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Hot, hot, hot Ibiza (28 August – 4 September 2013)

Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands in Spain, which attracts tourists from Europe. Mainly young ones out to party and enjoy the sun. It was Cafe Del Mar that prompted me to suggest Ibiza as our holiday destination. The boys love the beach, I want to see Cafe Del Mar and Ibiza’s legendary sunset. We … Continue reading


Ibiza (Spain) Here I come!

About 15 years ago, I first listened to music from Cafe Del Mar collection. Café del Mar is a bar located in Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza. It is known for its sunsets and chill-out music. Chill-out music is what I love. One of the albums that I own came with 2-disc set is the 25th … Continue reading

A visit to Wadi Rum and Petra in Jordan

Since I posted the travel photos of Jerusalem in March 2013, it has been awhile since I posted any travel post. We have a long weekend in the UK with Monday as our bank holiday, so I’ll give another travel post a go. It has been difficult for me to sort out and select amongst … Continue reading

O Jerusalem

O Jerusalem, fragrant with prophets The shortest path between heaven and earth… A beautiful child with burned fingers and downcast eyes… O Jerusalem, city of sorrow, A tear lingering in your eyes… Who will wash your bloody walls? O Jerusalem, my beloved Tomorrow the lemon trees will blossom; the olive trees rejoice; your eyes will … Continue reading


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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)