Reading has always been my favourite pastime since I first learned ABC. A top SPM scorer from Malay College Kuala Kangsar admitted that he used to read while having his meal, a habit that I always do. The only difference is that he scored 9As in his SPM while I just had to settle for 4As. It’s way back in 1990.
I was first introduced to Reader’s Digest by my English teacher, Mr. Shamsudin Abdul Rahman when I was in Form 2. I studied at Sains Machang Secondary School, Kelantan (SMACH ) for five years and all my TESL-trained teachers really inspired me to brush up on this subject by carrying out interesting activities during lessons. At first, I found it difficult to comprehend the level of language used in the magazine due to the lack of exposure to this second language, but I managed to pull through, somehow. I slowly started to enjoy reading English newspapers and magazines and this helped me to improve my four language skills, namely reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Now, if you wish to subscribe to Reader’s Digest at discounted price, you may contact my friend, Nasrun Ismail who owns his own distribution company, Ilham Pintar. The newsstand price is RM15 per issue but you can get RM6 cheaper here. The subscription form can be downloaded here.
Mohd Nasrun Ismail,
Ilham Pintar Resources,
A-2-3A, 8 Avenue,
Jalan Sungai Jernih 8/1,
46050 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 017-2182999, 019-3626888.