Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Nighttime Book Shopping

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!

Been facing horrendous jam just to get home daily for the past week because there was the Big Bad Wolf book sale at MIECC from Dec 6 -15th. Thankfully, it's over now. Fuh~

We went to check out books only on the last day. Didn't want to join the book lovers crazy crowd early.

We went around midnight last year on the second last day and the crowd was bearable. This year, we went after Maghrib on the last day. The crowd didn't dissipate much. But nothing too headache inducing. 

Yes, there were plenty of books left strewn about. (Seriously book lovers? Don't you respect books AT ALL?). Some litter bugs were there too, judging from the can drinks left on books on display. @.@
BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS!

Raimie was a tad disappointed he couldn't find any activity books like the ones he got last year but he managed to get a couple.
Our very modest bounty.

Can you guess whose books are those?
Magazines numbered 1
Books numbered 2
Asterix numbered 3
Locomotive book numbered 4
^^
I got the teeny weeny Peanuts books too. Both Raimie and I love the quotes in it. Raimie sure inherits Mommy's taste. ;)

p.s. I have extra 

42 comments:

  1. extra ape? did you doze off after finishing this post? :PpPp

    i frigging hate the litterbugs! happily bring food and drinks and just cos you can't find a dustbin, keep it with you until you see one la. seriously, the sense of entitlement ("sell food and drinks should provide bin what!") these people have irks me to bits.

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    1. Dozed off and hit the publish button! LOL

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  2. Magazines? You.

    Locomotives book? Zaini.

    Or is it the other way around? :D

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  3. huh?? over already?? now only that i realized the 230 hours were officially over, and no wonder our cat friend was seen back in action already~~ :D

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    1. Yalah, otherwise itu Kucing won't have time to bake Gingerbread cookies today la. Better camp at MIECC dei... :P

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    2. wrong...it's 233 hours...the last day they extended to midnight instead of 9pm muhahaha.......

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    3. Yala, I was there until after 9 but didn't realise it was extended hours :-D

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  4. always wanted to go and have a look but action not taken yet, haha!! such a huge place with so many books, and many books being strewn around together with empty cans of drinks?? urgh, so appalling don't you think?? but i think won't affect the urge to get great books at cheap price right??

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    1. Seeing books strewn around and left in an unkempt state actually turn me off.

      I'm the type who like to look and caress my books before I commit to buying them.

      I can't feel it at big fair like this. Yeah, maybe I'm weird.

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    2. haiz.....u sakit hati ...me sakit hati...u and me customer only...just think of the bosses and the staffs there...lagi sakit hati lor...susah payah punggah books here to sell but ppl pulak buat sayur masin from it.

      Every year also have highlighted...remember last year the books that ppl dont want they throw /left in toilet?

      Hmm but i find the crowd this year more "educated" a bit la. Now at least the books they dont want they dump into a box instead of left all over the floor ...

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    3. True la...

      But still sakit hati to see how the books were treated. :|

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  5. errr, 3 in your family and you have 4 categories of books.. let me guess..

    Magazines numbered 1 for mommy
    Books numbered 2 for the son
    Asterix numbered 3 for daddy and the son
    Locomotive book numbered 4 for daddy

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    1. mag this yer not much choice...but i love the comic and kids books! activities books i saw got in the early days but none suitabe for Raimie. Those too young.

      Saw in FB they have the Singapore syallabus books but when i went tarak pun. Habis ppl sapu

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    2. I saw a few of those books, Meow but didn't get any.

      Magazines, my fren got a lot of those running mags. When I went just a few left.

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  6. quite tempted to buy those books if they are under RM5.. but then i have a whole shelf of books that i bought earlier this year using the BB1M that i have not touched at all.. better not getting myself any more new books at the moment, haha!! else the dust will be even thicker on them :p

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    1. I pulak don't care about the price.

      I am looking for books to my liking. If tadak, then no need buy anything :P

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    2. RM5 ah...wait 1 or two months..Fire sale all will be RM5 and below...from past yrs experience la

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    3. We wait for Mama Kucing's updates :)

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  7. Magazines numbered 1 -mommy
    Books numbered 2 - Raimie
    Asterix numbered 3 - daddy
    Locomotive book numbered 4 - Raimie and daddy

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  8. Too bad they don't have that kind of sale in Kuching.We only have book sales from Popular Book Store and sometimes from Newton book store.

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  9. I went on the second day, third day and fifth day and the crowd was bearable on all days. There were a lot of interesting books and realized they replenished new titles on different days. Although I told myself not to spend so much this year (I only went there to accompany people) but I did fork out almost rm150. :p

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  10. Asterix!!!! sobs...they have it ah...sobs....must have been the latter stock baru come out..sobs

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  11. got quite a few. I just bought the ones I don't hv yet in my collection. If I know you want, I bought extra.

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  12. Magazines numbered 1 for mommy
    Books numbered 2 for the son
    Asterix numbered 3 for mommy and the son
    Locomotive book numbered 4 for daddy and mommy

    P/S: I love Asterix!

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    1. Close.

      Hint : no sharing

      ;)

      p.s. Me too! & Tintin. & Calvin & Hobbes...

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  13. Never buy books at Big Bad Wolf Book Sale before. Maybe too far for me but mainly because I am too lazy to join the crowd! LOL!

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  14. I don't know but I like my books to be wrapped and brand new. No one touches my book till I finish reading them LOL!

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  15. That's also one reason I don't buy books at Borders. They never wrap their books. Sometimes I see a good book at Borders and buy from MPH. What to do? I just like it brand new and all wrapped up.

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    1. Me terbalik. I actually don't understand why books need to be plastic wrapped. So much plastic used! @.@

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  16. No prize for guessing those Running magazines are for you right? LOL!

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  17. It was opened 24 hours? Still can shop for books at midnight?

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    1. It was open for 233 hours straight.

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  18. So many books....luckily I didn't go, if not I must shop till drop, hehe!!! =]

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    1. Discipline! Discipline! Discipline! ;-)

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