Saturday, February 07, 2009

Shopping Spree!

BREAKFAST: Ray picked me up from home today at 10 am and together we went to One One Cafe at Taman Danau Desa to enjoy dim sum (Address: 11, Plaza Danau 2, Jalan 5/109F, Off Jalan Klang Lama, Taman Danau Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur; Telephone: +603 7983 1686). We ordered so much that we packed our extras: noodles (Ray's) and fish porridge (mine) for later. Thanks for the super filling and yummy breakfast, sir! Too bad, though, I did not take any photos, but I can tell you this: the dim sum is great and the ambience is nice!

SHOPPING SPREE: Before I show you what Ray bought (it's a HUGE purchase, by the way), I finally went to BookXcess (Address: L3-57 Amcorp Mall, 18 Jalan Persiaran Barat, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor; Telephone: +603 7956 0455) and did some serious damage to my purse. The new books I bought ranged from MYR9.90 (~US$3, paperbacks) to MYR34.90 (~US$8, hardcovers).

I also became their member. Here's how: Just spend MYR100 or more in a single receipt and you'll automatically be a member for 3 years, and it's free! Members enjoy a discount of 5% for purchases of MYR50 and above; 10% for MYR150 and above. Not only are the books cheap, there's also MORE savings from the discounts! BookXcess accepts credit card purchases with no minimum amount imposed. Do check out their booklist to see available titles.

I was here!
The loot
Bundle no. 1
1) Birthright by Nora Roberts
2) Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts
3) Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts
4) The Loner by Josephine Cox
5) Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos
6) Crystal Gorge by David & Leigh Eddings

Bundle no. 2
7) Pig Island by Mo Hayder
8) The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
9) Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
10) Talking It Over by Julian Barnes
11) Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham
12) Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
13) Starbook by Ben Okri

Bundle 3: The all-Joanne Harris books
14) Gentlemen & Players
15) Blackberry Wine
16) Coastliners
17) The Lollipop Shoes
18) Chocolat

And now, let's see what Ray bought. He bought a digital SLR camera! Ray testing out his new Nikon D60 with the 18-200 mm lens. Welcome to the Nikon gang! The Indian guy at the back bought a 105 mm micro lens (the lens that I'm eyeing and still saving up for).
Finalizing the deal. That's Mr Jason Chew (left) of J One Camera Service. J One offers competitive pricing.
And talk about service with a smile, check out his assistant below. I like his brown jacket!
J One Camera Service
Address: Lot G41 (Ground Floor), Amcorp Mall, 18 Jalan Persiaran Barat, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Telephone/Fax: +603 7957 7778 (Jason Chew)

What an exciting day to see a friend bought his DSLR camera and I, new books. I wish Ray many exciting days ahead playing with his new toy!