Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Sister's Keeper

"I wonder if all mothers feel like this the moment they realize their daughters are growing up - as if it is impossible to believe that the laundry I once folded for her was doll-sized; as if I can still see her dancing in lazy pirouettes along the lip of the sandbox. Wasn't it yesterday that her hand was only as big as the sand dollar she found on the beach? That same hand, the one that's holding a boy's, wasn't it just holding mine, tugging so that I might stop and see the spiderweb, the milkweed pod, any of a thousand moments she wanted me to freeze? Time is an optical illusion - never quite as mild or strong as we think it is. You would assume that given everything, I saw this coming. But watching Kate watch this boy, I see I have a thousand things to learn"

- Jodi Picoult (My Sister's Keeper)

when I read this, I thought I should post it. It's true that I probably do not get what she exactly means (as I am not yet a mother), but the words... aren't they sweet? I love how she can make her readers go "aww" by her excellent choice of language. Simply great !

Another line from the book that got me stuck :

"If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?"

Quite tough. I thought about it over and over, but still couldn't provide a final answer for myself. 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

the power of kpop ?

I've just realized that my blog gets most of its traffic from my previous posts about Wooyoung and Dream High. good thing? -.-
I captured my recent blog traffic and started counting the number of my blog hits coming from the search term "woo young" or "dream high" or the characters' name. (marked them in red boxes, I don't know why the screen captures turned out blurry)

7 out of 12
 4 out of 12
 10 out of 12 ??
 6 out of 12
2 out of 2

Overall : 29 out of 50.
More than 50 percent? :|
I wonder if people actually read my blog, I mean the "other" posts. no?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Back !

Emm.. I hate myself for being inconsistent... As I said, I've never had completely longlasting passion in anything. There seem to be only two brief chapters in every history of "stuff-that-attracted-me" :
1. Excitement, eagerness, all-out effort.
It always starts out good, really, I tend to make my best attempt at every thing I do. I can never go to sleep without getting satisfied beforehand, and I'd rather ditch anything else that spoil the fun. *perfectionist, my mother says*
2. Boredom, laziness, day-to-day routine.
This chapter...always starts too quickly. Needless to say, I wind up getting distracted by something/things... In the blink of an eye, it's been a history.... The past....memory.... You tell.

So ! My blog seems dead, huh? I admit it's not really the place to keep a record of my life and daily events. I only write when I feel like doing it.

Happening recently to me :
went for a driving lesson, well, not a major success :|
had a family trip to Redang and Singapore last holiday :)
got into the 2nd yr of senior high :)
learnt to let go...and to deal with different kinds of situation...

Will try to update more often. Who knows someday in the future I'm gonna visit my blog, re-read my posts, reminisce my thoughts as a teen, smile and laugh at them, or perhaps, cry ?

I dare not promise, I said, "I'll try."