Showing posts from January, 2009

The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng

This book tells of Philip Hutton, born half English, half Chinese and feeling neither, who finds an extraordinary friendship with a Japanese diplomat, Hayato Endo. Their friendship began when Philip decided to show his new-found friend around his beloved island, Penang, and Endo, in return, taught him Aikido.

But what Philip didn't realise was his seemingly-trustworthy sinsei, had other intentions. When the Japanese invaded Malaya, and threatened to harm Philip's family and everything else he loved, he discovered that his sinsei had been harbouring a devastating secret. In order to protect his family, Philip had to make terrible sacrifices, including betraying his own people. As the story unfolds, he began to question himself if he was doing the right thing, and if what he did was the best for everyone. This story questions the definition of love, hatred, loyalty, betrayal, friendship, loss, freedom and happiness.

Its luscious lyrical prose describing breathtaking sceneries, exo…

A Very Interesting Conversation

Please read till the end...You won't regret it ;)

An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his Class on the Problem Science has with GOD , the ALMIGHTY. He asked one of his New Christian Students to stand and . . .

Professor : You are a Christian, aren't you, son ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor : So, you Believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD Good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor : Is GOD ALL - POWERFUL ?
Student : Yes.
Professor : My Brother died of Cancer even though he Prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn't. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

(Student was silent )

Professor : You can't answer, can you ? Let's start again, Young Fella. Is GOD Good?
Student : Yes.
Professor : Is Satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor : Where does Satan come from ?
Student : From . . . GOD . . .
Professor : That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this…

Scribble Scrabble

Ok, I have a confession to make. I have never played Scrabbles before :P until recently when Odelia from Pansing passed me two Scrabble grams; Scrabbles compiled from Daily Mail. So today, I decided to take it out with me for a walk at the mall, thinking of maybe starting my first scrabble during lunch. And the moment I completed Board 1, I WAS HOOKED.

It's quite a good workout for your brain :) Now, let me get back to my Scrabble. Board 5 now! hehe