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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Casio Exilim Camera Review

This is the camera I received for Christmas. I admit, I was just a little disappointed when I saw that it wasn't a Canon. But that's fine, because not all good cameras are Canons.

This one just isn't one of those good cameras. It's okay, but it's not great; not when I'm used to my old Canon PowerShot SD790. Maybe it's because of the 8 MP instead of 10? I don't know what it is, but this camera annoys me a little. For one, it has a rather belated response. It doesn't change pictures as fast as Canons. It can't take really close up pictures, because it doesn't have a "macro" option. Overall, it's not bad, but it's not great. If I were to buy a camera, I'd save up for a Canon or Nikon.

PS. HAHA, there's this button on the camera that says "BS". (It stands for Best Shot)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Garnier Products Review

They suck. Seriously, I'm not very picky, and I don't know much about hair/beauty products, but I know Garnier is not good.

My sister gave a Garnier "Fructis Style Smoothing Milk" to me recently, because she didn't want it.
Now I know why.
It's supposed to have "instant smoothing and frizz control", and is labeled STRONG, but it doesn't even work, at all. My hair isn't even that frizzy, and it still does nothing. It just smells good. I guess you could think of it as a hair perfume, but that's pretty pointless, so don't buy it.
I bought a "FULL CONTROL Hairspray" from Garnier, just to try it out, because I do like the smell, but this was also a waste of money. It's  labeled ULTRA STRONG "All-Day Hard Hold". Maybe it holds hard within the first five minutes, but it definitely does not last one day; I don't think it even lasts 3 hours.

Do not buy the product:
It sucks.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Up Movie Review

I watched up for the second time today. It was actually much more enjoyable this time; maybe due to better quality and surround sound in the school music room. Anyhow, I do like the movie. I loved the theme with balloons- the blue balloon when Carl and Ellie first met, the balloon-selling at the zoo, the blue balloon (again) when she was at the hospital, the balloons at Ellie's funeral, and, of course, the balloons that made the house fly. It contains one of the best soundtracks I have ever heard, and I'm planning on looking for the sheet music. The animation is very cute, and the plot is somewhat original (or, as original as it could possibly get). I like how the it incorporates many different cliche scenarios to make the whole movie overall non cliche. Examples of cliche-ness turned non cliche: The beginning, when Ellie got sick and died, and left poor Carl by himself, (To be honest, the first 20 minutes or so was my favorite.), when Carl finds out about Russel's family (step mother, and a father that doesn't come back often), and when Carl realizes he made a mistake in rejecting Kevin, the big bird, and Dug, the dog.

What I did not like that much was the plot. For some reason, the crazy person on the cliff with the plane and dogs trying to kill Carl did not appeal to me. It wasn't horrible; it was just "eh". Everything else was great- cute, funny, sad all where it should be. However, since the MAIN plot wasn't so great, I can only give this movie a 3.5 out of 5. If this movie had no point, and was just a fantasy, which I wouldn't mind, but most people probably would, I would love it.

Buy the movie: (4 Disc Blue-ray/ Single Disc Widescreen)

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Gangs of New York

Last night, I watched that movie. I am doing a research paper on the gangs of New York in the mid- nineteenth century. To get a quick idea about what it was like, my brother-in-law suggested I watch it. What I did NOT expect was a horrifyingly uncivilized version of the now very chic state/city. People can just go around killing each other for no reason, without any punishment. It's crazy! Leonardo DiCaprio was very cute in it though (=

I did enjoy the storyline, though. However, for my paper, I'm not going to be writing about the movie. I have to tell of the scary bloodshed, racism, immigration, and such. Why did I choose this topic...

If you are interested in blood, gore, with a bit of romance and sex, I highly recommend this movie.

It is based on the book, The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld by Herbert Asbury.
Buy the book:
Buy the movie:

Review for the New Forever 21 Store at Los Cerritos Mall (the good one + LOTS OF PICTURES)

So the previous post was written while I was still angry and upset at Forever 21 for making such a fuss about refunding (or NOT refunding) our money, accusing my friend of stealing, and not giving me my STUPID BASIC TOP. but anyways, daddy and i went there again (hehe) during sunset to take some pictures for y'all. I had to sneak in my sister's Canon EOS 5D so that you guys can marvel at how lucky I was to be at the grand opening of this wondrous store. Take a look:

i wasn't able to photograph all the rooms because one of the workers (THEY WERE EVERYWHERE! IT WAS SO HARD TO TAKE THESE PICTURES WITHOUT GETTING CAUGHT!) did catch me just as i was about to take a really good one; i never took it, but i WILL someday. that dude was like, "I'm sorry, are you taking photos? No photos here, please, unless you have a permit from Forever 21." YEAH, YOU KNOW WHAT? i'm going to get that permit from Forever 21 some time! I'll be back soon.

All photos were taken and edited by me (=

Review for the New Forever 21 Store at Los Cerritos Mall (the bad one)

This is a review for the opening of the brand new Forever 21 store at the Los Cerritos Mall at:
239 Los Cerritos Center
Cerritos, CA 90703


Today was the grand opening of the brand new, two-story Forever 21 at the Los Cerritos Mall. It was really something to see. There were fanatic 17-year-old girls who camped out the night before just to be one of the first 500 people in line. Kiis FM had been advertising this grand opening all week about a special gift card giveaway ranging from $10 to $210 for the first 500 shoppers.

Since the store would open at 10 AM, my friends and I arrived at 7:30, thinking we'd be able to make the first 500. Unfortunately, we thought wrong. There were already around a thousand people there. The store did generously give everyone in line a complimentary bottle of Vitamin C water. The second 500 people were also given a free neon pink Forever 21 tank top. The third 500 received a cute Forever 21 thermal. In addition, the store promised free lip gloss for the first thousand people, though no such promise was kept.

I admit, the store was breathtakingly beautiful. Especially being one of the first thousand people to see the interior; it was awesome. There were countless numbers of rooms, all with specific themes to each. For instance, the Denim Room, Accessory Rooms, Fancy Room, Shoe Room... Gorgeous chandeliers, painted walls, and furniture matched each theme. The entire store looked like a sparkly color palette.

I understand that it was the grand opening day, so there were thousands of people, which made the lines ridiculously long. Getting inside the store took two and a half hours, fitting rooms were at least an hour (even though there were about ten of them throughout the store), and it took another hour for check out.

Forever 21 kindly gave my friends and I a 10% off coupon with a purchase of $40. We bought our items together, so that we could use the coupon. One of my friends paid for all of us, and we would pay her back outside the store, to make checking out easier. For some reason, a mistake occurred when the cashier applied the discount. I bought two Basic Tops for 2 for $5. I didn't notice that they rang up 3 Basic Tops until we were already out of the store. Upon realizing we paid extra, my friends and I raced back to the store for a $2.50 refund. Not only did the cashier and the manager recount wrong, and insisted that I did have three shirts (which I didn't), they also huffily accused my friend of stealing a knit top, because THEY had forgotten to take off the anti-theft ink staple when they scanned the shirt. Those people didn't even look close enough to see that my friend's shirt WAS on the receipt. Once again, we were forced to wait while the cashier decided to ignore us to help other customers. Finally, the manager realized that they had made two mistakes, and apologized uncaringly. They asked for one of my basic tops to scan. However, they refused to refund our money, instead offering store credit. My friend said, whatever. We left the store a bit exasperated.

I didn't notice that something was still wrong until I was home, and hanging up my new clothes. I was missing a Basic Top. I looked in the car, hoping that it had accidentally rolled out. Then, I remembered: Forever 21 did not give me back my shirt after scanning it. Now, it is too complicated to go back and argue with them. I will call corporate instead.

Overall, this store is nice... until they make a mistake. Today, I have successfully lost about an hour just to correct their mistake alone, $2.50, and my Basic Top.

This review can also be found at

Making Plans for the Future

Saturday, October 10, 2009 (when I had originally written this)

It may seem too early for an eighth grader to start thinking about SAT's, colleges, and such, but i already am.

I know myself, and i know that i can be one of those people who procrastinate until the last minute and stay up until the early morning, trying to finish a project. There's that sick panicky feeling everytime i look at the clock. After every project, I promise myself that i would never do that again, but somehow find myself in the same position a few weeks later.

Therefore, I am going to start really thinking about my GPA, getting involved with school, and looking into some colleges and my plans for the future. I'm hoping that this way, I won't be as stressed as the other seniors, when the time comes.

One easy way that will help in the long run is getting to know my teachers. Teacher recommendations play a big role in applying for those colleges i am thinking about going to. Sometimes a little sucking up will do no harm. In the winter, I will be sending my teachers hand-written cards for Christmas, to let them know that they matter to me.

Another thing colleges look at is leadership experience. That is actually a problem for me, because I have never been involved in any student council of my school. I know that it will really start counting for college applications in high school, so i have already planned out my school involvement: i will be joining inner council for 9th grade, and possibly running for president or vice president for my sophomore year. I could also run for an ASB position in my sophomore or junior year.

As my band teacher says, teamwork and the ability to work well with others impress colleges such as UCLA as well. An easy way to show that I am cooperative is by being in band. Those who are involved in the arts for all four years of high school get major kudos. I plan on joining marching band and staying in it as long as possible. Yesterday, i went to the information jazz band meeting during lunch. I will most likely be joining. It feels great to be doing something good for myself and coming out of my shy shell. Not many of my friends are in band, so I had to sacrifice my lunch time gossip for the meeting.

New Moon Trailer (post from a while ago..)

f i hadn't read the book, i would've been horrified and thought this was a horror movie. they didn't explain that bella was screaming in her bed because of nightmares, and not Chinese water torture.

I love Jane (Dakota Fanning) at the end! "This might hurt just a little." HAHAHAHAH!

^sorry, I don't know why you can't directly click the link. I'll try to get that figured out ASAP. In the meantime, copy and paste!

Recipe for Homemade Organic Apple and Fig Sauce

Sunday, August 9, 2009 (when I had originally written this)

The Best Stuff Ever

homemade apple and fig sauce. mmm..... jealous?
just the right amount of all natural sour and sweetness.

for all you who are craving it right now, here's the secret recipe:

estimated time: 5 years.

first, plant a sour apple tree in the backyard.

then, plant a sweet fig tree in the front yard.

wait until the trees grow big and have bear so much fruit that you don't know what to do with them, but you don't want to feed the birds and oppossums, and your chickens aren't trained to eat them.

wash the fruit.

cut and mush them into bite-size pieces.

put them in the pot and begin to boil.

add 2 spoons of all natural honey.

accidentally forget about them for unknown time.

when you remember, they should be mushy and done.

there you go! au natural sweet fig and sour apple sauce. add some cinnamon if you want to keep your chinese mom away....

tip: tastes best when you eat it out of the pot. and when you eat half a pot at a time.


I'm a chef/ fashion designer!

Thursday, August 20, 2009 (when I had originally written this)

yesterday, daddy and i went to trader joe's. after taking 3 samples of casadilla from the taste post, we were walking down the bread isle while i stared at the pies and cookies, longing for a taste. soo, i decided to bake a pie! we bought some berries, and went home.
i had never baked a pie before, and had no idea how to make the crust, so i went on google to search for a recipe. i found it too difficult, and that it would test my patience very much. daddy had mentioned that we forgot to buy mama oatmeal, so we went to Stater Brothers. When we found the oats, I noticed that on the back of the oatmeal thing, it had a recipe for apple sauce oatmeal muffins! YUM! i decided to bake muffins instead, since i already made apple sauce.
although they did get burned on the bottom, they taste pretty good. here is a picture of 3/4s of the last one. for some reason, the recipe had said that it would make 12 muffins, but i managed to only make 6.

Today, i decided to make clothing. why? because i always want to, but am often too lazy. although i did successfully complete a shirt, there is still a lot of laziness in it, because i only modified a shirt that i didn't want anymore. it used to be a long sleeve, peach limited too shirt with lace stuff on the bottom and top. now, it's a short sleeved, hand stitched shirt with a square neck and short bottom, since i cut off the lace stuff. and i added 2 very cute buttons ;).

but i did make a mess along the way...

I also made the skirt, with the help of my sister. It's denim.

Book Review #1: Secrets of My Hollywood Life 2: On Location

[this post was from a year ago]

So, approximately 13 minutes and 3 seconds ago, I finished the book Secrets of My Hollywood Life: On Location by Jen Calonita. I just bought it yesterday from Barnes & Nobles in paperback for $7.99 because i had and $85 card. (I also bought 3 other books which i will probably finish and review by the end of this month.)

For some reason, Amazon claims it is 256 pgs, except my book only has 228.5.

Official synopsis:

" It seems like the summer of dreams come true for Hollywood princess Kaitlin Burke: the media loves her (again), super-cute and funny Austin Meyers is finally her boyfriend, and she's starring in a movie by her all-time favorite director Hutch Adams. What could be sweeter? But life on set is not as perfect as the makeup and costumes. And with an old love and a scheming new publicist on the scene, it's about to get a whole lot messier. "

My review:

Even though I didn't read the first book, Secrets of My Hollywood Life, there was no problem understanding what was going on, unlike The Clique. The book is somewhat girly and cliche and unimportant, but it's like a little treat that can do you no harm. The main character, Kaitlin Burke, is a famous Hollywood actress who, apparently pretended to be a normal high school girl in the first novel, but caused a huge fiasco when her arch nemesis, Sky Mackenzie hijacked her Sidekick and betrayed her. Kaitie finally got the lead role in a new movie directed by her favorite director, but when her backstabbing, creepy ex- boyfriend is cast as her partner role, things can't be worst. Until the crazy director decides to cast the evil Sky as Katie's "best friend". Chaos comes back to Kaitie's life when Sky and Drew (the ex-boyfriend) team up to make her life miserable, and someone keeps leaking secrets about Kaitie to the press. It doesn't help that Kaitie and her adorable boyfriend Austin start fighting as well.
But with the support of her best friend and loyal assistant, Kaitie is sure to make another comeback, right? Read to find out!

3 Stars out of 5

Complete overview:

  • 229 pgs.
  • $7.99 (paperback) in stores, including Amazon.
  • $16.99 (hardcover), $12.74 on Amazon
  • Genre: teen/young adult/chic flick
Buy the book:

cute dress from Forever 21

This was from a year ago... I was looking through my old blog, and I came across it. I still love this dress thing very much! This was from the first time I ever went to Forever 21. It's a little ironic that I wrote a kind of bad review for the grand opening of the new Forever 21 at Los Cerritos Mall. I will copy that post shortly.

"...also, while we were shopping at forever 21 today, i saw some of the cutest dresses and jackets/coats, one of them looking kind of like this:

however, i of course could never afford such luxury."

Final Twilight Trailer

Monday, October 20, 2008 (when I had originally written this)

final twilight trailer! :(:

you see the sad/smiley face up there? you're probably wondering why i'm not absolutely super-duper thrilled that the final trailer is out, which means that the movie is coming soon (november 21), right?

well, to be positively honest, i feel like the trailer i just watched for the 11th time is... not as great as i hoped it would be. first of all, what's witht the opening music? it's kind of calm and eerie at the same time, and i like that eeriness, but it's a little to weird and peaceful. it just doesn't set the mood right. when i was reading twilight, i was really excited, with adrenaline running through me the entire time. second of all, can i just mention that i HATE all of the cast members? especially BELLA. her face is okay, her lines sound fake, the way she says everything makes it sound like the opposite of what she's saying. for example, when edward asked, "are you afraid?" she said, "no," but her voice was like, shocked and scared sounding, and her face looked frightened. her voice is so irratating in the beginning too, " you're impossibly fast and strong," sounding exasperated! and the part where bella says, "vampire" the close up on the bottom half of her face is disgusting. especially since you get to notice the un-symmetrical-ness of her lips and her ugly teeth. but bella's not the only problem, edward is not so great either.

i understand that there was a lot of pressure for filming this world-wide bestseller, and making all the cullens look gorgeous, and whatever. so, i decided that edward didn't have to exactly look beautiful and godlike, but that doesn't mean he should look LAME and CREEPY and have a TENESSEE-N ACCENT! "ma family, whir diffent fram othas of a kind" makes me want to rip my hair out. for instance about the lameness, did you see his sunglasses? the cullens are supposed to be rich and have really expensive and nice apparel. those glasses, against his pale skin really really bothers me. perhaps i'm just paranoid because i'm not so pleased with the other cullens, either.

Rosalie should at least look some-what pretty, and not old and ugly, no offense.

jasper seriously looks scary. he looks drunk in all of the family pictures, and his hair looks like an owl's nest.

the only character i like is Alice Cullen. she looks so cute :) i love her hair!

more criticizing on the trailer below:

I just watched the beginning again, to refresh my memory and utter disgust. could the words BE ANY CHEESIER? "Nothing will be the same" "FOREVER." "BEGINS" "NOW" was so annoying. "forever begins now", especially, because the words came zooming, with little scenes in between, it was way too fast and it felt like they were over-trying to make it look good.

and the part where james first sees bella goes by wayy too fast. especially for people who don't know the story and lines by heart, it's really hard to comprehend what's going on. it's hard to even get that james is a vampire, and the bad kind. and when laurent says, "he's got unparalleled senses, absolutely lethal," you don't understand who's he's referring to. for us, twilighters, it's obvious that he's warning the Cullens about James.

Now that i'm done with telling you how terribly horrible the trailer is, i sort of feel bad and guilty. i am a loyal twilight fan, so of course, i would like you to know that there are a lot of good parts for me to rant about as well. i like how the words are in silver-ish blue, especially "11.21.08" it looked really cool when the light was coming through it. i also think that most of the scenes that look really dramatic and cheesy in the movie while they are acting, would look really nice in a picture, instead. For example, the very last clip where it showed only edward and bella, their expressions looked really good and realistic.

Although there is a l ot of good stuff in there, and i'm still fairly excited about watching the movie, and i encourage everyone else to watch it as well, i cannot continue my review since there is grape fruit covering my hands and mouth, due to me trying to type while eating. daddy is also sure to be mad if i don't get the stickiness off of the keyboard.


ps. link to trailer -->

Locks of Love and Other Organizations

The following was written about a more than a year ago, so I actually DID donate my hair last year, when I cut 14 inches of it off. Be proud of me (=

Locks of Love is this non-profit organization that takes in donated hair (over 10 inches) to help make hair pieces for children under the age of 18 who have a medical condition that causes them to lose their hair.

i have now been growing my hair out for over a year in order to help this organization. in the video on Locks of Love's website, it shows that you're supposed to cut your hair at the nape of the neck (see link below). However, what if i don't want my hair to be that short? i still want SOME hair! but i guess they wouldn't know if i cut just a few inches below the nape.

visit to see how YOU can help!
here is the video link:

another organization i would like to mention is REVO.
REVO is a non-profit organization that is trying to change the world for the better. unfortunately, i don't know much about this organization, but i heard it from nigahiga. Here are a couple of videos where Ryan and Sean talk about REVO:

Furthermore, Green Peace is also one of my favorite organizations. i first heard of this organization in the Princess Diaries because Mia cares a lot about it. Green peace is another non-profit organization that helps to save nature such as fish, whales, arctic, and antarctic animals. Recently, GP sued for the killing of some rare wolf. :) check out their link:

And last of all, We Campaign is an organization in which i am very active in. It is an internet organization that helps spread the word of problems that increase our climate crisis. Join We Campaign today!

PS. No, I was not paid to do this. I suggest you join these organizations, because I know you guys are good, people of integrity! (That's what my English teacher, Mr. Brent says, to make us feel guilty if we cheat. "I trust you guys to keep your eyes on your own paper, do your homework, and read the selections. You're all trustworthy people of integrity! Sometimes, we adults and teachers don't give you enough credit for being honest, but I trust you." How are we supposed to cheat after hearing that??

stuffed jeans and big fat smelly, nose-wrinkling white flowers

i stuffed my size 12-slim jeans from justice with pajamas and old undershirts to stretch them out...

my drawing of the flowers our noisy zoo-sounding guests brought to us way back on may 18th. yes, i have pretty accurate memory. photographic, i believe. better than my photographer-sister's.

My Infamous list of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

WARNING: This list will be updated frequently.

i was basically just surfing amazon for interesting books, when i saw this one book that was called 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. i looked at the synopsis, and it gave a couple of examples of books and authors. i've never even heard of any of those books or names! so i decide that i would start a list of my own. I know that you and I probably don't have the same taste in literature. These are mostly chic-lit, with some meaningful ones (Sharon Creech books) and some that are loved universally (Jerry Spinelli) i will continuously add on books, as my knowledge of them grows. This is in no specific order. let's begin:

  1. Kate's Turn by Jeanne Betancourt
  2. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. The Princess Diaries III: Princess in Love by Meg Cabot
  4. The Princess Diaries X: Forever Princess by Meg Cabot
  5. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  6. Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech
  7. The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
  8. The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech
  9. Granny Torelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech
  10. Bloomability by Sharon Creech
  11. Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
  12. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  13. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  14. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  15. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
  16. The Master Puppeteer by Katherine Paterson
  17. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  18. Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  19. Eggs by Jerry Spinelli
  20. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  21. The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
  22. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
  23. The Tail of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  24. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  25. The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
  26. Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
  27. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
  28. Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
  29. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  30. A Dance of Sisters by Tracey Porter
  31. Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen
  32. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
  33. What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
  34. Olive's Ocean by Kevin Hankes
  35. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  36. So B. It by Sarah Weeks
  37. Goose Chase by Patrice Kindl
  38. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
  39. Love Walked In by Mariso De Los Santos
  40. Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  41. The Odyssey by Homer
  42. Wicked by Gregory Mcguire
  43. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart
  44. The Gallagher Girl Series by Ally Carter
  45. Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund
  46. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey

Summaries of Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse

This was from May, 2008, when I first caught Twilight Fever. This was before the overrated Twilight movie crap, when it still seemed mysterious and luring... 

I don't think i mentioned this before, but i have been in love with the best series on earth lately. it's called Twilight by Stephenie Meyers. the first book is called Twilight, where the main character, Bella Swan moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington to live with her dad, Charlie because her mother is traveling to Florida with her new husband. Bella makes lots of new friends at her new school, but most importantly, she meets Edward Cullen. Edward is the most beautiful person she's ever seen, and his marble skin is as smooth and pale as.. well, marble. Later in the book, she learns that Edward is a vampire, and but his family is what they call vegetarians which means that they only hunt animals, and not humans. However, Edward works 100 times harder to not kill Bella because she has the exact type of blood that is Edward's favorite. Soon, they fall in love, but many dangers cross paths with them. and it doesn't help that Bella is a danger magnet, and gets saved by Edward millions of times.
In an interview, Stephenie Meyers said that this book is about finding love.

the next book, New Moon is about losing love. After a disastrous birthday celebration at the Cullen's place, Edward convinces himself that he must leave in order to protect Bella. he believes that he has caused her too much trouble, but Edward doesn't tell the truth of his departure to bella. He, instead, tells her that he does not love her anymore, so there is no reason for him to stay in Forks, Washington any longer. Bella is heartbroken, and for months, she turns almost inhuman. she has no emotions, she can't hear people unless she is asked a direct question, and there is never any light in her eyes of color in her cheeks. she also starts having repeating nightmares, which cause her to scream every night. but almost all the misery ends when she starts hanging out with Jacob Black, which she thinks of as her personal sun. Jacob is an old friend of hers, who was actually the one to tell her that Edward was a vampire. but Jacob only thinks it's a myth. no one knows the truth, except, possibly, Jacob's dad, Billy, who is friends with Charlie (Bella's dad). Jacob is not really the mature type. he seems to enjoy risks and extreme sports. When he teaches Bella to ride a motorcycle, Bella discovers that she starts having strange, but pleasant hallucinations. She hears and sees Edward, the love of her life quite clearly, and he warns her with his velvety sweet voice not to do any dangerous stunts. Before Edward had left, he made Bella promise that she would not do anything dangerous or hurt herself. but Bella breaks that promise and so many others just to hear her pleasant hullucinations. but when Alice Cullen, Edward's fortune-telling sister sees Bella jumping off a cliff, Edward is convinced that Bella is dead, so he tries to kill himself as well. Things do not turn out pretty. but it's another happy ending.

the third book, which i just finished to day, was definently not my favorite. Edward comes back, yes, and Jacob is a werewolf. vampires and werewolves are enemies. they don't trust eachother, so they are basically fighting for Bella. oh, and Jacob is in love with bella. things do not turn out pretty, especially, with another evil vampire seeking revenge, and trying to kill bella, Edward and Jacob must, somehow, work together to save Bella. but that only lasts temporarily, until the war is over. oh yeah, and the Volturi, which are the royal vampires, basically are also determined to stop Bella's heartbeat, but not to kill her, only to turn her into one of them- a vampire. but that's exactly what Bella wants. she would give up her human life to be immortal, to be with Edward forever. but Edward disagrees. he wants bella to live her human life to the fullest because he never had. in this book, Bella also discovers the stories and opinions of many of Edward's siblings, including the most beautiful person -or vampire- on earth, Rosalie, and Jasper. Finally, Edward and Bella come to a comprimise. Of course, Bella could become a vampire as soon as she graduates from college because she has Carlisle's (Edward's "dad")promise. however, she really also wants to be turned into a vampire by Edward. Edward's only condition is that she marry him first. this book's ending is not all that happy because the epilogue is told from Jacob's point of view, and he goes berserk when he recieves a wedding invitation.
in my opinion, Jacob should die and leave bella and Edward alone.

sorry, i don't know if my summaries of my favorite book's bored you, but i recommend these books to everyone! actually, a movie of twilight is coming out December 12, 2008. on August 2, i think, the fourth, and final book is also coming out, called Breaking Dawn, and i'm excited to see if Bella finally turns into a vampire. i know she would be extroadinary.

Buy the books:

<--- this is to buy the hardcover SET. search on amazon for the individual books too.


This blog is intended for people who have an interest in books, movies, stores, restaurants, language, culture, ice cream, cool things, jumping up and down while running in PE, etc.

okay, maybe not the PE part, but that's what i like doing.

Anyhow, as opposed to be other blog, which is completely random and more like a diary, this one will be highly organized and professional. Well, I'll try to make it like that. I will be reviewing anything that comes to mind. First, I'll be copying all of my review-related posts from my blog, "Messy Life" to here, so that you guys won't have to look through all 63 posts of "Messy Life", to try to find what I may be referring to. READY SET GO!