Isinya agak ringkas. Mencerahkan yang gelap. Topiknya pelbagai. Sesuai untuk semua peringkat usia. Bahasanya sinis tetapi sedikit kompleks. MemartabatkIsinya agak ringkas. Mencerahkan yang gelap. Topiknya pelbagai. Sesuai untuk semua peringkat usia. Bahasanya sinis tetapi sedikit kompleks. Memartabatkan bahasa barangkali. Direkomenkan dibaca bersama kamus di sisi. ...more
It's really has this force of 'pushing' people to think & think of our current situation. Are you happy with the same stressful routine or you canIt's really has this force of 'pushing' people to think & think of our current situation. Are you happy with the same stressful routine or you can make a leap & go for something that can make you happy? Do you comfortable with your relationship, either lover or friend, or you can walk out of the door & dont ever think of turning back. It's our choice, indeed! Thanks to the author~...more
I think i know more of JA through this book since it is about every little things around her. The books include how a simple shawl or hat or whateverI think i know more of JA through this book since it is about every little things around her. The books include how a simple shawl or hat or whatever event or incident influence her writing. A very fascinating read!...more
So how much did i love this book? i'm crazy over it. contemplating over a year whether to buy it or not. In the end, yes, i did buy the book & itSo how much did i love this book? i'm crazy over it. contemplating over a year whether to buy it or not. In the end, yes, i did buy the book & it was awesome! Some letters are like self-expose & a whole lot sounds like a bunch of adult, looking back & unloading their inner regret in life. We do look back in the past, thinking & wondering what mistake or decision that we made that lead us to ourselves today. some bad, some pretty good. For wishing that we did not do some things is unavoidable, so this for my dear teen me, Stop sulking & love An more. For one day she'll be gone for good. Hug her even she refuse. Tell her she's the best friend you will ever have in your life. You'll regret that the last thing you said to her is how lame your life is. Stop! Call her up & ask whether she's OK. Where's she going? To the eternity. ...more
This anthology has all kind of stories about bully especially in school. 70+ authors share their stories either being bullied or being those who watchThis anthology has all kind of stories about bully especially in school. 70+ authors share their stories either being bullied or being those who watch on the sideline wishing they could do something. Bully is an issue that already exist generation after generation, years after years, 50 years ago & may be 50 years to come. Being bullied can shape victim either consciously or unconsciously into who they're today. In some cases it's end badly i.e suicide. The reason I picked up this book is R.L Stine, my favorite author wrote his experience too. Now, that i finished it i'm glad that i did. A few stories tugged my heart, made me grateful for my childhood & school years. This book is for those bullies, those who had been bullied, bystanders, parents, kids, teenagers,adults i.e everyone. It's full of motivation, that one day the sun will shine, bullying can be beaten, if only everyone stand up to beat it....more
Great for a good laugh out loud. Really light reading. A straight A's student? You're missing all the fun, yo~! See how clever those who fail their exaGreat for a good laugh out loud. Really light reading. A straight A's student? You're missing all the fun, yo~! See how clever those who fail their exams answer the questions while you freak out, speed writing with text book answers..lol ...more
Now, this is THE book every Potterhead would want to read. Seriously. So why 4 stars? Actually, i would like to give 4 & a half stars because it iNow, this is THE book every Potterhead would want to read. Seriously. So why 4 stars? Actually, i would like to give 4 & a half stars because it is very detailed up to where every word originated from but if i have to say it, too much details could bore some of us which is me included in the later part if the book. As the title mentioned, it is about the world of Harry Potter as in the wizarding world that created by the genius J.K. Rowling rather than about the plot & it's characters. Very enjoyable & informative read! ...more
I remember watching a tv movie about Helen Keller when I was 12. It brought awhole new idea to me that there are people who're both blind & mute.I remember watching a tv movie about Helen Keller when I was 12. It brought awhole new idea to me that there are people who're both blind & mute. Since then, I always thought Helen Keller is a gifted person. However, when i read this book, i came to realize that the gifted one is not her but Anne Sullivan, her teacher, who give her light to her dark life. This book is divided into 3 parts. 1st part is the autobiography of Helen Keller, she wrote when she was 22. I find her writing as bright. How I should put this? She seems to view everything in positive light & there is no evil people, just people who are having different view of what is right & what is wrong. Her description is as if she can see through her eyes. As a child, through her memory, she was as any child could be; curious, playful & innocently hilarious. Part 2 is a compilation of Helen Keller's letters that she sent to various friends she has. Some are notably famous like Alexander Graham Bell , a few poets & authors. You will see how she actually progress from a few verbs & nouns jumble up forming a 'letter' to completely full sentences. Part 3 is letters & reports by Anne Sullivan. This part is where readers will get the honest & frank situation of Helen. How she was an angry child, wanting to express & communicate with normal people around her, especially her family. A child who is spoiled to the level she doesnt has manner at all. Anne Sullivan is brilliant teacher. There is a drive in her to prove that whatever a normal child could achieve, Helen could too. Yes, indeed. Helen Keller did achieve a lot. More than Anne can imagine. From a hopeless, dumb child to a social equality activist for blind & mute community, well respected & well known. Real life story is always fascinating. ...more
It's a story of an ordinary young black woman who was diagnosed with cervix cancer and later on died of the illness but yet her cells live on. The celIt's a story of an ordinary young black woman who was diagnosed with cervix cancer and later on died of the illness but yet her cells live on. The cells, HeLa, named after her initials, was the 1st ever cells that keep on living & multiplying outside of human being until today. Skloot presented the story in jumps between the 1950's when Henrietta first learned about her disease & the present time when she's on the road writing the book. It's a bit tedious but i did handle it well so it's not so bad. The writer claimed that all that written, dialog & events are all as truthful a they can be. Given that i really like true story, i hope it is. The book questions the medical ethic practices particularly about getting consent from the patients before taking any part of them especially cells. And whether sticking by the rules will help research & scientific progress. It tells you a lot about biology & sciences,more that I had ever learned in class. I find it amazing how cells help science discoveries of new diseases & cures. However, Henrietta's family never knew about the cells' successful story until almost 30 years after Henrietta died. It's utterly awful for them. They never get a cent out of their mother cells. When others think they can be millionaire out of the money they should get, they didnt even have money to go to the hospital. What i love reading this book is the realness in the story. Skloot never describe Henrietta or any of the Lackses as perfect. They're normal, who have ups & down, their weaknesses & strong points in live like any ordinary people can be. Back in the 50's when medical knowledge is not as advance as today, people are suffering but they really work hard to get treatment so we, who live in today's generation should thankful for the sacrifices others had done for the sake of progress, be it in medical or any other field that benefit us.
Dear Catty, These past few days I've been reading a book I'd put off more than a year. I'm glad that I did because it was amazing! I'm saying this is nDear Catty, These past few days I've been reading a book I'd put off more than a year. I'm glad that I did because it was amazing! I'm saying this is not out of sympathy, no. To be truthful, the beginning was quite boring, the reason it was on my shelf longer that I meant to. Then I realize that reading a diary is not like reading a fictional story because people wrote in diary not intended to be read. Anne Marie Frank is an interesting character herself. She seems to be a happy, outgoing girl which is a contrast with her sister Margot. She wrote mostly about her friends, school & teachers up until the time she & her family was push into hiding by the war. The diary show how Anne, her sister & their parents with 4 more people live in the Secret Annex. What it would be like to live in enclosed space for almost 3 years? How they behave? What activity did they have to past their time? What did they eat? Oh, Catty! I don't think I can be sane if I had to be in their shoes. No, no! Anne was kinda bratty in the beginning of the hiding. You see, she is too self centered. Everyone is highlighted negatively except herself of course. Complaining about how to behave, the toilet, the space, the chores. Well, who can blame her? From rich to rag. Worst that we can ever imagine. Throughout the writing, you will able to see how much Anne matured from a 13 years old brat (i don't know how she behave but in words, she is) to a 15 years old young lady with a mind of her own. I'm impressed Catty, I truly am! How towards the end of the diary, she wrote about women oppression, injustice of war, how she will never ever be a housewife,not because it was a bad thing, but because she has many things to achieve. A whole lot to do. I think I know what opened her mind in that closed space of an attic. Books. Anne Frank, a girl who never put a stop to her learning & books in the mist of war.