A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Very enjoyable book by Afghan author...especially the wife beating parts. But fret not my happily-ever-after friends, this book does have a happy ending.
The story is something like: young girl kena forced to marry old man, a decade and no kids later, old man takes in another young wife. Big wife jealous of small wife, but they finally become friends and gang up against old man. Then u have the Taliban goondus and war as the backdrop....so this book is also quite educational, at least it made me more interested in Afghanistan than ever before.
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Monday, June 18, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
I have not written anything for 3 months, and it took more than 3 attempts before I remembered the log in and password for blogger! I'm sitting in the PS office, waiting for hubby to finish work with my growling tummy (and also growing, as I've been eating non-stop since stepping into Sin on 3rd June). I still dunno if it's good to be back at work here - I received a warm welcome from all, but I've been put in a freezing office by myself. The work is what I'm used to before I left for Oz, but I'm not sure if I'm relishing this shit again. I'm glad to work for a boss whom I can crack silly jokes with again, but I'm not looking forward to seeing him quarrel with every tom dick n harry we work with. At home, I enjoy annoying Mimi but miss my Moopie like mad. I'm so happy to see my parents again but I dunno how long more I can stand their constant chattering and nagging. Dun worry, I don't think there's anything to complain abt regarding friends (heehee). Jus listen to me whinge...life is never perfect and nobody's ever completely satisfied isnt it? Anyway, I'm gonna make the most of the next 12 or 18 months. Work and play hard, hopefully save some money at the end of it, and don't stop eating all that delicious yummy greasy cheap hawker food that we can't find anywhere else in the world.....IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK.