I recently finished reading “1984″ by George Orwell. This is one of those books that sticks to you for a while.
I’m usually a cheery person. There are always things that make my day. But this book just took all my energy away. I didn’t want to speak with anyone, I didn’t feel like going to work or even get out of the house.
I don’t always read books that affect me so much, but when I do they are usually books with a happy ending. This book wasn’t even sad, it was depressing.
So, I actually looked up “life changing books”, yes, 1984 is a life changing book. And this is what I found:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Help by Kathryn McCarthy
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Animal Farm by George Orwell
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Yup, more books! I almost finished my 50 books challenge for 2013, so I am thinking I should switch from easy books to something more stimulating. Meaning, I was thinking of taking a break from detective books and read something else.
But I think I will go with Eat, Pray and Love of The Help at the moment since I really need a boost of happy energy.
The Internet has gone crazy. SunMi will make a comeback, but not as a Wonder Girl.
I don’t know if I should feel happy or sad. I always imagined that SunMi will return to Wonder Girls after finishing her studies. But it seems they (JYP, the agency, SunMi) have different plans. It kinda made sense that she should return as a WG member. It made so much sense now since WG are doing solo promotions and SunYe is busy with her personal life (marriage, incoming baby).
Well, we won’t have the full package but at least we’ll see an old favorite.
The best part of this news is that we won’t have to wait long for it. It will all happen at the end of this month. Until then, here’s an oldie but goodie:
There are times when staying in seems like heaven and times when being out is just awesome.
This weekend we were outdoors people. We just went to the park, drove around, went to the country side and so on. The only time spent at home was early in the morning enjoying out coffee and late at night watching a movie or just preparing for bed.
We didn’t do much but it felt like a full day. It was fun and relaxing, away from any annoyance we might have in the city (traffic, annoying people and so on). That and we had the chance of playing with our new puppy from the country side.
She is really sweet and funny. She would make a great apartment dog since she’s small and house trained but she’s better of at the country side where she can run and do almost all she wants anytime she wants. That and we have two other dogs there so she’ll always have company.
It’s almost August and the heat is unbearable. I don’t like the heat. I can’t stand it. The heat makes me lazy.
I would like to do many things but it’s so hot and my body refuses to do anything that might require effort. Even going out seems like a chore. And I’m starting to feel that my “depressed” mood is part of the weather.
You see, since I came back from vacation I had this nagging feeling that I am not going anywhere and that I should change something, anything. And here I am asking myself what’s wrong? I can’t find anything wrong, is just my stupid hormones that need to shut up.
Still, if my guts say I need to do something, I have to do something.
So, here’s another random rant from me. Will be back with a list of “to-do” for the last few months of the year.
“Most of the time I do nothing, and the fact of time passing so relentlessly is a source of anguish to me. There are not enough hours in the day. Yet I waste most of my time, in daydreaming, in drawing faces on a piece of paper” – Joyce Carol Oates
I actually like a good Monday, when no one bothers me and I get the chance of spending some alone time.
I get the chance to plan out my day, week and just relax.
And with this window of opportunity I actually get to read the news, find out what’s new in the world an even to listen to new songs, of course Korean songs. It’s been a long time since I posted anything about Korea but there wasn’t really anything worth mentioning, until today that is.
Yup, Brown Eyed Girls released a new song “Kill Bill“. It’s supposed to be a homage to the movie “Kill Bill” but I find the video rather amusing. Still, its a nice change from all the cuteness that Kpop is right now.
I am actually thinking of changing my music on my MP3 player, but I’m not sure if I’ll have the time and patience to pick and sort out my music. I remember the last time when it took me 2 days, yet it was fully worth it since I have the same music on my MP3 player for 2 years now.
10 days of freedom! But, freedom is not actually the term for this vacation. I would rather say that these past 10 days have been a test of endurance and patience for the both of us. And yet I cannot complain. We had a good time with friends and family. We traveled the country high and low and I came to the conclusion that vacations can be as tiresome as working non stop.
I’m just tire and it feels good to be home. I missed my bed, I missed my computer and I missed my fat cat!
Yet I don’t regret anything.
We’ll see next year what other crazy road trip we’ll go on, until then enjoy a picture of two cows.
I haven’t been to Johnny’s parents in a very long time. But I managed to squeeze in a short visit this weekend. Of course the first thing I did there was to play and pet Suzy. While she is an old lady, compared with Marlanu’, she still has that photogenic beauty that Marlanu’ rarely has.
I never seen a cat to look straight at the camera without blinking. Its like she knows she’s pretty and she demands for her picture to be taken. It’s just a pity that I don’t have the chance to see her more often (because of my busy life) since I am certain I could take some pretty photos of her with my new camera. I think I could make an album both with her and Marlanu’.