I’ll huff and puff and cart your books away

The rage somewhat have been the book sales happening and the 2 most talked about have been the MV Logos Hope book sale and the Big Bad Wolf book sale.

MV Logos Hope

I didn’t drive all the way to Klang for this. And the reason you’ll have to go the distance for it is because it’s a ship docked at the port with a book sale in it. Yes, you’ve to line up, board the ship then buy your books. It sounds like a very cool experience to be buying books in this manner but then again, I’m not going to drive to Klang for this.

Big Bad Wolf Books

Okay, so me and Ariel drove to Serdang instead to the apparently, biggest book sale in the world.

Taken near the exit

I’ve seen venues nearly as big as this. Plus, I’ve seen book fairs way bigger than this venue when my Mum used to visit them overseas. So I’m still wondering how was this coined the biggest book sale in the world. *shrug*

So anyway, shopping for your books here is your typical warehouse sale. You get towering books because not many people buy them or individual titles mixed up in a row like a deck of cards. Then before you begin your journey of exploration, you’ll need to secure yourself one of these boxes.

Maru would have a field day, said Ariel.

Besides the boxes, I noticed many visitors using grocery bags, IKEA bags and some even brought suitcases. And on my mind while carrying my box I was thinking, wouldn’t the size of the baggage make you purchase more?

Okay. So they had really lots of books from children, young adult, travel, general fiction, comics, movies and music along with biographies and memories and some more. But as usual, computer books were either very old or few. Even photography were more of coffee table books.

Based on my observation, you’ll get your visits worth if you’re looking for books for children, general fiction, romance, cookery and biographies. And if you’re heading over tomorrow, make sure to go before prayer times cause I bet it’s going to be packed – don’t have to mention weekends.

Also, you’ll find a throng of OCBC people asking if you’d like to sign up for their credit card to get a RM20 voucher as you enter or as you’re viewing some of the books.

Even a wolf needs credit.

Oh, before I forget. The best thing about this book sale was you have trams to take you from the car park to the venue! This was seriously a great idea. Plus, a good reason for MAEPS to utilize these vehicles I think. 😛

Prices of books which I saw ranged from as low as RM5 to RM20. So if you’ve been book hungry, this is your chance to replenish your library. And don’t forget your suitcase! LOL!

My 1st EVER go-kart experience!

Me and the group of BNI Radiant friends tried out the go-karts at Malaysia Agricultural Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) – absolute mouthful. It was an Everyday groupon deal suggested by one of the members and since I’ve never been in a go-kart (yes, NEVER), I saw this as a good opportunity to have a go at it.

Before we flagged off, everyone had to provide their name, mobile number and email – I think. Once that was done, we were given fishnets for our heads – presuming for hygiene purposes. But thank goodness we were given them, because the helmets were soaked in sweat. Eeewww.

After getting the helmet on, staff were pointing us to our cars. Before jumping right into the seats, I noticed gravel in them and was wondering why – which I found out soon enough. As soon everyone was in their go-karts, staff pulled strings on the engines to rev them up. Then, we were off.

One of the first things I noticed was, if you weren’t tall enough, you’d not be able to comfortably accelerate and brake the go-kart – seats weren’t adjustable. Nonetheless, I just floored the fuel and see what the go-kart could do. And man, my member wasn’t joking when he said these things can go quite fast.

After a couple of rounds, my kart behaved funny – unbalanced. Slowing down a little, I noticed my front left tyre had blew! WHAT?!

So I drove into the pt-stop and got a kart changed – which I loved. Because the kart I got was much faster and handling seemed to be much better than my first kart. Hence, I was zooming faster and was even more daring to handle corners. During which, I got first hand experience of knowing what a drift would feel like. Woohooo!

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However, I think if you’re not a casual go-kart driver, you’d feel a little nauseous – I felt that way, almost wanting to throw up. Oh, remember the gravel. You get debris flung at you because the track you’re on is a normal parking lot which they just tar once it awhile.

Overall, my first go-kart experience was satisfying and I left with a minor blister in the center of my left palm – believed to be because I was holding the steering too tightly. *shrug*

Now, if only I could drift a REAL CAR.