Sunday, May 31, 2015

[[It Ain't Sauce, It's Gravy: Macaroni, Homestyle Cheesesteaks, the Best Meatballs in the World, and How Food Saved My Life]] Book-Hub Reviewed by Michael Leng

Steve Martorano said "How Food Saved My Life." See the owner of several Cafe Martorano in the prime locations in U.S. writes about his menu-the Best Meatballs in the World, and the story how food saved his life.

Image shown under down here is luring my mount-watering; well can you guess it is wine or his dish! lol.

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Have you ever tried genuine or contemporary Italian food?

For me, I have had it several times in the restaurants in my hometown.

The book “It Ain’t Sauce, It’s Gravy: Macaroni, Homestyle Cheesesteaks, the Best Meatballs in the World, and How Food Saved My Life” makes me think about my one of my old day in the Italian restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand.

In the heart of Bangkok city, the busiest place such as Silom, Siam, Chidlom, Lăng-sŭan soi and Phloenchit are very popular and well known by the people. There are many tall building, luxury hotels, service apartments, famous supermarkets, embassies and restaurants-both local Thai and international cuisines.

The areas mentioned above are the most best places for running somewhat high-end business. In Thai, I would call it “ย่านคนรวย” [yâan kon ruay] the area for the rich- the one who have high-earning individuals. Cost of living is higher than the other places.
I’d personally rather not to go there if I don’t have any necessary thing to do in such a horrible area like that, it's because of the two main reasons;-
That’s my first reason.

Secondly, the unmoved traffic- sometimes you have to spend your time for get moving your car from place to place 2 miles by an hour. I hate traffic jam. In addition, I absolutely believe everyone does. However, I don’t know how the people over there could stand with this fucking city in freezing spell!

However, one day, some of my old close friends called and invited me to dining out together. They don’t find where to go yet. Some recommend going for the ordinary Thai restaurants while the others have some different idea in their mind.

They have kept discussion for choosing where to go a week, the conclusion came out to go for having Italian food in Lansuan soi area, because one of the group worked around there and have tried it before,- she insisted the food is great and the taste is good. I agree with them even I know that Langsuan soi is one place in Bangkok that having the terrible traffic, particularly, in rush hours, and I hate it, the traffic jam.

We have set up the date of appointment at the end of the same month. Because it is the date for everyone getting the salary, then we could share and afford money for our foods and drinks.

Once when the appointment date is due, I took a bus and took off at the main street, between Sukhumvit and Phloenchit, and taking a walk for a few minutes to the blocks the restaurant located.

This Italian restaurant is fully with customers. It’s very busiest and business trends to grow up well. I only counted the numbers of the guests and the tables they have in the restaurant, I can guess how the business trends to be.

Well, what I were ordering was difficult for me to know. It was my first time entering to genuine Italian restaurant. The waiter worked hard on trying to explain me how the food come out look like and their taste mouthwatering were.

We ordered several dishes. I don’t remember what to call all our ordering menus except the “New Zealand Mussels with Cheese.” I didn’t make any more questions about the mussel which is stated “New Zealand Mussels”- imported from New Zealand or they just only can be found in domestic fresh market.

To eat with hot is recommended. Noticed those mussels baked with cheese severed with 4-5 in uncover shells on its top. We have shared those mussels baked for one each. There were five shells in a plate,-match to the number of us.

Well, after I have glanced the name of the book “It Ain’t Sauce, It’s Gravy: Macaroni, Homestyle Cheesesteaks, the Best Meatballs in the World, and How Food Saved My Life”, my saliva is started very greedy for meatballs while I also wonder the line which is stated “…, and How Food Saved My Life” is about? All the unveil issue were clear until I have learned that Steve Martorano, the “It Ain’t Sauce, It’s Gravy: Macaroni, Homestyle Cheesesteaks, the Best Meatballs in the World, and How Food Saved My Life” book’s author.

He is saved from the glamor of crime and easy money bring to bear a powerful yank on his life until he began his own food business-sandwich, which later on developed and expanded several branches in a chain of popular and successful restaurant.

In my personal opinion, I think Steve Martorano has a gentle mind under his subconscious,- not let his life stray a blocks in the wrong direction, grew up in a family with mob ties in South Philadelphia, and somethings bad around him that it’s easy to bring anyone to the trap.

To talk about Steve Martorano’s story is interested me too. I admire him and anyone who behaves the same like him, Steve Martorano. He started from small to large- selling sandwiches. Said no to his future was to drive a truck or join the mob, in despite of some of neighborhoods do.

Started running his first restaurant-selling and serving homemade sandwiches with a side of his own style- Steve’s personality, it(Steve’s restaurants business) grow up dramatically and become the recipe and a chain restaurants business today.- Steve Martorano is the owner of Cafe Martorano in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, Florida, and two Martorano's locations in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Not only the restaurants he has been dealing, but also a Martorano wine label, pasta sauces, and a line of clothing that he has launched and. He lives in Fort Lauderdale at the present time.

Latest one of his work which is topped up from his food and restaurants, is writing a book “It Ain’t Sauce, It’s Gravy: Macaroni, Homestyle Cheesesteaks, the Best Meatballs in the World, and How Food Saved My Life”

STEVE MARTORANO’s life story inspires me to wake up for the new day with a fully hope of successful in my life. Perhaps to start my own one business with a small restaurant for a single menu “Rice steamed with chicken boiled and soup” in Thai: ข้าวมันไก่ต้มเสริฟ์กับน้ำซูปพร้อมน้ำจิ้ม [kâao man gài dtôm săy-ríf gàp nám súp próm nám jîm].

Thanks for a good cookbook “It Ain’t Sauce, It’s Gravy: Macaroni, Homestyle Cheesesteaks, the Best Meatballs in the World, and How Food Saved My Life” from Steve Martorano that it may be help me to start my turn-out for the rich. Nevertheless, I am sure if I won’t go open my restaurant at the fucking area somewhere, which the cars can crawl a bit by a bit every day…

Title: It Ain't Sauce, It's Gravy: Macaroni, Homestyle Cheesesteaks, the Best Meatballs in the World, and How Food Saved My Life

Reviewed by: Michael Leng

At: 31 May 2015

Book Details:

ISBN-13: 978-1601426963
Publisher: Knopf   
Published date: 28 October 2014  

Language: English

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

[[Pride and Prejudice]] (Dover Thrift Editions) by Jane Austen (Author) | Book-Hub Review

Talk about one of English novel which gives readers having entertainment, Pride and Prejudice was one of the most universally loved and admired English novels list.

; that he came down On Monday in chaise and four to see the to see the place,...(line 25, chapter 1)

This is set me that anyone who has a carriage with four hoses in 19th century is a man of large fortune!

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Elizabeth Bennet is the Bennets second eldest of five daughters, 20, and is attractive, lively, intelligent, playful…

She lives with her parents and the other four sisters in a remote Hertfordshire village, near London, UK.

Her mother, Mrs. Bennet, is worrying about her five unmarried vivacious daughters, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Catharine (Kitty) and Lydia, and intends to find them husbands.

It seems very hard to marry off five daughters at a time if possible-with regard to Mrs. Bennet's expectation.

However, the situation has been improved after Mr. Charles Bingley, 23, a handsome, the rich and eligible, and his status-conscious, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, 28, wealthy, -owns the renowned family estate business, have moved into Hertfordshire town and become the Bennet’s neighborhood.

The love’s pathway has begun from this part, - when Bingley has paid his attention to Jane while Darcy, the male protagonist of this story, Pride and Prejudice (Dover Thrift Editions), has a culture shock adapting him to the new unfamiliar society.
Moreover, he got some struggles with Elizabeth, the second eldest the Bennets daughter after Jane, who had prejudice against him, Darcy.

Find out yourself the romance novel, one of the most universally admired and loved effervescent story of rural of English country.

How Jane Austen (Author) penned the two characters of lovers-Elizabeth and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Dover Thrift Editions) novel who seem rather unable to get along together at the early time when they have met, but end up with love.

Can you imagine how Fitzwilliam Darcy whose pride have to be humbled and Elizabeth Bennet have dissolved prejudice in mind against him, Darcy?

This story is a selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

The tale is set in the early 19th century, England.
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Title: Pride and Prejudice
Reviewed by: Michael Leng
On: 30th May 2015

Book Details:

ISBN-13: 978-0486284736
Publisher:  Dover Publications (April 12, 1995)
Published date: 12th April 199  

Language: English

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

[[Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA]] Board Book by Jimmy Fallon As An Author And Miguel Ordóñez Is An Illustrator.

Do you have any kid with age 1-3 years or Grade Level: Preschool and up?

If yes, we would like to recommend you one of good book for them.

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He,Jimmy Fallon, has written the book, Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA, and scheduled to launch on June 9, 2015.

Jimmy Fallon married with Nancy Fallon, and they have two daughters, Winnie Rose, born July 2013 and Frances Cole, a baby. They live together in New York City.

Have you ever watched the Tonight Show, one of the most popular entertainers show in the word and NBC’S?

Jimmy Fallon is the Show host as it is stated above. He works for a TV show and authors book. Talking about his books, the first one is “Snow Fight”, be on bookstores for selling in year 2005.

“Snowball Fight” book is a kids book as same as “Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA”It contains story about how kids having fun when their school is temporary closed and canceled for snow.

It makes me recall to my past time when I was working for one of the manufacturing. Whenever the factory has to stop their production lines due to the halt of electricity supply problem. All staffs and workers have fun for stopping their operation and they just wait for resume to work again once electricity power issue is fixed. During waiting time, they chitchatted together while some went to find some cans of soft drink and sipped. It was very fun, ha ha.- I confused myself what I am talking about!
Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA is the book that Jimmy Fallon has written by inspiration of his daughter, Winnie Rose, because as everyone may be knows well the word “Mama” is commonly for kids would say it when they grow up and reach as their age-around 10 month +. 

Nevertheless, Jimmy Fallon has some created idea to make his first kid, Winnie Rose, to say “Dada”.

After you have read the book till the end, you and your kids will find the amusing tale of father attempting to coax his very young kids into speaking “Dada” on and adventure that including meeting many type of fun animals too.

Why did he try to do this his project?

I think the word “Dada” is a sort of the word producing the sound amidst the word “Mama and Papa” conjugates together and then it could be made out a new word “Dada” accordingly-this is my personal opinion. Just forget it and find it yourself.

How does this book look like?

“Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA” Book is printed one thick paperboard, to withstand the abuse of toddlers and infants.

It is with around 500 words and for kids at age between 1-3 years, has aboard round 12-16 pages long. This is generally board book genre for very young kids’ books.

How did Jimmy’s attempt ion and up with?

Do you unbelievably, Jimmy lost that fight to his daughter!?!?

Find more informative story yourself through the book “Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA”

Jimmy Fallon is an author as Miguel Ordonez is an Illustrator.

Title: Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA
Reviewed by: Michael Leng
At: 28th May 2015

Book Details:

ISBN-13: 978-1250071811
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends; Brdbk edition
Published date: 9th June 2015
Language: English

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Friday, May 22, 2015

[[Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus]] Book Written by Rifqa Bary | Book-Hub Review

Once I have learnt that the book “Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus” is about story of Rifqa Bary who has hiding her faith from her Muslim family for four years and then became Christianity, I am very excited for that.


She, Rifqa Bary, grew up in a Muslim home and her parents are following the rituals of Islam as same as other devout Muslim is and so did she.

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Rifqa Bary was an obediently girl. She did what her parents have told; especially the Islam’s rituals practice.

However, one day she has changed her life, leaved her family with thought she will never come back again…

The book’s inside “Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus”, there are the long story that was it she never revealed before. For instance, how Rifqa has made her mind to leave from her family, Muslim home, to find her new life.

In year 2009, Rifqa Bary ran away from her home in Ohio and went to refuge with Christians in Florida.

How did she know and find out that refuge in Florida?

She had met it on Facebook.

Her Muslim parents knew that and fought to have her returned home. Nevertheless, at that time due to she was too young-16 years, therefore, she was under taking care and lived in Ohio state custody.

Even Police in the both states, Ohio and Florida, found no any evidence and sign she was in danger from whatever if she returned home.

Rifqa Bary said she had heard stories of so-called honor killing for anyone who convert from Islam to another religion…

Facebook is a light for Rifqa Bary to navigate her to the new refuge in Florida. She could find for in a very hard time the only one way. Once she immediate made her mind escaping from her parents. If she had nothing-no Facebook, at the time being to search out for any destination for her journey, what would he happened to her life.

This book “Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus” will inspire you, readers, to live in this world with hope. Rifqa has a brave heart to renounce Islam and put off her veil at her a very age, she accepted the challenge.

Rifqa’s story will give you not only what you fully intend to do for your goal of life, but how you walk firmly with a clear target for tomorrow.

Do you want to know more a bit Rifqa’s background?

Rifqa full name is Fathima Rifqa Bary. She was born on August 10, 1992, in Sri Lanka. She has one elder brother Rilvan and younger brother Rajaa.

Rifqa’s father Mohammed and Aysha Bary initially took her to America for searching any medical to treat her after she became blind in her right eye.

In her early age in the US, she grew up in the Columbus Suburb of Now Albany. She likes to play guitar and write poetry. Then during she studied at the New Albany High School with her elder brother, Rilvan, she took guitar lessons and spend her free time for writing what she loves-poetry.

In year 2009, Rifqa drew international attention when she escaped from her parents’ home to the new place in Orlando, Florida. Her story was broadcast on TV about why and how she had left her home and become a Christian...

Reviewed by: Michael Leng
At: 22 May 2015

Book Details:

ISBN-13: 978-1601426963
Publisher: WaterBrook Press   
Published date: 19th May 2015  

Language: English

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Monday, May 18, 2015

[[It Starts With Food]]: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways Written by Dallas Hartwig & Melissa Hartwig

It Start With Food can pull out diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, acne, eczema, psoriasis, chronic , fatigue, asthma, sinus infections, allergies, migraines, acid reflux, Crohns, celiac disease, IBS, bipolar disorder, depression, Lyme disease, endometriosis, PCOS, autism, fibromyalgia, ADHD, hypothyroidism, arthritis and multiple sclerosis from your body.

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How can I trust what this book is saying that?

Dallas and Melissa’s book is containing powerful nutritional plan, which is designed for having results by 30 days-conducted.

Diseases, obesity and unseen symptoms are not wanted by anybody. Because there are gang of thrives who steal a lively life and commonly living of you!

The book “It Start With Food” explores how and what sort of foods you may be getting bad negative influences what you look, how you feel and way you live.

This is different diet program, which Dallas and Melissa Hartwig have created, in clean and clear plan, than the other you may have ever known before.

To hold a Certified Sports Nutritionist-Melisa and a BS in Anatomy & Physiology from Andrews University-Dallas are very significant for writing a reliable book having instructed health care.

For instance of some lines of their lifelong strategy are;
  • What are good foods for being had
  • When are good times to intake your food
  • How much amount of your meal for eating per meal
  • What are the conducts to help for a healthy metabolism
  • How to make a good calm systematic inflammation
  • How to create a better heal for your digestive tract
  • The way for ending your unhealthy habits
  • Approach of making a good relationship with your (healthy) food-with delicious
What is this book based on the contents inside?

The book “It Start With Food” is based on real-life experience and the latest scientific research.

Why should I buy this book?

If you have read this book throughout until the last page, you will get what:

1. Summarize the simple science which Dallas and Melissa have done and grasped it into the book, It Start With Food.

2. Some of delicious recipes.

3. A detailed shopping guide.

4. Meal Map with creative.

5. Some of testimonials.

6. Meal-planning template.

7. And more.

Reviewed by: Michael Leng

At: 18 May 2015

Book Details:

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing; 1 edition
Published date: 29th July 2014  

Language: English

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

[[The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom]] Book by Melissa Hartwig & Dallas Hartwig

Do you look after yourself-health? Have you ever heard the expression “You are what you eat”?

If you are a kind of person who want to control your weight, you will need to read this book “The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom”-written by Melissa Hartwig & Dallas Hartwig.

Firstly, let us define this book name “The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom” as the effective methods loss the obesity by food intake within 30 days.

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Can I realize this book is able to help and transform my big belly?

This question may in someone's head. Therefore, please you visit the website, site that millions of people sharing their good experiences about food, mood, and weight lives…they have conducted and got the result beyond their expectations!

What does it inside of the book influence millions of people having their kind of that success?

Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig have said through their pens the easy plan changing your regular food intake habits, which is making you risk of overweight and illness, is to new life-weight loss and lifestyle transformation. The book is designed containing the contents step-by-step and easy way to follow by readers themselves.

What do the both authors “Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig” having a relevant to what they have quoted in their book?

Melissa Hartwig was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, is a city in Hillsborough County, U.S. Nashua had a total population of around 86 thousands plus in the year 2010 and it is the second largest city in the state.

Melissa is a Certified Sports Nutritionist. She is the co-creator of the original Whole30 program, the New York Times bestselling author of It Starts With Food.

She uses her particular skills in her holding a Certified Sports Nutritionist helping people change their FOOD intake habit and create life-long, healthy habits.

Melissa has presented more than 200 health and nutrition seminars worldwide, and provides support to more than 1 million people a month through the Whole30 website.

She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Details, Redbook, and Woman’s World magazines, as well as on the Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, and Nightline.

Melissa enjoys kettlebell training, traveling, hiking, winter sports, and riding her motorcycle. She is on the advisory board for Paleo Magazine, and is an Ambassador for Lolë, a lifestyle brand that encourages women to Live Out Loud Everyday by getting active and getting involved in their communities. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT.

Dallas Hartwig grew up in British Columbia, Canada. He received a BS in Anatomy & Physiology from Andrews University in 2000, and an MS in Physical Therapy in 2001. He became a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist in 2003, and has since accumulated many health and exercise-related certifications, and is on the Advisory Board for Paleo f(x) and the Athletic Advisory Board for Fitwall.

Dallas is also on the Board of Editors and Reviewers for the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.

His work relates the Nutrition as same as Melissa’s.

That is why in the year 2009 has to be a co-founding Whole9 in 2009. The team has since turned Whole9 into one of the world’s premier Paleo-focused communities, and their site and original Whole30® program has grown to serve a million visitors a month.

In 2012, he co-authored the New York Times bestselling book It Starts With Food and founded his functional medicine practice. In his free time, Dallas rides his motorcycles, snowboards and mountain bikes, and travels both for personal enrichment and for Whole9 health & lifestyle seminars.

How do the recipes describing the step-by-step of cooking?

For one instance: The menu “Grilled Steak with Garlic-Shallot Puree and Avocado from The Whole30”

Here is the step-by-step of food cooking the above menu.

1. Menu name: Grilled Steak with Garlic-Shallot Puree and Avocado from The Whole30

2. Number of people to be served: 2 pax.

3. Prepare time: 15 minutes

4. Cook time: 25 minutes

5. Total Time: 40 minutes

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Title: The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
Reviewed by: Michael Leng
At: 17th May 2015

Book Details:

ISBN-13: 978-0544609716
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published date: 21st April 2015   

Language: English

Michael Leng is Thai, has a BA in Hotel management from Ramkhamhaeng University. He had worked for some hotels. Currently he works in logistics field, Bangkok, Thailand. Because of loving in English,  he has written some his own blogs in English-he really wants any feedback about his English he has posted.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

[[Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People]] Drawn and Written by A Cartoonist, Award-Winning, Matthew Diffee.

Are you a good mood people? Do you like laughing somethings ass off?

Oh, I don’t know yet what sort of people actually I am, well, anyhow-I love laughing than crying, for sure.

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Now, I am sure you will get that laughing ass off if you read the Matthew Diffee’s book,“Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People.”

What is it inside of the book?

Due to Diffee is an award winning the “de facto leader of a young generation of cartoonists” (The Wall Street Journal)—a hilarious mix of cartoons, visual riffs, and illustrated one-liners. He is also the New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee—editor of The Rejection Collection that will attract to anyone who is elegant, delightful and intelligent.

Now with his Decades-Long Experience as a cartoon editor. His works are about funniest cartoons drawing, writing and sketching. Matthew Diffee has organized his works into categories that readers will see smart attractive people in their life, for instance: Demetri Martin and Jack Handey, George Clooney or Natalie Portman…

If you are a fan of some actors/actress who repute in the Hollywood movie star, you will love and laugh as the book, Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People, is alluring you.

This book will make you having a big laugh. Not only have an illustrated one-liners,but it is also a very good contemporary cartoon book that it’s hard to find in these days.

It contains both pictures and words, specially-it is drawn manually by the writer, Matthew Diffee. 

Therefore, if you fond somewhat like a homemade, you should like such as the book mentioning in this review article currently. Inside the book, you will see what good talent of the author, Matthew Diffee, that he is drawing cartoon lines while creating hilarious joke story. 

The one who can do as same as him, Matthew Diffee, must be a good mood and genius person, then he can put his an idea onto pages as the book, Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People, and make the readers chuckle...

Reviewed by: Michael Leng on English as second language.
At: 15th May 2015

Book Details:

ISBN-13: 978-1476748740
Publisher: Scribner
Published date: 26 May 2015
Language: English

Michael Leng is Thai, has a BA in Hotel management from Ramkhamhaeng University. He had worked for some hotels. Currently he works in logistics field, Bangkok, Thailand. Because of loving in English,  he has written some his own blogs in English-he really wants any feedback about his English he has posted.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

[[And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side]] Written by Dana Perino(The 27th White House Press Secretary.)

You will know what somethings alike in the White House through her writing as she has worked and experienced as a White House Press Secretary to a President, George W. Bush.

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“And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side” written by Dana Perino, is a book in a bestselling list in a Television Performer Biographies category currently.

Who is she, “Dana Perino”?

What does she do?

Where does she live?

She has a dog. What does her dog name?

Those questions are popping up in my head when I have searched and found Dana’s book, "And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side", in the moving up book list from one website.

As I am the one who loves books. I love to read almost every kind of books.

At my house, in my room, there are a hundred books lying on the bookshelf. Even I have no much time to open their pages and stay with it until the last page.

However, I am happy and I usually smile to myself whenever I see them [my books]. Is it called a book addicted, isn’t it? I cannot help it.

Therefore, I have to think in many ways if I want one (book) to be my own- to decorate my bookshelf-oh! No, I don’t mean to have it just for keeping and let it sleeping through day and night. I really want to read it thoroughly and-repeatedly.

Because, I love book that containing with any lines inspiring me for facing professional provocation and challenging personal fears to any hard situation.

This book tells us Dana Perino’s life path since she was very young from her hometown, Evanston, Wyoming and her Alma mater Colorado State University-Pueblo University of Illinois at Springfield (CSU-Pueblo) in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in mass communications and minors in both political science and Spanish, until she has become the no. 27th White House Press Secretary in Washington D.C.

Dana Perino was the 27th White House Press Secretary. She was the second female White House Press Secretary, after Dee Dee Myers who served during the Clinton Administration, and worked for the U.S. government under President George W. Bush from September 14, 2007 to January 20, 2009.

It was totally 494 days that she was serving on her challenging job in the parliament.

You will see that how she deals confronting of her personal fears to do her duty and addressing speeches to a podium for a President, George W. Bush. This story is one of many of her experiences, which she has recounted in the book with her good character and funny side.

Let's see some of her early life;

She was born in May 9, 1972, Evanston, Wyoming, U.S. She is the daughter of Janice "Jan" and Leo Perino, and grew up in Denver, Colorado. Two of her paternal great-grandparents were Italian immigrants. She attended Ponderosa High School in Parker, Colorado. It is a suburb of Denver.

Now she lives with her husband, Peter McMahon-who she has met him on an airplane, in Manhattan. She has a dog, Jasper. She has taken him-Jasper, to many TV shows when having her to the program.

If you are a women or a man who wants to succeed in your career path in your carrier life, Mm…this book is just for you.

Sometimes it is not a bad idea to study any success and/or fault of someone for your short way to lead to your top expectation of your dream. 

The book “And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side” will help you save your time from learning right from wrong. Because, Dana tells you her successful cases through this book about everything that she has about. 

You only read and pick some useful guidance and her real experiences to apply to yours.

Dana Perino’s job experiences;
  • Country music DJ while in college. 
  • White House Press Secretary.
  • Political commentator for a News TV channel-Fox News.
  • Co-host of the network's talk show The Five.
  • Book publishing executive at Random House.
  • Book author.
  • etc.

Reviewed by: Michael Leng
At: 13th May 2015

Book Details:

ISBN-13: 978-1455584901
Publisher: Twelve
Published date: 21st April 2015  

Language: English

Michael Leng is Thai, has a BA in Hotel management from Ramkhamhaeng University. He had worked for some hotels. Currently he works in logistics field, Bangkok, Thailand. Because of loving in English,  he has written some his own blogs in English-he really wants any feedback about his English he has posted.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

[[The Girl on the Train]] Is Written by Paula Hawkins as Extremely Exciting Genre | Book-Hub Review

Paula Hawkins start the first line of her novel, The Girl on the Train, with: The train crawls along; it judders past warehouse and water towers, bridges and sheds…

Once I see it, I am trying to think and assume all over the story be end up like,- the some novels that are telling what happening in only one place, one day or within a night, particularly, horror movies.

Therefore, I think this Paula’s love novel would be liked telling the story occurring on the train which its subject tell itself, the same as I have experienced in some of films as I have mentioned earlier.

Well, I am absolutely wrong. Rachel, the girl who is the key character of the novel, she went to many places and far distance as I have thought.

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In the story, it talks about some places in different regions; the writer knows well geography, puts readers through them how wonderful they are,- ride motorbikes from Paris to the Cote d’Azur, go along the way down the Pacific coast of the United States,(It would be nice if there were some beautiful and in raw natural places such as Phuket, Cheng Mai, Pattaya, e.g. in my country, Thailand including in it, lol..)

Even Paula doesn’t much describe deeply how charming of those popular places are, but perhaps it encourages chasing you having pleasant felling a time while you are on the page.

Paula has a very good ability in imagination and telling things in every piece of the details, especially, through her writing, for example, I have never went to London, UK. nor taken a train for work, I usually take a bus or drive, however, after reading just only a few page of her novel, The Girl on the Train, I think I could see things around the side of train tracks and lives on the train of the people who most always commute by train as I could see it with my own eyes. Surprise!

Think if anyone who read this book was an engineer working for train authority in a maintenance department. They would not act to turn blind eyes to any signaling problems and never-ending engineering works. Ha… Once I come to the immediate above lines. I want to see the modern electric train come up as soon as possible in my country, Thailand.

Rachel is a protagonist of the story, - on the pages number…– ah! Sorry, I can’t remember where it is, you will see that she loves to sit in carriage “D”, why?, I guess you will have this question in your head, - am I right? Because, she will be able to see a perfect view, trackside house: number fifteen; to me this number may bring me a good luck; I sometimes pick lottery numbers as same as the numbers I have seen from everywhere, God bless me please. Lol…

Well, why does Rachel pay her attention the house number fifteen?

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Paula Hawkins writes “The girl on the train”. She has told the story about life the obsessed girl, Rachel, who usually goes to work by commuter train. - As it comes the name of this novel book.

There are many homes alongside the train she takes to London, England, and back to her home after the long working day. She, Rachel, lives in suburban of a big capital city.

While she takes the train, she usually looks at throughout the train window,-sees the same couple having their first meal in the morning every day.

To see someone doing such that kind of daily routine activities is a normal thing for every people but Rachel. She imagines about the couple that she feels they have relevant with her.

Through the pictures of them which are Rachel is getting- their life is completely perfect or almost flawless on the other words.

A writer designs how this novel does?

Rachel is the only one character in the “The girl on the train” starting the point?

She seems to run the story alone! Unlike the other psychological thriller novel-cannot guessing to the end if you just read by the half book.

Well, Rachel names that couple as “Jess and Jason”. They finally will have any concerning together with Rachel or not!?!?

Therefore, Jess and Jason will aware themselves that there is someone keeps eyes on them.

One day, their life will come crossing together. Rachel sees something while the train she is taking about to go on to the next station.

Resulting Rachel becomes inextricably entwined in the happening. She gives some information what she knows to the police.

Yet, she still does not know what she has done more harm or good?-to her…

May I know a little more about Rachel’s background?

She loves gin and wine, thinks that her recently lost if compare to the other, particularly, the couple: Jess and Jason.

In addition, she is a luckless girl…

Title: The Girl on the Train
Reviewed by: Michael Leng
At: 10th May 2015

Book Details:

ISBN-13: 978-1594633669
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published date: 13th January 2015  

Language: English

Michael Leng is Thai, has a BA in Hotel management from Ramkhamhaeng University. He had worked for some hotels. Currently he works in logistics field, Bangkok, Thailand. Because of loving in English,  he has written some his own blogs in English-he really wants any feedback about his English he has posted.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

[[The Wright Brothers]] by David McCullough (Author) | Book-Hub Review Blog

Why can’t we fly like a bird? This statement is as the sort of question that the two brother, Wilbur and Orville Wright, thought in the year 1903.

These men have changed the big story of humankind, the father of airplane.

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David McCullough, two-times winner The Pulitzer, has written "The Wright Brothers" the surprising story of Wilbur and Orville Wright about what happened backward 112 years’ time.

Some said, “Education is better than none”. To have high education is a good idea. Because of every good education will help learners to use it for working or making a living for their life.

However, that is not 100 percent true. Many people in this world who lack the education but they can achieve their goals; beyond someone who even who hold a degree certification too.

Wilbur and Orville Wright were born in a house without any basic facility at all. They did not go to any higher education either. Only books that these two men have enough to read and read.

It is the very good case study example. If anyone has an inspiration and are willing to reach out the star, they can do it. If they work hard enough for that.

This couple brother is very genius and curios-without much education and study materials in the past 100 years plus as present time of course. They can create ideas, which are out of the box and made up a small airplane as because of the word: “How can we fly?”, still speak out in theirs mind.

Not only think and build a strange thing (at that time), but also they test flying themselves. To fly from ground to ground as the same and different level, from ground to air, from high place to down. Try to try, fly and fly, repeatedly- what risk they take!

Flying as a pilot in the old day is definitely different from today. None of an accurate tool is used by the trial during testing. They have no worrying much finding thing to wear for protecting and keeping them safe from any accident that might be occurred. What to say is they are the brave for doing such kind of circumstances.

“There is a will, there is a way”. This proverb is real and work for all of ages, before Wilbur and Orville made the heavy machine to fly, they were well known in the Dayton bicycle. They designed and built their bicycle for safety to ride-“The safety Bicycle”.

What did they do about the invention (bicycle)?

They designed them with two equal-size wheels. It is comfortable to ride and mount with more ease.

Wilbur and Orville Wright learnt from their success in a small machine first. Then later they began doing thing that no one could imagine it.-The airplane.

Find more about the profoundly American story what happened in the past from the book, which is written by David McCullough. You will know every part of the Wright. It is the fact with the dramatic story. The story is about the two brothers who changed the world.

I am sure, if you do love in Aeronautics and Astronautics, you are in the same group.-with us…

Author: David McCullough

Reviewed by: Michael Leng

At: 7 May 2015

Book Details:

ISBN-13: 978-1476728742
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1St Edition edition
Published date: 5th May 2015  

Language: English

Michael Leng is Thai, has a BA in Hotel management from Ramkhamhaeng University. He had worked for some hotels. Currently he works in logistics field, Bangkok, Thailand. Because of loving in English,  he has written some his own blogs in English-he really wants any feedback about his English he has posted.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Cooking Book [[American Heart Association Grill It, Braise It, Broil It]]: And 9 Other Easy Techniques for Making Healthy Meals

Do you like cooking?

Whether the way you love to cook your food like broil, grill or braise it, you will find them all in this book, American Heart Association Grill It, Braise It, Broil It: And 9 Other Easy Techniques for Making Healthy Meals.

Master 12 easy cooking techniques to make 175 heart-healthy recipes for any night, including: slow cooking, grilling, baking, microwaving, blending, stir-frying, steaming, roasting, broiling, poaching, braising, and stewing

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A cookbook, American Heart Association Grill It, Braise It, Broil It, just for you or may for you, whatever inside this book makes you and your beloved in a happiness in a cozy night with twelve easy techniques is fine with me.

To live healthily is a great life. This state is proved by coincide with one of Buddhist Speech, “Health is wealth. = ความไม่มีโรคเป็นลาภอันประเสริฐ (Thai pronunciation: [kham mai mi rok bpen lap aun prasert])”

After you have read all throughout this article, you will get some useful things for you living in a better life such as the followings.

How to be a good food cooker.

To re-think before having for meals.

Some sources to get cooking recipe books.

Sources to find food and ways for ending your obesity.


Hence, what do you do to have a healthy health? You may have ever heard an expression “You are What You Eat”

Yes, you are right. Meals that you usually have every day will result you in health.

To imagine and compare between one who has fishes and the other has beefs can be seen obviously the differences of their appearances.

This is not talking about what impact health inside their body yet. To keep your body in good looking and fit – inside (well) and out (look) is:

1. To have a good health.

2. To have enough rest (in bed 5-8 hr. /night).

3. To exercise hard at least 30 min. at a time and not least than three times in a week.

4. Reducing or stopping alcohol drinks.

5. To try not be stressful (accumulated stress will cause you to be unhealthy and/or ill.

It is fantastic to have some special teachings for cooking by yourself. That is great deal if you can do (cooking) it. You know, all activities during cooking, for example:
  • Prepare cooking kitchenware 
  • Material preparing.
  • Talking about taste. 
  • Try its taste.
  • Etc.
These will encourage relationship closer between one and another.

However, nobody in this word has known by birth any special technic of somethings-as it said “Born to be”- be that, be this, be an excellence in writing, be a good chef for cooking…

To prove the statement above that man cannot learn everything by himself is why we have schools, teachers, textbooks, education materials and students nowadays.

Therefore, it is not so strange at all to learn that someone cannot do jobs in the kitchen well but the other can.

Nothing is too hard for man with strong passion if they want to. There are only several teaching methods or learning ways as the other word.

Here they are:

1. Leaning in schools as interactive that has an instructor.
2. Learning on line with interactive or non-interactive.
3. Self-taught.

Can you categorize subjects, which is suite for each teaching methods?





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Now, if you want to cook, you only find a good cooking recipe book to read it first for several time and the next step is, you should do cooking and only look the line what you are not sure or forget some piece of it.

Eventually, if you do like as the statement above repeat-read and cook, cook and read, read, read, read, cook, cook, cook, read, read, cook, cook…, why not you are the master cooker! I labeled you already, ha ha.

All the 9 master techniques list with the 175 recipes inside the American Heart Association Grill It, Braise It, Broil It cookbook are listed below:
  1. STIR-FRYING: Taco Time Pork • Warm Cinnamon-Raisin Apples 
  2. STEWING: Meatless Cassoulet • Chicken in Tomato-Wine Sauce 
  3. STEAMING: Thai-Style Chicken Potstickers • Peruvian Quinoa Salad 
  4. SLOW COOKING: Madeira Flank Steak • Chicken Cacciatore with Pasta 
  5. ROASTING: Asparagus with Dijon Vinaigrette • Honeyed Strawberries with Almonds 
  6. POACHING: Cheesy Open-Face Egg Sandwiches • Cod in Green Curry Broth 
  7. MICROWAVING: Black Bean Chili • Risotto with Edamame 
  8. GRILLING: Mediterranean Tuna Kebabs • Honey-Balsamic Brussels Sprouts 
  9. BROILING: Sweet and Tangy Scallops • Sirloin Steak with Creamy Horseradish Sauce 
  10. BRAISING: Shrimp and Grits with Greens • Pomegranate Pears 
  11. BLENDING: Minted Pea Soup with Yogurt Swirl • Peanut Butter and Banana “Ice Cream” 
  12. BAKING: Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes • Easy Peach Crisp 
Reviewed by: Michael Leng
At: 5th April 2015

Book Details:

ISBN-13: 978-0307888099
Publisher: Harmony
Published date: 2nd June 2015  

Language: English

Michael Leng is Thai, has a BA in Hotel management from Ramkhamhaeng University. He had worked for some hotels. Currently he works in logistics field, Bangkok, Thailand. Because of loving in English,  he has written some his own blogs in English-he really wants any feedback about his English he has posted.

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