Just got home from our short trip to Singapore yesterday! *u*
Too bad we only stayed for 3 days. Actually, it didn’t seem like 3 days since when we arrived at Singapore, it was already in the afternoon. ;~~; but when we got to the hotel, we left immediately for Takashimaya since I’ve been dying to go there eversince some of my friends told me how much I would love it there, lol. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to stay at Takashimaya that long because my aunt wanted to buy some clothes so of course she dragged me with her. orz;;
So anyway, our first stop at Takashimaya was Kinokuniya. Actually, my main reason for our trip was to just hunt for BL tankoubons and artbooks, lol. And of course, to look at some other manga selections. A few Singaporean and non-Singaporean friends told me the Kinokuniya branch at Takashimaya doesn’t really sell BL titles so I just went there to look for a Kazuaki artbook I’ve been dying to buy for a very long time now, and some books for my friend.
I was so lucky to get that Kazuaki artbook since it was the only one left! *A* I nearly screamed when I found it because I wasn’t expecting it to be THAT BIG. I was supposed to buy some Starry Sky ones as well but I decided to just ask someone to buy it for me next time since I was on a tight budget and my money was only for my BL tankoubons. ;~~;
For my BL tankoubon purchases, a good friend (hello, Cindi-saaaaan XD) told me where to get them at a certain Kinokuniya branch which was at Liang Court. As to what she told me, there weren’t really a lot – just a shelf of them. To be honest, it really wasn’t enough but I spent like an hour or so browsing all of them again and again until I finally decided what to buy. ;;;
Funny thing was, I remember Cindi mentioning a certain girl who wears glasses. I don’t know if it was really her counter was near the BL section so I think it really is her. ;;; she asked me if I need a basket for my tankoubons and told me some of the employees might ask for my ID. She was very nice but at the same time, there’s this scary “don’t-mess-with-me” aura in her. ;v;
When I got to the counter, they didn’t ask for my ID – only a membership card which I wish I had. OTL
Of course other than those purchases, I also bought a couple of other stuff. But since it’s not fandom-related I can’t share them here, lol.
I will definitely go back to Singapore! *_* 3 days was so freaking short I didn’t even have the time to try out all of their local markets – ESPECIALLY THEIR FOOD. ;~~~;
Anyway, that’s it for now. I actually regret not buying a lot of tankoubons since I was worried we might pay for over baggage fees. ;n; shipping isn’t a good idea as well since we’ll pay a lot for the customs charges. ;;;
Until my next purchase post! 8D