The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

I have been sitting on writing this post for ages. I don’t know why I am finally getting down to it, especially since I am down with a cold. But yeah.

The book is AWESOME.

I didn’t want to read it initially cos I thought it will be like a “Chicken Soup” series kind of book. But I can’t be more wrong.

The writing is simple. Nothing fancy. Straightforward, simple, comforting (?). The storyline is simple, the love story was simple. I knew someone was going to die, but somewhere in the middle, I kept wishing that I will be proven wrong. I got caught up with the characters obsession with how a book ended in the story. It’s brilliant.

The book has loads of quotable quotes. Made me appreciate stuff abit more. Reminded me that life’s short and that the world is not a wish granting machine.

I think I will let some of the quotes do the talking.

…In the darkest days, the Lord puts the best people into your life.

Without Pain, How Could We Know Joy?

(This is an old argument in the field of Thinking Aloud about Suffering, and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries, but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not in any way affect the taste of chocolate.)

This quote is abit hard to get but read it again. It’s quite funny actually (:

…one of the job requirements of Professional Sick Person is sleeping a lot..

“Sometimes people dont understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said.

Isaac shot me a look. “Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway…”

And in freedom, most people found sin.

The world is not a wish-granting factory.

…I thought being an adult meant knowing what you believe, but that has not been my experience

Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.

“He’s not that smart,” I said to Julie.

“She’s right. It’s just that most really good-looking people are stupid, so I exceed expectations.”

…two thirds full but felt one third empty.

So dawn goes down to day, nothing gold can stay.

Pain is like fabric: The stronger it is, the more it’s worth.

…the voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again.

You dont get to choose if you get hurt in the world but you do have some say in who hurts you.

Honestly, go grab the book and read. It’s fabulous!

[Music Monday] Overdoes 중독 by EXO

Because we all need a earworm to kickstart the week! Plus, Monday is the only day in the week that starts with M. I’ll try to post non-Kpop songs occasionally :P

 

For the past week, I have been trying and trying to find a song that will get me moving or at least perk me up. But nothing worked. All my usual songs didn’t work! I skip songs after songs after songs and when I thought it’s something that might work? Nope.

So when the EXO’s crisis (read about it here) broke, I started paying attention to their new song. Partly because they keep winning on music shows.

And it’s stuck. Over the weekend, it stuck in my head. Just now, while cleaning the room, I keep going, “Oh…she wants me. Oh…she got me.” and because I dont remember the rest of the lyrics, the phrase just keeps going over and over again.

Good job, EXO. Another earworm created.

When I first saw the MV, I thought the dance was too messy. But after watching their performance, have to say that it’s quite awesome. Though I still prefer Growl :p

Starting to like Baekhyun more than Kai *cough* He is so cheeky in interviews, totally different from on stage. But still! Kai is awesome on stage. The part where his eyes rolled back during the dance? Woah. Just woah.

So yes, that’s it from me! Going to listen to the song a few more times 😀

Sideline: I feel sorry for the fans cos of Kris’ lawsuits. Hopefully they will stay strong, like how ELFs did. Fighting!

 

[Music Monday] Say Something by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera

Because we all need a earworm to kickstart the week! Plus, Monday is the only day in the week that starts with M. I’ll try to post non-Kpop songs occasionally :P

I didnt like the song when I heard it on the radio many many times. But today, it started playing in my head for no reason. It’s now an earworm.

The lyrics are pretty simple. The song is quite short. But the MV is touching. Especially the part with the old lady and man 😦 I teared.

And I will stumble and fall
I’m still learning to love
Just starting to crawl

Say something, I’m giving up on you
I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you
Anywhere, I would’ve followed you
Say something, I’m giving up on you

And I will swallow my pride
You’re the one that I love
And I’m saying goodbye

Happy Monday, folks.

[Music Monday] Bubibu – A-Pink

Because we all need a earworm to kickstart the week! Plus, Monday is the only day in the week that starts with M. I’ll try to post non-Kpop songs occasionally :P

This song holds a special place in my heart. Whenever it starts playing, the image of me studying  for my CFP Module 4 @ Starbucks right after leaving Maybank will pop up in my mind. That feeling back then. While it was sad to have to leave the Maybank family, but I was feeling immensely relieved because I no longer have to cry everyday due to being misunderstood or rather…just suffering from the brutality of politics. The relieve. The freedom.

Before that, I have never heard of A-Pink. Serious. Hahah! It was because seoul.fm kept playing their song during that period and I found myself bobbing my head to the tune then VIOLA. I realised the existent of A-Pink.

It’s a really cute song. Sometimes, I can’t help but do some super-duper act cute actions while listening to the song. Hehe.

Have a listen –

First time seeing the dance. It’s so cute! Maybe I should sign up for the lessons if they pop up again. I think the dance is slightly better than “NoNoNo”. Eeeps! Dont kill me!

So yeah. That’s it this week.

I’m really dreading going back to work. But I will survive this. Amen!