Category Archives: Books

Books Read in Aug-Oct ‘14

74 - Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts75 - I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella77 - HRH by Danielle Steel81 - Irresistible Forces by Danielle Steel76 - You Can Create Wealth by Tan Teck Beng and KC See79 - Billionaire Expresso - a Recharge for Entrepreneur by Benson Wong 78 - We're Not Perfect, We're Just Parents by Sherry Tian80 - 100 Ways to Make Your Baby Smile by Dawn Bates

Books Read in June/July ‘14

71 - Do you wear suspenders by Lydia Teh72 - Family Ties by Danielle Steel73 - The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

Books Read in May’14

18 Upsy Down Town 68 - Clueless McGee by Jeff Mack May'14 69 - Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella May'14 70 - Big Girl by Danielle Steel May'14

Books Read in April ‘14

61 - Breakfast at Sally's by Richard LeMieux April '1467 - Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella April'1462 Lucy and the Sea Monster by Karen Dolby April'1463 - Uncle Pete the Pirate by Susannah Leigh April'1464 - The Talking Shoes by Enid Blyton April'1465 - I'm Not a Supermouse Geronimo Stilton April'1466 - The Peculiar Pumpkin Thief Geronimo Stilton April '14
14 A Baby's First Word Book of Animals15 A Child's First Book of Prayers by Marjorie Newman16 Big Mum Plum by Daniel Postgate17 Mess Monsters by Piers Harper

Diary of a SAHM – Day 36

Diary of a SAHM – Day 36






Famous BM Yam Rice @ Jalan Murthy for lunch…
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Bukit Mertajam Public Library
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“Bone-less” dinner – special request from hubby…
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Diary of a SAHM – Day 30

Diary of a SAHM – Day 30

Today, we visited “Perpustakaan Siber Ilmu” @ AEON Jusco Bandar Perda. I love libraries and it’s simply awesome to find one in a shopping mall. What a great idea! Wouldn’t it be great if there’s a library in every shopping mall in Malaysia?

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The plan was to ‘drop by’
to return library books and then borrow new ones (i.e. in and out in less than half an hour), BUT I got stuck here browsing for teaching materials as well as books for Joshayne and myself.

As we were not allowed to bring the stroller into the library, Kiate offered to take Joshayne to MrDIY (a hardware shop) instead. Kiate’s a handyman and he loves to check out the tools and stuff there. MrDIY is to Kiate what a library is to me.

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Superman pose~

This is what we usually do when we see a full-length mirror…

Another ‘attraction’ at the mall… =D

Mummy’s weight = 35.6kg
Mummy + Baby = 44.0kg
Baby’s weight = 44.0kg – 35.6kg = 8.4kg

Time for a quick nap… Zzzz…

Time for a quick nap… Zzzz…

Books Read in March’14

56 - How To Get Ideas by Jack Foster March Week 157 - Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie60 - French Parents Dont Give In by Pamela Druckerman58 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney59 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a SAHM – Day 24

Diary of a SAHM – Day 24

8 Mirabelle and the Butterfly by Michael Muller9 Fluffy Animals Baby Touch and Feel10 Stories of Jesus
Books Read to Joshayne – March Week 5

Diary of a SAHM – Day 15

Diary of a SAHM – Day 15

We visited another library this weekend. This time we went to Seberang Jaya State Library. *happy* I think I’ve fallen in love with Penang public libraries.

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i-PlayToy Library

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Good to see that all the facilities were fully utilized.

What do I like about the libraries here?

  1. Easy registration: Just go to the counter with your IC and you can get registered on the spot. You don’t even have to fill in any form.
  2. The annual membership fee is only RM2 for adults and RM1 for children. As a member, you can borrow up to 4 books, 1 magazine and 1 media each time for two weeks. You can call them if you need to renew.
  3. You can borrow and return books at any of the libraries. For example, I borrowed books from the Simpang Ampat Town Library last week and returned them here. They even have mini libraries in shopping complexes (AEON Jusco and Komtar). Here’s a list of the state, branch and town libraries in Penang:

Penang State Library (HQ)

JKR 2118 Jalan Perpustakaan,
Seberang Jaya, 13700 Prai,
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Tel: 04-3902387 (counter) 04-3971058 (office)

Branch Libraries

George Town Library
JKR 2936, Jalan Scotland,
10450 Pulau Pinang.
Tel : 04-2293555

Children’s Library
No 11, Jalan Scotland,
10450 Pulau Pinang.
Tel : 04-2287010

Balik Pulau Library
Lot 162, Mukim G, Jalan Balik Pulau,
11000 Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang.
Tel : 04-8665689

Jawi Library
Sungai Jawi, 14300 Seberang Perai Selatan.
Tel : 04-5824224

Bukit Mertajam Library
No 29, Jalan Pegawai,
14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang.
Tel : 04-5392619

Bertam Library

JKR (P) 2687, Jalan Bertam 2,
13200 Kepala Batas, Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang.
Tel: 04-5750687

Town Libraries

Bagan Ayam Town Library
No.15, Jalan Bulan,
Taman Bagan Ayam,
13000 Butterworth.
Tel: 04-3331705

Simpang Ampat Town Library
No. 63, Jalan Tambun Indah 1,
Taman Tambun Indah,
14100 Simpang Ampat.
Tel: 04-5881421

Tasek Gelugor Town Library
No.49, Jalan Komersial 2,
Pusat Komersial Tasek Gelugor,
13300 Tasek Gelugor, Seberang Perai Utara.

Shopping Centre Libraries

AEON Jusco Cyber Ilmu Library
Tel: 04-5383701

Cyber Ilmu KOMTAR Library
Tel: 04-2634434

Bayan Baru Cyber Ilmu Library
Tel: 04-6463653

Opening Hours:


Lunch at Subway @ Sunway Carnival Mall
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Fooling around at Toys“R”Us @ Sunway Carnival Mall
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Diary of a SAHM – Day 11

Diary of a SAHM – Day 11

2 Little Lost Puppy3 The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter4 Daniel in the Lions' Den
Books read to Joshayne – March Week 3

56 - How To Get Ideas by Jack Foster March Week 157 - Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie
Books I read in March 2014…

Note to self:

  • How to Get Ideas by Jack Foster
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    -Become idea prone
    -Set your mind on goals
    -Be more like a child
    -Get more inputs
    -Screw up your courage
    -Rethinking your thinking
    -Learn how to combine

    Step 1: Define the Problem
    Step 2: Gather Information
    Step 3: Search for the Idea
    Step 4: Forget About It
    Step 5: Put the Idea into Action

  • Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie
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    – Find Your Story
    – Face Your Fears
    – Be Resourceful without Resources
    – Keep it Simple
    – Build Trust
    – Giving is Good Business