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A Guy's Moleskine Notebook

Thoughts and reflections on works of fiction and literature. Pondering of life through pictures and words. Babbling about gay rights. Travelogues and anecdotes.

  • [1] Annie Proulx: Brokeback Mountain
  • [2] Arthur Golden: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • [3] Yu Hua: To Live
  • [4] Alan Hollinghurst: The Line of Beauty
  • [5] Colm Toibin: The Master
  • [6] Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Shadow of the Wind
  • [7] William James: The Varieties of Religious Experience
  • [8] Charles Higham: The Civilization of Angkor
  • [9] Graham Greene: A Burnt-Out Case
  • [10] Dai Sijie: Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch
  • [11] Alan Hollinghurst: The Swimming-Pool Library
  • [12] Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita
  • [13] Colm Toibin: The Blackwater Lightship
  • [14] Alan Hollinghurst: The Folding Star
  • [15] Ross King: Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
  • [16] Fyodor Dostoevsky: The Brothers Karamazov
  • [17] Jonathan Franzen: The Corrections
  • [18] Colm Toibin: The Story of the Night
  • [19] John Banville: Shroud
  • [20] Leo Tolstoy: Resurrection
  • [21] Peter Hessler: River Town, Two Years on the Yangtze
  • [22] Ian McEwan: The Atonement
  • [24] Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Love in the Time of Cholera
  • [25] Ignacio Padilla: Shadow without a Name
  • [26] Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose
  • [27] Richard Russo: Straight Man
  • [28] Fyodor Dostoevsky: Notes from Underground
  • [29] Alan Hollinghurst: The Spell
  • [30] Hermann Broch: The Death of Virgil
  • [31] James Baldwin: Giovanni's Room
  • [32] Ken Kesey: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • [33] Xingjian Gao: One Man's Bible
  • [34] C. Jay Cox: Latter Days
  • [35] Harper Lee: To Kill A Mockingbird
  • [36] William Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew
  • [37] Daniel A. Helminiak: What The Bible Really Says about Homosexuality
  • [38] James Baldwin: Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
  • [39] Kenji Yoshino: Covering - The Hidden Assault of Civil Rights
  • [40] Italo Calvino: If, On a Winter's Night A Traveler
  • [41] Arthur Phillips: The Egyptologist
  • [42] George Orwell: 1984
  • [43] Michael Warner: The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and Ethics of Queer Life
  • [44] Andrew Sullivan: Virtually Normal
  • [45] Henry James: The Wings of the Dove
  • [46] Jose Saramago: Blindness
  • [47] Umberto Eco: The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
  • [48] Dan Brown: Da Vinci Code
  • [49] Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go
  • [50] Ken Follett: The Pillars of Earth
  • [51] Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace
  • [52] Michael Thomas Ford: Alec Baldwin Doesn't Like Me
  • [53] Jonathan Franzen: How To Be Alone
  • [54] Jonathan Lethem: The Fortress of Solitude
  • [55] Matthew Pearl: The Dante Club
  • [56] Zadie Smith: White Teeth
  • [57] Fyodor Dostoevsky: The Double
  • [58] Jose Saramago: The Double
  • [59] Andrew Holleran: Dancer from the Dance
  • [60] Heinrich von Kleist: The Marquise of O & Other Stories
  • [61] Andrew Holleran: In September, the Light Changes
  • [62] Tom Perrotta: Little Children
  • September 03, 2006


    Counting Down to Sandy Lam Concert

    ...on September 9. The Cantopop diva has released more than 40 albums since her debut in 1985. The latest album Breathe Me was out on 8/25--I've been playing that nonstop on my iPod everyday. My cousin Fiona and I will leave San Francisco this Saturday morning and drive about three and a half hours to Tahoe for lunch before the concert that is scheduled at 5 pm. We will be seated at row 13. I'm so excited and I cannot wait--the last time I saw her live was 1996, in Hong Kong.

  • The second cut in the latest album is Believe. It talks about how you should always believe in love and move on to find the true love that is meant for you, despite all the hurt and agony in relationship woes (is it talking about me?) Maybe. But the album definitely comes in time to tender my wound.

    My concert checklist:
    Moleskine notebook--to jot down the rundown and make note of her costumes
    Digital camera--to capture her gracious movements
    The latest CD--in case I run into her for autograph
    iPod and battery charger--music on the road

    Blogger Carl V. said...

    She's very beautiful, I hope you really enjoy the concert!!!

    9/05/2006 10:32 AM  
    Blogger matty said...

    She is awesome!!!! Have a great time!!!!

    9/05/2006 11:05 AM  
    Blogger cipriano said...

    I am not familiar with her music, but I sure hope you enjoy the show. Isn't it awesome to anticipate a concert you have waited and waited for?
    As for me, I am like going MENTAL waiting till Sept.21, when my friend Trevor and I will be in Montreal to see our favorite musical extravanganza event of all time. Roger Waters' [Pink Floyd] Dark Side of the Moon show.
    The best to you, Matt.

    9/07/2006 5:36 PM  
    Anonymous Martin said...


    I missed her concert in Singapore (Dec 06) and Macau (Feb07). But managed to get her autographed copy of the album.


    3/07/2007 5:26 AM  

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