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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

At last! a bookshop at Garden City Shopping Centre

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December 11, 2005, Sunday

Around lunchtime, Tito Gerry dropped us off (Grandfather and me) at Garden City Shopping Centre. We had to buy refills of Grandfather's medications. While the meds were being prepared, we went to the mall's food court and had lunch. I ordered Grandfather's favorite—Chinese food—at Manchu Wok, so that prodding him to eat would be easy. A big combo meal of fried rice, breaded shrimp with sweet-and-sour sauce, and roasted chicken was enough for the both of us. It was a great meal. ' see that smile of fullness? Hahaha!

While strolling around, I was surprised to see that there's already a Coles bookstore in the mall. At last, there's a bookshop at Garden City Shopping Centre! Now, I have one reason to get excited in going there; for, usually, I get bored doing the same routine: walking Grandfather around as if he was a pet dog, then seating on a bench beside him every time he gets tired, and staring aimlessly at the store windows.

The simple act of prodding Grandfather to eat every mealtime is very exhausting and frustrating.

Most of the books at Coles were on clearance sale! After about an hour, I proceeded to the cashier and paid C$35 for the seven new books to add to my collection. Compared to Chapters or the Coles at Polo Park Shopping Centre, this one has a fewer selection of books; but as a positivist might say, "Better a few books than no bookshop at all."

1. Eastern Philosophy: The Greatest Thinkers and Sages from Ancient to Modern Times by Kevin Burns (2004, Arcturus Publishing)

2. The Ultimate General Knowledge Quiz Book, compiled by Ken Russell and Philip Carter (2004, Arcturus Publishing)

3. The Book of Who, compiled by Rodrey Dale (2004, CRW Publishing)

4. The Book of What, compiled by Rodrey Dale (2004, CRW Publishing)

5. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (1993, Wordsworths Edition Limited)

6. A Memoir of Misfortune by Su Xiao Kang (2001, Alfred A. Knopff)

7. Oriental Love Poems by Michelle Lovric (2003, Andrews McKeel Publishing)

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