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Derina Penn

Location: Sydney, Australia

Gender: F

Member Since: March 2019

Last online: January 2020

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Last Updated Jan 02, 2020

Force yourself to laugh and you will soon find something to laugh about. It is a Joy of Creating. Let's splurge on it.

Thank you all, the fans, the non-fans, for reading my writings in past nine months. It was not a long time, but enough time to have a baby, since I joined Bookise. Unfortunately, I have not had any "baby" born during this time. But I had great fun and it drove me to get on this site daily, even when my time and body was not allowed. I had to admit it was quite a challenge for me as an Asian to try to involve in English reading and writing as a second language, but I had received quite some encouragements and directions along the way. I want to thank those who had offered their hands in doing just that. 

However, along with other new year resolutions that had come. I am afraid I will not be able to go on this site as often as before. Maybe once per week, per month, or maybe still daily, who knows. I miss my Chinese reading and writing too, it is getting rusty now. As I have not read or written any in my own language since I am on this site. I have a list of books in both languages to read this year. The Journey has just begun. 

Wish you all find your purpose in life and many more reasons to smile! Have a very Happy 2020! 


What exactly makes a writer tick?

Is it the communication of the reality or the creation of the beauty?

Is it the liberation of subconsciousness or the expectation that the writing might click?

My answer is not the above.

I am simply the one who is looking for who I was and who I am.

Why was I born as an Asian, while my memories were mainly of Western?

What was I trying to write before I had to leave my previous body? 


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A word is dead

When it is said,

Some say.

I said it just

Begins to live

That day.

By Emily Dickinson


Reading is a treasure hunt for me. You may not know when you will find the gold you are looking for, and that is the fun of it. And most of time, I found lots of jewels or dimonds on that way. The journey is full of suprises and delights becasue of that.  

I like to read poems and short stories, especially humorous, spiritual or paranormal ones. Basically anything that can make me cry, laugh or grow. 

If you have any postings you would like to share with me. Please let me know. I don't write much myself as Englsih is not my first language. But I like to read to fill up my spare time in an alreay busy lifestyle.     


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