A book that made you cry: The boy in the stripped pyjamas – John Boyne

#2017ReadingChallenge : A book that made you cry

Well, let say, I’ve never cry reading before so I may change it to something that made me feel “like” crying.

The boy in the stripped pyjamas.

I first known the movie, not the book. As a fail attempt to download the movie from the internet, only the first 20 mins of the movie were able to watch. I was going to see it after seeing Schindler’s List. And a few days passed, when I was wandering in the foreign book section of Tiki, I saw this book. Only that moment I knew there was avaiable book. I thought it hasn’t been translated to Vietnamese, but I’ve found out it has recently (I’ll catch up later).

Well, the cover is quite straight-to-the-point. However the discription in the back is quite interesting.

“Usually we give some clues about the book on the cover, but in this case, we think it is important that you start to read without knowing what it is about”.
So do as it said.

I have to say that the ending did shock me, like a lot. You can never expect such end to a story.

Have a try yourself.

 

Read a book with non human charactors: Black Beauty – Anna Sewell

(Vietnamese: Ngựa Ô yêu dấu)

So this one, I have to say, one of the loveliest classic novels of all time.

The story was told by Black Beauty, a beautiful strong black horse, in London mid 19th century. There were so many things happenned, each chapter had made up Black Beauty mind.

He’s been with god-given-kindness owners to horribles bosses, from well-trained horse keepers to careless dumbass jerks. He’s been loved, hurt, harmed, almost killed, but after all good things came to life. Find out yourself.

Well, as my point of view, this novel not only teaches us animal welfare, but also how to treat people and other creatures of mother nature with kindness, sympathy and respect.

Above all, I just simply love it. Feel so peaceful reading this. Recommended! 

P/s: I heard this novel had couple of film adaptation and cartoon also, I would definitely watch them

Challenge Day1:

Suck a bad day for me. It’s Sunday, yes, what a beautiful day if I didn’t spend so freaking much money on shopping this and that K.

The thing is I was supposed to go to Aeonmall with one of my roommates, my CLOSE roommate. But then she asked if someone else wanted to go. There’s one did want to go, so (I know that I’m being bitchy) from then on I knew that I’d better go there by myself rather than going with them both cause they would act like I was the air. Such a mean girl I am.

So I called my bff, she was with a junior in her university, but she said yes anyway so in my mind, I would let them two girls go together while I join my friend and the junior. But life isn’t always pinky like that.

We’re late for the bus, we were freaking late for the bus. For the one who didn’t know, Aeon Mall has 4 different free bus routes and one of them stops very near my dormitory. There’re only 5 bus a day, so the time must be very precise. And we’re late for just 2 or 3 minutes. Damn it. We’re doomed.

My roommates went back to the dorm while I join my friends to go to a book cafe near by. They were so tired and sleepy, me too, but I gotta watch their sleeps. We waited there for like 1.5 hours then had another attempt to catch the bus again at 3:30 p.m.

Man, Aeon Mall is one of the most beautiful modern shopping, I mean SUPER mall in Ha Noi. It’s Japanese, and you know Japanese. They’re smart, polite, and so damn friendly. The shops are arranged cleverly and they do know how to get money out of ya so damn thin wallet. So I was trapped then. I bought some stuffs. Man I wish I had money to buy all these things L

The most annoying part was when we had to leave. I got class at 7p.m today so I have to make home before 6:30 p.m. There’s a bus that depart at 5:15 p.m, but we missed again for shopping grocery. So the next bus went at 5:75 p.m, but as the brochure said route 3 (the most convenient route for me) only stops at 2 spots and none of them were mine L then I have to change the route. It took me 1 hour and 15 minutes to walk from that stop to take the regular bus and come back to my room. I had to cancel my class then (damn my money L) and what f** me up is that the bus 3 stopped at my place eventhought the brochure said it did NOT.

I swear to god I was so mad that I could kill anyone.

Anyway, my day seem kinda suck. I bought a very hot ramen and turned out It was too hot for me (I can’t stand spicy things). I think I’mma have some breakout soon. FML

For the challenge part, I did the selfie, the sketching and the writing thing. I’mma do the language learning after posting this.

For the C programming languages. I think I’ll start tomorrow cause I’m too freaking tired right now. I know I’m procrastinating once again. But c’mon, I can’t even.

To be easier to keeping on track all the things I’ve done. I’mma get a tracking apps. Hope it works!

Challenging myself – Taking a vow

It’s the beginning of a new school year 😦 man no school again. Actually I would love to turn back to the high school time rather than struggling here in university with half academic jackass and half life bastard. So down and so stressful. So boring and so lame. Or maybe I don’t really know how to treat myself in a proper way. Sleeping late, stucking hours and hours streaming through hundreds videos on youtube, over spending time in social networking, giving up on exercising, eating and drinking recklessly, skipping classes, forgetting homeworks, being such a bitch with others and so many bad habbits that would take days to talk about. Damn, what I got myself into?

So for this time, I would like to do some challenge to see if I can gradually making my life better and loving myself more or not. I once did a writing challenge before and it did make my writing improved.

Challenges! I’m on!

  1. Take a photo of myself everyday for 30 days

  2. Draw or paint a picture everyday for 30 days even if my art ability is SUCK

  3. Keep a laughter journal. Write down one thing a day that made me really laugh hard. For 30 days, of course.

  4. Practicing Spanish and Japanese with Memrise and Duolingo (It’s day 4 already)

  5. Dealing with MTFK C programming language for 30 days (started Sep 10th – Procastinating once again)

I guess that hard enough =))) Let see!