Saturday, 1 May 2010

Choc a Blogger

Back in March, our life seemed a blur. We were running on empty, scrambling around London, feverishly trying to get our first event, the YES Bazaar off the ground.

Despite all the madness, in between putting up posters, we managed to grab a bite to eat at the many Malaysian eateries dotted around London. One afternoon, we decided to take a breather and grab lunch at Tuk Din, arguably one of the best Malaysian restaurants in London.

Sh sat down with her sister, waiting for Fa. She noticed sitting behind her was the one and only Choc a Blogger and renowned journalist, Zaharah Othman, affectionately known as Kak Teh. Of course, Sh jumped at the chance to say "Hello". This woman, was a legendary blogger as she has interviewed or met ALMOST EVERYONE....From Alex Ferguson, to the Jacksons, to Amy Search, to Hollywood actresses. She is sent all over the world to interview or follow Malaysian politicos. Her friends include Malaysia's celebrated Shoemaker.

And yet there she was in Tukdin, tapping away at her Netbook, her graceful looks hidden coyly behind a Malaysian style veil. She responded to Sh in soft and soothing motherly voice, which instantly brings you back straight to happy childhood memories. Fa came and had a chat and we proceeded to have our meal.

Kak Teh joined us a later and we had a nice informal chat cum interview as she explained she was intrigued by the YES Bazaar we were organizing. Her approach was Oprah-like, making us feel comfortable and relaxed conversing with her, as we would to an old friend.

She is generous in spirit and went on to blog ( about us and write about us for Malaysia's New Straits Times ( Her ever so subtle power in reaching out to readers is amazing. She definitely heightened our profiles after her articles was published. And she did that for many of the stallholders of the YES Bazaar, who like FASH had just embarked on the rollercoaster life of an Entrepreneur. And we can't thank her enough.

Thank you and see you soon Kak Teh!

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