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World Elephant Day

If you take a look inside my home, you’ll notice one thing – I have a lot of elephants. I don’t know exactly how many, though it’s probably well over 22 ;). 431 more words

Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure If I Want To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. 511 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

Movie Magic - Water for Elephants

Director:

Francis Lawrence

Screenplay:

Richard LaGravenese

Starring:

Robert Pattinson as Jacob

Reese Witherspoon as Marlena

Christoph Waltz as August

Hal Holbrook as Old Jacob

As a stand alone film Francis Lawrence’s Water for Elephants is an enjoyable romantic drama that showcases some quality acting however having read the novel first I could not help but feel the ending was rushed and some of the quality storyline glossed over. 208 more words

Movie Magic

Budget Life in a Modern City

Whenever I tell my colleagues that I don’t have Internet in my apartment, the look of shock that crosses their faces is absolutely comical. In Singapore, being without the latest smartphone or Internet is pretty much unheard of. 580 more words

Singapore

Review: Water for Elephants

Title: Water for Elephants

Author: Sara Gruen

Cover copy: “In Depression-era America, everyone’s running away from something. Some people join the circus to escape. Jacob Jankowski hitches a ride on a freight train and in that instant his life changes. 404 more words

Book Review

Water For Elephants

Yesterday we watched the movie WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. The novelist Sara Gruen often writes stories with focus on animals. This time the elephant Rosy is the amusing hero: he kills the bad, cruel director (Christoph Waltz) of the circus “Benzini Brothers” and helps that the love affair between a young vet (Robert Pattinson) and the female star (Reese Witherspoon) of the circus has a happy end. 26 more words

3. Flying Changes

Flying Changes by Sara Gruen

June 2014

The same author, Sara Gruen wrote Water for Elephants which became a major motion picture. Flying Changes was a book I read during my stay at Estancia Santa Maria. 168 more words

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