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Thank you to all who came for my book signing!

14 Nov

Yay! My Hello Kitty Crochet Author Showcase and Signing appearance at Kinokuniya, Suria KLCC was a tremendous success! My books were all sold out that day, and I got to meet so many new friends, and also had a mini reunion with some of my relatives, ex-colleagues and high school mates (and even my bosses from work)!

Here’s a snapshot of my mom, sis and little niece before the people started streaming in! The event was supposed to start at 2pm, but when I began setting up at 12.45pm, I suddenly had Hello Kitty enthusiasts coming up to the table to enquire about the book! (some tiny fans even took to “re-arranging” my dolls for me!)

hello kitty crochet book signing

A big thank you to Kinokuniya for allowing me to run the show, and even put up a TV to play my stop-motion animation on loop! I got my good friend Kenneth to help with “hosting” the session to make things more interesting from a non-crafter point of view 🙂

hello kitty crochet book signing at kinokuniya

hello kitty crochet book signing at kinokuniya

A friend also came in full Hello Kitty gear (aprons, bows and stuff) and everyone thought she was the “mascot”! Thank you so much to Joyce for spicing things up for all those who came!

hello kitty crochet book signing

hello kitty crochet book signing at kinokuniya

I really didn’t expect that so many people would show up! It really made me feel like a celebrity for the day, and I even received a small gift (a sweet needle-felted bunny) from a fellow crafter!

hello kitty crochet book signing at kinokuniya

I only wished I had more time to speak to everyone. The line was really long (a good thing that is!) during the book signing so it was all I could do to speed things along. Hopefully, I managed to spend an equal amount of time with everyone. Send me a mail if you want to continue talking! 🙂

hello kitty crochet book signing at kinokuniya

hello kitty crochet book signing at kinokuniya

amigurumei

To those who took the time to come meet me on this special day, thank you so much! I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did 🙂

hello kitty crochet book signing at kinokuniya

hello kitty crochet book signing at kinokuniya

It’s been a dream come true for so many people around the world to own a piece of my work. My book is now Number 1 on Kinokuniya’s Bestseller list, so technically, I’m a bestselling author!

やった! Here’s to greater things to come!

amigurumei

P/S These pictures were generously taken by my friends Raymond Ooi, Evonne Loh and my hubby too 🙂

 

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Hello Kitty Crochet Showcase and Signing appearance at Kinokuniya, Suria KLCC

8 Nov

Konnichiwa!

My Hello Kitty Crochet Showcase and Signing appearance will be happening tomorrow!

Venue: Main Entrance, Kinokuniya Bookstores, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

Date: Sunday, Nov 9

Time: 2pm

Description: I’ll be sharing an amigurumi demo at 2pm, and then proceed on with the book signing and some photo opportunities if time permits!

Psst: Come in your Hello Kitty gear or bring along your amigurumi softies and we’ll take a few selfies together!

It’s been a fun and at times, crazy, adventure prepping for this day. I spent a lot of time remaking some of the Sanrio pals and also a 7-inch tall Hello Kitty so that everyone can take a selfie with it! 🙂

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So many people have been asking about where they can buy my book, so I’ll be addressing that here:

WHERE TO BUY MY BOOK:

1) In the US & European regions, my book can be found in all major bookstores.

2) For the rest of the world, you can purchase via Amazon.com, or at any Kinokuniya bookstore in your country (and yes, that includes Malaysia).

Here’s a glimpse of my book and amigurumi on display at Kinokuniya, Suria KLCC, for those who haven’t been to visit yet 🙂 It was a hurried picture taken after the guard (not a Hello Kitty fan for sure!) said “No photos! And no moving the books!”, after my husband attempted to “organise” some books that were blocking my dolls, haha!

amigurumei at kinokuniya

And here’s a closer look:

amigurumei at kinokuniya

 

My kind editor also did a full-page write-up of my amigurumi adventures in our national newspaper (I work there as a features journalist). You can read the full article here: Malaysian crafter crochets her way into the pages of Hello Kitty

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And then there’s the super-sweet feature in SuperCuteKawaii.com! Now I’m officially a Super Cute Creator! Read more here.

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Come find me tomorrow at Kinokuniya, Suria KLCC (2pm) and we’ll chat more! I can’t wait!

 

 

amiguruMEI in Chinese Daily Nanyang

4 Aug

A couple of months ago, I was featured in a local Chinese daily, Nanyang Siang Pau. It was such an honour to be interviewed by senior writer Bee Lay (who shares the same name as I do, only spelled and pronounced in a different Chinese dialect).

I was in haphazard mode when the interview was done – I had only slept for a couple of hours the night before after going on a one-day trip to an indigenous settlement about four hours away from home, for work. But the photographer was superb!

I love the picture on the cover of the features section!I

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I can’t read a word of Chinese (but I can make out some Japanese kanji!) so I got my good friend Samantha Lee to read it out aloud for me 🙂 If her name sounds familiar, well, she’s appeared in tons of international media! Check out her blog here. Her instagram @leesamantha is fantabulous!

XOXO

 

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