Book break #1: The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Yesterday I read Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, after watching the new live-action Disney film version earlier on this month. It had been on my bookshelf for years, yet I had avoided reading it out of my prejudice against ugly book covers. Yes, the image beneath the cover is the same. Compared to the live-action film, in the book Mowgli is more wild, the animals are less adorable, and we hear and see more of humans.

Me being me, I had to dig for more. Continue reading


My Tangled Moment

loi krathong festival in thailand

People float lanterns by the light of the last full moon of the Thai lunar calendar. Today is Chinese Lantern Festival day, I’d just like to say how I missed my one chance to be a Disney Princess because the Thai festival of Loi Krathong happened on my birthday last year. Photo courtesy of National Geographic: https://instagram.com/p/-7A4zEgf4_