Braving The Rain

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We’ve been having pretty heavy rain these past few days. I’m not complaining – it’s a relief not having to water the garden every day – but it does make getting outfit photos a little bit of a hassle. I managed, though, even if I had to wrap a plastic bag around the camera to take these.

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Shirt: local shop, Sweater: H&M, Jeans: Charlotte Russe, Loafers: Footglove, Brooch: Singapore boutique

I actually wore this to a book sale with some co-workers. Every year before the Lunar New Year, this publishing house (the same one I work for) would have a huge clearance sale to clear out their stocks, and every year I would come home laden with books. Come to think of it, book sales are the only kind of sale I enjoy. This time I ended up getting a big haul, as usual, and managed to recommend some of my own translations to my co-workers as well.

book haul

These are all in Vietnamese, of course, but from the top – City of Thieves by David Benioff (yes, the co-creator of Game of Thrones. I’m not a big fan of his screenwriting but this sounds interesting), A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (I’ve been wanting to read it), History of the Vietnamese Civil War from 1771 – 1802 (more non-fiction), Rainbow Troops by Andrea Hirata (recommended to me by someone who works at the publishing house, it’s not my kind of book but I’m willing to give it a try), Black Water-Lilies by Michel Bussi (I literally picked it up because of the pretty cover), and Red Rising by Pierce Brown (also something I’ve been wanting to read.) Not bad for a rainy day. I can’t wait to start on these!

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3 Comments on “Braving The Rain”

  1. Kezzie says:

    That’s so cool that you managed to recommend some of your translations! Hurrah for book sales. I had one of two brilliant hauls of books from charity shops earlier in the year, not so much recently!x

  2. Mike says:

    When I saw your pictures this morning (I read your post but couldn’t comment at the time), I couldn’t help but think of the 1952 film musical “Singin’ In The Rain”; with your umbrella and all. I think it’s a great addition! Maybe you could pose with it more when you take pics while it’s raining? 😉

    And I’m with you there Salazar. I love book sales and have found some pretty cool books at our library book sales that they have every so often. Some of the books are almost brand new and I only pay like a fraction of the original price for them.

    Did I mention that I think it’s so cool that you translate books? It must be a lot of work but it sounds interesting!

  3. Book sales are the best kind of sales. 🙂


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