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Taiwanese artist Renren’s new book ‘Un moment français’ beautifully illustrates what French love looks like in real life

Taiwanese illustrator Renren’s new book, “Un moment français 達令的法語時間” came out this week. I wondered around the Tai-da Eslite bookstore the day before yesterday after work and found this little cheerful illustration book. I read through the preface and the author’s page and thought it was very inspiring. It said that the book author and illustrator Renren had once been an English language teacher for little kids and a purchasing sales for computer companies. Encouraged by his fine arts trained French husband, she began to pursue her dream career as a freelance book illustrator. For thirty years she dreamed of one day holding her own drawings but never pursued it. The author’s introduction noted that she made the career change in her late thirties, which I think is quite inspiring. Renren has worked on many illustration projects on books since then. A list of links: Buy the book on “Un moment français 達令的法語時間” by Renren Renren’s blog: Renren ‘s facebook page: Advertisements

Similes Examples in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

  A simile is a comparison of two things using the word “like” or the word “as”. Below are some examples of similes from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic American novel “The Great Gatsby.” “In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whispering and the champagne and the stars.” “Daisy and Jordan lay upon an enormous couch, like silver idols, weighing down their own white dresses against the singing breeze of the fans” “Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.” “Instead of being the warm centre of the world, the Middle West now seemed like the ragged edge of the universe – so I decided to go East and learn the bond business”. “The late afternoon sky bloomed in the window for a moment like the blue honey of the Mediterranean .” “The rain cooled about half-past three to a damp mist, through which occasional thin drops swam like dew.” “A damp streak of hair lay like a dash of blue …