Reading Notes: Chinese Fairy Tales

  • The favorite of fortune and the child of good luck. is really sad! I don’t like that she didn’t do anything to deserve her ill luck. There should be a reason or a chance for her to fix it. Maybe I’ll write something like that
  • The cave of beasts story is super messed up! I don’t think I would want to go live with my dad again if he abandoned me in the mountains. I’d rather them tell him to get out and live a happy life where the rest of their sisters joining them in the cave
  • I honestly think I would have liked the panther story better if the girls had come up with some of the things themselves. I like how they saved themselves the first time, but I think it would be cool to see them given these things by strangers and come up with uses for the items themselves.

Bibliography: The Chinese Fairy Book by R. Wilhelm. Web Source.

Image: Panther by SylviaP_Design. Source: Pixabay

Reading Notes: Filipino Popular Tales

  • I really like the monkey in the tale of the three friends. He seems really resourceful – much more so than his friends. I’d like to potentially rewrite this story with human characters in a different setting and see how it plays out
  • I don’t know what to say about the story of the three brothers of fortune. All I want it to see this from the woman’s point of view. I really want her to get the chance to give the three brothers a piece of her mind
  • I really enjoyed the story about Cochinango. I’m not sure what I would do with this story if I used it for storytelling this week, but I think it would be fun to work with. I could either remove the magical elements or tell the story from the princesses point of view.
  • I feel like the Enchanted Prince story is missing a lot of exposition. I think it would be nice to write about what I image happened leading up the main body of the story. I bet I could come up with something interesting
  • I like that the story of the poor man and his three sons has a moral to it. I have been missing those lately, but I like that this moral is applicable to everyday life. It’s honestly really sound advice

Bibliography: Filipino Popular Tales by Dean Fansler. Web Source.

Image: Flag map of the Philippines by Aira Cutamora. Source: Wikimedia