This collection of short stories allows a peek into the personal real life events of an individual named Gan Siew Hua which yielded many inspiring lessons and motivations as the stories unraveled. In Given Another Chance…, the author had death staring in her face when the boat carrying her and her family members capsized near Perhentian Island. Finding My Motivation to Study, is a poignant story of how her life was completely transformed when one day she looked out of the window and saw the silhouette of her mother against a giant truck, begging the driver to wait for her own children. My Scuffle with a Thief was a hilarious real life event of the author who found herself on the motorbike of a thief who attempted to steal her purse. A Visit to the Old Folks Home tells of another touching story of how the author’s life was lifted when she attempted to lift that of others. Overall, the book is a daring but delightful look at what it really takes to be a human who has been thrown various life challenges. The book is filled with personal accounts which can help others realize their true potentials. Bluntly honest and at times, funny, this is a book for everyone who has ever been shaken in their lives and needs a wake-up call.
Preface Chapter 1: Given Another Chance Chapter 2: Finding my motivation to study Chapter 3: Awie Chapter 4: The wrath of the monitor lizard Chapter 5: A Visit to the Old Folks Home Chapter 6: My Scuffle With A Thief Chapter 7: The team Marathon Chapter 8: Of pregnancy and labor Chapter 9: Pregnancy tips for hubby Chapter 10: The Beautiful Lady At the Hairdresser Chapter 11: The baby Chapter 12: Under attack Chapter 13: Of Life and Death and Other Childhood Concerns Bonus Chapter: Life advices About the Author
Gan Siew Hua is a Professor in a Medical School in Universiti Sains Malaysia. She writes regularly and has published several books including children’s books and books on proper usage of common medicines for general readers. She loves writing and regularly conducts scientific writing workshops in Malaysia to lecturers and postgraduates. Nevertheless, she feels that her greatest achievement is her four young lovely daughters. For more information, updated biography, signed copies of books, news about her workshops, and to send queries and comments directly to the author, go to www.gansiewhua.com.