Monday, August 31, 2009

Reading update

Been on lots of flights recently. Catching up on some reading

The Turning: Stories The Turning: Stories by Tim Winton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great collection of stories about Western Australia At first, it took a while to get into the first one or two stories, but the interconnected nature of the book took over and the stories became almost like chapters. While each story was independent, they do read as a whole, each connected by a small town in WA. One of the major reoccuring themes is the pain and heartbreak of growing up in a small town, connected to people simply because of connection to that place. Growing up past the dissapointment in your parents (deserved or not), growing past that first painful crush, watching young love fade as adulthood and responsibilities take over.

A great read.

Chasing Darkness (Elvis Cole, #11) Chasing Darkness by Robert Crais

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Painted Veil

A Spectacle of Corruption

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder (Inspector Singh Investigates 1)

Friday, August 14, 2009


(Kids playing at a friends house)

After two long weeks of travel (with one 24 hour period back at home) I am heading home for a
whole 9 days YIPPEE she says tongue firmly planted in my cheek. But while it is only 9 days until my next trip I can't wait to lay back in my own bed -eat food from my own kitchen-sit on my patio or by the pool and catch up with friends and family. The more crazy my life gets with work and stress the more I want to be home in my little space hanging out with my kids and simply being.

at build-a-bear in Singapore

Fruit at Far Eastern Hotel Taipei

On Dihwa Street Taipei

Hello Kitty Departure Gate at Chang Kai Shek International Airport Taipei

Still doing my 365. Missed one day this week though. It was 11pm and I was too tired to get up out of bed, so I said forget it. I will put a bunch up this weekend when I am home, but here are a few from the last few weeks. I have started puting them into an album and it is facinating to see how some pictures re-appear time and time again. How certain shots either seem to take hold and catch my attention, or if really my life is that routine. In any event I love the daily shots of the kids, just doing what kids do and growing much faster that I think they should.

Travellers Palm, back streets of KL

Just a cup of joe, office in TI Malaysia
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