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One of my resolutions for 2018 is to read at least one book a month, and my boys, at least 3 a month. When my sister and nieces heard about it, they wanted to join. So together, we formed a ‘reading club.’

This month we read “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline. It takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis. People found ways to escape the harsh truth by living through the virtual reality game-world. The main character in the book, a series gamer, decodes clues and solves puzzles to win a prize hidden in the game. Since this book makes many references to dungeons and dragons, video games and 80’s culture, I recommended for the boys to read. Of course, it took them 2 days to finish it. Everyone finished it in time for the release of the movie (yesterday). Those who read it were uber excited to watch the movie, especially after a sneak peak at the movie trailer.

Thursday night, we all went out to watch the movie. We were all a bit disappointed since there were many details in the book (which we were all waiting to see) didn’t make the cut. The plot is drastically different and we only get a fraction of the detail featured in the book. Anyway, we all enjoyed reading the book and had a great time ‘reviewing the movie’ together. Until the next good read…IMG_2452

Right before we went to the movie, Dai Bee told me he has a science test the next day. I felt bad to drag him along to watch a movie (on a weeknight). Glad to hear he did well on his test. Phew!

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A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}IMG_0131

 

Yay! Just received Ah Lo’s first published book of poems! This is a year-long project and i am totally ecstatic to see the end result. These are poems he was written since third grade. From writing to illustrating, page layout to cover design, he took charge of the entire project. I am so proud of this not-so-little little guy.Screen Shot 2017-07-13 at 1.38.52 PMI am putting this up for sale, not to make money (the cost to print this book exceeds the sale price). I am selling this book to family and friends just to encourage him to continue to write (since he gets to keep the proceeds).

IMG_8667Woohoo! We got another one down!

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A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}

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A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}

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Taking a look at what’s on our bookshelves these days:

Dai Bee is taking a break from Sherlock Holmes books and moving on to reading a new authors – Clive Cussler and Joshua Cohen. He can read (or re-read) John Grisham’s books any day.

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Ah Lo finished all The Unwanted series by Lisa McMann and a few on the side. He received Mike Mullen’s “Ashfall” as a gift from his ‘secret valentine buddy. He will be reading it, if not, his brother will grab it and re-read it.

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Luckily, we made a quick stop to the library few days ago. Today, it was pouring all day long and it was the perfect time to cuddle in bed and read. Like they say:

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A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}.

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