An excerpt

An excerpt from Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow:

Why be concerned with gossip? Because it is much easier, as well as far more enjoyable, to identify and label the mistakes of others than to recognize our own.

Fuck. They are on to us.

Unwinding

It’s raining cats and dogs here in Cebu, and while I wait for my next client call, I strutted my stuff over to Pinterest.  It’s probably my major source of quick relief, so when the office blocked the website from our computers, I have to admit I died a little bit inside.

We could all use an escape nowadays.

I just love reading nooks.  That’s probably because I never really had one when I was younger.  Looking at reading nooks make me realize so many stories missed during my childhood, only because I didn’t have a silent space to think about things.  I fell in love with a lot of reading nooks a while back, but this is the latest one:

And maybe I would have avoided wearing these glasses had I thought of better lighting for my bed.  I will definitely find a way to squeeze something like this in my dream home.

I don’t know.  I’ve always thought I will go for a minimalist feel, but judging the pins I’ve been liking for the past 15 minutes, I guess home to me looks rustic.  Who wouldn’t love this office space?  It’s just so dreamy.

Enough dreaming for now.  I can hear the driver honking.  I hope he brought an umbrella this time.

 

Snape and Shakespeare

I have heard of this clip a few months ago, and my biggest mistake was to not save that link.  Managed to find it in YouTube.

I imagine Snape reading this in class, but then again, Snape is too snooty.  Either way, it is a very romantic reading.

Because Snape is mentioned, I figured fan art must be posted. :)

Reading is love

I honestly don’t know where I inherited my love for reading.  My parents aren’t exactly the book collecting types.  Growing up with very limited means, they simply maximized the public library for their schooling… and nothing else.  They weren’t the type to go there and just pick up Great Expectations and read to pass the time.  So I wonder most of the time why I grew to love reading so much.

I started with Archie comics, of course.  I mean, it’s the classic blonde-brunette battle (dibs to be Betty).  Then I slowly went to Alcott, Dickinson, Shakespeare (I was soooo dumbfounded to have realized The Rape of Lucrece is a poem!), and then the Sweet Valley years.  I’m happy that even though I started with pretty teeny bopper choices, I managed to progress to modern literature and books that give you a good sense of mind fuck, and of course, an occasional Nicholas Sparks here and there.

I was sooo delighted when I logged on to Pinterest for the first time and saw there are a lot of concepts for child libraries and reading nooks.  I am so sure I will have my husband make something like these for our kids.

I completely went crazy for this one. This can easily fit under a staircase! And I absolutely love the odd shape. This makes me want my own house already!
A sweet escape, isn’t it? :)
Nothing beats sunlight for reading light. Since we’re in a tropical country, maybe a sarong would be better in place of a quilt.
Exhibit your kids’ books. Not only are they colorful, but it’s also a good tracking method of how your kid’s reading progresses. Of course, if it no longer fancies your kid, don’t throw it out. DONATE. :)
Now isn’t this smart!? You don’t have to worry how to reach for your books since the stairs are there! :)

I guess this is what I missed about being a bum.  When I was a bum, I never really had to catch up on my reading since I am always up to date.  Hahahahaha!  Have a great day everyone. :)

By the way, this is post 454. :)