Went To Popular BookFest 2012 @ KL Convention Centre – The eve of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, not surprisingly, the road in Petaling Jaya was so smooth today, LDP was so nice to drive on. I didn’t drive in to the city centre despite the smooth traffic, I am just stingy to pay for the parking and fuel. I took the LRT, to save fuel and the environment.
Seems like it’s a holiday for those foreign labour worker, they came out in group and ride the LRT together. I don’t really have good feeling for them. Anyway, cut the crap, I went to Popular BookFest 2012 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today and it’s my first time going there. There’s so many people at there, kids and youngster mostly and also lots of parents! It’s very crowded at there.
I was pretty excited about it, but my excitement turned into disappointment when I saw the big banner of ‘Ticket Counter’, then ‘RM2.50/entry’. I was like ‘What?! Why do we have to pay for books fair?!’. PIKOM PC Fair is free, why couldn’t you? Well, since I was there already, RM2.50 is not really a lot, so I just paid for it and went in. Got a wrist tag as entrance and a guide book filled with advertisement.
It’s an International books fair, but most of them are Chinese books from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. I was hoping to look for some design inspiration book from Taiwan and Hong Kong, unfortunately I couldn’t found any. Instead, bought a self-improvement book – 心理专家的说话技巧. Sounds interesting. There’s design book on sale at very low price, but I didn’t get them because it’s quite old.
I was at the hall for quite a long time, not because there’s too many books, but is because I was finding design books hardly. Checked out the stationery section too, not bad, tech accessories are on sale, bought charger for my phone as I’ve lost mine.
Went to Kinokuniya after that and I can tell you that Kinokuniya is still the best! Don’t think I will return to the BookFest next year.