Monday 10 December 2018

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2018~!!

Assalam and hye everyone~!!

The other day, I joined a contest by Big Bad Wolf Books via Instagram. Surprisingly, I was one of the many winners of the contest. The prize was VIP passes for the most anticipated book sale of the year - Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2018!

Main poster for BBWKL 2018

Winning VIP passes from BBW

The VIP pass is only valid on VIP Day, which is on 6th December 2018. BBWKL 2018 officially starts from 7th December till 17th December 2018. So, with the VIP pass, I was able to go to the book sale earlier than most other people.

The VIP passes ^_^
The last time I went to BBW was in 2016. I wrote a post about it (you may read it here). I did not have the opportunity to go the last year's BBW as I had other matters to attend to and was busy for another event.

So, on the said day, I went to BBWKL 2018 at MIECC, The Mines with Hannah and a friend, Z. We went there a bit late in the day and entered the hall at nearly 9.00 p.m. We only had two hours to hunt for books as VIP Day ended at 11.00 p.m. - before BBWKL starts again the next day at 10.00 a.m. non-stop for 24 hours until 17th December 2018.

It's a must to take a picture in front of the BBW sign

My obvious aims were getting Harry Potter And The Cursed Child and any crime/thriller books. I was very happy to see a section dedicated to books of the wizarding world (refer to the pics below).


Books of the wiarding world

Like always, I would head to the crime/thriller section to pick up my treasure.

I also went to the children's section to find books for Hannah, and my niece and nephew too. Many exercise books were available, so I managed to grab a few for Hannah as she will be in Year 4 next year (how time flies).

Comic books!

There was a cafe for bookhunters to rest and refill their energy - Cafe Wolf.

At the end of the day, we managed to put most of our loot into the trolley bag that we brought along. It is a wise decision to bring a trolley bag or something similar if you're planning to splurge a lot of money on books here. Besides, every plastic bag is charged for 20 sen per bag, so bring your own shopping bag too.

Our cart of books

Hannah with the trolley bag

Here are the books and other stuff that we bought.

I must say that I regret not going to the RM8 section as more valuable books are placed there, according to what my friend said. Maybe I might go again to BBW, if I have a bit more budget, haha.. If you plan to go to BBW, you can still do so until 17th December 2018. Happy hunting!

Thanks for reading and happy blogging~!!

Wednesday 5 December 2018

[Review] The World is a Dark and Lovely Place

The World Is A Dark And Lovely PlaceThe World Is A Dark And Lovely Place by Carol Chu Mei Yin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars ☆

-- A collection of 19 beautifully-written poems. The poems have influences of Early Modern and Late Modern English. Most of the poems display the feelings and thoughts about life and other issues, written in the first person point of view.

-- My favourites are "Rainbow's End", "A Friend", and "Trust Not Your Broken Heart". I love reading these three poems especially. Despite being a Linguistics graduate and having learned a minor course in Literature, I am not good in poetry and have not read many (apart from what I've learned in school and university). I'm amazed how people can write poems so beautifully, and this collection of poems is a really nice read. Thank you, Carol. :)

My review on Goodreads


I received this poetry e-book from the author herself, Carol Chu Mei Yin. I've been following her for awhile on Instagram via the bookstagram/bookish community. She had wanted to give her e-book to several readers in exchange of an honest review. With more or less 42 pages, it is quite a quick read and an interesting one too. Like I have said in my Goodreads review above, I haven't read much poetry, and Carol's poems are beautiful. What I love about poetry is that it makes readers become more aware of life and the surroundings, and expand readers' knowledge and vocabulary as well.

One of my fave poems in the poetry e-book

About the author, Carol

If you would like to read the poems, do contact Carol on the following links. Let's support our local poets and writers (・ω<)~☆

Thanks for reading and happy blogging~!!

Tuesday 2 October 2018

[Review] Wiro Sableng: Pendekar Kapak Maut Naga Geni 212

Assalam & hye everyone~!!

Have you ever heard of KLIPS? It is a Malaysian movie community managed by You can read about new information regarding the latest movies, trailers, along with frequent giveaways of movie passes and official merchandises. You can check out KLIPS via website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Last month, I started to join in the giveaways held by KLIPS. Lucky for me, I won the premiere screening passes for "Wiro Sableng: Pendekar Kapak Maut Naga Geni 212". It is an Indonesian action comedy, which started showing in cinemas on 27th September 2018.

The email I received from KLIPS

The premiere screening of the movie was held on 25th September 2018 at GSC 1 Utama. It was my first time ever going to a premiere screening. There were many people queueing up at various counters to claim their free movie passes. There were also famous celebrities and people who came, but  no, I didn't snap selfies with them.

My movie partner was Hannah. At first, I thought that this would be a boring movie. However, Hannah and I (and the rest of the people in the hall) were laughing throughout the movie. Wiro Sableng was a very funny character and loved to make jokes. Yet, he was also serious when it came to fighting with the enemy.

This action comedy showcases the art of silat and displays fantasy-like fictional characters. Overall, the movie is entertaining, funny, and enjoyable. I give it 3.9 . And I believe there might be a sequel (maybe).

Special thanks to KLIPS for the movie passes! Have you seen the movie yet?

Thanks for reading and happy blogging~!!
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