Myread – The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane

Image Edward tulane is a handsome, perfect, clean and good-looking china rabbit doll, and he is very pleased of himself. He belonged to a little girl named Abilene who loved him really very very much. But Edward is a proud rabbit only loves himself, and do not love Abilene. One day, while on a ferry trip with Abilene, Edward was accidentally thrown off the ferry, and this is where his life adventures all started… … his journey to losing, finding love and finding life…

ImageYes, I must admit, i love travel stories and I also love adventure stories. Not only that, i love to read meaningful stories, stories that could teach me about life. This book grabbed my attention while watching the recently popular korean drama: “My love from another Star”.

                     Image   ImageThe main actor who casted as an alien from another planet who have lived on Earth for 400 years. Somehow the character Edward Tulane resembles the main actor in the drama – ‘something’ that could live forever but yet not knowing love and how to love, and slowly learning to love.

 

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I have been loved. Edward told the stars.

I had enjoyed the miraculous journey with Edward, as his heart once filled with ice, slowly melt away to be filled with hope and love. Have you read the book already? Share with me your thoughts!

Book title: The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane

Author: Kate Dicamillo

Published: Candlewick, 2009

Mytravel – Korea, jeju island

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Lalangs dancing in the spring wind – end of spring Nov 29, 2013, sangumburi crater, jeju

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The remains of the last few signs of spring… winter is approaching
– Sangumburi crater, jeju

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The icon of jeju island! Grandpa and Grandma of jeju! Touching the nose u’ll be blessed with a baby boy, and touching the ears u’ll be blessed with a baby girl (or was it the other way round?) =p

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Entrance to the korean folk village on a sunny cold day

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Take a peek into the small strawhouses @ korean folk village and learn how the locals live in the olden days!
The toilet is directly above the black pig sty.. quite an ingenious sewage recycling method isn’t it? =P

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Seongsan sunrise peak, jeju Looks like some scene in korean historical drama isn’t it? It took an hour to hike to the top..but was definitely worth it for the nice view and fresh air!

Myread: My name is not konnichiwa

Image I like to travel, and i love the planning process. Researching and reading about the places and imagining I am already there and looking though all  the travel blogs and books makes me happy. That’s why this book is a real inspiration to motivate me to take the first step.

This is written by a Singaporean, Rodney Ee, who is an avid traveler, and has been to 44 countries! (that’s amazing!) The adventure stories are well organized and the descriptions are vivid and interesting, just as the title is. The language is simple, easy to read but filled with humours and sacarsm which spice up the stories. Not to forget, being Singaporean, also added some Singlish terms which makes me feel close to home.

ImageI like that story on staying in an igloo at negative 20 degree in Iceland, waiting for the northern light to appear, and the other story on going to Santa Claus hometown in Finland. Who would have believe that Santa Claus town actually exist? Most of the places written in this book are those out of the way, the ‘road-less-traveled’ places that I would never imagine going.

ImageIf you are just like me, want to travel the world but restricted by fears and objections, maybe this book might inspire you to take the first step out! I’ve just booked my solo backpack trip to the ox for next month , and is really looking forward to it! This is a good choice fFor a leisure read on a lazy weekend afternoon.. Enjoy!

Quote from the author:

“Each time i visit a country, I always returned feeling more humbled than before humbled at being just one out of 7 billion people on this incredible planet, humbled at its vast expanse and the diversity of its people and landscape, humbled at the ease with which cultural barriers can be brought down with a simple smile, and immensely grateful for the many friends that I have made all over the world.”

Book title: My name is not konnichiwa

Author: Rodney Ee

Book publisher: Marshall Cavendish

Year of publish: 2012