Nov 14, 2014

Gin&Jacqie organiser bags up for grab for November Top 3 Commenters!

I am excited to announce that Gin&Jacqie is sponsoring November’s giveaways!

Gin & Jacqie™ is a line of bags created by avid traveller and reluctant girl-on-the-go, Jacqueline Ng. In her search for functional everyday bags that are practical and stylish but do not cost a bomb; Jacqie discovered a niche in the market and decided to develop her own line of such bags. In a fast paced world where trends come and go, Gin & Jacqie™ is all about high functionality and performance without sacrificing style or quality. The core focus of the brand is well-made bags that are beautiful and appropriate be carried in any setting, be it the office, the mall or the resort, whatever your inclination. The line focuses on classic shapes are complemented by an array of gorgeous fabrics and innovative detailing. Gin & Jacqie™ bags are made to be timeless and evergreen, to be as relevant today as they will be tomorrow.

The fundamental design principle of Gin & Jacqie™ is the creation of bags that provide long lasting utility, practicality and an unpretentious fashion focus set at palatable prices whilst maintaining a high level of quality. Materials and fabrics are selected to be durable, low on maintenance and wardrobe-friendly.

Jacqueline herself has chosen 3 of her organiser bags to be given away to top 3 commenters:

1st: Slim Ellie I-pad organiser.

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Always wanting the best for the ladies, the I-pad organizer not only protects your I-pad it has all the compartments to put your charger and your necessities in it. Ultra light weight and makes bag swapping a breeze.

  • Two exterior front compartments for your phone and head phone
  • One back exterior compartment to hold tissues and notes
  • One large interior zipper compartment
  • Two pen holders and a key compartment
  • Additional two interior sub – compartments to hold charger and essentials
  • The organizer is fully padded to protect your I-pad
  • Fits both I-pad 1 and I-pad 2

MATERIAL: 230Nylon
SIZE: 26.5cm x 5.5cm x 22cm
STRAP LENGTH: 6.5cm

 

2nd: Organise Maggie

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Now you don’t have to worry about all your essentials spilling out from your bag organizer. This organizer is designed to provide functionality and keep all things essential in sight. Best of all, you can swap handbag to match your outfit, simply by lifting the Bag Organizer out of your current handbag and the entire contents into another bag!

  • Two exterior side compartments for hand creams or sanitizer and I-pod
  • Two back exterior compartment to hold tissues, notes and make-up
  • One front zipper exterior compartment for essentials
  • Four card holder compartments for credit cards and name cards
  • Two large sub-interior compartment to keep keys and digital camera
  • One large interior compartment for wallet and bigger items
  • Comes with a matching tissue holder

MATERIAL: 230T & cotton
SIZE: 22cm x 8cm x 16cm
STRAP LENGTH: 7cm

 

3rd: Mini Glittery Jacq

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A god-send for all ladies who carry bags. This organizer is designed to organize and keep all things essential in sight. Best of all, you can swap handbag to match your outfit, simply by lifting the Bag Organizer out of your current handbag and the entire contents into another bag!

  • Two exterior side compartments for hand creams or sanitizer and I-pod
  • One back exterior compartment to hold tissues and foundation
  • One front exterior compartment for handphone
  • Four pen holders/ makeup pencils and lipsticks
  • Two interior sub – compartments to hold keys and make up essentials
  • One large interior compartment for wallet and bigger items
  • Trimmed with sequins

MATERIAL: Denier & sequins
SIZE: 18cm x 8cm x 13.5cm
STRAP LENGTH: 4.5cm

Enticed? You know what you have to do; be the Top 3 Commenters! Closing date for comments is on November 30, 2014; 11.59pm. Good luck!

Don’t forget to visit Gin&Jacqie’s website for more interesting products! Click on the logo below to go to the website.

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Nov 14, 2014

The Incredible Book Eating Boy warns us not to eat books to be smart

I had this book for many years already. I bought it because I am a fan of Oliver Jeffers and the fact that his picture books are all funny and wonderfully illustrated.

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

The Incredible Book Eating Boy tells a story about Henry who loved books. He loved them so much that he ate them. He started out by eating a single word then he ate the whole sentence until he ate the whole book. The more he ate books, the smarter he became.

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He loved the new him and thought that he will become the most smartest person on earth if he eats more books. He ate more than three books at a time and that was when everything went wrong. He ate too quickly and became ill. All the information was getting all mixed up as he didn’t take the time to digest. When he speaks, words fell out from his mouth and he became not smart. He went to see doctors and they all told him to quit eating book. He did that and slowly began to read. He felt so good and discovered that he loves reading books.

So…, the moral  of the story is: do not try to find shortcut in order to be the smartest person on earth. We must read books; lots of them.

About the book:

Title: The Incredible Book Eating Boy
Published: 2006
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Awards: Bisto Merit Awards

Locally, you can get this book from Kinokuniya Book Store at Suria KLCC and you can also buy online from Amazon.

Credit source:  http://www.oliverjeffers.com/picture-books/incredible-book-eating-boy

 

 

Nov 8, 2014

Top Commenters for Sept/Oct 2014

I had Internet problem and therefore could not update sooner. I do have mobile Internet connection but the mobile WordPress features are limited. Today, the line is good. So, am updating now.

 

Here’s the Top 3 commenters:

 

Syuq wins Handrawn calico bag with my new character (painted in Frankfurt), collection of children’s book catalogues (these are precious for those who like to illustrate and make children’s book), some random postcards from Frankfurt and a book entitled In The Garden of Thoughts, written by Dodinsky and illustrated by Amanda Cass. This book is a New York Times Bestseller.

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Imaisha wins a set of 5 books of Bacalah Sayang series published by DBP,a planner (2013-2017), random postcards and my original painting; “I’m Not A Cat, Just A Girl.

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Glory Jane wins a set of 5 books of Bacalah Sayang series published by DBP and random postcards.

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Syuq, Imaisha and Glory Jane, please e-mail me at emilayusof@gmail.com to claim your prizes. Don;t forget to inlcude mailing address and telephone number for Poslaju purpose ya!

Congrat, ladies!

P/S Will post next giveaways tomorrow night.

Oct 29, 2014

German Digital Deal for My Mother’s Garden

I have good news; My Mother’s Garden (MMG) has been sold to Anja Leidel of KONO Design und Technologie GmbH for world German ebook right. KONO also optioned world German print and digital rights for the series.

It was a case of serendipity when I met Anja at the Frankfurt Book Fair during her very short trip around the fair halls. She was looking for illustrators and I took the chance to introduce myself and my books. I gave her a copy of MMG and two days before I return to Malaysia, she e-mailed me about her intention in translating my book to German and published it as e-book. I quickly jump at the opportunity and now the e-book is at its re-designing stage by Anja.  The enhanced ebook with audio will be published before Christmas this year. It will be made available for sale  at Apple’s iBook Store, and for the Google and Amazons Kindle devices.

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Since it was first published in English, My Mother’s Garden has gone through a second print run and translated into Malay by Malaysian publisher Karangkraf. It has also been animated by Moker Taiwan and English digital rights sold to Perbadanan Kota Buku, Malaysia.

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Oct 27, 2014

Giveaways for Sept/Oct 2014

Here’s what’s in store for the Top 3 commenters for combined months of Sept/Oct 2014:

1st : Handrawn calico bag with my new character (painted in Frankfurt), collection of children’s book catalogues (these are precious for those who like to illustrate and make children’s book), some random postcards from Frankfurt and a book entitled In The Garden of Thoughts, written by Dodinsky and illustrated by Amanda Cass. This book is a New York Times Bestseller.

GAOct01

dodinsky

2nd: A set of 5 books of Bacalah Sayang series published by DBP,a planner (2013-2017), random postcards and my original painting; “I’m Not A Cat, Just A Girl.

GAOct02

notacat

3rd: A set of 5 books of Bacalah Sayang series published by DBP and random postcards.

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Since I posted this quite late, I am extending the closing date for these combined months’ giveaways to 5 November 2014. Happy commenting and good luck!

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