Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Prisoner's Dilemma

Book review again, people! Happy reading! :D


Alright, at this time, I'm gonna talk about a book that I've been read. It's "The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Prisoner's Dilemma". It's not my own book, but I borrowed it from my best friend, Poe. Thanks Poe for lent me this great book! :D


Okay, back to the book. This book is the third book in The Mysterious Benedict Society series. In this third installment of the Mysterious Benedict Society series, Reynie, Sticky, Kate, Constance, and various loved ones find themselves holed up in Mr. Benedict's house, which is teeming with security. The evil Mr. Curtain is at large and hunting for the Whisperer—now in Mr. Benedict's possession—so he can try again to control minds from afar. When a shady businessman shows up with false records that say he's Constance's father, it compels Mr. Benedict to use the Whisperer to uncover her short past. Distraught and confused after all is revealed, Constance runs away, with the whole household after her—just the distraction Mr. Curtain and his men need to steal the Whisperer and set his evil plans in motion. Of course, the rest of the Mysterious Benedict Society soon find themselves on his trail.

After I read this book, the first thing that crossed my mind is, this book is not too attractive compared to the previous. It still contains Reynie's gank's adventures, but not as interesting as before. But I'm happy when Constance's past finally revealed. And of course Number Two's real name. Hahaha. :D

the first book

the second book


Nevertheless, if you need a book that contains adventures, friendship, and detective inside it, you have nothing to lose if you buy this book! :D


Well, I think that's all. Thanks for reading, I hope it's useful for you. See you on the next post! Bye... *kisses*




Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mysterious_Benedict_Society_and_the_Prisoner's_Dilemma

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

DIY: Oatmeal Cleanser

Alright, actually I'm on my exams week right now, but sometimes people would feel bored to study too, hehehe. So, here I am, sitting in front of my computer and start to post something interesting on my blog. :D


Well, at this time, I'm gonna write about beautiful skin remedy by oatmeal. Do you know, what is oatmeal? Oatmeal is ground oat groats, or a porridge made from oats. Oatmeal can also be ground oat, steel-cut oats, crushed oats, or rolled oats.
oatmeal

Oatmeal is great for the skin aside from being a cereal enjoyed by many people for breakfast. It contains a lot of complex carbohydrates and soluble fiber, as well as vitamins. Washing the face using oatmeal helps in soothing various skin irritations as well as lessening discomfort. You can use it in your regular beauty regime for nurturing skin or soothing skin irritation.

Oatmeal could possibly be used to produce a very effective and gentle natural facial scrub, facial mask and also soothing skin cleanser. Since oatmeal provides a wide range of skincare treatment, it assists to reduce dryness through restoring the natural balance of moisture on the skin. It also absorbs and gets rid of impurities and surface dirt while providing gentle exfoliation. This leaves the skin soft, clean and smooth without even using soap. Oatmeal also removes the dead cells of the skin, revealing a smoother and softer looking skin. But, if you have adverse reactions to nuts, oatmeal might not be useful for you. 

Here is a video from bubzbeauty that maybe can help you how to clean your face with oatmeal. The steps are very-very-very simple. Enjoy it! :D

Okay guys, I hope it's useful for you who want to clean your face with oatmeal. See you on the next post, have a nice day, and STAY BEAUTIFUL! *kisses*
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oatmeal http://www.bubzbeauty.com/bubbi-likes/126-oatmeal-cleanser.html http://www.dailyglow.com/askquestion/dietary-benefits-of-oatmeal-what-is-oatmeal-can-yo.html http://benefitof.net/benefits-of-oatmeal-on-skin/ http://www.buzzle.com/articles/benefits-of-oatmeal-on-skin.html

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sushi

Hello, friends! Konbanwa. :D


This time I'm gonna talk about SUSHI! Why sushi? Because I remembered the first time I eat sushi with my boyfriend, and it was fun! :D Because at that time it was our first time to eat sushi, we face so many difficulties. And it was a funny moment! :D


Although it was our first time to eat sushi, we knew several types of sushi that we ate. We ordered a package that contains any kinds of sushi. I like salmon sushi so much, because it feels like melted in the mouth. But i don't like squid sushi. It was too chewy and hard to swallow. :P


Back to sushi. Sushi is a food of Japanese origin consisting of cooked vinegared rice (shari) combined with other ingredients (neta). Neta and forms of sushi presentation vary, but the ingredient which all sushi have in common is shari. The most common neta is seafood. And here, I wanna talk about any kinds of sushi. For you who don't know about types of sushi, you'd better check this out!


Makizushi
Makizushi, Norimaki, or Makimono is a cylindrical piece, formed with the help of a bamboo mat, called a makisu. Makizushi is generally wrapped in nori, but can occasionally be found wrapped in a thin omelette, soy paper, cucumber, or parsley. Makizushi is usually cut into six or eight pieces, which constitutes a single roll order.

Nigirizushi
Nigirizushi consists of an oblong mound of sushi rice that the chef presses into a small rectangular box between the palms of the hands, usually with a bit of wasabi, and a topping (the neta) draped over it. Neta are typically fish such as salmon, tuna or other seafood. Certain toppings are typically bound to the rice with a thin strip of nori, most commonly octopus (tako), freshwater eel (unagi), sea eel (anago), squid (ika), and sweet egg (tamago). When ordered separately, nigiri is generally served in pairs. A sushi set (a sampler dish) may contain only one piece of each topping.

Chirashizushi
Chirashizushi is a bowl of sushi rice topped with a variety of sashimi and garnishes (also refers to barazushi). Edomae chirashizushi (Edo-style scattered sushi) is an uncooked ingredient that is arranged artfully on top of the sushi rice in a bowl. Gomokuzushi (Kansai-style sushi) are cooked or uncooked ingredients mixed in the body of rice in a bowl. There is no set formula for the ingredients and they are either chef's choice or sometimes specified by the customer. It is commonly eaten because it is filling, fast and easy to make. Chirashizushi often varies regionally. It is eaten annually on Hinamatsuri in March.

Inarizushi
Inarizushi is a pouch of fried tofu filled with usually just sushi rice. It is named after the Shinto god Inariwho is believed to have a fondness for fried tofu. The pouch is normally fashioned as deep-fried tofu. Regional variations include pouches made of a thin omelette. It should not be confused with inari maki, which is a roll filled with flavored fried tofu. A very large version, sweeter than normal and often containing bits of carrot, is popular in Hawaii, where it is called "cone sushi".

Hakozushi (Oshizushi)
Oshizushi, also known as hako-zushi, is a pressed sushi from the Kansai Region, a favourite and specialty of Osaka. A block-shaped piece formed using a wooden mold, called an oshibako. The chef lines the bottom of the oshibako with the toppings, covers them with sushi rice, and then presses the lid of the mold down to create a compact, rectilinear block. The block is removed from the mold and then cut into bite-sized pieces. Particularly famous is battera or saba zushi.

Temakizushi
Temaki is a large cone-shaped piece of nori on the outside and the ingredients spilling out the wide end. A typical temaki is about ten centimeters (4 in) long, and is eaten with fingers because it is too awkward to pick it up with chopsticks. For optimal taste and texture,Temaki must be eaten quickly after being made because the nori cone soon absorbs moisture from the filling and loses its crispness and becomes somewhat difficult to bite.

Narezushi
Narezushi is a traditional form of fermented sushi. Skinned and gutted fish are stuffed with salt, placed in a wooden barrel, doused with salt again, then weighed down with a heavy tsukemonoishi (pickling stone). As days pass, water seeps out and is removed. After six months this funazushi can be eaten, remaining edible for another six months or more.

Gunkanzushi
Small cups made of sushi rice and dried seaweed filled with seafood, etc. There are countless varieties of gunkanzushi, some of the most common ones being sea urchin and various kinds of fish eggs.

So, interested to try sushi? I bet you do:D

Good night, friends! See you on the next post! *kisses*

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Babies

Annyeonghaseyo! :D


Good afternoon everyone! Good day today, eh? Happy lunch for all of you. My mom is cooking in her kitchen now, and it smells good! I can't wait to eat her cook. Hmmm... :P


Last night I met a cute baby boy. He is a grandson of my parent's friend. He is so cute, and he peed on me too, hehehe. I know it's disgusting, but I enjoy every time I picked him, joking with him, and hug him. I love his laugh. Even, I love his pee too, hehehe. Ugh, I really want to take him home, I miss him already. :(


To treat my sense of longing, I search some pictures of cute babies on Google. Here are them:











Ugh, they're so cute. XD

For you who loves baby so much, you have to read itWell, see you on the next post! Have a nice day! *kisses*

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Eyeliner

Bonjour!! I'm back with a new post that REALLY talks about BEAUTY!! And now, I'm gonna talk about EYELINER! Why I choose eyeliner? Why not lipstick, powder, foundation, blush on, or mascara?? Because, now eyeliner is a trend. Good bye eye shadow, welcome eyeliner! :D


On applying, eyeliner is easier than eye shadow. With only a simple way, your eyes will look brighter than before. How about eye shadow? Using eye shadow can make our eyes shining too, but it has a complicated way to use. Beside that, you look like you're trying hard to use make up than you use only eyeliner. It brings you natural look, trust me. :D


There are 3 types of eyeliner that I know. They are liquid eyeliner, pencil eyeliner, and gel or creme eyeliner. I usually use liquid eyeliner for my daily make up. I prefer liquid than pencil because I think liquid eyeliner is easier on apply than pencil eyeliner. Some people says that pencil eyeliner is easier to use than liquid eyeliner, and it make your make up look more natural than using liquid eyeliner, but I don't think so, because pencil eyeliner always hurts my eyes. :P


Eyeliner has various colors. The natural ones are black, brown, grey, white, or peach (for under eyes, to make your eyes larger). But you can choose shocking colors like blue, green, or even red, depends on what your local drug store have. :P


Here is a video from Michelle Phan about eyeliner tutorial. You can learn how to use eyeliner in simple way by watching this video. Enjoy it! :D


Interested to use it too? Go to your local drug store and express yourself with eyeliner! :D See you on the next post! Good night, have a nice dream, don't let the bug bite! *kisses*

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Anne of The Island

Hola, I'm back! Please forgive me for being lazy to write. I'm so busy with my study. Old stories. Hehehe. Well, I'm not continuing my posts about Harry Potter because I don't know what Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 will happen. So, I'll continue to write about it again after the movie released. So, be patient, people! :D


Okay. Several days ago I bought two books. That two books are continued from their last series. Those are Claudine di St. Clare and Anne of The Island. I have finished read that two books. (the pictures taken from Google)




In this post I'll only write about Anne of The Island, because I think this book is more interesting than the other. It tells about a girl named Anne (Yeah, the book title is Anne of The Island, of course the main character is Anne! :P ). Anne is a girl that have a lot of imagination.

In the first book, Anne of Green Gables (the story is about Anne's childhood), everything that she met always named by her. Like Hutan Berhantu for the forest, Buih-Buih Dryad for the small river, and so on. It because she is an orphan and has no friend before. After being adopted by Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, Anne's life was changing.

And the second book, it tells about Anne's job as a teacher. After graduating from school, Anne became a teacher. In this book Anne faced any kind of students: lazy student, coquettish student, naughty student, until a student that has a lot of imagination like Anne.

And the third, the one that I bought several days ago, tells about Anne's life as a college student. In here Anne not only had to study hard to get schollarship, but also bothered by the arrows of love, both from the one that have been dreamed or from the others that never been expected.

Anne, despite being transformed into a grown woman, still not lost her imagination. She still could see how a place or an object look more "alive" than it appears. And wherever she is, she always could bring joy to those around him.



What do you think about this book? Interesting enough? Go to near book store and buy it, you have nothing to loss! See you, good night, sleep tight, don't let the bug bite! *kisses*

Friday, June 3, 2011

All About HARRY POTTER (Part 3)

Long time no write, hehehe. I'm back with some doodles about Harry Potter! Horray! So, let's check it out! :D


5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling, and was published on 21 June 2003 by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom, Scholastic in the United States, and Raincoast in Canada. Five million copies were sold in the first 24 hours after release.


The novel features Harry Potter's struggles through his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, including the surreptitious return of Harry's nemesis Lord Voldemort, O.W.L exams, and an obstructive Ministry of Magic.


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has won several awards, including being named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults in 2003. The book has also been made into a film, which was released in 2007, and into several video games by Electronic Arts. (quoted from Wikipedia)


Some pictures about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (taken from Google) :


the "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" book cover


Harry, Ron, and Hermione's adventures can be seen in movie


Dumbledore's Army


Dolores Umbrigde: pink is the new black


that K-I-S-S!


Bellatrix Lestrange. She is the one that killed Sirius Black! Oh, I hate her sooo much!


6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth of seven novels in the Harry Potter series by British author J. K. Rowling. Set during Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts, the novel explores Lord Voldemort's past, and Harry's preparations for the final battle amidst emerging romantic relationships and the emotional confusions and conflict resolutions characteristic of mid-adolescence.

The book was published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury and in the United States by Scholastic on 16 July 2005, as well as in several other countries. It sold nine million copies in the first 24 hours after its release, a record at the time which was eventually broken by its sequel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There were many controversies before and after it was published, including the right to read the copies delivered prior to the release date in Canada. Reception to the novel was generally positive and it won several awards and honours, including the 2006 British Book of the Year award.

Reviewers noted that the book took on a darker tone than its predecessors, which allowed the reader to cherish the humour. Some considered the main themes to be love and death, and trust and redemption. The character development of Harry and several other teenager characters was also remarked upon.

The film adaption of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released 15 July 2009 by Warner Bros. (quoted from Wikipedia)

Some pictures about Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (taken from Google) :


the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blod Prince" book cover


Harry, Ron, and Hermione's adventure can be seen in movie


young Riddle


Snape make a deal with Narcissa Malfoy


Professor Slughorn


Ron as a new Gryffindor keeper


Lav-Lav and Won-Won :D this moment really makes Hermione jealous


Harry finally understand his feeling to Ginny


the final: the time when Dumbledore's dead


So, what do you think about this post? Quite interesting? Or maybe boring? Harry Potter is never end for me! Hehehe. Sorry for missing for several days. I was having an exam. :( See you, have a nice day, don't let anything disturb your day! *kisses*

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