A New Zealander’s Story On Being Chinese

I finished reading Being Chinese - A New Zealander's Story by Helene Wong in two days, and it really made me think about my own background, experiences and thoughts on being a New Zealander. Wong was born in Taihape, with a mixture of second and third generation in her family, and in her book, she explores her … Continue reading A New Zealander’s Story On Being Chinese

The Life Portrait Of Coco Chanel

Life Portraits: Coco Chanel by Zena Alkayat and Nina Cosford is such a lovely, yet informative book. I read it in one sitting and absolutely fell in love with the drawings, the words and the simplicity of it.  I don't consider myself as someone who will go out of my way to buy luxury fashion … Continue reading The Life Portrait Of Coco Chanel

Learn From The Past, Plan For The Future & Stay In The Present

There has been a lot of changes that I've been planning for in my life. I recently read a book called The Present by Spencer Johnson. I recommend the book to anyone in any stage of their life. It's the kind of book that you can read in less than a day, but it contains … Continue reading Learn From The Past, Plan For The Future & Stay In The Present

Book Review: All The Light We Cannot See

I recall the moment when I had bought the book and was walking out the book store with the pages in my hand. A women stopped me and said "I absolutely love that book, the ending made me cry." I smiled at her and went on with my day. After finishing the book, I feel … Continue reading Book Review: All The Light We Cannot See

Book Review: L’art de la Simplicité

If I could wrap up this book as simply as possible, I would say that it was truly inspiring, enlightening and gives us a pinch of a reminder for what we already know deep inside. Living life each day is an experience that all 7 billion of us have. If you have ever questioned "What is the meaning … Continue reading Book Review: L’art de la Simplicité

What C.S. Lewis Taught Me About Life

If you've ever read the Chronicles of Narnia series, you will know the enjoyment of these books. The nostalgic childhood feeling, similar to picking up a Harry Potter book and letting the magical world surround you. I admire C.S. Lewis for his ability to use words and create a world that feels so real, that … Continue reading What C.S. Lewis Taught Me About Life