Thursday, October 8, 2015

Skills I Wish to Master

Hello everyone, great to see you again! It is the fact well known that knowledge is power. I have been thinking a lot lately because to be honest, I am not that satisfied with where I am now. I wish to continue my study, or learn any new skill, anything that can better my self. My want is bigger than my energy and my time though, I guess this is why people keep on saying time management is a very precious skill. Now here are those skills I really wish to master:

Web design
Pretty obvious. I wanted to be a web designer back then in high school. How cool it would be to create pretty and functional websites on your own! Web designing is a lot of work, actually. Not to mention those codes you've got to learn. I guess it wouldn't be effective to learn it on your own. I am thinking about taking a class but gosh, the schedule never fits me *sighs*

Monday, October 5, 2015

Giveaway Winner Announcement

Hi everyone!
Time to announce the giveaway winner. Congratulations to these lovely ladies who won :

a Rafflecopter giveaway

It's Peri H. and Ren P. ! I will contact both of you soon. Thank you so much for each and everyone of you who participated. See ya' at the next party!

Why I Am Still On Blogger

First of all, this post is not about playing devil's advocate. This question has been in my mind for a few years, actually (on an off, mind you). During my first months of blogging, I was sure that I was going to migrate to self hosted Wordpress sooner or later, because that's what everyone does. They usually outgrow their first blogging platform and then switch to one that can cater their needs.

To migrate of not to migrate. That's the question.

I have been using Blogger for more than 5 years. Before I started this blog, I had some blogs where I post random stuffs that anyone couldn't care less about. I didn't really understand the point of blogging back then, I just did it for fun.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Review : The Railway Children by E. Nesbit

Title : The Railway Children
Author: E. Nesbit
Publication year : 1906 (click here to download the e-book on Project Gutenberg).

As you might have known, I have a thing for middle grade books. I find them to be heartwarming and of course, addicting. Classic books, however is another story. I am still very picky with this beauty. So, I tried my luck with this book and just hoped for the best.

When reading the summary, I found out that the story is about the children that live in poverty. I love reading stories about people who struggle. Those children are Peter, Roberta and Phyllis. The move to a countryside near a railway station after their father is being send to prison.They grow to love the railway and do exciting adventures. They also get to know the employees and people who live nearby.  

My first impression of The Railway Children is that it's the typical sweet children from previous century. If you've read Anne of Green Gables or The Secret Garden, you'll get the idea. They are somewhat alike.They make mistakes and they constantly try to do good. I understand that it's the authors way in teaching morals to the young readers, but to my ahem, modern point of view, this is excruciatingly dated. I find the children are like machine, they have no personality, all they do is do good or sometimes quarreling with each other and of course apologizing after it, it's a never-ending circle.

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Struggle of Reading Classics

Although I am an avid reader, I have to confess that I am a beginner when it comes to classic literature. I know the books, I know what's popular, I know what the must reads, but my "read" list for classic books remains very short. It's an irony because I have a beginner's luck with this old gem. The first classic book I read was Animal Farm. I watched the screen version before I read the book though. I was captivated, and then I ensured myself I had to find the book.

After Animal Farm, I read Les Miserables. A long and tiring read but it was worth every second of my time. Still, I have this itch inside me that keeps on bugging my mind, something like "Gosh, this is so old fashioned!". I know, I know, it was published around 1800s, it had to be old fashioned, but still...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Review : Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Title : Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1)
Author : Kevin Kwan
Publication date : June 11th 2013 by Doubleday

I discovered Crazy Rich Asians on Buzzfeed, although I forgot the title of the post. Sometimes Buzzfeed gives a little unusual book recommendation and this got me attracted. The title is intriguing, the blurb is interesting, but I wasn't in the mood to read funny book at that time, so it had to wait for a while. My first impression of Crazy Rich Asians is the book is quite long for a humor book and I kind of hoped that it wasn't infested with unnecessary filler.

Rachel Chu and Nicholas Young were lovers. Nick's best friend was getting married in Singapore and invited him to come as his best man. Nick then asked Rachel to come with him to Singapore because he also wanted to introduce her to his family and in Singapore Rachel found out that she knew very little about nick and quite shocked about it.