Amazon Kindle or Apple iPad?

I was torn between choosing the Amazon Kindle or buying an Apple iPad for my humongous collection of PDF e-books, but after watching the video above, I am leaning towards getting an Amazon Kindle. Still, I am not fully decided on that yet.

Karnival Karangkraf 2011

For those of you who are book lovers, you would be interested to know that media publisher Karangkraf is holding their Karnival Karangkraf 2011 at their premises in Shah Alam, Selangor. The event is taking place this weekend, from 28th to 30th January 2011. To be honest, it is of little interest to me as I am not really a fan of what Karangkraf publishes, apart from Majalah i. But if they are your thing, there’s nothing to stop you from going for it.

All other details are in the poster above.

Jan 2011

Funny quote of the day

“We are not without accomplishment. We have managed to distribute poverty equally.”

– Nguyen Co Thatch, Vietnamese foreign minister

The fuss over “Interlok”


Some bloggers have been commenting about it, so permit me to join the bandwagon as well. Truth be told, I really think that the issue has been played out of proportion. The book was written by SN Abdullah Hussain in the 1970s and some four decades later, it is causing such a ruckus? Gosh, I think some people are really (mis)using this issue for political capital. Considering that those making such a fuss about it are members of a political party which was nearly wiped out in Election 2008, I think this assessment isn’t too far off the mark after all.

However, since I am such a bookworm, I will try to get hold of a copy of this book. I think it is time that I pay a visit to Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka and purchase this book from their bookstore….I haven’t been to DBP for a very long time (the last time I was there was in 2001 with my father, to inquire about the royalty / prize money for my poem’s win in HSSBR 2000). I sure hope they have the original version of the book. I am not interested in the Edisi Pelajar copy.