Posts Tagged ‘The Scissor Sharpener’s Daughter’

Writing a book has given me the opportunity to speak in the public as well as to read in front of an audience. It was a wonderful experience. I must thank those who made this happened.

Tomorrow, I am going to meet my former school mates again after a lapse of 30 years.  I am looking forward to tell them about my book.


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“The Scissor Sharpener’s Daughter”





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My book, “The Scissor Sharpener’s Daughter” is now available in both Ipoh and Gopeng. In Ipoh, you can find it at Ipoh Old Town, No.6 Jalan Panglima, 30000 Ipoh, Perak. Look for Encik Othman or his wife, Puan Laila and they will be ready to serve you. They can be reached at 012-5673522.

In Gopeng, the book is available in the famous Gopeng Museum Management Society which is located at 28, Eu Kong Street, Gopeng. Call Mr. Phang See Kong for a copy as gift for friends or relatives this coming Chinese New Year. His mobile number is 016-5421287.

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My online bookstore

> 188 Hugh Low Street Online Bookshop (Facebook)

> 188 Hugh Low Street Online Bookshop (Blog)

Book Price (paperback) : RM 32.90 per copy (excluding postage or delivery charges)

ISBN 978-967-12269-1-9 (printed book)

Story Book_ebook_split_1  ISBN

E-Book (in e-flip version)You can view it only with PC(desktop) or laptop which is running Microsoft Windows O/S

such as Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows Xp, but NOT other than these.

This downloadable e-Book NOT supported with any iPhone, iPad or any smart phone or android tablet.

E-book price (soft copy) : RM 18.80 per copy

e – ISBN 978-967-12269-0-2 (e Book)

Ipohgal e-ISBN

Also available at the following friendly bookstores

Badan Warisan Malaysia
Outlets at:-
> No.2 Jalan Stonor, 50450 Kuala Lumpur,
> Suffolk House at No.250 Jalan Air Itam, 10460 Georgetown, Penang
> No.8 Herren Street at No.8 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka.

Silverfish Books
Address: 28 Jalan Telawi,
Bangsar Baru,
59100 Bangsar Baru,
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Phone:03-2284 4837

Nutmeg Publishing

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Life is so much better with a reason to get out of bed in the morning! Embrace your passion today!

Be fabulous today!!!

My book is now available @ Badan Warisan Malaysia.

188 Hugh Low Street, Ipoh


Thanks to a friend’s help, my book is now available at Badan Warisan Malaysia‘s gift shop along with other books about Malaysia’s heritage. I was so proud to find my book is now being displayed next to Dr. Ho Tak Ming’s “When Tin Is King.”

You can find Badan Warisan Malaysia‘s outlets at:-

> No.2 Jalan Stonor, 50450 Kuala Lumpur,
> Suffolk House at No.250 Jalan Air Itam, 10460 Georgetown, Penang
> No.8 Herren Street at No.8 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka.

This is an apt move for 188 Hugh Low Street is a heritage building and my book is about growing up in this heritage building. Badan Warisan Malaysia is a non-profit organisation committed to the conservation, preservation and promotion of Malaysia’s built heritage.

Thanks, everyone, for your help and support in bringing my book to more people.



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Reunion after 30 years

This trip back to Ipoh is very special for me because I also got to meet Madam Tan Meng Eng nee Mrs. Wong Yew Choong who was my form teacher in MGS in 1981 when I was in Form Five. It’s been 32 years since we last met when I left school after SPM……………. read more



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Yeah…….! More book sales at Falim House and on the streets of Ipoh old town……

Wow….. I sold a few books during my visit to Falim House in Ipoh. Surprisingly, I met Chew Beng Hian’s brother, Ignatius Chew who was at Falim House too. And he bought a copy of my book. Before leaving Falim House, I met Dr. Raj Paramjoothy from Klinik Raj and he too, bought a copy of my book as a gift for his young son named Kuhan who followed his dad to Falim House.

Later at Ipoh old town, more sales coming my way when I gathered enough courage to approach some strangers on the street and told them about my book. The result was surprising. What an awesome opportunity!

I sold a few more books to the folks on the street of Ipoh old town………….read more



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Double rainbows in Kuala Lumpur…..

What a wonderful day…….!
This morning I delivered my book “The scissor sharpener’s daughter” to my friend who came back from Belgium.
Awesome…… To my surprise they love it, bought a few more as gifts to friends in Belgium and Holland……….read more


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You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

I just took the first step on the night of August 3rd at the Ipoh ACS Alumni Dinner held at Kinta Riverfront Hotel and was richly rewarded.

My first customer that night was a friendly and cheerful lady by the name of Madam Tan Kit Pheng. She need no persuasion to buy my book. Standing at my stall, giving me a very broad smile, all she did was just take a look at my book and declared firmly, “Okay, I want to have a copy of your book!” and that started the ball rolling………………read more


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 More update from my

Book preview :    “The scissor sharpener’s daughter”

Purchase book online :   https://188hughlowstreet.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/online-bookshop-the-stories-of-the-scissors-sharpeners-daughter/

facebook :   https://www.facebook.com/188HughLowStreetOnlineBookshop

blogsite :     https://188hughlowstreet.wordpress.com/

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