It might be female instinct or pure coincidence, whatever you want to call it, I made an unplanned stop at Borders, The Curve. I walked in and asked whether by any chance they have Jibam. First he searched by book title. I saw him punching the keyboard and spelt the book title wrongly, J..I..B..E..M, definitely search result was zero. Then he searched by author's name U..J..A..N..G and he said...ooooo..Jibam. At that time, I dah berdebar-debar. When he said, yes, we have it upstairs. My eyes opened wide, my face brightened when some of my face muscles formed a wide grin. He said he will get it for me but I decided to follow him name anyway and helped him looked for it. My eyes quickly scanned the shelves and when the word JIBAM in big caps caught my eyes. I exclaimed, there it is....Eureka! The staff said, oooo...you found it and I reckon must be wondering why this women acted like a schoolgirl at a mere sight of a book called Jibam. I told him I have been looking for this book like forever.
Jibam by Ujang
Dunia yang bulat, adalah bersegi baginya. Benda yang hodoh menjadi cantik pada pandangan mata. Katak pisang dan binatang kecil adalan teman sepermainannya. Nyanyian untuknya amat pilu mengusik jiwa. Dia disambut bukan di pesta besar. Sambutan yang diterima adalah sepak terajang dan penghinaan. Air mata adalah teman, tetapi tak pernah dimengertikan. Dia terus hidup, terus bermain di dalam dunianya. Jibam terus melangkah, penuh gah, memburai rahsia kematian ayahnya. Namun dia tetap tabah.
Aku mula baca buku ni at 8.30 p.m. semasa menonton konsert AF finale at Kema's place and finished it by 11.30 p.m. It had the same effect on me when I read it for the first time years ago. Ada bahagian yang menggelikan hati sampai aku ketawa sorang-sorang tetapi ada bahagian yang menyayat hati sampai bergenang airmata especially bila Jibam kena balun and maki hamun dek Tun Ngah Sudin dan Usin Singai.
Actually, my primary itinerary for today was to look for a bed with Kema for Liza's place in Damansara Damai. Liza is in Dubai and relies on us to get fixtures and fittings for her place. She gave specific instructions the kind of bed she wants, no headboard, queen size, wood bla...bla...bla. Met with Kema for breakfast at La Cucur, KLCC at 9 a.m. and spent an hour chatting over several coffee table topics including the latest happenings in our lives. Before proceeding with our main agenda for the day, we stopped at Kinokuniya. I browsed through the bookstore and bought a few books. Need to catch up on my reading. Here are the latest addition to my book collection:-
Panic by Jeff Abbot
Things are going well for young filmmaker Evan Casher - until he receives an urgent phone call from his mother, summoning him home. He arrives to find her brutally murdered on the kitchen floor and a hitman lying in wait for him. It is then he realises his whole life has been a lie. His parents are not who he thought they were, his girlfriend is not who he thought she was, his entire existence has been an ingeniously constructed sham. And now that he knows it, he is in terrible danger. Evan's only hope for survival is to discover the truth behind his past.
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
Samantha is a high-powered lawyer in London. She works all hours, has no home life, and cares only about getting a partnership. She thrives on the pressure and adrenalin. Until one day....she makes a mistake. A mistake so huge, it'll wreck her career. She walks right out of the office, gets on the first trains she sees, and finds herself in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she is mistaken for the interviewee housekeeper and finds herself being offered the job. They have no idea they've hired a Cambridge-educated lawyer with an IQ of 158 - Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. Disaster ensues. It's chaos as Samantha battles with the washing machine...the ironing board....and attempts to cook a cordon bleu dinner. But gradually, she falls in love with her new life in a wholly unexpected way. Will her employers ever discover the truth? Will Samantha's old life ever catch up with her? And if it does...will she want it back?
The Guy Next Door By Meg Cabot
Melissa Fuller is late for work. She is always late but this time she has a serious excuse. She's just rescued her neighbour from a violent intruder and in the process become sole-custodian of Paco, the Great Dane - not the ideal accessory for a New York city girl. Now Mel needs help, but she won't get it from her neighbour's only relative - ice-cool womanizer Max Friedlander. Max hasn't a compassionate bone in his body and he isn't about to give up his vacation with a supermodel just to help his sick aunt's annoying neighbour. But if Max is to protect his inheritance, he needs a substitute to play the caring nephew and take over dog-walking duties from Mel. So when he calls in a favour from his old friend John, in theory, everyone's problems are taken care of. In practice, they have only just begun.
I had actually read this book some time back. Borrowed it from Kema but decided to have my own, if I would like to read it again in the future.
Follow Your Heart & Happiness Now By Andrew Matthews
These 2 books are self-enrichment or self-help books. I bought and read Follow Your Heart about 8 months ago. Lent it to si dia and he never did return it after we broke up. I halal ajekanlah. Malas nak call just to ask him to return petty things like this. This book is about doing what you love, dealing with bills and broken legs, discovering your own power, finding peace of mind, dealing with disasters and not blaming your mother.
We went to several furniture shops in Ampang, Rattan Decor, American Accent and Urban Culture. Kat Urban Culture, fell in love with one wooden bed sold at half of the price. Contemplating about buying it but kept thinking do I need a new bed. Kema was already asking me to donate my old bed to her if I seriously want to buy a new one. Still undecisive about it.
After lunch at Santai, Taman Tun, Kema ajak pergi Teakita in Glenmarie. She wants to buy a writing table. Probably there will be clearance sale since they are moving out. Unfortunately, after we had afternoon tea with kuih at my house and left at around 6.00 p.m, Teakita was already closed. Looks like have to come back next time.
At this point, still thinking whether I should get the bed.