First Time

Jason Mraz' very own garden. :)
Jason Mraz’ very own garden. 🙂

I have been in the world for more than two decades but last night was such a momentous night for me. It was a night of FIRST TIME.

Don’t think green hmm. This is legit. 😀

Last night, for the very first time, I watched a concert and it is no less than my favorite singer, song writer, musician, handsomest man, Jason Mraz! (Yee!) Judging that three-hour encounter, I can say that that night is the most awesome night that I had since my existence.

Jason Mraz with his equally talented band, Raining Jane, gave an exceptional yet touching performance last night. There were no dull moments. Every song tugs the heart. Every word touches the soul.  ♪♫♪

It was just last year when I become a hard-core fan of Mr. A-Z. His Wordplay and The Remedy were the first songs that I listed in my playlist. Initially, it was his voice that engrossed my ears, but as I continue knowing him as an artist it is his wise words that captured me most.

We made stars as Mraz sings 'I Won't Give Up'. (Goosies!)
We made stars as Mraz sings ‘I Won’t Give Up’. (Goosies!)

After the awesome concert, I learned a lot about him and about me as well. Jason Mraz and Raining Jane Live in Manila was entertaining, but it is not short in sense and depth. The entire concert is packed with hope, love, and optimism which are his trademarks. He showed-off his talent, but most importantly he gave his heart and soul to all his audience.

I recorded the entire concert and as I head home I kept listening and I can’t help but smile. Until now that I am writing this my Jason Mraz is singing with me in my ears. It’s such a very very awesome experience.

I hope and pray that this is not the last time. Please be back Mr. A-Z. Philippines will miss you! ☺♥

P.S. Photos aren’t mine. Will be posting my own soon as well as more Jason Mraz-related blogs soon! 😀

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BOOK READS: A Review of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

Genre: Mystery Published: 2003
Genre: Mystery
Published: 2003

A short but sweet read, that is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

My first encounter with Mark Haddon‘s storytelling is surprising. Just when I though that this book, with a very looong title, would be a crime mystery it appears it is not.

Christopher John Francis Boone is the exceptionally intelligent young man who have written the book, the novel used first person perspective. The Curious Incident started with a crime, the gross murder of an ill-fated dog in the night time. The superbly gifted fifteen-year old accidentally discovered the ‘crime’ and it has made him curious about the things that surrounds him.

On the other hand, it is not as if Boone is playing a wise detective here, though according to him he’s doing a Sherlock Holmes-ish task as he goes after the dog’s murderer. Because the little man is not cognitively and emotionally normal,takes all things literally and cannot understand human emotions.

This would make the whole story a witty yet matter-of-fact experience with words.As he tries to discover who committed the crime, Boone’s young mind will then uncover secrets and turmoil about his own parents.

THE BLURB: 

The fact that the content of the book is like a treasure that slowly unfolds while I continue digging makes this novel so special. I am used in predicting what would be the book’s content and even its ending. But with The Curious Incident, I was caught off guard, in a positive way.

I really thought that there is a bigger crime after the dog’s murder, but I am wrong. Because the rest of the book placed me in Boone’s place. A boy who is intellectually gifted by emotionally incapacitated. As I turn the pages, I have come to understand how he, as a boy with such condition, bravely face and make decisions on his own.

What I also love about this book is its wit. Boone, with his brain who knows every prime number up to 7,057, is indeed funny not because he meant to be hilarious but because he is just that. His dislike of yellow, his constant mind-boggling thoughts, and his insensitivity are witty and entertaining.

On the contrary, Mark Haddon was also able to give just the right amount of depth in this light-hearted story. The seriousness of the dilemma of a normal family was discussed with just the right amount. It is really impressive how Haddon balanced the light and humorous aspect of the book and its serious realistic premise. Surely, he is indeed a brilliant wordsmith.

PICKED UP WISE WORDS:

“Prime numbers are like life. They are very logical you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.”

“People do a lot of talking without using any words.”

“You could still want something that is very unlikely to happen.”

“Loving someone is helping them when they get into trouble, and looking after them, and telling them the truth.”

THE WRAP:

Haddon ended the novel in a conclusive manner. This is indeed a good read from beginning to end.

THE MODAL:

A MUST period.

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Update for the Late

Been absent for quite a while now so here are some book updates and life updates for this past few weeks.

  • I am now a GHOST Writer. – You know what I mean if you’ve read my most recent post, Ghost. This is the reason behind my blogging hiatus but it is worth it though.
  • I finished four books. After my last update, I only finished four books, well I would blame my writing job again. It has been eating a great portion of my brain. 😀 These four books include:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

I Am the Messenger

and Adultery by Paulo Coelho.

Adultery

Will share my thoughts about these four books later, hopefully!

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