Sunday, April 27, 2014

Animorphs 30 Day Challenge: Day 28 - Ellimist or Crayak

Day Twenty-Eight: The Ellimist or Crayak?
The Crayak (image from the link).
Image from the link.

I can't choose Crayak. He's scary and bullies Jake. He made Howlers (which is a fantastic creature added in the list of 'wtf ftw monsters in fiction' by the way. You rock, K.A. Applegate), who were programmed to look at murder as a game. 

Plus I don't get his point - why would he want to destroy everything just to rule the ultimate species? Why would he want to rule the species who could be so destructive (I'm speculating here that they would be.) that they could kill each other in the long run? What would he do/create with these creatures anyway?

So I'll pick the Ellimist.

Who would you pick?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Finds: Cheap Children's Books

I started loving children's books when my brother Sam came out of this world. I really want to have a book buddy in the family so I need to give him books as early as ever. 

I also have a dozen goddaughters and godsons (literally) so I found a way to influence a group of people to be as bookish as I am wahahaha!

And because I'm forever a cheapskate, this green store is a magnet


I went to their Alphaland branch and slumped to browsed the children's books section until I found these precious stuff:

I bought them for just P 5 each! I'm still so happy as I type this!

Take a good look at them:

Beautiful beautiful things.
There are lots of P 5 books there but I chose those, carefully. I want the kids to read awesome stuff, so they'll want more.

The jewel of the seven, for me, is Lettice. Because glitters.
It's also the most brand new looking of all. The cute illustrations will also make a kid stare harder and spend more time with this book. I did.

 The last book above I bought for P 20. I was attracted to it because when I was in elementary, eye illusions were s hit. But the books are expensive. Our library has several of them, but I was not bully enough (yes, sadly. Can't believe it myself too.) to hoard them every library time. 

Do you know any bookstores aside from booksale that has many preloved children's books? Or do you have finds like these also?
Tell me in the comments section please. :D

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Animorphs 30 Day Challenge: Day 27 - Helmacrons

Day Twenty-Seven: <We are the Helmacrons, lords of the galaxy!>

Aw, the most annoying aliens in the universe. Their high regard of themselves makes humanity look so humble.

But I had such a laugh reading Helmacron 'episodes'. Especially Marco's 'grovelling'. Gods that's a classic Marco move.

It drifted my mind from the David trilogy.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Animorphs 30 Day Challenge: Day 26 - Movie

Day Twenty-Six: Would you be for or against an Animorphs movie?

-Against, at first. I want it to be an HBO series please. Then, Megamorphs movie for the fans that will be 'bitin' from the series' end. Oh, yes.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Animorphs 30 Day Challenge: Day 25 - Change

Day Twenty-Five: If you could make one change to the series, what would it be?

  • I would want to have an extensive 'closure' to what happened to the parents. One book would suffice, hehehe. In Eva's POV. It could start at book 53.

  • I would eliminate The One, which still gives me the creeps thinking about what he did with dear Ax. 

  • I would let Rachel live. Why, because Tobias and Rachel's relationship is the only relationship that didn't dive in the sea of doubts. I reread book 53 then 3 after, and it really saddened me, the way their relationships (Rachel-Cassie, Cassie-Jake, Jake-Marco) plummeted. I would let Tobias be happy, for once. I have this faith in him that he could give Rachel the therapy that she would need after the war. I ship Rachel/Marco but I really believe that if Rachel lived, R/T would make it. (I hated it that J/C didn't make it. It's like shoving reality into my fiction world, and it disturbs me. Fairy tales are a thing of beauty, if you would look at it. No more whys after reading them, because they lived happily ever after all. They're easy, in contrast with the Animorphs.)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Animorphs 30 Day Challenge: Day 24 - Matured

Day Twenty-Four: Who do you think matured the most throughout the series?

I knew him from the start as this shy boy who needed help from more stable people like Jake to take care of the bullies for him.
Then, he became a hawk, and he accepted the responsibility to take care of himself. From learning to accept his hawk diet to managing his pains after the war all by himself, he endured the most life phases at a very short time, throughout the series.
That's why reading his POV when I was a kid was not as fun, because I couldn't find myself to think like that then, unlike Marco's or Ax's POV where jokes were seen all over. But I enjoyed rereading them now, well, because I went through some life phases myself that I can relate to him already.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Animorphs 30 Day Challenge: Day 23 - Headcanon

- Marco and Rachel like each other. They could be a thing if both of these two would happen:

1. Eva would not die. I think Marco's cynicism started when she 'died'. Then, seeing his dad fall apart because of that made him guard his heart indefinitely.
2. Tobias would not be a birdboy. He and Rachel got too close when he became a nothlit.

These two are so important in the plotline of the series, that, yeah, they could never be erased. Basically M/R would only happen in fan fictions. That's why I am there for a long time now. LOL.

Human Nature's Sunscreen: SAFEBLOCK

It’s summer time, lovelies!
The kids and I had our first summer beach swim for this year at our dear Ilijan shore because 
we can’t afford (time- and money- wise) to go to a resort yet. 
And because the heat was scorching as ever, we had to protect our skin.
We used Human Nature’s SAFEBLOCK, a 100% natural sunscreen which not only protects 
our skin, but also protects the coral reefs from the chemical products that an ordinary 

While applying, I noticed that it didn’t smell like other sunscreen that I used before. It has a light sweet smell that didn’t irritate my allergic nose.
Flowing; squeezing should be gentle to get the amount you need
50 ml – easy to handle/pack for travel
200 ml –too big, even for a family. I think 100 ml would be just right
Leaves white marks that were characteristic of the product. Should be applied thinly.

We spent an hour staying under the sun and pseudo-swimming. We felt the effects of using sunblock because we didn’t have sun burn or felt our skin redden. It’s amazing! We didn’t even reapply. 

Here are the ABCs of Safeblock:

Know more about the product here.

I've been using SAFEBLOCK for my face everyday, and it's effective!

I recommend this sunscreen to everyone! :)