Book (barely) review: 50 Shades of Grey

I know it’s not a thing anymore but my curiosity got the better of me today and I decided to try reading the book. 

I cannot. Ana (Anastacia) was too annoying. For someone whose major is in literature, you would expect to have a wider vocabulary than holy crap, holy cow, holy whatever that is not supposed to be holy. She is just one horny virgin. Like after their first conversation, every word that ever comes out of her mouth is how much she wants to be screwed by Mr. Grey.

I did not finish reading the book. I have very low tolerance for stupid girls. It’s just another fantasy book which leverages on girls’ insecurities. Ana was described as a girl without anything special. She’s clumsy, has unruly hair, and is too pale. Yet somehow, a dashing multimillionaire cannot get enough of her. Yep. 

Happiness #1

I have a PDF copy of this book. I forgot where and when and how I got it. I was browsing my e-book files 

and this caught my attention again. I’ve been looking for anything that boosts happiness all over the internet in the past few days because of the depressing news from home and from my Facebook news feed. So now, I decided to share 1 rule of happiness at a time.

“Some pursue happiness, others create it.”

– Unknown

Here goes the first rule:

STOP FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELF.


It’s so tempting to feel sorry for ourselves specially when we know that we have reasons to be. We wallow in self-pity and just act like victims of circumstances.
We do it for several reasons. It could be that we feel like the main character in our favorite Filipino soap opera where 95% of the scenes would be her crying (the other 5% is flirting with the leading man) and in the end, everything turns out good for her.
Or we love the sympathy we’re getting from our family and friends because someone did something bad to us and we need all the attention we could possibly get.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. The only problem is you hinder your own progress because as long as we’re thinking that we’re miserable, we will be miserable.
So whatever might have caused you to feel sorry for yourself is already in past. You have to decide that you would not be a victim of that anymore and life has a lot more happiness to offer.
Always remember that everyone gets dealt with a bad hand every once in a while. It’s how you play your cards that matters.

Reminder: You’re awesome, you’re doing fine. Let’s party!