Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Alchemist -Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist

The Book:
I just want to share to you this one classic master piece from Paulo Coelho “The Alchemist”, it is about the journey of the young shepherd named Santiago, who travels to Egypt to find his treasure and his personal legend, during his travel he met different people who had played big part on his journey and as well as changed his point of views and ideas, he met lone Gypsy who taught him, if he does find the treasure, she wants 1/10 of it, an old king named Melchizedek who tells him that "When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." and beautiful Arabian woman named Fatima who explained to him that he needs to follow his heart for him to be able to find his treasure.

Along his way Santiago then encounters a lone alchemist who tells about personal legends. The alchemist state that "Those who don't understand their personal legends will fail to comprehend its teachings." He now feels unsure about himself as he listens to the alchemist's teachings.

Santiago also encounters love, danger, opportunity, disaster and learns a lot about himself around the impact he had on the people he met. He learned to survive and make his own decision and find his way back home.

The Alchemist was originally written in Portuguese and was first published in 1988 and has been in the World Guinness Record for having been translated to 67 different languages, It has sold more than 65 million copies in more than 150 countries, becoming one of the best-selling books in history

The story of Santiago reflect  to my personal life, my agenda and my point of views, I am a traveler and a treasure hunter, I have been hunting my happiness ever since, chasing the successful part of my life, I have encounter different types of people and some of them had played significant role in my life, they have taught me a lot of things, in this book I’ve learned that there is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve; the fear of failure we have to be brave all the time, it doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop.

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”               
                                                                              -   The Alchemist



  1. VERY GOOD.. ganda ng book na yan...

  2. di ko pa nabasa yan. actually book lover ako, kulang nalang maging library ang kwarto ko! heheh! try ko yan basahin, kahit anong genre lang naman din binabasa ko basta maganda ang reviews tsaka i find it interesting pag maganda ang cover! hehehe!

    akala ko kung ano ng hina-hunt mo,magikin mo nalang kaya! hahaha

  3. tagal ko ng nakikita, naririnig yung book ni paulo pero di ko parin nababasa, di kasi ako mahilig magbasa.hahaha pero i know maganda yan basta galing kay paulo. :D

  4. mahanap nga yan minsan dito.
    thanks for the review.

  5. ang serious naman.. i like that book too, i've read a lot of Paulo Coelho's book and my favorite so far is eleven minutes. I hope you'll be able to find your happiness soon. :) Success is surely around the corner,just work hard. :).. I like this part, "it doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop." tama!!!

  6. mah! favorite Book! hhmmm....

    pati na rin ni Anne Curtis and Kris Aquino.. haha!

    Miss blogworld!

  7. it doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop. Favorite ko yan. Sabi yan ni Lolo Confucius. I never read that book. I am more into reading self-help book right now and have two pendings right there on my bookshelf but with your recommendation, I'll go find that book.

    Anu ba yan serious, parang hindi ako sanaya Al. hahaha! Genun talaga, dapat minsan madapa, at lahat tayo dumaan, dumadaan, at dadaan diyan no matter what. Di ka nag-iisa, andito kami pre, mga nadapa din, pero determiandong bumangon. Huwag mo hanapin si "Hapiness", ang hanapin mo si "Felicity".

  8. gusto ko rin mabasa toh..ewan ko bakit di pa rin ako magka-chance... hehehehe

  9. naks ang daming comment ahhh.... anyway.. may reason yan ang post na ito...

  10. Musingan pahiramin mo nga ako niyan..hindi kita pahhiramin ng mga books ko..LOL

  11. sa totoo lang na iinggit ako sa mga taong nakabasa na nito...feeling ko ang sikat kasi ng librong ito---mas sikat pa sa twilight saga..hehe

    sana mabsa ko na 'yan one day...'yan na lang muna pangarap ko sa buhay sa ngayon...lol

  12. nakaka inspire din ang book na yan dahil we can reflect it in our life..

    good morning

  13. eto ang pinaka unang novel na nabasa ko ^_^

  14. Al, ito yon time kung bakit hinanap ko talaga ang book na ito. Di ko lang naumpisahang basahin sa dami ng mga book ko na naghihintay basahin.

    Pag naumpisahan mo na parang ayaw mo ng bitiwan.


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