Thursday, May 30, 2013


FINALLYYYYYY.......... I have stepped onto the holy ground of the National library at Chinatown on Monday.

Ever since knowing of its existence and read several of the comments regarding the library, I have been soooo eager to pay a visit. Especially since I am a Chinese Book lover, and having a library with completed with only Chinese books is a new thing here. Furthermore, it was introduced to be a library furnished with Oriental style as its concept. Naturally, such a thing would piqued my interest.

Well for a start, how often do you get to hear about a library that its interior design is completely non-futuristic/ modern focused?

So for some time, I have been meaning to find time to find my way there. And finally after my exams were over, I get to pay the library a visit!

But when I first stepped onto the 'holy ground',  I was very disappointed.

It was... small.. only consisting of one floor. And well..yeah.. it did adapt some Chinese style in its design but on the whole it still contained most of the modern concept.

And the collection of books was just... not up to my expectation.

It was.. info-centric. 

And.. I was really excited and looking forward to getting all my 小说. But when I got there.. there were NONE!


But thank god there were books that I wanted to borrow. The other day when I was in Kinokuniya, I saw some of the books I really wanted to purchase but couldn't afford to. So when I saw them at the library, I was elated. 

I still managed to borrow some books.

But the disappointment still disturb me.. ooohh.. how my heart shatters..

I guess the reason why they had a small one know is because of the rather small percentage of chinese readers. I mean when I got there, there were just a few teenagers or people my age reading and browsing books. The rest were just making use of the facility to do their revision. Therefore, I should be glad that the idea of a Chinese Library has been realized? Well, it's a good start. Perhaps, in near future this library would expand? 

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