Wednesday, June 01, 2011

I feel like a child in a chocolate factory!

Except it's not a chocolate factory.

I went to MPH Bookstore yesterday. Lama sgt tak melepak kat bookstore. Ok, setengah jam dah dianggap melepak sebab sejak jadi mak orang, susah sgt nak melepak kat bookstore lama-lama mcm dulu. Rekod paling lama I pernah buat ialah duduk di bookstore selama 8 jam. Hahaha...

Suddenly, I felt young again! Ahaks.

Hasil rembatan yang tak seberapa. I nak beli lebih tapi I rasa Popular Bookstore tengah ada sale kan? So mcm taknak beli banyak. Nak check kat Popular.

Bookstore tak mcm dulu kan? Mcm-mcm boleh jumpa kat sana. Sampaikan CD Yoga pun boleh ada kat sana. Korang tau tak ada book lamp khas utk baca buku dlm gelap? I tau tapi tak pernah nak tgk. So semalam ada tgk. Ala, comelnya. Ni yg jenis klip kat buku tu. Ada mcm-mcm warna pulak tu. Harga dlm RM20 je. Hampir terbeli tapi lepas fikir banyak kali, letak balik kat rak. Rasa mcm belum nak guna sebab selalunya I membaca waktu siang. Kalau mlm pun, baca kat ruang tamu. Plenty of light!

So these are what I bought!

Drawing pad dan pensil warna jumbo utk Batrisyia. Pensil warna dia yg lama tu ntah ke mana. Minah ni pandai sorok barang. Sejak masuk playschool ni, rajin pulak tgk dia mewarna walaupun conteng-conteng. So beli je yg baru. I was glad bila tgk dia terus tekun menconteng bila sampai rumah. I beli warna basic je sebab nak kenalkan dia dgn warna. Kalau beli yg banyak tu, susah pulak I nak jwb bila dia tanya nama warna satu-satu. So dgn basic ni, dia dah kenal semua warna kat dlm tu.

I was testing her last night. I minta dia ambil warna tertentu. She can recognize it without fail. Alhamdulillah. Mesti ada yang tertanya, kenapa I beli drawing pad. Kenapa I tak beli colouring book aje?

I want her to express her thought. Bila I minta dia lukis sesuatu, I nak dia lukis walaupun takde rupa. And I will say "Well done!" or "Good job!". I want her to be confident. Sometimes, I akan lukis gambar pokok atau rumah atau apa-apa yg I confirm boleh lukis (Don't ask me to draw princess. I don't know how). Kemudian, I minta dia warnakan.

Dia pilih warna hitam dan dia warnakan pokok tu. I can say, "Salah tu. Batang pokok warna coklat. Daun dia warna hijau"? Is it wrong to color the tree black? Maybe dalam kepala dia, dia fikir pokok tu dah rentung sebab terbakar. You can say I'm mad and it's not logic but I think at the right time and the right age, she will know how to colour a tree :)

Plus, she will just simply say "Tisya nak warna hitam. Hitam laaaa".

Ok, move on. Tiba-tiba cerita hal anak pulak. Hehehe...

Masa tgk book lamp, I nampak fridge magnet. Simple je. But I love the color and the quote.

RM 5.90 je

And these magnetic bookmarks. Agak smart jugak. No more bookmark yg panjang dan ada jurai-jurai itu.

RM 4.90 utk 2 keping

Dan paling penting, my book of the month.

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Honestly, I'm not a big fan of Sophie Kinsella. Orang lain dok sibuk layan Shopaholic series. I masa tu layan Can You Keep A Secret. I fall in love with her writing. But still, I'm not interested in Shopaholic series. Kemudian, I beli The Undomestic Goddess dan semalam, Twenties Girl.

Psst... Actually utk buku ni, I baca ebook dulu. Lepas confirm cerita tu boleh layan, baru I beli buku dia. I jarang nak beli buku dulu melainkan ada org recommend. Kalau korang nak ebook, sila tinggalkan email address di ruangan komen atau boleh email saya.

Cakap pasal buku, I teringat sis Lisha pernah share sesuatu. Sis Lisha, I pinjam yer!

DATE A GIRL WHO READS

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilightseries.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.

- Rosemarie Urquico

IT'S PERFECT!

9 scribble(s):

p!nkerton said...

twenties girl ni baru ek liz? huhu aku lagi la lama x lepak bookstore. kalo ada pun kejap2 sbb beli mag ;p

Syigim said...

liz! kak baru jumpa 'girl who reads' ni kat tumblr!!! br nk blog n bubuh article tu!! hihi......aiseh, sama la pulak. best gile kan baca, sbb kak pun gile buku! sanggup la spend for books dr beli neww clothes/handbags :)

Liz Rohaizat said...

fatih> published on 2009. tapi sebab aku baru jumpa ebook, so baru baca. hehe..

kak syigim> best! bila baca, rasa mcm sebijik2 kena kat muka sendiri (except for the part Aslan tu la). betul, saya pun lagi rela beli buku daripada baju. suka tgk buku tersusun kat rak buku

*∽ IZAN ∽* said...

Liz.. sempat lagi layan novell yekk.. K.Izan angkat bendera putih dahh.. kalau layan blog bleh.. layan buku, 5 min ZZZzzZzZzZz suda.. ahahhahaha

Neway betul tu, bab2 colouring ni kita selalu nak guide budak2 kaler ikut kaler apa.. patutnya kita biar je dia berkreatif & berimiginasi kann.. cam iklan Astro byond yg Merci ada berlakon sekali tuu..

Dah jadi org tua cam kita ni byk fikir semua dah ikut logik.. byk sangat rule, tu tak leh ni tak lehh.. uhuhuhu.

Jadi budak2 yg enjoy semua imiginasi dia BOLEH eheheheheh

Liz Rohaizat said...

kak izan> hehe, kak. i love book. can't help it! kalau dah ada buku baru di tangan, mmg takkan berenti sampai habis. Bila dah habis, mula gatal tgn nak beli buku baru.

kita nak anak cepat pandai dan tau serba serbi. sometimes, saya takut kalau saya terlalu strict. why should I be dissapointed kalau dia nak warna pokok dgn warna hitam, ye tak? just let her be. umur pun belum 3 thn.

yerp, budak suka berimaginasi. agaknya psl tu la dia lukis gambar saya mcm lukis gambar bola je. hehehe

nieda said...

drawing pad memang bagus..kita boleh lukis dan minta anak sebut apa yang dilukis walaupun skill melukis mama takdelah terror sgt. Hari tu saja uji Humaira, lukis gambar kerusi dia bantai jawab dudu (duduk). Tak pernah ajar dia sebut kerusi so imaginasi dia duduk ler.

Pernah pergi bookXcess di Amcorp Mall? Kat situ byk juga buku murah2 dari Oversea. Husband saya setiap bulan mesti pergi. Cuma tak banyak pilihan dan susunan buku takdelah mcm MPH.
http://www.bookxcess.com/

Liz Rohaizat said...

nieda> pernah dgr psl BookXcess tu. terkenal dgn harga yg murah. tapi sebab jarang ke area PJ, tu yg x sampai2 tu

Em's Family said...

hi, blog hopping here.. anyway, name i mira, bukan ayu.. ayu lagi sorang duduk depan i semalam.. heheh..

nice meeting u too.. nanti kite jumpe dengan anak2 pulak okay.. take care!!

Liz Rohaizat said...

mira> ahaks. sorry. sambil komen tadi, sambil baca blog ayu. tu yg tersebut ayu. hehehe.... sorry sgt la. tau, nama awak mira. dah terang2 kat blog link tu kan?

 

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