This is a tag going around the youtube book community created by booktuber BookishlyMalyza, the video can be found here. I’ve been continuously watching videos featuring the 7 Deadly Sins of Reading Tag, they’re very enjoyable to watch and I am not ashamed to admit I have been addicted to searching for new videos of this tag.I still want to do this tag though I do not make videos, that’s how I roll. So onwards to the tag!

GREED What is your most expensive book? What is your least expensive book?

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
My most expensive book is Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K Rowling. I remember my mom waiting in line at the bookstore the day it came out, it was so overpriced but absolutely worth it. It was $185 TTD, approximately $29.00 USD. I devoured this book in days. It still has that ugly price sticker on it. ><

The Fruit of My Lipstick
My least expensive book is The Fruit of My Lipstick by Shelley Adina. I got this for free from the owner of a local used bookstore as I was always buying books and it was Christmas time I think. It was a nice, quick read. 🙂

WRATH—What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
This is quite recent as I am currently reading the Lord of the Rings series. Yes, I have a love/hate relationship with J.R.R Tolkien. Brilliant author but the pacing of The Fellowship of the Ring is slow in the beginning so I end up getting distracted and putting it down. I am really enjoying the story but it’s a slow read for me.

GLUTTONY—What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Once and Always
I can say with pride that I’ve read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone so many times. I would always try to reread the series but never complete it so I would restart reading the series from the beginning every year. The other book, I am a little embarrassed but I’ve reread it so much times I had to mention it. Once and Always by Judith McNaught, I loved this book, I realize there are terrible moments and many times I should facepalm but it’s probably still my favourite adult romance or at the very least, my most read. It’s my guilty pleasure. 😛

SLOTH—What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?

Pride and Prejudice
There are many books on my shelf that I’ve neglected but Pride and Prejudice takes the cake. A few years ago I fell in love with cover, I knew it was a good book and I did attempt reading it a few times but always put it back on that dusty, old shelf. I will read it in June. I must, the poor unread thing. Reading classics, for me, is like trying to overcome a language barrier. :sweat:

PRIDE—What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
I rarely talk about books, when I do it’s fangirlish, i.e. it’s just too much to keep in, I’m so wholly invested in a book that speaking intelligently just does not happen. It’s more like “ALL MY FEELS!” However, when I did Literature in high school, I did enjoy discussing To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. :lovestruck:

LUST—What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?
This depends on the genre of book I’m reading but generally for females, I love strong, intelligent characters or even if they’re a bit cold. I really liked Tris from Divergent. For males, this varies but right now I’m very attracted to quirky, funny, guys. I loved Isaac from The Fault in Our Stars. In contemporary YA, I like the funny, odd characters whereas in fantasy/action I like badass, determined and loyal characters.

ENVY—What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide for the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I WANT THIS BOOK SO BADLY. My local bookstores don’t have it and I can’t order from book depository just yet. But anything on my very long wishlist will make me very happy.


Title: Divergent (Divergent #1)
Author: Veronica Roth
Published: May 3rd 2011
Synopsis: In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

I bought this book having very high expectations as I only read good reviews. Before reading, I tried lowering my expectations so as to not be disappointed but there wasn’t any need to do that as Divergent is a highly enjoyable book though not without flaws. I’ll touch on the good stuff first.

Believe people when they say that they could not put this down. I tried convincing myself that I would close the book after just one more chapter but somehow that turned into staying up for hours. It’s a fast paced read with rarely any dull moments and the story is centred around remarkable characters but honestly, only one made me love this book as much as I do.

Tris (Beatrice) is awesome. She is strong, determined, smart and her development as a character is amazing. Initially, she’s Abnegation but questions the way she lives her life, she is quiet, innocent and there are instances in the beginning of the book which reflect these qualities. However, she grows into a very brave person, at times she was conflicted and may come off as cold but I liked that. It made her interesting and more dimensional as a character. I wasn’t really attracted to any other character though I did like Christina. I wasn’t captivated by Four as other readers were though he is strong and I liked that the author showed his vulnerabilities and different sides to him. For me, Tris outshone everyone but I do hope in Insurgent that the side characters are explored in more dept.

For half of the book, we see the Dauntless initiation and much of the focus is on the survival of Tris and her friends, this is where we see the changes in Tris not only due to the hardships of this new life but the freedom that allows her to interact with people and make the choices that she wants to make. The initiation was exciting, intense and there were moments where I had to calm myself before I read another page. The Dauntless are crazy and their actions make Divergent an “oh damn I can’t put this down” novel.

Now onto the things that bothered me about Divergent though it is very little. I had some concern as to the development of the factions. How was it developed? How did society become like this? What is the world like outside of Chicago? I would have liked if some of my questions were answered. Some things in the book were predictable but it didn’t really take away from the reading experience, I just wanted more and more. Most times I was busy rolling around fangirling over scenes in the book.

The climax, those brilliant last 100 oh so pages were so intense, emotional and incredible. I was very impressed by the time I finished. Veronica Roth managed to suck me in, keep me captivated and engrossed even though at times I thought “Oh this is ridiculous”. Plus there were extra sprinkles of awesomeness such as a little romance, humour and interesting relationships. This is an amazing book, if you enjoy dystopia YA then you’ll love this. If my gushing was no indication then I shall say it, I love this book. Read it.

Currently, Lollibean is the blog of a 19 year old book lover, fairy dust believer and dream chaser. I blog about the things I love, books, movies, music, rants and ramblings, my thoughts and my life. was purchased on Friday the 27th of November 2009. For a while I’ve been in search of the domain that felt right for me. I came across one of my favourite artist’s nickname: marleybean and I instantly fell in love with it but I couldn’t use her name for my domain. So I thought what are two candies I love (they always sound lovely)? Lollipops and Jellybeans! How awesome it would be if they made a mixture of both candies and call it: Lollibeans. Aha right there! It was like a spontaneous explosion; I found the perfect domain name.

The site became hosted by Kya on December 4th 2009 and up until May 2012, the site included my art portfolio and visitor resources such as textures. After moving to a new host, Misaki on May 18th 2012, I changed the site completely by removing all visitor content, changing the layout and focusing solely on blogging. After being introduced to book blogs, I became inspired to write more about books and media, my blogs are now greatly influenced by this book blogging community.


When it comes to navigating the complex world of freight forwarding, choosing the right company is like finding the perfect partner for a dance – it requires careful consideration and compatibility. In the bustling hub of Singapore’s logistics industry, the options can seem overwhelming, but fear not. By the end of this discussion, you’ll have a clear roadmap for selecting the ideal freight forwarding company that aligns seamlessly with your shipping needs and business objectives.

Assessing Your Shipping Requirements

Assess your shipping requirements by identifying the volume, frequency, and destination of your shipments. Calculate the average size and weight of your shipments to determine the appropriate shipping method. Consider the specific needs of your products, such as temperature control or special handling. Evaluate the frequency of your shipments to find a freight forwarding company in Singapore that can handle your volume and meet your delivery timelines.

Evaluating Service Offerings

Now that you have a clear understanding of your shipping requirements, it’s time to evaluate the service offerings of freight forwarding companies in Singapore. Look for a company that offers a comprehensive range of services, including air, sea, and land freight options. Consider additional services such as customs clearance, warehousing, and distribution capabilities. It’s important to choose a freight forwarder that can handle all aspects of your logistics needs efficiently.

freight forwarding companies in Singapore

Researching Company Reputation

How can you gauge the reputation of a freight forwarding company in Singapore before making a decision to work with them? Start by researching online reviews and testimonials from previous clients. Check industry forums and social media platforms for any feedback or complaints. Additionally, look for any awards or certifications the company has received, as these can be indicators of their reputation and credibility within the industry.

Considering Cost and Value Factors

What factors should you consider when evaluating the cost and value of a freight forwarding company in Singapore? Firstly, assess the company’s pricing structure and ensure that it aligns with your budget. Look for transparent pricing without hidden fees. Secondly, consider the value-added services offered, such as cargo tracking, insurance options, and customs clearance assistance. Lastly, weigh the overall cost against the quality of service to determine the best value for your needs.


When it comes to safeguarding your assets and finances in Singapore, it’s essential to have a plan in place for unforeseen circumstances. One way to ensure that your financial matters are taken care of according to your wishes is by establishing a Financial Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). This legal document allows you to appoint a trusted individual to make financial decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated. But what exactly does this entail and why is it crucial for residents in Singapore? Let’s explore the importance and process of establishing a Financial LPA to gain a better understanding of how it can protect your financial well-being.

Understanding Financial LPAs

Understanding Financial LPAs involves comprehending the legal and financial implications of granting someone the authority to manage your assets and finances in the event that you are unable to do so yourself. It is crucial to understand the scope of authority, the responsibilities of the appointed person, and the potential risks involved. Additionally, you must carefully consider the impact on your financial well-being and ensure that the appointed individual is trustworthy and capable.

Importance of Financial LPA in Singapore

To fully appreciate the significance of Financial LPA in Singapore, it is essential to grasp the far-reaching implications of entrusting someone with the authority to oversee your assets and finances should you become unable to do so. A Financial LPA ensures that your financial affairs are managed according to your wishes, providing peace of mind and protection in the event of incapacity. It is a crucial tool for safeguarding your assets and ensuring financial stability.

Process of Establishing a Financial LPA

Establishing a Financial LPA involves carefully selecting a trusted individual or organization to act as your attorney and making a formal application to the Office of the Public Guardian in Singapore. You need to fill out the prescribed forms, sign them in the presence of a certificate issuer, and have a certificate issuer witness your signature. The completed forms should then be submitted to the Office of the Public Guardian along with the necessary supporting documents.

Managing Assets With a Financial LPA

When managing assets with a Financial LPA, it is crucial to ensure that your chosen attorney understands their responsibilities and exercises prudence in handling your finances. Your attorney must act in your best interests, manage your assets diligently, and keep accurate records of all transactions. Regular communication with your attorney and periodic reviews of your financial status are essential to ensure that your assets are being managed effectively and in accordance with your wishes.


Are you tired of wasting time and energy in your warehouse? Look no further! In this guide, we’ll show you how to choose the perfect reach truck that will boost your productivity to new heights. Whether you need a compact model for tight spaces or a heavy-duty one for lifting heavy loads, we’ve got you covered. With our expert advice, you’ll be able to assess your warehouse needs and find the key features that will make all the difference. Don’t wait any longer – let’s get started!

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Reach Truck

When choosing a reach truck, it’s important to consider factors such as maximum lift height and load capacity. These two elements are crucial in determining the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations. The maximum lift height refers to how high the reach truck can extend its forks, allowing you to access and stack materials at different levels within your warehouse. It is essential to select a reach truck with a lift height that matches the requirements of your facility. Load capacity, on the other hand, pertains to the weight limit that the reach truck can safely handle. This factor is vital for ensuring that your reach truck can efficiently transport and stack heavy loads without compromising safety or risking any damages. By carefully evaluating these factors, you can choose a reach truck that optimizes productivity while maintaining safety standards within your operations.

reach truck

Understanding the Different Types of Reach Trucks

Understanding the various types of reach trucks can help improve operational efficiency. When it comes to choosing the right reach truck for your business, it’s important to understand the different options available. One type is the stand-up reach truck, which allows the operator to remain standing while operating the vehicle. This type is ideal for narrow aisles and tight spaces. Another option is the sit-down reach truck, which provides a more comfortable seating position for longer periods of operation. This type is often used in larger warehouses with wider aisles. Additionally, there are also double-deep reach trucks that can access two pallets deep within racking systems, maximizing storage capacity. By understanding these different types of reach trucks and their capabilities, you can make an informed decision that will enhance productivity in your operations.

Assessing Your Warehouse Needs and Layout

Assess the layout and needs of your warehouse to determine the most efficient setup for your operations. Start by evaluating the size and shape of your warehouse. Consider factors such as ceiling height, aisle width, and storage capacity. This will help you determine the type and size of reach truck that best suits your needs.

Next, analyze your inventory and order volume. Are you dealing with heavy or bulky items? Do you receive a high volume of orders daily? These considerations will guide you in selecting a reach truck with the appropriate load capacity and lifting height.

Additionally, assess the condition of your warehouse floor. Look out for any obstacles or uneven surfaces that may affect maneuverability. It is crucial to choose a reach truck with excellent traction control to ensure safety and efficiency during operation.

Key Features to Look for in a Reach Truck

One important feature to consider in a reach truck is its load capacity, which determines how much weight it can handle. When choosing a reach truck for your warehouse, it is crucial to assess the average weight of the loads you will be moving. The load capacity of a reach truck typically ranges from 2,500 to 5,500 pounds. It is essential to select a reach truck with a load capacity that exceeds your maximum load weight requirements to ensure safe and efficient operations. Overloading a reach truck can lead to equipment damage, accidents, and decreased productivity. Therefore, carefully evaluate your warehouse needs and choose a reach truck with the appropriate load capacity for optimal performance and safety in your daily operations.