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20 Dec

When people asks about my hobby, I will not hesitate  and say – reading. Of course almost half of the population in earth sees their first hobby as reading, but my love for reading cannot be described with words.

It’s the holidays now and I seem to find it pretty boring. No outings, no vacations due to the bad weather. Uhh! And what I do is of course – reading.  Ok lah I admit I also love to surf the web a lot (much to my mum’s dismay).

But reading is not limited to time or place.  I can read anywhere, even in the car or public transportation. I don’t have motion sickness (used Google translate wtf), but I do find it very dizzy all the time. When I’m hooked on a book or story, I don’t  even care the time. No one can disturb me when I’m doing something intensively.

Reading is the reason why I love to write  too. It’s not that I love to brag that my writing skills is good, but at least I can write. But sometimes it’s very hard since I’m not that good, and I can’t find words to describe it. And yes, I’m currently writing my first long story in English.

I’ve read a couple of books during the hols, and Twilight Breaking Dawn is one of them. It‘s the last book of the whole series, and yes it’s also when Bella’s pregnant. But I find it quite boring, since the story line is very “calm”. (I heard there’s some action in the adapted movie) In my opinion, the climax is at the end of the story, when the almost all the vampire coven were at the Cullens’ side, facing the Volturi coven. It triggered me when suddenly new characters popped out, which were brought by Alice.

My sister’s been applying for colleges and (I think) she found a book about college essays for admission.  Those were real essays, written by people. I’m somewhat interested in those who got accepted by Harvard, so I read those people’s essays first. There’re about 3 or 4 essays only.(Of course it’s not easy to get accepted by Harvard) I’m particularly interested in one of the essay, which gave me the impression of “Like this also got accepted by Harvard”. Of course I’m just a kid and I cannot judge Harvard’s standard. But I mean it’s just a common essay everyone can write and also his SAT scores is not that brilliant.

I’ve also read duzhe and qingnianwenzhai (青年文摘). It’s magazines about beautiful articles about people, scenery, moral values, literature, perspectives, stories and more. Articles were adapted from newspapers, the web or books. I’ve even begged my sister to find these books and bring back for me to read. Overall, it’s the best magazines (and the cheapest) I’ve ever read. These magazines publish two times per month, and it’s only RM2 per issue.

A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.

——Lyndon Baines Johnson