Was in Opera when I spotted this, I've never had any pair of purple shoes in my entire 24 years of life. So this is my first, heee~
Anyway it was actually pretty reasonable too, there was a 20% discount and I manage to get it for RM40. It may not be the prettiest or anything but it was surprisingly comfortable which is always my number ONE priority.
Which my sister hopped over to Popular In Gurney Plaza to read some gossip magazine, I browse thru the bargain bin and saw this, the Bergdorf Blondes. Has been eying this book for quite some time but never bought it because it was too expensive, but this time I manage to get it at only RM14.90! Whee! I love books! I have not read it yet but I'm really hoping that it's interesting.
Another new book that Ian got a few weeks ago when we headed over to Borders in Queensbay Mall. We also got Mayada, Daughter of Iraq while was another good read and I highly recommend it. It was about one woman's survival in Saddam Hussein's torture prison. We also Bangkok Haunt which Ian took back to KL with him.
It's not often that I get to splurge this much on books anymore, not like how I used too. Books have become too expensive and it turning very fast into a luxury. Maybe that's one reason why people nowadays hardly read and the less we read, the more limited our vocabulary becomes and soon, people will only be able to utter nothing but 'Fuck!"
That's one word that won't be disappearing from the dictionary anytime soon considering how widely used it is by all age groups. Like there ain't no better word, some over use it and makes me wonder, is that all they are able to do and say? Sheesh!
Our government encourages us to read more but does practically nothing more than to just saying it. They just stand at a podium blowing hot air and turning oxygen into carbon dioxide. They should really start either subsidizing books for us Malaysians or come up with more libraries. The one we have in Penang is pathetic and it's not even located in a good location. IMHO anyway. Don't give me the land is expensive in Penang kinda crap, we're not asking for a few acres to built a library. And GODDAMMIT, teach people how to take care of books!
STOP using all our tax money to build traffic lights in Penang, we have ENOUGH. We are not stupid. We can drive. We don't need traffic lights every 100 metres! If you ever drop by in Penang, you'll notice that our stupid former Chief Minister or whoever approved all those traffic lights installed traffic lights every 100 metres on a freaking straight road. Ain't them smart? I hope they go straight to Traffic Light hell and the money they 'made' from all those traffic lights gets shoved up his/her ass.
So because of the lack of subsidize and being poor, I always end up in some 'lorong belakang' or the backstreet of Chowrasta Market that is dirty, stinky and smelly with the aroma that can curl your hair just so I can get 2nd hand books for a cheaper price.
The second time I tried this, it was more frustrating than anything, namely because I did some mistakes by letting the white colour base dry because the turquoise colour slide off the white instead of blending in it. Also, I added some of silvery glitter into the blue to blend but as soon as the glitter hit the water, it scattered and left me with nothing but a few sparkles here and there. Washing off the excess blue/ silver glitter/ white was a major pain in the behind. Worst that the first time I experimented with the browns and purple.
It looked nice from far but on a closer look, it looks disgusting as there's even some cotton balls left behind from when I tried rubbing the excess off. LOL!