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I’m working on a book project. Haven’t thought of the title, of course. That’s the last thing on my mind, really. I’m mapping out chapters but it’s not going anywhere.

What prompted me to write this post is my eldest child, Bagel. I’m currently at a weekly writing meet-up which takes place every Thursday mornings at a neighborhood Starbucks. He has no school, and I decided to bring him along instead of missing out on the club. His younger brother, Bean, has school so thank goodness.

I was trying to map a bloody chapter but as always, children being children, mothers being mothers, there’s no way either of us will give the other a break. He does this nose thing (don’t ask) every other second, and I can’t help but hush him and tell him to knock it off!!! So there you go – him with his nose thing, me with the telling-offs.

It’s only 9:20am. Bagel brought his journal supplies (color pens, sketch pad, notepad), and two books (graphic novels with good and bad English). We also stopped by the gas station earlier so that he could grab some snacks and soda (crab crackers, Kinder chocolate bar, and some sugary drink).

It’s still too early to tell, but so far, I’m with my earphones listening to the radio and couldn’t hear his nose thing. Pity Sabby who’s seated next to him though (Sabby’s the founder of the writing club, Diam! & Write).

Hope to get back to Scrivener soon. Really. Otherwise, it’s just another morning without getting any writing done…

Book Club Meet-up this Morning

Silent Book Club Kota Kinabalu, April 14th Meet-up

This morning started out perfect. Really, perfect. Hugged and kissed the kids goodbye, thankful for the NBA playoffs – the partner’s dose – with Rockets vs. I-don’-care-who-since-Jordan-retired; drove to the library, set-up the table, and waited blissfully (inside, waited blissfully inside. Bookworms don’t show nerdy bliss on their faces until another bookworm shows up) for others to show up.

In total, five of us showed and it was just a nice group at the table which had chairs for eight.

B was the first to arrive (after yours truly), and since it was her first time at our new library, she placed her book and her bag at the table and went sight-seeing before settling down to read. She owns “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” here.

M came later, it was probably her third time at the new library. She didn’t bring a book and decided to use this meet-up to borrow some books instead. “The English Monster” and “The Blind Assassin” were her loot of the day.

W came next, she reads on her mobile. She loves literature (it’s my first time meeting her too!) and that’s all I know! It didn’t occur to me to ask her about her current read!

E came last (also my first time meeting her). She, too, decided to use this meet-up to borrow some books from the library. She chose “Dark City” by Xeus.

As for me? I’m still trying to finish my physical book – Hiroshima. Had we stayed there for another hour, I’d have finished it! I even took a break by standing and reading facing a pillar, which had mini wall-mounted tables – again, perfect. I am hoping to QUIT my Kindle for a while and focus on this read tonight, or tomorrow night… I’m horrible.

That is all! Perfect day with fantastic company!

Silent Book Club: Kota Kinabalu Chapter

I’m stoked! Do I sound stoked? In less than five days and I’ll be hosting the first Silent Book Club meet in town!

While I’m not worried about zero low turnout, I am anxious about my favorite reading corner at my usual Starbucks being taken up by someone who hates reading 😅 Talk about priorities!

I took some photos of the said Starbucks and I’ll post them here soon.

Hope to meet some fellow bookworms then.

Over and out!