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Fun with English – with Lydia Teh

Fun with English – with Lydia Teh

Posted by on Oct 27, 2013 in Events

From the time I was young, I’ve been really interested in reading. There is no substitute for a book. What other hobby would allow me to escape the mundane world that completely? The Malaysian Writing Scene Reading the best books around became a sort of obsession with me. Most of the books I’ve read when I was young was written by authors overseas. When I could not find good books in the library, the newspaper columns became a good substitute. One of the columnists who caught my eye at an early age was Lydia Teh. I scoured The Star at that time, looking out for her articles. When she stopped writing, I was really disappointed. Then, I started seeing her books in the bookstore. I was really happy that she’d started to write again. Fun with English I contacted Lydia through her blog a few weeks ago, and she graciously agreed to meet up with me after a talk she was conducting with her illusionist, Diana Chan, for Popular’s Book Fair. She was really kind during our chat – super easy to talk to. Promoting the Use of English Both Lydia and Diana were really entertaining during the talk. The questions were challenging, and I could see that the kids who were there were trying their best. Lydia also gave the kids some tips on improving their English. I had a really interesting evening, all together. The book they were promoting was great. When I first saw The Wordy Tales of Eh Poh Nim, I was really surprised. This did not seem like her usual style of writing. Yesterday, I finally found out that they were a compilation from her earlier Mind Your English columns for The Star. Lydia also told me that her new book should be coming out soon. I can’t...

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Timberland’s 40th Anniversary

Timberland’s 40th Anniversary

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Fashion & Lifestyle

On Saturday, I also managed to catch Timberland’s 40th Anniversary show at Midvalley. The fashions shown were varied, typical of Timberland’s style. In between fashions, there was a performance by parkour experts. Hmm, I wonder what they would do for their 50th anniversary in 10 years time?...

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KLPF 2013

KLPF 2013

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Events

Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival returned to Midvalley Megamall’s Exhibition Hall from 11 to 13 October for their 2013 edition. The fair was well attended by photographers and photography enthusiasts around Klang Valley. Taking up all three halls (including exhibits from travel and tour agencies), the fair introduced new cameras and accessories to the public. These included the Nikon D7100 and the Canon 70D. There were talks and seminars on various photography topics as well. It was a good outing altogether. Here’s looking forward to KLPF...

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