This photo was taken in Holland by my friend Guus.Do we have these containers for sale in Malaysia?I think this type of gardening is very suitable for those who love to have garden in their offices and and thier apartment with very little space taken away.Any comments?Thank you.
This is the latest novel I bought.It was written by Paulo Coelho and like his other novels are thought provoking and page turner for me.Like The Flowing River is my favourite that made me bought two copies-one for my sister and one for me.This Manuscript Found in Accra costs me RM49.90.It is a bit expensive for a 190 pages of novel but the measure in not in numbers of pages but more in the essence of the contents.To me,it is worth every sen.
Let me post a qoute here:
Ask a flower in the field: "Do you feel useful? After all you do nothing but produce the same flowers over and over." And the flower will answer: "I am beautiful, and beauty is my reason fro living." Ask the river: "Do you feel useful, given that all you do is keep flowing in the same direction?" And the river will answer: "I'm not trying to be useful; I'm trying to be a river." Nothing in this world is useless in the eyes of God.
Starting this Wednesday 2nd of January,2013,I am starting a new weekly blog every Wednesday here.This weekly musing of mine is called View from The Sidewalk and will cover current political,economic and social issues or important matters of national interests.
I have been blogging for more than a decade here.It is time for me to say my piece as I see it,especially the next General election is around the corner .However,this blog The Reader will remain apolitical.
Thank you and let us have Conversations on The Sidewalk every Wednesday.
Note on photo:This sidewalk has been replaced by many shops/cafes so that the building owner can make more money.
While browsing books at Kinokuniya Bookshop at KLCC today,I saw a poster about the talk by Prof Tariq Ramadan.It will be held on 16th July,2012 at 6pm at this bookshop.As a fan of this muslim scholar,I plan to attend the talk.Immediately,I went looking for the book and bought a copy.
My question to him would be,"The people can overthrow the dictators but how about the corrupted regime already in place for the last few decades?".
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At last someone came up with wattpad where I could connect to stories.Way back in 2004,I was very interested in the power of stories and I wrote this posting in my blog.I hope to use this wattpad to read stories from others and may be I could share and publish my own stories..
Psssh..Now I am about to finish a little book.Target to publish: Before I am 60.~3 months from now.
Nowadays I noticed a lot of people spend their time reading even though they are walking and even driving.Sadly they are not reading books but reading what is on the screens of their mobile phones or tablet electronic devices.Someone even collided with me because she was reading her mobile phone while walking!
On the right is a rare scence where I saw a few people reading books at the LG floor of Suria KLCC.
Looking back for the year 2011,what books have you read,what lessons have you learnt from your book reading and what is your reading plan for the year 2012? If you are on Facebook,please join at Bookcafe group.
Today is the last day of 2011.let us say good bye to 2011 and may I wish all my readers a Happy,Healthy and Prosperous New Year 2012,insyaAllah.
I came across Sudoku some time in 2006 and tried to get started but it did not take off. In 2008,I bought my second book-Penguin Pocket SUDOKU.I tried one or two and then I just kept the book when I have problems to solve most of the puzzles.Again,I put aside the book in my bookself.The puzzles were rated one to five stars and very intimidating to my little mind!Last month I came upon a cheap sudoku book and I bought the third book entitled SUDOKU FOR COFFEE BREAKS.I bought it for RM3 and discovered that I can solve many of the easier ones(categorised as light and easy~15min).The moderate one will take 30 to 60 minutes to work through it.At the moment,I am doing sudoku about one hour each day.
After about a week,I have learnt a few things while solving the puzzles..Now it is getting more interesting[not like 5 years ago when I gave it up].As I was cautioned by my dear friend Pak Unggal of possible addiction to Sudoku,I am still in control-so far so good.My rules which I have managed to abide by are:1.Only 2 puzzles a day.2.Sudoku time is not more than ONE hour-which ever comes first.
Why did I play sudoku?It made me think harder,improved my correlation of groups of number and improved my memory.
I bought this novel yesterday even though it has been published more than almost 10 years ago.Somehow,it missed my reading radar even though I am a fan of Sir Jeffrey Archer.As the they say,it better late than never.Thanks to Marina and Col Azudin for their recommendations.
After reading the first chapter last night,I believe it is going to be an interesting read for me.The narrative was great and very English.I have been to White Chapel and Covent Garden -the two places mentioned in the first chapter.
One lesson learned is about a trust was given based on family reputation.The trust was given even to a young boy because of his grandfather being a man of trustworthy.This reminded me of my late father...
Another interesting note I wish to make is Charlie,the young boy wanted to enter into a business like his grandpa-to own the biggest barrow in the world.In a similar manner,my youngest son,a 21 years old boy is undergoing his apprenticeship under his dad's guidance, insyaAllah.
By the way, distance from Bangi to Putrajaya is only a few kilometres as the crow flies... just like from White Chapel to Chelsea Terrace.
I am not asking where Notebook is going but the title is the brand name of notebook,similar to Moleskine but it looks more interesting-it is still hand-made in France!.By the way,I was told that this product will be available in two weeks time at Cziplee Plus.QuoVadisblog.Please click here to see more how they look like.One of the reason I am looking forward to this new brand(as far as Malaysia is concerned) is because I wanted to buy the a notebook for my passions[books,bikes,photography, etc].At the moment,I have my own DIY I made out of a blank moleskine notebook as shown below.