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Monday, 8 April 2013

Book Club Meets and Meeting Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng, winner of The Man Asian Literary Prize!

It was certainly a fun filled weekend.  To start of the weekend, Mamarazzi's Book Clubs finally managed to meet for their "Xmas, CNY + Bday" dinner last Friday.


Piak! no eyes see why took so long...Must be all of them too busy reading to meet up

I had fun too. First thing I did was......


Become "Paparazzi". Snap snap here and snap snap there.


Don't this photo looks divine? Just like a scene from under the sea? Nah...I didn't snap this photo. Auntie Alice snap the photo. In fact she snapped most of the photos that night and Mamarazzi just "curi" from her Facebook . 

 Next of course la I PLAY...

We monopoly the area next to the "adults" table.

It was great fun but very soon the ular(s) adults said full already. ..Time to go home. Guess it's full of books talk and food gua.. It's not fair...We were just getting warmed up.




Came home it seems the adults were still "hyper" . Everyone racing to upload photos in Facebook. That was when Mamarazzi noticed MPH Clicks had posted about  Meet and Greet the author, Tan Twan Eng at their store in Subang Parade.

Hmm....why so late baru make announcement ah? Should at least publicise early mah. But then don't care la.....lucky Mamarazzi saw the announcement.

YAHOOOO!!!!!  OMIGOSHHHHHHH!!!! Tan Twan Eng, Penang kia plus solicitor turn author going to be in Subang Parade on Sunday!


Sunday morning, Mamarazzi dug out her copy of The Garden of Evening Mists and The Gift of Rain.

After lunch we head over to Subang Parade. Adoi....Traffic jam at Federal Highway but managed to get to MPH around 3.40pm.


By then maybe most of the fans had left. There were only three ladies sitting there chit chatting with the author. 

Alamak...paiseh to interrupt them...Mamarazzi hover around there for awhile. Then the author noticed her. Said next time no need to wait. Can just cut in **fuiyoh got next time? star struck mode**

 Yipeee!!! He signed these two precious books!

She loves these two stories as it's rich with the Malayan culture and can really pull your heart strings. 

Yeah yeah yeah...you may say  "of course la.... The Garden Of Evening Mists (2012)won Man Asian Literary Prize  and  also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for fiction last year wor.  The Gift Of Rain (2007), was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize wor. Must be good lah"...but for Mamarazzi, it's not the prize that counts. It's the way a book is written and whether it can "pull" you in and made you lose yourself in the book. 

If you love to read, especially about Asian culture, then these two are the books for you.

P/s :
  1.  Photo credit to Alice on the Book Club Meets
  2. Thanks for the pressie Cleffairy & Chee Yee












56 comments:

  1. Wah!!! So nice to be famous writer huh? I should compile all my short stories and publish one book...can be famous like that too.

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    1. Haha yea you're right STP! Waiting for that day to come! ^^

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    2. Don;t wait. Do it now! The Food and travel advisor series maybe?

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  2. so happy huh "Xmas, CNY + Bday" dinner all in one!! hahaha.. but looks like the kids were so bored while the adults were happily chit chatting about books~~ :D

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    1. all in one lor coz say wanna come out makan since last year till now....LOL

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  3. hahaha, so imaginative ah?? those steamboat things you can imagine them as underwater scene?? hmmm, maybe should put in some effects to the photo, like there is water and some small little fish swimming around~~ :p

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    1. no meh....you see Alice's FB...really like under the sea woth corals and seaplants

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  4. nice arrr, small kucing has other friends to play with.. unlike meeting other aunties and uncles, all are adults and no playmates around.. so maybe more happy meeting the Book Clubs people huh?? :)

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    1. Hahaha...ya lot got some friends to play with...

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  5. aiyoh, so nice Mamarazzi no need to queue up and straight away got the author Mr Tan to autograph on her books!! somemore he has written such a long and personalized note!! very sincere and got heart lah~~

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  6. aiyah but fiction one ah?? i don't really fancy fiction ones lah, i very boring likes to read factual, history and non-fiction ones, hahaha!! eih, i just borong my books from BookXcess with my BB1M vouchers last Saturday~~ :D

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    1. boring meh...it's about the life in the old days wor...Thouhgt you like to know about Dynasty in China so maybe you will like to know the things that happen during japanese Occupation

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  7. Fuiyor, Small Kucing looks so yao yeng in the first picture!

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    1. thank you thank you...me always yao yeng one(Eksyen mode) :p

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  8. Auntie oso no eye see. Everyone no time ma, wud can do. =D

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    1. not everyone not time but timing not suitable...hard to get everyone free at the same time hahaha

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  9. Certainly books to keep, these two autographed books.

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    1. Of course ler...have to wrap and keep properly

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  10. Hmmmm....now can relax already cos someone has taken over Mamarazzi's job - snap snap pic

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  11. Whoa! Autograph from the real author, that means a lot to the readers!
    So far I hv only got Clef's autograph, jealouslynya!

    P/S: Thank a lot for the snack and pomelo, my kids love it!

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    1. ya wor...jangan jelous. But it seems that Saturday he was having book signing in Kino...maybe these few weeks he will be in KL signing books in various location? maybe can stalk him? LOL

      You are most welcomed.

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  12. Now small kucing turn to snap snap snap liao, hehe...

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  13. Wah! Mamarazzi sure cannot sleep for many days seeing the author lah after that! LOL

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  14. Small Kucing sure looks like a pro. Smallkucingrazzi! :)

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  15. well he sure has the marking of a great blogger!
    he knows the most basic thing a blogger must do
    to take photographs before eating

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  16. any was a cool shot! it sure looks like an underwater
    paradise haha

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    1. Alice have a good eye for photography :)

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  17. he sure looks having fun with those kids haha

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  18. is he one of your favorite authors? haha maybe ishould askk him what to write for the 4th part of my series

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    1. yup one of the more impressive author and he blends fiction and facts really well

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  19. have a great and god blessed day samll kucing
    take care and happy blogging

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    1. Thanks MeCoy. Keep up with your writing. Maybe one day you will come Malaysia for book signing

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  20. Splendid event. I can imagine the happiness if I was also a book fan.

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  21. I don't really like to read books anywhere so if you ask me who are my favourite author? Well, no one I can say =P

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  22. Look at those kids, that is steamboat "lubang" eh, can play ar? hahaha so funny.

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    1. At least small kucing helps mamarazzi snaping photos. My son, "mummy, can you stop taking photo ar?" or like this "why you always snap photo, later daddy scold you"

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    2. tarak turn on the elec then should b ok lo....

      hahahah.....now he pulak snap liao

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  23. i only had one book with an author's signature and it was a great feeling for me too

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    1. yes....you know the euporic feeling right :)

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  24. is Alice Law still blogging? can't access her blog anymore ^_^

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    1. Hi Milton, closing my blog (temporary?!) due to spam. :)
      Keep well mate, send my regards to your sis and bro!

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    2. hope your blog will be up again soon, Alice

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  25. What an eventful weekend where both Small Kucing and Mamarazzi enjoyed themselves!

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  26. wah got signature... best...

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