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White bread.

It is now five minutes to ten o’ clock.

I finished a book just recently. The cover of the book was red.

I dislike that colour immensely because it reminds me of blood.

The sight of it almost always means that it will not be a Good Day.

Anyway, I managed to finish the book within three hours. That translates to 180 minutes, or 10,800 seconds.1

I think a speedreader would have been able to go through the book in 30 minutes, which is about 1,800 seconds.2

Oh. Back to the book.

The first few pages made me felt like this:

:s

The book has its ups and downs. There are times when it made me scan through the pages like an x-ray machine. Then there are times when I would re-read certain chapters because I find them very endearing.

Later, it left me feeling a little like this:

:o

I remain very impressed with Christopher’s mathematical skills and photographic memory, and touched by his simple and honest takes in life as of today.

In short, Christopher has become my new hero.

But above all, I am mostly in awe because he set out to do what he wanted to do – and he did it with much success. I would not have been able to achieve even half of what he did, all alone, by myself.

And that is why I think Christopher is Very, Very, Cool.

As I turned to the final page I became:

:)

I think that emoticon brings all things good and nice.

But I think the book title is a bit misleading. It was not really all about the neighbour’s dog, after all.

1 I know this because I used the calculator. I am not like Christopher.

2 This time, I did not use the calculator.

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  1. 3 hours is pretty fast. But then again, that book is one of those that you can just pick up and and breeze through in a single sitting. What fascinated me most about the book is the insight it gave me on what autism really means

    Mint | 22/10/06 11:27 PM



  2. Mint – Well, it wasn’t a very thick book. :) And it was quite engaging in an endearing sort of way.

    But yeah, it gives you a peek (or more) into their lives. I love his powers of observation.

    I wonder if they’re all like that? We see them as people with “special needs”, but they’re really already “special” in their own way.

    Strizzt | 23/10/06 10:16 AM



  3. Wow! You can write like christopher! Nice one!

    Shomisu | 23/10/06 05:31 PM



  4. Shomisu – Phew! It took me almost a week to cook this up. I was stumped so many times…

    Strizzt | 23/10/06 07:11 PM



  5. ooh, that book is really nice. but my book cover was blue . :p which is Good.

    leech | 24/10/06 02:00 PM



  6. Leech – Ah, mine’s the reddish-orange one. Such a simple book cover it is… the upside-down dog explains it.

    (Wah, Cheras is quite becoming your second home already, isn't it?)

    Strizzt | 24/10/06 09:50 PM



  7. and then there’s a sequel. meanwhile, i was reading rubbish like steven gerrard’s autobiography. hohoho, screw you, you literati types, you. yes.

    soporific | 25/10/06 01:39 PM



  8. Soporific – Nothing is rubbish if they get published. :D

    Strizzt | 25/10/06 07:33 PM



  9. my, you have such low standards.

    soporific | 01/11/06 09:52 AM



  10. Soporific – Ah, but rubbish can be gold.

    Strizzt | 01/11/06 08:21 PM



  11. and rubbish can be rubbish.

    soporific | 05/11/06 01:04 PM



  12. Soporific – Absolutely.

    Strizzt | 06/11/06 07:10 PM



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