Actually I like to read stories. The stories I like to read involve feelings, emotions, ficton, dreams, wisdom, and fun. When I was in Primary school, I like fairy tales, Stories of Affendi, comics, myths and legends, chinese literature and History of China. Cinderella, and Little Mermaid story are both my favourites. Already read over 100++ times liao, now ask me to read again still love them.
Yesterday I browse through an argumentative essay of Siew Yong's, "Fairy Tales: Not Good for Children". How come? It points out that children will have the "all stepmothers are evil", or "Princess wating to be rescued by the kiss of Prince" and they want to be a Princess like that kind of thinking.
Erm, I admit I used to think like that la. But when I slowly grow up, I went through many occassions, read about the news around the world, the reality is very very much different from the dream. There are step mothers who treat step daughters better than ibu kandung, mothers who killed their own babies, and not all those princess who looks pretty are kind hearted... Well, I never met one of those people mentioned, I do hope I can meet one or two unusual person. Haha.
So nice isn't it?
Telling us that there is no forever enemy in this world
Sometimes what we see with our own eyes are not necessarily true, what more to say if it is heard? A message was transfered along a circle of people, when it reach the first person again, it is totally a different thing already. Somthings we need to feel with our heart, our feelings are always right in telling us what is the right thing to do, and what to believe.
Girls in their teenage years like to dream, mostly dream of finding their prince charming. Then have a "The Prince and Princess live a happy life forever" ending. I wonder if boys also dream of their princess when they are still children. Or they only likes to fight all the time. ??? Anyway, I still think that fairy tales are very good for children. They influence the children to have positive thinking towards the world. Those "all stepmothers are evil" kind of thinking will be understand by them after mixing into the society. This is called the process of going mature lor.
Stories always bear a message for readers. Like in the Hare and the Tortoise, it tells us that the determination is more powerful than the fate. Slow and steady wins the race. Being confidence is ok, but not too over, that will become proud.
Here, I found some of the Grimm brother's stories, although there are only words and no pictures, they are still interesting. Link
Note: only courier text with white background. =)
Ongoing Tales E-Magazine This one got background music and graphics.
"Jack and the Beanstalk"
Always think positively! Exams are best challenges for us. =)