It was my vacant period this morning when I was starving. So, I decided to go to the cafeteria to buy something to eat. I was supposed to buy bread, but when I asked the lady if they had change for 500, she hesitated. I felt sad. I had to eat (hahaha!) So, I thought of going to SMEMCO (a coop in school for the teachers and staff) to pay for my load credit, but suddenly, my attention and direction were caught by a mini-fair in the free area. A mini-fair of BOOKS!

From story books to inspirational books, from puzzle books to general information books, I could say that the fair wasn’t a waste of time and money at all. The fair had started since Monday and obviously, kids went frantic over the books and other items like ballpens of various designs, stickers, and the like that they were selling. Even teachers never failed to drop by the fair and several teachers even purchased some books. And I myself was one of these several teachers. So, what book did I buy? An almanac.

For only Php 100.00 (yes, Php 100.00), I was able to buy a book entitled “Know It All” (Igloo Books Ltd, 2007). It is like an almanac. Perhaps, it’s really an almanac. As what its cover says, it is “The ultimate guide to absolutely everything and more with over 2,000 facts!” When I flipped some of its pages, all I could say was “Wow!” History, Arts and Entertainment, Natural World, People, Places, Science and Technology, Solar System, Body – they’re there! The book per se is indeed amazing, too! It is hardbound and the leaves of the book are not only made of ordinary sheets of paper but of quality paper. The pictures and the presentation at large are interesting and pleasing to the eyes, too! Well then, I could say that the book was a good buy. An almanac for a hundred pesos? There’s really no doubt that it is one of their bestsellers. I may sound that I am promoting the said book to you. Not really. But I think, I may be just so proud that I was able to spend my money but this time, a little wisely. Another thing, in my 24 years here on Earth, I have never have had an almanac. And I felt much pride that now, I am owning one. It’s as if I sound like a child, ain’t I? But I care less. What’s important is that I am happy with the book that I have now and I can even have this one kept and soon be given to my children in the future. What’s much more important on this day then was that, I  already had my loose money to buy bread that I had longed to eat and fill my hungry tummy. 🙂


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