Sunday, December 16, 2012
new zealand in 7 days
my friend B8's wife, E, is all fired up to vacation in new zealand after the other wives came back with stories of the paradise on earth.
since we've not been to the south island, she asked us if we'd like to go with them next year. i thought it was a good idea, considering that taking turns to drive is probably the way to go if one plans to traverse the wide expanse of land & mountains.
but B8 wants to take only 7 days off, E confessed. you see, B8 is a busy physician in private practice plus he's also a workaholic. so, i told her if we spend 2 days for the return flight & another to recover from the jet-lag, we'd only have 4 full days for the vacation.
it was a laughable plan, i thought. i told her, as a matter-of-factly, that it's really no point going for less than 12 days.
well, what goes around, comes around & i had my comeuppance yesterday - i did my own NZ in 7 days.
that's the same as spending ONLY 45 mins at the Big Bad Wolf sale. maybe worse.
but let me defend myself. between shuttling between PJ, Puchong & Damansara to run errands, & i'm not exactly familiar with klang valley, i only had about an hour & a half for the book sale. after looking for a parking space (saturday afternoon, mind you!!) & looking for the place (the big banner at Mines 2 was most deceiving!!), that's all the time i had before the next errand.
and again, in my defence, i only targetted the books i had in mind. they didn't have jeffrey archer's 11th commandment & michael g gill's starbucks saved my life, so my only haul was this....
can you believe me? the biggest book sale is in town & i only want 3 books!!!