Friday, October 25, 2013

Personal Piece: Diving into an emotional adventure

I've always imagined what the ideal adventure would be like. Is it skydiving on a cool, breezy weekend in Abbotsford? Or scuba-diving in the Caribbean in the winter season? Perhaps spending a snowy winter night in a hot tub up in Whistler?

While time and money is not available, there's something less costly & more entertaining: Reading!

I love reading, especially science fiction novels. Sometimes, its painful to put down a book half way into reading it. This calls for staying up late/waking up early to catch on where it was last left off. Dark under eyes, sleepy minds don't matter as finishing the book. 

The beauty of reading is like watching a movie, but you're the director who plans out the props, actors/actresses used, and layout of the setting. Only you can see the movie while flipping countless pages filled with words. No one can disturb or modify your picture perfect visuals. 

My favorite author is 深雪。She is one of the best Chinese authors I've read so far. Her novels have been recognized and used as plot in Taiwanese dramas. She does a good job of describing intricate feelings between characters and also painting a picture of the situation for the readers. The level of Chinese for her novels are set at a higher level & contains a minimum of a few hundred pages. 

But if you are interested in Chinese novels, I'd highly recommend you start with short stories that she publish on Road Show HK.

Have a good weekend!

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