haven't you wondered how when you were a kid you were so sure life was way more difficult for your age? young as you were, you felt like the world's toughest problems(chemistry project, permission for a slumber party, your report card(for chrissake!)) were raining down on you -- and raining quite harder than you could handle.
and now, looking back, you suddenly realize that life back then didn't seem to be as petrifying as you thought. that it was really just simply.. simple. well, at least compared to the NOW.
just don't be surprised. because THAT cycle is going to repeat once more. or twice, thrice, million times more. one day, in the near or farther future, we will think back to today and continue asking why life couldn't be as easy as before. --sigh--
The kind of night when you just couldn't think of anything worthwhile to do, and knowing you'll be bored to the bone in no time.
So there i was, on the look-out for a (hopefully entertaining)book to read.
Since i didn't have much of a choice(there were about seven of them, half of which i would never read if they were the last ones existing, a couple other i've already read. what collection huh? but hey, they're meh aunt's), i picked up the one left -- The Notebook.
Yep. The one with the recent movie version.
I was though a bit curious. Just the other day, a friend who read it right after seeing the movie commented it was good. Well, i just hoped it would be as good as A Bend in the Road.
Im not much of the romantic type, really. And the few romance novels i've read were all Sparks creations. A Bend in the Road - which i liked because of the embedded mystery(plus a convincing twist) - and A Walk to Remember - this one becos i liked the movie. I did start to read Message in a Bottle and The Notebook before but stopped. They got boring.
Or maybe I got bored.
neway.. i just finished the book kanina, and let me just say it doesn't "exceed expectations". i did have a fave scene though: dawn... and Noah was watchin the sky's slow shifting colors while kayaking... It was just magificently put.
I'm also amazed at how Sparks could detail a love scene without turning it the least bit obscene(harhar).
But(of course there's a but coming!)the best part really is how this novel depicts reality despite of the shortness & simplicity of it all. yes, most pages are mushy but they also didn't contain the cheesiness we see in telenovelas where the coincidences are just way out of control and popping in every space possible. im talkin bout: "No daddy dont kill him he's your long lost twin or watever!". Dont know bout you but i wouldn't consider that reality.
why was it that the day my 101 teacher started to lock the door to "keep out" latecomers was the very same day i arrived late?
i was pissed a bit more than usual because meh next class was(is) mamyang 5:30 pa! that makes it a 5-hour break -- hell, then why am i complaining? -->sayang kasi ang lesson(woohoo! plastic!)..
enway, meh teacher saw me and buti na lang she's extremely nice she let me attend her friday 101 class to make up. xempre ako naman was buttshy, xa pa un nag-offer eh!
moral of the story: never come to a class late if you were blessed with a REAL teacher(the ones who care, i mean).. do it for them and you're doin it for yourself as well.. plus, never ever piss them off! they're way scarier when mad than you might expect. ;p
...uh, if ever meh teach read this: sori po saka salamat dn..
so there... my first post speaks of bad luck -- can't help it! but i did learn meh lesson. i'm not about to be late agen(in 101 lang ha kasi nakakahiya ke ma'am), but that's still next tuesday, right now i gotta get some lunch!