Last weekend, at Montepulciano, I saw this humorously, smartly marketable store that makes hand made shoes. “Fashion is a former of ugliness that is so intolerable that they are forced to change it every 6 months.” whoever came up with this is a genius.
Few months ago, a friend of mine suggested that I should read Life of PI. Looking at the cover of the book, I felt discouraged.
This book is a fantasy adventure novel, written by Yann Martel, a Canadian author. It started off slowly. Since I had no idea what was the book about, I was distracted a couple of times, up to the point where the author introduced religions to the lead character “Pi”. I loved how the author tackled religions’ issues in a respectable manner. I thought the book was going to revolve around Pi and his beliefs in the three religions (Hindu, Christianity, and Islam) but it was not.
The most interesting part of the book was the adventure part, where Pi gets stuck with the animals. Martel successfully managed to grab my attention as he describes Pi’s struggle to survive.
At times, it felt as if the author was stretching the storyline when it could have been short yet dazzling.
As a positive person, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Life of Pi. I admire Martel for using faith as a source of survival.
Can’t wait to see the movie!
“Since the house is on fire, let us warm ourselves” ~ Italian Proverb
Love it. It speaks loudly to our current situation in Kuwait. Since politics is nothing but a headache, I will not go politics on you.
This proverb is applicable to our daily lives. Everyone has issues and problems to deal with, however, most people prefer to complain and nag instead of take action. Taking advantage of whatever situation you are facing could make you stronger as an individual. That individual could inspire you to develop yourself to an extent where you see the positive sides in every situation.
No matter how dark your days can be, always remember that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Let your burning house be your bonfire 😉
As I was going through my old posts, I came across a bucket list that I have created a couple of months ago. I am proud to say that I can cross something out from that list. It seems that I have unawarely inspired some of my friends to change their habits and improve their lifestyles.
How did that happen? I guess my optimism had something to do with that 😉
Since I was a kid, I have been obsessed with learning foreign languages. Working for an international oil company gave me the opportunity to not even learn Italian but work in Rome for a long term assignment. Three months ago, I did not even know italian numbers and now I can engage in a basic (simple) conversation. I can see progress. Hopefully sometime next year I will be fluent and move on to learning Spanish language 😉
“The Hidden Messages in Water” sounded like a boring title to me. If it wasn’t for a friend of mine, I wouldn’t have even considered holding the book let alone read it but I’m glad I did.
Dr. Emoto effortlessly managed to convince me with visuals and simple words on how water is easily affected by human words, emotions, thoughts, music,,,, and well basically EVERYTHING. This book is filled with stunning illustrations of crystals
(frozen water) taken from various locations, exposed to different environment, and different music. The results showed that (frozen water) crystals shine in a clean, positive environment and since we are made of about 70% water, we somehow react like water.
“Water has a message for the world: The world is linked together by love and gratitude.”- Dr. Masaru Emoto
The Hidden Messages in Water is an eye opener. It takes you to a new unexplored world of secrets. I highly recommend you this book.