WHICH IS BETTER, VSCO PREMIUM OR ADOBE LIGHTROOM PREMIUM?

I’m having thoughts lately, which mobile app is more..

Convenient to use as well as save the quality of the photographs

And

Definitely worth the money

And if you’re in the mood, you can drop the PROs and CONs of the app 😉

THANK YOU GUYS FOR ANSWERING!

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The Great Gatsby

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Another travel back in 1920s by F. Scott Fitzgerald. After I finished the book, I was astounded for like 1-2minutes. My mind was blank and in my head I was screaming.. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?

In movies, Jay Gatsby was, portrayed by none other than Leonardo de Caprio and he’s the Jay that I was imagining when I was reading the book. The movie is awe-inspiring, but the book, it’s so breathtaking. It was written way back 1920s, but the characters in the book are considerably common that their way of thinking and body language is still the same what we have here in the 21st century. So close that it was cited by F. Scott,

“Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made”

Here’s one of the reviews on GoodReads that for me was on ‘point’ 😉

The Great Gatsby
By Nataliya

Oh, Gatsby you old sport, you poor semi-delusionally hopeful dreamer with ‘some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life’, focusing your whole self and soul on that elusive money-colored green light – a dream that shatters just when you are *this* close to it.

Jay Gatsby, who dreamed a dream with the passion and courage few possess – and the tragedy was that it was a wrong dream colliding with the reality that was even more wrong – and deadly.

My Favorite Quotes from the book

“Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her;
If you can bounce high, bounce for her too,
Till she cry ‘Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover,
I must have you!’ — Thomas Parke D’ Invilliers”

“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had”

“Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope.”

“Well, I’ve had a very bad time, Nick, and I’m pretty cynical about everything.”

“That’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”

“It seemed to me that the thing for Daisy to do was to rush out of the house, child in arms – but apparently there were no such intentions in her head.”

“Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.”

“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired”

“Human sympathy has its limits, and we were content to let all their tragic arguments fade with the city lights behind.”

“Thirty – the promise of a decade of loneliness a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning briefcase of enthusiasm, thinning hair.”

“They’re a rotten crowd, You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together”

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

Love Charms and Other Catastrophes (Grimbaud #2)

I just came back from my 2 days travel in Grimbaud! A town were people go to get some love in the air. Here is the 2nd book of the Grimbaud Series and a summary of the book from Goodreads because I definitely suck at summaries and might end up giving spoilers. So anyway, summaries from Goodreads and my favorite quote in this lovely novel, here we go!

Love Charms and Other Catastrophes (Grimbaud #2)
by Kimberly Karalius

Sometimes love comes gift-wrapped…literally.

Aspiring love-charm maker Hijiri Kitamura was excited to come back to Grimbaud for her sophomore year—until she learned about the upcoming charm-making competition. She, along with her friends and fellow rebels, had worked too hard to free the town from Zita’s tyrannical love fortunes to allow some other charm maker to move in and take over. The only solution is for Hijiri to win the contest herself.

Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done, especially when Love itself has decided to meddle in Hijiri’s life. Concerned that its favorite charm maker has given up on finding a love of her own, Love delivers a very special gift—the perfect boyfriend, specially crafted just for her.

Genres: Young Adult
Romance
Fantasy

My Rating: 5 stars, of course!

Favorite Quotes

Chapter 1: Party

“The box trembled as the something in the inside pushed. The ribbon fell away. The top flaps opened with a loud tear of tape and wrapping paper.

A boy stepped out of the box.”

Chapter 2: Made with Love

” Love crossed his arms, “You know I don’t do this for just anyone. Most people spend their entire lives searching for their true loves. I’m simply giving you yours now.” ”

“Find me if you need me. The cupids have ears,” Love said

“Love is magic, she thought, and nothing can change that. Technology is no equal to love.”

Chapter 4: Impressing the Principal

“I think Love wants me to find the answers on my own,” Ken said. “I want to hear it from you”.

Chapter 5: The Questionable Dating Game

“This is a test of instinct”, he told her. “It’s something you already possess. You don’t need a charm to show how good you are”.

Chapter 6: Instinct

“I hated anything that went away. The more permanent ta thing was, the better”

Chapter 7: The Unfortunate Accident

“Sometimes you know what you like, It’s called trusting your heart.”

“Niceness is magic, but no one thinks of it that way since it’s quiet and constant.”

Chapter 8: Change of Plans

“To change lives and get to the root of love, there must be tears. There must be anger, jealousy, and hopelessness”

Chapter 10: Waterworks

“Romantic love isn’t the only love there is. Hearth charms come from love of home and family. A couple is happy if their home is happy”

Chapter 17: Home Again

“Hearts don’t like words, Bartering with feelings would get you better answers”.

Chapter 18: Heart-To-Heart Talk

“The big question still remains. Does it still matter to you whether Ken’s real or fake?”

“It makes me believe that our hearts can be tangled and tied to each other, no matter how far away we are or how much time passes between. Our hearts remember mmore than our brains do. Even missed connections from many years ago can be found again, because that moment imprinted itself on the heart where it stays, long after the brain forgets.”

Chapter 22: Aim and Fire

“It would take more than just love to fix some of them. But love was a spark in the darkness. It was a beginning.”

“The boy you date shouldn’t be made of shards and secrets. You need a whole boy.”

Chapter 23: Unmeasurable

“Everyone has missed connections. They come and go, perhaps lost forever. Until now. The heart is capable of remembering what the head has forgotten. Even if years pass, the threads that connect you to the lives you’ve crossed and connected with never break. You might know them as heartstrings.”

“I don’t think I’ll ever solve you. There’s so much I want to know about you, and even if we sat like this for years asking and telling, I still wouldn’t know it all. And that’s thrilling. I can keep unfolding parts of you, the good and bad sides of Kentaro Oshiro, and you would… you would do the same for me”

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Quote of the day 2017: September 01

“Hold me tight, just for a little while. It’ll be over soon.”

Takako Chigusa, Battle Royale.


This scene hurts my heart so baaaad. I can’t even move on. 😭 It’s when you’re in the brink of dying and the memories rolled in front of your eyes; and then when you opened your eyes for the last time, you see a familiar face, a friend, a love that should have been blossomed, kneeling next to you, cradling your head.

He remained expressionless but his lovely eyes express despair. He just looks at you and listen to your final words, and this… is your last request.

Ps.

Demn. I cried again typing this one. Oh well.. 😥