Sunday, May 31, 2009

Interviewed by Personal Money magazine

A few months ago, I was interviewed by Siew May from Personal Money magazine, and now the June '09 issue has finally hit the stands! Let's have a look!

The article Siew May wrote is called "15 ways to make more money".

And look! Here I am on page 70, where I share my thoughts on writing on a part-time basis. I've been struggling with the term "freelance" for a while now, since I'm not actually self-employed. I do, in fact, have a fulfilling full-time career, I just write on the side. Moonlighting is probably the better term for it, which is why I chose the online moniker "Moonlight" and decided to name my blog "Writing by Moonlight". Coincidentally, I do write "by moonlight" (at night).

Thanks Siew May! It's a wonderful article ;)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Taking minutes

In the last two days, I've been in several rather intense meetings that lasted almost the entire working day. Things is, I was the one taking down the minutes. They've got to be perfect for Monday, so guess how I'll be spending my weekend! God, I'm exhausted just thinking about it.

In any case, I take as much pride in my minute writing, as I do in my other writing pursuits. So as soon as my brain wakes up, I'll give it my all. For all you dedicated fellow minute takers out there, I don't need to tell you that "it's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it"...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ending bedtime battles @

If you have kids, you'll know that bedtime can be a battle of wits. Rest assured, you are not alone. I recently wrote about my personal struggles with my preschooler in an article for Venus. Here's an excerpt:

"It’s 10.00 pm and I’ve finally managed to get my preschooler to sleep. He usually obeys and nods off at 8.30 to 9.00 pm, but tonight, he resisted. First, he needed his favourite soft toy, then he needed a glass of water, after that, he needed to go to the bathroom… it seemed to drag and drag, with no end in sight. Finally, he fell asleep out of exhaustion, I think. That’s a bad thing, because he’s got school tomorrow, and I don’t want him to be sleepy at school."

To check out the full article, just follow this link:

Tom, Dick and Harry @

Who are Tom, Dick and Harry? Well, I recently learnt some interesting facts about them, and wrote an article for Venus.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

On the front page

Dear, dear... it's been an exhausting, albeit rather exciting and utterly weird week for me. My husband, my colleagues and I have been working very hard to put together the latest exhibition at the IAMM, entitled "A Decade of Dedication". The PM came to launch it on Friday, with the First Lady of Malaysia.

As if that wasn't exciting enough, Tun Dr Mahathir, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah, Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim and Datin Seri Utama Masnah Rais were special guests at the ceremony. I had the honour of giving the PM, his wife and the special guests a tour of the exhbition. My tummy felt like it was hosting a Monarch butterfy migration.

That same morning, I appeared on Malaysia Hari Ini (TV3) at about 8.30 a.m. Then, later, I was told I popped up on TV again during the evening news. That earned me a number of sms from friends who gave me a ribbing about about my 15 seconds of "fame". An aunt, who saw me on TV, called up my mum to tell her about it.

To my mild horror, on Saturday, mum told me that I appeared with the PM in most major Malaysian newspapers. Berita Harian even put the PM on the front page due to his comments on the DUN Perak incident. I happened to be in the picture with him. Yikes. Apparently, a few of my very observant relatives saw me in the papers and told my elder brother about it.

I haven't seen any of the papers, but I got to see an online article of one of them. Yikes.

Anyway, to celebrate Mother's Day, my husband and I went and got our first ever foot massages. It was good, we'll be back!

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