Shelf Life

wilde quote

Posted in Uncategorized by Shelf Life on October 28, 2009
with freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?
– oscar wilde
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John Lennon Bio

Posted in books, booksale, Uncategorized, used booksale by Shelf Life on October 26, 2009

Selling books can be a pain in the ass sometimes.

What is it with people declaring that the books I sell are expensive? Does it mean that those who bought from my collections are stupid enough not to know the real price of the books in the dog eat dog monopoly capitalist system in our country’s book world? Sure am sure those who bought from me are good intelligent readers and know what are good priced books.

It is a John Lennon biography book that the dumb buyer termed as expensive at P220. Puta eh si John Lennon yan eh! Buti kung biography ni April Boy Regino yan eh puta isaksak ko pa sa baga niya. But John Lennon? fuck…

There are times when I just do not want to sell certain books to certain people who I think does not deserve it. Call me elitist or downright farthead but so be it. You do not ask for a mark down price for a John Lennon book. Kung mahal man ang presyo, mahal talaga yan kasi mahal si John Lennon. Even that moron who shot him dead professed his deep reverence for the legend.

Where can you buy an Isabel Allende hardbound book for P250 or a Cornelia Funke book for P100? In the Booksale outlets? Of course not. It is fucking definitely cheaper at Booksale but I already bought it. Bwahaha! So bear with my slightly elevated pricing scheme (my small income goes to 1. charity, 2. diapers, 3. beer. Honestly.) or go to Booksale Kota Kinabalu branch. They might have good titles in stock.

Judging a Book By Its Cover

Posted in Uncategorized by Shelf Life on October 9, 2009

Om

Posted in Uncategorized by Shelf Life on October 9, 2009

reading

(after my wordpress widget struggle)

no mind, no wants for widgets

no stress 

no widgets, simple blogface

no stress, but ugly blogface

(now im starting to get pissed again with the thought)

namaste….

Madamot wordpress

Posted in Uncategorized by Shelf Life on October 7, 2009

I am not a computer wizard, i am not. I painstakingly learn, study and try to understand the intricacies surrounding the blogging world and step by step, patiently, I think I am learning. But frustration creeps in when I find the shittiness of wordpress who wont allow almost all the good widgets, gadgets, or whatever fuck they call those things that make one’s blogspot more pleasing to the eye. Shit this wordpress is so madamot. Putang ina, ive discovered the magic of that “you might like these…” picture that you see in those cool blogs under their posts that you can click then be brought to the suggested posts? Well, hell fuck, wordpress wont accept it. Puta talaga!!! AAAAAHhhhhh!!!!! Sakit sa mata!

Looking for Leigh-Cheri

Posted in Uncategorized by Shelf Life on October 6, 2009

Nabiktima rin ako ng pagpasok ng tubig sa aking kabahayan pero hindi dahil sa bagyong si Ondoy kundi dahil naiwang nakabukas ang gripo sa taas ng bahay at tumulo ito hanggang paliguan ang buong bahay na naglubog (kanya-kanyang alat lang talaga), nanlunod kay Leigh-Cheri.

stlMay katagalan na ring nakababad sa aklatan ang libro ni Tom Robbins na “Still Life with Woodpecker” at napagtripan ko itong basahin. Sobrang tagal na nga itong nakatengga at halos balutan na ng alikabok katabi ng mga Carlos Castaneda at Ken Wilber na nahihilo akong basahin hindi dahil sa hangover kundi talagang di kaya ng powers ko.

Kaya nung binuklat ko ay agad naman akong naaliw at ginanahan kung magpapaiskor ang bidang babae kay Ralph Nader na nakalaban na yata ng lahat ng naging presidente ng Amerika simula ng pinanganak ako.   

Ang galing ng pagkakalatag ng mga karakter ng istorya, Ang tatay ni Leigh-Cheri na dating hari ng isang bayan na na-exile dahil sa laos na ang pagiging hari o dahil “stand in the corner” siya ng CIA.  Kakatawa tatay niya kasi may pacemaker na kapag na-excite ay pumapalo ng malakas eh poker player pa naman siya.  Ermat naman niyang si Queen Tillie ay isang mahilig sa opera singing that reminded me of Madame Castafiore from the Tintin Comic series.

Pero si Leigh-Cheri ay isang liberal, environmentalist, na cheerleader na  kickout dahil sa pangalawang beses niyang pagpapalaglag ng bata. Interesting character…hhhmmmmm..Kaso nalunod nga kaya naghahahap ako ng magpapahiram sa akin ng kopya. Kahit arkilahin ko, isang Generoso kapalit ng pahiram.