Friday, November 30, 2007

eBay Account Suspended!

Sad news for me. I got an e-mail from eBay saying that my account has been suspended. I've been an honest eBayer ever since I joined! All positive feedback! And I have to sent some reinstatement form along with a credit card statement bill or something. The thing is that I don't own a credit card! Ah, never mind. Looks like I'm not going to shop on eBay anymore. =(

Anyway, there are Borders and MPH and Popular! So, no worries. MPH Online is currently offering a lot of discounts. There are books sold at 30% discounts, so I guess you wouldn't want to miss it.

Since it's the holidays now, I can get more reading done! I've read A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon, Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella, and A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks and I've diligently reviewed them all. Now, I'm reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. more eBay. No more browsing through those second-hand and few new brand new books again. Sigh...

Friday, November 23, 2007

Intriguing Italy!

Today we'll explore Italy, shall we? Ok, get ready then!

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear 'Italy'? Beautiful buildings, I hear? Yeah, that's what I think too. The Leaning Tower of Pisa? Did you know that it was closed to the public in 1990, fearing that it might eventually fall if there are too many people on it??? The official name for the leaning tower is TORRE PENDENTE DI PISA and its function is as a bell tower. Wow...I really have to go see it for real one day!

Well, what about Venice? The first thing that comes to mind is that Venice is full of water and gondolas! Oh, the Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare comes to mind, too. My sis has the DVD but I haven't watched it yet.

What about St. Mark's Basilica? Okay, it's a monument in Venice and it's a tourist attraction but I don't know much about it. Let's do a search now.

St. Mark's Basilica

Okay, I guess it used to be a church then it was destroyed in a fire. And that's probably where St. Mark was buried.

Then, there's Rome...where the Pope is in the Vatican City. Oh, when you're in Rome, do as the Romans do, as the saying goes. =D

When you're in Rome, you might as well visit the Colosseum where gladiators once fought for fame and glory. It was built around 1920 years ago! Definitely historical.

Finally, Milan! Did I hear you shopping addicts squeal in delight??! Yup, besides London, Paris, Milan is also another place for high fashion and catwalks.

Anyway, Milan isn't all about shopping. History enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the Leonardo Da Vinci National Museum. The main attraction at the museum is the section dedicated to Leonardo as a scientist. To discover more of Leonardo Da Vinci, then visiting the museum would be a great start.

Okay then...don't want to keep you from enjoying Italy! Ciao!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Preservatives - Booking Through Thursday

Yesterday's (it's Friday today!) question:

Today’s question comes from Conspiracy-Girl:
I’m still relatively new to this meme so I’m not sure if this has been asked yet, but I’m curious how many of us write notes in our books. Are you a Footprint Leaver or a Preservationist?

What kind of books? If it's schoolbooks, then yes, I'll write a little bit here and there. Makes it easier for me when I'm doing my revision later.

However, if it's my precious story books, then NO WAY! I'll only write my name and the date I bought the book on the first page of the book. Other than that, I don't scribble or make any weird marks in them. Hah! I don't even dog-ear the pages.

Unfortunately, lately, I was shocked to find my brand new 'The Devil Wears Prada' book has some severe scribbles on a few pages. I suspect that my baby nephew is the culprit. He must have somehow acquired a pen and decided to take one of my books to write (scribbled actually!) his heart out. Probably the poor thing couldn't find any rough papers anywhere or nobody gave any to him, so my book's his victim. Hahaha!

In short, I'm definitely a preservationist. =)


Will start reading 'A Spot of Bother' by Mark Haddon tonight. Right after I watch Catwoman on TV3.


I'm still so happy my exams are over! Yeah!

Merdeka!!! Exams are over!

Muahahaha....I'm so happy! I'm so happy! My dreadful exams are finally over and I can do whatever I want! My last exam started this morning at 9 a.m. and it ends at 12 p.m.. I finished around 11.15 a.m. and I wanted to leave and celebrate earlier. But then I remembered that I had to get my assignment from my friend and I also had to collect my school's I stayed in my seat and continued freezing in the air-cond. Why do they like to make the air-cond so strong? Like in Queensbay Mall too, where the air-cond is really cold. If you ever wanted to wear winter clothing, just go to Queensbay Mall. You can wear them there.

I can't believe my exams are over. Even now as I'm onlining, I keep thinking that I shouldn't go online too long cos I need to study or something. But then, I'll remember that exams are already over, so why study?

By the way, I ordered 'In The Hand of the Goddess' by Tamora Pierce from Acmamall and I only got the book on Wednesday but I ordered it, like, more than a week ago. It's quite long for a book to arrive, isn't it?

Recently, I bought Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from and it took only one day to arrive! Now, that's fast you know. Really fast.

Did you know I enjoy getting books by mail? Oh yeah, it's fun. The thrill of opening the parcel knowing that it's a book inside and wondering what it looks like, etc. Ah, you know the feeling if you've ever ordered something to be sent by mail.

I've also bought the complete set of Roswell DVD - The Complete First to Third season! I ordered online from Has anyone else bought from them before?

All right. Now I'm going to continue experimenting with different WordPress plugins!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

eBay Malaysia - A Whole New Look!

Have you checked out eBay Malaysia lately? If you're curious, just check it out. Now, it looks like other countries' eBay pages. The colours, the layout, and there are extra features too. Too many, in my opinion.

Anyway, whatever the features are, eBay is one of my favourite online haunts because other people are selling stuff that they don't need at cheap prices. Especially books! Hey, some people buy new books from bookstores and they don't like them, what'll they do? They sell them at a cheaper price of course! So, not only will you be able to get the book that you want cheap, you'll also get a book that looks like new too. Now isn't that a great bargain?

That's what I'll do too. However, I don't have the heart to sell away most of my books. I'll somehow feel that each book is not worth selling because I may want to read it again. Also, now I only buy books that I'm sure I'll read over and over again. I'm only a poor, sad student so I can't spend too much money on story books. Perhaps when I become a millionaire later, I'll probably buy over Borders. =)

Incidentally, I'm reading The Best Little Girl In The World by Steven Levenkron now. The story is about a girl, Francesca or Kessa as she calls herself, who suffers from anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder where the sufferer thinks she's fat and decides to lose weight in an unhealthy way.

I'm at Chapter 18 now, almost reaching the end of the book. Will put up a review soon so look out for it!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Horror Books! BTT #3

It's Thursday and I'm early!

What with yesterday being Halloween, and all . . . do you read horror? Stories of things that go bump in the night and keep you from sleeping?

I thought about asking you about whether you were participating in NaNoWriMo, but I asked that last year. Although . . . if you want to answer that one, too, please feel free to go ahead and do both, or either, your choice!

The most memorable horror book I ever read was Carrie by Stephen King! Trust me, it's full of horrors, that book. Gave me nightmares and I'm not just saying it. It's true. The movie was MUCH more scarier. I will never watch it alone.

Actually, I prefer to read horror books than to watch horror films. So, I don't really mind horror books that much.

Well, I don't really remember what other horror books I've read. When I was younger, to me, horror books were those of Fear Street and Goosebumps! I'd buy a couple of them and then for some rainy night with thunderstorms and lightning, then I'd settle down and read them. I wanted to feel the excitement or feeling of being scared!

Now to the next question:, I'm not joining it as I don't have the time to write so much, unfortunately. Perhaps next year?

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