There Is Life Away From The Internet

Classic books that I acquired from the Pearson & Penguin Books Warehouse Sale

Wuan and I raided the Pearson & Penguin Books Warehouse Sale three weekends in a row. When the security personel saw us there for the third time, I waved at him. On the second time we were there, he had asked Wuan to drop me off at the entrance as we had to park quite a distance away. We told him in unison that I was driving.

“Third round,” he stated as a matter of factly.

We nodded.

The books were stacked under a zinc roof erected over the car park of Pearson Malaysia. There were children, non-fiction and fiction sections. Nevertheless, one has to be patient in searching as the books were not organised like what one would expect in a book shop. We have no complaints though. This was after all a sale with the books being offered at greatly discounted prices.

Between the two of us, we spent more than RM400 the three times we were there. I bought classics mostly. Wuan bought the series by Terry Brooks. At the rate I read, these books will last me for at least one year, coupled with the more than ten books that I brought down from Penang which are still unread.

The good thing is that I have started to read again, seriously, and spending less time online. I have always wondered what I would do if there was no Internet. What did I do before I discovered the Internet? I read! And I watched television. I do not watch as much as I used to now as most of the shows on Astro are repeats. I have been feeling stupid lately with all the unproductive time I have been spending online. Hopefully, reading will make me a little less stupid.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

4 thoughts on “There Is Life Away From The Internet”

  1. I haven’t been able to read as much as I used to, or as much as I’d love to. The last book I read was “How STARBUCKS saved my life”. It was a birthday present, and boy, it was good 🙂

    But yeah, Peter, reading is good, you don’t get tired wrists by reading, LOL.

    Hey, I have that book too and have not read it yet. But I get tired eyes reading. Well, better titred eyes and stimulated brains than tired wrists on something unproductive.

  2. There’s no life for me away from the Internet. How sad. 🙁

    Aiseh, pak tor is not life away from Internet meh? Unless you both pak tor online also…

  3. Wow, I went to the same book fair, (behind Nissan PJ, right?) but I didn’t have the chance to raid the whole place.

    I agree with your last comment, Peter. After reading lots of literature books (some for study, some for personal), I’m getting the hang of free verse poetry and haiku. ^^ Truth be told, I don’t really have a life away from the Internet….

  4. Hee! My books usually last me for about 6 months or so. I finished nearly all of the books I bought at the Big Bad Wolf Sale in August, so the sale came at just about the right time. It was an ok sale, IMO.

    And I like life away from the Internet. That’s what my games are for. 😛

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