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Little Jay & Ariel at Popular


Enjoyed storytelling of Chronicles of Meng Meng and An An at Popular bookstore in Bras Basah Complex over two weekends recently.

Was amused again by the difference of  storytelling sessions in school and
in a mall. At schools, I’d have a big ‘captive’ audience, usually 30 to 40 students.

At malls, however, I have to compete with the surrounding distractions for my audience. Some days, I can get only 4 to 5 people! Then, it depends on my acting skills (!) to win more participants. At malls, I appreciate each and every child who joins me in my lonely spot at the reading corner. Thanks, friends, for your support!


I think every author should conduct storytelling in a mall occasionally beside school visits. It is a humbling experience, but it’s very satisfying because every participant is hard-won by your personal effort!

Announcing New Book

Ariel and Her Honesty Pig

My newest children’s bilingual picture book and the third in the series “Chronicles of Meng Meng and An An” will be launched at Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) 2014.  Announcing – Ariel and Her Honesty Pig.

Ariel invite

Promotions on the book:



Ariel and Her Honesty Pig is the third book in the “Chronicles of Meng Meng and An An” series. The first book “Grandma’s Eightieth Birthday” was part of a kit that won Dr Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products for 2013. The second book is very appealing to boys – “Little Jay Writes an Adventure”.




Launch of Bilingual Book Little Jay Writes An Adventure

Launch of Bilingual Book Little Jay Writes An Adventure

Successful Launch

Jenny Ho Huan reviewed my book

Another parent gave a favourable review of my new book “Grandma’s 80th Birthday” and it was none other than parenting expert and author of “Simple Tips for Happy Kids”, Jenny Ho Huan. She didn’t know me – I was the ‘invisible’ copyproofer for her book! So it was a warm feeling having her review my book.

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