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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Doctor Who & Torchwood Fest!

“Please remain calm while your life is terminate.”

Doctor Who Let's kill HitlerAfter watching last week’s Doctor Who and Torchwood, am I the only one who wants crossovers already??!! Captain Jack had been mentioning the doctor more frequently than usual here. and if I'm not mistaken, both series has been mentioning the same things. >.<

Jack needs help with the ever so overpopulating Earth (and a bad love story episode) and Doctor Who needs to deal with River Song. >.<

Torchwood Miracle Day  Honestly said, the last Doctor Who’s episode made me hold my breath for like the 2nd half of the show. He was dying! to to mention Jack is dying too in Torchwood!. Damn it! And yes! Somebody actually… Finally died in Torchwood by natural causes.


Cross overs please :(

”You will feel a tingling sensation and then death.”

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Friday, August 26, 2011

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Movie: Flowers in the Attic

00 Flowers in the Attic

Stars: Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant and Kristy Swanson

Drama | Horror | Mystery | Novel-Tied In

IMDB: After the death of her husband, a mother takes her kids off to live with their grandparents in a huge, decrepit old mansion. However, the kids are kept hidden in a room just below the attic, visited only by their mother who becomes less and less concerned about them and their failing health, and more concerned about herself and the inheritance she plans to win back from her dying father, to the point of murder...

My 2 Cents
Yes, this is an old movie but, today I actually pulled it out just to watch it again. If you didn’t know yet, this is a movie based from one of VC Andrews novel of the same name “Flowers in the Attic”, the beginning of “The Dollangangers series. 

The horror of abuse, neglect, incest… all roll in one. I remembered reading this book and reading it in one go. The pages just turn and turn and I would gasps in horror, reading how event after event rolls. Watching it again, just brings up the horror it brings. I forgot how Chris actually feed his little brother his own blood, so his little brother would eat, because their evil Grandmother “forgets” to feed them. The emotional turmoil of watching, how the children grew up in a room, for years, unnourished, deprived of sunlight and normal lives, just became what the evil Grandmother tried to avoid in the first place.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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Magazine: Solusi Isu 34: Isu Khas Ramadan & Syawal 2011

00 As you know, I have never ever review a magazine issue. Why? obviously, I can’t cover the the whole thing in one post. Plus the regularity is another factor. So why am I featuring this magazine? Well I did promise on giving a feature on Ramadan and I have yet to produce any. *gasps* I had a really hectic, busy and stuffy past 3 weeks. Not to forget, my isp decided to have a PMS, that I staying online was a pain in the ass.

Anyhoo….This magazine is Malaysia-based, and I think it’s  a monthly publication.. I’m not sure. One of the teachers at work actually donate this magazine to the school library I work at, hence I don’t really get how frequent this one put out. What drawn me to this edition is thea article called ‘A-Z Tentang Puasa’. It provided a page full of what I called a cliff notes on:

♠ Definition
♠ Types of fasting (Wajib, Sunat, Haram, Makruh)
♠ Syarat Wajib
♠ Syarat Sah Puasa
♠ Rukun Puasa
♠ Sunat Puasa
♠ Perkara yang membatalkan Puasa
♠ Mereka yang diizinkan Berbuka

There are other interesting articles, and the Ramadan time table, provided at the end. Check it out =^_^=

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New Cat; By Yangsook Choi

genre } fiction | adventure | animal stories
rating } children
date released } March 8th 1999
edition } Farrar Straus Giroux, 32 pg
ISBN }

  0374355126

| 9780374355128
acquisition } borrowed
available @
Book Depository

New Cat
By Yangsook Choi00

Summary via GoodReads
New Cat loves living in Mr. Kim's tofu factory, but she is frustrated because she has seen a mouse in the production room, where Mr. Kim doesn't allow her to go. One night, a door is left open and New Cat disobeys Mr. Kim's rule. As she chases the mouse, she is surprised to discover that a fire has broken out! Soon the fire department comes and the fire is brought under control. But where is New Cat? Then a bucket of tofu begins to meow, and a wet New Cat emerges, safe and heroic. In this sweet story about a feisty feline, Yangsook Choi uses a rich palette and straightforward text to illustrate the enduring bond between a pet and her person.

My 2 Cents
This is so wonderfully cute book! I'm a cat lover and this actually tickle my fancy. I read it as soon as I've pick it up and I was smiling at every word. The name "New Cat" is indeed original to me as well. Hey.. I used to have a rabbit that I named “Rabbit” so I can relate. It's a good short read and the illustration is absolutely beautiful. I recommend it to any cat lovers as well as the kids.

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100 Questions & Answers About Allergies; by Jonathan Corren

genre } non-fiction | health & services | allergies
rating } G
date released } May 5th 2010
edition } Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc, 144 pg
ISBN }

  0763776092

| 9780763776091
acquisition } bought via Kindle
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Book Depository

100 Questions & Answers About Allergies

by Jonathan Corren00

Summary via GoodReads

Empower Yourself!

If You Are Among The 58 Percent Of Americans Who Suffer From Allergies, Or Have A Friend Or Relative Who Does, This Book Offers Help. 100 Questions & Answers About Allergies Gives You Authoritative, Practical Answers To The Most Common Questions Asked By Patients And Family Members About These Common Illnesses. This Easy-To-Read Book Is A Comprehensive Guide To Understanding Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Over-The-Counter Therapy, Sources Of Support, And Much More. Including Actual Patient Commentary, This Text Is An Invaluable Resource For Anyone Coping With The Physical And Emotional Turmoil Caused By Allergies.

My 2 Cents
Personally, I say, everyone, or at maybe at least every public library should have a copy of this book available for hands on. Bought this book on impulse and yes it is one heck of a very handy book to have around. It does answer alot of allergy related questions one would like to ask, for example, how it could happen or how we can avoid it, or what triggers it and so on. Nevertheless it is an interesting informative read. If you have allergies.. or know somebody who have them, should read this book as well.

Examples of questions available in the book:
♠ What is an allergy blood test?
♠ Which herbal products will help my nasal allergies?
♠ Will I be able to breast-feed my child while I am taking allergy medications?
♠ What is sinusitis, and how it related to allergies?
♠ What is Lactose intolerance?
♠ Can food allergies cause heartburn?

etc….

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Review: I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced; Nujood Ali, Delphine Minoui

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced 
by; Nujood Ali, Delphine Minoui
"I'm a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no."

Forced by her father to marry a man three times her age, young Nujood Ali was sent away from her parents and beloved sisters and made to live with her husband and his family in an isolated village in rural Yemen. There she suffered daily from physical and emotional abuse by her mother-in-law and nightly at the rough hands of her spouse. Flouting his oath to wait to have sexual relations with Nujood until she was no longer a child, he took her virginity on their wedding night. She was only ten years old.

Unable to endure the pain and distress any longer, Nujood fled--not for home, but to the courthouse of the capital, paying for a taxi ride with a few precious coins of bread money. When a renowned Yemeni lawyer heard about the young victim, she took on Nujood's case and fought the...

Quote:
Point-blank, he asks me an important question: “Are you still a virgin?”

I swallow hard. I’m ashamed of talking about these things. It’s deeply upsetting. In my country, women must keep their distance from men they don’t know. And this is the first time I’ve ever seen this judge. But in that same instant I understand that if I want to win, I must take the plunge.

“No. I bled.”



literature { genre
18+ { rating
March, 2010 { date released
Crown Publishing Group (192 Pages) { edition
borrowed { acquisition
Amazon.com { @ purchase

Why exactly I picked out this book?
I was bloghopping fellow bookbloggers around this week and found this book. what attract me is obviously the title, giving me the curiousness of wondering what's going on here. Luckily I got a copy of it a day after. I guess somebody else thought I would like to read it as well. Thank you =D



My Thoughts ♠♠♠♠♠This book is based on a 10 year old girl living in Yemen, who got married off by her own father to some stranger she never met, without her consent and of course she's completely ignorant of it all.

The book began with her running about looking for a person of law (lawyer or a judge, whoever comes first). What was that all about? she's desperate to find anybody who could force her 30 years older of a horrible husband to divorce her. She was raped, beaten up and insulted by her no good husband and his family ever since the first night she's married. Regardless the fact, he "promised" her family, that he won't touch her until she reached puberty.

What amazed and astound me is, she grew up in a very conservative family and environment, where this is is an accepted "culture" and yet she has the courage to escape to save herself, because she reached a dead end. Bravo!

Did I mention, this is a biography? there's a real Nujood out there. This has become one of the trigger that sparks the culture vs religion topics that's flying over the years. I still say, don't misunderstood, this is culture wise, not religious wise customs.

I tell you one thing. I feel lucky I have managed to bump onto this book. I love it!

Librarian Muse
Ok. I have the nitpick about this book. I'm admit, I wouldn't dare to place this in the school library, unless it's a college up library to begin with. Unless, it's approve by the school teachers. Why? Cause it is quite a controversy book due to it's nature.

However... I am definitely recommending this to all of my reading friends. It is quite a page turner!
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