Monday, 31 August 2015

The Last Time We Say Goodbye || Book Review

The Last Time We Say Goodbye

I had to have a full solid day to sink into this book and to completely get my mind straight. THE FEELS !  It was heartbreaking, touching, and remarkably beautifully written. I could not get over it, even after 24 hours, but I know I had to write what is bottling inside of me before I burst. So excuse if it gets a little emotional.

This book is about a girl name Alexis whose brother killed himself with a gun. That wasn't the worst part of it. The worst part was that she didn't reply his last message that could eventually saved his life. Alexis's brother, Ty, is suicidal and he tried ending his life before. Lexis made a promise to be there for him whenever he felt unsteady or lonely. He, too, promised to text her if he ever felt depressed. He kept his promise but she didn't.

Though out this book, Lexis tried to deal with losing a little brother. She tried to cope with her emotions and to eventually move on but how was she suppose to feel better or anything for that matter when everything felt empty and as if she is stuck in a dark hole. She was lost and wondering. Ty was a huge piece of her, she loved him and cared for him. Knowing that she will not be able to wake up the next morning to see him eating breakfast at the counter, or to wish him happy birthday every year breaks her heart to pieces after pieces. She broke up with her boyfriend after Ty died and everything that used to be in her life seems to all fade away as well.

This book contains elements of romance, love, family, and most importantly the awareness of mental health. It's much similar to 'All the Bright Places'. If 'All the Bright Places' gave you the feels then, this book will give them all back to you once more. It is brutally unforgettable and  unimaginably touching. I truly recommend this book as it was a really satisfying read with a meaningful message buried beneath the words of Cynthia Hand.

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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Autumn Fries Recipe

Autumn Fries


2 large sweet potatoes
1 tbsp Indian Curry Powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp fennel seed


1. Peel the sweet potatoes and chop them to any shape you like. I prefer thin chip sizes since they look faster then cubes.
2. Pre heat oven to 450 F
3. Place them on a baking tray and dust all the powder onto them.
4. Shake the tray to try and cover all the sweet potato with the seasoning.
5. Bake them for 20-25 minutes depending how thick you cut them.
6. When cooked, turn the oven off but leave the fries in the oven for a few more minutes before taking them out. This allow the outer skin to darken a little.
7. Take them out of the oven and serve with sriracha (because sriracha makes everything even better.) OPTIONAL

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Friday, 28 August 2015

We Are All Made of Molecules | Book Review

We Are All Made of Molecules

There is so much humor, love, and inspiration in this short but sweet book. It definitely warms my heart and sores my soul through out the ending. 

This book is about a boy named Stewart who is special. He is smart but socially clueless. His mother died and after a few years his father found a women to spend his life with. Caroline was great, she was nice, sweet, and best of all, she respected Stewart late mother. She, however, have a daughter, Ashley. Ashley did not like the idea of Stewart and her father moving in with them. She 'protested' and had a lot of arguments with her mom. She was even rude to Stewart's father and especially Stewart. 

Stewart was only thirteen but he was smart so he skipped a few grades Before moving in with Ashley and Caroline, he goes to a special school for students like him but he decided that now he has to explore an unknown part of life. He thinks his mother would be proud of him to be brave enough to step out of his comfort zone. School started, Ashley and Steward had some classes together. Stewart made new friends and found his spot in school. However, he hated gym class. A guy named Jared bullied him and pulled his pants down. He was so embarrassed that he made a fake note from his father to give to the teacher for the next class. Things didn't stop there, Jared then started dating Ashley and everything went like a roller coaster. 

I believe books, even novel and fiction, teaches us something in every chapter of every word. Sometimes we don't see it and sometimes it isn't clear. This book is an open book. It is easy to read and funny as well. But behind the humor, there's a few important message that the author tried to deliver. It teaches us the unity of life and how we are all made of molecules, we are all connected. It teaches us to stand up for whats right, do what makes you happy, and not to judge a book by its cover. If you love the book Wonders, then this book is a definitely must read !

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PS Have I told you how pretty the book cover looks !

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Chines in 5 minutes || Healthy Eats

Chines in 5 minutes


1 stalk of brocolli
1 stalk of cauliflower
6 oz of fried tofu
1 1/2 cups of mushroom
7-8 baby carrots
5 garlic cloves
some green spring onions (as many as you like.)


1. Wash and chop up all the vegetables.
2. In a pot of boiling water, cook the broccoli and cauliflower first.
3. On a pan, drizzle some oil and when it's hot enough, add in the chopped garlic.
4. Once you kitchen is filled with garlic aromas, add in the carrots and mushroom.
5. Stir fry a while before adding the tofu as well as the broccoli and cauliflower.
6. Cook for a little while then add your seasonings, salt and pepper. Add some low sodium soy sauce for extra flavor and serve it hot.

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Monday, 24 August 2015

To All the Boys I've Loved Before || Book Review

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

I have absolutely no words to describe this book. I started reading this book just yesterday night and stayed up all night long BECAUSE I CANT STOP. I kept saying "just one more chapter" after each chapter. ITS ADDICTIVE!

FYI, I did have classes at 9 this morning and I slept at 5 am. Ha! #collegelife

This book was unbelievable! It has all the elements a teenage girl crave in a love/romantic novel. It's funny, it's cute, it's sweet and it's classy classy. Every next chapter, every next page, and every next line, the character felt more and more alive. The connection you have with them is like an infinite line. You understand them, feel for them and live for them. Its amazing how the writer can slowly capture your heart into the book with bare naked words. 

Don't get me started on the story line and the juices. The love triangle, the sister bond, and the heart breaking breakups had never felt so real to me. I literally felt like I broke up with my boyfriend when Peter (one of the characters, if you haven't read the book) walked out the door. 

This book is about a girl who writes love letter to the boys she used loved. She doesn't send them off instead, she keeps it to herself. The love letter isn't the old classic ones as well, its a good bye love letter. She writes all her feelings for this boy down and after sealing the envelope, she let her feeling set and let the love fade. One day, the letter got sent off to all the boys and oh man, what a roller coaster ride ! The ending tho. THE ENDING IS SUCH A XXXX ! I CANNOT ! I have to know what happens next. Its a cliff hanger that I'll tell ya but I REALLY REALLY NEED THE NEXT BOOK NOW ! And you think I've learnt from my experience with books and authors that they will always try to twist a good happy ending (and give you a cliff hanger instead) but then again even if they gave me a happy ending, I still wont be satisfy because what will happen to the characters next ?


What I have learnt is that a happy ending isn't as important as a satisfying ending. An ending that will make you heart dwell in the story (even after you finished the book hours ago) and make you laugh and cry , is a good ending, a good book worth reading till the end. And this book, my friend, is worth all your precious time.

Thanks for reading, if you read this till the end and I would love if you shared your thoughts too in the comments below!

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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Summer Book Wrap Up

Summer Book Wrap Up

This summer I gave myself a the challenge to see how many book I could read in just two months. Since I am back to my country and continuously on holiday trips, participating in this challenge was quiet hard. However these are the book that I got to finish and enjoy through out this summer.

The Blood of Olympus

The Library at Mount Char

Where She Went

11 Books in 60 days means roughly 5 days per book. However, I have this habit of taking a few days of rest after completing a book to let the whole thing sinks in and for me to say goodbye to the characters. Yes I am weird that way.   Anyways, I hope all of you had a lovely summer ! Let us all look forward to Halloween and Christmas !

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