3 Ideas for the reading enthusiast
If you prefer your books with a dash of character, check out second-hand bookstore Buku Terpakai and you might just land yourself a gem of a find. This store stocks various English and Bahasa Malaysia titles in various genres, ranging from fiction to school books. Buku Terpakai is at. No 6, Jalan SP3/7, Saujana Puchong, in Puchong, Selangor. Visit www.facebook.com/majalahbukuterpakai or call (012) 663 0530 for more details.
Ray-Ban injects some fun and personality into reading glasses with its rainbow coloured Ja-Jo optical collection. Trade your boring old pair for quirky combinations such as this contrasting pairing of blue and yellow. Evoking the spirit of the ‘60s, the pieces in this collection have oversized full metal frames (available in gold, silver and copper) and are paired with one of the seven sugary-hued mirrored lenses including: pink, green, orange, yellow, dark violet and light blue. This pair is priced at RM539.
Enjoy free delivery when you purchase a minimum of RM120 via Kinokuniya Malaysia’s online site, throughout this month. One title to check out is John Grisham’s Camino Island that tops the The New York Times Best Sellers list at the moment. The book follows the story of Mercer Mann, whom after being laid off from her teaching position, is approached by a mysterious woman with a generous offer to go undercover and infiltrate bookstore owner Bruce Cable’s life to learn his secrets. Priced at RM152 (for the hardcover version) and RM89.72 (for the paperback version), this book is available via www.malaysia.kinokuniya.com.
2 places for retail therapy
Stationary aficionados pay heed — the fifth instalment of Battery Acid Club’s fifth installation of its stationery market, From Pen to Paper, is happening all this weekend from 11am to 6pm. Whether you are looking for something specific or simply need to stock up, head on over to 21 Jalan SS21/34, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya and be spoilt for choice with the wide range of stationery available here. There will be different sets of vendors on each day. Call (03) 7733 9682 or visit www.facebook.com/batteryacidclub for the list of vendors and other details.
Fashionistas can head to APW Bangsar tomorrow to land some interesting finds at the Streething Fashion Market, a gathering of fashion stylists, store owners, collectors, personalities and industry who’s who. Doors open at 6pm and the market goes on till midnight, where rare fashion pieces and collectibles can be found all under one roof. APW Bangsar is located at 29 Jalan Riong, off Jalan Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Log on to www.facebook.com/pg/apwbangsar or www.facebook.com/streething or call the venue at (03) 2282 3233 for more information.
2 fundraising initiatives
Make it a day of fun in the sun at an outdoor carnival aimed at raising money for a new handicapped dogs’ facility. Expect to find quality products from Malaysia’s brightest artisans and a chance to hear from experts on pet nutrition, animal welfare and dog training. The event is organised by KL Pooch Resort and Rescue, a non-profit boarding facility and adoption centre. 100% of the funds generated are used for the rehabilitation and housing of over a hundred street dogs that have been rescued from emergency situations. Log on to www.facebook.com/KLPoochResortandRescue or call (016) 233 3647 for more information.
Non-profit cancer charity organisation Cansurvive provides guidance and community support for patients who suffer from cancer as well as their family and friends. Part of their fundraising efforts for the year is Ganesham: A Mega Show on Maha Ganapathy at The Temple of Fine Arts. The show which is an interplay of rituals. The programme of music, dance and theatre will feature 24 artistes from India performing alongside Malaysian artistes at Shantanand Auditorium, at The Temple of Fine Arts located at 114-116, Jalan Berhala Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur. Admission to the 7pm shows on tomorrow and Sunday is by donation of RM50 or RM100. Contact Shangkar at (011) 2755 3976/ (012) 695 9343 or Shanta Devi at (013) 385 7955 or e-mail [email protected] for more details about this event.
1 dance performance to catch
Dancebox and MyDance Alliance and The Actors Studio present Dancebox a night of delicately woven personal and inspirational stories and experiences through dance. Supported by the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) the show is curated by MyDance Alliance vice-president Leng Poh Gee and this upcoming instalment will feature seven new works choreographed and performed by a mix of aspiring choreographers as well as industry veterans. The one-night performance will be held on Sunday, 8.30pm at Pentas 2 of KLPac, Sentul Park Jalan Strachan, off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Kuala Lumpur and admission is by a minimum donation of RM15 at the door. Visit www.klpac.org or call (03) 4047 9000 for more details.
1 new craft to learn
Why buy a dreamcatcher when you can make one! Bunny Dreamscape Workshop is having a workshop in AMPM Café where participants can learn how to weave their very own pretty dreamcatchers. Craft materials as well as light refreshments will be provided. The workshop that will take place between 3pm and 6pm at AMPM Café situated at 11A Jalan USJ21/5 Subang Jaya is priced at RM220 per pax; spots are limited. Visit bunnydreamscape.wixsite.com or www.facebook.com/bunnydreamscape for more information.
1 cocktail to celebrate the weekend
Welcome the weekend with a glass of rich and creamy cocktail known as Louis the 14th at AD Bar. Crafted from vodka-infused coffee bean, the Kahlua-based cocktail has hints of caramel and aromatic coffee. Situated along Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru Kuala Lumpur, the bar that features décor inspired by the medieval era is described as a little hidden tavern. Contact (03) 2201 7979 for inquiries or reservations or log on to www.facebook.com/adbarbangsar for more information.