I Received A Book From Lydia Teh

Posted by : foongpc | Saturday, September 26, 2009 | Published in


Two weeks ago, I received a mail in the post box. When I opened the mail, I found a book called "Stretching Your Dollars And Sense" by Lydia Teh.


It was Lydia Teh herself who mailed me this book, which happens to be her latest book. I had just won a contest on her blog and this book is the prize. Thanks Lydia!

And oh, she also left me a personal message in the book. Cool!


I have yet to read this book but I am sure it will come in handy especially at times like this when we need all the tips available to stretch our money!

By the way, I am a big fan of her other two books which I have finished reading some time back.


"Honk! If You're Malaysian" was thoroughly entertaining and utterly enjoyable! It was Lydia's amusing view on Malaysians' way of life.

As for "Do You Wear Suspenders?" I think it must be the best book to brush up on my English! Funny and interesting at the same time, I enjoyed reading every single page!

If you have yet to read these books, I highly recommend them! They are guaranteed to make you laugh or at the very least put a smile on your face!


(73) Comments

  1. Ayie said...

    hi foong!

    September 26, 2009 at 1:32 AM
  2. Ken Wooi said...

    wops im late.. =P


    September 26, 2009 at 1:33 AM
  3. Ken Wooi said...

    never heard of her...
    but anyway.. congrats for winning the book! =)


    September 26, 2009 at 1:33 AM
  4. Ayie said...

    that's very nice of her to send you the book! looks like an interesting read!

    September 26, 2009 at 1:38 AM
  5. Ayie said...

    wee I'm fc again after long long time!

    September 26, 2009 at 1:38 AM
  6. Jean said...

    congrats! havent read her books b4. gotta read it soon.

    From me to you, suejean =)

    September 26, 2009 at 8:21 AM
  7. ~Elaine Tam~ said...

    Gong Hei GOng Hei!!!

    Congratz eh! I'm into reading book recently too (if im not tool ate to become ulat buku)..hehehehe!

    Maybe will get hers sometime someday`

    September 26, 2009 at 8:34 AM
  8. wenn said...

    well..u read and share with us..thx..

    September 26, 2009 at 8:53 AM
  9. Superman said...

    Her books really reflect the true Malaysia and Malaysian!

    September 26, 2009 at 9:10 AM
  10. Borneo Falcon said...

    I did not realize Lydia has a blog. Have not read her book but seen it around. Will try to get a copy of her latest book

    September 26, 2009 at 10:02 AM
  11. Tekkaus said...

    Wow! You have won 2 books from her blog? Perhaps I should pay her a visit too and see if I could win anything? :p

    September 26, 2009 at 10:14 AM
  12. Tekkaus said...

    She even left you a personal message? She is very curteous aye! :p The cover of the her books look cute and chic! :)

    September 26, 2009 at 10:15 AM
  13. Tekkaus said...

    Honk If you are Malaysia? Gonna go grab that book! :) Let's see if I'm gonna laugh or smile.

    September 26, 2009 at 10:18 AM
  14. bluedreamer27 said...

    wow congratulations foong!!
    im happy for you

    September 26, 2009 at 10:59 AM
  15. Anonymous

    she of the eh poh nim fame in the Star papers?
    congrats foong.

    September 26, 2009 at 1:33 PM
  16. manglish said...

    ohhhh you are so lucky....i read a few pages of her other books, next time must buy heehhe..:)

    September 26, 2009 at 1:39 PM
  17. HappySurfer said...

    Congrats! Foong. Great job!

    September 26, 2009 at 1:48 PM
  18. HappySurfer said...

    I'm sure the tips in this book would be helpful since it's written by a local writer in a local context. Happy reading!

    September 26, 2009 at 1:51 PM
  19. foongpc said...

    ayie, congrats on being FC here today! : )

    September 26, 2009 at 4:03 PM
  20. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, never heard of her? She has a best selling book "Honk! If You're Malaysian" on MPH's best seller list for some time. Get that book and you won't regret it! : )

    September 26, 2009 at 4:05 PM
  21. foongpc said...

    ayie, yeah, it's always nice to receive presents from the author herself! : )

    September 26, 2009 at 4:05 PM
  22. foongpc said...

    SJ, oh you should get her book especially "Honk! If You're Malaysian". It's a blast! : )

    September 26, 2009 at 4:06 PM
  23. foongpc said...

    elaine tam, thanks! It's never too late to be a "ulat buku" but nobody asks you to be a bookworm! All read and no play is no fun either! haha!

    September 26, 2009 at 4:08 PM
  24. foongpc said...

    wenn, sure no problem! : )

    September 26, 2009 at 4:08 PM
  25. foongpc said...

    superman, yes her book indeed shares the true malaysian value, maybe a good book to promote 1Malaysia! LOL!

    September 26, 2009 at 4:09 PM
  26. foongpc said...

    borneo falcon, yes she has a blog but she's not so active in blogging anymore. Used to be very active. If you have not read her books before, don't get the latest one. I recommend you get "Honk! If You're Malaysian." That's a good introduction to her other books : )

    September 26, 2009 at 4:11 PM
  27. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, no lah. Only won one book. The other two books I bought from bookstores! See? I'm a supporter of local writers! Let me just say that local writers are really good! I enjoy reading local books! : )

    Yes, go and get "Honk! If You're Malaysian". I'm sure you will enjoy reading it! : )

    September 26, 2009 at 4:14 PM
  28. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, thanks!! : )

    September 26, 2009 at 4:14 PM
  29. foongpc said...

    J2Kfm, yup, she's the one! Thanks!! : )

    September 26, 2009 at 4:15 PM
  30. foongpc said...

    manglish, yeah go and get the books! : )

    September 26, 2009 at 4:16 PM
  31. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, thanks! I will read it ASAP! : )

    September 26, 2009 at 4:17 PM
  32. LifeRamblings said...

    congrats Foong!

    Lydia is an aspiring and established writer. i've always enjoyed her articles on 'the star'.

    September 26, 2009 at 9:11 PM
  33. LifeRamblings said...

    so this is her latest book?

    honestly, i've not read any of her books. teruklah me.

    September 26, 2009 at 9:13 PM
  34. LifeRamblings said...

    happy reading and enjoy your weekend Foong.

    September 26, 2009 at 9:14 PM
  35. Mariuca said...

    Wow!! Congrats on ur win Foong, what a fantastic prize!

    September 26, 2009 at 9:18 PM
  36. Mariuca said...

    Autographed some more from the author, wow wow! You're so lucky!

    September 26, 2009 at 9:26 PM
  37. Anonymous

    So you better read up and save lots of money eh? :)

    September 26, 2009 at 9:27 PM
  38. Mariuca said...

    I haven't read any of the books here Foong, good is it???

    September 26, 2009 at 9:31 PM
  39. Mariuca said...

    Dropping EC today! Screamyx so damn slow this whole week I wonder why!

    September 26, 2009 at 9:32 PM
  40. Mariuca said...

    Enjoy the rest of ur weekend! :)

    September 26, 2009 at 9:33 PM
  41. Cherry said...

    in this difficult times (recession blues not over just yet) , that book will surely come in handy and useful. ;)

    September 26, 2009 at 10:26 PM
  42. silO said...

    Arh D: that's some intriguing book you have there!!

    September 27, 2009 at 12:06 AM
  43. Merryn said...

    oh foong, u lucky fella! I've flipped thru her books in bookstores..hahahaa.. n from wat i see, i like. just that i've never purchased any of her works yet. i like the 'honk' book..

    September 27, 2009 at 12:08 PM
  44. eiling lim said...

    Looks like I have to brush up on some reading on books by Malaysian writers.

    September 27, 2009 at 1:30 PM
  45. Ice said...

    The covers of her books are so cute. I hardly read books by Malaysian authors, they are mostly Americans and British authors.

    I bet those are real cool. Perhaps you should blog about the best part of the book(s) when you finish them :).

    September 27, 2009 at 1:34 PM
  46. donna said...

    just read throught the comments..
    everyone says her book is nice..
    hmmm.. feel like buying already

    September 27, 2009 at 2:17 PM
  47. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, if you enjoy reading her articles in The Star, then you will love her books! Happy weekend to you! : )

    September 27, 2009 at 5:04 PM
  48. foongpc said...

    mariuca, thanks! Yes, her books are really enjoyable to read! Funny and entertaining.

    Screamyx? Haha! Is that a typo or you purposely call it like that? Maybe we should call it Screamyx instead of Streamyx. Sure makes you want to scream when the connection is slow! LOL!

    September 27, 2009 at 5:07 PM
  49. foongpc said...

    mei teng, reading is one thing but putting them into practice is another : )

    September 27, 2009 at 5:09 PM
  50. foongpc said...

    cher, yes! : )

    September 27, 2009 at 5:10 PM
  51. foongpc said...

    sylvester, yup! : )

    September 27, 2009 at 5:11 PM
  52. foongpc said...

    merryn, you should go get her books. And save it for those days when your internet is down. Sure can entertain you! : )

    September 27, 2009 at 5:13 PM
  53. foongpc said...

    eiling, yeah, maybe you should! : )

    September 27, 2009 at 5:14 PM
  54. foongpc said...

    ai shiang, I read a lot of non Malaysian books too but I find some Malaysian books really good! Yes, I will blog about the books I read in future : )

    September 27, 2009 at 5:15 PM
  55. foongpc said...

    donna, you should buy and read it! I guarantee it's nice especially the book "Honk! If You're Malaysian" : )

    September 27, 2009 at 5:17 PM
  56. jam said...

    You said the book contains info on garbage enzyme? Garbage enzyme is strictly for external use only. I can't imagine someone uses it for brushing teeth!

    September 27, 2009 at 9:47 PM
  57. Tes said...

    really nice of her to send you the book! looks interesting!

    September 28, 2009 at 3:00 AM
  58. Bengbeng said...

    i will watch out for this book in our local book stores

    September 28, 2009 at 5:19 AM
  59. Bluedreamer said...

    hi foong thanks for dropping by at my "song to remember"

    September 28, 2009 at 6:40 AM
  60. Ayie said...

    thanks foong! you really like that paper puzzle =)

    ps...you still write lob=nger posts than me! hehee

    September 29, 2009 at 1:23 AM
  61. Lisa said...

    ah I should get it when I was over in Msia last week :S damn... coz i was looking for some entertaining books to read and I saw these few books....from her...

    alright that is going into my reading list :D

    September 29, 2009 at 7:31 AM
  62. levian said...

    i have yet catch these books. maybe i should start looking out for them. :)

    September 29, 2009 at 8:30 AM
  63. foongpc said...

    jam, that's what I heard from my mom's friend! Maybe I heard wrongly?

    September 29, 2009 at 8:40 PM
  64. foongpc said...

    tes, yes it's nice of her and yes, it's an interesting book! Thanks for dropping by! : )

    September 29, 2009 at 8:41 PM
  65. foongpc said...

    bengbeng, yeah, go and get it! : )

    September 29, 2009 at 8:41 PM
  66. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer, no problem! I love dropping by your blogs : )

    September 29, 2009 at 8:42 PM
  67. foongpc said...

    ayie, yeah, nice paper transformer! Haha!

    I still think this post of mine is shorter than yours! ; )

    September 29, 2009 at 8:43 PM
  68. foongpc said...

    lisalicious, yeah go get it! You will enjoy it, trust me! : )

    September 29, 2009 at 8:44 PM
  69. foongpc said...

    levian, oh yeah, you should. The books are fun to read, especially "Honk! If You're Malaysian". I would say that's the best book to entertain yourself! : )

    September 29, 2009 at 8:45 PM
  70. Ayie said...

    ok foong, i give in...this will never stop =)

    i tend to write long when i feel like venting out so expect more long posts from me =P

    September 30, 2009 at 1:36 AM
  71. Monica said...

    I haven't read these books yet.. but sounds really interesting!

    September 30, 2009 at 8:04 PM
  72. Lydia Teh said...

    Hi Foong, Thanks so much for helping me promote my books. I appreciate your help. Seems like lots of your blog readers haven't come across my books, and now thanks to you, they may go out and buy them :) Happy reading,guys. As for Eh Poh Nim, she hasn't been very active in The Star as I'd been really busy. But I hope to knock out a couple of pieces soon.

    October 1, 2009 at 9:34 AM
  73. foongpc said...

    lydia teh, you are welcome. Will look forward to read Eh Poh Nim in The Star soon! : )

    October 5, 2009 at 4:25 PM