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Book Review: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Gone with The Wind has been voted to be one of the best movies ever produced for as long as I remember, but the ignorant me didn't know that the movie was based on Magaret Mitchell's book of the same name. It was only when I learned that Bill Gates reads 200 books a year that I decided to pick up my reading, and I found out that "Gone with The Wind" is one of the classics. 
Margaret Mitchell is a talented writer whose detailed description of the lush countryside drew such a pretty picture that I longed to go there and the description of the bleakness of the Civil War and Reconstruction so bleak that I have never felt more thankful for all the comforts of my life. 
I have come to both love and hate Scarlette O'Hara for as much as I admire her strength and determination, I hate her selfishness and her indifference to her children, for this lack of motherly love will cause the children to have insecurity throughout their lives. The thing that infuriates the most about…
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Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

"When Breath Becomes Air" is one of the bestsellers on New York Times and it was highly recommended by Bill Gates on his website, Gates Notes, and that roused my curiosity so I decided that this is going to be my next read.
This book was written by Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon who died at the tender age of 36 years old to lung cancer. I was expecting a heavy and dull book because this book is an autobiography as much as a memorial, but I actually felt very calm reading this book.
Paul was interesting in understanding the meaning of life and what makes life meaningful. Paul studied English literature in college because he thought literature "provided a rich account of human meaning" but he decided to switch to become a surgeon after he realized that "It was only in practicing medicine that I could pursue a serious biological philosophy." 
This book is not about dying because we will all die one day, but rather about how to die and how to live a life of mean…

Book Review: In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Park Yeonmi

I was on Facebook one day when I watched a video of Park Yeonmi's speech at One Young World 2014 Summit where she told her story of her life in North Korea and how she and her mother escaped from North Korea to China, and finally settled down in South Korea.
Park Yeonmi has written a book called "In Order to Live: A North Korean's Journey to Freedom" detailing her life in North Korea and her escape to China and finally to South Korea. I was intrigued and since I have made it my new year's resolution to read 100 hundred books this year, I thought this book would make a great addition to my reading list.
North Korea is one of the last few communist countries where everything is state-controlled. I have watched a documentary on YouTube sometime last year where an American traveler who was granted permission to travel in North Korea secretly filmed his entire trip. Sure, everything about North Korea is about propaganda and they only show you what they want you to see, …

Skincare Review: SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser, SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion, SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

I have been curious about the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence for a very long time. 
There was a period a few years ago when I was forced to watch a SK-II commercial before and during every darned video I watch on Youtube. 
Many celebrities and beauty bloggers swear by it so much so that the SK-II Facial Treatment has been dubbed "SK-II Miracle Water".
I used to think "these people must be crazy to spend hundreds of dollars on fermented rice water" but that was when I had perfect skin during my younger days. Now that age has caught up with me and the lack of care has caused my skin to look dull and ugly, I have decided that I am going to "bring my skin back to life".
I decided to try SK-II Facial Treatment Essence for myself, but I am unwilling to fork out hundreds of dollars on products that I am not convinced will work for me, I decided to get some samples to try out first. 
I bought 6 pieces of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence samples from Carousell and the se…

Company Hong Kong Trip (30 April 2016 - 2 May 2016)

The clinic has decided to have our annual company trip on 30 April 2016 to make use of the Labor Day long weekend. After much debate, it was decided that we shall go to Hong Kong, the land of food and shopping. 
Although I did not join my colleagues for the last company trip to Hong Kong, I know that the only thing they will want to do is to shop. They don't have to eat, they don't have to sightsee, they only want to shop! That's not the way I like to spend a holiday. I am more of a eating and sightseeing kind of girl, so I decided to plan my own itinerary. My colleagues from the Suntec City branch and Susan from the main office decided to follow my itinerary. 

Kinetic Rain is a new art installation at Changi Airport Terminal 1's Departure Check-in Hall. The iconic moving structure is made up of 1216 bronze rain droplets controlled by 1216 individual motors, swirls and dances to form 16 different shapes that depicts the joy of travel. 


The Social Tree is Changi Airport…