The Great Gatsby


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.”


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.


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

Book update: Em back reading BR!

Battle Royale just captivated my heart. Agaaaaaaain. Why is this so gorgeous that I literally gone slow reading to make my relationship with this book longer. 😭 Today I started at 35% and stopped until 40% before going to bed. 😥 (thanks GoodReads for calculating)

After I finish reading and putting flags, I’ll definitely going to do a review of this book with my favorite quotes. (which, to be honest.. a lot) 😍

I’m back.. I guess? 

Hello hello guys! 

So I’ve been quite busy for the past months because of deadlines and graduation. But here I am, back with a couple of pictures, quotes or even stories that I’ve missed telling. 

Before I posted about Camaya resort in Bataan, Philippines; though I didn’t venture more on details, now.. my next post will be my trip to one of the mountains of Antipolo, Rizal Philippines.. Mount Purro. 

This place went viral last week or last last week (I really can’t remember haha!) and I even shared it in my facebook wall because the place is stunningly beautiful. So last week, my bestfriend ask me if I want to go on a day tour in that place, and I blurted out “yeah!” quickly than expected. Unexpectedly, his brother, girlfriend of his brother and sister were already making their reservation for visit. I was on the verge of cancelling because of financial and tired mind and body because of my 1st TEDxMiriamCollege experience (next next post haha) and we were scheduled the next day.

And thus, I ended up going to that unexpected trip that I got myself into. But I tell you, I have no regrets. Especially.. in God’s beautiful creation.

Quote of the day 2017: January 05

I must admit, my 2016 is really shitty. But it doesn’t mean that I should have a negative energy this year. To those people who also had a rollercoaster ride last 2016; Smile. Be bright and kick those negativity to the curb this 2017. ‘Cause baby girl/boy, you are stronger than you think you are. Share those happiness to others. You never know who needed it the most. 

Do not just exist. LIVE. 

Shut up, Lakaambini: Salamat sa lahat kahit tarantado ka.

Ayan, salamat sa pag antabay sa post ko sa facebook. Dumami engagements. Konti nalang malalagpasan ko na si Mocha. Ang kaso nadelete ko na yung post at sorry di ko nashare yung laman nun. Dahil ayaw nilang tapusin at todo explain sila, ako na yung nag initiate na tapusin. PINAGDEDELETE ko na halos yung sa kabatch nila at kabarkada niya. Naloka lang ako nung sinabi niyang ‘mutual friends’ ang nagsusumbong sa mga shinashare ko at iba pa sa social media sites. I’m that popular pala!

May konting tanong lang ako.
1. So hindi cheating ang pagkikita ng dalawang tao sa likod mo kahit may nakakita?
2. Masama na ba ang magsabi ng ‘Thank you’ kahit ikaw na yung inagrabyado?
3. Pag blocked ka at hindi mo alam number nila, pinublic mo yung post para mabasa nila at sinabi mong ayaw mo ng away at gusto mo lang mag thank you, masama ka pa din?
4. Okay lang na maging reason ang ‘ugali’ at ‘pamilya’ ko sa breakup pero kinabukasan sila na?

My main point sa pag post nun, gusto ko talagang magpasalamat. Salamat sa lahat ng pinaggagawa nyong katarantaduhan sakin. Lalo na dyan sa boyfriend niyang todo ang paninira sa lahat ng ex, eh siya naman may kasalanan. Kasi diba, kung hindi ‘cheating ‘ yun, bakit mas nauna pa siyang magkaroon ng bago kesa sakin? oo, sabihin na nating ugali ko nga at sa pamilya ko.. pero kinabukasan magkasama na kayo at nagkikita kayo lagi? habang ako naghahanap pa din ng matinding explaination. Nakakaloka lang kasi it takes two years para masabi ko na salamat. Kung hindi dahil sa kanila, di ako matututo sa buhay buhay at akala ko okay na ang lahat. Pagkapost ko ng ganun, naloka ako dahil hindi papala tapos ang laban sa kanila.

Ang ayoko din na reason yung sa pamilya. Ikaw na nga yung unang dinala ayun pa i-rarason. Okay lang na maging masama ako, wag mo idadamay pamilya ko. Sana nung pinakain ka ng nanay ko bumula bibig mo simula pa lang. at FYI, di ka nila bet sa simula palang, pero di ka nila tinaboy. Sana nagpasalamat ka nalang. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Pero kahit ganon, thank you pa din. Gustong gusto kong sabihin yun kahit sa likod ko ang sama-sama ko ng tao.

Sa pagdelete ko ng mga kabatch mo at ‘mutual friends’ sabi ni ate girl, sana manahimik na yung kaluluwa nyo tulad ng akin. Ito na ang huling ngawa ko tungkol satin. Kung ang thank you at congratulations ay isang sarcasm na galing sakin.. kayo na ang mag-interpret. Basta ako.. It is done. Bye at sana di ko na kayo makita pa ulit.


Watercolor lettering 003: tongue twister thuglife edition.

Ang tagal ko na din palang di nakakapag-update dito. Nakakaloka kasi ang sched at happenings sa buhay buhay. Pero this week, ipopost ko na yung ibang gawa ko at mga pinaggagagawa ko sa buhay. Nothing personal, mga napuntahan kong booksales at siguro, book reviews? Ang dami ko na kasing nababasang libro na minsan nakakalimutan ko na yung summary. Kaya para sa inyo at para sakin, magbibigay ako ng reviews sa mga natapos ko na at para pag nagbackread ako ng pinagpopost ko dito.. atleast maaalala ko agad. 😊

Kung mapapansin nyo yung watermark, instagram dumpsite ko yan ng calligraphy practice ko. Kahit pangit pinopost ko. Nakikita ko kasi yung improvement ng itsura, mas naeexcite akong mag practice ng mag practice.