Monday, September 20, 2010


There are many things I have yet to learn to do: Cook. Swim. Kill a cockroach. One thing I really need to learn to do, however, is drive.

No, this has nothing to do with the fact that when I was a very young kid, I made a promissory note to my sisters that said:
1. I would never learn to drive.
2. I would name my child Booger.

Not knowing how to drive has been a constant thorn in my side. Every few days/weeks, someone I know will ask me how come I don't drive. I don't really know what to say anymore. When family asks me this question, I get all defensive and just end up getting annoyed or mad. When friends ask me at times, I just say "Yeah, I really should learn."

Every time I ask a friend to pass for me or take me home, I am somewhat embarrassed. At times, I want to go somewhere but have no one to go with or no way to get there--so I don't end up going at all. Other times, I want to be on time for a certain thing, but find myself at the mercy of the person picking me up. I feel frustrated and helpless, but unfortunately, I really don't think I'm ready to learn. :(

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews.

The Boy Who Changed the World is a book based on The Butterfly Effect. This children's book aims to teach the younger generation that everything they do matters and that they too, can change the world.

I decided to read this book because I could pass it on to my niece and nephew afterwards. The illustrations throughout the book were nice, and my expectations grew. However, I found myself feeling puzzled by the time I put it down. Was this really a children's book? There were a lot of big words being thrown around. The concept was also rather confusing--I don't know if a young child would appreciate a story that had a timeline moving back in time.

Would I recommend it to others? Yes, I would--but maybe not to to children. I don't think they wouldn't understand it anyway! :P

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of BookSneeze, a book review bloggers program. Find out more at! :)