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TEA, STRAWBERRY & BUTTERFLIES AT CAMERON HIGHLANDS

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Hello Netizens,

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Cameron Highlands with my family, and spend a whole day away from the busy life of the city. I really enjoyed my short stay there, and I will miss the beautiful sceneries and cold weather of the highlands.

The places that I have got to visit are Boh's tea factory & Farm, a Strawberry farm, the forest and the butterfly garden. I got to hike a little (for the first time), making me quite interested to go hiking. We will see what happens about that.

I decided to make video, compiling all the places I have visited. It is a mini vlog of my trip to Cameron Highlands.


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Fast Reads VS Slow Reads

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Hello Netizens, 
Recently, I have come to realise some books take me longer to read than others. I have usually brushed it off, by assuming some books took me longer to finish, because I am not purposely going after finishing them. However, I find myself disagreeing with myself.
Toward the end of the past year, I started reading again after sort of taking a break from reading. Now, I am reading more than how I used to, and because of that I have been exposing myself to all sort of books that bring with them different experiences. 
With that, I started seeing the clear difference between fast and slow reads (as I didn't necessarily believe it is a thing).
My experience with slow and fast reads feels a little too extreme with me. For instance, with fast reads, I could read a hundred pages without feeling like I have been reading that much at all (one-hundred pages in one setting is a lot of me). On the other hand, reading twenty pages of a slow read feels like I have read more tha…

Book Review || A Boy At The Edge of The World by David Kingston Yeh

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Hello Netizens, 

Yesterday I finished reading a fun novel, and here is all about it!


Title:A Boy at the Edge of the World Author:  David Kingston Yeh Genre: Contemporary/Cultural(Canada)Synopsis: Meet the Garneau boys, triplets from small-town Ontario. Daniel the “eldest” is gay, and moves to Toronto with his best friend Karen to attend university. Eventually, he meets David, a bike mechanic whose Catholic Italian mother talks to her dead husbands. Their chemistry is immediate, but Daniel is still drawn to his ex-boyfriend Marcus, a performance artist whose grandfather was a book-burning Nazi. A Boy at the Edge of the World is a rollicking dramedy that explores the compulsive and (ultimately) universal human pursuit of intimacy, sex, and love.
Rating: (3/5) Stars Review:
This is such a fun read.
I enjoyed reading this book. Each time I was waiting for the bus or before going to bed, I would take my phone, open my e-reader and start reading 'A Boy At The Edge of The World'.
What I enjo…

Rant || The Circly By Dave Eggers

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Hello Netizens, 
Recently I have read The Circle by Dave Eggers, and here are my thoughts and feelings.
First of all, I am a little disappointed.

I have multiple issues, which I came across while reading The Circle. These issues didn't stand out to me at the beginning of the book, however they began to appear when Mae attended her first conference at The Circle.

One of the main issues I have with this book is Mae, the main character of this story. She is gullible, she is quickly brainwashed and she is illogical. I know not all characters have to be "good" and I certainly know not all characters have to be "likeable"; however, I do expect something in return for the negative qualities a character has. I also would have preferred if the author actually made us side with her, by giving her some form of logic.

Now that we've mentioned logic. There is no logic in the story. Sometimes, I would find my self agreeing on some aspects of the Circle's vision or goal…

Book Review || I Haven't Dreamed of Flying for a While By Taichi Yamada

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Hello Netizens, 
I have always wanted to try reading literature from other parts of the world, unfortunately, despite my wants I only speak Arabic and English (and a little of French), which pushes me to read translated works to explore different cultures and its literature.

This leads me to this novel, 'I Haven't Dreamed of Flying for a While' by Taichi Yamada. Beautiful name for a book. The title caught my eyes across so many books and I managed to see it even though it lied at the lower shelves.


Title:  I Haven't Dreamed of Flying for a While Author: Taichi Yamada Genre:Fiction, Speculative fiction Synopsis:After accident, illness and the loss of his job and marriage, 48-year-old Taura meets Mutsuko, setting his already derailed life even further off course. Their first encounter is, unseen, in a hospital. It later transpires that the mysterious Mutsuko is in her late sixties, but when they next meet she is in her forties.
Rating: (2/5) Stars
Review: I just wish the content…