Monday, June 20, 2011

What I've been up to & more...


I know, I know...I promised that I'd start to blog more frequently in my last posts, but I've been crazy busy. The first two weeks were all about the gym and trying to lose some weight before going away on vacation (I stopped going by the middle of last week due to pre orientation at Uni and other factors). I went shopping, finally slept in during the mornings/days I missed out on the gym, read, and well...lazed around the house, of course! It wouldn't be summer without that! Today was my second and last pre orientation session with our academic advisor for Freshman year, and boy did I enjoy every bit!

Anyway, so I managed to read one of the books I got a week ago or something. One thing is for sure, it is by far the most inspirational and eye opening book I've EVER read! Now this is a MUST read. Every morning I woke up to that book and pushed myself to stay awake at night just to finish reading it. Before yesterday, I tagged along with my Mother to The Mall. She had some errands to run and a gift to buy. I thought I'd sit and read at Starbucks while she finished whatever she had to do. Yes, I took the book with me. It's that good.

It's Not About
the Bike
My Journey back
to Life
Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins

Lance Armstrong
Cancer Survivor & two time winner of the Tour de France

Here's one of my favourite quotes from the book:

The truth is, if you ask me to choose between winning the Tour de France and cancer, I would choose cancer. Odd as it sounds, I would rather have the title of cancer survivor than winner of the Tour, because of what it has done for me as a human being, a man, a husband, a son, and a father.

You can check out the rest of the quotes as well as an excerpt of the first chapter of his book here.

During my last pre orientation session a few hours ago, the advisor told me about the hours and all, as well as a Maths textbook with a few chapters to review over the summer and a book to read for orientation week. I'm planning to start reading it as soon as possible.

The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch with Jeffery Zaslow

You can check out a summary of the book here once you scroll down the page. I prefer reading the introduction as well as the summary.

You can also view the Lecture on YouTube.

As for now, arrivederci my lovely readers...

-With love,

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