I’m so sorry that I skipped the last two weeks! I sorta forgot! 😖

My Listen, Slowly Book Summary

Mai, a 12-year-old girl who is excited to enjoy the summer holiday with friends in America. Unfortunately, Mai’s plan for the summer holiday has to change when she finds out she has to go to her home country, Vietnam, with her dad and grandma. Her dad is going there to help people up in the mountains with medical needs as he is a nurse. However, Mai’s grandma and Mai, on the other hand, are going to Vietnam to dwell deeper into the case of Mai’s grandpa with the help of a certain detective. See the detective believes that Mai’s grandpa who was in the Vietnam war could have survived it. Therefore Mai’s grandma and Mai have to stay in Mai’s grandma’s old village. While at the village Mai discovers more about Vietnam people and their culture. Not only that but she learns some Vietnam remedies. The journey brings Mai new friends and new adventures.  Though of course, Mai at first felt uneasy and unhygienic. 

Throughout their time in Vietnam Mai, grandma and the detective find a clue that can lead to the case. They find a soldier who is believed to have assisted Mai’s grandpa in war. The soldier tells us his story and his perspective of the Vietnam war. He also tells us a bit about grandpa that grandma didn’t even know. With a good start of the investigation, they continue on with their journey.Whilst looking around for more clues Mai decides to check up on her parents to see whats going on in order to keep up in present times to make sure she isn’t too deep in the past.

After looking for more clues and connecting all the puzzles together they then end with a conclusion that Mai’s grandpa is dead. Grandma then realises that this time she has to really let go of grandpa. In order to let go of grandpa grandma and Mai both go and release grandpa’s spirit. After the case was done Mai was supposed to head back to America, but she decides to spend the rest of summer holiday in Vietnam with the request from grandma and the curiosity for her culture and her people.

Overall Listen, Slowly is a heartwarming and touching book. If you are a person who likes fast-paced books then you will not enjoy Listen, Slowly as it is a very slow-paced book.

 

This book is by Thanhha Lai.

ScreenAgers (Screen Addicts Might not like)

Nnọọ (Hello in Igbo)

Been a long time since I actually posted something huh?. Anyways I’d like to talk about this documentary called screenagers, it’s about how the new generation (my generation basically) is going to be living in a digital era and whether or not it is affecting our lives. It interviewed many teens, preteens and psychiatrists. One of the preteens is including the main host’s daughter and their teen son. They saw how much technology was affecting all the teens and preteens life and saw this as a problem. They examined how teens and preteens who spend lots of time on screen do worse in school, have worse socialising skills and tend to be more negative towards others. Then some scientist took a test on mice and made them watch some videos and compared them to mice who didn’t watch any videos. Apparently, mice who did watch videos had fewer brain cells than mice who didn’t watch videos, and the effect was permanent. So in order to solve the problems with the screen addicts parents decided to creatively deal with this. Such as having them occupy the child with something else and making a contract of what they can and cannot do with their iPhone. After watching this video I decided to reflect on my self a bit. I don’t think I spend my time on the screen a lot but I do now realise that technology can have a bigger effect on us than we originally thought and decided to be more careful of how I use technology.

Trailer of Movie:

http://https://www.screenagersmovie.com/

Sorry for not posting the last weeks, I was on holiday. So here’s this week.

I know I skipped a lot of quotes of the week but it was partially because I was on holiday… also was because I forgot.

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