Thursday, July 26, 2001

Now, I better start looking for all the receipts of payments for my purchases of books,magazines etc. Kudos to Malaysian government for giving back our money we spent on buying books etc.( limited to RM500 only).

I hope this policy decision will make the book buyers and the booksellers smile:-)) I do.
To-day, I am reading the last chapter of Anwar Ibrahim's The Asian Renaissance. Just to check his views on the future of Asian after 5 years he had written the book. Like it or not, I am observing the uncertain and turbulent political,economic and social change of my country and her neighbours.

Wednesday, July 25, 2001

To-night my friend asked me whether I have book on Sejarah Melayu. I don't have any. That reminds me to buy a few books especially those written by Malay and Indonesian Islamic scholars. I am guilty as charged for neglecting to read books on Malay culture and history:-((

Monday, July 23, 2001

Reading is the key to knowledge:
To-day my wife bought two books about Islam. I told her I am very happy that she attended Islamic religous class and willing to learn more about Islam. This is the culture of knowledge that I am propagating to my family members and friends. We need to attend lectures, read books and discuss about the subject matters of our interest. Learning is a life long process to knowledge and wisdom.

Sunday, July 22, 2001

A Passion For Books
To-day I saw the above at Times Bookshop. It costs RM 59.90! It is the book about books for book lovers. Below is the website of the book at

From the Back Cover :-

"This book about books is a treat for every book lover and collector, the
people who realize that buying books is a necessity, not a luxury."         
-- Bookman Book Review Syndicate

Friday, July 20, 2001

Took my son Maher to MPH Bookshop at MidValley. Not many people there yet because it was only 10:30 am.Met a friend Dr Judin who was accompanied by his wife and daughter. We chat about books and my mailinglist bookcafe.

I see nothing,
but I am not blind.

I hear nothing,
but I am not deaf.

I say nothing,
but I am not mute.

I feel nothing,
but I am not heartless.

I do nothing,
but I am not dead.

I am nothing,
but I think,
therefore I am.


Wednesday, July 18, 2001

I was introduced to Mischief Bookshop by Jacklyn Chong, a member of our bookcafe mailinglist. To-day is my second visit . To my lovely surprise, I found the bookshop decor is very impressive! It may not have the size of MPH at Midvalley or Kinokuniya at KLCC , but I think it is small and cute. It contains certain books which I can't find at bigger bookshops.

Remember the film called You've Got Mail? This is something similar like the bookshop around the corner. Btw, it just my personal view.Why not have a look for yourself?

To those who have been to this bookshop, please post your comments here.

Tuesday, July 17, 2001

Now I am reading my Bookstore back. It is quite interesting how readers wrote about their 'love affairs' with their favourite bookshop. To some, it is a ritual that they must visit their bookshop very week. It is also a social place where you meet friends over a cup of coffee . In all humility,it sounds like me;-)

Tuesday, July 10, 2001

To-day I drop my book and start reading a few article in Asia Week on Warriors of the Digital Divide.I wish I can do something similar like those great guys....

Monday, July 09, 2001

I am now 1/3 of the way of The Bookstore. The more I read the more I discover for myself that I am really a bookshop junkie! I will enter any bookshop if I see one~especially those with cafe'.

Friday, July 06, 2001

On Thursday 5th of July,2001 I went to see Prof N of UKM .We had lunch at UKM Golf Club and discuss on how to make our bookcafe mailinglist more active.

Now, I am reading The Bookstore ...

Wednesday, July 04, 2001

Last night I brought my friend Yahya to browse the books at Kinokuniya Bookshop.It has 30,000 sq.ft of space with a wonderful view of KLCC garden. He bought two books.

Monday, July 02, 2001

Now, I am not in the mood to read any books~ just love to browse and read selcted articles from Fastcompany magazine.

Sunday, July 01, 2001

Being busy these few days....Now it is time for me pick up Hamka's book again.