“I used to think I knew everything. I was a “smart person” who “got things done,” and because of that, the higher I climbed, the more I could look down and scoff at what seemed silly or simple, even religion.

But I realized something as I drove home that night: that I am neither better nor smarter, only luckier. And I should be ashamed of thinking I knew everything, because you can know the whole world and still feel lost in it. So many people are in pain-no matter how smart or accomplished-they cry, they yearn, they hurt. But instead of looking down on things, they look up, which is where I should have been looking, too. Because when the world quiets to the sound of your own breathing, we all want the same things: comfort, love, and a peaceful heart.”

― Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story


From Fifty Shades to One Hundred Years of Solitude

It took me around two months to actually finish reading the first installment of the Fifty Shades trilogy. Persuaded by a colleague and another friend from SVN, I downloaded an e-book copy. To my dismay, the plot was poorly developed. The only thing I found interesting were the terms that were new to me – so unfamiliar indeed that I had to google some of them. Haha. Pages after pages, I’d find explicit sex scenes.  It was becoming such a bore and the story dragged out, making me stop at some points. Had it not been for a friend sharing this link on Facebook last night, I wouldn’t bother finding out how the story ends.

So from Fifty Shades, I’ve got my eyes set on another book and this one’s might be a good read. It was recommended by professors from our Literature class but I didn’t have the chance to read it back then. One Hundred Years of Solitude, here we go! 😀

One Hundred Years of Solitude