Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bookmooch #12 - Wishlist Comes True

Couldn't be happier when two books from my forever wishlist finally arrived!

1. Six Hours One Friday by Max Lucado
2. Here I am Lord, Send Somebody Else by Jill Briscoe

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

First Book Purchased from Dasa Book Cafe

I'm glad to have found this used book store in Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok.You can choose books through their online database or book list which is updated on a daily basis. Orders are sent through email and payment is done through ATM. They don't accept credit cards.

It has been months of hesitating before I finally gave in and order my first books. After a couple of days of emails and confirmation, I sent my payment via ATM on Friday, 9th of January.  I opted for regular Thai post service instead of EMS. After 6 days (including weekends) I received the package.

This is how the packaged looked like after removing the string ribbon.

Inside the improvised cardboard box are my books wrapped in a magazine page.

After the magazine is a plastic wrapper.

And finally my two books. Human Smoke by Nicholson Baker and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

I'm very much satisfied with my first experience of purchasing books from the book cafe. The transaction was fast easy. I have a list of books that I wanted to buy from them when my budget allows a little indulgence :-)

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Best Post Holiday Gift Ever!

In November 8, 2014,  I found used books in eBay that I wished to buy. I was excited and was about to purchased the books when I saw the unbelievably high shipping cost! :-( Disheartened, I posted the photos of them on my Facebook with the caption that they were on my forever wish list.Late that night, a friend in the US sent me a message asking for the link of the "eBay books." I thought she also wanted to buy the books. But when I asked her, she simply said, " I want it for you..."

Heart palpitating...

You cannot imagine my reaction that time. It seemed that the world suddenly stopped for a moment to give me time to process what I've just read. She wanted to buy the books for me!

She bought the books, waited for them to be delivered, and 46 days later, the books were sent to me.

13 days later, I received the books.

I was floating in the air while I was driving home. I couldn't think of anything else but to open the package and embrace all the contents.:-)


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I laid them all on the floor just so I could enjoy looking at all of them.:-)

Who would have thought that the simple wish would come true? I never thought or expected that God would grant me this wish immediately and in this manner. If that isn't a miracle from God, I don't know what it is. I'm very much convinced that God hears and cares for the little things that concern me/us. God really surprised me!

This is my best post-holiday gift ever! Thank you, Lord!


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