We went to Greenbelt in Makati last Saturday and one of the shops my wife Tina, our son Gabby and I explored was Powerbooks at G4. We went around, shelves after shelves, scanned books, browsed other reading materials and just didn’t mind the ticking of the clock.
Our 4-year-old son Gabby held our hands and pulled us toward his interests- what else but children’s books, ofcourse. How can you say no to your own child’s request especially on a day before Father’s day? So Tina & I eagerly gave in to Gabby’s and sat down in the carpeted floor at the upper level of Powerbooks just as what other readers were doing there (there were also some couch and seats too nice for comfortable reading).
We didn’t buy any for him because he has a number of preschool and activity books at home. Most of his books, other than from his school, were mostly sent by his grandparents from California and Missouri or given as gifts by his godparents.
After few minutes of fun for him, we further explored other shelves for good stuffs. I liked few paperback titles but I don’t think I can find time to read them now. And for the nth time, there it was again! I browsed this coffee-table book that I long to own. This hard-bound book is affodable at almost PhP 2,000 a copy but I resist the temptation to buy it every time I see on bookstores for I know it’ll be sweetest to receive it as a gift, do you agree? (paging friends who would like to surprise me with present/s, ehem…)
If you have the copy already, it must have been a joy for you to scan it regularly. I can only sigh burp with envy, LOL.