Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
♥ Disney Princess Little Golden Book Favorites Volume 1
♥ Disney Princess Little Golden Book Favorites Volume 2
♥ Disney Book & CD Slipcase: My Favorites Adventures
♥ 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up by Julia Eccleshare
♥ Bambert's Book of Missing Stories by Reinhardt Jung
♥ Learning About Islam (For Kids) by Saniyasnain Khan & Maryam Kinte
♥ Alice Through the Looking-Glass (Usborne Reading Series)
♥ 21 Tip Bagi Yang Sukar Solat Subuh by Syaikh Muhammad Shalih Al-Munajjid
♥ "Chuggington" Mini Paperback: Hodge and the Magnet (Chuggington Mini Collection)
♥ Gyo Fujikawa’s A to Z by Gyo Fujikawa
♥ Are You a Snail? by Judy Allen
♥ Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wyane Jones
♥ Ruth Heller’s How to Hide Butterfly and Other Insects by Ruth Heller
♥ Are You an Ant? By Judy Allen
♥ How do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
♥ Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
♥ The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
♥ Miracle-Gro Complete Guide to Houseplants by Miracle-Gro
♥ Cinderella's Fairy-Tale Wedding: A Royal Book and Dress-Up Kit
♥ The Bibliophile's Devotional: 365 Days of Literary Classics by Hallie Ephron
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I’m very sleepy today. My daughter wakes me up at 1 am, just to ask me to read to her. I was angry at the beginning but then I know if I didn’t fulfill her request, she will not go to bed. She already chosen what book to read and before I start my son came and joins us for the bedtime stories. At first, I read to them Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The second story was Little Red Riding Hood. I thought, we going to end the session after the second story, but my son begged me to read Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Oh well, I cannot disappointed them. Besides, I loved to read to them. So, I read to them and end up we sleep at 2 am. What a night!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Yesterday I received my books which I order from Pansing (one of our supplier). They have this event called Pansing Partner’s Day, where they give attractive discount to their business partner. Most of the books I ordered is nonfiction books. I did ordered picture books but they don't have stock. They only sent me one title which is Emily Gravett's The Odd Egg. My daughter very excited and can’t wait for me to read to them.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Last night I’ve read four books to my children, two for Sofea and two for Anwar. As usual, Sofea will choose her princess books and Anwar will choose his train and bugs books. I still haven’t figured out why Sofea so attached with all this princess-thingy especially Disney Princess and Barbie. She will fight with her brother if he claimed that all her book ‘mengarut’/nonsense. She will say all her brother’s books are ‘mengarut’ too. Even during our bedtime stories, they will quarrel and claim that their book is the best one. I have to explain to them why we need to read both fiction and non fiction. Even though Sofea is only 4 years old, but I have to control her obsession with all this princess-thingy before it’s become worst. Yes, I want her to be a reader but not a reader who only read all this princess-thingy books. So, one of my missions is to make sure she like to reads all kind of book include her brother bugs book. ^_^
Friday, October 22, 2010
Doctors are human beings and, thus are prone to biases, distortions of perspective and blind spots. But doctors have the capacity to learn from their mistakes, overcome built-in biases, and guard against the kinds of thinking errors that in other professions might be an annoyance. (Page 271)
“There’s no shame in intubating the esophagus”, he said. But there is shame in not checking or catching the error. Errors themselves are unavoidable. Mistakes will always happen – all types of mistakes, from the technical to the cognitive. But that doesn’t mean we throw up our hands in helplessness. The key is designing our systems, our procedures, our protocols and our own thinking process to minimize mistakes as much as possible and then to catch mistakes when they are made.(page 272)
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Next year Anwar, my eldest son will be in standard one. I’m a bit worried because he cannot read yet. He can spell the words but don’t know how to pronounce them. I tried the Ladybird Keyword series but don’t help much. My children don’t really like the classic-look of the book (remember Peter and Jane). So, I try out the Usborne Reading Programme series. It’s divided into four levels according to the words per book; Level One – up to 150 words per book, Level Two – up to 250 words per book, Level Three – up to 450 words per book and Level Four – up to 750 words per book. So, I bought two titles from the First Level, The Three Wishes and The Ant and the Grasshopper. My children seem to enjoy the books especially Anwar and he even try to read it by himself.With delightful illustrations and easy-to-read text, these series is very good for beginner reader like my children. For further information find out at www.usborne.com
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I'm in love with Gyo Fujikawa's illustrations. Thanks to Iza who introduced her books to me. Now I'm starting to collect all her books and what thrills me more is that there's going to be a reprint edition of Gyo Fujukawa's A to Z in September (ISBN:9781402768187). Gyo Fujikawa was an American illustrator and children's book author. She wrote more than 50 books and her books are regularly in reprint. Her paintings of children are recognizable for their happy faces, rosy cheeks and simple dots for eyes. Her most popular book is Babies and Baby Animals. I bought a copy of Baby Animals recently and started reading it to my children. They really loved it. Every time I read to them, they will giggle and ask me to re-read again.
Monday, July 26, 2010
I bought this book a few month ago.I fall in loved with the adorable illustrations by Eloise Wilkin. This book are one of my children favorite book. They will asked me to read to them during bedtime story. and I never get bored to read aloud to them over and over again.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Finally, the paperback version of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol is here. Normally, the paperback versions are only available a year after the hardcover release, but this time it was released earlier. I think it's a wise decision from the publishers, to remind us to get back to our books after a quiet month due to the football hype. This book will be available in all bookstores and in Kinokuniya customers can enjoy 20% off with purchase of other items. Happy selling and happy reading!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
This month I supposed to cut down my spending on books. that the advice I received from my colleague who work in bank. The problem is I cannot stop myself. For instance today, I went to MPH to bought The Malay Dilemma but end up buying another three children books with me. any idea to get rid of this bad habit?
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Last night I managed to reads two books for them. We really enjoyed it especially Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. I still can hear their laughter, when I read to them the part where mother owl remind Little Hoot 10 more minutes before he can go to bed. One minute, two minutes, three minutes .....