My February Reads

Hello internet friends!

In line with my pledge of reading 150 books to Goodreads Reading Challenge this year, I would like to share with you the list of books I’ve read last Month and hopefully, some of you may have already read it or may like to add it on your TBR list. πŸ™‚

So without further ado, here’s my February reads!

  1. The Hogwarts Library by J.K. Rowling consists of 3 parts which Β includes booksΒ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,Β The Tales of Beedle the Bard,Β Quidditch Through the Ages, so if you’re a Potter fan, give it a go. πŸ™‚ (5 star rating)
  2. The Lost Sisters (Folk of the Air #1.5) by Holly Blackif you love fantasy & fairies, you may binge-read this one together with the whole set of Folk of The Air. (5 star rating)
  3. Harry Potter Cinematic Guide : Albus Dumbledore by Felicity Baker- a mini guide read to get to know the headmaster of Hogwarts in the movie, Harry Potter. (5 star rating)
  4. Harry Potter Cinematic Guide : Hermione Granger by Felicity Bakera mini guide read to get to know one of the brightest witch of Hogwarts and also one of Harry’s best friends in the movie, Harry Potter. (5 star rating)
  5. Harry Potter Cinematic Guide : Ron Weasley by Felicity Baker– a mini guide read to get to know one of Harry’s best friends in the movie, Harry Potter. (5 star rating)
  6. Harry Potter Cinematic Guide : Harry Potter by Felicity Baker– a mini guide read to get to know the boy who lived with a strange scar on his forehead in the movie, Harry Potter. (5 star rating)
  7. Alice’s Adventures: The Complete Visual Guide by Elizabeth Dowsett – this is a beautiful book full of features of Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the looking glass movie highlighting all the amazing scenes and characters too. (5 star rating)
  8. The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kind #7) by Jeff Kinney – a good read recommended for middle grades and for those who loves humor & novels with graphics. This is a light read. (5 star rating)
  9. A Touch of Gold (Bk.1) By Annie Sullivan – if you like Midas story about him touching everything and it turns to gold, this is his twisted story but the main character is her daughter plus pirates and adventures too. (4 star rating)
  10. Worlds of You: Poetry & Prose by Beau Taplin – this is a collection of poetry and prose that will surely trigger your emotions. Really nice read. (4 star rating)
  11. Her favorite Color was Yellow by Edgar HolmesAlso a collection of poetry but when I read it, it didn’t touch me enough to like it a lot though. (2 star rating)
  12. Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer a collection of poetry and prose. Really nice writing. (4 star rating)

So, there you have it! The 12 books I read last February. I included the star ratings I put on my Good reads and also a little information regarding the book.

Sometimes, I still experience reading slump (surely, everyone does at some point) but just like what my Favorite Booktuber said we just need to choose a book that will capture our attention to read again like maybe a light read or a book with a fast paced storyline.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy these titles I’ve shared with you. It really feels summer here in our country because of the heat. Thus, I’m dreaming of beaches πŸ˜€ and ice cold desserts so hopefully we can enjoy and have time for that amidst pandemic. Summer is on it’s way and is really early I think.

That’s it for now. Let me know what you think on the comment box below. πŸ˜‰

Thanks and have a nice day!

xo, Vhea<3

PH Holiday: EDSA Revolution

EDSA Shrine

Hello internet friends!

Today marks the 35th Anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution , also known as “EDSA Revolution” here in our country. Thus, today is a special holiday here ( yet I’m at the office, lol!) πŸ™‚

Anyways, I just want to share the 5 highlights/ facts I know as to why EDSA Revolution was one of the important events happened in the Philippine History.

  1. The symbol of EDSA Revolution was a Yellow Ribbon.
  2. EDSA Revolution in Feb.25, 1986 was triggered because of the assassination of Former Senator Ninoy Aquino upon arrival at Manila International Airport which the Marcos Administration was blamed because they are rivals that time.
  3. EDSA Revolution was also known as a Bloodless Revolution.
  4. President Marcos with his Family fled the palace & afterwards exiled to Hawaii.
  5. Corazon Aquino became the 11th President & also the first female President of the Philippines after People Power Revolution.

Many say that during this revolution, democracy prevailed against the Marcos Regime. So, those solid supporters usually wears a Yellow Shirt or yellow ribbon during this time to express their support & commemorate the said event of the past.

That’s all for now. Enjoy the holidays, my fellow Filipino & everyone around the world.

Mabuhay! πŸ™‚



My Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love is in the air! ❀

Hello internet friends, how was your Valentines Day? πŸ™‚

Whether you’re single, in a relationship or it’s complicated, I hope you’re doing well.

Valentines Day over the years was not actually a BIG DEAL for me because as long as I can do whatever activity I planned for that day & it went well as planned, I’m fulfilled & happy. Yet, I want to share the positive day I had to all of you. Not much but really a day well spent for me.

Since February 14 fell on Sunday, I got to spend it with my family and even got a “ME TIME” to treat myself too like eating my Valentine Cake, an ice cream together with my son/nieces & binging some movies and Netflix too. Playing sweet music was also done. No book date today since I’m 6 books ahead of schedule based on my Goodreads so no pressure at all. I read when I’m in the mood. πŸ˜‰

So this is the Valentine Cake I was telling you about. It’s a cheese cake with blueberry filling, topped with fresh strawberries, blue berries, chocolate blocks with drip red colored chocolate & bite size brownies. There’s also edible gold leaf and red designs. Aside from its beauty is that it tastes really good. It’s not too sweet so you can eat more. πŸ™‚

Please check out the movies/documentary I’ve watched this Valentines Day & of course, a highly recommended.

  1. To All the Boys: Always & Forever 2021 (New Release from Netflix – final installment in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Trilogy based on Jenny Han’s book. Teen Rom-Com.

2. Warm Bodies 2013 ( If you love Zombies and you want to get some romance with a Zombie, better binge this one out. Don’t worry, this isn’t Rated “R.” πŸ˜‰ Highly recommended).

  • 3. Emma 2020 ( If you like Historical Romance and Jane Austen, try this movie. )
  • 4. Space Sweepers 2021 ( New Release from Netflix – A Korean movie but very diverse to the characters. Very futuristic due to NO language barrier between characters & okay for Sci-fi fanatics out there.)
  • 5. Crime Scene: The Vanishing at Cecil Hotel 2021 ( New release from Netflix – a documentary regarding Elisa Lam’s strange disappearance & bizarre death on the Cecil Hotel. Consists of 3 Episodes worth binging if you love documentaries & mystery combine in one.)

After movie/ documentary, here’s my some random songs I played during my “ME TIME” while cooking dinner you might want to listen to or add on your playlist. Songs were usually classics as I love to listen to old songs.

  1. Save the Best For Last – Vanessa Williams
  2. Terminal – Rupert Holmes
  3. I like you so much – Ysabelle Cuevas
  4. Til’ There Was You – Beatles
  5. There’s A Kind of Hush – Carpenters
  6. You – Carpenters
  7. You got it All – The Jets
  8. Kiss Me – Sixpence
  9. Undying Admiration – David Pomeranz
  10. Favorite Story – David Pomeranz

I believe this would be one of my most favorite Valentines Day. Everything’s fine. Nothing negative happened. Just happiness and relaxation all day.

So, that’s it. I hope you all have a wonderful day as always. Feel free to comment or message me if you like the movies or songs. Also, suggestions are highly accepted &7 appreciated. Thank you! πŸ™‚


Vhea ❀

My January Reads

Hi there internet friends!

I hope each and everyone of you is doing great since January is already over and we’re now on our 2nd day of February. πŸ™‚

Love month is in the air! ❀ btw. πŸ˜‰

But before that, I would like to share with you the books I’ve read and finished this January. You see, I’ve read 14 books last month although 1 book is a children’s book since I read it to my son. But, I’ve been quite productive in reading once 2021 started as I want to finish my goal of 150 books by November. πŸ™‚

So, without further ado here are my January Reads that you might want to add in your TBR list.

  1. Classical Mythology A to Z: An Encyclopedia of Gods & Goddesses, Heroes & Heroines, Nymphs, Spirits, Monsters, and Places by Annette Giesecke (Mythology, Non-Fiction)
  2. A Wild Winter Swan: A Novel by Gregory Maguire (Fantasy, Historical Fiction)
  3. How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black ( Fantasy, Young Adult)
  4. Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda (Japanese Lit, Short Stories, Fantasy)
  5. The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly (Middle Grade)
  6. 100 Tula ni Bela by Bela Padilla ( Filipino Poetry)
  7. More to the Story by Hena Khan (Middle Grade)
  8. Bakit List by Rhadson Mendoza (Filipino Short Story)
  9. Guess How Much I love You by Sam McBratneyΒ andΒ Anita Jeram (Children’s Book)
  10. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig ( Fiction)
  11. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K Rowling (Fiction)
  12. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists (Pottermore Presents Book 2) by J.K Rowling (Fiction)
  13. Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (Pottermore Presents Book 3) by J.K. Rowling (Fiction)
  14. Once Upon a Dream by Sierra Simone (Romance, Erotica)

My January reads is quite diverse because there’s fiction, no-fiction, middle-grades and children’s book so people of all ages can be accommodated if you don’t know what to read yet. πŸ™‚

I usually read depending on my mood but I’m planning (hopefully) to read Bridgerton Series this February since its all about the Bridgerton Siblings Romances and February is love month so I think the theme does fit. Crossing fingers my mood will also agree so I can read it and enjoy. πŸ™‚

Will update you next time and feel free to share with me if you have read some of the book/s included on the list. You can check out my Good Reads where I review the books I read and feel free to follow me so we can talk about it. πŸ™‚

Have a nice day everyone! πŸ™‚


Vhea ❀

My 2021 Resolution

Happy New Year Internet Friends!

I hope you had a blast while celebrating Christmas & New Year’s Eve with your loved ones. 2020 was a lot, thus, I want to be more positive and productive this year. So let me share with you my 2021 Resolution and hopefully, I’ll be able to tick everything on my list before 2021 ends.

So here it is, my 12 New Year’s Resolution for 2021.

  1. Get in shape. My number 1 priority this year as I want to trim down my weight. Started doing Keto. Trying to eat more healthy foods . My goal weight is 55kg. I’m currently 63kg. so wish me luck. πŸ˜€
  2. Read 150 Books (or more). In my 2021 Goodreads challenge, I pledged at least 150 books this year. I’m positive that I can do it. πŸ˜‰
  3. Invest & save more. I’m more inspired than ever when I had a chance to spend more time with my 2 year old boy. I want to secure his future as much as I can, thus, I want to invest on things that’ll benefit him in the years to come.
  4. Renovate our house. This is what my husband & I had planned for the last 2 years. Hopefully, we’ll be able to finish it this year.
  5. Built my home library. One of my dream is to have my own personal library. If renovation will be successful, this will be included as well.
  6. Spend more time with my family. Hopeful that the pandemic will end so I can spend more with my boys on the outside. I miss traveling and other outdoor activities without the fear of getting sick and a lot of safety protocols to do.
  7. Learn a new skill. I’m thinking of learning how to drive or do baking stuffs. I’ll make an arrangement for this.
  8. Learn to Control Your Emotions. I’m quite emotional so I want to improve this part of me more.
  9. Be more social. When pandemic ends I’ll practice this. I’m an introvert you see, so it’s a little hard for me to open up with people or get along with the crowd as I love being alone. My husband & I are quite the opposite. He’s outgoing while I’m not. I’ll see what I can do. πŸ™‚
  10. Ban Procrastination. Really pushing myself not to procrastinate and be more productive.
  11. Choose to be positive and be happy. No matter what comes along the way.
  12. Get a dog. Crossed fingers*

Let’s be productive and healthy this year. πŸ™‚

Take care everyone!



End of the Year Book Tag

Hello internet friends!

First of all, before 2020 ends I would like take this opportunity to greet you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. πŸ™‚ I hope you’re enjoying the holiday with your loved ones or special someone. I know this month’s very busy with all the preparations and stuff, yet, remember to always be safe while you celebrate.

Honestly, I’m loving doing tags until right now. It’s fun thing to do with all the questions and relate to other people’s point of view. It’s really amazing indeed. So without further ado, let’s get this on! πŸ™‚

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

Yes, I have. Actually a lot. πŸ˜€ There’s the Midnight Library and Empress of a Thousand Skies, Winter Wild Swan, etc. Around 5-6 books. Hopefully I can manage atleast 3 of it with all the errands before New Year. Lol!

Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

I don’t think I have as I already completed my November TBR. πŸ™‚ yey!

Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

Yes, I have. There’s Once Upon a Broker Heart by Stephanie Garber to be released on Fall of 2021 and Ransom Riggs book 6 of Ms. Peregrine’s Series, The Desolations of Devil’s Acre will be the title of the final book. This will be released on February 2021.

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

First, I want to read the Fairy Godmothers Inc. by Saranna Dewylde yet I have a piled of books to finish so hopefully I can still squeeze this one out. Next would be The Wrong Family by Taryn Fisher. I think the book is quite intriguing & mysterious, so I’m up for that and lastly, The Fairy’s Tale by F.D. Lee as I’m really attracted to fantasy & magic at the moment.

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?

Maybe the Empress of a Thousand Skies. Crossed Fingers. πŸ™‚

Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?

Honestly, not yet. Maybe I’ll do it by January 1st of 2021.

Thanks every one. πŸ™‚


Vhea ❀

Credits to πŸ™‚ –

‘Tis The Season Book Tag

Since its the most wonderful time of the year & our last day of regular work, I’ll be doing a new tag related especially for the Holiday Season so I hope you’ll enjoy reading it! πŸ™‚

Btw, credits to whoever started this Tag. πŸ™‚ Let’s start.

1. Do you have a favorite winter read?

One of my favorite would be Narnia – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It’s perfect for the wintery vibes. The story was so magical. I love everything about the world of Narnia. πŸ™‚

2. Find a book with blue on the cover.

There are lots of books with covers under blue color but I pick my all-time childhood favorite story, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. I have the Barnes & Noble Collectible Edition) copy which I really love. It’s so beautiful, don’t you think? πŸ™‚

Barnes & Noble

3. Find a book that you’d use as a star on a Christmas tree.

For this year, I think I’ll be picking Almond by Won Pyung Sohn. I love everything about this book. It was well-written. I’ve cried over it. Full of emotions and never a dull moment to read. This book is really memorable to me.


4. Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for a winter holiday.

Can I go to the North Pole while riding The Polar Express? I want to sip a cup of Hot Chocolate while on board. πŸ™‚ How wonderful would it be? πŸ˜€

5. Pick one fictional character that you’d take with you on your winter holiday.

I want to hang out with Belle. Would love to share books with her and we can have a chat about how much we love reading. πŸ˜€

6. Name one book on your wishlist this year.

That would be How The King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black just because when I saw the cover, I fell inlove with it & I love fantasy πŸ™‚ Also, the title is quite intriguing for me and I read good reviews about Holly Black’s books so this is top 1 on my wishlist.


7. Favorite holiday drink, treat and movie.

Favorite drink would be – Hot Chocolate

Favorite Treat would be – Puto Bumbong (purple rice cake steamed in bamboo tubes)

Favorite Movie would be – Home Alone πŸ˜€

Advance Merry Christmas everyone! πŸ™‚


Vhea ❀


Hello my Online Friends!

Hope you’re all doing well on this cold weather. Hoo! Its getting so cold, I’m cautious not to catch a cold. πŸ™‚ Before I start my tag, It’s been a week I guess since I posted here on my blog – which is our weekend get away in a motorcycle btw. Huh! I really became so busy after that since my workload has been doubled to meet the deadline before holiday break, so, here I am snatching all the time I can get to have something to share with you. I don’t know but I’m really into tags right now. πŸ™‚

I’ve been reading a lot of bloggers with their tags and it’s nice to read their answers. To know somehow I can relate to them and might get a glimpse of what kind of person they might be. Really cool to me πŸ˜‰

I read this tag from, really loved her post & also checked out The Bibliophile Girl as her recommendation too. πŸ™‚

So, let’s do this!

1. Do You Get Sick While Reading In The Car?

Not really. I read while on the road. I only take a break when the road is rocky and kinda bumpy. So, yeah I don’t get sick while reading in the car. πŸ™‚

2. Which Author’s Writing Style Is Completely Unique To You And Why?

For me, it’s Carol Goodman’s writing. Her writing style is sexy, mystique, engaging, characters are interesting and fantasy is there. She’s one of my favorite author because of her book Fairwick Trilogy ( Incubus, Water Witch and Angel Stone).

3. Harry Potter or Twilight? Give 3 Reasons Why?


First, I grew up with HP & how it’s magic captured my heart.

Secondly, Harry, Hermione & Ron’s friendship is BEST EVER!

Lastly, Robert Pattinson was first a Gryffindor (Cedric Dickory) before turning into a Beautiful Vampire ( Edward Cullen) Lol!

4. Do You Carry A Book Bag? If So, What’s In It (Besides Books)?

Is a backpack enough? πŸ˜€ Other than a book, my phone (where I keep all my E-Books), wallet, powder, sanitizer and random girl items. Nothing so special at all aside from what book I’m having in my bag…

5. Do You Smell Your Books?

Of course! It’s one of the most satisfying thing to do when you own a book. I’ll never get tired sniffing my books’ scent. πŸ˜€

6. Books With or Without Illustrations?

Whether Illustrated or not, I don’t mind as long as the story is amazing. I love books with Illustrations especially on my middle grade books. I love them. Chris Riddell is my favorite Illustrator.

7. What Book Did You Love While Reading, But Discovered Later It Wasn’t Quality Writing?

Ummm… Hope none will be offended as this is just my opinion, I think it’s the Harem of Hearts Series by C.M. Stunich. I loved reading these books but realized soon after that I have some issues with it.

8. Do You Have Any Funny Stories Involving Books From Your Childhood?

Funniest… can’t remember. I’m lagging at the moment. Lol! Sorry about that.

9. What Is The Thinnest Book On Your Shelf?

Thinniest would be “‘The Polar Express” book by Chris Van Allsburg. My son and I liked it so much together with the movie.

10. What Is the Thickest Book On Your Shelf?

If I’m not mistaken it’s “Lady Midnight” by Cassandra Claire. πŸ™‚ It’s really thick.

11. Do You Write As Well As Read? Do You See Yourself Being An Author In the Future?

Back when I was very young, yes I love to write poems and stories. Now, I can’t practice anymore yet sometimes I still do some poetry when I have something in mind.

12.When Did You Get Into Reading?

When I learned to read. Really young and my favorite to read are fairytales. Never too young nor old for fairytales. πŸ˜‰

13. What Is Your Favourite Classic Book?

All-time favourite would be Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie.

14. If You Were Given A Book As A Present That You Read Before And Hated, What Would You Do?

I’ll still take it and be grateful. I always value the things given to me. it’s not their fault that they don’t know that I don’t like the book. It’s one’s effort that counts. πŸ™‚

15. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

Angels. Because I love angels and their history. I’m fascinated with them.

16. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Not sure.. I’m scared to both though. Hahaha. I’m afraid of ghosts and werewolves are very dangerous because they’re bad temper. So, can’t decide.

17. Zombies or Vampires? Why?

Vampires. Far more clean, civilized and normal than zombies.

18. Love Triangles or Forbidden Love?

I’ll just go with love triangles. I think forbidden love is more stressful & complicated.

19. Full on Romance Books Or Action-Packed With A Few Love Scenes?

I’ll go for Action-Packed With a Few Love Scenes as its much more interesting. I guess. At the end of the day, it’s still your mood decides what to read.

That’s all! Thanks a lot for hanging out with me. Feel free to share your thoughts and try this tags. πŸ™‚

Until next time. Happy Holidays! πŸ™‚


Vhea ❀

V’s Weekend Daytrip

Corcolon – One of Batangas most Popular version of Lomi

Thank God for the weekend!

I just want to share with you my simple yet wonderful weekend getaway. One of the things I love in a weekend is when there are road trips. I love road trips. I love riding our motorcycle with my hubby. Whether night trip or daytrip. Planned or not, I’m in. I really appreciate that somehow my husband asks me to come with him whenever he and his troupe has plans on going somewhere. Though it’s technically a boy’s trip but still he brings me with him. And that’s very sweet. I know even if he’s not that showy, he just wants to ease my stress somehow & that we can also bond because I work 5x a day. So yeah.

Back to the trip. πŸ˜€

Our road trip is only within Batangas area specifically at Batangas City. The plan is so simple & its to go sight seeing at Monte Maria – its a pilgrimage center dedicated to Mary, Mother of All Asia and eat Corcolon Lomi -thick egg noodles with veggies & has a nice thick sauce plus lots of toppings like Chicharon, Kikiam and Crispy Pork, etc.

It’s amazing that we can still somehow enjoy nature and do sight seeing even if there’s still a threat of Covid-19. Following safety protocols is still a must. You may see below itinerary we had and most of the time, we’re on the road.















You may think that it’s just that but hey, the long ride though. Hoo! My whole body ached. I’m so tired that after coming home, I just laid in bed & didn’t have the time to eat dinner anymore. Same goes with my husband. πŸ™‚ Our son is at his granny’s house and will come home tonight.

I’m tired but happy. Looking forward for more road trips. πŸ™‚

PS: If ever you’ll be going to Batangas, hope you visit the Monte Maria because the view is really breath-taking and try Batangas Lomi – really tasty.



V’s Thoughts : Coffee & Time Travel

Note: There might be spoilers in here so my apologies in advance.

So I’ve started reading this book entitled “Before the Coffee Gets Cold” by Toshikazu Kawaguchi and I must say that so far, IT IS REALLY GOOD!

Just to give you a background, this book is about a magical cafΓ© that offers its visitors a chance to go back to the past for them to do what they feel that they should have done, though, no guarantee that the present will change.

They use coffee as a medium to go back in time. And there are rules before you can do time traveling. There’s ghost too which is kinda cool I think. πŸ™‚

I love the idea of time traveling and also, in reality, I’m a coffee lover. So combining both of this in a book was really fantastic! I’m already halfway on the book at the moment and I just can’t contain myself to write about this book.

What if we can time travel at some point in our lives, would you visit & change something in your past? For me, if I can travel back in time, honestly I want to alter some events in my life that I wish I could have chosen a better choice I think. And I guess a part of us sometimes wishes that. I don’t know but yeah maybe some of you can relate. πŸ™‚

Though on this book, you can time travel only in just short amount of time. And you must comeback to the present “before the coffee gets cold”. Now, you know. πŸ™‚ And now, I’m almost finished with my coffee & its almost cold too, so I need a refill if you’ll excuse me. πŸ˜‰

*5 mins later

I highly recommend this book even if I’m not yet finished reading it. Simply because of how well it was written & executed – I’m hooked! I’m planning on finishing this today & hopefully I will. πŸ™‚

So, what do you think about time travel & coffee? Would you also read this book or have you already? Let me know. πŸ™‚


Vhea ❀

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