Sunday, June 3, 2007

I Went to the BookFest@Malaysia 2007!

Ever since I got back home yesterday, I couldn't wait to write about my Kuala Lumpur trip. It was a long trip, slightly more than two weeks! Nevertheless, I quite enjoyed it though I got bored sometimes.

Last Wednesday, my cousins and I went to the KL Convention Centre to check out Popular's BookFest@Malaysia 2007. The theme was appropriately called 'Joy In Reading'. I hope you do feel the joy when you read and not something else - like boredom, for instance! If you are bored with reading books, then it's either the book is boring or you are not reading books that REALLY interest you! Go figure it out.

I went to KL with my mom to visit my grandmother who was admitted to hospital. She's around 90 years old but she's still pretty strong! She's a wonderful woman.

Anyway, since I was already in the city, then there's no excuse why I should miss the BookFest. All the books were given discounts so, it's definitely a not-to-be-missed shopping trip.

Well, I only bought 2 books. The Devil Wears Prada and A Walk To Remember. My sis already has a copy of Devil Wears Prada but the print in her book is way too tiny for me. I like the words to be quite big (not very big!) but big enough so that I don't have to strain my eyes. And I bought A Walk To Remember because I've watched the movie twice and liked it.

When I went in the hall(s), I was like, 'Wow'....

It was really huge. The place, I mean. And there were so MANY books that I didn't know where to start first. I just wandered around first then I started from the right side of the hall where the English fiction books were.

There were 5 halls. Hall 1 is for all things China and Hong Kong, Hall 2 for Singapore and Malaysia, Hall 3 for sponsors, Hall 4 for Taiwan and finally, Hall 5 where the English books are with CD-Rama, stationery and goodies from One-2-Buy. Huge, huh? You'd be overwhelmed if you were there. Well, the BookFest ended today anyway. I'm sorry I didn't write about it earlier but unfortunately, I was deprived of Internet access when I was at my grandmother's house. I was also too tired and busy yesterday to blog.

One stall was quite popular as it sold and made beads jewellery. The kind of jewellery with small, colourful beads and even letters on them? Yeah, that kind. I just hung around and looked at the various beads available. The cheapest bead was RM1. Small and with alphabets on them. Nah, I'm not going to spend so much on the jewellery.

My cousin wanted to apply for a Popular card. While she was applying, I waited. Later when she told me that she got some free stuff after applying for the card, I also decided to apply one for myself. It's only RM5 for students, I thought, so I went ahead. Alas, I'm too old to be considered a student. You are only eligible for the Student card if you are 18 and below. My card cost RM10/year and I did get a plastic bag of goodies. The goodies were a box of tissues, a copy of the Pop Club magazine, an ink pen, and some Ayamas vouchers.

When we were done at the BookFest, my cousins and I walked to Suria KLCC in search of food! We were so hungry and we had to depend on the guide boards to find the eating outlet we wanted, i.e. the 1901 hotdogs. Well, I told them the hotdogs were nice so they wanted to try it too. We found it in the end and quickly ordered. I was right. It was absolutely delicious!

After that, we headed off to Kinokuniya. I brought along the Harry Potter cutout coupon from StarMag. I would get a 25% discount if I presented the coupon when purchasing a Harry Potter book. No, I haven't read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince yet so I bought it.

I was also looking for New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. I totally forgot to look for it at the BookFest. But, I didn't see it anywhere at the BookFest or I would have bought it on the spot. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer was so interesting and I'm dying to know what's next.

Since I couldn't find it at Kinokuniya either, I asked for the help of the staff there. One of the staff was helpful. Well, I asked him so he should be the one finding the book for me. I had to wait for minutes when he came running back to tell me that the book was out of stock and he was very sorry for keeping me waiting for so long.

Guess I'll just have to find the book at Popular or at Borders.

Ah, it should be enough for now. Good night!


  1. while other girls will aim for MNG sale... you're hovering over bookfest... well done!!

  2. =D Well, since there was a book festival (and my first one, too, I guess!), I'm pretty excited over it. Clothes and fashion? That'll be Christmas time.

  3. I can't believe you bought another copy of Devil Wears Prada! But I definitely want to borrow "Party Frock" - I love Noel Streatfield.

    D and I are planning to go shopping one day - we can go get you geared up & visit Chowrasta again. I don't want you wasting $ on books I already have!

  4. I told you that your Prada book's print is very small! And sure you can borrow the Party book.

    Wah, shopping? Haha! Then, next time buy books with bigger words! Don't spoil my eyes ah....

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