Today, my mother and I dropped by the local shopping mall (Tiong Bahru Plaza) to get a present for my cousin, Daphne whose birthday is two days away…

We walked around for a while, looking for the perfect gift. Then, we came across this shop “More than words”. It is a shop that sells plush dolls and other interesting stuff such as cups and piggy banks. After much consideration, we had decided to buy an animal theme piggy bank, one for SGD$5.90 . We were about to pay for it, when we saw an interesting-looking mushroom at the side. On closer look, I saw that the red mushroom had a USB port connected to it. It was actually a speaker and that’s what I call ‘cool’. This would be the perfect gift. My cousin would love it and we paid for it. It costs only SGD$12.90 . It’s definately worth the price. The shop assistant helped us wrap the present with wrapping paper..

Daphne's present

Daphne's present

Meanwhile, I walked into the “Comics Connection” store. It’s a place full of manga and anime related things. I immediately sprang into action..

I saw manga everywhere and I analyzed the book shelves from top to bottom. I wanted to buy some new manga to pass time ( I will be staying in the hospital for a day tommorow) (reason will be mentioned in the next post). I saw shonen jump such as bleach, naruto, gintama, death note, one piece and many others. However, I wanted something different. I wanted something that will get me hooked on. I turned my view towards the spot beside one piece. I saw a manga with similar drawings, but of a different name.

It was “Fairy tail”. I heard of it before and it looks cool to me. The main character looks like Luffy! I am wondering whether Hiro Mashima (author of Fairy Tail) and Eiichiro Oda (author of One piece), are they brothers? LOL

Ta-dah what I saw

Ta-dah what I saw

Then I saw manga on offer prices, in other words cheaper prices. Coincidentally, my eyes fell on the words “Twentieth century boys”. Also I have heard of it. It was made into a life action movie and it was shown in cinemas just last month. I have not watched the movie but I was planning to watch it soon. My expectations for it were very high as the movie broke the box office record opening of Death Note. I have not read the manga yet so i guess I will have to read the manga first so as to truly enjoy and understand the movie.

20th Century Boys by Naoki Urasawa

20th Century Boys by Naoki Urasawa

 

My small manga haul

My small manga haul

Movie Poster

Movie Poster

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