Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Haul: Buku Fixi Spree

Hello peeps.

So yesterday, I went to the I Am Lejen Shop around 2 o clock to get some Fixi books that I've planned to buy. These are the five that I bought:




Book info and their synopsis:

KL NOIR

KL NOIR: Red is the first of 4 volumes about the Malaysian capital city's dark side. There are 14 short stories and one essay about the seedy, the sinister and sometimes the spooky. You will find murder, drug-dealing, kidnapping, sexual depravity, prostitution, celebrity secrets, suicides, academic rivalry, gangsters, police brutality, cannibalism, black magic, creepy rituals, political corruption and even busking. It's all totally fictional. Well, maybe the cannibalism is.

KASYAF

Demi dendam, Lakhus jadi anjing belaan syaitan. Sebuah kuasa sihir yang tenggelam dalam mitos hampir 200 tahun perlu dia cari dan kembalikan ke Naruka. Kuncinya, seorang gadis berdarah diraja mesti dibunuh saat malam gerhana.

Hasnitah tidak tahu kecantikan parasnya menyimpan kecelakaan yang cukup hitam sehingga dia secara tiba-tiba mengalami rantaian kejadian aneh bermula dengan kematian kakaknya. Kakaknya hidup semula, berkelakuan absurd dan penderitaan Hasnitah selepas itu bermula.

Prof. Zack masih dibayangi kes homisid misteri di Pulau Pinang apabila dia mendapat KASYAF ghaib untuk menyelamatkan seorang gadis. Dia keluar untuk menghalang Lakhus tanpa menyedari komplot dari belakang hijab itu sebenarnya turut mengancam makmal atom miliknya di Agensi Nuklear Malaysia.

Siapakah Lakhus dan mengapa Hasnitah? Zack bakal membuka rahsia paling tragik dalam hidupnya.

English translation:

For the sake of revenge, Lakhus became the Devil's lapdog. A magic power lost in a 200 year old myth is to be found and returned to Naruka. The key, a girl of royal blood must be killed at a night of eclipse.

Hasnitah does not know that her beauty is a curse until she experiences a sudden strange chain of events that began after the death of her sister. Her sister was reborn, absurd behavior and Hasnitah's suffering begins.

Prof. Zack is still overshadowed by a mysterious homicide case in Penang when he got "Kasyaf" to save a girl. He is out to hinder Lakhus without being aware of the machinations behind the veil that is actually threatening his atomic laboratory at the Malaysian Nuclear Agency.

Who is Lakhus and why Hasnitah? Zack will unlock the most tragic secrets of his life

SUMBAT

Ramuan SUMBAT:

  • 250 ml Dendam, jenama “Silam”
  • 150 gm Rahsia Hitam
  • 50 gm Cinta, paket “Terhalang”
  • 3 sudu besar Air Mata
  • Setengah cawan Pengorbanan
  • 5 ulas Kesetiaan (dihiris nipis)
  • 8 kuntum Senyuman (sebagai hiasan)
Caranya:

Ayakkan 150 gm Rahsia Hitam dengan 50 gm Cinta Terhalang. Pastikan dapat tekstur halus. Pukulkan 250 ml Dendam Silam hingga kembang. Campurkan dengan adunan yang diayak tadi perlahan-lahan. Kacau rata. Selang selikan dengan setengah cawan Pengorbanan dan 3 sudu besar Air Mata. Bila sebati, masukkan hirisan Kesetiaan. Kacau dengan teknik folding. Tuang ke dalam baking tray dan bakarlah sepuas hati. Hias dengan kuntum senyuman. Voila!

English translation:

SUMBAT ingredients:

  • 250 ml of Grudge, the brand "Ancient"
  • 150 gm Black Secret
  • 50 gm of Love,  the "Forbidden" package
  • 3 tablespoons of Tears
  • Half a cup of Sacrifice
  • 5 cloves of Loyalty (thinly sliced​​)
  • 8 buds smile (as decoration)
Instructions:

Sift 150 gm Black Secret and 50 gm of Forbidden Love together. Make sure you get a fine texture. Beat Ancient Grudge until fluffy. Mix into the sifted batter slowly. Stir well. Alternate with a half cup of Sacrifice and 3 tablespoons of Tears. When well mixed, add slices of Loyalty. Stir with folding technique. Pour into the baking tray and bake to your heart's content. Garnish with a buds of smiles. Voila!

SERONOK

Bila mengesyaki yang suaminya Bakar, seorang pelakon TV terkenal, mempunyai hubungan sulit dengan perempuan lain, Rozilla mengupah Amirul, seorang penyiasat persendirian, untuk mencari bukti. Apa yang Rozilla tidak tahu ialah Bakar dan Amirul pernah menjadi kenalan rapat sewaktu menuntut di universiti dahulu.

Sementara itu Pak Halim, seorang jiran, meminta bantuan Amirul untuk menyiasat kecenderungan seksualiti anaknya Sazali.

Bakar menjadi mangsa peras ugut apabila dia bertanding untuk jawatan presiden persatuan pelakon. Rozilla terpaksa buat penyamaran gila untuk membantu penyiasatan. Amirul dikejutkan dengan kemunculan orang minyak. Dan sebuah balang kaca berisi objek misteri bakal membuka rahsia besar antara mereka.

Bila kita dapat menemui sahabat dan kekasih yang sejati, dunia akan menjadi SERONOK.

English translation:

When she suspects that her husband Bakar, a famous TV actor, is having an affair with another woman, Rozilla hires Amirul, a private investigator, to look for evidence. What Rozilla does not know is that Bakar and Amirul were close friends back then during university years.

Meanwhile, Mr. Halim, a neighbor, asked Amirul to investigate his son Sazali's sexual orientation.

Bakar became a victim of blackmail when he ran for the presidency of the actor's association. Rozilla has to make insane cover ups to help the investigation. Amirul was shocked by the appearance of an "orang minyak". And a glass jar filled with a mysterious object will unlock the big secret between them.

When we find friends and true lovers, our world will be "SERONOK" (FUN).

KELABU

Senang kalau hidup dalam dunia hitam putih. Baik-buruk, betul-salah, cinta-benci…lelaki-perempuan.

Apa jadi pada yang di tengah-tengah? Apa jadi pada orang-orang macam aku?

Bila Jun datang pada aku, menawarkan posisi sebagai ‘boyfriend kontrak’, aku tak tolak. Salah aku ke kalau aku kata “ya” pada awek cun? Salah aku ke kalau aku lagi pandai layan dia daripada boyfriend dia sendiri?

Salah aku ke kalau aku jatuh cinta pada dia?

Aku Amir. Jemputlah masuk ke dunia aku, di mana hitam dan putihnya tak berapa jelas. Mungkin hanya lepas tu, korang akan faham macamana rasanya berada di dunia aku. Dunia KELABU. 

English translation:

Isn't it nice to live in a world of black and white. Good and bad, right and wrong...male and female.

What happens in between the lines? What happens to people like me?

When Jun came to me, offering a position as a "contract boyfriend", I didn't refused. Is it wrong for me to say "yes" to a pretty chick? Is it wrong if I'm better at making her happy than her own boyfriend?

Is it wrong for me to fall in love with her?

I'm Amir. Come into my world, where black and white aren't that clear. Maybe only after that you will understand how it feels to be in my world. The KELABU (GREY) world.


Out of all the five, KL Noir is the only book in English, the rest being in Bahasa Melayu. I've yet to open any of them from their plastic wrappings due to the fact that I haven't even finished any books from my previous haul. I'm looking forward to reading KL Noir and Kelabu most because they seem really interesting. Now all the books that I have to read are school books, reference books, activity books and..Facebook. Yep.

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