February 12, 2016
I really love korean pop and food.
The quote states, "If you are alive, there is hope for a better day and something good to happen. If there is nothing good left in the destiny of a person, he or she will die." The dad gave him the inspiration to keep him going on from his journeys that he's going through or might go through in the future. With this in mind, Ishmael gets inspired by his dad, which keeps him going. When he starts to remember the quote, he challenges himself to keep going into whatever path he encounters on his way to safety.
February 15, 2016
Ishmael has escaped death many times during his journey. For instance, he once was captured by the rebels on his way back to his hometown; however, he managed to escape the tragic event he got himself into. He was tortured horribly. He was tied up by one of the mean cold hearted rebels. His arms were tied together obviously, but his elbows were so compressed against each other to the point where they touched each other. At the end, his friends and he ran to the forest for protection against the rebels. They ran as fast as they could. Furthermore, there was another time where Ishmael was crossing a swamp with many other people that were trying to escape. This time, they weren't as like as they all were last time. One of the people dropped something that they were carrying which made an echo of the falling object. This made the rebels alert of someone being in out there; the presence of each and one of them was caught. They did manage to escape. Overall, Ishmael has escaped many tragic events during his journey, which makes the reader trigger to read the book and see what might happen next.