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Read: Einstein's Dreams

“For it is only habit and memory that dulls the physical passion. Without memory, each night is the first night, each morning is the first morning, each kiss and touch are the first.”
― Alan LightmanEinstein's Dreams

“The tragedy of this world is that no one is happy, whether stuck in a time of pain or of joy. The tragedy of this world is that everyone is alone. For a life in the past cannot be shared with the present. Each person who gets stuck in time gets stuck alone.”
― Alan LightmanEinstein's Dreams

Written in a dream-like prose that would make you want to read it over and over again...

Einsteins' Dreams, a novel by physicist Alan Lightman, talks about Albert Einstein and his dreams in 1905, when he worked in a patent office in Switzerland.

It explores the concept of time in an inventive and thought provoking series of stories. 

Please steal a copy of this book!

Watch: Breaking Dawn

Watching a movie is in itself an experience.

My little sister and I watched Breaking Dawn part 2, the last installmentof the Twilight Saga last Saturday.

The cinema was packed with a diverse group of audience ranging from teenage girls to almost grandmoms.

Some boyfriends made the ultimate sacrifice of watching it with their girlfriends while some decided to make it a family movie date.

With us, we just wanted to see an explosion of abs (or a shirtless Jacob) and experience Edwards’s piercing glare.

The tricky thing with these kind of movieadaptations is that you know what to expect.You watch just for the sake of watching, not really expecting to be surprised.

But Breaking Dawn, despite its dragging opening scenes and Bella’s anxiety inducing “acting” is anything BUT predictable.

I guess, it also helped that the crowd was very enthusiastic.Clapping their hands, screaming, laughing, going crazy and expelling their withheld breath in unison.

Why?You just have to see it to experience.

Overall, no…

Any Leftovers?

I was doing some word search in Google when I encountered the phrase “Leftover Women”.
Did you know that it is an official term in China?
China’s very own Women’s Federation defined “leftover women” or“sheng nu” as unmarried women over the age of 27.
In literal translation,“sheng nu” means “girls that are left out”.

This federation was founded in 1949 to “protect women’s rights and interests”.

And they do it by posting articles on their websites urging these women to find partners and marry.To disregard their ambitions for higher learning and successful career in favor of marriage and family life.
According to one article:

“These kinds of girls hope to further their education in order to increase their competitiveness. The tragedy is, they don't realize that as women age, they are worth less and less, so by the time they get their MA or PhD, they are already old, like yellowed pearls."

They also conducted a survey which yielded that more than 90% of male respondents agreed that "…

Read: One For My Baby

It's funny. You love something and then one day it's suddenly gone or changed or lost forever. But somehow that doesn't stop your love. Maybe that's how you know it's the real thing. When it doesn't come with conditions and get-out clauses, when it doesn't have a best-by date. When you just give your love and never stop giving it and know that you never will. That's when it is real. That's when they can never touch it or spoil it or take it away from you."
-One for my Baby
My criterion for rating a book depends on how many times it made me go “Hmmm, that makes sense”.
For me, a good book is something that should make us pause and think about our life – past, present or future.

Tony Parsons has that gift.

He can turn simple, unassuming sentences into realistic philosophical inquiries on life and relationships.Like when he asks:

“Because how do you find a substitute for the love of your life? And why would you want to?”

Much like Nick Hornby, Tony Parso…

Why do you write?