Sunday, December 07, 2008

latest reads

list of books i've read in the past month:
1) eat pray love - by elizabeth gilbert
2) fish: a memoir of a boy in a man's prison -by tj parsell
3) remember me? - by sophie kinsella
4) fables - volume 10
5) the book thief - by markus zusak
6) the graveyard book - by neil gaiman
7) my sister's keeper - by jodi piccoult

i wish i could travel (and write) like elizabeth gilbert. remember me is a typical sophie kinsella work, but the only "chick lit" i still quite enjoy. fish is another non-fiction, didnt quite like it; started out quite good and interesting, but surprisingly turnout more of a romantic story in the end.
the book thief and the graveyard book are supposed to be targeting "young adults" but i still love both of the books (hmm..guess a 30-something can still fit in this category then huh?).
my sister's keeper is somewhat a "familiar" read because it's about childhood leukemia and we see patients with the cancer everyday at work, but it's written in the perspective of the family having to deal with the disease, and the controversial issues about genetics designer babies , the moral versus ethical dilemma surrounding it. it's quite a moving story, i actually cried unexpectedly at the end!
i'm currently reading dry - by the funny augusten burroughs, but have to put it aside for awhile this weekend cuz i have a presentation to finish before wednesday.
thank God for the long weekend.

chasing sunsets

last week i tried a couple of times to capture the beautiful sunset from a small restaurant right by the beach at pantai puteri, melaka. both times i failed. the first because the day was too cloudy. the second day we left the house 2 minutes too late that by the time we reached the restaurant, the sun had completely gone.
then one day after work this week, i went to get groceries, and on the way back saw that the sun was setting down nicely. i knew i wouldnt be able to make it to the beach at pantai puteri, so i just drove straight towards the coast line, not exactly sure where i should go to get a good shot of the sunset and hoping i wont miss it again this time. then i found myself driving past my housing area towards another housing area that's right by the coast line. by the time i parked, got out my camera, and ran towards the beach (in my skirt and heels! i told you i was from work) the sun was already halfway sinking down in the horizon, but i managed to capture a few shots that didnt turnout too bad.