NOTE : Closing date is extended for two weeks till 17 October!
The compilation of Eh Poh Nim articles is coming along nicely. It’s still in the edit stage and I’m now looking into the cover design. This time I’ve got the title already, thanks to Janet Tay over at MPH who unwittingly provided me with the title last year. The full title is DO YOU WEAR SUSPENDERS? – THE WORDY TALES OF EH POH NIM. Do You Wear Suspenders is based on the chapter about Manglish. To give you some context, here’s an excerpt:
“What cute suspenders he’s wearing. I love Mickey Mouse,” Gail whispered. (Referring to a guy who was wearing Mickey Mouse suspenders).
David stared at Gail. “How do you know what suspenders he’s wearing? You’ve got x-ray eyes ah?”
“What’s he talking about?” Gail looked confused.
Eh Poh Nim grinned.
“What’s so funny?” David asked.
“Gail, David thought you were referring to the hunk’s briefs, not the straps that keep his trousers up,” Eh Poh Nim said.
In this article, Gail is an Aussie girl and David is Malaysian.
Please suggest the concept for a cover design based on the title. If you’re not familiar with Eh Poh Nim, you can read some of the wordy tales at The Star’s archives. You don’t have to draw the cover, a description in this comment box would suffice. But if you are the artistic type and would like to express your idea in drawing, you may email it to me.
1st prize : The winning concept will win RM100 book vouchers, an autographed copy of Do You Wear Suspenders and acknowledgment in the book.
Consolation : Three other participants will be selected by random draw to receive an an autographed copy of Do You Wear Suspenders.
Closing date (EXTENDED!)
Friday, 17 October 2008
1. Anybody can enter this contest. If the winner is based overseas, he/she must provide a Malaysian address for the prize to be mailed to.
2. Multiple entries are allowed. Please submit them in this comment box unless the submission is in the form of illustration which should be emailed to email@example.com.
3. If similar concepts by different participants are submitted and such a one is chosen as the winning entry, the winner would be the one who first suggested it.
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