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Weekend Food Choices Week 103: What Clinches the Deal

I’ve been excitedly waiting for Malcolm Gladwell’s book “David and Goliath” -a book that tries to explain the advantages of our disadvantages and why some of our advantages turn out actually, to our disadvantage, but because i love a challenge, I decided to exercise my patience a little more and asked to get it as a gift instead of buying it off the rack when it came out last month…and yeah, I’m going to be blissfully jobless in a couple of months so go figure

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December 3, 2013 Posted by | Gastronomic experience, Meandering, Weekend Food Choices | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flipping Through Pages

ive always loved books.

infact, my favorite place as a child was the city library (obviously not in manila as i wish they would make libraries here more updated and enjoyable to visit). hubby has always dubbed me as a nerdy bookworm because of this fact but honestly, i’ve never outgrown my love for reading.

now, if it wasnt for Toni of Wifey Steps, i wouldnt have known yesterday was World Book Day!


April 23 has been chosen by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property. their aim is to encourage everyone, especially young people, to discover the pleasure of reading.

so here are my answers to Wifey Steps’ World Book Day questions:

1. What books are you currently reading?
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

2. What books are on your to-be-read list?

* Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
* Summer crossing by Truman Capote
* Dust by Martha Grimes
* Your first job by Neslson Dy
* Blue ocean strategy by Kim & Mauborgne

-my outlet for stress, aside from discovering new food finds that is, is hanging out at bookstores. now, during the past month’s stressful event, i had gone crazy book shopping which leaves me with a number of new books on my shelf still untouched!

3. What book/s would you recommend?
*To kill a mockingbird Harper Lee -such a moving novel and is one of my favorite!
*Orange girl by Jostein Gaarder – a book brilliantly composed!
*The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
– it talks about your “personal legend – what you have always wanted to accomplish. whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because it’s your mission on earth”. a wonderful read!

4. What book made you fall in love with reading?
Nancy Drew mysteries: the hidden staircase =)


i got so hooked with nancy drew when i was a kid!

5. Do you have a book collection you’re proud of?
ive been wanting to complete Jostein Gaarder’s novels but i just havent gotten around to doing it. some of his books are so hard to find! i think only 9 of his novels are translated in English but the rest are in Norwegian. So far the 3 books that i’ve read (Orange Girl, Solitaire Mystery, and Christmas Mystery) are really wonderful!  they start out with a classic plot but turn into a story so interesting its hard to put down.

Now its your turn to share…

what books have you been flipping through the pages of lately?

April 24, 2009 Posted by | Meandering | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments