They Don’t Want To Know

I look around and I see a rise of distracting objects, tasteless topics and videos of people bothering people on the rise. High views of a video of someone playing the flute with his nose, a game about breaking bricks with the same colors, placed on the palms of neatly dressed zombies who only come back to being humans when an ad appears and they need to wait 5 seconds to skip it, the same way they skip the news about displaced children, the same way they skip the skinny child with his ribs showing, swinging between life and death in his hunger delusion, the same way they change the channel when they see a women marching for their rights, they flip the channel to whatever prank show is on when they see a school shooting. They stay inside in the comfort of their air conditioning, away from the rising heat, denying the climate change that will destroy our earth…. no…. earth won’t be destroyed, Earth have been here for 4.6 billion years, it has survived much worse, this is about our survival. But no… they don’t want to know. If they deny it, it won’t happen. Sure our kids won’t suffer… kids starving in the news? Where? I don’t see it… if I do it must be in one place only, some African countries, it will be solved… what do you mean Yemen and Syria too, they also have starvation? Well… I’m sure it won’t spread further than that… just think about the moment you finish your work so you can enjoy your crazy cakes or whatever game you think is more important than our world… well… it’s not your word anymore, because you abandoned it and created your own world. I however love this world, I love everything about it, and fortunately for you, you are a part of this world, and I hope you can wake up, I hope somehow my Post will break through the colored bricks and, hopefully, when you wake up, you don’t skip me like an ad. I’m not selling what you already have, you have this world, and if you don’t start to listen and act, then the world will skip you, and shuts us all down.

Here’s what you can learn…

 

We all crave for a good tale; searching for a portal to take us out of this world and hope we end up somewhere inspiring. This is how it started with my tale, Kima. One day in 2009, I was still a student with hopes and dreams and so many shapeless tales living within me. I casually went online to check my email. That’s when I came across to an article about beached whales in South Africa; which some might know as “Death Stranding”. On that day, I read the article and I came across something that puzzled me. The article mentioned that this started first in South Africa on Christmas Eve, 1928. This sparked my curiosity and made me think about why it happened? Who was there? How did it affect the people; to see something like that for the first time? A story started to take form, and I was already working on my first novel “Psychs” at the time. So, I did some research about life in 1928, South Africa, to see if I’ll get some good materials for my story. And that’s when I came across to something that might be the reason why whales go out from the sea. That day, and three rewrites later, have brought us to this moment, where a folk tale is now making its way out one reader at a time. goodreadlasttest-1

I’m writing today to present some of those readers who happened to have enjoyed the story and the message I am trying to spread throughout the world. Here is what you can learn about my dimension, my portal to fantasy that is based on reality and real experiences. I hope you can visit and support that message, and help spreading Kima, an inspirational light  tale with a heavy message.

 

 

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“A very Enjoyable reading” ~ A Book and a Dish (This review comes with a South African dish inspired by my tale.) 5/5 Stars.

 

 

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“I enjoyed reading the story and I like Amin’s writing style” ~ Strive to Engage 5/5 Stars.

 

 

 

 

review train“The book is really easy to read. From the first pages, the author weaves the mystery and mischief in the story” ~ Following the golden quill 5/5 Stars.

 

 

 

 

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“Pretty interesting and unique” ~ Read Watch and Think 4.5/5 Stars.

 

 

 

 

 

review Karen

 

“A. H. Amin has created a remarkable story… It is a good read” ~ My train of thoughts on… 4/5 Stars.

 

 

 

 

review tj

 

“The book is imaginative and fresh… There are life lessons to be found and understood in the pages.” ~ TJ Love Books 3.5/5 Stars.

 

 

 

review maria

 

 

“Quite fascinating and whimsical” ~ A daughter of Parchment and paper 3.5/5 Stars.

 

 

 
review darria

“The premise is magical, like fables of old passed through ancient texts and read at bedtime to the young.” ~ Darrienia 3/5 Stars.

 

 

 

 

 

Kima: amazon or you can pick it from many other online bookstores.

 

My Trip To Beijing…

Part 2: The Forbidden City…Permitted to all…

Part 1

 

The Chinese people have a phrase for unusual amount of crowded people; “人生人海 , ren sheng ren hai” Mountain made of people and sea made of people. That phrase applies that day because it is China’s national day. This is why during my vacation I couldn’t go to the Great Wall, as you can see why from the picture below.

 

This was taken the day I went to the Forbidden City by another Tourist.

 

I however managed to squeeze myself through and entered the much much less crowded, most iconic, and magical location in Beijing… The Forbidden City.

This device below is amazing. It contain every language in the world, and whenever you are at a specific location, it will automatically explain to you about the history, gives you fun facts, and other key knowledges related to the location you stand on.


I loved the fact that I was allowed to take as much pictures as I wanted. Normally, and in other locations that I have visited around the world, it is forbidden to take pictures of artifacts. I guess what’s forbidden is not forbidden in the Forbidden city… try saying that five time in a row.


There are tons of other attractions in the Forbidden City, and the pictures honestly doesn’t do just to the place. I am looking at them as I write; it is not the same when I actually stood in the middle of the historical wonder; they don’t reflect what I have experienced there. Or maybe I am not a good photographer as I thought I was. But if you ever get the chance to visit Beijing, then I suggest you spare four hours to explore the wonder that is the Forbidden City.

Until my next post… have a nice day.

 

~ A. H. Amin

A New Christmas Read…

It’s seems like it was only yesterday when I celebrated the new year’s eve, but here we are now, at the threshold of a new chapter in our lives. This year has probably moved light years ahead for me because it was my busiest year yet. And it will soon about to become more interesting.

My inspirational fantasy novella, Kima, is now set to be released soon around the end of November and the beginning of December. This novel have been in rewriting inferno for a tremendous time. Passing through purgatory now, Kima will soon shine out and be available publicly and only clicks away too.

 

     Christmas Eve 1928 gave birth to a yearly phenomenon in South Africa. A herd of false killer whales were found beached upon the shores. It has also given birth to the story of two young children who meet an old woman named Kima. Kima somehow knows why this has happened, but that’s not all she knows. The children, Alex and Alice, realize that there is more to this woman that what meets the eye, and ear. She will reveal to them a tale, a mysterious story she claims was passed on to her by a mythical Black Seagull.

Derived from both historic tales and figures, Kima is a fictional character portrayed in a way that makes her become real.

 

There will be more to reveal in the coming future, all I could say is that this is an inspirational novel that I had extreme joy and pleasure writing it. I hope in the very upcoming future I will get to share the experience and hope we can learn something from my inspirational fantasy novella.

 

 

 

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My New Drawing…2

 

From nothing came love. The universe existed for the sake of love. When you don’t have it, you want it. And that’s how the world came to existence; it created what it missed.

 

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First… Love became a thought…

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Then…. the universe conspired in its favor…

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And then they watched from the skies how they two sparkled on earth.

Complete Serenity…

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Have you ever seen something and thought, “There’s no way I can do that.”?… You know.. that one attraction where the standing line is too short? You may know that feeling and you may have experienced it yourself. But have you ever wondered in what universe the other you would say “This is my dream.. I want to conquer my fears… bring it on!”?

Well, until inter-dimensional travel is possible and you actually find another you who is not really you (If that makes any sense); there is no way to know for sure how would it feels like to conquer your fears. What I am trying to say is… you will never know anything until you actually try… not necessarily daredevil your way out of a daily routine, but to actually do what you wish.. what you dream of doing.

Now I got that out of the way, I’ll tell you exactly how the jump happened in three parts today; First the pre jump, Up top, and then Midair.

– Pre-Jump:-

I stood outside the park for a little while, waiting for a friend; a surgeon who was worried about me when he heard about the jump. But I believe if he hadn’t came I would have maybe hesitated and possibly chickened-out. The place was Xi Hai Park, China, Dalian city. The place had the world’s highest Bungee on waters… yes on waters and not the highest Bungee in the world. But it didn’t matter because it happened so fast I couldn’t tell if it was 156 meters or 10 meters. So we went inside the elevator and I watched how really high it was. With each second of ascend, my heart descends. I reached the top feeling light headed at first cause I didn’t breath while I was looking at the view. Then I was guided to where I would Jump.

– Up top:-

There was a young girl ahead of me who, in celebration of her birthday, decided to do the jump. I guess that’s one way to stay young. So she jumped… actually pushed because she was too afraid… then came my turn. They tied my legs and then brought me to the edge. And all it took was three counts… those three counts brought all my fears, all my dreams…  I was doing it to prove something to myself. I am a writer, a painter, an Orthodontist doing his postgraduate studies, I have no country, My future is obscure, and I knew my life was chaos. But it is the most interesting life I am living. No matter how I may one day describe my life, I won’t use the word boring. So I spread my hands and gave myself to fate.

– Midair

The first three seconds were fear. And then… the most beautiful thing I couldn’t have imagined happened. You know when you walk around, read, pray, sit… you are always thinking of other things, your job, your kids, that one girl or guy you have a crush on? We are always thinking of more than one thing at the same time. But… when I was up there… For the first time since I can remember, I couldn’t think of anything. My mind became so clear. To put it simply, I was in complete serenity. When they lowered the line down so I can ride the boat, I felt light, and all my troubles disappeared.

 

So my conclusion is; Life’s decisions are like Bungee jumps. Hesitation, fear, followed by thrill and then serenity after the accomplishment. So in the future if I ever felt despair, I’ll just remind myself of what I did… and if somehow I forgot… well I can always use another jump.