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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

8/20, 阅读计划 2014 - A Tale for the Time Being ~ Ruth Ozeki

“A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.”

the hello kitty lunchbox. the dairy of the 16yo Japanese Nao. Ruth, the writer for finds the lunchbox. the 104yo Zen nun. Nao being bullied in school, the bullying described in the book is awfully brutal, not so much in the physical sense but emotionally. Haruki #1, the kamikaze pilot. Haruki #2, the depressed dad who lost his job in silicon valley, for noble conflicting reasons that are unknown the daughter.

love this book. it's not a fast paced book by any means but it kept me going. i want to find out more about "Nao" as much as the writer in the book.

there's a passage in the book talking about suicide, from the perspective of a depressed Japanese man.

"Death is certain. Life is always changing, like a puff of wind in the air,  or a wave in the sea, or even a thought in the mind. So making a suicide is finding the edge of life. It stops life in time, so we can grasp what shape it is  and feel it is real, at least for just a moment. it is trying to make some real solid thing from the flow of life that is always changing."

7/20, 阅读计划 2014 -Mistborn : The Final Empire ~ Brandon Sanderson

recommended by a camp mate during reservist.
by the author that helped complete the Wheel of Time series (which i am hoping to start reading again.)

fantasy with a very interesting magical system.
Mistings that can "burn" metal to gain a singular magical property.
Mistborns that can "burn" the different metals and gain the various magical properties.
Terris, race of people that can "store" magical properties in the different metals.

The rising against the tyrant that ruled the world for hundred years. Skaa , the lowest class of people, a "messiah" of sorts raising from among them to lead the charge. He died, he failed, but his protege, the female protagonist (Vin), "finish" the job.

Apparently there's 4 books in the series. Enjoy the first, in the middle of the 2nd!

Trichotillomania

came across Beckie0 while searching for "fault in our stars" on youtube.

end up clicking on "Helpful Quotes For Depression | Beckie0" instead.

that's how i learn about Trichotillomania (trik-o-til-o-MAY-nee-uh), is a disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body, despite trying to stop.

love the vlogs. spent the whole night watching through 1 after the other. upfront and honest feelings, thoughts about what she is going through. so brave! 

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