Friday, March 18, 2011

Fun at Roundatbout KL

Fun for Kids in Malaysia

Written by Lydia Teh this is a book bursting with information about what to do / see with children in Malaysia. The author basically came up with the idea because her four kids used to complain that there was nothing to do during the school holidays … sound familiar?

The need to keep children constantly entertained / happy / healthy is tiring and time-consuming. Having a guide with pages of ideas and contact information is a massive help. When I had my first child, I had to discover things on my own and there really weren’t many child-friendly venues around. KL is evolving and has more to offer kids now.

The book covers the entire country from Penang to Labuan and every state in between. Each geographical section begins with a concise intro, information on how to get there and around; and delves into everything that would appeal to a kid within the state from natural wonders and sports to museums and festivals.

Every house should have one of these … it definitely helps to think of something to do when that whiney voice says, ‘I’m bored … what can we do?’.

Retailing for RM29.90 at all leading bookstores.

Note from Lydia: Actually this book was commissioned by Marshall Cavendish.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Of Books and Cooks

There were two parts to this programme. Mine was held on 7 March at MPH One Utama.

Inspiring Women to Share Their Talents (NST 22 March 2011)

PETALING JAYA: In conjunction with the recent International Women's Day, WEVents, a women-only social gathering, kick-started its Inspire series this month with two back-to-back events, themed "Of Books and Cooks".

Part One of the event on books and writing was held at MPH's Reader's Lounge at 1 Utama Shopping Centre, while the second on cooking was held at The Food Recipe's Cooking Club.

"We have just completed four instalments of our Desire Series events which focused on things that women desire such as shoes, hair and lingerie.

"We are now embarking on our Inspire Series which touch on themes that inspire women, to encourage them to use their natural talents such as cooking or writing to do great things," said Jeanisha Wan, founder of WEVents.

Speaking at the book event held recently was award-winning Malaysian author, Lydia Teh, who wrote Honk! If You're Malaysian.

Teh shared with the lady audience and aspiring authors, useful tips on writing and her personal journey in becoming a best-selling author. The event, supported by MPH Bookstores, ended with a book-signing session.....

Read more: Inspiring women to use their talents

More at the WeVents website.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Talk at UCSI

Invited by Ken Choong of UCSI to give a talk in conjunction with International Women's Day 2011. The attendance was very good - the best so far in any of my talks. There is a reason for this but I'm not telling. If you're a student in a local college or university, you probably know what I'm talking about.

The students paid rapt attention (other than the odd two or three who were fiddling with their handphone). I suppose my Power Point presentation did its part to captivate them. I gave away some book vouchers as prizes to the quiz I conducted after the talk. When the event was over, several students asked me to pose for photos with them. Made me feel like a celebrity.