Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Seriously, I never heard of E L James before..I never thought of reading
his her (Opss..E L James is female lol) novels..What I did last time was googling for "best seller books 2012" Tadaaaaa...this result came out!
So, sebabkan dh kemaruk sgt nk buku..aku pon g carik kt bookstore..Ingat lg I bought this books on Friday at MPH Bookstore, Mid Valley..Masa tu ader lak Box Set utk novel ni..Aku ni mmg sker beli buku sequal...just name it! Harry Potter ader 7 buku..Twilight ader 3 buku..Darren Shan ader 4 buku (12 sub books to be exact)..Trylle Saga ader 3 buku..
So, utk siri ni ader 3 books which started with "Fifty Shades of Grey"..Second book "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed"! Klu nak tau, when I bought this books, I didn't read the synopsis..not even a glance on the inside! After reading up to page 100 when the story really started..I mean really started! Then I realized..s**t! this is hell of a story..then..I slowly turn to the back cover and it was there - ADULT RATED ~ EROTIC ROMANCE -Gotcha!!!
So, guys..no need to explain any longer..u know exactly whats inside the books..it is full of kinky fu****y sort of things..But heck..I really like this books! the way the author expand the plots..chracter of the main hero Christian Grey and all his dark secrets..its awesome! Even one of my friend pon cakap..let me quote her saying yaa.."but what the heck! We r all adults.."
Don't be fool by the title..:) To be frank, it was not a real trip...I was sent to Ha Noi, Viet Nam (that's how the Vietnamese spell the city name) in order to attend the "Typology & Capacity Building Workshop 2012" organised by Asia Pacific Group (APG) on Money Laundering from 19 - 23 Nov 2012.
I took a flight on the 18th Nov 2012 & came back to Malaysia on the 24th Nov...The workshop was attended by more than 20 member countries all over the world but Malaysia sent the largest delegation of 30 officers from various agencies such as AGC, BNM, MACC, SC, SSM, Inland Revenue Board, bla..bla..bla..
As for the workshop, it was very informative especially by the JFIU from Hong Kong Police (i loikeeee...)
Ha Noi time is one hour earlier than Malaysia. However, its a shock for me as its already dark at 5.30pm (and its Maghrib)..The weather is quite cold as it is already winter in China (neighbouring country)
|View from my room at Sheraton Ha Noi|
Viet Nam currency is Vietnamese Dong (VND) where RM1 = VND6000..I didn't change my currency when I was there..The people in town can receive either VND, US Dollar and even Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)..its a relieve as I don't have to worry about it..Communication are very difficult as most of them can't speak English. They can't even understand a very simple word such as "How much?", "size?"..The most popular items to buy in Ha Noi is silk! However, they also have other products likes Telekung, Vietnamese Coffee and items imported from China. You can get 5 metres silk for MYR42 or USD12.5..
|Old Quarter, Ha Noi|
If you plan to visit Ha Noi, please make sure you have enough VND for taxi & foods as they do not accept USD for those things..:( There are a lots of choices for taxi in Ha Noi..but I would advise you guys.. please..please..please..get a Ha Noi taxi! Its the most reliable taxi in Ha Noi..there rest of it they will cut your throat (damn expensive) Even our hotel staff suggested us to find Ha Noi taxi..
Note: As my handphone was stolen at the Old Quarter, Ha Noi..so I don;t have my personal pictures to put in here! Darn!