New Year's Kiss Unraveled

Hey everyone! There's only a few hours left til the clock strikes midnight. How's your New Year's Eve so far?

The New Year is often celebrated by parties, good food, revelry and of course not to forget the infamous midnight smooch to greet the New Year. I've never kissed anyone in New Year, but that's because I've always celebrated it with my family, and I'm left with choices like: my stupid brother, my parents, our annoying dog, and 1234567890 relatives who I don't feel very kissy with. And who kisses their family on the lips anyway? Well, not in our family.

Fearless 2013

Have you conquered any of your fears this year? 

2013 was a pretty eventful year for me. I've done a lot of things I've never done before, like set up an online shop, join orgs, direct a short film, write a screenplay - but the one thing I've done this year that I am most proud of is creating this blog. Now that it's about to come to a close, I can't believe I've become so fearless.

I was a writer, I am a writer, and I always will be a writer. Who cares if I'm not employed in a magazine or newspaper or that I haven't had a single story published? I write and write and write, and no one can ever take that away from me. 

I'm proud of my writing.

And this is the fear I've conquered in 2013. 

Countdown to 2k14: One Thing I Learned to Never Forget

There's only 1 day left til' New Year, so I'll share to you the one important thing I learned this year. 

There is one thing that I will never forget which I actually learned this year. It's all about learning to love yourself. I will never forget this for as long as I live. 

I came to this conclusion when I started thinking about all of the popular commercials promoting whitening creams or those products that are "guaranteed to make you thinner in two weeks". Those commercials are just big, fat lies, brainwashing us, making us think that being white or thin is better. 

I learned that though it is good to think about other people's feelings, we shouldn't forget about our own feelings. Everybody is equal to one another. Nobody's feelings is superior to another person's feelings. Why can't we look at ourselves first and keep in mind that we are special, important, and beautiful? Why do we always forget to consider our own feelings?

Countdown to 2k14: The Two Things I Don't Want To Be Around

'Hey everyone! There's only 2 days left til the New Year, so I'll be dedicating this post to the 2 things I don't like being around.

Just to be clear, this post isn't about the things I hate. It's about what I don't want to be around, but not because I'm disgusted or anything. I'm probably not making sense right now so I'll just proceed to the list and hope you understand what I'm talking about better.

1. Clowns
I don't mean to offend any clowns or clown-lovers reading this. I'm also not judging clowns or anything, it's just that I don't like being around them. I find them kinda creepy. I guess I watch too much horror movies. I have never had a clown at any of my birthday parties and when I go to birthday parties with clowns, I stay as far away as I can from the clowns. I guess it's not just clowns, I also seem to dislike being around mascots, geishas (though I've never been around one), mimes, people with masks on... (I still don't mean to offend anyone). I think I just don't like being around strangers whose faces I can't see. I don't know if this is connected to something or what it says about me but all I know is that clowns and the other things I talked about make me want to get away from the room they are in.

2. Cockroaches

I'm not trying to be the typical girl here, talking about being 'scared' of cockroaches, I'm just saying that when I see a cockroach... I run. I guess this started when I found a cockroach in my shoe. I was so thankful that I wore socks when I realized there was a cockroach. They also look gross so that's another reason. 

I'm including these things in the countdown because when the year 2014 comes, I want to be able to work on not being too freaked out when a clown or cockroach comes near me.

Have a fear-free day!!
-Auds ;)

New Year Countdown: 2 days!!

Countdown to 2k14: My 3 Overwatched Movies of the Year

There's only 3 days left before New Year, so for today's countdown, I'll be sharing the top 3 mainstream movies I over watched this year. 

Catching Fire

This is a pretty obvious one, given I've already written 2 blogposts about this movie (this being the 3rd). The movie certainly isn't the best movie of the year (far from it actually, lol it could be improved) but being The Hunger Games, Peeniss/Everlark, Jennifer Lawrence, and Josh Hutcherson stan that I am, of course I had to watch it 3 times in the theaters, and 12345678900 times at home on my computer. No regrets though, my download even had Chinese subtitles and shadows occasionally passing by the screen. Isn't that awesome?

What I got out of this: I can act out (with feelings) the beach scene line by line (Peeta: Nobody needs me. Katniss: I do. I need you *momol*), the scene at the end when Katniss attacks Haymitch (Katniss: You lied to me! You're a liar! *scratches and attacks Haymitch's face), the Katniss and Peeta speech scene (Peeta: Our lives aren't measured by years they are measured by the lives we've touched around us. Katniss: I'm sorry I couldn't save her) and more! And yes I can deliver these scenes WITH LEGIT FEELINGS! Oh and I can fake whistle the Rue song, and I know that the credits come out in order of appearance.


Okay, so before anything let me get this straight. Out of the 11 times I saw this movie, only 3 times did I watch it willingly. The other 8 times I watched it because my little 4 year old cousin wanted to see the movie over and over again and I had no choice but to play it for her, thus tempting myself to actually watch it again. I only watched this once in theaters, and I reacted at the end saying "wow I am so watching this again!" Who knew again meant 8, 9, I mean, 10 more times? 

What I got out of this: I can sing all the songs in the soundtrack, most notably Let it Go and Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? I've memorized all these songs, and I know all the timings, like when the music fades in or fades out or which songs will play at which scene. I also know the dialogue in the Elsa Anna confrontation scenes, notably the "Go away, Anna" scene.

BOOK IN REVIEW: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Title: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication date: February 21st 2012
Hardcover: 359 pages
Rating: 5/5 stars

It's funny how after I finished reading Tell the Wolves I'm Home (will review this next time) I told myself "I don't think I'll ever find a book that will measure up to this perfection", and then a month later stumble upon this impeccable, engrossing, coming-of-age tale of two friends as they go through self-discovery and their exploration of identity and sexuality. Guess I proved myself wrong. I don't even know what to say anymore, except that this story is simply divine, and I haven't stopped thinking about it since I finished it two days ago.

I have cried over books for as long as I can remember, but never have I cried for more than half the time reading one. Let me just say that with other books, I had to stop reading, let out my feelings, then read again. But with Ari & Dante, I couldn't put the book down. I was probably an amusing sight (if you could've only seen me) - crying while reading from my iPad. I wonder what it would've been like if I was reading from an actual hardcopy book - it probably would have been drenched with my tears.

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Today, we decided to make a cupcake that isn't the usual chocolate or vanilla or mocha. Instead, we made COTTON CANDY cupcakes. Sounds sweet and tasty, huh? :)

I wanted to show you how to make these because... They were delicious!!

Let's start with the ingredients.
1. 2 large eggs
2. 2 1/2 cups all -purpose flour
3. 1 1/2 cups sugar
4. 1 teaspoon baking soda
5. 1 teaspoon salt
6. 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
7. 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
8. 1 cup buttermilk
9. 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
10. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the frosting:
1. 1/2 cup shortening
2. Caster sugar
3. 2 tablespoons fuchsia food coloring
4. 1 teaspoon cotton candy extract

This recipe produces up to 22 cupcakes.

1. Preheat your oven to 320F (160C) 
2. Prepare the materials and ingredients

Countdown to 2k14: Top 4 Best Food

Hunger could lead into a blog post and that's exactly what's happening to me right now. (lol) Because I am really hungry right now, an idea came to my mind to share to you my top four favorite food. Also, there are four days left before New Year, so I'll share to you four different kinds of food too.

WARNING: What you will read below is all about food. Food that will make you hungry just like me. ;) FOOD THAT WILL MAKE YOUR MOUTH WATER. 

You have been warned.

1. Red Velvet Cupcakes 

First up on the list is a small dessert. It's red, it's beautiful, and absolutely tasty. It has a taste somewhere between chocolate and vanilla. Plus, it is topped with cream cheese frosting that will leave your taste buds craving for more. I love this cupcake, and it has been my favorite dessert of the year. I love you red velvet.

2. Salads

Since I've got a dessert on my list, an appetizer should be too. The best appetizer of the year goes to salad! I am not a fan of vegetables, but salad is amazing! It's also a ready to eat dish, so you can eat in anytime. The salad dressing makes it even more delicious. I especially love the salad in Italianni's so you should go check it out. Definitely, this green dish is part of my top four best food of the year. 

The Hunger Games & Catching Fire: Book to Film Differences

I recently reread The Hunger Games trilogy just for kicks, even though I faintly remember telling myself three years ago when I finished Mockingjay that I would NEVER reread the series again, for reasons that are obvious (it's too depressing).

I guess it was because the 2nd movie had just come out, and my mom was reading the trilogy for the first time since she saw the movie and couldn't understand it so she decided to read the book - and then I thought why not read the trilogy with her, so I could refresh my mind with what had happened in the books.

When I read the series, I had just seen Catching Fire thrice (all in theaters. Yes I am that addicted) and rewatched the first movie which I had downloaded. 

And now, I know, the Hunger Games movie franchise is generally loyal to the book, but of course there were some aspects like characters and scenes that had to be cut out of the movie. I didn't notice much of these stuff at first since I saw the movies long AFTER I finished the trilogy, so now that I've read the books again, this time I took mental notes on which stuff I wanted to get translated into film but didn't get to see.

1. Madge
I understand that they wanted to make the movie understandable to everyone and not just the readers, but I hate how they completely deleted Madge's character. Madge is the Mayor's daughter in District 12, and is Katniss's only friend aside form Gale. She is also the one who gives Katniss the mockingjay pin. But in the movie, Katniss acquires the pin from Greasy Sae in the black market. This was a very noticeable difference, and it just felt wrong for me. Madge, though a minor character, plays a major part in the story aside from being Katniss's friend who sits with her at lunch in school.

Countdown to 2k14: 5 Unforgettable Books

Because we had so much fun doing the Christmas Series, we decided to make another countdown - this time to New Year!

Exciting, huh? :)

With 5 days left today, I will begin the countdown by writing about the 5 best books I read this year and why I liked them so much. The arrangement of these books don't matter - if I put a book in number one, it doesn't mean that it's the best among the five. The order is completely random.

1. Eleanor and Park

When I was younger I didn't like reading love stories, I usually read adventure and mystery books. Eleanor and Park is the reason why I've decided to give love stories a try which is why I put it on number one in my list. I like that this book had two very interesting and relatable characters. They aren't rich or popular. Park is a not-so-tall Korean boy and Eleanor is a poor, 'chubby', and weird red-head. They are very different and yet they go very well together. I wouldn't say that they are opposites but they certainly aren't similar to each other. I loved everything about this book and I will definitely read it again.

2. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

I have no idea why I like this book, all I know is that I do. Maybe it's because both of the characters are clever, or maybe it's because when Dash and Lily first meet they don't fall in love instantly (though Lily was kinda drunk at the time). I don't know why but I liked it. It's not a book that I would usually read but I'm glad I did.

The Untold Story of How Christmas Songs Ruined My Childhood

I have never been a great fan of Santa Claus, even if during my childhood years I was being led to believe by several adults that this nice fat man with a beard apparently gives out gifts to children who behaved and were nice throughout the year. I didn't really buy this so I made trouble everywhere I went, without the thought of landing in Santa's naughty list crossing my mind.

I honestly didn't care about all this Santa crap, nor did I believe he was real. And I think I owe it to several Christmas songs for ruining the image of Santa and my childhood at that.

Come on, I wish I were a little more innocent that I had believed in Santa or in something that magical, even. But thanks to these Christmas songs I've listened to as a kid, I've gotten quite suspicious. Though I didn't really understand what they truly meant when I was a kid, I still felt a bit peeved while listening to them. It just gave me this feeling of distrust. It wasn't even just about Santa anymore, because plenty of these supposedly festive songs just gave me this sinking feeling inside. 

Now that I'm older, I took the liberty to research the lyrics and make my own analysis.

And boy, I wish I hadn't.

1. Santa Baby

I first heard Madonna's version of this and I didn't quite understand the lyrics as a child but it surely disturbed me. When I got older, I realized that the song was about this woman flirting with Santa and asking him to sleep with her and give her cars, money, a yacht, and other fancy stuff. Not sure if said woman is a prostitute, but the thought of an old nice man who's usually likened to a grandfather figure sleeping with this younger woman is certainly not that nice of an image. Believe me.

I also don't know if I have a dirty mind or these lyrics really are euphemisms for something else a bit more sensual:

"Hurry down the chimney tonight" "Come and trim my Christmas tree" 

DIY Shirt #2

Just as I promised, here is my second shirt DIY for the day! I used a normal green shirt then designed it to be somewhat ragged but still unique. 

This design can be paired up with your favorite shorts and is a great way to turn your unwanted tshirts into something fun! 

You can even wear this in parties just like what Kimi did before! 

Because I found this really cool, I'll show you the step by step tutorial below! 

Step 1: Cut a small part of the sleeves.

Step 2: Rip out the remaining sleeves. 

Step 3: Measure how long you want the strips to be then fold it. 

DIY Shirt #1

Holiday seasons are the perfect time for DIYs! How cool is it when a simple shirt can turn into something new? Today, I made two DIY shirts just by using simple materials. In fact, I didn't spend on anything. 

Basic tshirts are the bomb guys! You can transform it into anything you want. This DIY is one way to make use of your tshirts which you don't use anymore. 

 I really had fun making the shirts, so I'll share the steps with you! 

Step 1: Get a shirt that you are willing to cut. 

Step 2: Fold a part of the shirt.

Step 3: Cut the folded part. 

Step 4: Do the same until the bottom. 

The History of Christmas

In this post, I want to talk about the history of Christmas, the real one. 

I'm gonna start off by saying that Christmas started out as a pagan holiday called 'Saturnalia'. This isn't really big news but I'm only getting started. 

'Saturnalia' is a week long celebration wherein each Roman community will pick a victim to represent the 'Lord of Misrule' and this victim will indulge in food and other physical pleasures for a whole week, at the end of this week they brutally kill the victim thinking that this would destroy the forces of evil. In addition to all of this, people would also get heavily drunk, go from house to house while singing naked, raping people, eating human-shaped cookies (gingerbread man?), and many more.

So, how did a celebration like this become Christmas for us? Christian leaders thought that taking this festival and making it a Christian celebration would turn the pagan masses into Christians. Their problem was that ' Saturnalia' had nothing to do with Christianity, so to remedy this, they named 'Saturnalia's' concluding day (December 25) as the day of Jesus Christ's birth. 

Christmas is a lie! They say that it's the day of Christ's birth! They have millions believing it; even I believed it, but of course, thanks to google, I know better. 

Pope Paul II actually forced Jews to run naked through the streets of Rome to amuse the Roman citizen and it is said that the Jews were richly fed before the race so as to make it harder for them and more amusing for the Romans.

Anyway, before I start cursing those Christian leaders who made up the lie, I will talk about some of the most popular Christmas traditions. I'll try not to ruin your view on these things, like I probably did with the Christmas thing.

1. Mistletoe
'Kissing under the mistletoe' is actually a later synthesis of the sexual license of Saturnalia with the Druidic sacrificial cult. Druid rituals use mistletoe to poison their human sacrificial victim.

GCQ Christmas Rituals

'Twas the night before Christmas...

HAPPY HAPPY CHRISTMAS from the Geeky Chiquitas!

We've spent the past 10 days counting down to this day, and finally it's Christmas Day! ❤️

I know some of you will be like "I don't feel the Christmas spirit" and all just cause it's the mainstream thing to feel like right now, but in our family we love Christmas! So let us share some of the stuff we do EVERY SINGLE YEAR during Christmas:

1. We celebrate Christmas Eve, not Christmas day.
I've always thought we celebrated Christmas Eve cause we wanted to countdown to midnight and be together when it's finally Christmas, but not really. I think it's because everyone else celebrates Christmas Eve so we being the bandwagonners we are of course we didn't want to miss out. I asked my mom for good measure and she had no great reason to celebrate Christmas on the 24th Eve not the 25th. We just do.

2. Stockings

In our family, everyone hangs stockings by the stairs. In all our houses, cousins relatives, every house that has a child, there are stockings by the stairs with the child's name. And we all pretend that a fat man with a beard wearing red robes sneaks into our house at night while we're all sleeping, through somewhere (definitely not the chimney cause we don't have one) and puts candy and goodies inside. When in fact, from the 18 year old to the 4 year old in the family, no one is dumb enough to think that that's real. We all know an aunt puts the candy inside, but what the heck right? Even 'Santa' knows that we know that she isn't actually Santa but we all like a little bit of make believe and just ride off each other for fun.

3. Baked Macaroni
We ALWAYS have baked macaroni during Christmas Eve. And we can't eat it till midnight. We eat other stuff for dinner - like BBQ, chicken, lechon, fish, etc - but the baked Mac is hands off til the clock strikes 12. There isn't really any explanation for this either. Someone jokingly commented that's it's for long life, but baked Mac? Really? Are you dumb?

The Christmas Series: The One

Have you ever noticed that when you look too hard for something, you don't seem to get any closer to finding it? But when you relax, you'll find it in the place it was supposed to be in? I guess that's the same with looking for your "the one". They'll just appear in the right place at the right time.

They'll come when you least expect it. You might find them at a parking lot or an antique shop. It could happen when your  8, 18, or even 80. The one could be anywhere anytime.  "the one" isn't like a fairytale where everything will just fit perfectly like a glove. There will be challenges but it doesn't mean it won't be magical too. 

The Gift Wrapping Curse

DISCLAIMER: Not generalizing that all men and women are like this. Just what I observed from the men and women in my family.

Gift wrapping is a sexist activity (at least in my family).

It pretty much saddens me to realize how something as innocent as gift wrapping could be sexist.

was doing what I normally do during Christmas break: lying in bed while watching a movie (Coraline was my movie of choice for that day) when my aunt called me and my other cousins to go out to help her with something.

When we got out of the room we were amazed and shocked to find heaps of toys everywhere yet to be giftwrapped, even with just 2 days left til Christmas. This was how the assignments went: Beryl was the human tape dispenser; and me and Audrey were the gift wrappers (as in people who wrap the gift not the gift wrapper as in the wrapper paper object). 

Anyway, we pretty much sucked at it as we never really had any formal gift wrapping training aside from those stupid Christmas projects in school which were one-time things. And we never really had the chance to wrap things at home because... Well mostly because our parents didn't want us to meddle with their stuff and destroy them 'cause we were rowdy kids who couldn't do anything right. 

So let's just say that that was pretty much the first time we had to really wrap a gift.

Our aunt found us laughable and ignorant and maybe even stupid for not knowing how to wrap. It felt like gift wrapping was this skill you HAD to know and be good at just because. It was like gift wrapping was supposed to be something natural or innate just... Because. But I guess we just weren't blessed enough by the gift wrapping gods.

5 minutes into our gift wrapping racket, we found out those gifts were my aunt's husband's gifts for his godchildren. I unconsciously commented:

"That's the wife's curse. You have to buy and wrap your husbands gifts."

I pondered over what I said and then I remembered. I remembered the countless times I accompanied my mom to buy gifts for people, not just her gifts but my FATHER'S gifts. I remembered helping her wrap each one of them (tho I was just the human tape dispenser back then) for my father. My aunt told us how she learned about gift wrapping because of the many times she had to help my grandmother wrap gifts back when they were younger. They weren't even just joint couple gifts; there were individual gifts too. Then I looked around me and realized - we were all women.

Why are we the ones cursed to wrap gifts? It's because the MEN can't be bothered to buy and wrap their OWN gifts. Why is it so difficult for men to stop letting women do their shit and actually step up and do their own gift wrapping shit? 

Why are they born in life believing that they are superior human beings just because they own a penis? Why can't they be bothered to do something as simple and easy (yes it's actually pretty easy) as gift wrapping? 

And then it dawned on me that gift wrapping wasn't something expected of everyone. My aunt's disappointment wasn't on how we didn't know how to giftwrap - and we all know everyone should know how to giftwrap. It was more because we were GIRLS who didn't know how to giftwrap - and what kind of women are we to not know how to giftwrap? How will our future husbands deal with christmas then, if we didn't know how to buy gifts for them and giftwrap the gifts for them?

My grandfather cannot be bothered to gift wrap. My father as well. And my brother, at this rate, won't probably ever have to wrap his own gifts too in the future.

So they will never, ever learn the art of giftwrapping. But it's okay, because they'll get married and have wives who'll do stuff for them, even wrap their gifts FOR THEM because that's what wives do right? Right?

After that incident, I had a headache and excused myself from giftwrapping duties, told my brother to freaking help, and vowed to myself that I will never buy or wrap gifts for my future spouse. 

It's a doggy dog world, man.

-K :)

The Christmas Series: Number Two

Before you get any ideas, no I am not talking about poop.

Well of course, I'd be lying if I say I didn't get the idea of writing about poop for today's thanksgiving. Imagine paragraphs and paragraphs about the mechanics of pooping and how it has contributed to everyday life and society in ways unimaginable. Man, I could go on about it forever. Tempting. Almost wrote about it, but no.

There are a lot of more important things to talk about, say, pizza

But no, I'm not talking about pizza either, since it has nothing to do with the number two (which isn't poop, I repeat, NOT POOP). As much as I love pizza and could write about it for as long as I live, I can't. Tempting, but no. 

(Interested about pizza? Read what my friend Beryl has to say about it in thanksgiving #4

So what's today's thanksgiving then, you ask?

Well let's try something cheesier than pizza today.


But come on, you know me, I don't really like corny mushy stuff and I'm not going to talk about how I'm thankful for world peace and love and friendship makes the world a better place with butterflies and rainbows in the sky. Ech. Let me just throw up for a second.

No, not my thing, sorry.

Instead, I'd like to talk about how I'm thankful about peace in a different and more interesting way (hopefully) 

Let's start with a little trivia. Did you know that somewhere sometime in the 1900s, the peace symbol was first used during World War II as a symbol of victory? The Allied powers mostly used this v symbol to express their happiness after winning the war. It's become such a powerful symbol during that time; it also became a symbol that unified them as allies.

I find it quite funny and ironic how this sign used to be a celebration of the winning in a war, whereas today it has become a symbol of friendship and peace. A symbol that not just discourages war, but condemns it. So there will be no war victories here, since war is pretty much wrong in so many levels when peace is ever present in the world. There will just be a victory for peace in humanity.

I'm really thankful of the peace symbol. 

I'm thankful that the word peace is symbolically portrayed through the gesture of the index finger and middle finger raised together and parted while the other fingers are clenched, like doing the letter V sign or number 2. 

I love how the symbol is used by people today as a pose during pictures. I love seeing people take selfies with their two fingers up in the air. I know some people think that this is very jeje (), but I love seeing people with friends and families interacting everyday through this symbol.

What once was a symbol of victory in a war is now a universal symbol that means peace. Isn't that awesome? How you could just raise two fingers in the air to anyone in the world as you smile with your teeth out, without worrying if it could be negatively interpreted because everyone in the world knows what you mean. It's a very powerful symbol that connects people all over the world, and I think that without the peace symbol, wacky photos just wouldn't be the same, don't you agree?

So being the peace loving person I am, I will never be hesitant or afraid to be judged in using the peace sign. It has become a part of our culture and natural human behavior so shouldn't we be proud and embrace it? 

Oh and before I end, I think it's time to mention the hippies who made the peace symbol very popular that losers like us copied them and made it mainstream. 

You rock guys.

(I guess I did become cheesy there but come on..... I'm talking about peace and it's Christmas, bitches! Can't help to be even a little mushier than usual)

Share the peace everyone, especially this Christmas season! :)

Make peace not war yo! ✌

-k ;)

Christmas Countdown: 2 DAYS!!!!!!!

Snowman: days done and the date today
B: Beryl
A: Audrey
K: Kimi
Santa Claus: Christmas!!!

For Anyone Who Has Ever Been Called "Fat"

Growing up I've learned to just ignore the people who have nothing nice to say. 

I am called "fat" every single day of my life and I've learned to stop caring.

Let's backtrack a little. 

When I was younger, I was a chubby little kid who liked wearing sleeveless clothes and short dresses because I thought they were pretty and looked nice on me. And I just felt more comfortable wearing them. People would tease me calling me taba (fat) but I didn't really care. But when I went through my puberty years, I stopped wearing dresses, and traded them for tshirts and shorts. Somewhere in my unconscious, I didn't feel that confident about myself because of my body type, even if I didn't admit it outloud. It was like there was this silent inner voice at the back of my mind whispering to me everyday that I wasn't thin enough to be pretty or nice.

The Christmas Series: 3 is The Magic Number

   Have you ever noticed that in books and movies, the number three seems to pop up all the time? I don't know why and I won't even try to find out. Try to think of all the books you've read and all the movies you've watched. The number three will always be there. For example, the Harry Potter Series there are three main characters: Harry, Hermione, and Ron. There are the three powerful objects: the Elder Wand, the stone that can bring the dead back to life, and the Invisibility Cloak. In Greek mythology, the number three seems to be everpresent. The Three Fates, The Three Furies, The Big Three, The Three-headed dog whose name, if I'm not mistaken, is Cerberus. Even in the Percy Jackson Series, only three people normally go on quests.
   If you're not yet convinced, here's more:
   The Three Musketeers:
   The Three Little Pigs:

   Goldilocks and The Three Bears:
   The Three Stooges:
The Three Blind Mice:
   The Three Wise Men:

There is also a saying:

Now, I do hope that I have enough examples for you to see the significance of the number three in books and movies.

I am thankful for the number three itself because without it, we would miss out on a lot of amazing books and movies. Of course, the number three isn't found in just books and movies but also in places like The Three Sisters in Australia.

   I cannot even begin to imagine what it would be like if there were Five Musketeers or six main characters in the Harry Potter Series. I think that three is just right, especially in adventure books, two would suggest a romantic theme, one could turn boring, four and above would be too many and might become confusing, but three is just right, at least, in my opinion.


Christmas Countdown: 3 days!!! :)
Snowman: days done and the date today
B: Beryl
A: Audrey
K: Kimi
Santa Claus: Christmas!!!

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