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2005 has taken off onto a good start. In some ways or another, I’ve tried to live each day fully. At night when I lay my tired self to rest - I’m exhausted. It’s a rather good feeling, tired but fulfilling.
I’m trying to space my time for a variety of activities that
- I need to do
- I want to do
- I find would be good and meaningful for me to do
- I think I might like to do

So, I’ve been managing my time and being specific to choose different genres of music, books, movies, games and activities.

Books by far:
1) The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
It’s about time since I’ve read and heard so many controversies about the thriller plot. In all fairness, it’s a very intriguing piece of literature. Murder, suspense, secret codes and throw it all in into a religious context. It’s definitely entertaining – minus those rather misleading interpretation of the Catholic faith. Then comes the “The Da Vinci Hoax”, exposing the errors of the book by Brown. As fiction, it was certainly refreshing and entertaining. It has certainly rocked the literature world enough for director, Ron Howard to work on a movie production starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon.

2) What Do You Care What Other People Think (Richard P. Feynman)
I thought this was a book on character assessment and psychology, with a little bit of NASA’s space shuttle Challenger's explosion in 1986 intertwined into the plot. Something I really wouldn’t mind reading. The booked started with Feynman’s sharing of his childhood toward his marriage with Arlene, his 1st wife who struggled with cancer. It was heartwarming; till Feynman, the greatest physicists of the twentieth century started all the endless experiences in NASA. It turned out dry and too technical for my overall liking.

3) The Five Languages of Love (Gary D. Chapman)
This is a great book. How great it really is, waits to be applied. Derek bought this book at least 3 years ago, and I never realized a book of such gem sitting on my shelf. This is an essential book to understanding yourself and your partner in order to fulfill each other’s emotional ‘love tank’. It’s a simple read thus making it really easy to remember the 5 basic points the book intended to emphasize on:
a) Words of Affirmation
b) Quality Time
c) Giving of Gifts
d) Acts of Service
e) Physical Touch

There is also a guide toward the end of the book where I hope to go through later.
Chapman writes: "When your spouse's emotional love tank is full and he feels secure in your love, the whole world looks right and your spouse will move out to reach his highest potential in life. But when the love tank is empty and he feels used but not loved, the whole world looks dark and he will likely never reach his potential for good in the world."

I was looking through Vic’s selection of books in search of M. Scott Peck’s “The Road Less Traveled”. I couldn’t find it, but found some other management and investment books I really don’t mind reading.
One of them included Robert T. Kiyosaki’s ‘Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing’. I thought… why not?

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