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Tuesday, December 21, 2004
The Christmas Book Swap Meet Report. 
Sunday dawned, bright and hot. The travel case was filled, and we headed down to KL Sentral for the Swap meet. I had received an SMS saying that 3 earlier confirmed attendees were bugging out. So I sat, and waited, to see who would turn up. And so, after some waiting, the following people showed.

Graceshu, YP, Chiq, Ted, Aliya, Dan, Khalil, xXx

Chiq brought peppermint candy canes for everyone, and I brought a box of chocolates, the remains of which disappeared into the depths of graceshu's handbag, ostensibly for her brothers, but we all know she needs a sugar fix now and again. Lots of coffee was drunk, and Dan and I only took one cigarette break. In a city full of coffee places which have smoking sections, Graceshu has managed to find the only one which is non smoking. Dan and I discussed this, and we will be conducting a search for a suitable location for the next swap meet.

The travel case was opened up, and several columns of books emerged. Ted took 9 Discworld novels, and was rather disappointed that they were not in sequence. I just pulled a random sampling from my shelf. Other books were also on the table, including some books with rather weird titles, courtesy of my library. Ted ended up buying a new bag just to take the books home.

Which became a topic of some discussion, with swap meet attendees saying that the title of the meet should be changed to xXx's mobile lending library, or something along those lines. Gossip crossed the table that I was in fact a preferred customer of Pay Less Books, and had my own private account. I wish to deny any and all such rumours, and also deny the fact that Pay Less rolls out the red carpet whenever I grace their premises.

It was a rather good meet this time, with lots of news about mutual friends, and holiday plans being exchanged. Aliya also shared some very good news with us, and we give her our heartiest congratulations, and look forward to attending the party in 2006. We are all planning on attending dressed in Malay traditional dress.

xXx  # 10:03 AM
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