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i want to write about something that for once has nothing to do with hong kong.

when i went back home this chinese new year, i saw that my 18 year old cousin was reading two books – the mistress of spice and songbird. when she put the books down, i flipped it. it was then i realised that it they had belonged to me.my mother gave all my books when i left hong kong. i am glad she did.

when i was young, i have this habit of writing down my name in every book, the date i got it, the date i finish reading it and my favorite quote at that particular time.

i felt something when i realised those books were mine. when i was young i hated lending out my books to people because i’d never get it back and they always come back in shitty conditions. this is so stupid. i don’t understand why i used to think like that.

knowledge should be shared. no one should just keep books they have read on their pretty book shelves because the only things that get benefit from them are roaches and silverfishes. i love to invest and now today as a 31 year old, the only return of investment i get from books are from MORE people reading and benefiting from them.

tomorrow i will take my favorite books and i am going to donate them out. i hope that my books will be loved and that they become a source of inspiration for a curious mind. because to me, there is nothing more beautiful than an inquisitive mind.

goodnight everyone. stay warm and don’t let the bed bugs bite.

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Written by smalltroubleinhk

March 16, 2010 at 5:02 pm

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