2021/06/16

旅貓日記

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這是一篇被遺忘了的網誌草稿,應該也有兩年之久。還記得那段時間重新到圖書館借書(包括這一本),前後還看了夏目漱石的"我是貓"和另一本,川村元氣的"如果這世界貓消失了",三本貓書,各有特色。

我喜歡貓,因為她們有個性,尤其耳朵呈三角形的短嘴貓;她們形態優美,悠然自得,不會隨便驚動你,除非她感覺到你喜歡她,而此刻她也想和你在一起。 

看旅貓日記,要預備一盒紙巾…主人翁因為一個原因,帶着小貓展開幾次探訪之旅,昔日的朋友,單戀對象…目的是為她尋找新居,看看她喜不喜歡新主人及環境。一次又一次的旅程,也換起主人翁的記憶與思念; 即使貓咪仍未有最終決定,無奈分別的時間已到.… 當你明白原由之際,貓咪選擇了她自己的想法…

已經是兩年前的閲讀,我已忘記主人翁及貓貓的名字,也忘記是三次或共四次的旅程,但此刻仍然記得那份着急、不捨和無奈的心情;同樣地,代入貓兒的角色,你確實會有另一個打算,不是為著自己的去向,而是對方,你所記掛的人/或貓!

結局如何,如常地留待你去經歷…旅程,仍是要繼續…



2021/06/01

The History of Modern France

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It's been a while for me to introduce some reading from my book shelf recently. Here is what I've got from a book store...by chance!
 
I walked in my leisure momentum towards Festival Walk in a sunny day, looking for a language grammar book, but it seems it's more & more difficult for me to find what I wanted in small book shop, unless I go to those super huge chain store...which I am not really enjoy. 
 
Due to the limited shop space to keep the stock, I thought I would leave in empty hands, but suddenly this book caught my eyes. Voila, I really need this, a quick review at the back cover and paid; a similar feeling of joy and excitement as I've bought The Fox and The Star .

I am not familiar with History of any country except a bit more of Hong Kong, of course. It's always be my most headache subject when I was a student, never pass in my exams. But I will be triggered to search the history of some countries after certain readings such as the memoir of a specific person, a trip, a painting or a story...when I grown up.

To have a glance of the history of France can be easily found online, but as usual, history can be boring if the writer mess it up; and on the other hand extremely attractive that leads the reader to view in wider angle , this book belongs to the latter. 

When I read through the details and have a bit more understanding to the background of the formation of Modern France, the Fifth Republic since the First Revolution, the "looping" of political, economic, basic human needs, or desires... all counted. Leading of the influx of immigrant, complicity of the social problems...after the vanished of the Monarchy & the "glorious" period of Napoleon's Empire.... facing the terrorist attacks in the modern age, again bearing the history that weight.

I continue to research more regarding the French National Symbols: the Cockerel and the Tri-color National Flag; the history of French Jews...A lot to explore, a lot more way for us to introspect, for all of our own countries, too. 

Thank you, Mr. Jonathan Fenby.