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text 2018-11-07 07:38
Tibet New Year in 2019


Now, the latest news shows that Tibet New Year in 2019  will open on Feb 5th. During that time, Tibetan people will have a holiday lasted 7 ~15 days. If you travel in Tibet, you will feel a wondeferl festive atmosphere and have a good chance to experience nice Tibet culture! Are you planing a Tibet tour for a holidy? : ) 


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text 2018-03-06 11:19
A little book meme
Tintin in Tibet - Hergé

1. Favorite childhood book


I think that The Wind on the Moon was my favorite when I was very young, but as I grew a little older, it was too sad for me. I guess I'll pick Tintin in Tibet instead, which was another great favorite of mine. I got it for my fourth birhday and I read it so many times, it was basically ruined, then a boy I knew gave me a new copy for a later birthday. I also liked a 'series' of two little paperbacks about a girl named Camilla (my name) who solved mysteries. We didn't have much in common and she was a 'big' girl (about fourteen) when I was four. That always puzzled me. The characters in the books I read were always a lot older than me. I guess that comes from learning to read at the age of 3...

2. Favorite toy growing up


The Snoopy I won at an amusement park when I was eight.


Cartoon Snoopy

3. Favorite fun dinner as a child.


Spaghetti rings in tomato sauce.

4. Cookies or cupcakes?


I'll have to say cookies, because when I was a child, no one had heard of cupcakes here in Sweden, though I guess I preferred cake or a Danish roll.


Birthday cake

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review 2018-01-03 05:42
Cute? animal sidekicks, magic & mountaineering
Even the Darkest Stars - Heather Fawcett

Loved this. From the first page, it's clearly something special. Flawless, effortless worldbuilding with unique-yet-relatable characters in high-stakes adventures with a serious twist. In Fantasy!Historic Tibet, the second daughter of a village chief in the mountain is flunking magic lessons and totally failing to hatch dragon eggs. Good thing her best friend is a genius and can cover for her. Big sister also perfect, so when the empire's most accomplished explorer (who just happens to ALSO be a hot teen) shows up in town, of course it's sis that gets invited on his next, most important-yet mission. Then sis runs off with the explorer's chronicler and things get interesting. Our magicless flunkout is about to prove her serious climbing and mountaineering skills as she saves big sis AND the empire (because evil witches are out to get them, btw) and steals the lead explorer title for herself. Until demons start hounding the camp and the party members' secrets start undermining the mission. Exciting story, fresh setting, relatable, compelling and endlessly cool characters with appealing but understated romance and serious twists. Good for mid teens and up; no language, minimal sex references, PG for the under 14s, but it's pretty clean, especially for YA these days. Some great lines and timely ideas and themes explored. Cinematic; could see this being a great film/TV series too. Can't wait for the sequel!

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text 2017-11-24 23:32
Reading progress update: I've read 144 out of 320 pages.
Seven Years in Tibet - Heinrich Harrer

Ooooh, we finally meet the Dalai Lama and his family.

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text 2017-11-20 13:29
16 Tasks of the Festive Season - Square #6: December 5th-6th and 8th - Bodhi Day
Seven Years in Tibet - Heinrich Harrer

Book themes for Bodhi Day:  Read a book set in Nepal, India or Tibet, –OR– which involves animal rescue.  (Buddhism calls for a vegetarian lifestyle.)


I briefly considered reading Seven Years in Tibet for Square # 10 - World Peace Day because it does feature Harrer's encounter with the Dalai Lama (who is a Nobel laureate). While the book (my lovely1955 hardback edition anyway) has several lovely photographs of the Dalai Lama and his family, much of the story in Harrer's book is, however, about Harrer's escape from the internment camp in India and his travels across India and Tibet. He also comes very close to the Nepalese border (as far as I have read). 


So, the book is a much better fit for the book task for Bodhi Day.


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