Sunday, September 28, 2008


It's nearly the end of September and the weather finally started to turn cooler.
Today's weather is exceptionally great! I love this cool breeze, bit chilly but not too cold so that it'll make you think of having to want to wear a thicker coat.

The air, though it may be polluted, feels fresh and keeps you alert. It's those kind of weather where you want to go for a long walk, just go to places here and there without any destination.
Yes, it'd be nice but I do have my day planned out ahead of me and it's pretty packed..

It's one of those days..
one of my favorite days..
and I even though it's relieving, I am overwhelmed by the pressure of work that needs to be done.


Thursday, September 25, 2008


In our life time we probably encounter a variety of changes, whether it may be small or big... We go through those transformations and we have our own ways of dealing it. Some may like it and enjoy it, others may abhor it and try to avoid it as much as possible..

Me, well, I think I'm more of the former kind. Routine work just isn't really cut out for me. 
I can feel myself wanting the change but that doesn't mean I don't have any fear of experiencing the change.. life is about changes and challenges, and what comes in between. 

I do believe that I know how to adapt to those and I'm pretty quick at it too.. though the latest changes I've been experiencing doesn't seem like the ones that I'd like to be involved in.

I know there are many adjustments to be made and there are equally as many decisions to be decided on.. however, I don't want to be haste since I don't want to be stepping into something that I'll regret. 

Sunday, September 07, 2008

New Shelf! It's about time!

Ok, so there still needs to be more organizing.. but bare with me for now... I will get on it as soon as I can.. and yes I'll have that book list ready =)
and our baby in one of the shelf =)
I assure you that she was not harmed!!!


I've been wanting to do this for some time now.. but suddenly I realized I have a CHOICE!!!
and THAT is not good...
Yes, I know, it's a happy dilema.. but still a dilema nonetheless...
Well, I don't want you to be saying what in the world is she talking about so, here it is...

I'm a Jane Austen fan... and you can absolutely say that I practically am an English Lit. major because of it. (and.. yes, Shakespeare and several others did help me decide I wanted to become and Eng. lit. major.. but Austen did the most) So, I've been trying to buy this set for some time now, but I realized that there are different ones.. DUH! I should have known... many publishers... equals different verions of the same book.. so here's the dilema.
WHICH should I buy?
I've seen the Collector's Library version at a bookstore and I liked it's gold edges, ribbon book mark and the tiny size where you can just fit it in just one hand.. I found an Oxford Illustrated version which I'm leaning towards more regardless of its price.. It has the complete work.. including her minor works... and it's in an old style font.. mind you I haven't seen the actual book, since I don't think bookstores here in Korea has it.. I do have to order it.. anyhow that's not the problem.. which do you think it's better?

PLEASE help me decide which one I should get.. though it'd be nice to have both.. I am trying to reduce some space my shelf is taking up...

Ok, final summary...
Collector's Library version has : very thin paper (almost see through), cloth-covered hardcover, gold edges, ribbon bookmark, small size (almost like the size it were in Austen period), 6 of her novels in separate books.

Oxford Illustrated version has : illustrations(I don't know how it is.. since I've never seen it), hardcover, made up of 6 volumes as well[V1=Sense and Sensibility. V2=Pride and Prejudice. V3=Minor Works (Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon). V4=Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. V5=Mansfield Park. V6=Emma], old typesetting

So which one do you think is better??
(the above image is the Oxford and below Collector's)