Saturday, July 16, 2005

MPH Subang Parade Potter-fansless

Right. So i got my pre-ordered copy from MPH Subang Parade. "The Magic Moment" turned out to be quite a normal book buying experience.

Funny. I remember last year that same place, i went on the second day of launching and the 5th book was sold out. I was hoping there won't be a long queue at the counter today, like what i saw in the papers last year.

Guess what, i was there at around 10.30 a.m., went straight in and there wasn't even 1 second of queuing up! I stepped right in front of the cashier, showed my receipt and i'm out from MPH in no time.

MPH really did prepare for a huge crowd, as far as i can see. There was more cashiers than usual. But what happened to these scenes?



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And in Malaysia last year:

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There's so much hype and so many count-downs i thought everyone would be rushing to the bookstores today. Maybe it's because of the Malaysian book-reading habit, coz i hear that there are many HBP party experiences in the western countries.

Hmm... Not much ado here in Malaysia. I don't know about Kino or Borders or other MPHs out there, but my experience at the Subang Parade MPH was extremely dissapointing.

Hah, what's with my friend's father refusing to bring her to collect the latest HP book because he was afraid of the crowd.