The Tiny Book of tiny stories.


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So I am a sucker for cute stuff right, and also of graphic novels, arts, comics and anything that I can indulge and be entertained with my eyes. So when I noticed this little cute book in the city library, my eyes naturally sent a signal to my brain and from my brain sent a signal to my hand muscles to reach out for the book. I mean, look at the cover! Such a genius marketing technique to use “yellow” color to attract and the tiny little bunny ears and cute stuff on the cover, how can I NOT want to pick it up and bring it home?

Now I borrowed this book perhaps about 2 or 3 weeks ago, but knowing that its a book filled with more art and graphics which I can feed my eyes with instead of using my brain cells to process all those words, I took it for granted and left it aside until I felt the need to divert myself from other things. Leisure reading, right. So when I finished reading the romance novel, and I figured I’d return that book, I thought for practical reasons, I should read that tiny book and get it over with so I can return the book together.

My oh my, what I found out about this book. Firstly, I didn’t realize it was part of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s (cute actor from 500 days of summer, duh!) project and his name was on the cover and I didn’t even notice that when I first reached out for the book! Secondly, well, in conclusion is more like it, this book is so emo!

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Look at one of the pages here, it kind of reminds me of a scene from 500 days of summer,

This overwhelming desire to be close to you directly conflicts with my intense fear of people.” -page 10-11

#relatemuch

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Then there’s another art work I think is generally oh-so-true,

Stranger than strangers are lovers estranged. – pg 34-35

It reminds me of a song by Tanya Chua 蔡健雅 where the title of the song is “Strangers” and in my mind I go “di ba??” (tagalog for “right??”)

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Oh here’s another one that kind of made me chuckled, but sorry for the overly bright photo so you can’t see the image so clearly.

She had a great big heart but very little grace. Every time she fell in love she landed on her face. pg 86-87

Sounds like someone I know. Oh wait, was that me?

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Here’s a super emo one. One I feel like I’m looking at the artwork and say, hey that little girl looks like me. And it says,

A n y w h e r e  b u t  h e r e .  .  .  – pg 100-101

Brings back memories of when I was a little girl maybe around the ages of 8 to 10 going through those emo stages where I felt like I hated who I was and wished I was someone else.

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And this by far is the most emo one that I could relate to from the book,

When I die, let the dragonflies take me. -pg 110-111

Looking at that photo and you can’t help but say “aaawwwww…” 

Of course, I don’t want dragonflies to take me when I die. Unless they’re the transport system that takes me to Heaven then sure!

So yes, this book is pretty emo, but it’s also pretty cool. Filled with a collection of quotes and artworks that I am presuming comes from around the world or at least those who are connected to the hitREcord.org project.

If you’re a fan of arts, in all forms and the likes, this would be a cool addition to your library (also perhaps cos Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s name is on it). So go buy the book, or if you’re a cheapskate like me who takes full advantage of the awesome library system here in the city, go borrow it!

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