《旅猫日记》有川浩

这…是一本猫咪的日记。猫咪写下了关于它的一生和它主人的一生的故事。刚开始还在想为什么叫做“旅猫”呢?想知道为什么,那就请你自己读读这本书然后去发掘当中的缘由吧。故事描述的方式是不断切换现实与猫咪的内心心境构成,但是最终还是以猫咪的视角为主的把这故事写完,毕竟这到底还是猫咪的日记。

“又是另一则人与宠物的故事吧?”

当初看见这本书的时候,其实我也是这么想的。所以我并没有第一时间把它给买了下来。直到过了好一段时间的某一天,我终于忍不住把它给买了下来。看完这本书过后,也让我觉得我的选择是对的。这…也许是第一本让我看到流眼泪的书吧?也许吧,毕竟自己记性并不太好。不过,难免大家会想起许多类似的故事,像是《忠犬八公》之类的。但是,该怎么说呢…本质上也许一样,但是故事呈现的方式却不一样,所以多了一层莫名的温暖与感动。

那…故事就只是伤心悲痛的分离,赚人热泪而已吗?其实并不是。当中有许多小细节,有许多小信息,隐藏在主人公和身边的人之间,都是值得让你我深思的。当然在猫咪和主人公之间的许多许多,更是能够让养宠物的人或喜欢动物的人感到共鸣。

也许有人会觉得,既然会分离,为什么还要相遇?但是呢,如果没有相遇的话,我们就不会拥有这些。即使哪一方先走一步,比起不曾遇见,果然还是遇见后更觉得幸福吧?这本书所表达的这种思想我是非常认同的。故事的最后往往都会让人觉得伤感,但那只是表面上的事。当你认真的去剖开,去感受背后的意义,我们都应该会庆幸彼此遇上了吧?

“这绝对不是一件悲伤的事。

我们会一边细数旅途回忆,迈向下一段旅程。

缅怀着先行出发的人们。挂念着追随而来的人们。

有朝一日,我们会在地平线的彼端与所有心爱的人重逢吧。”

勾起了以前养兔子的回忆呢。也许有一天我们也会在地平线的彼端重逢吧?现在老家也养着一只小狗,有时候也会想它到底过得幸福吗?无论如何,能够相遇的缘分难得可贵,只希望在我们短暂的时间里,能够让彼此温暖对方,让大家得到幸福吧。

Re“kindle” your interest in reading

I have a tons of e-books collected throughout my time studying MBA, and I had not been reading them much at all, despite I was actually actively reading books. For most part of it, it was the problem of how should I read them.

I’ll need to load those e-books to either my iPhone or my iPad, my iPhone screen would have been too small to read comfortably, while my iPad Pro would have been too huge and inconvenient to carry around. I still have an iPad Mini which I can use, although it is currently being used by my wife. But reading from a LCD screen for long period of time may not be a good idea after all. This was the time when I started to look for a better device to serve my reading needs.

After much consideration, I decided to get myself a Kindle Paperwhite 2018 Edition. It has high resolution e-ink display, front lighting, waterproof and small form factor, which tick all the boxes for my needs. I did considered the basic Kindle reader as well, but in the end decided to go with the Paperwhite version for the front lighting and higher resolution screen.

In terms of responsiveness, I think I couldn’t complaint too much, and it’s unfair to compare it to iPad or something similar. A little sluggish for on-screen key press, but generally still acceptable. I didn’t purchase any books from Amazon, I just loaded my e-books into my Kindle via Calibre, a free-to-use software for e-books management. There are various useful features such as dictionary, highlighting etc. that made the reading experience very much enjoyable. And with a device so small, light and portable, I can carry it with me and read wherever I go.

So far, I have been enjoying it and had already read a couple of books on it. For those who read a lot, I would certainly recommend it.

Writing?


He asked, while looking at the column for “Interest”, where I wrote “travelling, reading, photography and writing”.

“Writing? Do you mean like Chinese calligraphy? I have never seen anyone mentioned their interest is writing.”

That’s the awkward conversation I had with someone recently. I wonder is there a better way to articulate it, I write blog post like this, I write diary, I write stories, I write a lot of other things as well. They can be written by hand or by other digital means. But… they are all considered as “writing”… right?

There are many ways for people to express their feeling, their creativity and thoughts. Some draw, some take pictures, while some use words instead. To me, they are all the same. I enjoy creating through various means, and writing is one of them. I still do photography, although it’s less frequent lately. Hopefully I’ll pick up the speed again soon.

Anyway, yes, just want to make a point in this post that writing is a thing, and that’s my hobby and interest. Till then.

转角遇上六色彩虹 #TWPride

Initially I thought I would write a book out of it, but in the end I decided to put together this webpage-styled storyboard instead. This is a summary of thoughts I have from my previous trip to Taiwan, and yes, it’s the one where I went and attended the Pride Parade in Taipei back in October 2018. It took me quite some time to get everything together as I was busy with both work and study earlier on. But now I finally made the effort and squeezed out some time to get it done.

Sorry that the whole thoughts and story were written in Chinese. As for most of my stories or personal thoughts, I can converse myself better in this language as compared to English. Anyway, as of writing, I’ll be heading back to Taipei and spending my time exploring the city next week. I had been to a few places in Taiwan previously, so this time around I will explore some additional locations and hopefully recharge myself for the days to come. Till then, thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoy reading my thoughts on LGBT.

转角遇上六色彩虹

《在咖啡冷掉之前》川口俊和

This is part of a new series of writings that I’m planning to do, which is to write my thoughts after reading a book. For books in Mandarin, I will write my thoughts in Mandarin. For books in English, I will write my thoughts in English. Apologise for any inconvenience caused.

My Page在咖啡冷掉之前,你最想回到过去的那一段时光,你最想遇见过去的哪一个人呢?

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