Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

Title: Give Up The Ghost

Author: Megan Crewe

Publisher: Henry Holt

Release Day: September 15

Summary: (author site) A teen outcast who sees ghosts and uses the secrets they dig up to expose her fellow students' deceits must choose between revenge and compassion when the popular student council V.P. comes to her for supernatural help.

Response: Ghost book? Really haven't read much in that area. LOVE this cover!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Absolute Boyfriend (Drama)

Main Actors:

Mizushima Hiro- Asamoto Soshi (so cute!!! He was also in Hana Kimi Japan Version. Love him!)

Hayami Mokomichi- Tenjo Night

Aibu Saki- Izawa Riiko

Japanese Title: Zettai Kareshi

Summary: Riiko didn't know what she was getting into when she called the number of the man who promised to find her perfect match. It certainly didn't cross her mind that she would be getting a robot programmed to do whatever she wanted and give her the perfect love. When Riiko tried to return Tenjo, she is told that she'll need to pay up anyways. Tenjo loves Riiko like he's programmed to, but then he starts breaking away from the script while Riiko's "boss", Soshi, starts spending more time with Riiko and maybe feeling something more than just a boss-employee relationship.

Number of Episodes: 11

Review: Please watch it if you get the chance. It's nice and short, but super funny and cute. I love Riiko because she's totally real and then there is Soshi who's such a flirt. Tenjo doesn't lack robotness, but he's just so nice and NICE that it just makes me feel for him. T.T He loves Riiko so much, but she can only see him as an electric appliance! Oh well, it rocks so go look it up.

Rating: 5/5

More: Read the manga Absolute Boyfriend by Watase Yuu here! :D


Monday, July 20, 2009

Sakura Drops

Artist: Utada Hikaru

Language: Japanese

About: This singer has amazing vocals that will leave you breathless. The height that she can reach in her singing isn't even human in my opinion. And she's really pretty! :D
The song is really beautiful!

Rating: 5/5

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Just Listen

Author: Sarah Dessen

Publisher: Viking

Favorite Character: Annabel-I don't know what it was about her, but I don't think I'd mind being her friend.

Summary: Annabel Greene is the girl who has everything. At least that's who she plays in the commercial for Kopf's Department Store: top student, popular cheerleader, dazzling prom queen surrounded by friends. In real life, though, Annabel is the girls who has nothing: no best friend since her friendship with mean-but-exciting Sophie ended with malicious rumors flying, no peace at home while her older sister's eating disorder preoccupies the family, and no ability to tell anyone what's on her mind.

And then she meets Owen Armstrong--intense, obsessed with music, and determined to always tell the truth, no matter what the consequences.

Can a girl who hates confrontation find a way to connect with a guy who thrives on it? And can Annabel find the courage to tell what really happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends?

Once again, the incomparable Sarah Dessen has written a novel that will captivate her many readers.

Review: This was actually a surprisingly good book. I immediately fell in love with the music angle even though I had never heard of any of those bands. Music makes everything cooler. The storyline was pretty typical for this kind of conflict, but the music made it somewhat more unique.

Annabel is kind of too bland. Her personality seems too unselfish for a human and then she has random moments of really good self-esteem. I don't know what it was about her that just didn't agree with me. I didn't hate her, but I didn't like her.

Owen pretty much rocked. He really is an interesting person and he can be quite unpredictable. His sister, on the other hand, is super annoying.

Sophie is a blind meanie-head who deserves the freaking cheater of a boyfriend and also the humiliation that she's had to go through because of her terrible choices.

I love the story and I love this book. Just Listen is really a good summer book to read out on your lawn chair. If you have time, I suggest that you pick this up.

Rating: 4/5

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hot Shot

This is another Taiwanese drama featuring:

Alan Luo!!! (who doesn't love him?) (also fav character)

Jerry Yan!!! (wow, he looks great in this one unlike Meteor Garden)

and (my personal fave) Wu Chun! (O.O I'd have watched it just for him...)

Summary: Da Ying's grandmother's passing took quite a toll on him, but one awesome thing will come out of it.

As a child, he had been strictly forbidden from even mentioning basketball with unreasonable will., but his grandmother's death was the right time for him to embark on his basketball career. Even if he has to start out as a player for the "Five Losers" team which, needless to say, sucks.

Other things like love, flimsy friendships, brotherhood, and his beautiful coach's health will put Da Ying's hilariously sweet character to the test. Is he cut out for the basketball leagues?

Number of Episodes: 16

Review: Yup, what can I say? I love Show. He is super funny even when he cries! The storyline was very typical of Taiwanese Dramas, but that's why I love them. I wish the ending had been better though. Very disappointing. Other than that, this drama made watching basketball exciting, which I normally despise. That's got to count for something!

Rating: 4/5

I couldn't find the english subbed version on YouTube, but if you want to watch it just go to and search it up! :D

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Chao Xi Huan Ni

Artist: Fahrenheit

Info: Another Asian song. This was one of the first that I listened to and the title in English is I Really Like You. Isn't that super cute!! :D
From left to right and top to bottom: Jiro, Calvin, Wu Chun, and Aaron! They always make me smile...

Jiro was in Hana Kimi Taiwan Version along with Wu Chun and he's really funny. Wu Chun is just totally cool. Calvin, I don't know much about. Aaron is also really sweet.
It's even English Subbed!