Girl Crush Friday: Gina Rodriguez from Jane the Virgin

Yup, I’ve a new girl crush. I’ve been girl-crushing on Gina Rodriguez (TwitterInstagram) ever since I started watching her TV series Jane the Virgin late last year. I’m actually a couple of episodes behind since I haven’t kept up with the series after the mid-season break, but I’m gonna catch up soon, you can be sure about that. It’s just a really fun and entertaining show.

If you’re not familiar with Jane the Virgin, the story is basically like this: Jane, who is in her early 20’s, is a virgin and she’s pregnant. Not by a miracle, of course (Gasp! Inmaculada!) but by accident – she was mistakenly artificially inseminated by the gynecologist who was filling in for Jane’s actual doctor and was feeling out of sorts after she caught her wife cheating, and who happens to be the sister of the baby daddy and the secret ex-lover of their father’s hot wife. Are you still with me? Hah.

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The stack of books on my header photo is a stack of lies.

Today I would like to ramble about reading. Rather, about NOT reading any damn book at the moment. I apologize in advance for the utter uselessness of this post.

With the exception of The Hunger Games, I have not read any of the books featured on my blog header image. WTF, right? Lies, all lies! Haha. Well, these books have been on my ‘to be read’ shelf for a while now. In case the titles aren’t really visible, these are what’s on that stack of lies books:

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Apartment Stuff: Spicing up a whole lotta wall space

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We interrupt this program to present a feature post about prettifying empty wall spaces with cutesy artsy sticker things! 

We have a lot of empty walls in our apartment. Most of the time I kinda like it that way – I love white space! – but I think we’ll be putting up a few photos and what not in some of the spaces soon. We have yet to have some of our wedding photos printed up and framed. I know, it’s been forever, but it’s something we plan to do before the year ends. It would be nice to have a few family photos on our walls, especially on the wall near the living room. I vant a typical Filipino wall filled with photos!

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Books to Movies Giveaway Hop

To be honest, I wasn’t thinking about this giveaway hop when I decided to do Books to Movies for 31 Days because I signed up for this weeks ago, but when I realized that I also have this giveaway hop on the same month, it pleased me immensely. What’s the word for it? Synchronicity? :)

Anyway, I’m not strictly a “the book is better than the movie” girl. There were times when I liked the book more than the film adaptation, and there were also times when I enjoyed the movie more than the book. More often than not, it has to do with which one I had the pleasure of enjoying first. Sometimes I read the book first and the movie just didn’t meet expectations. Other times I saw the movie first, enjoyed it, but didn’t get the same enjoyment from the book. There are also instances when I feel the same way about both. Take Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter for example – I liked both the book versions and the movies. I mean, c’mon, they were all awesome.

Anyway, I’m always excited about books that get turned into movies, especially when it’s fantasy or science fiction. That’s why I joined this Books to Movies Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mary from BookHounds and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. This giveaway hop runs from October 2nd to the 10th.

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About these 10 books lists

I’m sure you’ve seen this “10 books” chain post thing on Facebook. The rule goes something like, “HOW TO PLAY: List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes, and don’t think too hard. It’s not about the “right book” or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way. Doesn’t have to be in order. Then tag 10 friends or more and me so I can see your list.”

I’ve seen friends post their lists – some of the lists are quite impressive, too – and I’ve been tagged once, but I didn’t want to post a list on Facebook because, quite frankly, it makes me feel embarrassed that I haven’t read any of the “greats.” I’m supposed to know these things, but I can’t say I’ve read anything written by the great literary fiction authors of our time or most of the classics while you’re at it. I’m not much of a lit fiction reader and I haven’t read most of the popular ones (even though I have copies of some). The number of classic novels I’ve read? I can count them off with my fingers. GAH. I am terrible.

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How to beat the heat while working at home

DAMN it’s getting hot in here. And by that, I really mean, holy crap summer’s here to toast us all.

Maybe it’s because we went to Boracay island early in March that I feel like summer has been going on forever. I’ve forgotten that the season of beaches and bikinis only “officially” starts around this time. Luckily, the maddening heat reminded me that school’s out and it’s time to bask (or burn) in the scorching heat and revel in the “YAY no more school therefore there are less cars on the road YAY” traffic. I don’t drive, but, hey, I’m a passenger and sucky traffic gets to me, too.

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Things I’m thankful for and loving today

Because it’s Friday and I’m stalling before I need to get to work.

1. Kat Dennings and Eric Andre from 2 Broke Girls

Kat Dennings – I’ve had a girl crush on since I discovered her gorgeous blog header some years back. I know, I’m weird, but that header photo is gold. Plus she’s really funny on 2 Broke Girls. Eric Andre – I just discovered him on that show, too, and he is frickin’ hilarious. I’m loving them both right now.

Check out this clip from the show. A little background – SPOILER ALERT! – Deke (Eric Andre) is trying to win back Max (Kat Dennings) who doesn’t want to date him anymore because he turned out to be a rich dude.

http://youtu.be/FFnC7p164UQ

So funny. I haven’t seen any of the episodes from this season.

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It’s Friday I’m in Love!

What’s happening, friends? I’ve nothing much today. That seems to be getting more frequent, eh? Well, I’m still trying to back into blogging like I used to by blogging as much as I can, even if it’s just promotions for a cool new book that I wish I can review but have no time to at the moment or if it’s just random ramblings.

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No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop

no strings January-largeHi, friends! It’s been a while since my last giveaway hop. I’ve decided that since it’s a new year and I kicked it off by getting married, I think it’s the perfect time to join one again!

This is a No Strings Attached Giveaway so all you need to do is enter through the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win $10 from Amazon Kindle. You have to be eligible for Amazon Kindle gifts to enter. Just make sure you leave your name and email so I can contact you if you win. Good luck! :)

 

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Spooktacular Giveaway Hop: Win a book!

It’s another giveaway hop, folks! This time to celebrate the Spooktacular-ness of this particular awesome month. It is pretty spooktacular, isn’t it? ;) Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, this humongous giveaway hop runs through October 31st and has over 300 participating blogs. I’ll say that again. Over 300 giveaways just for this hop!! Woot doesn’t even begin to cut it.

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It’s Banned Books Week! And We’re Doing a Giveaway Hop!

Yay, it’s time for the giveaway hop celebrating the annual Banned Books Week  I first discovered this cool event last year and I just couldn’t pass up participating again this year. This year’s Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop is hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer and BookHounds. Check out what this awesome event is all about and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a banned book of your choice!

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Off to Oz Giveaway Hop

Ah, yes. It’s another giveaway hop, my friends. I’ve realized spreading the good vibes is always a good thing even in blogging. Everytime I win stuff on the internet, my sister dear always says I’m so lucky and I always respond that it’s only because I enter so many giveaways that I’m bound to win one even if it’s just an e-book. The point is, I enter almost every giveaway on giveaway hops because I luuurve giveaways and I luuurve hoarding e-books! Mwahahaha! 

Anyway, enough rambling from me. Come, my friends! Take my hand and let us enter these blog giveaways together! Off we go on the yellow brick road!

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Monday Musings: I need more girly stuff

The week before last, I went to the alumni homecoming at my old firm and I had to borrow my sister’s pants and long cardigan. I also had to dig up some old black office flats because I didn’t have anything else to wear. Sister dear has some gorgeous wedges and pumps, but unfortunately my feet are a size larger than hers. Sadness.

Seriously, I need more girly stuff in my closet. Sure, I have some really cool tanks and graphic tees that I usually wear with cute shorts and my sister’s cool cargo skirt (which I luuurve to death), but I need a few pieces that I can wear to slightly more formal or ‘dressed up’ occasions. I can’t really wear my graphic tees all the time, you know. I need a cute blouse or a nice dress so that I won’t look underdressed at these pseudo fancypants events.

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How do I follow thee? Let me count the ways.

Hi, friends! I’m not sure if you follow this blog via Google Reader (which has gone away) or some other reader, but I just wanted to let you  know about the many other ways you can do to keep up with the posts on White Sky Project! Woohoo! ;)

Bloglovin – I’m already following a ton of people on Bloglovin since I imported all the blogs I follow from Google Reader, but if I’m not following you yet, please send me your link in the comments! I haven’t really been maximizing Bloglovin, but I just found out that there’s an app that I can use on my iPad so I want to move everyone I follow over here. Should be fun! ;)

Subscribe via Email – This is how I follow most of my favorite blogs these days, which means I get all the new posts straight to my mailbox.

Facebook – New blog posts are always shared on this page. To see the updates on your newsfeed you’ll need to add the page to your interests (see image below).

There you go! Don’t forget to send me your Bloglovin links so I can add you.
Thanks! :)

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop: Win $12 and ad spots!

Haven’t participated in a giveaway hop in a while, so I thought I’d celebrate the end of the first half of the year with one! Can you believe it’s already July?

Anyway, this here’s the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop! Woohoo. This giveaway hop is hosted by Bookhounds and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.

For my giveaway, I’m giving away $12 in PayPal cash and three Eye Candy ad spots!

Lemme explain my prizes first. The prizes for this particular giveaway hop have to be something a reader, author or blogger would enjoy. Since I can’t send books from Amazon or TBD at the moment, I decided to just give the cash for a book and a chance for bloggers and authors to promote their blogs or books on my blog for a month. :) Well, technically you can buy whatever you want with the cash, but I’m hoping it’s going to be a book. LOL.

Anyway, that’s it. The giveaway runs from today til July 9th. Enter via the Rafflecopter below! Thank you! :)

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Stuff In My Mail Wednesday! Sticker love from Rock N Rollerr

Yay, it’s Stuff In My Mail Wednesday! Yeah, I know, that was kind of a stretch. Anyway, I just wanted to do a shout-out to Jenny of Rock N Rollerr. She sent me these awesome stickers last month and I got them in the mail a couple of weeks ago! I’ve only used one so far. I have it on my trusty Nalgene water bottle. Ultimate players are all about the personalized Nalgenes, I tell you, and I was happy to add this cool sticker to my collection! Thanks, Jenny! ;)

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