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‘What do thse children do without storybooks?’ Naftali asked.
And Reb Zebulun replied: ‘They have to make do. Storybooks aren’t bread. You can live without them.’
‘I couldn’t live without them,’ Naftali said.
— Isaac Bashevis Singer,
Naftali the Storyteller and his Horse Sus
Quote taken from Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
I’m kind of annoyed. It’s only a little thing. THERE’S NO MORE MAGIC STRAWS TO DRINK MY MILKSHAKE. Ahem.
Moving on. I’ve recently gotten in Madina Lake. I’m not adverse to any type of music, I just never bothered to expand my musical tastes to anything other than what I already know. I tried a bit of Million Dead but they were a bit too hardcore for me. Also, Nathan and Matthew Leone are hot! I love twins. Madina Lake’s album ‘Attics to Eden’ is amazing! I especially like the song ‘Let’s Get Outta Here’. Check on the video on the top. Have you guys got any other musical suggestions for me? I’m going to listen to a bit of the Smashing Pumpkins, just to see if their music appeals to me.
It’s really weird, I think, because when I was in year 7 – 11 years old – the only sort of music I would listen to was R’n’B. I would listen to people like Rihanna (Pon de Replay, I was listening to that the other day actually… Ha.), Usher, etc. It’s not that I don’t like R’n’B now, it’s just that I think the lyrics are really superficial. They always usually contain the words ‘baby’ or ‘sex’. Don’t they realise there are other things to sing about other that? Hmm. I guess when I was younger (God, I make myself sound so old) I tended to follow what other people listened to and at the time my school was full of, how you would say, “gangsters”. I like that I broke away from that now and I’m listening to different types of music. It’s like a couple of years ago, my friend introduced me to The Killers. I love them! At the time, I remember first listening to their music and thinking, “Wow, this music is actually really good”. So now, I’m proud to say that I have a pretty diverse music sense. 😀
I am going to be teaching myself to play the guitar. I’ve always wanted to learn the guitar but I’ve never had the time and I doubt my mum would want to spend money now for guitar lessons. Maybe before when she always used to ask me if there was anything I’d like to do, as in activities, but I wasn’t really bothered about it before. However, my Lola (grandma) gave me my auntie’s old guitar and my mum got the strings fixed, so it’s all tuned now. I have one of those teach yourself guitar books and DVD and a pick and basically all the stuff I need. Also, seeing as I have a whole summer ahead of me it should be a fun thing to do. I don’t want to be bumming around my house doing nothing and spending all my time on the computer. I’m pretty excited about it actually.
I’ve finished Rumours. The ending was SO sad. I think it’s one of the few books that took me by surprise. Usually, I can tell what’s going to happen in the end before even finishing the book. Which is nice, sometimes, but then I want an unpredictable ending too. Anyway, Rumours seriously startled me. I’m going to say anything, just in case you want to read it for yourself. I’ve started reading Inkheart by Cornelia Funke and even thought I’ve only read the first few chapters, I’ve been captured by it already. Hence, why I had to take one of the quotes that’s on each chapter and put it in this blogpost. I really like the quote because what it says is true, I really couldn’t live with storybooks. To be honest, I’m not even sure where my love of reading came from. You know how some people are like ‘Oh yeah, my mum really loved reading books – I guess that’s where I got my love of reading from…’ I can honestly say that it isn’t like that for me. I’m not saying my mum is adverse to reading, she’s just too impatient to sit and read a book for even an hour. She’s more of a Go! Go! Go! person, always moving about everywhere – never stopping for even a minute (okay, I exaggerate but you get my point). She’s also called the walking pharmacist because my sister and I are allergic to quite a few things (I’m not getting into that now because it’s long to list, haa) and she always says the Prition, parecetamol, Epipen Junior and Adult, and other stuff in her bag when we go out. Anyway, my dad doesn’t read much – I mean it reads the occasional autobiography but that’s about it really. He’s really interested in history, however. So, I’m not really sure where my love my storybooks came from? Maybe my Lolo? I see bare books lying around my grandparent’s house but I’m not sure whose they are. They might have been my auntie’s or something…
Hmm, this blog was totally random. I woke up this morning feeling this urge to just write. So, after my shower I booted up my computer and just started typing. I feel great after I write a blog because it’s just a few things to get off my mind. Only a few, because there’s always so much revolving around my head. It hurts sometimes. My mum says I think too much. I have to leave for work in 20 minutes but I can’t be bothered to get up and do anything now. I’m too lazy nowadays. Tut.
Ah! My bid to lose a few pounds this summer and failed after I ate Mcdonalds two days in a row. Urgh, fat. My mum is funny though. We were sitting in Mcdonalds and she was like ‘You need to watch what you’re eating, you know’ I think that phrase it funny because taken literally I would just sit there and watch the food. Ha. Anyway, she was like that and she’s the one who bought me a Quarter Pounder with Cheese meal. AND a Mcflurry. Sheese, and she’s telling me to watch what I eat. Joker. Sitting there with her McChicken Sandwich (which I accidentally called a Chicken McSandwich XD). Mcdonald’s chips are too salty, don’t you think?