[Spoiler Alert!] Eclipse was my favorite book in the Twilight series. Everyone I know knew how the final book in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, broke my heart. David Slade’s Eclipse did not exactly break my heart but it did not excite me either.
Before The Twilight Saga became the big monster hit that it is today, I was a Twilighter. I devoured everything Twilight including fanfictions. I wrote two Eclipse fanfictions which were accepted by twilighted.net, one of the biggest Twilight fanfiction sites. My stories did get a lot of reads and were rated very well. I invite you to read my fanfictions including Witness and Edward’s Choice.
What was Edwardâ€™s thought process as he made the decision to send a wedding invitation to Jacob Black? Discover what his motivation was in inviting Jacob. See what he thinks of his proposal, the wedding invitation, Bellaâ€™s reasons for marrying him and her decision not to invite Jacob. This story fills a missing moment at the end of Eclipse.
This is a mirror piece of Eclipse Chapter 27 (Needs) pages 605-611.
Enjoy and give me your reviews! Happy Eclipse showing this week!
To my dear readers…
The reason why My Life with Edward Cullen has been in hiatus for almost two months is because I can’t find him! He is missing! I’ve been trying to look for him but alas, he’s nowhere to be found!
Almost two months have passed, Edward….please come back…
Did you go to the Volturi? Did you return to Bella? You didn’t even say goodbye…
It’s not like I have a Jacob.
Oh well, at least I can look forward to the showing of New Moon.
My life with Edward Cullen became more exciting as he and I went out on our first out-of-town trip together. I took him with me when my girlfriends and I went to Josephineâ€™s Tagaytay for their breakfast buffet. This was a girlâ€™s trip so my hubby was not with me. I took Edward since he might be lonely. Besides, he has never been out-of-town in the Philippines before. Of course, when my friends saw him, they were all rendered speechless by his exceptional gorgeousness!
As we were partaking of the scrumptious breakfast (The buÃ±uelos were awesome! See the picture.), Edward waited beside us. I took a photo of him as he waited and I think youâ€™ll agree that after seeing this photo you all want to visit Josephineâ€™s breakfast buffet. Isnâ€™t Edward the best model?
Actually, the Josephineâ€™s breakfast buffet was just ok. It was more the company that made the trip memorable. I went with three of my closest girlfriends. Itâ€™s like Sex and the City, isnâ€™t it? Iâ€™m glad I have them along to obsess over Twilight and Korean telenovelas (My latest obsession).
After breakfast, we went outside to take in the view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. I took a photo of Edward overlooking Taal Volcano.
He playfully pointed it out and said, â€œThis is an amazing sight! Itâ€™s so beautiful that it overshadowed my sparkle.â€
I laughed. I did notice that he didnâ€™t sparkle that much this time around. Maybe thatâ€™s the effect of the dinuguan…
After taking in the sights of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano, I sat at an intricate bench at Josephineâ€™s and Edward made me laugh by making this funny pose.
â€œThank you for bringing me here. I had a great time.â€ he said as his eyes smoldered.
â€œNo, thank you for accompanying me,â€ I replied.
What a great first out-of-town trip with Edward!
My life with Edward Cullen will not be complete without a special something something for his birthday. Today, Edward Cullen celebrates his 108th birthday. All Twilighters know that Edward Cullen was born Â on June 20, 1901.
So what should a 30-something mom-of-two do to commemorate Edward Cullenâ€™s birthday? Well, something that can please him and her family, of course!
Behold, my own original recipe for Edward Cullenâ€™s Bloody Chocolate Cupcakes! This recipe is healthier since I incorporated yogurt to bring moisture to the cupcakes. As you can see, Edward had a great time making it with me. Check out the recipe below.
EDWARD CULLENâ€™S BLOODY CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
FOR THE CUPCAKES
3 to 4 ounces Hersheyâ€™s semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup all-purpose flour
Â½ teaspoon baking powder
Â½ teaspoon baking soda
Â¼ teaspoon salt
Â½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 Â¼ cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Â½ cup of creamy or plain yogurt
Â½ cup of water
FOR THE FROSTING
Really good strawberry preserve or jam
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees with the rack placed on the center.
- Melt the chocolate by placing it in a stainless steel or heatproof bowl and setting it atop barely simmering water. Once melted, remove chocolate from heat and set aside.
- Prepare the dry ingredients by sifting together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a bigger bowl, cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer set at medium speed. When light and fluffy, add the melted chocolate and mix in low speed. When chocolate is mixed in, add eggs one at a time and increase the speed to medium. Add vanilla and beat until mixture is creamy (about one minute). Mix in yogurt. Using low speed, add in half of the flour mixture. After batter is well incorporated, add in remaining flour mixture and mix until incorporated. Do not over-mix batter to avoid tough cupcakes.
- Line a cupcake pan with red paper liners. Fill each liner with enough batter to come 1/8 inch from the top. Bake for 20 minutes. Rotate the pan halfway through in order to ensure even cooking. To check if cupcakes are ready, use a cake tester by inserting it in the center. If it comes out clean, it is ready.
- Take out the cupcakes from the oven and let cool.
- Frost the cupcakes with strawberry preserve. Dust the cupcake with powdered sugar using an â€œEâ€ stencil.
- Enjoy and sing Edward Cullen a birthday song.
I hope you all enjoy this simple cupcake recipe and Edwardâ€¦you thought I only made cupcakes (which realistically you canâ€™t eat). Well, I also made you this greeting. Happy 108th!
My life with Edward Cullen took a turn towards Asian appreciation today when he examined the packaging of an action figure made in his likeness. As he carefully read the description at the back of the package, Edward noticed that there was a grave printing error pertaining to one of his special abilities. We all know that Edwardâ€™s special ability is mind reading (aside from the sparkling skin and unholy physical perfectionâ€¦sigh). However, the packaging said that his special ability is ming reading instead of mind reading.
â€œLook at this error. I am not a ming reader.â€ Edward said as he pointed out the error.
â€œWow, you noticed that?â€ I replied.
â€œOf course. I am not just a fast runner. I am also a speed reader.â€ Edward replied. â€œWhy do you suppose they printed ming instead of mind?â€
â€œSince the Edward Cullen action figure was made in China, I think it was just an honest typographical error.â€ I answered.
â€œYou are of Chinese descent. Do you know what ming means?â€ Edward asked.
I did not know so I offered to check its meaning by conducting a search using the very reliable Wikipedia. I read the information out loud to Edward.
â€œAccording to this, ming in Chinese is directly translated as enlightenment. The actual Chinese character for ming is a conjunction of the words sun and moon. These represent light and therefore, enlightenment.â€
Edward thought to himself for a short while.
â€œI did not know that the meaning of ming is so beautiful. I guess the error was not too bad given the meaning of the word ming.â€ Edward said.
â€œThe Chinese language is indeed a beautiful language. If you want to appreciate it more, may I suggest something to you?â€ I asked.
â€œOf course.â€ Edward replied.
â€œSince I am working during the week and you have nothing much to do at home, you can watch this really good Taiwanese television series entitled Fated to Love You. You can use my DVD player. My copy has English translation.â€ I suggested.
â€œOhâ€¦ok.â€ Edward answered.
â€œTell me what you think afterwards, ok?â€ I said.
â€œSure.â€ Edward replied.
What a real gentleman Edward is. Other guys would probably not take my suggestion seriously.