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So, you should have figured out by now that the three of us are into books.  

Anyway, when I was little there was just one decent library around my area and the one I faithfully went to every fortnight to fill my bag with books.  It was a tiny room, with rows of steel shelves painted a murky green. And it had tons of books with that yummy musty smell. It was there that I started with Enid Blyton and comics, accidentally found The Chalet School, Nancy Drew The Three Investigators, Hardy Boys and loads others. But then, being the teeny cramped space that it is, they only had a lending system. Which is wonderful. And it’s a joy to head there even now, even though it may be filled with the books that I possibly won’t read there’ll always be that bunch of odd books lying around that you will pick up and devour.

The day before yesterday, I went to the Anna Centenary Library, a new schmancy looking building. And well, I wasn’t sure what it would be like on the inside, so I had my doubts.

And with my brother and little cousin tagging along, we entered the kids section. And I would’ve totally squeed if it weren’t for the fact that I was the oldest “kid” there. The books were gorgeous and I wish I had books like those when I was a kid. Plus, they have cute colourful chairs and a tree to sit under! Yes, a tree! (albeit, a plastic one) The plush green carpets are a good substitute for grass.

And climb up a couple of floors and it’s the English novels section. I was grinning like the 10-year-old in me, tilting my head to look at the titles and amazed at the sheer amount and space! Plus, they had the cushioned black soft chairs that lean back and a personal light on a table to sit and read. And since most of those chairs are next to the window, you can look outside every once in a while to make sure it isn’t dark and you must return home. Day made? Totally!

Well, the only thing that bothers me is their organization of books. I would love it if they had a genre first, then authors’ names classification unlike now where it’s only authors’ names and it’s sort of haphazard.  But oh well! This still is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy. There’s also a coffee shop being built in there.

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Heya ppl! So anyway, I was studying for my English exam tomorrow, we have a bunch of poems, one of which is Keeping Quiet by Pablo Neruda. Its a good poem and he’s a really good poet. So I was looking up the poem and I found an entire bunch of his other poems and I loved this one and figured that since I was bored ( Yes, I know I’m supposed to study! But seriously, when I have something to do, especially studying, I can think of a million other things to do but when I actually have nothing to do, I’ll be staring at the ceiling, thinking about how bored I am and how there’s nothing to do..), might as well blog..

Ode To Enchanted Light

Under the trees light

has dropped from the top of the sky,


like a green

latticework of branches,


on every leaf,

drifting down like clean

white sand.

A cicada sends

its sawing song

high into the empty air.

The world is

a glass overflowing

with water.

I love the imagery!

Bleh to English exams that make us dissect poems! But since its our last one, I’m so happy! Yay! Yay! Yay!

Exams are almost done!!

I really should get back to studying, I don’t wanna flunk in English of all things..

L8r, ppl!

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