Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Reading Life into Life

I'm meant to write a story for my Creative Writing module as part of the coursework. Over the weekend, I had ideas popping in and out of my head. All of which I eventually dropped because they didn't seem right. Even on Monday morning I was walking around the house feeling rather peckish and needing something to write about. Anything to write about.

Then something happened. Thanks to Cheryl, who tagged me in a video on Facebook. The 14-minute animation is one of the most touching ones I have ever watched, and it's as good as 'Up'. That's an impressive compliment coming from me. I started tearing up when he revived the old book by reading it.

I thought the animators captured what reading is truly about, and what books really are. How they can come alive by the power of imagination, and bring the world to life with it.

Do watch this video. You won't regret it.

And hey, it planted a seed in my imagination and I know now what I can write about.  Hopefully it would work. I am 70% done. Have a great day, guys, and go read a book.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Weave a tale...

You can possibly tell from my lack of updates (or not) that I have been busy over the last few weeks.

You can tell (or not) that I have little to talk about.

I am at the stage where I want to say something but I fear it is to much that people can tell how it is I feel at this very moment.

Or I could do what I normally do and lace it with metaphors and allusions until it becomes a fabric that resembles nothing more than a pretty little epigram. Weave it so that no one can tell. Weave it so that I can't tell myself.

Weave a tale of a nightingale,
Who is granted the world, the sky.

That's giving too much now. I'd rather not say it until I can come to terms with it.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Romantic Florence Has Got the Love

By Rachael Lum on 15 February 2012
Tuscany is known as one of the most romantic regions of the world, inspiring art from Michelangelo, thoughts from Machiavelli and words from Petrarch. Travel writer Rachael Lum explores some of the famous art galleries and takes in the stunning vistas that Tuscany is well known for.

Full article can be read here.

There will be more to come, but for now, do enjoy the article I submitted.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A leak detected: the great brain drain

brain drain

A leak detected: the great brain drain

By Rachael Lum 

Rachael Lum looks at the flow of highly-qualified citizens from Africa and the Far East to the western world.

Full article can be read here. Thanks for your support, guys! :)

Published in Concrete, UEA's Independent Student Newspaper.