This is the talisman that I bought last year in Japan. It came from a famous temple which is shown in Geisha. the exact temple in which the heroine runs across numerous red gateway. the talisman is meant to protect the one who wears it and to reconcile the possible danger before hand. Usually, I am not a very superstitious person. however this kind of trivial signs always bother me a lot. Every time something close to me is broken or lost, I could not help but wonder if there was something happened and I did not know for the moment and forever. The sense of insecurity would annoy me for a while until the busy life schedule pushs me further.
On the other hand, I am kind of released at this moment, for I tend to assume this talisman had solved some possible problem or danger for me.
This evening on my way to the MRT station, this Fox-shaped talisman dropped on the elevator. Immediately I pick it up and keep it in my bag. Then once again, I wonder what could happen and what would happen~
Chapter One— Introduction: Amy Tan’s Transition from an Ethnic Writer to a Global Writer
Why does Amy Tan want to replace her original interest with new subjects? What are the vital factors leading to her drastic exchange? How does her new work reflect the transition? These questions might puzzle a reader as s/he reads Amy Tan’s latest novel—Saving Fish from Drowning (2005). Needless to say, Amy Tan, the author of The Joy Luck Club (1989), is popular among many literature lovers all over the world. Right after the publication of her first novel, it became the bestseller of the year, lingering more than 40 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. The Joy Luck Club was not only the candidate for National Book Award and the National Book but also received the Commonwealth Gold Award and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award at the end of that year. Compliments and praises surged one another and the literature community has esteemed Tan as one of the most important Chinese American writers …