Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Biography of Michelle Looi

Michelle Looi is a retired educator. She lives in Batu Gajah, Perak, Malaysia. She enjoys gardening,writing, singing, painting, reading, being with friends and being alone. She hopes to use her interests to build Platforms of Love to reach out. And to touch.

Her carefree days take her to visit her children and grandchildren. And to do retreats. During her travels, she has gained insights into many simple things and meaningful living. She has used these insights in her writing. Together, with friends' contribution, she has compiled these writings in a book, seeds of zen.

She hopes to find a publisher who shares her view on spirituality (doing good from one's heart following the teachings of Buddha and Jesus) to publish her book.

Her first book Great Mums! Great kids! published by Pelanduk Publications in 1993 is available in MPH Bookstores.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Merdeka Promotion

You can purchase Great Mums! Great Kids! with a 20% discount at MPH Bookstores as partof the 'Merdeka' promotion. The promotion starts on 18 May 2007.

Monday, May 14, 2007

A Great Day!

We planned, we rehearsed, we waited.

The crowd trickled in from 3pm. We left feeling overwhelmed. It was a great day because the audience appreciated the session.

See more pictures and the video recording.

Tell with me whether you want me to come and share at your nearest neighboring bookstore or area.

Personal thanks to Ms Chong and Mrs Phang of Pelanduk Publications and staff of MPH Midvalley for making it happened!

*The session was held on Mother's Day (13May2007) in MPH Midvalley, Kuala Lumpur.

Friday, May 11, 2007

You Are Invited!

I will be holding the 1st Talkshop session.

The concept of a Talkshop is to talk and shop for ideas! It's as good as shopping (and you do not spend money) :-)

Venue : MPH Midvalley
Date : Sunday's Mother's Day!
Time : 3-4pm

Special thanks to Pelanduk & MPH for making it happen!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

How to create buzz?

I'm a mother and an author. Not a marketing expert. My son suggested that I tap into the power of the Internet for ideas on how to create buzz during the launch of Great Mums! Great Kids! this coming Mother's Day.

So here I am. Seeking the wisdom of the crowds.

"...large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future."

- James Surowiecki, author of The Wisdom of Crowds.

I look forward to your wisdom!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Book Launch

Great Mums! Great Kids! will be launched this coming Mother's Day in May 2007. Launch details will be available soon.

Readers' comments

"Reading through the wee hours of the morning, I could not put the book down until I’d finished reading it. “Great Mums! Great Kids!” is a great book I would want to read over and over again. It should have been launched years ago because many mums have missed out on that. The nuggets of wisdom gleamed from your book I could never afford to do without. Thanks and God bless." - ML Foo

"Michelle’s words of wisdom, of love, of patience and of understanding are very much needed by parents who are getting bewildered by the complexities of bringing up children who grow up too fast and too soon in these increasingly challenging times." - Evelyn Selvarajah