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I finished a book today.

1. "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao", by Junot Diaz
- SHELF BOOK. Worth buying, but it might get dusty with time.

This book won the 2008 Pulitzer for Novels. And with good reason, it is awesome. It's about a guy called Oscar Cabral and his family. They come from the Dominican Republic, and live in New Jersey now. While introducing the reader to the recent history of the Dominican Republic, as well as to its roots with magic and fukú, we learn about the difficulties Oscar has growing up, being a nerd in a culture and a family that doesn't really appreciate that in its boys. There's also his sister Lola, who has to find her identity while dealing with an overbearing mother that would rather see her dead than "doing her own thing". After all, Dominican women must act like Dominican women. Finally, there's the painful story of their mother, Hypatía Belicia Cabral (a.k.a. "Beli"), who was an orphan raised by her aunt, and suffered the corruption of Trujillo's government (he was a tyrant that ruled the Dominican Republic for 31 years) firsthand. This book was very different from anything I've ever read. It gives you a look at what it's like to grow up as a nerd in Latin America. Not to be a victim here, but I've been there, and whenever it talked about Oscar's life, I was all "OMG THAT IS SO TRUE". When his "friends" ignored him to go after girls, when he had to stay in the library during recess so the bullies wouldn't kick his ass, the hell that was middle school... Yep, been there, done that.

I also haven't finished "Breaking Dawn".
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Bring it on, Twilight fangirls

I have uploaded the first act of "Twilight: The Musical" as a fanfic at fanfiction.net. It is here. If you are not omg disturbed by my extreme creepiness, you can click on the link and enjoy my brother's and my work. <3


ETA: Already got a comment, from someone called "Edward-Cullen-lover9876". It says:

"i really like ur Twilight the musical its cool write new stuff plz"

This is gonna be so much fun!

Tags:

It's Maybelline

Yeah, I kindda just wanted to show off my icon...

Okay, just so this post has a point, I shall explain one of the scenes in Twilight: The Musical.
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Random Top Model trivia: That song was also used in the promo for the fourth season of Australia's Next Top Model. The more you know!

TYRA IN DA HOUSE

Send your own ElfYourself eCards
1. Do you like the look of your country's currency (bills and coins)?
Yeah, I think they're nice and colorful. And they depict enough historical figures from different historical times. There's Nezahualcoyotl (the Aztec poet) in the $100 bill, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (another poet from when we were a Spanish colony) in the $200 bill, José María Morelos (Independence hero) in the $50 bill, Miguel Hidalgo (another Indepdence hero) in the $1000 bill, Benito Juárez (Reform hero) in the $20 bill, Álvaro Obregón (Revolution hero) in the $500 bill, etc. And the coins are colored in silver and gold. How cool is THAT?

2. Regardless of their actual value, do you like bills or coins better?
I prefer coins. They are timeless and show off more things about their country and their time than a piece of paper that may very well be worthless if we all say so. Also, they don't give me as many headaches as bills and cheques when I'm trying to study for my Business Law exam.

3. What is your favorite foreign currency? And why?
Hmmm this is a tough one. Euros are very nice, but they kindda look like Mexican currency. Similar colors and everything. Dollars are boring, all the same color, and the coins are freakin confusing. I don't understand why smaller coins are worth more than bigger coins, it doesn't make any sense! British pounds are pretty cool, especially the heavy £1 coins. And I like how they use the face of the king or queen. I dunno, I guess British pounds PWN the rest.

4. Do you collect coins or bills? Elaborate.
Both. I inherited both collections from my mom. I also got her postage stamp and postcard collections. We have the collector bug, I guess. She has these cool coins from the Soviet Union that are soooo light, you can almost not feel them. They're about as thick as tin foil, srsly.

5. Do you think human society could make do completely without money? Explain.
Hell no, because then I'd have to choose a different major!

ETA: 21 pages of notes later, I am done studying. And the exam of doom is in 4 and a half hours. My mom's fish oil capsules better do their job. *iz ded*

Writer's Block: Be Prepared

We live in uncertain times. Earthquakes, hurricanes, the ever-present threat of zombies—do you have a disaster plan ready in case one of these things happens to you?


Earthquakes: There was one in Culiacán a few years ago, damaged the entire infrastructure of the city, but they fixed it after a year. I'd say the best plan would be to stand under a doorframe or table until it's over, and then pick up all the broken stuff from the floor. If it's as huge as the one that happened in Mexico City in 1985, then the only plan you can have is to pray for your soul and for your country's future.

Hurricanes: Meh, grew up with them all over my hometown. Just have bottled water, canned goods, battery-operated appliances (radio, blender, coffee-maker, flashlight), lots of toilet paper, a cellphone, and dry sheets in storage.

Zombies: OMG has anyone seen that Spanish movie called "REC"? So freakin scary. It's about this camera crew that gets trapped in an apartment building where there are zombie attacks, and the government won't let them get out because the zombies are created by some evil bacteria. Soooo scary. Hmmm I guess I'd just be prepared with disposable lightsabers in my closet. You never know when you'll need one.

Writer's Block: Fellow Libras

Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, and Vlad the Impaler, the original Dracula, have the same birthday. Coincidence?


I have the same birthday as Selma Blair and I love hawt brunettes. Therefore, hell no, it's no coincidence!

Lillbet's Icon Meme

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

1)
I made this one! I used a base from topmodel_icons and added the smilie all by myself lol. I needed an Australia's Next Top Model icon, so I thought this one would be kewl. Now I use it for all my posts in ausntm, all_ausntm, all_ausntm_new, etc.

2)
I got this one from topmodel_icons. I like it because CariDee's (winner of season 7, holla) expression is hilarious. Plus, it introduced me to the expression "OIC".

3)
I don't remember where I got this one, but it was around the time that DH came out, and sevenths_brain was somehow involved. I think it's funny and neutral, so I use it all the time. =P

4)
Got this one from heroes_icons, back when I actually watched the show and wanted moar icons.

5)
I stole this one from someone at topmodel, and use it on my rare food-related entries. I love Family Guy <3

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