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:
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:
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.