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It has been a while… and I am back!

If you ask me what made me come back to life again – I mean on my blog – it is because of this diary. Oh, it is a book. But it is also a diary. This gave me all the necessary motivation to say YES to things.. to do what makes me happy.. and to go back to writing.

Have you read this? If yes, what are your thoughts about it? Share it with me!
If you haven’t, oh c’mon, you are missing a lot.

Purchase the book now and start laughing out loud and learn.. and probably start becoming a YES MAN!

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Relationships: Reflections of a Man

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And for my heart’s satisfaction, just last night, the book I ordered arrived!

Oh my God! 😍

Reflections of a Man by Mr. Amari Soul

I’ve waited for it for almost three weeks. Why so long? This is how it happened. I made the purchase on Book Depository October 23rd. It was a Friday. And then it told me that it will be dispatched in UK in 3 business days, so yeah, I have to wait for 5 days just to get it dispatched. When it was, an email was sent to me that it was already dispatched. I got more excited. Then, I read all the information from the email and it said there that for arrival dates, there are specified times, for Singapore, it would take 5-9 business days. Oh, God, the agony of waiting again. But it’s okay. For the love of books. So I waited. On the ninth day, I got disappointed my book hasn’t arrived yet. I emailed Book Depository fast. While I was waiting for a reply, I read some FAQs about packages delayed. It says there, “check with your local post.” After a night of heartbreak, Book Depository replied asking if I have checked with the local post. Yeah, my mistake. Because I am too eager! I never tried checking with them but asking some friends, they told me it would be roughly around 3-5days. More??! More waiting?! Hah! There’s nothing I can do, anyway. Really. (shoulders fell with a deep sigh).

When I arrived home last night, I suddenly felt like going down and check the mailbox. There is this strong feeling that it is already there. Upon opening the box and seeing the brown package sitting under some advertisement papers and mails, I looked at it for several seconds with sparkling eyes like I fell inlove for the first time! I took it fast handling it with so much care and my smile plastered on my face. Oh!

When I got to my senses a few minutes after opening it, I realized how complicated ordering something online is specifically the waiting phase. But I would gladly do the process all over again for my heart’s desires. ‘Til my next order Book Depository! And I’ll be stuck reading this over and over again Mr. Amari Soul. 😍😂

Hey guys, try this! It is such a nice read especially for us, women. I definitely would advertise and recommend this book everywhere for free. 😁

K

The Time Traveler’s Wife

During free time at work, I make sure I have a book pocketed with me so I won’t bore myself to death waiting for something to do. So here’s another book that caught my heart. I only watched the movie after I read the book which, to me, is a bad idea.

The Time Traveler’s Wife
By: Audrey Niffenegger

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Here’s the plot:
Clare Abshire, six, met Henry DeTamble, in his 40s, at the Meadow. Henry has a Chrono-Displacement disorder, a chromosomal problem, that allows him to time travel triggered by any kind of stress. Clare would leave clothes at the Meadow so when Henry comes, he has something to wear because unfortunately for him, he can’t carry anything with him when he time travels. They saw each other many times while Clare is growing up normally and she would encounter Henry in different ages.. until she turned 18, that was the last time he time travelled to see her before Clare, at 20, finally meets Henry, 28, who has no knowledge of what she was talking about them knowing each other since she was six.

This story talks about patience, love, and sacrifice. The pain of waiting, the pain of watching someone disappear just like that, the pain of seeing your loved ones die in front of you over and over again, the pain of knowing what will happen in the future, the pain of losing several lives because of that genetic disorder, and the pain of hopelessness while you watch things happen and can’t even do anything to twist what is destined to happen. Yet, they made it, they worked it out together because of their timeless love for each other.

To me, it felt like the past, the present and the future exist together all at once and happening in the most bizarre way wondering what K in the past is doing right now, or what K in the future looks like. Unbelievably captivating. Thumbs up to the author of the novel. 👍

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I miss home. PH! I’ll be seeing you soon. 💋

– K

The Kite Runner

So this is actually the first book I’ll write about. And I would like to start writing now about something that really caught my heart.

The Kite Runner
By: Khaled Hosseini

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A good friend told me that this is a nice read. I saw the words Afghanistan, politics, history, and I was like, “I hate history and politics, will I be able to finish this book?” But then I realized I must give the book something called the benefit-of-the-doubt so I opened it. Then here came awe.

First page is always a bore to me. The next page started to catch my attention, which is really something to me because no book has ever made me alert on the second page. Later on, I didn’t realized I was already fixing myself on a good seat, focused, and unable to put the book down, continuously shifting pages.

Every about maybe 10 to 15 pages, I stop to breathe. Because as I get deeper in the book, my emotions fill up and I can’t take it. It feels like I am watching the events as they happen and I can’t do anything about it even if I badly wanted to twist the plot and change it to my own liking because I just can’t take it! (Out of words, haha) It feels like my heart’s gonna burst into pieces.

Anyway, that’s how I felt while reading this book. Too magnetic you can’t resist. This book showed me what unconditional love means. This changed the way how I see love, the definition coming out with every word spoken, with every action taken. It is a MUST-READ.

Here’s a very short Summary about the most significant characters:

Amir Khan was a son of a wealthy man whom he refers to as Baba Khan, they’re Pashtuns.
Hassan was the son of Baba’s servant, Hazara, an inferior race.

They spent their lives together kite fighting and kite running with the other kids. Baba Khan loved them both and soon Amir got jealous about Baba’s affection for Hassan, who’s just the son of their servant, while he was seen by his own father as a weakling.

Baba expected that Amir would win the year’s kite fighting competition, and he did. Hassan who was the best kite runner, run the last kite for him. Hassan encountered Assef, the bully, who left him beaten and raped. Amir saw the incident but was scared to interfere. Later on, he planted a watch and some money under Hassan’s mattress in hopes that his father would send him away so that his guilt won’t eat him up everytime he sees Hassan.

Though Baba believed that theft is the only sin in the world, he forgave Hassan, but he and his father left anyway. Amir was freed from the nightmares of the incident and his guilt, but he lived in the past’s shadow all his life.

“For you, a thousand times over…”

K

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