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Books or eBooks – a personal opinion

Since I can remember, I loved reading and being read to, when I haven’t learned to read yet( around the age of 5 year-old). My mom used to read me from a huge fairytale book of Brothers Grimm. Later on, when I learned to read a little, I remember I used to read a books with fairies for more than 10 times. I don’t know what I found so fascinating if I already knew how the story ended. Even now, after more than 10 years, I can still feel my fingers on a short story of the three pigs translated into French. The colors, the musicality of the words, and the covers made the experience almost magical.

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What’s the Point of Traveling?

When I was in high-school, me and my colleagues had to write, as a homework for English class,  a short essay on the importance of traveling. I don’t exactly remember what my teacher thought of my homework or even what grade I got, but one of the few things I remember about that day is that more than 90% of my colleagues, including myself, used as an ending line, the following words: ‘Traveling broadens our horizons’. It sounded really smart at that time.

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Je suis désolé, Paris

I am outraged, angry, and sad. Last night more than 100 people were killed in Paris after many bombs exploded and people were taken hostages at a concert hall. While I don’t know much about terrorism, I really don’t think that Jesus, Muhammad or Allah wants his children to kill their neighbors. I refuse to think there is such a god that wants murder, blood and sadness. 

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