Wednesday, 28 November 2012

When I Grow Up, I Want To Be A Librarian....

During our kindergarten graduation, I mentioned that when I grow up, I want to be doctor. But as time passes, I realized that I no longer want to be a doctor not because I fear blood, but the dream of becoming one is no longer the dream it supposed to be. It's like losing your appetite on your favorite food and outgrowing your favorite red lipstick. 

But one of my childhood dream that was never forgotten is to become a librarian. I remember when I was thirteen, I was first year high school then, together with my two classmates, we were in-charged of cleaning the school library. I always procrastinate, reading some pages before getting into work. I know that my course in uni is too far from being one. But if it is your dream, you'll do anything to have that dream come into fruition. There's no need for me to get that librarian license: as long as have books, piles and piles of it, I can be a librarian in my own library!
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I still and forever will, love BOOKS! Paperbound or hardbound. That's the sole reason why I want to be a librarian. In today's world, where everything is searchable in the world wide web, I still prefer having my good reads the old fashion way. I don't like ebooks (Kindle will hate me!). I am not being a hypocrite. I still search in the internet, it's fast and there's no need for me check the card catalogue section in the library. 
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I love the smell of books and flipping through its pages. I remember the first non-academic book I purchased, it was Anne Frank: A Diary of a Young Girl. And it will remain a forever favorite. My choice of books is never-ending. Sometimes, I would prefer classics and academic-based, sometimes I pick up Kinsella's and self-help books. I believe in the power of knowledge. One of my professor once quoted that a pretty face will bring you the first 20% of your destination, the fulfillment and the 80% depends on your will and your head. He encouraged us to read and read and read.

For the mean time, my books (and magazines) are stored inside and on top of my cabinet. I am frequently on the move, so I still have no plans of buying a 'real' book case or ,ehem, a floor to ceiling book shelf. But soon, I'll have my own library!

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