Why does the rejected heroine run to other places to recuperate?
Why does the alpha males have to be jerks?
Why do every single sidekicks and minions in the story feel strongly devoted to emotional and obviously irrelevant heroines and try to normalize the mistakes that she does?
There are other options in life that doesn't necessarily mean heartbreaks, happily ever after or doomed tragedies. My interest in fiction, modern ones, dwindle parallel to the staple publications of chic-lits. I do not condemn publications of fictions cause it is good. And great to educate this generation that books may be the only survival item you need upon zombie apocalypse or island strandification. If strandification is even a word. Striving to find great fiction is a great pain in the neck because we have different expectations and writers are humans too. I refrain myself from justifying things I haven't read but I have the dirty habit of opening the last page before buying any books. I am a real sucker for that and I plead guilty to be the walking dictionary of spoilers.
Maybe that is the reason why, I opt to just read online fictions; which I can ditch sooooo easily if I don't like it, and papers or journals; biogeochemistry, trigonometry, etc. I may not be smart, but these are safe reading materials. It's not heart-wrenching but once you get the hang of it, absolutely satisfying and it may have inspired me in some of my writing ventures.
The love for books is something nurtured and if not maintained, can be lost with age and technology. Now, it is all pictures and games and interactive (really) applications. Fictions and adventures become mediocre.
This is a call for all writers.
Do not write just for the sake of it. Do not write just for the drama. Write, cause it's something you want to share. And think when you write. I stopped believing in character's will after I read Jane Austen. Most female writers may worship her, but seriously, subsequent liberation of willful ladies in suffocating world of etiquette became the start of so many fictions trends that are nauseously boring. Lately, I've been accustomed with teenage writers' fascination of building their female characters to be 'bad-ass' or 'sarcastic' or 'loner' or 'bookish'. These common generalization of character that expect the readers to over-simplify the fiction written made the whole writing worth almost close to nothing. Because writing....is not taking the TV series into books. It is about taking YOUR mind and translating it into words.
Who am I to make comments when I clearly don't write fictions, right?
But I'm a reader. And I deserve to be taught something in anything published as fiction. I deserve to buy and read something that doesn't berate my mentality and capability of understanding circumstances of plot. What are writers if not the plotters that only become better when seasoned with time?
I'm just a person who struggles to white reviews. I don't write fictions. And maybe, for the most part, young writers should indulge in something called reviews of facts. It could help you in so many ways than one.
The world is changing and people are smarter. Do not look down of people who reads...cause some of them still love books and good fiction.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte /
The Mischievious Mrs. Maxfield by ninyatippett/
Natural Attenuation of Fuels and Chlorinated Solvents in the Subsurface by Wiedemeier et al.
Doing: ...not sleeping....
To which, your black is my secret,
And my red is your seal.
Have I achieved the truth?
Where you stop howling to the silver moon
and know that she was just a mirror
that doesn't shine on her own
Have I conquered all?
Your thoughts and longing
and deepest dream of content
Have I seen?
Everything just yet?
This black sweetness on my lips
It's stale monochrome
and cold slumbers
MH 17 is another 777 Boeing aircraft of Malaysian Airline that had took off from Amsterdam earlier around 12.00 am local Malaysian time and was supposed to have reached Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 6.10 am local Malaysian time. The flight carried 280 passengers with 15 crew. 154 Dutch, 27 Australians, 38 Malaysian (inclusive of crew), 11 Indonesians, 4 Belgian, 4 German, 3 Phillipinos and 1 Canadian. 80 of them are feared children.
A report (The Guardian) had reported that European Air Traffic Control stated that the 17 year old aircraft had been flying at 33 000 ft ground level which was still within surface-to-air missile range. The Ukrainian authorities had barred aircraft from flying within 32 000 ft ground level.
Right about recently, globally, airlines had been reroute and notified not to fly through Crimea, the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov due to the conflicting air traffic controls between Russian and Ukrainian authorities. (Independent) Apparently, Vice President of USA Joe Biden stated that, without all the details the aircraft have seemed to be 'blown out of the sky' and it is not an accident. Relatives of the Amsterdam passengers had been pooled together at Schipol Airport and transported to an unknown location. (Times)Flight will be provided to Kiev for relatives that want to be closer to the crash site.
What has happened is beyond public's understanding and words are spreading fast like wildfire. To troubleshoot the real cause is currently hard due to the heated accusations and defenses held up by authorities. Nevertheless, Malaysia Airline is in hot seat again and the chances of this happening was something no one could've predicted. Conspiracies are rising everywhere and I hope everyone out there act responsibly in posting any news or updates or thoughts about it. I've learned alot from MH370 that you shouldn't really trust immediate news if you're not a relative or the immediate people concern with the tragedy. Words change with the amount of mouths and brains it went through. Please think deeply before posting something over the social media and if you're going to post facts, please add in 'citations' or immediate link to the legitimate source.Conspiracy theories? Take it where it matters. There are websites dedicated to discuss it but to post every single conspiracy that goes through your head wouldn't be welcomed at this time of grief. Be responsible of your thoughts.
Words cannot describe how sorry I am for the loss experienced by the families and relatives of the victims. My condolences to them and I pray they will find strength to go through this tragedy.
It depends on you how you match the value of the stuffs you're about to buy and the money you have in
hand. As we Malays say it: Tepuk dada, tanya selera (literally meaning: pat your chest and ask your
There are always risks at the purchase of good over the Internet. Be careful of your privacy and your mode of transaction. It isn't much, but I hope I've shed some light to some newbies in Internet shopping although I'm glad to say that you're among the naturalist that I admire. I've finally succumb to this sort of shopping due to the lack of time and energy to ship myself around in long train journeys and walks to the middle of the crazy Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan City.
Kindness is a smile in virtual engrossment,
Kindness is a hand that gives water to the thirsty throat,
Kindness is flapping paper in the heat, then realizing you're fanning someone behind you
Kindness is a stranger asking for your name
Kindness is a running faceless that shrieked 'Sorry!' to a stepped foot
Kindness....is giving, when it's not at all convenient for you...
A girl should wear good shoes cause a good pair can take you anywhere. When girls would do just about anything to look pretty, each of them has a sort of significance. And a pair of shoes holds alot of stories about a girl. It didn't have to be a heel-cracking, back-breaking, sky-high heels. It could be a common foam flats and even worn out sneakers. They didn't have to look pretty cause shoes, they can get you anywhere when they're comfy. So, cheers for all the shoes in the world that have served millions of girls around the world and walk them (or dash them) to places of dreams and peace and happiness!
Resigning from the job you currently hold may root from various problems which deem you unfit for the organization. What could be the problem?
1) You hate your boss cause she/he is a total a**
2) You've been working your butt off but there's no promotion, recognition, acknowledgement or bonus waving your way. They're not even pretending exist for you.
3) You have been spending lesser and lesser time with your kids and spouse. How to know? It's when you dismiss the lipstick stain on your husbands collar (do I have that shade of red?) and write SPSS drafting on your kid's PTA form. Why? Refer to number 2.
4) You pondered and found that a scholarly life suits you more. Fighting for grants, wading through muddy peat swamp, birdwatching from 50m high trees, arguing with lab equipments, tutoring know-it-all undergrads and writing papers that forever needed to be revised are much much more rewarding.
Which one sounds more like you?
Most of the time, we're fired up to resign, had the letter written and printed nicely, but in the end, we had no nerve to just submit it. Maybe cause we have so much at stake; car loan, house loan, kids' tuition fees, the furniture installments...bills that endlessly trail their way to your insides. It's ok to be doubtful cause that is us being careful and calculative, taking 5 steps ahead of our emotions. But at a certain time, you know that you can't wait for the door to close so that other doors will open. You have to close that one door yourself and find other more rewarding opportunities. As we say it in Malay:
"Rezeki di tangan Tuhan. Kita meminta, Tuhan memberi,"
Wealth/Income is in God's hand. We ask for it and God will give.
I found that we have to seek for a place where we can grow to be more disciplined and know what we're worth. I learn that, I should not think so lowly of myself just because someone said so, and just because I'm younger sans less experience. Cause being younger or older in a career path won't mean a thing if you're static and not given that chance to be better than you already are. Don't you think so?