Beyond the Cover

Book Cover - Write Here Write NowJudging by its book cover I must say I might not be initially drawn to read the book. Frankly, I am not familiar with the author since I got more exposed to reading books from other popular authors I know such as Bruce Wilkinson, Joyce Meyer, John Maxwell, and Bo Sanchez.

More than the cover of the book itself, I was interested to read Patawaran’s work because a friend has recommended it as a good read not only for experienced and aspiring writers alike but also to those who want to improve their written English skills.

Upon learning about this I headed to the nearest bookstore and asked my mom to buy it for me as a birthday gift last year! Since I have read lots of inspirational books, I thought to myself why not try something different this time.

What I find surprising when I started reading the book was it took me a day reading just one chapter. It was something unusual for me because I would finish reading a not so thick book in just a day or two.

I believe it helped that I took time reading every chapter in separate days because my learning was focused on a particular subject. Whenever I encounter difficulty understanding a sentence or paragraph, I would reread them until I can fully get the author’s message. It was like my mind has been retrained to appreciate another writing style, which I am not used to come across compared to my previous readings.

To sum, the book is indeed worth reading for me since I find it a learning tool to help me improve my writing skills. There is also a possibility that I will go over with the book the next time and I believe I would still learn more from it.

Funniest People I Know

Robin Williams. I especially liked him when he played Mrs. Doubtfire in a movie with the same title. I really enjoyed watching that movie in a VHS tape way back in my grade school years. My brothers and I would always watch it early in the morning every day. We watched it like countless times that we almost memorized and expected what’s the next scene. The funny thing is we never get tired watching it. We had some laughter till our hearts’ content. We would even rewind or fast forward the video player and then we find ourselves laughing especially when the video becomes fast in the funniest part of the movie where he dressed like a woman. I just can’t forget those happy childhood memories I shared with my brothers. That was when we had our vacation at our province in Surigao del Sur, Philippines.

Bo Sanchez. Bo Sanchez is one of the most inspiring and popular preachers in the Philippines. I believe he is the most popular preacher I know online. Anyway, the first time I got the chance to hear him was in a Real Estate Seminar I attended last year. (It was the first ever seminar I attended using my own savings as my investment.) I was really amazed seeing him talking that it was such a nice treat to be able to see him up close.  Isn’t ironic that I almost ignored reading a Kerygma magazine (where he also writes) way back in my senior high. I really find him humorous when he delivers his talks that I can’t help myself but laugh at his jokes and fun stories.

Myself. I really love myself. Though I may still appear snobbish to some, I also find myself funny. When I was still working in a company, I would always make some of my friends feel happy especially when I am no longer that busy answering emails. I just love making people more comfortable especially when I notice them in the brink of stress. Just today, I found myself funny doing an exit interview. Can’t believe it has been more than five months since I resigned from my first and last employee job (after I graduated from college). I somehow felt nervous when I learned I am about to be interviewed again. I forgot to mentally prepare myself for an exit interview! Nevertheless, I told myself to just be comfortable answering the questions. Because of being too much comfortable, I was not able to answer the interview in straight English and I end up asking also the interviewer! My beautiful excuse was that it’s an exit interview.

Bonus: I was like a free rider when I went home riding a bus this morning. I was actually wondering why I cannot see the bus conductor roaming around the bus. I only managed to half sleep. I would always do that especially when I feel dizzy or get tired. And off I go when I saw that our subdivision is almost near. I just told the bus driver that I am about to get out. Naughty me!