www.logmein123.com SCAM ALERT 8553264813

PAYMENT WILL APPEAR AS : ALTHIM TECHNOLOGIES LLC

When I woke up this morning I wrote on my journal before I started my day “I don’t know why this 12/17 seems memorable…it feels like there’s something memorable that happened on 12/17.” and there you go before 12 p.m I realized that I was fooled. I encountered a scam. I was charged $200. I was stupid not to listen to my instinct that it’s not a legit one.  I entered my billing address by mistake two or three time and I felt in doubt while listening to that guy on the other line who speaks like an Indian (I’m sorry that’s my impression)

Here’s what happened.

1. I couldn’t open “safari” on my macbook. A number appeared on my desktop asking me to call apple customer service (believe me, it was so convincing) the number 855 326 4813 and so he was able to log in on my computer by letting me open that http://www.logmein123.com They let me open programs. I heard conversations on the background like when you hear people talking inside an apple store talking about their problems with their gadgets. The guy was circling things in red on the screen telling me that this ALTHIM TECHNOLOGIES is affiliated with apple and that they’re the only one who can fix my “hacked computer” and if I will not do anything for the next 6 hours then they will be able to get information from my laptop. He even asked me if I did online shopping (of course) I was thinking that for the next 6 hours I will be very busy at work and so while I have the time why not fix the problem. They were pointing numbers,graphs etc. showing me that my computer has been hacked.

2. Unfortunately they were able to convince me to provide my banking information. I was charged $200.

If they were able to remotely accessed my laptop, they may have installed something like a software whatever to access my information. Who knows they may be reading what I am typing now (ughhhh)

12/18
I slept well, feeling calm. My parents called me, maybe they felt that I was in trouble haha. My mama said “hindi lang ikaw ang na ganyan pati dito sa atin andami din na ha hack ang account.” “Good thing you called the bank.” And my oh my I thought she will tell me “how stupid of you to trust them.” “What a gullible adult.” But both of them told me I did the right thing by calling the bank immediately and that I should be thankful because they didn’t drain my bank account.

For a young adult (am I still young @ 26? Lels) I felt devastated. I work hard to earn money. I am on my own living abroad. Why do people do such “scam” things? It’s so sad. I am ashamed (ahhhh it’s a shame stupid mistake, really) but I still want to post this experience of mine hoping that there will be no more victims. Be wise.

Yes I called the bank and they blocked my account for any suspicious transactions. I need to go there to get my new card/card number. I need to go to an apple store. Seriously, I feel like they are watching me now while typing on my laptop. Take note; they were able to disable my safari (I couldn’t open it yesterday until I called the number on my screen) yes, I wish I opened/checked apple’s customer service first on my phone. I just dialed the number and assumed that I was talking to a legit technician of apple. I should have been more cautious, more smart and more more more more. ekkk that’s it for now. I hope to update this article soon announcing that yet I got my money back. I am praying for it.

xx.Kat.

P.S

For now, I am changing my passwords. please do the same! Happy Holidays :)

 

Musings (2014)

2014 what can I say? It has been a blast, an exciting one and full of stories of “almost” almost gave up, almost break down, almost relationships, almost broke, almost happy, almost depressed but there’s also the case of “always” always been loved by GOD, family and friends, always a survivor, always grateful, always hopeful, always moving on and always wondering/wandering soul of an always curious mind.

I read the following line from Rica Peralejo’s blog.

I am deciding to ask a brand new question along with the old ones. As a committed learner, I’d like to invite friends and also my dear readers to ponder on this instead:

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST LESSON FOR THE 2014?

I was missing in action last month. I didn’t even read a book or watch a movie. I got myself so preoccupied with work and writing or more of reading thoughts from other people, quotes to live by, hashtag 10 days of heartaches, lyrics, Beatles Sunday, listened to sad songs and one happy song out of 10 songs, exerted my efforts in just writing/shading/taking pictures/posting it on my instagram account. It somehow helped me express how I feel or I felt for the last few weeks. The following are “some” of them. I got myself notebooks and different colors of pens. I don’t know if my followers unfollow me and I don’t care; that’s one thing about existing I guess we gotta’ learn not to care of what others think of us because we need to be real, we need to show our real skin and be comfortable with it.

I pondered about the biggest lesson I’ve learned from this year and I guess the following thoughts/pictures will answer the question :)

I have been trying to review my notes/journal/calendar for the last 11 months of 2014. From the famous song "Fix you" indeed, lights will guide you home. Those experiences are your guides to living a better version of you for the following days, months and year. Hoorayyy to writing journals. It makes me feel happy looking back but not dwelling on the past mistakes by looking back you remind yourself that you're not perfect, that you commit stupid mistakes like  thinking that you can go on your own "not" needing help from anyone. Guess what? you're wrong. In this chaotic world, you at least need to trust one or two person. We need our family and friends to keep us sane. They'll be your light when you can't see with your blurry eyes and clouded thoughts and you can also be their light when they're on the same darkness that you're going through because everyone is carrying their own heavy backpack of problems, issues and yes blessings as well; keyword- share! the good and the bad because you trust each other.

I have been trying to review my notes/journal/calendar for the last 11 months of 2014. From the famous song “Fix you” indeed, lights will guide you home. Those experiences are your guides to living a better version of you for the following days, months and year. Hoorayyy to writing journals. It makes me feel happy looking back but not dwelling on the past mistakes by looking back you remind yourself that you’re not perfect, that you commit stupid mistakes like thinking that you can go on your own “not” needing help from anyone. Guess what? you’re wrong. In this chaotic world, you at least need to trust one or two person. We need our family and friends to keep us sane. They’ll be your light when you can’t see with your blurry eyes and clouded thoughts and you can also be their light when they’re on the same darkness that you’re going through because everyone is carrying their own heavy backpack of problems, issues and yes blessings as well; keyword- share! the good and the bad because you trust each other.

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Ahhh whatever happens don’t forget your inner “child”,  don’t forget the “innocence” in your heart and your “enthusiasm” for life.

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I have been reading Lang Leav’s work/words (thank God for hashtags) and I’ve learned that I am not the only one here on earth who felt this way, who felt this certain feeling, who has been hurt, who loved, trusted, hoped and cried. There are even worst stories shared, it’s a matter of perspective. What matters at the end of the day is how are you coping up and what are the things you’re doing to help yourself.

 

 

So many reason to be grateful, so many artists- great artist's work of art that I want to read and lately I'm hooked with Beau Taplin's words/musings/work of art.

So many reason to be grateful, so many artists- great artist’s work of art that I want to read and lately I’m hooked with Beau Taplin’s words/musings/work of art.

 

It is so nice to know that there’s not only a woman expressing herself so wonderfully through poems/words. I read Beau Taplin’s posts and my he is so good in expressing human experiences, of being left behind by the person/people you love, of being hurt and couldn’t sleep at night, of thinking at 2 in the morning of the same person, of being happy for the one you love, of treasuring friends and a lot more.

I like to think loneliness is just echo of missing a person you haven’t had the good fortune of meeting quite yet.

|Beau Taplin|

IF IT HURTS MORE THAN IT MAKES YOU HAPPY THEN TAKE THE LESSON AND LEAVE

LISTEN, it will be okay- some people are only rehearsals for the real thing.

|Beau Taplin|

This probably is the number one lesson I've learned this year. There are lots of blessings in disguise; think and you'll be amazed at how God directs you even if you didn't get what you want for sure there's a reason behind and most of all there's a greater plan for you. God is full of surprises :) Hello 2015! I am excited.

This probably is the number one lesson I’ve learned this year. There are lots of blessings in disguise; think and you’ll be amazed at how God directs you even if you didn’t get what you want for sure there’s a reason behind and most of all there’s a greater plan for you. God is full of surprises :) Hello 2015! I am excited.

Maintain an attitude of FAITH, PRAISE, THANKSGIVING and POSITIVE EXPECTATION and you will definitely come out of your situation victoriously at just the right time.

I am not sure if I read the above phrase from Joyce Meyer’s book.

Our attitude in every situation is ours to command. Be thankful or be a complainer? Be happy or be sad? Be part of the problem or be part of the solution? (Ghandi? hehe)

 

 

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Need I say more? Nothing lasts forever. Cry if you want because bad days happen but it will not be forever and good days aren’t either thus enjoy the good times with yourself, family and friends.

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There’s nothing impossible with God.

Don’t believe your doubts or doubt your you beliefs. God knows and understands. He will heal your broken heart. Be patient.

 

To end this musings, this is great reminder to myself and for everyone interested, PROMISE without FORGETTING.  Promise yourself that you've learned lessons from 2014 and so you'll remember them next year and try your very best not to commit the same mistakes. Promise that you'll do better, that you'll hustle/ struggle to become your better version, the best version of yourself.

To end this musings, this is a great reminder to myself and for everyone interested, PROMISE without FORGETTING.
Promise yourself that you’ve learned lessons from 2014 and so you’ll remember them next year and try your very best not to commit the same mistakes. Promise that you’ll do better, that you’ll hustle/ struggle to become your better version, the best version of yourself.

 

Thank you 2014 :) 

I am excited for you 2015 because 2014 equipped me so well. I know you’ve got something for me and I am ready.

xx.

Katrina.

p.s

So, what was my biggest lesson?

 

20 THREE

Happy Birthday

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For the past birthdays you had I always have reminded you of “Daddy’s Rule” the undefined rule that we’ve agreed to follow as our blueprint every time we leave the comfort of “home” and that means we’re out from our parent’s sight/ protection. Countless times we braved this chaotic world with “the daddy’s rule” and we emerged braver, wiser and sometimes undeniably defeated but those defeats made us as we are today.

We understood the rule. We have it in our heart and mind, embedded in us; call it magic on how our parents made us understand the lessons they wanted us to carry with us. On your 23rd, I have the same missive “always, remember daddy’s rule” It’s tattooed on my skin. Someday, you’ll get inked with it as well. I love you my legit sister. I miss you. Our relationship is so imperfect but that’s just how it is. I admire how you’ve grown up, of how you’ve turned out as a fine, smart, career-oriented lady.

We separated our ways since college days oh even when we were in high school (haha) I don’t remember us talking in the corridors of our school, we led our own lives but at the end of the day we talk and laugh about everything. That’s how independent we’ve led our life (haha, again)

Moreover, I can’t believe that you’re still 23 (hehe) I remember myself sulking in Baguio when I was 23 listening to John Mayer’s “waiting for the world to change” that’s why I am thankful to God of the things that you have achieved at this point in your life. I also want you to be always thankful and never get lazy to think more of your blessings rather than complaining how hard things are. Difficulties are part of life. Don’t take things seriously, lighten up- sleep on it (haha) Enjoy life my dear, be confident that God is in control. Don’t pray with doubts, believe and claim it. So, write all your wishes in a paper as a reminder (I know you’ll not do it because you’re not as sentimental like me, haha) Tell all your wishes, plans and dreams to God through constant prayer.

My wishes for you are endless but I want to particularly wish you a strong heart and good perspectives in life, deeply focused on obeying and pleasing God. This is one of my favorite verse, keep this in mind:

Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

p.s
Don’t make the same mistakes by yours truly haha swerte mo hah may mirror ka (na maganda, ahemmm) haha. Someday, I hope you’ll be able to visit my place which is basically an old couch, bed, 3 pillows, 2 plates, 3 cups and dozens of spoons and forks and yes about 300 books :)

X.

MAKAMI

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The TIME traveller’s wife

"but don't you think, i persist, that it's better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be JUST OKAY for your whole life."

The Traveler’s Wife

page. 76 “What’s the opposite of determinism?”
Answer: “Chaos”

"but don't you think, i persist, that it's better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be JUST OKAY for your whole life."

“but don’t you think, i persist, that it’s better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be JUST OKAY for your whole life.”

This novel speaks greatly of how love for each other should be devoted, against all odds, even time. The story exposes the delicate connection of time and love, beautifully woven, some parts were boring (that’s normal, right?) and it demands interpretation like this one chosen quote by Emily Dickson mentioned in the book “The heart asks pleasure first; and then excuse from pain.”

My favorite parts:

I. Henry and Claire’s wedding.
II. when Clare’s finally pregnant after 6 miscarriages
III. when she gave birth (I cried)
IV. their regular family moments like breakfast time.
V. When Henry who could visit the past and the future brought a winning lottery ticket and they as expected bought a big house because he wants his wife to have a “bigger” studio to pursue her passion in creating artworks and that is the only advantage of having his condition termed as “Chrono Diplaced Person” and I don’t wish to have that genetic problem though it’s kind of exciting. I don’t want the love of my life waiting for me in vain (nakss waiting in vain by Bob Marley) and then suddenly appear naked (hah)

As mentioned from my previous post (like somebody’s even reading it except ME lol) I just picked this book from my first visit at “The last bookstore” even though it exceeded the price which I told myself to spend (I break my own rule, need I say more?hehe) ahhhh Heaven, thank you because it was so WORTH it. This is the first book of Audrey Niffenegger- what a great, talented, prolific mind. I obviously admire her work of art.

This is NOT your ordinary, repeatedly or cliche type of love and life story and I have to remind myself at least after reading 5 pages of it that it’s not REAL hey you! It’s a fiction thing because she, the author kind of made me convinced that the main character’s medical or strange problem is for REAL. The first part was “hey what are you talking about?” and will make you want an OREO and Ovaltine haha she mentioned those and keeps mentioning foods like “They ordered TOM KHA KAI and GANG MUSSAMAN….” Hmmnn whatever that is I have no idea :) oh wait let me check if it’s tagged on instgrm hehe. There you go! tom kha kai is a soup and there’s 908 posts as of September 5, 2014 Friday 1:46 PM. How about Gang Mussaman? say what? NO RESULT on instrgam, so let me google it sister, there you go it’s a Thai recipe. Now I know what to order when I go to a Thai restaurant. Coffee is also a favorite drink here, yay to coffee lovers like me and so I’m assuming that the creative author is in love with coffee too (nakks)

The story reminded me of the following:

i. What is meant to be will happen, everything needs the so-called “perfect timing” and then I remember this, “timing, sometimes is a bitch”
ii. Waiting is loneliness but it’s worth it.
in connection to number 3 haha.

iii. The song “worth it” by Francesca Battistelli

here’s the lyrics :)

Love’s not a feeling, love‘s not convenient
But I know love can change your life
Love takes sacrifice, love cuts like a knife
Sometimes love will make you cry
Love‘s not easy but it’s worth it

Love is a hunger, but love won’t leave you empty
See it’s a language of the heart
Love can steal your pride, but love won’t let you ride
It takes everything you’ve got
Love‘s not easy but it’s worth it

What you gonna do when the bottom falls out
And you’re left with nothing
But your fear and your doubt to hold you, hold you?

Where you’re gonna run when it’s all on the line
And you’re looking for someone
To save your life, to save your life?

Love can hear you, love can heal you
If you let it inside, oh, remember now
Love’s not easy but it’s worth it.

I’m sorry if this is turning out as love bug kind of post.hehe.

iv. 1 Corinthians 13. Verse 4- Love is patient, Love is kind. It doesn’t envy, it doesn’t boast, it isn’t proud. Verse 7 it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

So,let me end this by quoting a part of Henry’s love letter to his wife.

“We will see each other again, Clare. Until then, live, fully, present in the world, which is so beautiful. It’s dark now, and I am very tired. I love you, always. TIME is nothing.
-Henry.

and on page 536 Monday, July 14, 2053 ( Clare is 82 years old)

I sometimes wonder if this readiness, this expectation, prevents the miracle from happening. But I have no choice. He is coming, and I am here.
-Clare

ahhhhh Love always hopes, always perseveres.

happy reading ppl.
x.
kÀt©
09052014

P.S

Check the movie trailer or the movie itself of this book :) as for me, I’ll wait for it to be available on netflix haha. Patience, Henry whispered.

The Last Bookstore

"Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back." 
— John Green (An Abundance of Katherines)

I know, I know and I’ve been told and asked “why do you still read “real” books?” my answer is simple; I don’t enjoy reading on my iPad :) I did try and I always end up closing it and opening my Facebook and instgram account instead and worst, online shopping haha.

Learn To Be Quiet 

Franz Kafka

You need not do anything.

Remain sitting at your table and listen.

You need not even listen, just wait.

You need not even wait, just learn to be quiet, still and solitary.

And the world will freely offer itself to you unmasked.

It has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

I‘m not gonna say “I know, I know.” again haha but hey I do know how it feels to be in quiet mode, it’s healthy and unhealthy for your soul (soul, what?) ever have that feeling one Saturday morning and you’ve nothing else on mind to do but you want to accomplish something, you woke up, check your phone, no message, no missed call, some notifications from Facebook and almost the same newsfeed because you only follow thought catalog and ABS CBN, seriously it’s so amazing to have the freedom to choose, one or two likes on instgram haha, play music on spotify, watch some movies and one or two episode of Orange is the new black ughhh seriously, I need to go out and hear human voice out from my apartment, I need to see people haha and so I’m thankful when voila! I remembered one of Coco Quizon’s post when she was here in L.A., an unfiltered picture of books and from the comments (yes, i read some comments too haha) I learned that the picture was taken at Downtown, “the last bookstore” So on my first love’s 27th (huh, already? and it’s my turn next year holler) I decided to go out from my small place and brave the art of commuting- just for the sake of feeling the feeling of “Hey, i did something on my off from work.” haha. prfff “feeling, the feeling?” haha parang tagalog lang ah hay nahiya ako hindi ko kayang magpaka deep :) so, I checked the metro bus app on my phone and voila it’s just a 10 minutes ride from my place :) Let me share the pictures of my adventure. 

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 I didn’t check the time when I arrived, and from the receipt I paid the two books I chose at almost 2 p.m so I guess I spent around 3 hours inside. I was surprised when I went inside “oh my gosh, after almost 24 months of staying here in L.A why only now?” haha what a surprise! wonderful surprise and discovery, finally I can change my routine of going to the Beverly side; I mean at Barnes and Noble (uh oh could it be the reason why i didn’t renew my membership in BN? yay) so, yehey! to new place, to new tambayan! (grin on my face) 

 

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From their website: http://lastbookstorela.com/about/

  • The Last Bookstore, currently in our third incarnation, began in 2005 in a downtown Los Angeles loft. That was when owner Josh Spencer decided to take his decade of experience selling everything from cars to clothes on eBay and focus entirely on his first love: books. Our online business grew quickly along with the revival of downtown LA. When a small location in the Old Bank District at 4th and Main became available Christmas 2009, we jumped in and opened our doors to the public. The support from the community was overwhelming. Thanks, everybody!
  • People seemed to especially enjoy selling their used books to us, as one of the last places in LA still buying books. Our inventory quickly overflowed the shelves, and at the end of our lease June 2011 the Last Bookstore moved to the 10,000 sq. ft location at 5th & Spring St. A record shop and coffee bar filled out the ground floor September, 2011. Most recently, we expanded another 6,100 sq. ft. by opening up the Labyrinth Above the Last Bookstore on our mezzanine level, with over 100,000 books all priced at one dollar each! Now we’ve become the largest independent bookstore in California buying and selling used & new books and records.
  • The name was chosen with irony, but it has become a self-fulfilling prophecy as physical bookstores are dying out like dinosaurs from the meteoric impact of Amazon and e-books. With our constant turnover of stock, regular musical and literary events, vinyl LP and graphic novel shops, and the Spring Arts Collective sharing our space, we book-lovers at the Last Bookstore hope to last as long as we can in downtown LA’s vibrant new community. Join the cause! Buy, sell, trade, and above all read real books…before they’re gone.

 

 

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So downstairs (photo above) is 10,000 sq. ft wide and on the second level is 6,100 sq. ft., the labyrinth- it’s like you’re inside a cave of books, neatly arranged, I didn’t sneeze :) I admire that they maintain cleanliness inside. For non-book lovers I guess they’ll find the place weird :) ahhh welcome to our world, world of book lovers, real books! 

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As you walk on this super amazing arranged-books like an alley you’ll see lots and lots of books and guess what? as mentioned on their website, they’re 1$ each. I didn’t see a 1$ book though because I was like a piece of cloth spinning around busy taking pictures (guilty) I didn’t take a selfie though I guess my shyness was ON that day :)  I felt happy too when I saw kids inside, browsing books with their parents.DSC_0802

 

 Looking at this photo (above) I guess the designer’s thought was “hey, open your books and fly away, fly away from realities of life and escape into every writer’s prolific, fascinating imaginations described in words.” (lol talking to myself here)

 

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So here are the books that I bought from my FIRST visit, yes! first because I’m sure there will be second, third… DSC_0804

Or every chance I have. Right now, I’m reading this “Time Traveler’s wife” I don’t know why I chose this one I didn’t even read the back page I guess the cover was so appealing to my myopic eyes haha. The “Anne Frank diary” was a long time wish list for me to read and that’s why when I saw it I felt an “aha moment” feeling- this is mine :) DSC_0806

 

So that’s it for now. It’s time for me to “Remain sitting at your table and listen.” as ordered by Kafka. Time to remain on my bed and listen to my books :) 

"Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back."  — John Green (An Abundance of Katherines)

“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”
— John Green (An Abundance of Katherines)

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Happy reading people. Let’s support writers and read their work of art. 

x.

kat ©

It's time to GO.

It’s time to GO.

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7th Heaven

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My first time to read James Patterson’s book. I wasn’t disappointed (yey!)

It’s an easy read, chapters are short. I like his style. This book belongs to his “Women’s Murder Club Series”

The ending was a surprise…so I guess, I’ll be reading more J.Patterson’s book, it’s like watching criminal minds.

From the book: Money is the root of all evil. Radix omnium malorum est cupiditas.

do you agree?

X.
Kat

Sycamore Row+Robin Williams+Black,Black and White

√ You roll the dice, sometimes you lose.

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Title: Sycamore Row

Author: John Grisham, Copyright 2013, 447 pages.

In Sycamore Row, John Grisham returns to the setting and the unforgettable characters  of A Time to Kill (my favorite among his novels)

In Sycamore Row, John Grisham returns to the setting and the unforgettable characters of A Time to Kill (my favorite among his novels)

Six days ago I picked this Sycamore Row from the small library of the Lolo and Lolas, I knew this is a new one because it’s been coming on my inbox from Barnes and Noble (oh and that reminds me, to renew or not to renew my membership, hehe) from my last post about depression I mentioned how coincidence it was with the sad news about Robin Williams, since this book started with how an old man ended his life; suicide. A very sad reality that’s happening, let me say it again- depression is real, I wish for all of us not to ignore it and ask for help :) and offer help to those we know who are suffering from depression.

Today, I heard the President talked about Michael Brown, a black young man killed by an officer. It’s kind of related with this book because once again Grisham tackled the story (not a history, I wish it’s just a history now, a thing of the past) BUT up until now issues among black and white still somehow stain our society.

“While I understand the passions and the anger that arise over the death of Michael Brown, giving in to that anger by looting or carrying guns and even attacking the police only serves to raise tensions and stir chaos. It undermines rather than advancing justice,” Obama said.

Just like the ending of this book which I think was good on both sides of people involved I wish for them to have peace in Ferguson, Missouri.

Looking back on the book’s story- it’s an engaging although I kind of got bored on some fillers whatever that means to you :) fillers like the husband of Leticia Lang maybe there’s a lesson in there; do not drive under the influence of alcohol/drugs. I obviously hate his character but from his share of story in the novel emerged my most favorite part of the story that is when the parents of two young boys forgave him from driving drunk that eventually took the lives of two promising boys. Oh if only we FORGIVE and FORGET.

From page 277.

Are you a Christian, Jake?

“I am. Sometimes more of one than others, but i’m trying.”

“I thought so. In the sixth chapter of the Gospel of Luke, Jesus teaches the importance of forgiveness.He knows we’re human and our natural tendency is to seek revenge, to strike back, to condemn those who hurt us, but this is wrong. We’re supposed to forgive, always.

-o0o-

From this book you will learn how a case is being managed by lawyers, judge, and juries. You will learn terms like holographic will and testamentary capacity of which I googled to understand it more :) say hello to wikipedia.

HOLOGRAPHIC WILL is a will and testament that has been entirely handwritten and signed by the testator. Traditionally, a will must be signed by witnesses attesting to the validity of the testator’s signature and intent, but in many jurisdictions, holographic wills that have not been witnessed are treated equally to witnessed wills and need only to meet minimal requirements in order to be probated.

*The Guinness Book of World Records lists The shortest will in the world as “Vše ženě,” (Czech, “everything to wife“), written on the bedroom wall of a man who realized his imminent demise and made a swift attempt to distribute his chattels before expiring.[1] It clearly meets the minimum requirements, being his own work and no one else’s. On 8 June 1948 in Saskatchewan, Canada, a farmer named Cecil George Harris who had become trapped under his own tractor carved a will into the tractor’s fender. It read, “In case I die in this mess I leave all to the wife. Cecil Geo. Harris.” The fender was probated and stood as his will. The fender is currently on display at the law library of the University of Saskatchewan College of Law.

-o0o-

Is it worth it? YES! read this book and be inspired by the characters “story of my life”

I think highly of Portia, the daughter of a black woman who works as a housekeeper/caregiver and an alcoholic, irresponsible, immature man. She did her best to get out of a complicated family situation, traveled the world, studied different languages, entered military. When she went home to help her family, she maintained her respect to her father and most of all she didn’t stop pursuing her dreams- she has ambitions in life one of which is to become a lawyer. 

Jake Brigance, the remarkable lawyer of “A Time to kill” I like his dedication to his profession and not forgetting the importance of his family. 

Be polite, Be concise, Don’t volunteer. If you don’t know, then you don’t know. Remember the camera catches everything and I’ll be right beside you for protection.
-Jake Brigance

 

Happy reading people. 

x.

kat.

08182014 Monday, Southern Cali.

 

p.s

a time to kill is still my favorite JG book.

 

 

 

Adele, where are you?

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For Adele, “rolling in the deep” was her fu*k you to her ex.
Who doesn’t like her song “someone like you” and or her songs? I think everybody can relate to her songs.

This biography book answered of course the basic questions like her childhood, family, inspirations etc.

■Childhood- raised by a single mom, big salute to all the single mothers who raised/are raising their kid/s on their own.

■Halfway through the book I thought of how miseries in life could turn out as a blessing like having your heart broken, you are able to write a song, you learn, you break, you bleed, you sulk and then through the help of your family and friends and most importantly through you, through your decision to finally open the curtains, drain the alcohol on the sink, throw the cigarettes, take a shower, go out for a walk, talk, laugh, and even simply eat- you’ll feel fine. Everything will just be fine atleast when you accept it, when you swallow the realities that it happened and thats it, time to face a new day and write a better version of you.

■Another part that caught me was when Adele was diagnosed with vocal cord hemorrhage, she wasn’t allowed to speak for six weeks, I imagined myself unable or not allowed to talk for six weeks. Omg. Thing is, we’re humans, our bodies give up. We need to take care of ourselves, our health ( alleluia, preach!) Oh words. Now, I’m thinking of drinking lots of water (tomorrow) haha.

■ Adele knew what she wanted, she knew her passion and I once read that we should know what our passion is in order to know our purpose in life. From there, we’ve a direction, we’ve a plan, we’ve a reason to get up in the morning, with clear goals to accomplish because seriously, nobody wants to be a bummer forever. So, what’s my passion?
Think.

X.
Kat
P.S
I’m waiting for Adele’s next album, it’s already August.

If I Stay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH6PNeTy6Nc

“You can have your wishes, your plans, but at the end of the day, it’s out of your control -Mia”
― Gayle Forman, If I Stay


√ My question after reading this book, why did I picked this? of all the books inside Barnes and Noble, I chose “If I Stay” the book cover is a check, the title is a check and by check I mean “nice, eye-catching, intriguing” and why did I read it when it’s gloomy and it just rained in Southern California, a rare event somehow for someone who spent more than 20 years of her life in Belance, wherein RAIN is expected everyday and yes I miss rain ugh.

Oh don’t think that I was disappointed because I admire Foreman’s way of writing- she expresses herself like narrating a movie. The story of this book will undeniably make you cry and most importantly, THINK.

There’s something fragile in us when “Life, Death, Family, and Love” are the topic. It breaks something in us. As Mia, stated, “It’s out of your control..” you may have wishes about your life, death, family and love life but at the end of the day it’s out of your control- so sleep! sleep on it haha okay, seriously, it reminded  me of this powerful phrase “God’s will”  

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Go read this one or watch the movie :)

x.

Kat.