Category: Reviews

 
Summary and Review The Aged Mother Japanese folktale
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Story Review: The Story of the Aged Mother, a Japanese Folktale

The fear of Shinano’s despotic ruler of anything related to weak or failing health opened the hatch of abandonment to the old and weak people. It’s not as simple to the people as it appears to the barbaric ruler. Despite the emotional protest, they could not do anything but to follow or else, they would … Read More

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Review of Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat, Pray, Love was fun, engaging, and an inspiring novel. Many people who love to travel suggested the reading to me as they themselves could relate with Elizabeth Gilbert, the author and the heroine. I love how Elizabeth has structured her novel like a ‘japa mala’, which she referred in her novel as “string of beads” worn by people in the holy sites and Ashrams in India. … Read More

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Review of Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat, Pray, Love was fun, engaging, and inspiring novel. Many people who love to travel suggested the novel to me for somehow, they themselves could relate with Elizabeth Gilbert, the author and the heroine in Eat, Pray, Love. Out of curiosity, I bought the novel in a book sale and started reading it with enthusiasm. … Read More

Review of the Last Leaf by O Henry
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Review of “The Last Leaf,” a Short Story by O. Henry

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”                                                     John 15:13 The short story “The Last Leaf” portrays a profound meaning … Read More

review tuesdays with morrie by mitch albom
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Review of Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Of all the books that I love, “Tuesdays with Morrie” written by Mitch Albom is the number one in my list. I am so proud of myself for finishing this book. Reading “Tuesdays with Morrie” brought a different perspective to me  about the world, death, regrets, forgiveness, family, love, aging, money, marriage, culture and so on. A powerful and compelling story that revolves around the … Read More

The Ancient Garden by Hwang Sok Yong
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Review: The Ancient Garden by Hwang Sok-Yong

For readers who have been with us from the start of this blog, you might have already known that my boyfriend, Steven, and I are of different nationalities. While I am a Filipino, my boyfriend is a native Korean. Both of us are still in the process of understanding our cultural differences. When I bought this … Read More