Moonbathing in Haven

What are you, a good neighbour? A bad one? I-don’t-care-too-busy type? Or a nosy type of neighbour? Me? Neither. Or maybe I can be all that depends on situation.


When I was reading this, I was really into the main character Jasmine who really “enjoys” her one year gardening leave. It’s really funny because I too am pretty jobless nowadays. Except that I am not currently in the neighbourhood.

Cecelia Ahern’s The Year I Met You has been a great read although it was quite slow at the beginning. Overall, this chick-lit is quirky and insightful. More importantly it portrays self-exploration, and to finding the balance between family and career. What touches my heart most is it also involves about a person with Down Syndrome, understanding the impact of stigma on people with the chromosomal condition which gives an indirect awareness to the readers.

Witty, exciting, unpredictable, mesmerizing, yet educational.

In brief, it’s not always about you.

Despite time being infinite, my time was limited, my time was running out. I realized that my hour and someone else’s hour are not equal. We cannot spend it the same way; we cannot think of it in the same way. – Cecelia Ahern, The Year I Met You



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