Two of Sunway University’s academic staff were special guest speakers at the recent POPULAR Mega Book Fair. Associate Professor Dr Alvin Ng from the Department of Psychology and Ms Tan Siew Imm from the Centre for English Language Studies had their sessions on 26 August and 27 August respectively.
Dr Alvin Ng shared tips on inculcating skills for daily happiness investment using five common deeds, which include greeting, giving, gratitude, glorifying skillfulness, and giggling – the 5Gs. He is currently writing a book on the 5Gs, which will be published next year by Sunway University Press.
Ms Tan Siew Imm, the lexicographer of the Penang Hokkien-English Dictionary, discussed about the unique origin of Penang Hokkien and how it is not the only language to use borrowed words from other languages. The Penang Hokkien-English Dictionary can be purchased through Sunway University Press.
The POPULAR Mega Book Fair, a collaboration between Popular Book Co (M) Sdn Bhd and the Sunway Education Group, was held at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre from 25 August to 3 September 2017.