Pew_rock @ Perak ......
Everybody knows that nowadays this country had
2 head that have to control it but they are not under
the same roof ..
What will happen to my birthplace ...it is silly when
people ask me about my birthplace ...the government
clearly takeover the power with sudden and this is not
fair ...where is our democracy ...why don't we held an
election back ...
i think the best way is just held an election back ..
let the king , government , comunity , student like me
know who is the one chosen by the majority ...
hope the prime minister will take the best way to solve
this problem and don't just think on one side ...
ok ... pupye ... hope my birthplace will be the best place
to live in ...
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Pew_rock @ Perak ......
Posted by Khaldun boys at 9:26 PM
Monday, January 26, 2009
Hepi holiday but it's already coming to an END..
someone said to me "tahun ni tak perlu ada istilah rehat untuk kau"
you know what that's mean ...i must struggle for my becoming exam called
or in it's long name
'SIJIL PELAJARAN MALAYSIA'
sound similar but it is the key for my future
wether 'success' or 'fail'....
if i fail this test i'm sure i will regret for the whole of my life..
To all my friend .....
please give me a support to keep the word 'success' always in 'my hand'
let's give our principal a 'BOMB' when he read our result next year...
Posted by Khaldun boys at 10:59 PM
Posted by Khaldun boys at 10:49 PM
Monday, January 19, 2009
The Pearl John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California, in 1902. He was the third of four children and the only son of John Steinbeck, Sr. and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. Growing up in a rural valley near the Pacific coast, Steinbeck was an intense reader, and both his father, a local government official, and his mother, a former schoolteacher, encouraged his literary pursuits. In 1919 he graduated from Salinas High School and matriculated at Stanford University, where he studied literature and writing.
In 1925, without a degree, Steinbeck left Stanford to pursue work as a reporter in New York City. He returned to California the following year, supporting his endeavors at writing with a steady income from manual labor. Over the next several years his literary career gained momentum with the publication of his first novels. Although his first three—Cup of Gold, The Pastures of Heaven, and To a God Unknown—were critical and commercial failures, he achieved major success in 1935 with the publication of Tortilla Flat, a collection of stories about the ethnic working poor in California. During this time, Steinbeck began to gain recognition from critics for his short stories.
Steinbeck's extensive travels in the 1930s partly inspired two of his finest works, Of Mice and Men, in 1937, and The Grapes of Wrath, in 1939. Both novels, fictional portraits of the western United States during the Great Depression, are still read widely. Steinbeck received the Pulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath in 1940.
Steinbeck's simple, touching novella The Pearl originally appeared in the magazine Woman's Home Companion in 1945 under the title “The Pearl of the World.” The story explores the destructive effect of colonial capitalism on the simple piety of a traditional native culture. Set in a Mexican Indian village on the Baja Peninsula around the turn of the century, the novella tells the story of Kino, an Indian pearl diver who discovers a massive, beautiful, and extremely valuable pearl. The pearl fills Kino with a new desire to abandon his simple, idyllic life in favor of dreams of material and social advancement, dreams that run headlong into the oppressive resistance of the Spanish colonial powers that top the social hierarchy of Kino's world.
While less complex than Steinbeck's other works, The Pearl ranks among his most popular, and it is certainly one of his most accessible. The novella was originally conceived as a film project (and was in fact made into a motion picture in 1948); it features a simple, visually evocative style that in many ways recalls the narrative flow of a film. Additionally, The Pearl's simple prose style echoes the traditional style of a moral parable, particularly the biblical parables of Jesus. The story clearly owes a great deal to the biblical story of the pearl of great price, and to a certain extent the familiar rhythms and easily understandable moral lessons of the novella help to explain its continuing power and its long-standing popularity.
The Pearl is not among Steinbeck's most critically acclaimed works, but it has exerted a certain amount of influence in American literature. Its evocation of natural beauty and its use of the short, simple parable form may have influenced Ernest Hemingway in writing The Old Man and the Sea (1952). Because of its overwhelming popularity, Steinbeck reissued The Pearl as a single volume in 1947, and it has enjoyed a healthy readership ever since. Other widely read Steinbeck titles include Cannery Row and The Red Pony, both published in 1945, East of Eden (1952), and the unique travelogue Travels with Charley (1962).
Steinbeck was a prolific and popular writer, but few consider him to be an American writer of the absolute first rank. Whereas most of Steinbeck's contemporaries—Hemingway and William Faulkner, for example—wrote in clear and consistent styles, making it easy to identify their artistry, Steinbeck never stuck with one style, and his choice of narrative form varied greatly from work to work. Nevertheless, Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962, and although the quality of his writing suffered a precipitous drop in his final years, he left behind a body of work that marks him as a significant twentieth-century American voice.
Posted by Khaldun boys at 4:12 PM
there were so many artist that i like ...
it's depend on the genre and how the song goes on ...
this is my fav artist list....
Boys likE guRlz
The laSt gOOdniGht
mY cHemicAl RomaNcE
and Many mOre....
see you in the next chapter...
bye bye .....
Posted by Khaldun boys at 3:53 PM