Monthly Archives: May 2015

Vote for Still Honking!

readers' choice awardsStill Honking – More Scenes from Malaysian Life has been nominated for the Popular-Star Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 in the English non-fiction category.

Local books published in 2014 with the best sales in the Popular chain of bookstores were nominated for the award, 10 titles each for fiction and non-fiction in both English and Malay.

If you have enjoyed my books, please vote for me. Even if you don’t, please vote for me. You could vote two other titles which you like in the non-fiction category.

You don’t need to buy anything to take part in the online contest here. Just tick three books each in the fiction and non-fiction category (one of them should be Still Honking please), fill in your particulars and send!

You might win RM50 worth of Popular gift vouchers and a 1-year loyalty card.

Thank you in advance for your votes.

Proper Salutations

Family Teh TimeClick on the article to read it.

In response to Proper Salutations on 15 March 2015, reader Stephanie Wong who is a regular commenter, wrote this:

Hi, Lydia. Good morning.
I love your article in family ties regarding proper salutations.
I’d learned one thing from your article as to how to save inconveniece of having the elders acknowledge 30 juniors asking them to eat!
Each time we have dinner with my mother-in law, my three children have to call their gran and both my husband and I before tucking in.  After reading your article, I will be the one to give the cue and the children ones will chorus ” Ye ye, ma ma, daddy , mummy……. sit fann (eat rice in Hakka) “. So simple!
Whatever you wrote in your article are all practiced by my family. I have one more thing to share with you. When the elders take their leave for holidays for example. “WE” all have to wake up early in the morning 5am to bid them a safe journey and to wait until the taxi leave the house!  For your info, my family is the type  of typical traditional family. Not easy Lydia.
Have a good weekend.
Stephanie Wong