Books, tags, memes and 5 bloggers

Okay okay. Finally I’m doing the two memes tagged to me by Eric and Jaypee ages ago. I’ve been meaning to post my answers but I’ve been quite busy of late, (as always retorts my mother) and since I didn’t posted something yesterday, I thought I’d end the one-day haitus with this post.

First off, will be the ‘Cinco’ tag by Jaypee since it’s easier;

Five items in my freezer:
I checked our freezer after having dinner, in there I found a pack of hotdogs, chicken wings, ice drops for my little brother, another pack of cheesedogs and some pork chops.

Five items in the car:
I don’t personally own a car so I’ll make use of my cousin’s which I’m part owner since I pitched in quite a chunk of my savings when we bought it last year. Anyways, inside is a model of a Ferrari 360 (my dream car), Bob Ong’s “Paboritong Libro ni Hudas”, a rosary, a Sponge Bob air freshener container, and an umbrella.

Five Items in my wallet:

A keychain that looks like Itachi Uchiha, my old 4th yr highschool ID, a drawing by my ex-gf, a hundred-peso bill, some old love letters.

Five Items in my closet:

My knee braces, my malong, an old backpack, my ANBU costume, and my AWM (Arctic Warfare Magnum-model airsoft rifle)

Okeedokie, now on to the tougher books meme by Eric. Now for each item, I had more than 3 answers but I only included the book that first popped in my mind and without me looking at my desk, headboard, and bookshelf where my books are scattered in my room.

One book that changed your life:
Future Shock by Alvin Toffler – We’re all suffering from ‘future shock’

One book that made you laugh:

Pugad Baboy 17 – Brosia rules!!!

One book you have read more than once:
Das Kapital by Karl Marx (direct German to English translation) – my mind went numb for days upon my first chapters. I actually read it over 5 times, I knew I should’ve read Marx for beginners beforehand, oh well.

One book you would want on a desert island:
U.S. Army Survival Manual – Eric and I are on the ‘same page.’

One book that made you cry:
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden – a beautiful book.

One book you wish had been written:
Bonifacio: Siya ba ay kilala ko? by Ed Aurelio Reyes – an excellent companion to Ambeth Ocampo’s “Rizal without the overcoat.”

One book you wish had never been written:

Alamat ng Gubat by Bob Ong – rubbish, just rubbish. I liked his first three books better.

One book you are currently reading:
Among the three I’m reading right now, I’d choose for this post The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, I just got it yesterday and it’s a break from all the heavy and geeky books I’m currently reading.

One book you have been meaning to read:
The Devil Wears Prada: A Novel by Lauren Wesiberger. It’s been in my list of to-buy books for months, plus I can’t wait to see the movie.

There, now I’m going to tag the following bloggers:
Arvin of Arvin Astig
David Corpuz of Mental Pornography
Rico of Method to my Madness
Mia of Strange Joys
Major of Isulong seoph

Cheers everyone!

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7 thoughts on “Books, tags, memes and 5 bloggers

  1. basic question: have you understood alamat ng gubat?

    i guess there would be enough justification that you hate it if you are to take it literally and not get the full grasp of the idea.

    better read it again because it’s going to be worth your time. 🙂

  2. @ Mia: Indeed, I’m almost done with half of the book, and it’s really nice, just brilliant. I can’t wait to finish it. My exams just ended yesterday! Woot! 😀

    @ adottedfellow: Goodie, more book questions, will come out with a post for that. Thanks!

    @ eric: It’s the last day of the book fair tomorrow, I’ll try my best to attend. I have three tickets from IBON.

    @ elle: Pugad baboy just rocks! Walang sinabi si Bob Ong, hehehe

    @ ipanema: I think I’m the only one who keeps old love letters in my wallet, the others I suppose keep pictures in them instead. Why love letters instead of pictures?

    I find keeping pictures in wallets unwise, the sweat, tear and twisting of the wallet only degrades the picture. Sayang naman. 😉

  3. Nice list Jhay! I like what's inside your wallet by the way. How many guys have old love letters in there? 🙂

    Now i know it's Pugad Baboy that made me laugh. I forgot the title.

  4. Wow! Finally!

    Impressive list, Jhay. You have titles here I’m jotting down and will look for during the upcoming book fair.

    Many thanks for being a wonderful sport 🙂

  5. Here answer some more questions. If you have or haven’t

    1. What books sparked your interest in reading? Meaning, what books first took reading from being a forced activity to being an enjoyable pastime for you?
    2. Which three books have most changed your life (in a practical, tangible way)?
    3. Which three books (outside of the Bible) have most shaped your thoughts on God?
    4. Which book(s), if any, have you intentionally read more than once?
    5. Which three books would you recommend to a brand new Christian?
    6. Which three books do you plan to have your kids read? (Or – “Which three books were most exciting to read to your kids/for your kids to read?” – for those of you who already have children)
    7. Books that stand out -(i.e. Ones we’ve REALLY enjoyed as family read-alouds: )
    8. A book that made you cry
    9. A book that scared you
    10. A book that made you laugh
    11. A book that disgusted you
    12. A book you loved in elementary/primary school
    13. A book you loved in middle school (yrs 5, 6, 7, 8 )
    14. A book you loved in high school
    15. A book you loved in college
    16. Any more favorites?
    17. What are you currently reading?
    18. What’s your family reading?

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