I do not read much of newspapers here. This is simply due to the fact that I do not have the time for it. Just like how I do not have the time for exercising. Come to think of it, I hardly have time for myself. All of my time out of my computer lab is spent with chubby kid. Every minute of it until she sleeps. Sometimes, I fall asleep even before she does.
Anyway, back to the newspaper issue. I have always wanted to blog about this but never have the time to take a photo of the newspaper. You see, I was really surprised that the newspaper here, particularly the Sun, costs only 20 pence on a weekday.
It is cheap alright. But it is not the price that surprises me. The first time I read the Sun and turned over the front page, my eyes almost bulged out of their sockets. For on page 3 of every issue, there will be a picture of a half-nude woman staring back at you.
Oh yes, it caught me by surprise the first time I read the newspaper. I guess it is just my typical Malaysian self that did not expect to see anything like this on the newspaper. I mean, you would not expect to see anything like this on newspapers in Malaysia, do you? I do not think that would ever happen in a million years.
But then again, it is not the picture that bothers me. What bothers me is that, when I read the newspaper in public and the news article next to the half-nude woman is interesting, I am kind of conscious about staring intently into page 3. I keep on getting this feeling that people walking by would wonder why I am staring at the picture of the half-nude woman when what I am actually doing is trying to read the interesting article next to it.