6/22/10

My boss is listening to the Spice Girls

Day 2 of the blogging years (what was that? I don't know, it sounds cool, WHATEVS IT'S MY BLOG AND I'LL POST WHAT I WANT).

Once again, I find myself sitting in my desk, pretending to work, while my boss is up to the neck with all the stuff that needs to be done. Bless her poor heart.

Yesterday, one of my teachers gave me back my essay saying it was the best of the lot. She also said she was 'laughing her ass off', even though I didn't think my essay was that funny. Anyways, I got perfect score and 90% overall. I love my university. Once thing she told me that she found curious (and curiouser) was that apparently I translate from english to spanish and that 'it sounds weird', she thinks (and she's right) that I think in english and that, even though it's not necessarily a bad thing, I'm lacking on my spanish.

This left me thinking on the effect the english language has had in me over the years, I mean, since I was in elementary school I never had a problem with english and I clearly remember myself chatting with my teachers, who btw always asked me how many years have I lived abroad (I never have). This is completly uninteresting and I should just stop now.

So, I bought two new books yesterday, but I'm too embarrassed to tell you which ones because it's not like it's the kind of literature that you can feel proud of. Ok, fine. I bought the first one of the Percy Jackson novels and the first of the Haruhi Suzumiya novels (currently listening to the opening of the anime).

I absolutely adore fantasy novels, fairy tales, mysteries and all that shit. I'm crazy about it. About 4 months ago I discovered a little book store which only sells books in english. It's PARADISE I tell you. If they don't have the book you're looking for they can get it for you. I'm pretty sure they order them from amazon, and that's ok, since poor people like me who can't afford a credit card (or even a debit card) can't buy from there.

This book store opened a whole new chapter, reading-wise, in my life. I've been DEVOURING books like there's no tomorrow, and now let me tell you about a book that it's quickly becoming one of my top 3.

It's called Brave Story by japanese author Miyuki Miyabe. I first knew about this because of the anime movie with the same name (a movie I also fell in love with). Sadly enough, as soon as I found out there was a book I decided i had to get it. I'm talking circa 2007. Of course I couldn't find it in any of this shit libraries we have here. Then 2010 came and the magical book store came to be and I couldn't be happier. This book is a little brick of 824 pages with font size 9. I love it! and the good news is that since it's such a big book, there's a lot of stuff the movie left out, meaning, it's like i haven't seen the damned thing in the first place.

With that happy thought I'm going to leave you. Should I do like a song of the day thing? (totally not copying BenRobot). Meh, while i decide, you can have this. BE OPEN MINDED I HAVE A VERY WIDE MUSIC TASTE.

Today, in honour of the book I'm about to read, I'll leave you with 'God Knows' from the Haruhi anime. It's got some killer guitar solos and I adore it. n_n



Tomorrow: Read me being a complete fanboy about the announcements of Nintendo in the E3... if I remember.

1 comment:

ben robot said...

i ALWAYS know when i'm mentioned. ALWAYS.