Ramsey’s star at The Mind Musem

if you want to take part in building The Mind Museum, please donate by lighting a star (click the image below).

star364 in northern hemisphere

ever since i read Anton’s blog entry regarding his donation to The Mind Musem last October 2010, i knew i want to donate as well. Besides the fact that i love science (and planetariums), i really want to do something for ramsey that will be concrete proof of how much i want him to discover this world so as he too, will do anything in the future to save it.

i had trouble donating via credit card. i contacted hsbc and the mind museum too but it seems they couldn’t help me. Mastercard is rejecting my card details for some reason. so i tried again last December to donate. no luck. comes January. still encountering an error. sigh. it was such a waste of time.

last week, i was searching for the official site of the nat geo run when i came across with TMM site again. they had a partnership with nat geo run. light a star by donating 1K (which i’ve been trying to do since October) and register online for nat geo run and they’ll give a limited edition of a bandanna (i have a thing with freebies, ha!). just like that, i was interested again to try and donate. after all, my plastic was just renewed, so perhaps it will work this time.

and it did! wow. imagine me making a fist pump for my victory. i was all smiles.

ramsey's star near his zodiac (Leo)

when ramsey will be old enough to read, i will take him to TMM, and show him his name on the gallery. i hope he will be proud that his mom took her time to donate for such a cause.


Book Review: Septimus Heap #1: Magyk by Angie Sage

Rating: StarStarStarStar

The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby’s father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?


Reading this book is a roller coaster ride. it started with anticipation, then trudged on to boredom for sitting so long while waiting for it to begin. but when the ride actually starts, the excitement is back! it builds momentum, although it really takes time to get to the top. From there, the rush is unstoppable.

i loved how the author began with the unlikely hero 🙂 i liked how even the adults bicker in such a childish way. i really liked how the reader’s POV shift from one character to another. one minute it was Jenna, suddenly it was Boy 412. Even the message rat gets his share!

this is wizard world in its simplified form. cast a spell by just saying it: SPEAK! or FREEZE! something like that. i love it!

simon heap. one interesting character. he reminds me of Percy, Harry Potter’s brother. the prefect. i’m watching you, simon. *evil grin*

and septimus heap. wow. building his character as the chapter moved along was amazing. from strict life, to suspicion, to loneliness, to acceptance, to faith. and finally to confidence. i am really looking forward for him to grow up.

i really enjoyed the last part where all those unanswered questions you had at the back of your mind were answered. no need to wait for book 2!

the verdict: i will complete this series! could’ve given in 5 stars but then i delayed my reading when i reached the middle of the book. it couldn’t hold my attention on that part. but i’m glad i finished it!


“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”