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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (By Gail Honeyman)

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine : A NovelWhen I started this book, I was not able to put it down; I cannot wait to read about what happens next. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a story about “a quirky yet lonely woman whose social misunderstandings and deeply ingrained routines could be changed forever—if she can bear to confront the secrets she has avoided all her life. But if she does, she’ll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship—and even love—after all.” (goodread)

There weren’t many characters in this story. However, each of them are lovable and especially Eleanor–you really feel yourself grow with her through the story, and experience what she was feeling. She is truly weird and wonderful. This is an important book about mental health, family relationship, dealing with loss. Yet, Honeyman is able to take on an humorous tone that makes you laugh and cry.

This book is just published in May. Highly recommended!! Especially if you liked The Rosie Project, Courting Greta, Lost and Found, and anything like that, you will really enjoy this book.

The Fate of the Furious (2017)—director F. Gary Gary

In this latest Fast and Furious installment, Dom faces probably the most challenging situation: having to betray his family and friends, he found himself a part of a terrorist Image result for fate of the furious postergroup. His crew, therefore, faces the hardest task which is to capture Dom and stop him from working with the terrorist.

This movie is very entertaining. The car chases are very well choreographed, but they do not take away the light from the storyline (at the same time, I can’t help but wander how many cars were wasted filming this movie). Another thing that makes me like this movie is how the group is so tight that the idea of Dom’s betrayal is unbelievable. Without giving out too much, the reason for his action is for you to find out.

I would highly recommended to any follower of this series. Or if you have never seen any previous movies, you can still pretty much understand it; it would still be a fun and enjoyable movie to watch.

Catch up with the whole series:

The Fast and The Furious

2 Fast 2 Furious

Tokyo Drift

Fast & Furious

Fast 5

Fast & Furious 6

Furious 7

Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story @ the ROM

Royal Ontario Museum has a special exhibition on the largest creature on earth: blue whale. This exhibition is important not only in terms of global research on this mysterious animal, but also, it is a story close to home for Canadians; the exhibition showcases a Canadian effort on preservation and study of species.

Image result for blue whale exhibition at ROMHere is the background story:

In 2014, 9 blue whales were trapped and died on the coast of Newfoundland. Their loss represents about 3% of the Northwest Atlantic’s blue whale population; in Canada that’s almost equivalent to the human population of Saskatchewan. Blue whales usually sink when they die, but in an unusual occurrence two of the blue whales washed ashore in Trout River and Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, offering an unprecedented opportunity for research.

A team of researchers and staff from the ROM salvaged one of the whales, preserved its bone and its heart, which was a first time internationally.

Image result for blue whale exhibition at ROMThis exhibition is very well put together; it is both informative and interactive. In addition, it is aesthetically pleasing. I was in awe when I saw the complete skeleton of the blue whale in the middle of the room. It really made me aware of the world that we live in, and I cannot help but feeling so small. I learned a lot about these majestic giants, and the hard and often less celebrated work that put into exhibitions like this by scientists and researchers.

This exhibition is enjoyable to all ages and I recommend you to check it out. Out of the Depths will be at the ROM until September 4th, 2017.

Link to this special exhibition: https://www.rom.on.ca/en/blue-whale

Related reads:

The Blue Whale


The Whale: in Search of the Giants of the Sea