Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My blog has been quite.....


After so many weeks, I finally get a chance to write. Not that, I don't have time, but I was too tired, mentally and physically. My day job is very demanding lately. Thanks to someone who wanted to look good by his boss, and drives  everyone nuts. Forget about him. He's not worth to write about.

After been in pain for almost two years, my back pain has improved tremendously. I changed doctor middle of this year, and he recommended me to do Physio. That's what I have been doing every Saturday. From needing a walking stick and knee guard to help me move around, I can now walk around without needing any of it. That's a big achievement to me. My next step is to start my exercise again. I have been thinking going to gym to start a low impact exercise. Let see whether it going to happen.

My little girl has also completed her pre-school, and I'm not sure how much she has learned from the school. She has gone through three different types of teaching methods as each kindergarten introduced its own methods. The most successful method was when she was in Little TOTs, and the worst was last year where it was a battle to get her to school.

Next week, she will be registering for her standard one and she will be sitting for her entrance exam. I just hope she will do well and not be placed in the special class. This special class is for those who cannot read and write. Since the school holidays, every night she will sit down and read at least few lines from her books while the brothers will play and teach her about maths and science.

Oh I also have two good news. First, I received a Parent of the Year award from my little girl school. I was selected based on my involvement with my girls school activities and development. I was given a present, and I have to go up to the stage to give a speech in English. Hah! My two boys who were supposed to take my photo refused to take my picture. Instead, they were busy staring at the floor and closing their ears. They were embarrassed. I can only shake my head.

The other good news was, my second son got a good result from his UPSR. Not fantastic, but beyond our expectation. It was really a last minute studies for him, and I spent every minute of my free time sitting with him, and go through revision with him. Alhamdulillah for what he got and his teacher was also shocked to see his result. He also was shocked when his name was called up to receive present from his school. Hope that he will change his study habit after this.

Okay, I stopped here first, and hope that I will continue to update my blog at least once a week. See you soon, ciao...


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I found it again!

Monday, 8th Oct

lost interest in reading for a few months and only lately I started to enjoy reading again. I have finished four books in three weeksand now I'm into a fifth book.

The book that brought back my appetite to read was by Jo Bourne. It is a romance book, which I found very interesting storyIt is a spy story during Napoleon Bonaparte rulingWhen I read the book, I could still remember how Napoleon's looked based on my form two's history bookIt was a well written storyand Jo Bourne won one of RITA's awards for this book.

Once I finished, I started to look at my TBR and nothing really caught my fancy until I saw the Pittacus Lore's  the "Lost Legacy" books and remembered that his latest book was out in September. I purchased my book from Kobo and downloaded it on my iPad.  

 Wellif you watch the movie on HBO, "I AM NO FOUR", the book that I read was about No. 9. If you have not read or watch the movie, it was about 10 alien kids that were sent down to earth together with their Cepan (guardian). Each of them was blessed with certain giftsand their aim is to free their world from Mongodorian. The Mongodorians were send down to earth to search for the kids and kill them to earth.  The Mongodorian were smart and they make friends with the world governmentThey have their own objective. To kill those kidsand conquer earth and destroy earth as what they have done to Lorien, the kids planet.So it was up to those kids to fight the Mongodorion. 

love the Lost Legacy booksIt was full of actionand in this bookthey have found all the members, except No. 5. I guess No. 5 would be the next Pittacus Lore book and the showdown between them and the enemy.

After I had finished the Rise of Nine, I downloaded another Pittacus Lore's book. It was about the lost legacy, that is  No 1, No 2 and No 3. If the other books were from the kids' point of viewthis book was from Adam, the son of the Mongodorian bossHe told the story how those three met with their deathand  No 1 was killed in Sarawak. To be specific, it was somewhere near the Rajang's river.

My appetite for reading continues and while browsing through my ebooks library, I saw that I have not started on the Hunger Games,by Suzanne Collins. I have seen the movie so I kind of know the story linebut I didn't expect that I would be very engrossed with it, I stayed up until past midnight to finish the bookIt was really a good book and another well written book. After I had finished with the book, I was contemplating to buy her next two booksbut the price is a little bit high for an e book. I think I will wait for a while before I buy the Catching Fire and Mockingjay.

To appease my reading appetite, I am currently reading "Close Enough to Touch" by Victoria Dahl. I know she will be able to keep me engross just like all her books before this.

So what books have you read so farCare to share?