[Writer’s Quote Wednesday] How The Grinch Stole Christmas

…And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: “How could it be so?”
“It came without ribbons! It came without tags!”
“It came without packages, boxes or bags!”
And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.”
“Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”…

— Dr. Seuss, Excerpt —

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[Harry Potter Fanfic] The Rose

“Wow, you’ve outdone yourself, Scorpius. You’ve actually taken me to a place less romantic than our last date,” Rose Granger-Weasley looked around at the filthy tunnel under the bridge.

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[Writer’s Quote Wednesday] Self Love

Once when I was running,
from all that haunted me;
to the dark I was succumbing—
to what hurt unbearably.

Searching for the one thing,
that would set my sad soul free.

In time I stumbled upon it,
an inner calm and peace;
and now I am beginning,
to see and to believe,
in who I am becoming—
and all I’ve yet to be.

— Lang Leav —

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The Entertainer Book Tag

Oh boy, it’s been about a millennium and a half since I participated in any sort of blog tag, but I stumbled on Sam’s Entertainer Book Tag post and loved her questions. Thanks Sam for adding me to your post!

Ratatouille

1) Your favorite form of reading (ebook, audiobook, etc.)? Continue reading “The Entertainer Book Tag”

[Writer’s Quote Wednesday] Crazy Rich Asians

“Eleanor had a long-held theory about men. She truly believed that for most men, all that talk of “being in love” or “finding the right one” was absolute nonsense. Marriage was purely a matter of timing, and whenever a man was finally done sowing his wild oats and ready to settle down, whichever girl happened to be there at the time would be the right one.” 

— Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians —

Last week’s WQW touched on the topic of Asian representation and it’s hard to mention this without also mentioning Crazy Rich Asians, the record-breaking rom-com movie that premiered over the summer. Based on a novel by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians made headlines for being the first studio film to feature an Asian-American cast in 25 years, since The Joy Luck Club. Continue reading “[Writer’s Quote Wednesday] Crazy Rich Asians”

[Writer’s Quote Wednesday] The Two Trees, A Love Story

This is a fairy tale…

A love story between a strong boy tree in a forest and an honest and innocent girl tree.

The two trees stood next to each other at the edge of the forest, but no matter how much they loved each other, they couldn’t touch one another.

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[Writer’s Quote Wednesday] Writers and Poets

We live in a world where writing ages like wine. Sometimes it takes years or even centuries to mature.

But if history has shown us one thing, it is the merit of writers who spoke the language of the people. Who have taken poetry out of the shadows and into the light.

Writers and poets who are ahead of their time.

They are the ones whose works will endure.

—Lang Leav, Writers and Poets—

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[Writer’s Quote Wednesday] I Sense Colors In You

“I sense colors in you. They’re strong and beautiful…and sad. I wondered what your colors were for a long time. They’re the colors of the sunset…the blazing shades of a sunset that burn just before the darkness sets in.”

—Fuyumi Soryo, MARS—

We’re traveling to Japan this week for our Writer’s Quote Wednesday. About a decade ago, I started reading manga, which is a type of Japanese graphic novel. One of the first manga series I ever picked up was MARS, and I devoured this love story between a shy art student and a rebellious motorcycle racer. Before I knew it, I was falling in love, having my heart broken, and crying tears—both of sadness and of joy—when I flipped the last page. I left a piece of my heart between the pages of this story and I think in return, MARS made a home in that missing piece. 

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[Writer’s Quote Wednesday] Sweet Whispers

In loving you
I found myself
I gave up some
Of the old me
To be parts of us
And now we
Are both free

—Gina (Singledust), Sweet Whispers #5—

This week, I’m taking you to Malaysia, the fiery vibrant home where I was born, and the current home of a dear friend here on WordPress. Gina, or as you may know her better from her blog Singledust, and I clicked from the very beginning. It was like our souls recognized each other from opposite sides of the country (as I currently live in NYC), and exclaimed “ah! My friend from a prior lifetime, it seems I’ve found you again!” Continue reading “[Writer’s Quote Wednesday] Sweet Whispers”