shown to lower cholesterol levels.
  • Apples were associated with a lower risk of death from both coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease. 
  • Eating an apple before you work out may boost your exercise endurance.

3. Berries


Benefits of Blackberries

Blueberries
  • Blueberries consist of 85 percent water, which makes them a great fruit to eat if you’re trying to lose weight.
  • They also contain potent antioxidants that can help with arthritis
  • They also help with age-related memory loss
  • Also, they help cataracts and other eyesight problems.
Cranberries
  • Both fresh and dried cranberries are a good source of anthocyanins, anti-inflammatory antioxidants that can help with arthritis and age-related memory loss.

Raspberries
  • a great fruit to eat if you’re trying to lose weight, lower cholesterol, or manage type 2 diabetes. 
  • can help with arthritis, age-related memory loss, cataracts and other eyesight problems, and maintaining healthy skin and hair.
Strawberries
  • a great fruit to eat if you’re trying to lose weight, lower cholesterol or manage type 2 diabetes. 
  • helps maintain healthy hair and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and mood disorders. 

4. Fig

  • Help Lower High Blood Pressure
  • A Sweet Way to Lose Weight
  • Fruit and Cereal Fiber Protective against Postmenopausal Breast Cancer
  • An Insulin-Lowering Leaf in Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Effects
  • Protection against Macular Degeneration\

5. Grapefruit


grapefruit

  • Rich in the Nutritional Powerhouse Vitamin C
  • Prevent Kidney Stones
  • Grapefruit Lowers Cholesterol
  • Protection against Colon Cancer
  • Grapefruit's Naringenin Repairs DNA

6. Kiwi


kiwi-fruit

  • Kiwi's Phytonutrients Protect DNA
  • Premier Antioxidant Protection
  • Fiber for Blood Sugar Control Plus Cardiovascular and Colon Health
  • Protection against Macular Degeneration
  • Protection against Asthma

7. Prunes



  • Normalizing Blood Sugar Levels and Helping with Weight Loss
  • Prunes' Fiber for Regularity, Lower Cholesterol, & Intestinal Protection
  • against Postmenopausal Breast Cancer
  • Iron Absorption

8. Pear




  • Reduced Cancer Risk
  • Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Support

Fruits are so good for you. Go crazy with them. Do not EVER let anyone tell you that you have too much fruits. They can only give you benefits. 



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Top 50 Beauty Detox Food || Beauty Bites

Hello Beautiful People !

Today lets talk FOOD ! Here are the Top 50 Beauty Detox Food that really really helped me after my many months of experimenting. Also I have gotten some of these lovely facts by the one and only Kimberly Snyder. She is such a dear. Hope you find this helpful and thanks for reading !

For Skin

Youthful

Red Bell Peppers
Coconut
Avocado
Spinach

Radiant

Watercress
Figs
Sweet Potato
Cucumber
Acai

Soft

Pineapple
Almond
Walnuts
Flaxseed

Unlined, Wrinkle-free

Pear
Cabbage
Turmeric

Clear, blemish-free

Fermented vegetable
Arugula
Onions
Raw Apple Vinegar
Garlic
Lemon

For Hair

Pumpkin seeds
Dulse (type of sea weed)
Carrots
Radish
Nutritional yeast

For Eyes

Bright eyes

Papaya
Beets
Blueberries
Apple

Eliminating Dark Circles 

Celery
Collard Greens
Asparagus
Banana

For Body

Fluid Body Movement

Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Sesame seeds
Romaine Lettuce

Cellulite-free

Cilantro
Parsley
Oat
Buckwheat

Toned Body

Kale
Hemp seeds
Quinoa
Millet
Chai Seeds

For Inner Glow

Bee Pollen
Sunflower seeds
Sprouts
Spirulina (Algea)



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