"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us."

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Inspiration: Bookshelves

As much as I want to have a whole cottage to fill with books, the most that I could come close to is making use of the space in our second floor. Mommy promised that I could have half of the space upstairs, (I have been squatting downstairs) for many months now while the flooring is being put in place.

And she specified that I should be looking for bedroom designs already. But admittedly, there are so many attic libraries that serve as inspiration. So I am dumping them all here.

A library in my favourite colour, what's not to love?

How about a low bed in the middle? The shelves add to the privacy

This is a good idea, I can replace the couch with a low bed

The shelf reveals a secret room

Open space is good for reading

This idea saves space! The lighting is efficient...

This is for tall ceilings, and this library is in a town in Ireland

But this is my personal favourite so far. Maybe I should go for this instead... 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Get Your Tickets at TicketAmerica.com!

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Also, all minnesota vikings tickets  are available, and it is best for you to make a single purchase if you are going in groups such as with friends and family.

What are you waiting for? Feed your passion for NFL action!

Photo from supernfl.com

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Dengue Part 2

The last time I had dengue was when I was seven years old and I celebrated my birthday at the hospital. You still made my birthday a success by bringing in three cakes and balloons and all those Snoopy and Ninja Turtles sketches at the Children's Hospital. Lola Portia even brought that battery-operated doll just to distract me from the fact that I had a dextrose attached to my hand.

And yesterday you concluded that I was hit by dengue again.

Each minute was a torment. It took you thirty minutes to arrive home and all I could do was count the seconds. And each minute was painful. Too painful that I was drifting with a throbbing temple and each last message I sent to you was all I could think of, counting the syllables

"Ma, yayay."

At least I got hit when I am staying at your house. Otherwise, I don't know what else would happen if I were alone and my knees and back hurt while I was chilling in bed.

Only a mom knows what to do, skillfully not wasting any time giving what is needed.

My nurse and doctor. 
My mom. 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Book Review: The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

"There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you're in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself."

Here is one book you should be taking home if you are want to revisit the alphabet again but this time, through the eyes of love. What kind of love is seen in the unnamed narrator's experiences and thoughts? One that is honest, sincere, and afraid, brave, doubtful, and confident at the same time.

The Style 

There is an ambiguous note of the type of relationship indicated here, but its careful editing and some subtle clues could lead the reader to form conclusions. The fact that this book is easy to read, and very close to the little things we observe and remember about a person we love, that is full of hope of making it together and getting over messy situations makes it a keeper for me. Whether in a relationship, single or married, the reader can take away lessons from this book. What are the lessons learned? Read to find out.

The style is very simple, making it very readable, the sentences are short and simple; each situation hits the mark. As a reader, you will enjoy revisiting the alphabet through the range of experiences and emotions as one who longs to be loved, has loved, and is loved.

The Lover's Dictionary was first published in 2010.

The Author

David Levithan is an American children's book editor and award-winning young adult author. He is the founding editor of PUSH, a YA imprint of Scholastic Press. He lives in Short Hills, New Jersey.

It is interesting to note that I finished reading the 222 page book in just a single Sunday afternoon.