Book Love: The Agency

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It’s been ages since I wrote a book report. I can’t even remember the last one I did but I do remember that I love doing it more than my other homework. My youngest sister who’s in high school brought The Agency home one night and before long, every one in the house was hooked (that includes mom.haha). We only got to read the first two books. I am so excited for the third. It’s currently on order at the public library and I am waiting like a geeky, giddy kid.

The Agency series is about the adventures of Mary Quinn, a secret agent for a women-run spy agency. What makes it interesting is that it’s set in Victorian London. I love it for the suspense and the fuzzy feeling I get reading about Mary’s moments with her leading man. I mean, who does not love leading men of the Victorian era? The book was written for young adults. I may be several years past my teens but aside from having a mental age of fifteen, I don’t choose books based on age group. Haha! In fact I love children’s/young adults’ books. This one would make a great movie series too!


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I just thought I would share this video that Josh Halpurn of outsidejosh made of his WWOOFING experience. It made me super excited to go home to the Philippines. I have been thinking of going WWOOFing for the longest time! WWOOF is an acronym for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Check the Philippine’s site here and their international site here. Basically, through the WWOOF network, you volunteer in a host farm of your choice and in exchange for your services, they give you free board and lodging. It’s the perfect way to travel, learn and meet people without breaking the bank. Some hosts also allow volunteers to extend their stay without working if they pay for their board and lodging. Of course, this is just one idea and it totally depends on your travel objectives whether this idea will suit you. Anyhow, this is definitely on my must-do list!

Speaking of a must-do list, I don’t exactly know when I started daydreaming of having my own business someday. I remember a talk with CΒ where she shared her own thoughts about having a beautiful cafe that we would all want to go to. I’ve never been a farm girl but I get excited about the idea of raising goats and having my own bee farm. Being green and environmentally conscious is a process and it is quite difficult for most of us city dwellers. Even I cringe at the price of organic food here in Vancouver. It’s a long way off but of course I want my goat and bee farm to be organic. Not impossible, seeing that video of ENCA farms right there.
So I hope this little entry inspires you to dream your dream and live it someday. Hopefully, live it as soon as possible! Cheers!