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The Lost Symbol

Posted: September 15, 2009 in Book
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Cant wait to have it in my hands. Photo Courtesy of


If you know Eric Clapton, no wonder I am sure you have listened to “Wonderful Tonight.” Released in 1977 in his Slowhand Album, this song came out as the result of boredom he tried to kill while he was waiting for his then-girlfriend Pattie getting dressed to go out to dinner. Womanly, she was not able to decide what to dress even though he was very ready to out.

“Look, you look wonderful, OK? Please don’t chage again. We must go, or we’ll be late,” was what he said before he went downstairs where the song were written.

“Wonderful Tonight” was my favorite. I completely understand its meanings only after reading his autobiography. It is all about his real life, with Pattie in particular.

It’s late in the evening
She’s wonderin’ what clothes to wear
She puts on her make-up
And brushes her long blonde hair

And then she asks me, “Do I look all right?”
And I say yes, you look wonderful tonight

We go to a party
And everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady
walkin around with me

And then she asks me, “Do you feel all right?”
And I say yes, I feel wonderful tonight

I feel wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes
And the wonder of it all is that you just don’t realize how much I love you

It’s time to go home now
And I’ve got an achin’ head
So I give her the car keys
And she’ll help me to bed

And then I tell her
As I turn out the light
I say my darlin’, you were wonderful tonight
Oh, my darlin, you were wonderful tonight

An Evening

Posted: September 21, 2008 in Book, My Life, Photos
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Yesterday’s evening I had about 2 hours before I had to pick up my girlfriend. After pondering for a while over where to hang around while I was driving my bike, D’s Books popped up in my mind. Then I headed toward St. 240. This time I did not take much time to pick up my books, as there were books on my wanted list. Here are the books I got.

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns, By Khaled Hosseini (A Novel)
2. Eric Clapton, the Autobiography, By Eric Clapton
3. The Street Lawyer, by John Grisham (A Novel)

Luckily I got my camera with me. After getting permission from the shopkeepers I took several shots.

Later, I left my bike at the shop and strolled toward riverside for some more snapshots. But when I passed Kuntha Bopha Hospital, suddenly I wanted to donate my blood as I have not done so after donating blood for the first time at the same Hospital in Siem Reap about three or four years before. In return I got some gifts back (a tee-shirt, a pack of cracker, 2 packs of instant noodle, half kg of sugar, a can of condensed milk, a bottle of water, a can of coke that I drank while I walked back to the bookstore) and some vitamin medicines. There was only 2 persons including me came for donation on that day.

The day before yesterday, I got another two novels, A Painted House and The Partner, by John Grisham from Ds-Book along the Street 240. Having just finished the first three chapters out of 34 from the former, I am little surprised to learn that it is a novel by John Grisham without lawyers. Actually out of four, it is his first non-legal fictions published in 2001. Inspired by his childhood in Arkansas, it is set around a cotton-farming family in rural Arkansas in the summer of 1952 after Second World War. What is uncommon to me was its narration through the eyes of seven-year-old Luke; though, for sure, it is not a bedtime story.

“Some of Grisham’s best writing… Even without lawyers, A Painted House earns a well-deserve favorable verdict,” wrote The Atlanta Journal- Constitution.

Book I Am Reading

Posted: August 12, 2008 in Book
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If someone asks me who my favorite author is, I will name John Grisham. I fell in love with his works after reading the King of Torts I bought from my first trip to Vietnam in 2004. He had been practiced law for about a decade before starting his career as novelist; hence unsurprisingly most of his works are legal drama. Though I am not really interesting in laws, his novels are undeniably thrilling and keep me wanting to know the next chapter. He is a master of legal thriller.

Book I Am Reading

Posted: July 24, 2008 in Book
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