I just read the book “Rings” by Kōji Suzuki. I was very looking forward to reading the book when I found it.  The movies that based on it (Ringu and Ringu II) have been my single worst nightmare since I watched them.  The book tells a quite different story.  The first 40 pages looked like … Continue reading Ringu

A Queer Dream

I used to have a weird experience.  It was a queer dream starting with me feeling being sucked into a deep and deeper space that looked the same as my bed room and I knew it was not.  I fell no matter how I resisted and then I heard voice, blowing into my ear, as … Continue reading A Queer Dream

These Ten Faces

“But there are three things in this world you can’t shrug off: death, taxes – and a girl who loves you.” I’ve read a great book – “TEN FACES OF CORNELL WOOLRICH”, and I love it.  Is it because of the language, or the way it’s being used?  Is it the stories, or how it’s … Continue reading These Ten Faces

“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow…” – From “The Bell Jar”

Last year when we were in Annapolis, I exclaimed many times on the beautiful sights, “It’s the most stunning place I’ve ever seen!” While my husband nodded along without sincere agreement, just like what I did when we were in other enormous scenic places like all the national parks, when he’s busy in taking pictures … Continue reading “I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow…” – From “The Bell Jar”

Who Define the Unwell?

If you have to choose only one book from two (non-poetry, non-tech let’s say): one was written by an extraordinary focus, intelligent and logical person (think of Sherlock Holmes); the other was written by a notorious insane (think of Jack the ripper).  Which one will you choose? How many of you will be more curious … Continue reading Who Define the Unwell?

Fourteen One Two Eight

“Fourteen One Two Eight” was the words a brain tumor patient said to Dr. Kalanithi three times in “When Breath Becomes Air” before he could leave the room.  Dr. Kalanithi later died on Mar. 9, 15.  Exactly each of the numbers of Fourteen, Two, Eight but plus the second number: ONE.  Coincidence?  Prophecy?  Or gibberish … Continue reading Fourteen One Two Eight