BOOK: THE NEXT PERSON YOU MEET IN HEAVEN by MITCH ALBOM


GOODREADS:  Fifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom’s beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie’s journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annie’s story.  The accident that killed Eddie left an indelible mark on Annie. It took her left hand, which needed to be surgically reattached. Injured, scarred, and unable to remember why, Annie’s life is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away from the world she knew. Bullied by her peers and haunted by something she cannot recall, Annie struggles to find acceptance as she grows. When, as a young woman, she reconnects with Paulo, her childhood love, she believes she has finally  found happiness.  As the novel opens, Annie is marrying Paulo. But when her wedding night day ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey—and an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have fathomed.

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Yes, this is a sequel to one of my favorite books, The Five People you meet in Heaven. No, it’s not what I expected. Yes, I was disappointed. No, I don’t recommend it. Mind you, I LOVE the books of Mitch Albom — ALL of them. But this one, really. I was down to page 40 already but there’s no compelling urge to finish the story. It was just more of how did we meet and all.

Nonetheless, here are some worthy lines from the book:

  • All endings are also beginnings.
  • No story sits by itself. Our lives connect like threads on a loom, interwoven in ways we never realize.
  • When we build, we build on the shoulders of those who came before us. And when we fall apart, those who came before us help put us back together.
  • Have you ever wondered how many living things there are on earth? People. Animals. Birds. Fish. It makes you wonder how anyone could feel lonely. Yet humans do. It’s a shame.
  • We fear loneliness, but loneliness itself does not exist. It has no form. It is merely a shadow that falls over us. And just as shadows die when light changes, that sad feeling can depart once we see the truth. The end of loneliness is when someone needs you.
  • Don’t divine things happen everyday?
  • No act done for someone else is ever wasted.
  • This is the disarming power of children, their need makes you forget your own.
  • Did you ever think about getting a moment back? A moment where you can’t believe how unimportant what you were doing was, and how critical the thing you missed would be?
  • Just because you see things straight doesn’t mean you see them in time.
  • What’s time between a mother and her daughter? Never too much, never enough.
  • We embrace our scars more than our healing.
  • When you truly love someone, you’ll find a way back.

 

I’ll always love Mitch Albom. I didn’t like this current book but it’s not enough for me not to want to read his next one. 😀 Mitch, I’ll look forward to your next book. ❤

EAT BF: Milky Moustache


If you read my Ritchie’s Diner entry, you’d know that Jude has been craving Milk Shakes.

We discovered a newly opened Restaurant at none other than, in Aguirre Street.

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Milky Moustache – Very clever, you see. Their signature? Milkshakes. and what exactly do you get when drinking from the mug? A moustache. It fits perfectly to the interior design of the store. It was quirky paired with its name.

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They had white walls with hanging quote paintings.

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They have small corner of happiness with couches and sofas that are very comfy.

 

Anyway, we tried their Milkshakes.

Milkshakes I think are the perfect gift for a sweet tooth.

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We had Kitkat Milkshake. – I loved it. If you know me personally, I eat kitkat everyday. Not a day goes by that I don’t. And mind you, not only 1 but I can finish 3 in one sitting. Enough about my obsession. It does taste like a grated kitkat in mugfull amounts. Not unlike in other stores, where they only top a vanilla milkshake with kitkat.

It tastes like your jumping off from the clouds.

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We also ordered Speculoos Crunchy Milkshake – Gaah. I cannot tell you which is better because they both taste like Candice Swanapoel in a mug. Can you imagine that, boys?

Every ounce of milkshake tastes like Speculoos. I love, love, love it.

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Yep, we watched Suits here. BTW, the crew was very pleasant.

Because we stayed there for so long, we also ordered Carbonara.

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Their carbonara was perfect. It was carefully prepared. Not as if the sauce was just dumped in the noodles. It had enough parmesan too. It came with 2 slices of bread cut into four.

I love. This will be like our Milky and Sunny.

Next time, we’ll be ordering Salted Caramel and Reese’s Peanutbutter Milkshake.