24 February 2009

Leave it up to Fate: Overview




Work always comes first—says who

A modern fairy-tale set in the pulsating vortex of humanity that is Tokyo, this is the story of Ken and Ana—two people who have always seen their careers as the be all and end all of their existence.

He’s cool and mysterious, sought-after by many, one of the hottest A-list actors in Japan. However, his profile could possibly nosedive when the press finds out that his high-profile girlfriend ended their relationship on the night he was set to propose.

She’s a Filipina physicist who spent her whole life trying to carve out a career for herself in a competitive, male-dominated, scientific world. On her 32nd birthday, she finally takes a step back to evaluate her life’s direction. She decides that this year is the year she’ll finally capture the heart of the research associate she’s secretly loved for ages.

Let’s leave it up to fate—even the best-laid plans go awry when the paths of two very different people suddenly collide. Sometimes people search their whole lives for a happy-ever-after. The lucky people are those who realize what's in front of them and never let it go. ;-)

Start reading with Chapter 1!

29 comments:

laagan said...

woooow...good thing you left a message in my blog, otherwise i would have not discovered your blog. galing...hehehe i shall be a follower...hanap muna ako ng time...dami na parang na sulat dito...mukhang exciting itong love story na ito ehehhe

cpsanti said...

hey thanks! hope you like it! thanks for dropping by too ;-)

anne said...

oooh, exciting! I like the Overview. Makes me think of what Japanese actor I'd like to end up with :P Doesn't necessarily have to be A-list :D

cpsanti said...

hi anne, thanks for dropping by ;-) its lovely to dream about it no? there are a lot of yummy japanese actors out there. heehee

emarene said...

this is something different! I love reading novels and now I can read them in blogs too! One thing I like is I can only read up to the chapter you write -- coz I have this bad habit of staying up late to finish one book (or read the ending first before reading the whole story :(

love the idea! will start with chapter one very soon.

cpsanti said...

hahaha! glad you find it interesting emarene ;-) hope masubaybayan mo ;-)

Manang said...

Thanks for dropping a note!
My older son is a big fan of any Japanese, from anime to music; he even wants to study the language! ("Ma, can you get me a Rosetta Stone?"" Anak, I will if you will end up being an exchange student to Japan or will establish your career there.Otherwise, save up your money to get Rosetta Stone to learn Japanese language.")
I will share this link with him.

cpsanti said...

hi manang! thanks fro dropping by ;-) by all means, share this with your son. although i hope its not too girly for him ;-)

Anzu's Mum said...

are you the author of this story? looks interesting... ill read it whenever i have time... thanks

cpsanti said...

hi anzu's mom! yup, this is my own work---culled from decades of imagining, reading, and watching too much j-dorama. hahaha! although the j-dorama is a recent addition ;-) hope you like it!

rica said...

cpsantiさん、こんにちは。
私のブログに遊びに来てくれて
ありがとう!(^-^)

You're really talented! I’ll start reading from chapter one soon!

By the way, how long have you been in Japan? Did you enjoy Ohanami this year? I miss Sakura so much! But we have coconut trees here instead! I love them. :)

I'll drop by again!

cpsanti said...

hi rica! thanks for dropping by ;-) こちらこそありがとう!

i've been in japan for more than 8 years now. wow, its really been long. hahaha!

we went to yoyogi park for ohanami this year and it was awesome ;-)

MrsLavendula said...

wow this seems like a cool blog to follow! different material so its very interesting. i love to read books and this is like those tv series where you have to wait to see what happens next, only in a novel form!

looks like ill be dropping by this site alot!

Tangled Noodle said...

Hi! I'm so pleased you visited my site because it has led me back to your awesome blog! I just read about NaNoWriMo and have bookmarked it. It sounds like a great event and something that might be very interesting to do. I'm really looking forward to reading your novel!

witsandnuts said...

Hi Caryn! I didn't know you have another blog. I'm glad you provided the link in your recent comment. I'll add this to my reader. =)

cpsanti said...

hi mrs. lavendula! hope to see you back here soon ;-)

hi tangled noodle! hope you can join nanowrimo this year ;-) enjoy!

hi jo! heehee. yup, this is something i started last november, but i only started posting in feb ;-) thanks for dropping by!

Karlota said...

i love the fact that the woman is 32 and self-sufficient.. most filipinos still have this belief of being left out of the train if you are still unmarried after 30..

Kikit said...

Will start reading your novel tonight. :)

Eliza said...

Wow, your overview makes me wanna read more!! I'll tambay a lot here in your blog. Mahilig pa naman ako sa kilig love stories =) Thanks for dropping by my blog =)

Jessie said...

thanks for dropping by. its a long stay to read here. have a nice day.

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Caryn. I chanced about jo's comment above. I'm new here. Looking forward to reading more. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'll be back here.

cpsanti said...

hi karlota ;-) glad you like ana's character ;-)

kikit, thanks for your time ;-)

eliza, thanks for returning the visit. hope you enjoy your stay here ;-)

jessie, thanks too! ;-)

rachel, welcome! hope to see you back here soon ;-)

Hazel said...

a filipina physicist...sounds so gorgeous!

thanks for visiting my blog. i just love it when i see filipina writers on the net. i'm reading your story bit by bit.

karmi said...

Hi there! I'm new here. SO you have a Tokyo love story on your hands. It sounds interesting. I hope you keep at it. Thanks for your message on my blog.

Genejosh said...

thanks for the comment in my site...I found your blog very interesting! Another Filipino writer!!! I'm so proud of our heritage...your work is pretty amazing and I gonna read it ASAP..By the way, pang-ilan mo na to na novel? Can we buy your works at bookstores?

Keep it up..Mukhang nakakakilig ang story na to...

Our Adventures Together/
Her and History

c h l o e said...

omg! xD that is a very interesting overview! ^^ i will read it on my dayoffs~ and thanks for visiting my site btw.

cpsanti said...

hazel, thanks! the thing i love most about ana is that she really has come alive for me ;-)

karmi, yup, a tokyo love story indeed ;-)

genejosh, i'm really glad you like what you've seen so far. this is my first novel (well, not really, but the firt i think i'll ever finish). my novels have never been published, but i'm hoping they'll be picked up soon ;-)

chloe, thanks for returning the visit! hope to see you back here soon ;-)

psyche said...

bakit ngayon ko lang na discover to? :)

Start na ako magbasa :)

belle said...

wow thanks for words of "gambaru" sempai caryn! im glad to have stumbled in your e-novel. i am impressed by your cover!it was beautiful and v. artistic. hope you publish this in print too...';) you have a style of your own..makes me remember the Love Story series and Beverly Hills U series i used to read in high school with barkadas. its a love story for the yuppies appealing to a pinay like me.