Finally, TBD shipped out my book today!!! I wonder how long it will take to arrive to Hong Kong.


Placed my first order from The Book Depository

I placed an order for a paperback copy of Nalini Singh’s Heart of Obsidian on The Book Depository. I already have the e-book version on my Kindle Paperwhite but I really like this book a lot so I decided to get a physical copy of it. 

Now, I am currently located in Vietnam and god knows how hard it is to find a bookstore that sells English books. Even when I’m in Hong Kong, it is hard to find the latest books out by my favorite authors in the bookstores there. In Malaysia it is even worse. Not only do the bookstores not carry my favorite author’s books, the price are terrifyingly expensive! A paperback will cost at least RM34.90 (MPH bookstores) while a hardback copy will set you back around RM70 or so. @_@ !! No wonder the people back home are not known for their reading habit. 

Anyway, I’ve heard of The Book Depository for quite a while now but I’ve never purchase a book from the site before. The site offers free shipping worldwide and from what I can see, the price of its books are one of the cheapest around. My only concern is whether the book will arrive safely in my hands or not. :-/ 

The book costs USD 7.59 (there is a USD 0.40 discount) and that’s it. No additional costs as the shipping is free. I used my Visa Debit Card to pay for it although they do have Paypal service as well. It will take approximately 7-10 days for the book to arrive to Vietnam once it is dispatched, if the ETA in the website is reliable. Crossing my fingers wishing for it to arrive safely! 


USD 7.59 is RM25.83, according to the bank’s exchange rate. Still cheap! 😀

Before a man loves another man, he will think that he loves women.

That is what a friend of a friend of mine told her while they were doing a discussion in class. 

Now that I’m back in Hanoi, time to hunt the streets for food!

And now I’m back in Hanoi after spending 4 weeks in Hong Kong. What I love most about Hanoi is of course, the food. On the night I arrived in Hanoi, I had the Pho Bo (beef soup noodle) and for Sunday brunch, I had the bánh cuốn nhân chả rán (steamed spring rolls with pork). 

This afternoon, the colleague and I had Bun Cha. It was delicious!! And it’s cheaper than the Pho and the spring roll at VND33,00 while the Pho and the spring rolls cost VND50,000 and VND40,000 respectively.




Another Taobao order. :D



I’ve ordered a few more stuff from Taobao. My colleague who lives in Shenzhen helped in terms of purchasing them from Taobao and the Taobao sellers would post the items to her house. I hope all the items will arrive this week so that when she comes to Hong Kong next Monday, I’ll have something to look forward to! 😀

“Have faith in your own faith. If your belief is strong, no one can make you lose your religion” – Khairy Jamaluddin.

Hats off to you, Khairy! If only more people are like you in our beloved country…