Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fun at Kunang2

Nov 2010 Kunang-Kunang

For those of you who don't know, Kunang2 is the inflight magazine of Firefly. Kunang-kunang is the lesser known word for fireflies in Malay, the more common being kelip-kelip.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Fun at Times, Pavilion KL

In conjunction with Times Pavilion's 3rd anniversary celebration, had a fun kids' event on 7 November 2010 to promote Fun for Kids in Malaysia. Games for the kids include word games, jigsaw puzzles and 5 stones (Batu Seremban). Most of the kids were quite clueless on how to play 5 stones except for a 10-year old girl who had learnt it at school. It was the adults who had fun with the stones.

Times sponsored three sets of prizes for the winners and gave out cake pops (sugar-coated cake on a stick) to all children. I chipped in with pens for everyone, a jigsaw puzzle and a small note book for the consolation winners. The youngest participant was 4-year old Hyunu, a Korean boy who was there with his two siblings. The kids were so adorable.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Fun at TBS, Ntv7

Appeared on The Breakfast Show on 3 November 2010 to promote Fun for Kids. I think this is the third time I'm meeting Aishah Sinclair on the set but it's the first time I'm meeting Hansen Lee. In person, he looks more muscular.

The green screen at the studio.

On TV, this is what the backdrop looks like.

At the waiting room, met singer Joe Flizzow, Philippa Yoong, national coach of Malaysian Waterski and Wakeboard Federation and her young charges (the girls have read Honk! If you're Malaysian). It was the girls' mum (far right) who kicked off the conversation by saying that she's read my book. I'm glad she did. Surprised to learn that Philippa is a mother of two young kids.

In Conversation @ Bfm

Radio interview with Caroline Oh at Bfm on 3 November 2010. I don't think I did that well on the interview but someone emailed me the next day to say it's one of the most interesting and inspiring interviews she's heard!

Caroline is camera shy. I used to listen to her back in the days when she was with Lite Fm. In the background is Sonia Zubeir who was formerly with MixFM.

Thanks to Jee Wan and Hilyati for arranging the interview.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Fun at Times, Pavilion KL

I will be at Times Bookstore this Saturday for a fun event held in conjunction with Times Pavilion's 3rd anniversary celebration and the promotion of my latest book, Fun for Kids in Malaysia. Details:

Date: Sun 7 November 2010

Time: 3.00 to 4.00 pm

Venue: Members' lounge, Times Bookstore, Pavilion KL

Activities: Fun games for kids such as puzzles, word games and Batu Seremban (5 stones)

Prizes: Times is sponsoring three sets of prizes for the winning kids and there will be door gifts for everyone.

Be there or be square.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Fun at Mychild

Title: Fun for Kids in Malaysia
Author: Lydia Teh
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Editions

"What are we going to do during the coming holidays, Mum?" comes the dreaded question from the restless children of a highly frazzled mother with a small budget and no more ideas left in her weary mind.

Fret no more....Lydia Teh offers you salvation in a book called Fun for Kids in Malaysia. At RM29.90 per copy, salvation is pretty reasonably priced, considering that much of our domestic incapacitation stems from a lack of finances in the first place.

Here's a summary of Teh's book:

* A comprehensive guide to child-friendly attractions in the whole of Malaysia conveniently categorised into five regions - Northern; Eastern; Central; Southern; Sabah, Sarawak & Labuan

* Complete with contact details, opening hours, price guide, features and courses

* Listings include places to go for dance classes, cooking classes, art classes and outdoor activities

* Helps parents plan and utilise fully their children’s free time and school holidays (You might find this immediately handy for the upcoming Nov/Dec 2010 holidays!)

About the Book

Quite possibly the first of its kind in Malaysia, Fun for Kids in Malaysia is an organised listing of what to do, where to do it and how you can get it done - all in a slim A5-sized volume. (There is another book titled, Kids in KL by an expatriate couple, which highlights only activities in KL.)

Dedicated to kids, these suggested activities make up a checklist of to-do things when you are planning to go to, or are already at, a specific town/state.

This book is not only helpful to tourists and expatriates but is also relevant to Malaysians who have not yet discovered several under-publicised spots in their own country.

Schools, learning centres, family-based associations, libraries, travel agencies and the Tourism Ministry should consider taking up copies of this book.

About the Author

Lydia Teh has four children who constantly moaned about how boring the school holidays were. She wished this book was written ten years earlier when all her kids were below ten so that she could earn the title of Most Fun-tastic Mom. It is better late than never though. Armed with this book, she would be dragging her brood around Malaysia to have some fun before they reach the age when they would rather hang out with their friends than their parents.

For more information, please contact the following person(s):

Distribution sales
Michelle Low
Tel: (03) 5628 6928

Mei Li
Tel: (03) 5628 6806