Saturday, October 19, 2013

steve ling and Lian He pau

The Lian He pau published a full page, Thank You reporter Steve Ling.My brother Henry Chan made 2 posters and hang it at the entrance and by the podium during the launch.

Photo: Had an interesting interview with Steve Ling, reporter from Lian He United press.

Friday, October 18, 2013

words of healing

when I first wrote my book Diary of a bereaved mum, I wrote it to help others who were hurting and going through a similar ex...perience of losing and/or lost a child.

I was so pleased that this lady in Miri came specially to buy my book for herself and her friend N who lose her child 4 days ago.

The next day, a friend asked if I gave my book for a mutual friend because I knew that she had lost a son. I didn't. Another mutual friend took me to see her because she was suffering another tribulation. On p, I gave her my book. Her husband wanted to pay me, and I said I wanted to give it to her. I wrote JIA JIA YU BEN NAN NIAN GING. meaning in every house there is hard ship.

L L I feel for you and I hope you will be comforted by the words I wrote.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


History, grief and hard truths in Ann Snow Chin’s books

  • Ann Snow Chin’s books can be purchased from Aptbility Trading Company. Picture: BT/Mei Fung Lee
    Tuesday, October 15, 2013
    APTBILITY Trading Company held a press conference at Ximply Chriz Cafe in Regent Square, Kiulapyesterday to promote the books of Ann Snow Chin, a Sarawak-born, New Zealand-based writer.
    Chin is currently on a tour of Sarawak and Brunei to promote her new books.
    Her book, “From China to Borneo and Beyond”, is a journal that traces the movement of her late ancestors, the Chans and the Kongs, from Kwong Zhou, China to the jungle of Borneo back in 1907.
    The story weaves in details of the Opium war, virgin tropical jungle, the Japanese occupation, and fighting with the communists as some of the difficulties the family went through.
    The journal also records the families’ second wave of movement to England, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Australia, the USA and New Zealand.
    Her second book, “Diary of a Bereaved Mother”, shares her own story of losing her son to a rare disease, and her journey to overcome her own grief while inspiring other bereaved mothers to do the same.
    Her third book, “Mail Order Bride” studies darker social issues that affect today’s society.
    Chin is a member of Sands Manuk in New Zealand, an organisation set up to support parents and families in the Manukau region who have experienced the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or up to a year following a full-term birth.
    Those who are interested in reading Chin’s books may contact the director of Aptbility Trading Company, Wong Nqie Sek at 7112823 to place an order.
    The Brunei Times

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Invite to book Launch.

daughter for the return home 1

Lian He Newspaper has a new article today. We will be touring Kwong Kuok School my great grand Father Chan Kwong Kuok who co-founded the school in 1907 and Gung Min School, my Mother's people had been the board of management.

When Great Grand Father, my Gung Tai started the school for the pioneer children, he had the vision that children should have an education. otherwise they would be forever in the village slaving as a labourer. 

From his foresight, among the Chans, there are 5 lawyers, 3 PhDs, and many highly qualified professions. Many are teachers and principals.