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Life is what we make it: ‘Colour of Mind’

Our dear author Alice Nash grew up in Sichuan, China, a part of the country with much connection to nature. She holds a MA in Diplomatic Studies and has been running her property business since 2000. When she lived in China, she worked as a journalist and a public relations officer for a multinational corporation.

Looking back, it was her hometown in Sichuan that she first shared the joy of having green hills and clear water naturally within her surroundings. Coming from this happy place of greens and blue, she admired nature and developed her likelihood for sport and literature. Besides reading, Alice Nash also developed a hobby with music ranging from jazz to country and, mostly, classical music.

With her life background and upbringing, she has been naturally appreciative of pre digital age. The way of life was a world apart from the digital era where technology has taken over our lives. People used to or had to properly read books rather than shouting a glance at the headline of the screen with a flicker of wonder without bothering in getting to know the rest of the content. However, she fully acknowledges that the digital era has been involved in most aspects of our lives. There are probably more devices connecting to the internet than humans, which brings all kinds of information to our fingertips, transferring our communication ability and making life much earlier. On the other hand, the fast-paced and shallow digital exchange creates a more divided society and has bought a shorter attention span among the new generation. One of her beliefs is that the educational system should cherish the traditional reading towards the encouragement of the youth to spend more time in proper readings, be it is paperback book or e-Books.

As someone who likes to be one with nature, she takes inspiration from ordinary scenes rather than deliberately seeking it. When asked in her interview: How do you handle writer’s block? Alice said, “Switch off from the writing, leave the table and get out of the house, do something completely irrelevant.”

Indeed, a beautiful person with a pleasant personality like our author Alice Nash has so much in store for us. In her exhilarating book Colour of Mind, she masterpieces revolving around individual lives and the choices presented along the way or the lack thereof. She has already published her first book titled ‘Sound of Ripples’ in 2014. Now let’s witness and follow the life of Kathy, Liao, 27 years old professional, in her two-week holiday trip to Haikou, how the ups and downs of her journey, both professional and career, has been unfolding.

This is an interesting work containing some historical facts and experiences from the past. It will bring us back to the late 1980s when the Chinese Economic Reform was in full swing. Let us look at how the young individual was drawn into the ‘Hainan Heat’ to seek greener pastures in the largest Special Economic Reform, enjoying this thrill-filled work of how unpredictable life can be in the unprecedented opportunity of the free economic market.

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