Saturday, November 16, 2013

Acting Adult-like

It is amazing how time changes so many things and yet, deep inside I feel fundamentally unchanged. I am still that same person I was 7 years ago - naive, angsty, confused, dependent and directionless. 

And I used to think that adults automatically know things. Now that I am legally an adult, I still don't know a lot of things. Perhaps adults are just tiny little children hiding themselves in grown-up skin. We walk with swagger and speak in a loud voice. But we are actually pretenders, who tiptoe across this face of earth, hoping that no one discovers our mask. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Books/Manga/Films/Anime that I really love

  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • The Boy in the World by Niall Williams
  • The Boy with the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  • Nodame Cantabile by Ninomiya Tomoko
  • Seirei no Moribito by Uehashi Nahoko (both the anime and the book)
  • Whisper of the Heart (Studio Ghibli production)
  • Howl's Moving Castle (Another Studio Ghibli production) (love the film more than the book...)
  • The Third Eye by Lois Duncan
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman 
  • When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  • First Light by Rebecca Stead
  • Shuukatsu! Kimi ni Naitei by Yoshino Aki
  • Hakuji by Morie Satoshi
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Lord Calthorpe's Promise by Sylvia Andrew (Harlequin manga version)
  • The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen
  • Immortal Rain by Kaori Ozaki
  • Fullmetal Alchemist by Arakawa Hiromu
  • The Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • When I Was a Kid by Boey
  • 20th Century Boys by Urasawa Naoki
  • Monster by Urasawa Naoki
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery