As you may know, the last entry I made was back in October and I apologize for the lack of updates since. But here is what happen, the Vietnam assignment was really tough. There were problems from head to toe, systems failed, deadlines were looming. During that week there, I barely slept for more than 4 hours a day and when the system went live, all of us stayed up for more than 28 hours. It almost killed us but even then there were still problems but luckily those problems by now have been solved. I'll do another report about that sometime later but for now as mentioned I have an important announcement to make.
Here is something different for a change. I picked this some a few weeks ago but only got around to reviewing today.
But of course anything by National Geographic is always good. I’ve been a big fan of their work as well as they contribution to charity as well as environmental work.
This is one of their latest coffee table photo books show casing another dazzling collection of photos from the archive chosen by Annie Griffihs. Each work is commented by her and credit is given to the photographer.
I know its rather odd but it does happen. I do occasionally find myself in the mandarin section at Kinokuniya Malaysia and they have some really great photobooks and the best part though is that I have never seen mandarin books censored before (or at least I haven’t had the luck of coming across one).
You know what I love about going to Kinokuniya? Even though its about an hour’s drive from where I live?
Getting some great books but you know what is even better? Getting great books that haven’t been censored by the black marker pen of doom!
Guess what I picked up last night at Kinokuniya ~~~?
As promised here is the loot report. You didn’t think after 30 days plus in Japan I wouldn’t have bought anything? Well most of it are just books that can’t be found in Malaysia due to censorship controls or are just plain rare!
Everything was shipped back via EMS at the total cost of 22,300 yen which is about GASP! RM830! Still cheaper than paying the overweight fine at the airport (it would have been about Rm2,000).
Okay let’s get to the detail item list…..