Book Stuff

Storytelling videos of children’s picture books

I’m pleased to present new storytelling videos! Please let your children watch these dramatic readings of picture books Playtime with Ye Ye and Robot in my Playground, and please forward the link to other parents!   The Little Red Helicopter Charlene and Kevin love the little red helicopter at their playground. One day, the helicopter… Continue reading Storytelling videos of children’s picture books

Writing Stuff

Story- Croc & Duck

During an Author Visit with Pat’s Schoolhouse in Prinsep Street, the kids and I spontaneously created a new story with keywords they gave. The theme was from The Robot in My Playground, which was about loyal friendships. The keywords were 'crocodile', 'duck', 'cheetah' and 'hyena'. So without further ado… Once upon a time (isn’t that… Continue reading Story- Croc & Duck

Book Stuff, Events


Happy Mooncake Festival in advance! Yesterday, at Asian Civilisations Museum, I did an unprecedented act – I read out another author’s book! I shared with 15 preschoolers about DingLi Stevens’ Happy Mooncake Festival, Elena! As I have 8 children’s picture books, I have a responsibility to the publishers to promote these books during my talks.… Continue reading Storytelling@ACM

Book Stuff

Ryan a Career Counsellor?

Ryan the Playground Expert spoke to a group of job-seeking undergrads. A non-profit organisation called Talent Link invited me to speak to a group of undergrads on the topic of “Do a job you love over a job you can do”. As I am a local children’s book author, the best way to introduce myself… Continue reading Ryan a Career Counsellor?



Singapore Writers Festival wanted an intergenerational storytelling session – something that would bond grandparents, parents and children. They chose Grandma’s 80th Birthday, which I wrote for MandarinaKids in 2012. Grandma’s 80th Birthday was originally written as a bilingual story with the purpose to introduce the Chinese language to children in a non-threatening way. However, when… Continue reading Storytelling@SWF


Book Launch at SWF

You are cordially invited to attend my book launch of my brand new book A Fighting Chance at Singapore Writers Festival on November 5.  It’s a free session, so please come because I would really appreciate your support. Details: Book launch of A FIGHTING CHANCE Date: 5 November, Saturday. Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM… Continue reading Book Launch at SWF


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… Continue reading Little Jay & Ariel at Popular