A Tear Drop

Guess how i’m writing this post? Hahaa

Well am using iPhone!! Haha tis awesome really how technology works. I am soo happy that you guys have visited and commented once again! I really shall visit you guys when next week comes because life would be more free then. A bit then i go to my internship duties!

And before anything else… PLS WELCOME MY TWO NEW HOSTEES, ALYSSA AND TARYN!! Pls do visit them!! :D

I really wanted to share a book with you guys. I picked up this book in The Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, France (every wall had a book crammed in, even the sides of stairs were not spared. It was the dream place of every bookworm!) even if saw this book here in the phils, the cover drew me to grab and sniff the pages, flip through them and just hold on tight and never let go. Im a judge a book by a cover type of person (because covers are part of books too though harry potter is my totem for breaking this rule of mine back then) and i fell in love with this edition. I wasn’t sure of the plot yet but i bought it anyway along with another book. After reading it tonight, i couldn’t help shed a tear. Scratch that tears.

It was wonderfully told in the point of view of a german girl living with a german family during the second world war. I have a bias towards holocaust novels and i love them for some reason. Maybe because i felt humanity in their pages. Of how humanity is capable of such goodness and extreme atrocity, what a wonderful and dreadful paradox! I loved Number by the stars and the Diary of Anne Frank but this book i shall remember up to my grave because of such compelling charactwrs. I cried at the hopelessness and futility of it all. And i remembered the fall of tearsdrops ive been shedding the past few days. Maybe it was because of academcs, of the intense pain of enduring that “cleanig” session in the derma a while ago which involves needles (yes it hurt like hell), and of whatever shallow or whatever reasons, i’ve been tearing up.



But then i contemplate and i try to still see some goodness in life. After all we’re here and we can’t do anything about it. There must be a reason why everything was made like this right? Sorry for such thoughts but I need to reflect a lot especially since my Philosophy final orals is next week and our professor wants insights, not just some parroting students. It’s a good thing too he let us watch Wit (HBO, 2001), a very um.. witty and remarkable tv film with the awesome Emma Thompson! I really loved how they explored death and the life of a person while the settings are only in the hospital or the university. It really does make you think…

I really do indeed recommend reading The Book Thief and watching Wit! Please do because these are such gems and am sure it’ll add something to your thoughts and reflection. Thanks so much for bearing this post. OH YEAH!! Pls do add me in Shelfari or Mubi if anybody has an account and follow me by clicking on the icons on my social slider on the left! :D Mubi is a site for movie lovers and they can share lists and… stuff XD haha. I still have a lot to fix actually around here O_O will get to it next week!

Questions:
1. Have you taken up or do you want to take a Philosophy class?
2. Have you read or watch them? If ever did you like it?
3. Share a thought for the day! (even… hey there are violent flying Asian carps invading America! or something like that… but yeah i did watch that in National Geographic yesterday XD)

11 Comments

  1. wow.. grabe naman yung books sa walls a 3rd photo. x___X amazing how you can blog through iphone.. now every blogger should have one.. it would be easy and faster to update your blog every once in a while.. :)

    Questions:
    1. Have you taken up or do you want to take a Philosophy class? i had my philo class already.. and I got low marks on it. :( i think it’s not my field..

    2. Have you read or watch them? If ever did you like it? I haven’t watched it on HBO yet. I don’t watch tv as often as I can.. I’m more of an internet person. x___X

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  2. Wow you’re using iPhone? Grabe na talaga ang technology noh. You can almost do everything, really makes life simpler. Gosh I want to go to that place! Napawow talaga ako nung nakita ko yung photo ng bookstore na yan. What a paradise since I love reading books so much <3 Sana makapunta rin ako sa France in the future lol Yan talaga ang isa sa mga hahanapin kong place. Grabe sobrang dami ng books, sana may ganyan din dito sa Pinas. So the title of the book is The Book Thief? I'll seacrh it :)

    1. Have you taken up or do you want to take a Philosophy class?
    - Yep. One of my subjects when I was still taking up Nursing. Fave ko nga to eh kasi astig nung prof ko xD As in mapapaisip ka talaga about life, your decisions, etc.

    2. Have you read or watch them? If ever did you like it?
    Not yet but I want to ^^

    3. Share a thought for the day! Uhm.. " You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy."

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  3. You really love books sis.. i do too but id on’t read that much because i’m always too busy with school and other stuffs. Wow i want to go to a book shop like that one day. who knows what amazing book is hiding somewhere in that place.

    1. Have you taken up or do you want to take a Philosophy class?
    uhm no.. i think i’ll suck! lol
    2. Have you read or watch them? If ever did you like it?
    nope. not yet but given the time i will :)
    3. Share a thought for the day! (even… hey there are violent flying Asian carps invading America! or something like that… but yeah i did watch that in National Geographic yesterday XD)
    Thought for the day: Trust God :)

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  4. Yay! this girl is indeed a book lover! I love the third photo too! =) I guess you can read all of those sis!!!!

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  5. I was like “wow” when I saw that picture of the bookstore, someday, I’ll go there. Just wooaaah so many books I mean, that is definitely the taste of life. I’ve been also reading the book thief these past few days but I’m still not finished. It is such a great book. Definitely a must. I like how Death narrates the story, it’s weird but very nice. I can’t wait to finish it , it sucks that I only read in ebook. I want the printed copy. T.T huhuhu. I never watched “Wit” but I want to, it seems good. I use to have Shelfari but got bored. I have Goodread though :D

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  6. WOW. I wanna go to that bookstore someday! Awesome. :)

    Questions:
    1. Have you taken up or do you want to take a Philosophy class?
    - I did took up a philosophy class on my sophomore year, and I’m about to take up another next semester. It’s fun, really. Although most of the time, it drives me mad. HAHA.

    2. Have you read or watch them? If ever did you like it?
    - Not yet, but sure, if time permits, I will read/watch it. :D

    3. Share a thought for the day!
    - I hate my high school best friend. She’s such a liar. :(

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  7. it’s weird, but Alyssa is the name of my sister, & she’s your other hostee…

    I would love to visit that bookstore!! It looks amazing & I could spend days in there. It kinda reminds me of Flourish & Blotts, with the books up the staircases. :D
    1. Have you taken up or do you want to take a Philosophy class?
    Eh, it sounds a bit confusing for me, I’d definitely get sidetracked by everything that’s being discussed.

    2. Have you read or watch them? If ever did you like it?
    I haven’t read or watched Wit, I don’t have HBO & I’ve never even heard of that book! *googles..*

    3. Share a thought for the day! (even… hey there are violent flying Asian carps invading America! or something like that… but yeah i did watch that in National Geographic yesterday XD)
    I’m going to Reno hopefully today, & it’s gonna be a blast!!!!

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  8. I’m not a bookworm and I seldom read books but I’d love to go that bookstore. Going to a bookstore is one of my favorite stress-relievers. I grew up with no interest with literature. I used to hate English class because I used to find it really boring. But everything changed when I entered college. I started reading fanfictions and I wanted to write one but my English skills weren’t enough for me to make a good fanfiction. XD I regret that I did not pay attention to my English teachers during class. I was more attentive in Math and Science classes, mainly because I like that I get to discover a lot of new and interesting things. I guess one of the reasons why I didn’t like reading novels when I was younger is that my life is already dramatic and complicated enough and reading novels didn’t help at all.

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  9. woahhh. BOOKS!! I miss reading so much.. I think, ill be reading again soon as i get a good novel in my kindle.

    1.Have you taken up or do you want to take a Philosophy class?
    yep. i had. i rocked that class but the teachers is’t fair enough of giving grades. instead of giving me a flat one, she just gave a 1.25. i hate to remember it.

    2. Have you read or watch them? If ever did you like it?
    nope. haven’t read those. maybe i will since u introduced it already.

    3. Share a thought for the day! (even… hey there are violent flying Asian carps invading America! or something like that… but yeah i did watch that in National Geographic yesterday XD)
    hey, my boyfriend’s family loves me. didn;t expect that. :) I thought they didn’t like me but it’s just me thinking that. Everybody in his family is just so kind to me. They always call me since I am far from them. They also told my boyfie to do good or else. hahah. I love them for saying so. :)

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  10. It’s been a while! Haven’t been on your blog for sometime. I’m glad you’re back though.

    I know the book thief! I’ve heard so much about that book but I haven’t had the chance to read it. I have so many other books to read. It is on my list of books to read though.

    Wow that book store looks epic! Looks totally crazy and amazing at the same time!

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  11. The Book Thief! I heard it’s really good. It’s in my wishlist <33 AND ZOMG that bookstore looks beyyooooooond awesome! I want to be there D: Huhu! Wit sounds interesting, too :3

    1. Have you taken up or do you want to take a Philosophy class? – Yes I have! It's interesting, but there are so many names to remember XD
    2. Have you read or watch them? If ever did you like it? – Nope not yet!
    3. Share a thought for the day! (even… hey there are violent flying Asian carps invading America! or something like that… but yeah i did watch that in National Geographic yesterday XD) – Hey I changed my bedsheets yeserday! :DDDDDDDD

    lool~~

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