Yvonne Lee, author of the newly released The Sky is Crazy – Tales from a Trolley Dolley is having a book talk at MPH MidValley Megamall on 31 Aug at 3.00-4.00 p.m. Nell Ng & co will be performing some skits based on scenes from her book. Catch them there!
Must publicize a bit, she said I’m her mentor mah. But seriously I don’t think she learnt that much from me, she deserves credit for her own initiative.
“Mommy, I feel sleepy,” he said. I ignored him.
“I think I have a bit of fever,” he tried again. I touched his forehead. It was neutral. I warned him not to fuss.
Mention Klang and visions of steaming bowls of bah-kut-teh will spring to mind. As you tuck into the aromatic chunks of pork swimming in its rich brown gravy, be prepared to be serenaded by squawking cacophony from crows perched on tree tops. Some are daring enough to swoop close to human denizens to peck at morsels of food littered by the sidewalk.
Went to coffee shop to ta pau dinner. While waiting for the claypot chicken rice and fried lala, I leafed through a recipe book which had been left on the table. It belonged to the claypot chicken rice seller.
I like to attend seminars and conferences, especially when they’re free. Was at The Women’s Summit yesterday. Thanks to ehomemakers who invited me. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development.
Here are some gems I picked up from the Summit.
It’s blue skies and everything nice with our weather. What a relief. We often take blessings for granted until they’ve been taken away. When it’s hot, we complain about the sizzling weather. When it pours, oh what a damper. When it’s hazy, we hanker for the sun and the rain.
In the thick of the haze, when the fires were still raging in Sumatra, when no relief was in sight, people turned to divine guidance. And God came through for us.
Yesterday I watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with the kids. It was a wonderful show, colourful, creative, entertaining. It was great to see Roald Dahl’s book turned into a movie though they added stuff and took away some. For instance, there was no mention of Willy Wonka’s father in the book, in the movie there was. In the movie one parent accompanied each child, in the book two parents chaperoned each child except for Charlie who only had Grandpa Joe. The movie turned Willy Wonka into a cold, enigmatic character, the book’s Wonka was jovial and lively. Still, it was an entertaining show with morals dished out in the most delectable way. Get the book for your children to read.
I don’t know about you but I have this tendency to wobble my head when I speak with my Indian friends.