It's been awhile. I missed the noise and laughter and teasing. There's still joy amidst the grief as long as family is there for each other. Farewell, Auntie Pat. See you again when Jesus comes. . #family#AngkanEstrada#YohanChronicles
Tried Peri Peri Charcoal Chicken a few weeks ago. The food was nothing spectacular. The variety in their menu is good but I thought the wait was too long and there were a lot of items that weren't available. Overall, it wasn't the best dining experience for me. I would still like to try the other items in their menu tho.
'We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
We lived in the gaps between the stories.' ~ The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale is not the kind of novel I usually go for. I'm glad I picked it up because it turned out to be one of my best reads for 2017. It's set in a future time when women are essentially stripped of their rights and reduced to the roles they play. There are Wives, Marthas (dosmestics), Aunts (enforcers) and then there Handmaids. A Handmaid's sole purpose is to bear a child. .
The Handmaid's Tale is a thought-provoking read and in some way it's the scariest book I've read because of how easy this story can turn into our reality. Even now, there are women who doesn't enjoy the same freedom we do. I've read some reviews that comment the vagueness of the world-building and how there are various elements that weren't fully explained. But for me, that added an even more sinister edge to the story. This is not a light read and you need to be in the proper mindset for it but it's definitely worth it. Highly recommended. My rating: /5
'Firstly, that God moves in extremely mysterious, not to say circuitous, ways. God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players (i.e., everybody), to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules and who smiles all the time.' ~ Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
Good Omens was one of my last reads for 2017. It was my 2nd time to read it and it's as supremely entertaining as I remembered. I really can't recommend it enough. It's a clever and hilarious take on the apocalypse story. An underling demon misplaced the Antichrist and well...it went as well as you would expect. By which I mean, it all went to hell. (Aha, see what I did there! ) There are angels, demons, the Four Horsemen, a hellhound, a modern witch armed with an accurate book of prophecies, a newbie witchfinder and, of course, the Antichrist himself with some friends. It's a bit difficult to summarize so just take my word that you should definitely read it. It's one of the most fun books you'll ever read. Highly recommended. My rating: