2009年7月2日 星期四

The Call of the Wild

A few days ago I went buying some English books.
I got the coupon from wining a compositon contest.
It's about 1000 NTD dollars, so it's not much.
I have to use it before the end of summer vocation or it will be useless.

I bought three comic books, Robinson Crusoe, and The Little Prince.
Sure they are all in simple English. I bought them for my younger brothers and sisiter.
I also bought English novels: The Call of the Wild, The Da Vinci Code, The Alchemsit, and the Cathcer in the Rye. They took about another 650 NTD since I got another discount card. So it's quite cheap.

I had finished The Call of the Wild in the first day. It's a shorten version from the original one.
I like the story very much. I think I should get an original version.
A Japanese animatoin Wolf's Rain is probably influenced by this novel.
They got similar spirit in some way.



The Da Vinci Code is completely new to me. Other books I had finished reading their Chinese version before. But I adore them so much so I took the chance to buy the English version.

I love the ending song of Wolf's rain. It's called "Gravity".
Enjoy it.




Getting ready for the tour

My brother and I are getting ready for the bike tour around Taiwan.
So we practiced biking on the road near my home.
But I found it uncomfortable and dangerous to bike in a city road, where buses and cars rushing by your side.

I got extreme headache that afternoon while we are riding in the city.
The exhaust of the cars made me pretty sick.
I am going to solve this problem orelse we can't leave the city.
I had draw a route to the northen side of Danshui river.
We will start from there and make a clockwise tour around Taiwan.

I have to draw these routes on the Google Map. But it's not easy.
Although I am having my summer vocation, I feel like having a serious sickness.
My body and my mind are exhausted.
I got a fever a few days ago and I don't even know how it came to me.
I must exercise my body and mind. Keep myself in the best status.

If everything is alright, we will launch near August 15.
That's the only possible schedule for my brother.
Although I prefer to start the journey at early July.