Here are My Favorite Things from the month of June!
This year’s major vacation trip for my family was in Taiwan! And I had the best time! It’s one of my most recommended places to travel to now. There are plenty of activities to do, places to explore, areas to shop, and cheap but delicious food to eat. You can check out my blog post here.
This year’s ToyCon was the best geek con experience I’ve ever had here in Manila because it’s the biggest con I’ve been to. Most cons here are simple to accommodate the budget of students- honestly, there are only a few grand-scale cons here. But this 2016, ToyCon stepped it up a notch by collaborating with Salt Lake Comic Con to make the event bigger. The 2016 ToyCon was special for me and my brother because we got to see Daniel Logan from Star Wars in person, and also got to watch Kendall Schmidt of Heffron Drive (formerly part of Big Time Rush) perform live.
I’ll be putting up my entry soon!
ROOM by Emma Donoghue was my favorite read of June! It was a phenomenal, gripping book and I give it a solid 5 / 5 rating. It’s about this five-year old boy named Jack which, for him, Room is the only world he’s ever known. He lives with just his Ma who sees the place as a prison more than a home. There’s also Old Nick who occasionally visits at night when Jack is asleep. One day, Ma decides that it’s time they tried to escape since Jack is old enough.
Personally, I appreciate how the author chose to make five-year old Jack as the narrator. Kids have a voice too even if in literature sometimes, adults are quick to dismiss it. In cases like this, it’s good to hear what the kids involved have to say especially since Jack himself experienced some trauma. It made the story more interesting and it hit me harder as a reader that way.
This book is just one of the 30 books I’m targeting to read this year. You can track the progress of my 2016 Reading Challenge here.
And oh yeah, the movie was great too! The casting was perfect and the movie itself is something worth watching. It’s one of those rare cases where a book-to-movie adaptation was done right. I would recommend it!
What were your favorites from June?