Saturday, January 26, 2008

Things Are Not What They Seem

Were you attracted to Acmamall's latest promotion where you can get 50% off for your second purchase? That's what they said: 50% off every 2nd item purchased.

So I thought that I'd choose a book that costs RM17.50. Then, the second item that I'd choose would be Libba Bray's The Sweet Far Thing, which cost around RM70+++. I thought it will be in sequence, like the second item that I click to buy will be discounted. Hah! I thought the Libba Bray book would be sold at half price since they said that I'll get a 50% off my second item.

Then I entered the promotional code and checked the total amount. It was still around RM70+++. I thought that my sequence in clicking was wrong. So I removed the items in my basket and clicked again. This time, I click Libba Bray's book first and then only I clicked on the cheaper book. The items were arranged in alphabetical order and Libba Bray's book was number 1.

No matter what sequence it was, the total price was still RM70 over. Then, I went over to the FAQ section or somewhere else that the item that will be given the 50% discount would be the CHEAPER book. Now how about that?

I knew it was too good to be true. And no way am I gonna pay RM70 for the new Libba Bray book. It's too expensive for a student like me. I'll wait and see if any bookstores are having a sale or something.

See? Things aren't always what they seem to be.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I Can Swim!

Just got back from a rather miserable dinner at Tesco. I had murtabak and orange juice.

This murtabak is just an example. It's not the one that I ate.

Murtabak = RM3.50 and not worth it! I prefer the murtabak from the nasi kandar restaurant in my uni and it's cheaper there too! I'm getting sick of Tesco food already but then, car park at Tesco is free and easy. If I wanted decent Chinese economy rice food, I'll have to walk a little further.

Anyway, I can swim with the board! No, I'd sink without the board. I just realized that when kicking, I'd have to kick out really hard so as to push myself forward. Hah, why didn't anyone tell me that before? All this while, I was doing the 'frog style' kicking wrong. The other swimming beginners could already swim with the board but I was still struggling. Hah! Now, I can swim with the board, too!!! I was so happy when I found myself finally moving to further places in the water.

Well, tomorrow's Thaipusam. I've never been to a Thaipusam event before. But, I guess it'll be very crowded tomorrow. One of my lecturers even encouraged us to go and see everything for ourselves. He even reminded us to bring along our cameras so we can snap lots of memorable pictures!

To know more about what Thaipusam is all about, where Thaipusam is held in Penang, and what do they do, click here. THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST.

And tomorrow, NO CLASSES!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008

New Moon Review Is Up!

Check it out at BooksLoveMe.Com!
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Finally, I wrote the review. And I like this font (Kristen ITC) so much! I'm searching for new interesting fonts. There are tons of interesting-looking fonts waiting to be downloaded and made use of. Too bad I can't use all I like. =)

Creativity Takes Work

Maybe. I spent a couple of hours just now designing bookmarks and now I'm practically exhausted. You think making hand-made bookmarks is easy??? Yeah, I did a lot of cut and paste to produce those bookmarks. Even my mom said they look nice and it's very difficult to get a positive remark from her when it comes to my art!

Will people buy bookmarks? I'm making them as it is my turn to make them for my entrepreneurship class. My previous bookmarks aren't very nice unfortunately...well, I like the latest ones better.

Oh no, I haven't reviewed 'New Moon' yet! I've finished reading that book about a week ago and still no review. Very bad of me. I'll try to write the review today. There's class tomorrow and tutorial in the evening where the lecturer may just call someone randomly and ask questions! I forgot what we're supposed to read lah! Better check soon.

Anyway, last night, I 'accidentally' stumbled across someone's blog. Don't we do that everyday? But, this is different. I came across a course mate's blog. Haih, so boring. The blog was more like his diary where he poured out his feelings and frustrations. What time he woke up, what time he slept...blah blah blah. Definitely not going back.

Got presentation for my BM class soon! Tatabahasa stuff. I hope I got my tatabahasa correct.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

'Basically' Is Such An Overused Word

I attended a few club meetings and was drowned in all those 'basicallys' used by the speakers. Basically this, basically that...can't they substitute it with another not-so-stale word? I got bored and I decided to count the number of times a speaker used that B word.

The speakers are students of course. Yes, they are good speakers but to improve on their speaking, I'd suggest they try to use different words and not use 'basically' so often. What's so great about the word anyway? Maybe there's a rhythm to it. Basically... Do they like the 'k' sound in the 3rd syllable? Maybe they like the 'kli' sound.

Bay-see-kli. Bay-see-ke-li.

It's so irritating but fortunately I can still concentrate on what they're trying to say. Won't you go bonkers if someone used the same word again and again and again?

Finished Watching Roswell

Yup, I finished watching all 3 seasons. Well, I actually watched the few last episodes last Saturday. The last episode was very emotional. 4 of them were gonna get killed and they had to escape their enemies obviously.

Do you feel sad when it's the last episode of a show that you like? Do you wish there were more? That they'd continue?

But then it's better that there's an end to it. Or you'll be forever glued to the television and neglecting other things. Forgetting that there's real life to live and get involve in. Not getting involved in the TV characters' lives!

Well, you could watch like one episode a day. Moderation is the key. Too much of a good thing ain't that good anyway.

Friday, January 4, 2008

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Young Adult Books

I subscribe to Library Point's newsletter and the following is a list of new young adult books. If you have no idea on what to read next, consider these books!

Newly Released:

  • Th1rteen R3asons Why: A Novel - by Jay Asher
  • Beastly - by Alex Flinn
  • Betwixt - by Tara Bray Smith
  • Spud - by John van de Ruit

Books for Guys!

  • All-in - by Pete Hautman
  • Paranoid Park - by Blake Nelson
  • Rucker Park Setup - by Paul Volponi
  • Girls for Breakfast - by David Yoo

Books for the Ladies:

  • All Made Up: A Girl's Guide to Seeing Through Celebrity Hype and Celebrating Real Beauty by Audrey D. Brashich
  • Blue Jean: What Young Women are Thinking, Saying, and Doing compiled by Sherry S. Handel; written and edited by young women
  • My Sisters' Voices: Teenage Girls of Color Speak Out by Iris Jacob
  • Hooking Up: A Girl's All-out Guide to Sex & Sexuality by Amber Madison

That's all. Have a great start to a whole New Year and have fun READING!

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