Sunday, January 25, 2009

Through The Monsoon

Artist: Tokio Hotel

Info: I really like music so I decided to post some of my favorite songs on here. I know this song is kind of old but its my current obsession so yea. I really like the singer's voice and also the music and lyrics. Its really pretty even though I don't really like the music video and the singer is a lil creepy. (just my opinion! ^.^) Anyway, his name is Bill Kaulitz. The other 3 members are his twin brother, Tom Kaulitz, Georg Listing, and Gustav Schafer. This song is from the album titled SCREAM. I think the year was 2007. Tokio Hotel is a German band but i think they should sing more songs in English because they sound great! Well here it is.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Millicent Min: Girl Genius

Author: Lisa Yee

Summary: Millicent Min is having a bad summer. Her fellow High School students hate her for setting the curve. Her fellow eleven-year-olds hate her for going to High School. Her grandmother Maddie is moving away. And in an effort to give Millicent a more "normal" childhood, her mom has not only signed her up for volleyball, she's also arranged to tutor Stanford Wong-jock, jerk, and poster boy for Chinese geekdom.
But when Millicent meets Emily, things start to look up. Emily doesn't know Millicent's IQ score. She actually thinks Millicent is cool. And if Millicent can hde her awards, ignore her grandmother's advice, blackmail Stanford into silence, learn to serve a volleyball over the net, stop her parents from embarrassing her forever, and keep all her lies straight, she just might make her first friend. What's it going to take? Sheer genius.

Review: This is a really good story probably geared towards younger readers, even though i also enjoyed it. The pages are filled with irony and sarcasm which gives the story an awesome atmosphere and makes it that much more fun. Millicent is a genius who seems less preoccupied with having a social life than with becoming the smartest person on earth. But everyone needs a friend so she becomes superficial in order to keep Emily's friendship but thats not how true friends are. Unfortunately, Millicent has not had previous experiences to help her through this. This story is told from Millicent's point of view.

Rating: 4/5

Monday, January 19, 2009

Fruits Basket Vol. 1

Author: Natsuki Takaya

Summary: Tohru Honda is an orphaned girl who thinks about everyone but herself. Her big heart has led her to live in the woods while her Grandfather's house is remodeled. On her way to school, she comes upon little figures of all twelve of the Chinese Zodiac animals in front of a house. She meets the young man who made them and his relative, Yuki. Yuki is well known at the school he attends with Tohru but he is always off by himself. They both invite her to stay at their home because they fear that something would happen to her if shes by herself. Tohru accepts not knowing the secret that those two carry with them.
Review: I love this manga because its super CUTE. Its my FAVORITE of all time and i think you should all read it!!!! Its impossible not to love Shigure's antics and Yuki's personality. Tohru brings them much needed help and friendship. The cover is really cute too. :D
Rating: 5/5

Smiling Pasta

Taiwanese Drama

Summary: Cheng Xiao Shi is cursed. Somebody told her that none of her relationships would last more than 3 months and none have since then. Xiao Shi's grandpa makes her a pasta called In Love For 90 years Pasta. When her boyfriend calls to meet her she finally thinks shes gonna break the curse on her 3 month anniversary with Peter. Unfortunately, he meets to break up. She is left standing at an intersection while he drives away with his new girl. Walking home proves to bring a surprise.
He Qun is a famous pop idol. His girlfriend has just left him for his estranged brother and it seems that the press has found out. He Qun is in NO mood to talk about it so he tries evading them, but as he runs down the street he smacks into a girl, falling on top of her. The press gets to thinking that the girl and He Qun are together. He Qun runs with her in hand to avoid her speaking with them. Now she is to pretend that they are engaged in order to protect He Qun's reputation. This happens to be convenient to Xiao Shi as well since she didn't want to tell her family that she was dumped again. But maybe this new fake relationship might evolve into something more or her ex will finally see the wrong he committed. Maybe Xiao Shi will finally break the evil curse.
Review: This drama was absolutely the best. Filled with the typical Taiwanese comedy, Nicholas Teo and Cyndi Wang go on a quest to deal with the past and look to the future. Xiao Shi proves to be a loyal friend, helping He Qun throughout all of the scandals pulled by the suffocating press as well as the pressure of his family. Xiao Shi's happiness next to him is felt in this cute drama. Its a must see!!
Rating: 5/5

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Author: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Summary: Nick just got dumped by his 6 month girlfriend. As a punk band member, he spends his time at the clubs where his ex frequents and one night he sees her coming towards him with another guy. Hurt, he asks the girl sitting next to him if she'd play his girlfriend for a couple minutes. Norah dislikes his ex a lot so as she gets closer, Norah pulls in Nick for a kiss. One that changes the rest of their night.

Review: This is the first book I have read by Rachel Cohn. I have got to say that it threw me a little off guard but it really turned out to be a great book! Nick and Norah are great characters who definately belong together. This is a book on finding true love in the least likely of places and then confessing that its more than a "one night stand". I recommend everybody read it!
Rating: 4/5