Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Malaysia: Putrajaya Mosque

While visiting Putrajaya you can't miss the beautiful  pink mosque.Visitors are allowed but requested to dress respectfully with a pink robe and shoes must be removed.Stunning building in an amazing city.

By TA

Saturday, 27 April 2013

The Clouds Beneath the Sun by Mackenzie Ford Review

The Clouds Beneath the Sun: A Novel Romance, murder and archeology in the wonderful setting of an excavation in Kenya as well as beautiful descriptions and  well-developed characters.This book  is  wonderfully written by Mackenzie Ford, nom the plume of Peter Watson , a respected historian whose vast knowledge is clearly shown in the novel.

The plot may be considered slightly old-fashioned (in a good way most of the times) but it was certainly a welcome change for me after so many dystopian novels. However, I didn't expect the book to end the way it did ,and although it made complete sense I found it somewhat disappointing.

All in all The Clouds Beneath the Sun is really worth reading and it will take you back to 1961 , to the Serengeti, to learn about the Maasai people and the social upheaval before the independence in Kenya.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Malaysia:Putrajaya Bridges

Not only the buildings, but also the bridges in Putrajaya are outstanding . Seri Gemilang Bridge reminded me of the bridges in Paris. Seri Wawasan Bridge resembles a ship. Putra Bridge looks like a fortress . Seri Perdana Bridge has a typical Islamic style and Seri Saujana Bridge boasts a futuristic design.

By TA

Seri Gemilang

Monday, 22 April 2013

Allegiant a.k.a Divergent 3

Allegiant: Faithful,constant,dependable,devoted,firm,loyal,reliable .... will be the title of the third Divergent book by Veronica Roth.

The Originals: Sneak Peek

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Malaysia: Putrajaya Buildings

Twenty-five kilometres south of Kuala Lumpur there is an amazing city, so incredible that it seems to be part of the set of a film.Putrajaya is the seat of the Malaysian government ,but for visitors is a must.The combination of traditional and modern architecture makes this city unique.

By TA

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky: Short Review

Awaken (Awaken, #1) Katie Kacvinsky's novel is about a not so distant future where people are almost isolated from the world  and live and have relationships online instead of outside. The main character wants to live a real life and fights for it even if it means going against her own family.

Living on the Internet is like  being behind a wall that both protects and limits us in many ways.







Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The Originals : In New Orleans the air is thick with blood.

The poster for the new TV show has just been shown and I'm afraid The Originals is not going to be very original after all.I hope it's just me.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting: Book Trailer

Interweaving suspense, steamy romance, supernatural elements, and themes of jealousy, anger, and other deadly sins, this fast-paced, compelling read features a multifaceted protagonist and intriguing supporting characters. Wholly absorbing, this will leave readers hoping for future titles about talented Violet.
— Booklist on DESIRES OF THE DEAD
  “[T]his absorbing suspense tale…stands out in the sea of supernatural fiction.”
— Kirkus Reviews 
As always, this author writes a gripping tale…this intriguing series continues to provide great entertainment for suspense fans.
— Kirkus Reviews 
“In spite of providing a tough, likable heroine and a sweet, romantic element, Derting unflinchingly explores the twisted minds of sadistic killers. It’s a combination that keeps her readers clamoring for more.”
— Booklist Online 
Another compelling suspense tale with entirely believable adolescent characters who work together to prevent and solve crimes. BFFs, love interests, interfering parents all converge to make this story a great read.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) 
 

Havana : La Bodeguita del Medio

Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Neruda  and Salvador Allende among many other personalities patronized this quaint bar in Havana.The name means The Little Winery In The Middle.

The rooms and walls , which are full of curious objects, photos and signatures,bear witness to the past and present of the island, and rumour has it that the traditional cocktail Mojito was created there.

By M&C


Beauty and The Beast: Heart of Darkness Clip

Friday, 12 April 2013

Classical Gardens of Suzhou

In the city of Suzhou , which is situated in the Lower Yangtze Basin alongside Lake Tai, you can find nine of the most beautiful Chinese gardens in the world : The Canglang Pavilion, the Lion Forest Garden, the Garden of Cultivation,the Couple's Garden Retreat,the Retreat and Reflection Garden,the Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty,The Humble Administrator's Garden,the Lingering Garden and the Garden of the Master of the Nest.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Teen Wolf: Tyler Posey Interview

The Mortal Instruments Trailer

This is the kind of book that really frightens me and I would not read, nevertheless, I am watching the film. I guess my imagination is more vivid that what I may see in the film.


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Food You Know

I love travelling abroad and savouring local delicacies, even if I may not eat them after tasting them. However, off and on I like to go back to the food I know. I just don't want any surprises or peculiar flavours , I need plain food to satisfy my hunger. I  had spent several days in Kuala Lumpur, eating anything but Western food so I headed for an American style restaurant in the Berjaya Times Square mall. No need to question the waiter about the ingredients.
TA

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