28 February to 4 March 2007 from 9.00 am to 6.30 pm.
Various types of books are on offer : fiction, non-fiction, children, fantasy, classics, manga, comics and many more.
The sale takes place at MPH Distributors, Ground floor, Bangunan TH, No 5 Jalan Bersatu 13/4. If you know how to get to Jaya Supermarket in Section 14 Petaling Jaya, then you’ll know how to get there. Don’t turn left into Jaya. Before the next traffic lights (before the mosque on the left), turn right into Section 13 (look out for the Colgate-Palmolive building on the other side of the road) and you’ll soon come to Bangunan TH on the right.
I was there yesterday and thought I was two days early for the sale. But I was told by a little bird that they won’t turn away customers. So I went and bought a few books. Aiyo, the books are so cheep cheep. Of course, they’re not of Payless standard. Mind you, these are brand new books on offer. Paperbacks which normally retail at between RM30-35 are going at RM20-24. Even my book Honk! If You’re Malaysian is on sale at a very very good price. You won’t be able to get it at this price anywhere else.
So, what are you waiting for? Run to MPH now. Today is a good time before the crowd zeroes in.
I’ve scheduled a series of four book talks for Honk! The first was at Borders at The Curve, the second at MPH One-Utama and the third was at MPH MidValley. What did I do at these events? I talked about the book and invited questions from the floor. Such sessions are great if you get audience participation.
The last book talk will be held at Borders at Berjaya Times Square in KL this Saturday, 3 March at 3.oo to 4.00 pm. (Not The Curve as indicated earlier in the banner which has since been corrected. I was so enamoured by the banner that I didn’t notice the mistake until Kenny prompted me.)
We’ll be doing something different this time. We meaning Kenny Mah and I. We met at my last book talk at MidValley. He made the book talk banner for me on his own initiative, turned up for my talk and was very supportive throughout. So how will Kenny come into the picture?
I remember attending Yvonne Lee’s book talk at Borders Berjaya a year ago. It was conducted in a talk-show style where the bookstore MC interviewed Yvonne about her book The Sky is Crazy (incidentally the Malay translation will be hitting the bookstores in March). Why don’t I do the same, I thought. Borders is okay with it but their MC has resigned and there has been no replacement for him. I’ll have to get someone to interview me.
That’s where Kenny comes in. Besides his designing skills, he also has the gift of the gab. So I asked him if he was interested to interview me for the Borders event and he agreed enthusiastically. Thank you, Kenny. Did I tell you you’re my new BFF?
Come catch us at Borders this Saturday at Berjaya Times Square at 3.00 pm. You’ll have an excuse to spend your ang pow money.
Are you a closet writer? Now’s a good time to come out of hiding. There’s a bunch of anthologies and writing contests searching for good prose. See if any of these are up your alley. Continue reading
Cordy sent me these images in her CNY email. I thought they’re quite cute. The captions are mine (I’ve been infected by Xeus’s twisty mind.)
(L-R) top row : A baby (embryo), Mum hugging her babe, A female flasher,
(L-R) bottom row : A pscyho flasher, A Hercules wannabe
Happy Chinese New Year. Oink-oink.
Blog statistics are interesting. Not only do they tell us how many hits come from where and when but they also tell us how they came over. There are the regular readers who hopped over from their blogs and then there are those who googled their way through. I’m tickled that some key words consistently appear on my Blog Stats page. “Lydia Teh” is a given, ahem, along with two other words that start with B. Make a guess, then open up the comment box for the answer.
How do readers arrive at your blog?
Chinese New Year is coming. The desperate housewife is still not geared for the festival and may have to resort to desperate measures :
1. Spray weed killer in the jungle that’s her garden and kill all the weeds (and half of the plants).
2. Buy ready-made cookies at pasar pagi two days before new year to get discount. Continue reading
After hearing me moan about the lack of audience in my last book talk, Kenny Mah has taken the initiative to make this banner for my book talk. If any of you would like to help me promote the event, could you please copy this image and paste in on your blog? Thank you in advance.
Kenny, you’re my new BFF. Thanks a bunch!
P/S : I don’t know-lah why the images I post in WordPress are smudgy. Don’t have this problem with Blogger.
I wrote a few days ago that Popular is giving a 20% discount for Honk! If You’re Malaysian for card members.
Don’t have a Popular card? Not to worry. Hop over to MPH. Just produce your MyKad and they’ll give you a 15% discount for Honk! They’re running a Proud to Be Malaysian promotion where all books with code M014 and M028 titles get a 15% discount. That includes Honk! Offer is valid from 1 to 28 February.
If you’re going to MidValley this Sunday, 11 February, please drop by MPH for my book talk from 3.00 to 4.00 p.m. Last weekend’s turnout at One-U was so dismal I could’ve wept but for the attendance of Philipp Gan, Anand and Peter.
My sister has booked a 2-room apartment at the Perdana Beach Resort in Langkawi from 17 to 20 February (4 days, 3 nights) via her timeshare holiday scheme. However, she’s unable to go and would like to sell her vouchers for RM300 nett. Now where can you get a 2-room apartment at RM100 per night during super peak season? The apartment is equipped with a mini-bar, microwave oven, tv and coffee-making facilities. If you’re interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday 8 February.
If you haven’t bought a copy of Honk! If You’re Malaysian, now’s a good time to get it. Popular is having a promotion for Popular card members. The promotional price is valid from now till 5 April in West Malaysia and in East Malaysia, from 2 March to 3 May.
My media gallery has been updated. Check it out. Honk! has been selected as Book of the Month.
By the way, if you’re going to One-Utama tomorrow, do drop by for my book talk at 3.00 to 4.00 p.m. at MPH. The talk will be at the entrance (first floor). See you there.