Saturday, July 11, 2015

Cool stuff for your books

Often times, the only thing offered by book publishers are good stories. Why don't they be more creative to give more value for book buyers' money? Like having things like these in the books (as the cover, centerfolds, gifts, etc)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tuesday, December 18, 2012



I need help.


Please share this message so more people will understand more about this, than me.
I don't know how to say this but I will try my best, using all the knowledge bestowed upon me me, so far. Better yet, and like all typical 'message from the aliens' or apocalyptic warnings, I will say it again:
(before the systems and connections go down in the floods)

It is worthy to mention that I should pause since it's #Azan Asar right now. It's 1641 by my watch, 18th Dec 2012.

"I am a human that make mistakes whenever my intentions are unrighteous. And unrighteousness is illogical. Unacceptable"

Have you ever wondered WHO YOU ARE? People can tell you what they see but, is that who you REALLY is? People tell you to meditate, to read books, to go to talks, to congregate and for a while, you THOUGHT you found yourself. "Righteousness is justice. Purity. Nature. Truth. Blablabla" And here we are, in the time of agendas and deceptions.

Have you ever pondered at how easy it is to dissolve your fear, greed, hate and jealousy that you faced, once you know that the cause is YOU? Nobody can convince you to change except yourself. And those who you put your belief in them. And NATURE.
Each of us were made according to our nature. So does the angels, earth, time. To understand GOD is to understand nature. Human NATURALLY FORGETS. We can keep things in our mind but mind can play tricks on us.

So to help remind ourselves, we write things on paper. We take notes. And we keep them. Then we reread and write new stuffs. So to cut the story short, I STRONGLY encourage you to write about yourself in a book. Start with your keturunan. Salasilah. The important things is to put yourself on a piece of paper. You can write, draw, paste, whatever. As long as it's meaningful to you and talks about you. As you write about yourself, you will start to see who you are. Put as much detail as you could. And WHY would you wanna lie? Who are you lying to?

For those who already have a diary, please reread your shit and write a new one today. Conclude it all into simplicity.
And write at the beginning of your book: "WRITE, READ, and LEARN by (whatever you call yourself)".
Write at the end of the book: " I will see what I want to see. An answer will come, once there is a question".

Keep adding to that book. And you know what?
You just made yourself a handbook of YOU. 
Keep this book, along with Al-Quran and Sirah Nabi, along with Asmaul Husna and Sifat 20, n those you find useful.  And whenever you feel lost, confused, lonely or whatever, read (IQRA') these books, starting with the one you believe the most.

So there you have it. Don't waste time. Find yourself a good pen, a piece of paper, and WRITE!

"Wise men keep knowledge in form of books in their houses. But the best books, are the ones that tells you about yourself."


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Going to the book store

You walked into a book-store.
Went through the "New Arrivals" aisle.
See if there's any familiar names.
Or anything interesting.

You proceed to your favourite section.
The books on the shelves look the same like you checked it last week.
Even the one you purposely turned upside down hasn't been corrected by the store keeper. You corrected the book back. You took a long sigh. You proceed to the next section.

...and the next.

...and the next.

..until you came back where you started: at the New Arrivals aisle.

Going to the book-stores just don't excite you as much any more. You start to question your choice as a hobby. Suddenly it appeared to you that reading and books are your close friends since forever. And the thought of finding a new hobby irked you. You knew there's nothing wrong with your hobby. It's just that they don't sell the books you like no more.

That, is where BookMaggotz comes in.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thanks to @nurulakmarabd and Family!

BookMaggotz drive is less than a month old but the support we're receiving is HUMANGOUS! Alot of interested donors and friends are buzzing our email to arrange for their books. Since most of the BookMaggotz are working during the day, plus we still haven't work out a good blackmail letter to threaten DeliOasis's owner in Bangsar for letting us using their place as BookMaggotz's gather point, the only time available for books-pickup is at night.

Mr. Abdullah's personal collection
 @nurulakmarabd has been bugging us about the books in her house for quite a while. After much consideration and consultations from local shamans, we agreed to go to her place to pick them up. We cut the whole Lost-in-Pandan story during our way to get there and go right down to business.

The books she was giving were from her old university days. All of them were nicely strapped together and saved in a corner, waiting for us. Mr. Abdullah (@nurulakmarabd's daddy) didn't look too welcoming at first after realising we were there to get his daughter's unused books because he himself is a book lover. But after explaining what BookMaggotz is all about and our plans with the unused books, he himself showed us the family small library AND his small 'secret stash'. Mr. Abdullah got a very interesting taste in reading...
"You sure there's no 'Permata yang Hilang' somewhere?"

@nurulakmarabd's university books
From the small chats I had with Mr. Abdullah, Nurul and her mom, I gather that this is a 'reading' family. You get that 'look' prior to getting an answer, whenever you ask a question. But they are all very warm and very welcoming. So warm that they ask us to come next week to take some more books from Nurul's younger sister's stash pulak. *Lap peluh*

Anyway, BookMaggotz would like to thank Mr. Abdullah and @nurulakmarabd for trusting us with their books and selecting BookMaggotz as THE choice for these books to continue serving their purpose in this world. Thanks again!

p/s: now, to make THE LIST...