As some of you may know, the Big Bad Wolf book sale has arrived again! It was from 26th November til 2nd December. According to their site, there were promises of super cheap books for all ages, and I just could not pass up the opportunity to buy cheap stuff lols especially books. Since Amy
was only free on Sundays cos of work, we went up to KL on that day. We traveled to KL free of charge, thanks to Amy’s aunt who was heading to KL as well, albeit for a different reason. And cramped in the backseat were Amy, her mom, cousin and I. My waist felt a bit sore after the trip =/ lol
We finally arrived around 11.30am after Amy’s relatives stopped for brunch along the way and headed to the nearest LRT station to get to Amcorp Mall. During the LRT ride, Amy pointed out that not a single person in the train was reading unlike the people in London and Singapore. LOL. We reached the book fair around lunchtime and luckily there wasn’t a queue outside the entrance like other days. There were boxes provided for those who didn’t bring their own shopping bags etc…and Amy and I pushed and carried the box along the venue as it became loaded with tons of books in no time XD
There’s a picture Amy took of our box before the selection process as there were just too many…will upload it when I get the pic from Amy. My stash comprised of just 8 books (the other 7 was with Ling Sim)…adding up to a grand total of RM120 worth of damage to my wallet, while Amy’s stash totaled to ~RM160. Fiction books were just RM8 each which was such a steal considering they were brand new and some of them were of the hardcover variety while cookbooks were RM10 – RM20 each though there wasn’t much to choose from.
I managed to get 8 out of the 9 books from the Southern Vampire Mysteries series by Charlaine Harris, mostly thanks to LING SIM
!!! What a bargain! I was starting to get desperate and wanted to get the boxed set shipped by Amazon. It’s cheaper but shipping costs were pricey. >.<
Finally took pics of my mini book haul ^_^
Oh joy! 7 out of the current 9 book ‘Southern Vampire Mysteries’ series aka. the Sookie Stackhouse series were obtained with Ling Sim’s help! And I found the 2nd book when I went on Sunday!! Wish I could’ve gotten ‘All Together Dead’ too to complete the collection, but oh well I’m still happy with these!! The hardcover one looks out of place though…but it was a HARDCOVER for RM8!!
Met up with Anne
as well during the book fair ^_^ It was so nice to see them and we managed to take a picture or two before leaving as it was starting to rain.
The moment we decided to leave, it started raining cats and dogs. =_=” and we got drenched though we had an umbrella. Plus there was a pretty strong wind along with the rain and my umbrella threatened to turn inside out. NOT FUN. And Amy was laughing away watching me struggle with the umbrella. =_=” Hmmph!
Quoting Amy: ‘The things we do for knowledge / cheap books!’
We finally made it the LRT station and Amy decided to take a pic of us looking all haggard from the rain and wind. Weird… From there, we proceeded to Mid Valley to have a very late lunch / early dinner. Oh, and the commuters in KL are so rude. As we were trying to get off the super packed train, people from the outside kept rushing in and ignoring those who wanted to get off. So annoying…and it’s even worse when you have tons of stuff to carry. Bravo to Amy who told those rude people off! Hehe and I might have purposely rammed some people on the way out. That’ll teach them to rush in next time. >:( Uncivilized humans.
We went to Manhattan Fish Market! We tried the salmon chowder if I’m not mistaken…it was quite yummy but it contained lots of Ajinomoto in it lol
Mmmm…salmon chowder! ^_^
My Manhattan Fish & Chips (Had Alaskan Pollock cos I couldn’t afford Swordfish T.T)
Amy enjoying the salmon chowder…
Amy’s ‘Flaming Platter for One’
After our hearty meal, we burnt some calories carrying Amy’s huge bag filled with books around the shopping mall while doing a bit of shopping. Later, we headed to the bus station for the bus back to Ipoh. All in all, it was such a fun day…got to meet up with some very sweet friends and to spend some time with Amy. Even though I woke up the next day feeling sore all over from carrying Amy’s stuff, I had such a lovely time annoying Amy on purpose…keke hope the feeling’s mutual!
Oh, and Amy…you owe me some Krispy Kremes for helping you carry that bag around KL!! :D