In mid February, I went for a short trip not too far from home, about 2 hours drive. As usual, my bags were heavier than me – not only that I brought my laptop along (was hoping I could complete downloading my new MMO game), I also carried with me a couple of books, as if I’m not going to return. I checked in at Corus Paradise, Port Dickson.
On the first day itself, that late evening, I curled up on one of the chairs in a coffee house on the first floor of the hotel. I brought my book together with me. This time, the pleasure of reading was accompanied with a hot Latte, a bowl of fries, a plate of cookies and the best part – with stunning ocean view right in front of me. I couldn’t imagined a better way to spend time reading with a scenic background; it creates the perfect atmosphere to escape into the pages of a good book.
I spent the 3 days walking by the beach and had seafood with sunset over the ocean and breezy air. I went to Klebang Beach, Malacca next before going home.
In this short month too, I spent 2 weeks to complete my colouring artwork. The art was a size of a drawing block and I used crayons, colour pencils, and Sharpie markers. The best thing about it is I find that colouring is a mental therapeutic and also bring more mindfulness. I shared the progress of completing it regularly on my social media and never expected it has caught an interest. In the end, I managed to sell the artwork to an art collector. It was sad to let go off my artwork at first, but was happy eventually that I could share my work with someone else.
Recently, I also bought several new books (even though last year’s TBR still a mountain pile), including books about Writing. ‘One should not stop buying books’, and all I could say is, my addiction is getting out of hand. On any given day, I am usually in the middle of four different books, hence why I always feel the need to keep on buying books – I just love having shelves and shelves of books whenever I need them; they keep me cozy!
A malignant bibliomania just couldn’t explain that feeling. Till then! 🙂