Book 3: Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood (1987)

Murakami, H. (1987) Norwegian Wood. Vintage 2003. English translation by Haruki Murakami (2000). A fictional story about a Japanese teen who lost his bestfriend, and who eventually fell in love with the bestfriend’s girlfriend. It is also a story about love, sexuality and mental health. The protagonist had to make a choice between the bestfriend’s … More Book 3: Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood (1987)

Book 2: Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist (1988)

Coelho, P. (1988). The Alchemist. Editora Rocco Ltd. English version by Paulo Coelho and Alan Clarke (1992). Harper Collins Publishers. A fiction story about the shepherd boy Santiago who traveled from Spain to the Pyramids in Egypt in pursuit of his dreams. On the way, he came across certain people who helped him accomplish his … More Book 2: Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist (1988)

Book 1: Isabel Allende’s A Long Petal of the Sea (2019)

Allende, I. (2019). A long petal of the sea. Random House US. – A historical fiction with a twist of drama and romance, about a paramedic Victor Dalmau who escaped the political unrest in Spain in the 1930s together with his wife (sister-in-law) Roser and son (nephew) Marcel. They built a new life in Chile (the long … More Book 1: Isabel Allende’s A Long Petal of the Sea (2019)

Spending Christmas in Norway: The Decorations

Damn. This is one sad, sad Christmas, if not for my Norwegian host family treating me to a beautiful celebration of Christmas! Yes, it’s my first Jul (Christmas) in Norway, and I was very excited to see how different it’s going to be. First on this series of entries is The Decorations. How do the Norwegians decorate … More Spending Christmas in Norway: The Decorations

Renewing your expired PRC ID (2015)

This entry is intended for professionals with expired PRC ID. 😉 ——————————————————————————————————- Woot! I am currently on Day 12 of my 15-day vacation in the Philippines. Aside from the sightseeing and the road trips, I also have to run some errands during my stay. ✓ CFO seminar ✓ IELTS Academic Exam ✓ Dental check-up ✓ Medical check-up ✓ Hair spa/Body … More Renewing your expired PRC ID (2015)