Then Again…

… I should be happy. After all, Jun Wei bought me my first Billabong t-shirt. We were actually shopping for shirts for him when he spotted that shirt. Turns out that it was the last piece and it was one size too small for him. So he placed it on me and said, “Hey! It looks nice on you.”

So he got it for me and I was like a kid having my chocolate cake

I went back to Kinokuniya today hoping to exchange my BLEACH volume 12 for something else. Thank goodness they gave me the okay! I wanted to get Rurouni Kenshin volume 3 but there wasn’t any stock. So I went through the whole store at the Takashimaya outlet and finally decided to settle for Robert Frost: Selected Poems (after considering X-Men Ultimate Guide and Neil Gaiman’s novels).

I peeled off the plastic wrapping and removed the price tag before opening the book to the contents page.

The book did not contain Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. As a comfort, at least it had The Road Not Taken.

5 comments

  1. Oh, I like that, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, too! Have you ever heard of Garrison Keillor? He had a funny version of this poem on his show once.

    Whose woods these are I think I know.
    His house is in the village though;
    He will not see me stopping here
    To watch his woods fill up with snow.
    My little horse must think it queer
    To stop without a farmhouse near
    Between the woods and frozen lake
    The darkest evening of the year.
    He gives his harness bells a shake
    To ask if there is some mistake.
    The only other sound’s the sweep
    Of easy wind and downy flake.
    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

  2. Aww, that’s nice that he got you that shirt! Hehe.

    Ooh, and that’s awesome that you got to exchange the book!!!

  3. Billabong shirts are awesome! I’m not very into graphic novels but I’ve heard good things about Bleach. It’s really nice that they let you exchange it. Robert Frost is such an amazing poet. I prefer Birches myself.

    When I see birches bend to left and right
    Across the line of straighter darker trees,
    I like to think some boy’s been swinging them.
    But swinging doesn’t bend them down to stay.
    Ice-storms do that. Often you must have seen them
    Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning
    After a rain. They click upon themselves
    As the breeze rises, and turn many-colored
    As the stir cracks and crazes their enamel.
    Soon the sun’s warmth makes them shed crystal shells
    Shattering and avalanching on the snow-crust—
    Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away
    You’d think the inner dome of heaven had fallen.
    They are dragged to the withered bracken by the load,
    And they seem not to break; though once they are bowed
    So low for long, they never right themselves:
    You may see their trunks arching in the woods
    Years afterwards, trailing their leaves on the ground
    Like girls on hands and knees that throw their hair
    Before them over their heads to dry in the sun……….

    Sorry for the super long comment.

  4. aww so sweet that he bought you a shirt!so cool…i know nuts bout poem LOL..i cant write and i dont really understand poem!maybe i should start to read and undertsand them haha..its nice to have so many bookstores.compare to my country,ughh..its just like 2 or 3 bookstores only!the bookstores i mean is the big and famous one!anyway have anice weekend!

  5. So that shirt was supposed to be a guy’s shirt? It’s nice of him to buy it for you. ;D Billabong’s shirts are nice.

    I’ve never read the manga version of Rurouni Kenshin before..only watched the anime.

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