Do You Wear Suspenders?

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, February 20, 2009 | Published in


This week is the MPH Sales week. If you are thinking of getting some good books, this is the time to get them! The books are going at 10% discount for non members and 15% discount for members from 18th to 22nd February 2009. However, members are entitled to an additional 5% discount on three days from 18th to 20th February 2009, which is of course too late now.

I bought a whole load of books last Wednesday to take advantage of the 20% discount for members. One of the books I bought is a book by a local author by the name of Lydia Teh. I am sure you have heard of her, right?

I have enjoyed her previous book, Honk! If You're Malaysian. It was one of the most entertaining books I have ever read! There were lots and lots of jokes on the Malaysian habits and way of life and I found them totally hilarious!

As such, I did not hesitate to get her latest book called Do You Wear Suspenders - The Wordy Tales of Eh Poh Nim. Well, the title already caught me there! How could I not get the book?

Here's the trailer for you to enjoy.

In conjunction with the release of the book, Lydia came out with a contest. Anyone can join and all you need to do is to put up this trailer on your blog and leave a comment at Lydia's blog with a link to your post. The contest ends on 20th March 2009 so hurry if you are interested! Visit Lydia's blog, Life's Like That for more details on the contest and the prizes on offer.

Today's post is rather short, isn't it? Well, that's because I can't wait to log off and immerse myself in the world of Eh Poh Nim!

(32) Comments

  1. lina said...

    She used to write for The Star, right? Love her columns, esp the Eh Po Nim one. :-)

    February 21, 2009 at 1:41 AM
  2. lina said...

    Whoa! Was I first? Cool!

    February 21, 2009 at 1:41 AM
  3. Anonymous

    Bookstores here...teachers can get 10-15% discount on books anytime. The only thing is the selections VERY limited, unlike at MPH. But we can get Lydia's books...not problem!!!

    February 21, 2009 at 7:47 AM
  4. Anonymous

    So are you going to blog about funny Malaysian habits? I remember a similar forwarded email titled "You're a Filipino If..." It's funny and so true.
    Btw Foong, am still thinking of what souvenir to ask. I have no idea really. LOL Maybe some kind of authentic Malaysian item?

    February 21, 2009 at 9:35 AM
  5. Anonymous

    Reading bloggers roxx

    Kclau, Chedet, Marina Mahathir, Zulkifli musa and other bloggers already published thier books and did quite well.

    Now some bloggers like kruel legalcat and me are writing books. I hope mine will sell well :P

    February 21, 2009 at 10:30 AM
  6. Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) said...

    I could do with a couple of new books. I've reread mine so many times I know the storied by heart! LOL!

    February 21, 2009 at 11:58 AM
  7. Rad Sujanto said...

    Link I'd like you to check out:

    ... fact about UFO

    February 21, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    These sound like a fun variety of books and great deals.

    February 21, 2009 at 2:24 PM
  9. Anonymous

    So, do you wear suspenders? :)

    February 21, 2009 at 2:36 PM
  10. HappySurfer said...

    I'm looking into book-gifts so this could be a good time to buy. Thanks, Foong.

    February 21, 2009 at 3:42 PM
  11. day-dreamer said...

    I caught the Eh Poh Nim thingy in the Mind Our English column few years back and I loved it! :D

    p/s: Word verification - panda. LOL.

    February 21, 2009 at 9:18 PM
  12. foongpc said...

    lina, congrats you are first! : )
    Yes, she writes for the Star last time : )

    suituapui, I feel MPH books also very limited. Sometimes I go to Borders and Kinokuniya to find the books I'm looking for.

    babette, aha! You've given me an idea. Yeah, maybe. OK, I will try to find an authentic malaysian item. Btw, you have not given me your address : )

    February 21, 2009 at 10:24 PM
  13. foongpc said...

    relax, when is your book coming out? I can get one copy free or not? : )

    nick, haha! Yeah, go get some new books at the MPH sale this weekend! : )

    rad, OK will check it out! : )

    February 21, 2009 at 10:27 PM
  14. foongpc said...

    health nut wannabee mom, they are great deals indeed! : )

    mei teng, depends what you mean by suspenders. If it's the official meaning, then no. If it's the unofficial meaning, then sometimes : )

    happysurfer, oh! Lucky to you drop by and read about MPH sales! : )

    day-dreamer, panda is the word verification? LOL!!

    February 21, 2009 at 10:30 PM
  15. Lydia Teh said...

    Foong, thanks for putting up the trailer. Appreciate it. Guys, thanks for the support. I still write Eh Poh Nim for Star Two but it comes out once or twice a month only.

    February 21, 2009 at 11:03 PM
  16. Pike-chan said...

    eh... dunno who is she...

    February 22, 2009 at 12:34 AM
  17. foongpc said...

    lydia, thanks for dropping by my blog! Oh, you still write for The Star? Gosh, didn't even know that! I'm reading your book now! So far, it's pretty good!! : )

    pikey, what la you! She so famous you don't know meh? Get her book "Honk! If You're Malaysian". You won't regret it!

    February 22, 2009 at 12:48 AM
  18. Monica said...

    oh I love her writing style!

    February 22, 2009 at 3:30 AM
  19. Lisa said...

    hmmm i heard of Lydia Teh before but havent really check out her books....

    well take a peep on it :D

    February 22, 2009 at 9:34 AM
  20. LifeRamblings said...

    woot, lydia is here. :)

    she's an aspiring writer and i enjoy her columns. :)

    February 22, 2009 at 12:29 PM
  21. LifeRamblings said...

    i haven't read any of her books though. hehe

    February 22, 2009 at 12:30 PM
  22. foongpc said...

    monica, yes I love her writing style too. It's never boring! : )

    lisalicious, do check out her books, especially "Honk! If You're Malaysian". You will love it! : )

    life ramblings, oh, if you enjoy her columns in The Star, you must check out her book especially "Honk! If You're Malaysian" It's a gem of a book! : )

    February 22, 2009 at 12:48 PM
  23. Anonymous

    Eh, I was also at MPH here on Wednesday and spent at least RM300 on books!
    Call me a fiction book snob but I seldom read non-fiction.
    Heck, reading the fiction that pretends to be non-fiction on the news each day is enough of non-fiction for me leh.
    Still....there are exceptions. Have not read Lydia Teh but Amir Muhammad's compilation of 'Politicians say the darnest things' are damn good. Sure makes you laugh non-stop!
    ~the fiction bookworm female Foong~

    February 22, 2009 at 2:55 PM
  24. Anonymous

    Hi Foongpc, I just back from a short trip.:)

    I hope we can have good book that kind about chinese. There are always many many books on sale, But I feel hard to find a really good one.

    February 22, 2009 at 4:42 PM
  25. AsX said...

    Wow! Can't believe it.. Lydia Teh dropped by here!

    February 22, 2009 at 7:41 PM
  26. Bengbeng said...

    first time i heard of her. will check the local library for her book

    February 22, 2009 at 8:50 PM
  27. JL said...

    Hehe I also posted her video.

    February 23, 2009 at 12:41 AM
  28. eastcoastlife said...

    I heard of her from another Malaysian blogger. I wonder if her book is sold in Singapore. I'll check on my next visit to the bookshop.

    February 23, 2009 at 12:59 AM
  29. foongpc said...

    foong speaks her mind, the news is actually fiction pretending to be non-fiction? Haha! That's hilarious!

    Oh, yes! I have read Amir Muhammad's book but not entirely. Just read it in MPH when I have nothing to do. Didn't buy the book. Hehe. Is this book your source of inspiration for your blog? Haha!

    February 23, 2009 at 3:33 PM
  30. foongpc said...

    iWalk, yes would be interesting to have a book making fun of Chinese people and Chinese habits and way of life in China! I would love to read such a book! Maybe you should write one! : )

    February 23, 2009 at 3:34 PM
  31. foongpc said...

    AsX, better believe it! LOL! Thanks for dropping by yourself! : )

    bengbeng, first time? Oh! You must check out her book, especially "Honk! If You're Malaysian". Totally enjoyable book! : )

    JL, oh did you? Hope you win! : )

    February 23, 2009 at 3:41 PM
  32. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, I'm sure her books are sold in Singapore. But if not, you can always order it online, I think. Or just make a short visit to Johor and you should have no problem finding her books.

    I recommend "Honk! If You're Malaysian." I wonder if any writer in Singapore will come out with similar books about Singaporeans? Would be fun to read! : )

    February 23, 2009 at 3:42 PM