I just bid goodbye to my teen years and turned 20 two days ago. As always I try to visit my favorite bookstores in search of good books to buy. When I went to Booksale yesterday, I had my mind focused on searching for any Doctor Who-related book. I wasn’t able to find any novels myself so I asked for help from the bookkeepers. They were actually surprised because it was the first time I asked for help of the numerous time I dig down their shelves and shelves of books. I felt the same way but it was because I didn’t know that they recognize me.
Anyways, I was crushed when they told me that they don’t have any novels available but then one guy piped that if I want, they have Doctor Who annuals. They showed two annuals and get this: they gave it to me for free, said that I was one of their regulars and that no one buys them. I don’t know if I should be glad that I got them for free or to be disappointed that there aren’t enough Whovians in my country. Oh well, here are the goodies they gave me:
Here’s a peek of the first page:
I literally rubbed my face on the pages of awesomeness! The annuals have this cool sections like how to survive various alien attacks:
There are also adventure comics inside which brings so many feels since it still includes Rose Tyler as the Doctor’s companion:
Leafing through the pages made feel all sorts of wibbly-wobbly-sappy-teary-depressy emotions. I missed 9 and 10 as Doctors and their companions. Gaaaaah. This makes me want to rewatch all DW seasons all over again.
On another note, I got two other surprises for my birthday. My aunt gave me a new watch. It is the second one I got but hey, who’s complaining? It’s actually very pretty:
And last but not the least, I got this cute UK flag messenger from one of my patients. She new that it was my birthday and so she went ahead and bought me a present. I was really surprised and touched by the gesture. And I really really really fell in love with the bag:
Yup. That’s it. I’m sorry if this post seem a bit braggy. I just am very delighted of what I received. Add that to the fact that we got home at 4am from a karaoke/drinking party with my college friends. This might just be one of the best birthdays I had.