1. Steamboy Dvd - saw that the vcd was out since last month... been wanting to get the dvd and luckily, managed to see it at Kino! Came with a free poster too.
2. Philip Pullman's Dark Materials Trilogy - i'm tired of reading incomplete book series... Bartimaeus Trilogy, Eragon, even Harry Potter... having to wait for so long for sequels.. so i decided to pick up a completed trilogy. Even though that i know that i could have and should have borrowed them from the public library....
3. Shel Silverstein's Runny Babbit - this book has been on my wish list ever since it came out... so naturally, got it.
Total cost of books and dvd? $103.85 - 20%= $83.08. So in the end, i just needed to pay $3.08 for all my items :)
Oh.. and while i was there? i came across a Sahara Clive Cussler promotion. With any purchase of books above $30 including a Cliver Cussler book will entitle you Sahara movie premiums. Hey... i bought the Sahara book from Kino a couple of weeks back and how come i didn't get the gift? So, i managed to speak to the manager, told him how i bought the Sahara book previously over the internet... got hold of the internet order.. and i got a very cool, classy and useful Sahara swiss army knife. can't wait to go camping with it.
Another thing.. i take back about wanting to work at kino or something simliar. i still want to be a personal shopper for books and matching readers with books. however, i think that it'd drive me insane to work in kino... customers treating the bookstore like a library cos they have all the popular materials to read.. with total disregard with the fact that the books are for sale.. and not for reading. Isn't ironic?
Kids spawling on the floor.. sitting everywhere... blocking the aisles and for hours i might add... i think that the staff there have a tougher job than librarians. At least we get some authority in controlling and enforcing the readers in the library.. and can tell them off politely if they are mistreating library materials and such. Don't think that the staff has that kind of enforcement. After all, you wouldn't want to offend a potential paying customer right?
Wonder if the bookstore have any guidelines to handle such unbecoming behaviour in the bookstore or have the staff grown oblivious to it. Oh.. and does it and would it mean that in order to cover for the damaged items, the books are priced at a higher price to cover the costs?
if it is happening or that is happening... it'd be dreadful. sigh.. wonder if anyone can give insights into that.
Apart from that..things/events to look forward to:
Neil Gaiman's visit to Singapore on 3-6 July
Now.. who's been saying that Singapore is boring... With all these events coming up, i'm going to be broke.. unless some kind soul out there is going to get me tickets for my birthday!! :)