Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Michael Leng Says What about Book [{Astrophysics for People in a Hurry}] in his "Good morning book review blog"

Once, I have seen the book “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” is in the top best-selling list in Amazon website. I take a grant on its inside page view for several minutes. That’s I done.

However, I spend more time than that on reading many lines of book reviews from the people who have read the book and poured their comments about it.

To me, as English is not my mother tongue, therefore, I may be wait when this book is being translated into my native language, Thai, that is now I don’t know it yet when I can see some in a bookshelf.

Oh my god! I have watched the time as I am writing this article, it says 10:30 p.m. There are some noise from outside come to my room, sound of dogs of my neighbor barking so loud and that very annoying me so much!!!


I don’t know I have to bear such these sound sucks for how long!?!?

Forget it! Let’s come to in lines again.

What if you made a question to me like; “Hey! Michael, should I buy this book?” Is it worth to read it?

Frankly say, I cannot help it at all. The question would not be unveiled by me! So who would be made it clear? Okay, let’s freeze it for a while and see what I’m gotta tell you now.

Even now or future more, I think whatever if the people are glad to do because they are glad to do it so. They are happy to pay money for thing(s) that they love in a return.

Have you ever thought about the real story like this? 

Are you ready to waste your time more with me for a silly story? 

Ha ha, again, at nighttime, we will hear noises from various animals, like geckos, green frogs, cicadas... if you live the only outside the city. Right now, it’s the gecko’s turn. He made sound; “toke, toke, toke, toke”. He does 4 or 5 times of sounds and will keep do like that in every hour. What shit sound!

Someone is please to pay for something that fake of brand-named goods, for example, clothes, shoes, eye-glass,.. just because those are look like the real. On the other way, somebody will very disappoint once they learn that they had bought the copied one.

One more example case; many men who have a bald, they are willing to spend money unlimitedly to buy hairs tonic, treatments, liquid etc. in order that they just hope in hope or are just only in a pipe dream to prevent their hair falling. To do these, they already know that there is a few percent of possibility to re grow up theirs again.

Why do men with a bald want to see their hair on their head again?

The answer to the question is very super easy as a piece of cake, in Thai, we say; “Rueng Kluay kluay[เรื่องกล้วยกล้วย]” = “ Banana story” in English in term of translation for text to text, not for meaning, or in one more idiom; “Ngai Muen Plouk Kluay Khao Pak[ง่ายเหมือนปลอกกล้วยเข้าปาก]” = “ Super easy as peeling away banana peel and put into mouth(to eat)”


Because, they want to be good looking again as they are in a young age. Hence, they are pleased to shop these and those just for that, that’s in a hope(-lessness)

How about book?

Did you see book fake or it plays seek and find with you?

Book is Book, you will love it when you find two main things in them.

  • Firstly, the author is in your ideal. The ideal is the same as the idol. If you like his idea, so you don’t worry too much to buy his/her book(s).
  • The second thing is the book contents or what story in book the writer has composed inside. 

Do these two things come to hit your eye and your mind? 

If yes, you will never cry when your dollars walk away to the other wallet!!! The author and texts touched your passion, so, don’t worry for the rest, they will be bests for you all eventually.

Reviewed by: Michael Leng on English as his second language.

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

[Oh, The Places You'll Go!] Book by Dr. Seuss Since 1990 | Good Morning Book : Book Review Blog

Dr. Seuss can discern what children like—like: acrobats, balloons, cartoons, Easter Egg Hunts, elephants, frogs, games, hidden pictures, ice cream, jokes, kites, lockets, magic tricks, moon, museums, nature, penguins, The Ocean; and see through what theirs parents want—want to find the best quality of education material for their kids.

The mention above that is the source of a variety of animal, journey, nature and many more illustrated books Dr. Seuss had published over 60 books during his career.

Have you ever heard this words they say? :

“Actions speak louder than words”

“Hearing tells us a great deal about the world”

Seeing is a gift that comes with practice.

“Hearing tells us a great deal about the world – whether we are paying attention or not”

Ears hear and eyes see”

“Seeing something once is better than hearing about it a hundred times. Doing something once is better than seeing it a hundred times.”

What would be happen if one is seeing and hearing at a time?

Therefore, to me, I would to add more quotes in my own:

“Hearing and seeing at a time vibrate us a great thought leading to start to do somethings to reach to the goal”

wOw! Oops!

Those quotes I have illustrated, is only to taking you to a good book, “Oh, The Places You'll Go!”written by Dr. Seuss.

It is very easy to make a question to your kids, “What would you like to be when you grow up?”

Vise versa, it is not too hard for your children to respond you something like; “I want to be a doctor”; “- a Spider-Man”, “- a teacher”, “-a cop”, “-a firefighter”, “- a singer.” One in five children, 22%, may reply you question want to be rich, whereas 19% want to be famous, and to be police officer, 16%, respectively when they grow up according to having survey the children aged 5 to 10. The source is form The Telegraph

Although, please, remember that “KIDs are KIDs”, they just wish to be like this and that based on what they perceive and experience the influence around them to trend only speak out what they want to say. They are too young, yet not even mature enough and seem to take things pretty well (worse) in different age. Since sometimes, you may see why kids with learning say things at the wrong time. 

One of my kids has questioned me at the bus terminal, “What happen with that guy’s eye?” and point his finger out at him while we were waiting for the bus to go upcountry. I cannot remember what I have replied to him, my son, it is almost 20 years ago already.

Nevertheless, I still recognize that man sounds like knowing what my son talking about him. I think he would understand and not take it serious with a little innocent child the way he has done.

Ah, it takes time! The time for him (my kid) to grow and learn what is a peril, security, good, and bad, I think silently in my mind.

Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Geisel, used his talents he had writing and illustrating approximately 44 popular children's books such as:

The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham,

The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,

At work for How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, in 1957 Credit: wiki 

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!,

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue fish,

Horton Hears a Who!,

The Sneetches and Other Stories,

Fox in Socks,

Dr. Seuss’s ABC,

Hop on Pop,

And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street,

Horton Hatched the Egg,

Happy Birthday to You!,

The Foot Book, The Butter Battle Book,

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories,

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back,

If I Ran the Zoo,

Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book,

Bartholomew and the Oobleck,

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You,

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins,

There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!,

I can Read with My Eyes Shut!,

If I Ran the Circus,

Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose,

McEligot’s Pool,

Daisy-Head Mayzie,

My Many Colored Days, 

The King’s Stilts, 

Ten Apples Up on Top!, 

Marvin K. Mooey Will You Please Go Now!, 

Wacky Wednesday, 

Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!, 

The Seven Lady Godivas,

You’re Only Old Once!,

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, 

On Beyond Zebra!, 

Great Day for Up!, 

I had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sallaw, 

Your Favorite Seuss, 

The Tooth Book, 

The Secret Art or Dr. Seuss, 

Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories, 

The Pocket Book of Boners, Scrambled Eggs Super!, 

I Can Lick 30 Tiger Today! And Other Stories, 

I Wish That I Had Duck Feet, 

What Pet Should I get?, 

and Because a little bug went ka-choo!, 

selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages all over the world by the time of his death.

Dr. Seuss born in March 2' 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S. He, after finishing from Springfield’s Central High School, entered at Dartmouth College,-- a research private university and one of eight the Ivy League group, the private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern US, which are including Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. Dartmouth College is located in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Geisel is not a doctor; he started using his pen name "Dr. Seuss" while he was studying at Dartmouth College.

Where did Geisel (Dr. Seuss) study drawing?

He did not attend any lesson of art at all. Geisel practiced his drawing during he came along with his father working for city parks. There, Dr. Seuss had drawn a variety of the animals in the zoo, which is one part of the same fence of the parks. Unbelievable! he was self-thought in drawing and illustrating, and that leading him to be the big brother of cartoon books for children eventually…

I (probably you too) stare at his very first lighting up his future successful career in surprise!

I could not believe that really happened!--Dr. Seuss, a last forever cartoonist, can catches child and parents’ fancy by his many popular illustrated books—the books which are from the zoo to the world!

Actually, I would say Dr. Seuss’ books born from the zoo, grow up in his collage; Dartmouth, and travel to around the world. He, Dr. Seuss, published somewhat 60 books and distributed to more than 25 nations even in my country-Thailand, I can see many Dr. Seuss’s books.

These books were written by Dr. Seuss, which are I like and would like to show you. They are as follow;
I am not sure you had seen the same thing in the image of some part of Dr. Seuss as me or not. What I have seen are:

Dr. Seuss used several of letter font styles in printing such as bold, black, red, and italic-- I love it. He is very clever shorten the sentences by splitting them into many lines, each line containing a proper word with sending readers a good sense of understandings. Yet, he is breaking English grammar, not writing the Wildcard of the first letters of the sentences? On the other hand, that is what he intended to do so!

Look at the cartoon there! It catches my eyes. I like drawing lines—simple and eye-friendly, yet the painting color scheme is lively and clean, contrasting with the primary colors- yellow, red, and green is definitely appearing. As I have said that, the cartoons drawing lines are not much complicated but they are being alive! Do you believe in me? Let us prove together, in the image, you please look fixedly at the eye of the fish. What does its eye tell you something? Yeah, he is being alive. But, in fact, he is dead and on the dish, which is now being served.

Some of outstanding Dr. Seuss’ cartoon characters are grinning, foxy, cunning, naive, and cheerful. Most of his works are classic yet increasingly imaginative, really perky, and boisterous rhymes. The cartoons characters are being alive!

There! The book “Oh! The Places You'll go!”

Why did this reputed book named “Oh! The Places You'll go!” ?

Walk the talk, in his working life, Dr. Seuss often reminisced with his associated teamwork about his old day while studying at Dartmouth College, the undergraduate roommates, when they came to institute, the words they always say to each other during their handshake was:

“Oh, the places you’ll go! The people you’ll meet!”

Actions speak louder than words, Dr. Seuss did not only speak that words with his the college friends in his former time studying but also in his walk of life, he used those same words “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” for his parting book. Resulting, so far, even Dr. Seuss passed away for nearly two decades, in 1990; his last book is remaining in the best-selling book list and likely EXISTING on the TOP in the long run. Ted won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and 3 more Academy Awards.

He had written a full of praise for the whole who befriended—Dartmouth men and a great place—Dartmouth college of furtherance his entire life sending him to on the top of a successful stage, particularly, as a cartoonist and writer. Ted used to be an editor-in-chief of the humor magazine Jack-O-Lantern that he joined during he spent his life in Dartmouth College. He graduated in 1925.


To me, Ted is a good writer who guides more ideals than by practical considerations. Towards the end of his life, he thought even the tiny little spot back to the past—as you can see that, he had picked the verbal exchange they speak to one another in his previous college to name his final book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

Pertaining to Dr. Seuss’s books—he had written and illustrated, honesty, I have no doubt in his works. Meantime, I trust he intended creating what are good to all the readers in all ages, not for the only kids in nursery school, the middle readers in high school, or adults in college grads but also everyone who are parents, teachers, brothers and sisters, uncles and antes, and relatives.

Why did I say that so?

I think books are no the science needing any experiment to prove what is wrong and right, except books in certain genres-textbooks, manuals, and academic. Books are only the object of texts printing on the papers. The texts are as same as the words,—the words in the form of characters for only reading,—while the words in verbal are for listening. Though, whether any book, if you read it and you got felt in the way of a good norm, you can say that that book is good. it In particular, Dr. Seuss’ books, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” as anyone may almost know, great sent-off for every inches in school in US, Canada, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Latin, China, and later on, throughout the world.

Yeah! With selling over 600 million copies and be rushing onto libraries and bookstores everywhere, yet being translated into more than 20 languages,--these are the best approvals for Dr. Seuss’s admirable masterpieces.

Before I am going to draw you into some part of the book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” here below the two questions, I want you to see and find your best answers for yourself first.

In old age, isn’t it rather late in life for you to go trekking the Mount Everest in Nepal?
In young age, isn’t it rather late in life for you to go trekking the Mount Everest in Nepal?

Are you finished your answers?

You have no any answer!

You can’t find any best answer. Or

You have the one in your mind.

No matter what is your answer likely, I am not intending to jump into your business. They are just only the opening questions that I have made for you before taking you bump into a new chapter in your life—an illustrated life from one end to another of this book.

These parts are the greatest books “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” to read when you are entering a new chapter in your life. In addition, it’s including my briefs in each chapter as following;
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!
Now it’s time for you to go to the great places; school, college, company…and start your new role.
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.
Just only, you who have the 32 Parts of the body as same as they do, are able to determine your way to go.
You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
You are smart enough to choose the best direction for your life of journey.
And you may not find any
you'll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you'll head straight out of town.
In case you may not find things right for you, you will change your way of life.
It's opener there
in the wide open air.
Always there are chances everywhere. There is the will there is the way.
Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.
Any place you go, you may encounter any un-expectation obstacles.
And then things start to happen,
don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too.
Don’t panic when things happen, you can handle them all.
You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.
That place you go will help you having an eye-bird view and see things more wild and high.
You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
You can do your best in every situation.
Except when you don't.
Because, sometimes, you won't.
But not, if you are asleep in your idle bed.
I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly, it's true
that Bang-ups
and Hang-ups
can happen to you.
The good or the bad, it’s on your own.
You can get all hung up
in a prickle-ly perch.
And your gang will fly on.
You'll be left in a Lurch.
You will stay behind, of course.
You'll come down from the Lurch
with an unpleasant bump.
And the chances are, then,
that you'll be in a Slump.
Like a bird fall down from the lurch, imagine how it life going on!
And when you're in a Slump,
you're not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself
is not easily done.
When you are down, it’s hard to rise up again.
You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked.
A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?
On your way of life, you will experience its tastes yourself.
And IF you go in, should you turn left or right...
or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?
Or go around back and sneak in from behind?
Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find,
for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.
Sometimes, it’s too difficult to make your mind
You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles cross weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place...
When you so confused, then you will wait.
...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or the waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.
Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for the wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
However, while you are in waiting, you don’t know what would be happen to you.
That's not for you!
Somehow you'll escape
all that waiting and staying
You'll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.
No! don’t keep waiting.
With banner flip-flapping,
once more you'll ride high!
Wait! For what?
Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you're that kind of a guy!
You are so cool to go towards!
Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.
Fame! You'll be as famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.
Go to your place where you can score up your life.
Except when they don't
Because, sometimes they won't.
It's not the only you do things alone—but with someone else.
I'm afraid that some times
you'll play lonely games too.
Games you can't win
'cause you'll play against you.
You need someone to comfort you, to be your best buddies.
All Alone!
Whether you like it or not,
Alone will be something
you'll be quite a lot.
You need friends.
And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.
Loneliness will teach you a lot.
But on you will go
though the weather be foul.
On you will go
though your enemies prowl.
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl.
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.
During your journey, sometimes you can’t escape something through.
On and on you will hike,
And I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.
You will learn and familiar with every problem come up to you.
You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never, forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.
Please, mind your steps during your long destination!
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
You're off the Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!

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MOUNTAINS as it’s quoted right here are the goals, objectives, resolutions...that you want to get at there!

Even I am not an English native speaker, it is much worse after I have read many new created words I have never recognized before. I call out for a pill to take to relief my headache now. Well, yet I soaked up the words from Dr. Seuss’s book, which are moist and rich with the ambition for life go-alive. It makes me bright, be ready for ideal goal--a popular blog master in the world top rank! aya!    

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Title: Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Reviewed by: Michael Leng on English as second language.

Book Details:

Book author: Dr. Seuss
ISBN-13:  978-0679805274
Publisher:  Random House
Published date:  January 22, 1990
Language: English

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