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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

For you, a thousand times over

What I have been reading: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


Why you should read this book:
  1. To better learn about the modern world outside the United States, and to better understand what happened in Afghanistan.
  2. To see (and feel) Hassan's selfless friendship toward Amir.
  3. To redefine sacrifice, and see both sacrifice and trials in a way most Americans don't understand. 
  4. To know that failing to act or not doing something can be just as bad as doing something or committing a wrong. 
  5. To really understand my favorite line: "For you, a thousand times over."

Why you should not read this book:
  1. It is heart-wrenching. In my opinion, it was not too graphic, but the horrors that were portrayed are devastating.
  2. You may lose some innocence in exchange for reader-experience and a better understanding of the world.

New List of Life Item: Watch a kite fighting festival in real life.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

This post is two-fold.

1. Have you ever played the whipped cream game? Perfect for silly freshman who should be studying or sleepovers or late night holidays. You spray a bit of whipped cream on your wrist then move one arm up toward the sky and use your other hand to stop the motion by hitting it. Whipped cream goes flying. While it is in the air, you try to catch it with your mouth. so fun.

2. This is one of my best friends, Carolyn Brown. She is currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS church or Mormon church) in Dallas, Texas. Just want to say, she is an amazing missionary! I have been seriously impressed with her success and dedication to the work. I know it is because she is an instrument in God's hand helping bring truth and happiness to the people of Texas. So why do mormons go on missions? and why do I keep posting about the church? Basically, because it is true! The Gospel is true. Not only that, but it brings so much happiness and growth to my life. It is the answer to every life problem. What a wonderful secret that shouldn't be a secret. Everyone should know about it.

Whenever I check the stats for this blog, it tells me what posts are most popular and who sees them. The most popular post are always the posts about the church, especially this post here. It is consistently seen by people from all over the world. Do you know what this means? People really want to hear about the Gospel. I am so grateful for people like Carolyn and all other sorts of missionaries who are sharing the truth and helping people feel God's love.

Also, missionaries can leave at 18 now! (19 for girls.) What a wonderful blessing to everyone really.