They should fix the letter F there. It looked lonely. I felt sorry for the F alolololooo
So, the day after I got back from my hometown, my aunt cucuk-ed me to follow her to KL because there will be a book exhibition on that week in The Mines. I asked her, what kind of book exhibition was it. It was Big Bad Wolf.
The one that I've been wanting to go since forever!
At first, I hesitated either to go or not since it has been quite some days I left my family and I thought maybe it's the time for me to spend my time with my family. But, when I went upstairs, took a few minutes (well, technically I was thinking so hard), slowly packed my clothes and toiletries, thinking
"Ini je peluang yang aku ada, no turning back dah. Lepasni tak dapat dah." and a few seconds after I thought of that, "Tapi, nanti...." , and the syaitan and my inner nafsu started to hasut me, "alah takde nanti nanti, pergi je"
But, yes more buts. About a few days before, I did ask my mama to let me go to the BBW, but it seemed that it was not approved so I had to make my decision by not going there. I was super upset because I've never been there even though it was held at Ipoh about early this year but I didn't get the chance to go there due to some issues lol so I wiped my tears at the bucu of my bed, well it's a bluff lah just want to make this story sounds more interesting. yu know books are lyfe?! I love reading. I love reading especially novels. I started loving them after I read World War Z by Max Brooks. That was the time when I thought, "Novels do have their thanngg~"
And I love reading ever since.
After I packed my clothes, we went for lunch at Seoul Garden, and I was really excited just by thinking that I finally can go there, CAN ACTUALLY GO THERE wow I slapped myself a few times just to make me believe that I'm living in the real world. And it was hurt though. It was a terrible move.
For those of you who don't know, Big Bad Wolf is a book exhibition where they sell books for about a week or two for 24 hours, non-stop. The books are very affordable and reasonable as it is so much cheaper compared to the price they put at the normal bookshop. I think it was about 70%-90% cheaper. You can get your normal 40 ringgit book at the price of 10 ringgit here. Wowowowowoowowowowo. It was held at The Mines Exhibition Hall. We were so happy.
After all the yada yada, I stayed for 4 days in KL and on the last night we were there, we had decided to go to the Mid Valley before taking off to BBW. The main reason to go there was to just jalan jalan as it was much nearer to my aunt's house before we met our another aunt. speaking of our, I went there with my cousin.
( hello there my sidekick of the day ) (she's 17 next year though)
So, we went to the Mid Valley. It was quite packed considering it was Saturday. Was it Saturday? Wait, I totally forgot what the day was. Can really see the melayu-ness inside of me. Never mind lah, eventually, it was packed. Then, we were extremely hungry and decided to eat at Dubu-yo. And the inner kpop of myself starts to popping out as if I will meet any idols there. In your dream lah, in your dream!
We headed to the basement, and saw Elianto had a sale going on which it had this special promotion gift set starts at RM19. So I was thinking, "Hm, that's quite reasonable considering it's Elianto. Maybe I should buy the gift set to give it to...myself." So, we decided to singgah after we eat.
We went back and forth searching for the restaurant. Kejap masuk kanan, kejap masuk kiri. If we were driving a car on that time, we will get honked on. Or maybe even an Om Telolet Om. Malaysians and Indonesians are really kelakar and great on making things go viral. Okay, so we walked for about 15 minutes and we even used Google Maps just to find the direction, ridiculous! and it was a fail. Damn.
And finally, we arrived after 20 minutes.
Yes, we walked for almost half an hour just to eat this thing.
And I ate Rabokki just for your information. It was okay lah, just not hot enough for me since I have the melayu side of me which I really love spicy food. Lol. As if you're the only melayu in this world, duh. I wanted to eat rice but this meal attracted me even better. So I chose you. Look, even food had me in kaku-ness. Frankly, I thought it was spicy, since I've tasted tteokbokki that my friend brought, and it burnt me a little bit. But, this? More to the sweet and spicy-ish side. My suggestion is, change the recipe a little bit by putting sambal belacan. It would be nice. And my inner melayu will be happy.
Actually, we wanted to watch movie. But, since we arrived at the Mid Valley quite late, and we have train to catch, so we decided to ditch that plan and went for a walk instead.
Oh ya, Elianto! So, after we ate our lunch, we went there and asked the salesperson if is there any gift set that I can choose. As an Elianto newbie, I've never bought anything from Elianto or even have worn them. So, you can see my silly-ness and the-so-berlagak-malaysians you ever see as if you know everything lolz. So, the salesperson or I put her as kakak here. The kakak said they never sell gift set as if it's a gift set. You know what I mean? Macam gift set dekat The Body Shop, kita pilih set, then we can wrap or put a card or ribbon or something like that lah. So the kakak brought us inside and said that we can choose any of the makeup products where the price starts at 19 ringgit. 19 ringgit for a lipstick, 19 ringgit for an eyeliner and it went higher and higher. So, I was like "Oh, memang takde ye gift set yang macam banyak banyak tu?" and the kakak replied, "Yes, we don't have that" and I replied, "Oh, I thought you have. It's okay lah, we'll just look around. Thank you." ( the sentence we gave when we don't want to buy anything but don't want to look so bitchy by not buying anything )
Tahu pun malu. Padan muka.
After a few hours there, we went to the Komuter station and bought our token(?) and went to Serdang. When we arrived there, okay here's a funny story. yes, again. This trip was so funny and totally burnt our japchae and rabokki.
We took off the train and went up to the pedestrian bridge because our aunt's friend said that we have to walk through the bridge and go straight then you'll find it there.
But, we found nothing.
Okay, then, after we called her yada yada yada, we asked a random guy the direction to The Mines because it seemed near yet it's far. It was on the seberang sana and we were not crazy enough to cross the hectic road. Eventually, there's a tunnel in this some kind of a hospital or a therapy house I don't know lah I was so tired I want a mineral water at that time. Again, we then asked a guard there the direction to the tunnel because it looked so dark there and so scared if there's might be any monster there and I tak sempat nak larikan diri since have so much fat on my body that it might fell off.
But, the reality was beyond our expectation. It had so many colourful lights there and why do we even scared? We even ran and followed a random car that entered the tunnel as if we wanted to enter the 9 3/4 platform (get it get it?). We shouldn't have done that. It was silly lol.
When I stepped my feet there, I was like
"CAN'T BELIEVE I'M HERE OMAIGOD SO BIG WOW BOOKS EVERYWHERE THIS IS HEAVEN"
And I was stopped by a security guard to tie our shopping bags. Kacau je heish.
Oh. My. God. It's really a heaven going on inside the exhibition hall.
And the first thing I did was; searching for the voucher and discount booth.
Totally a Heaven. Yes, the one with the grey t-shirt. Err, I mean the books. yes, the books.
We went inside the hall at 9 p.m. Wandered around, and searched for the books that I might want to buy. And I tell you, every section that I went, there will be either The Hunger Games or The Maze Runner book. They are everywhere. Literally, everywhere. With different versions, of course. There are the shiny metallic cover, the most ancient cover for the series (I mean the first version), the cartoon-ish looking cover. At first, I took The Maze Runner books since it was on sale for 10 ringgit each book which came in a total of 40 ringgit. That's ridiculously cheap for that series since I don't own it because I've watched the movie like, duh? So, I put it back on wherever I pleased since the books were everywhere so no one will scold me.
So, after 5 hours of doing nothing but looking at the hot guys there, em I mean hot books there, we decided to chill at the cafe.
When I mention hot guys, I really mean it, actually.
We were so tired and decided to rest for about half an hour. We were totally knocked down.
12:38 a.m. ; Half K.O
Because our aunt will arrive quite late since she finished her work at around 12 - 1 a.m something like that, after we took enough rest, we went out from the cafe and wandered around the hall, again. Yes. And my feet at that time were totally lenguh.
Those were the first round books before I put some back on the section especially the David Gilman book. I was so frustrated because I didn't notice it was the second book. I've read the review online and most of them rated 4.5/5 stars. So, I was so so so anticipated on reading that book but it just broke my heart when I could only find the second book. And that Stephen King right there, a total bae because I've been searching for that book for quite some time and finally I found it there! But I couldn't find the third book which is End Of Watch T_T nah, sokay. I love Stephen King's books. My favourites are Talisman. It's quite an old released book. It was released in the 80s or 90s, I can't recall. But, it's one of my favourite Stephen King book besides the sequel, Black House.
We finished our 'finding books' activity and waited for our aunt to finish hers. So, we relieved our kepenatan by sitting at this random door at the side of the hall.
3.00 a.m ; Total K.O yang tak boleh bawak bincang
The fingers were the only body part that was still larat
Overall, we spent almost 8 hours there. All body part lenguh. And I suddenly caught the flu. I hate flu. I'm the type yang tak biasa keluar dan balik pepagi buta, because I'm a good daughter (well?) my body will start to shock and catch a cold and also my tonsil will bengkak. And it happened guys, it happened. Although, I would love to do that someday to go home late and I finally get to go home late and feel the night breeze went across my body lol now serve you right. It's okay. Orang kata, pengalaman mematangkan manusia ceh
Overall, it was a fascinating experience! I got to go where I want, I got to eat what I want. I felt like the luckiest person in the world lol. I was totally engrossed with the exhibition and would like to experience it again, soon!
So, those are the books that I bought. Actually, there's another one which is Running Scared by Lisa Jackson and it's in my car since I read it during my vacation. And for the books that I've bought, all retail for 200+ ringgit. There's more but these are all the only books I own. The other books are my siblings', cousin and aunt. That considers as quite reasonable for 5 full plastic bags for 4 persons ( and with the discount all that kind of stuff ). I definitely will read them soon and can't wait!
I will update more about what I did during this whole month and hopefully before 2017 starts, hopefully. Because I am so busy with work, and this and that lol so I think that's all for now. Bye guys! Wassalam.