Midnight’s Children

13 07 2015

Another long book finished! I don’t even know how long it’s taken me to finish this one — at least three or four months. It’s a good book, but just very long. Which reminds me: I still haven’t finished Anna Karenina and it’s been two or three years now? Think I’ll just get the friggin audio book.


Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

14 04 2013

A couple days ago, I finished a book in what felt like a year. It took me just over a day to finish it. I think that’s quite indicative of how starved I’ve been to read something other than Anna Karenina this semester.

Unfortunately, I realized after I returned Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother that I didn’t get a chance to take a photo of it and myself in the mirror. Fortunately, I checked out the Chinese translation for my mom (who probably won’t read it even though I want her to), so I had to make do with that instead.

Anyways, here it is. Can’t wait to catch up on my reading this summer. God knows I need it.

PS. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is hilarious and really interesting, mostly because I can understand and relate to a lot of the parenting things Amy Chua does to her own kids (like yell at them to no end).

Battle hymn of the tiger mother

Newest obsession

1 03 2013

I know I’ve already mentioned Anna Karenina on a few occasions, but here’s another one.  I somehow cannot stop watching the trailer for the film.  I don’t know why.  I think it’s the combination of the awesome music (“Nero” by Two Steps from Hell) and the fact that the story of a woman loses everything because of love that hits something inside me.  I’m reading the novel and it’s incredibly long but so well-written and absorbing (despite me knowing what will happen from having watched the film).

I feel like I’m the only one so dedicated to this trailer that I feel crazy.

“Nero” — Two Steps from Hell

7 02 2013

(Correct me if I’m wrong!) This track is called “Nero”, composed by Thomas  Bergersen, also known as Two Steps from Hell.  I found this yesterday on youtube, linked to the trailer for Anna Karenina and I couldn’t stop listening to it.  With any musical piece, I hear enough of it after a few listens, but for this one, I just kept pressing replay, which never happens!  I think it’s because the piece is so varied throughout, in terms of melodies and dynamics, that I get used to it a lot slower than I would with a regular song or piece of music.

Here it is, the piece that I might just never tire of hearing (at least for now):